Make and Create STEM Challenge
Dates: July 28-August 2, 2019 – 6 days and 5 nights
Base Camp: Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Lincolnville
The University of Maine’s 4-H Camp at Tanglewood in Lincolnville, Maine is the perfect location to experience adventure and community while mastering skills as part of a traditional residential camp. Participants in Tanglewood’s Make and Create STEM Challenge will discover the connections between elements of science, art, engineering, and physics and everyday life while solving problems as a team. The camp has a core focus on providing youth with positive experiences through engineering and robotics activities that build confidence, communication, self-efficacy, competence, healthy relationships, and resilience skills.
Groups will face daily challenges in science labs, art spaces, and while exploring natural areas in coastal Maine. A visit to the University of Maine, Orono will introduce participants to unique features of UMaine at Orono and provide opportunities to experience STEM research in action.
Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other youth from Maine and beyond, be part of a larger camp community, and enjoy many of the treasures that make Maine in summer special including trips to the beach for tide-pool explorations, archery, canoeing, and hiking the Camden Hills. By the end of the program, participants will have developed the practical skills and a greater understanding of how STEAM-skills are linked to everyday life while having a great time making new friends!
Number of participants: 16 per session
Cost: the full cost of this program is covered by grant funds
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