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Is STEM Just About Knowledge?

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Is STEM Just About Knowledge?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and a STEM camp, of course, teaches these inter-connected disciplines through hands-on activities. At Camp Infinity, we take that a step further and teach young people apologetics (faith defense) and how to think biblically about the issues of our day. But is STEM just about knowledge?

Many people, especially young people interested in STEM, believe that it is. These young people are curious and hungry for information and answers—and we love it! Those are exactly the kind of campers we want to come to Ci. But STEM is much more than just information or even problem solving.

Knowledge and the application of a biblical worldview to that knowledge is essential, but STEM is far more than knowledge. It’s learning how to work together to solve problems in a team environment. This is an essential skill in today’s STEM work environment. The image many of us have of a maverick, lone scientist making a ground-breaking discovery is not the norm. Usually problems are solved by many heads put together! That’s why we focus heavily on teamwork and communication—things you can’t learn on the internet or by reading a book or even doing an experiment by yourself.

We often find many of our campers come to Ci with a lot of knowledge but learn even more by working with the other campers and counselors. We seek to encourage our campers to:

1) recognize the gifts God has given them.

2) realize those gifts are for the sole purpose of pointing others to Christ and thereby bring glory to their Creator.

3) learning how to use their gifts to work with others, humbling themselves for the good of the team and glory of God.

It is our sincere prayer that every Ci camper will not only seek knowledge but will learn how to use it for the glory of their great Savior and Creator, Jesus Christ.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

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Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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Max Lorentz

Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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