Get Your STEM for Kids Kindergarten thru 6th Grade!

Published On: August 4, 2023Categories: Blog

Unleash the Wonders of STEM at Nishna Valley Family YMCA’s Camp this August!

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)? Look no further than the STEM Camp at Nishna Valley Family YMCA, where young minds will discover, learn, and create from August 14th to August 18th, 2023. This immersive camp promises an engaging experience for students from kindergarten through 6th grade, divided into two enriching sessions tailored to different age groups.

Session 1: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade (10 AM – 11 AM)

The camp kicks off at 10 AM, offering an hour of exploration and learning for the youngest minds. From kindergarteners to 3rd graders, this session is designed to nurture their innate curiosity and excitement for STEM. Through interactive activities, hands-on experiments, and captivating demonstrations, campers will dive into the foundational concepts of science and technology.

Session 2: 4th Grade – 6th Grade (11 AM – 12 PM)

The second session, running from 11 AM to 12 PM, is tailor-made for 4th to 6th graders. This time slot is all about delving deeper into the realms of STEM, providing older students with challenges and projects that are both intellectually stimulating and incredibly fun. The activities are curated to align with their evolving cognitive abilities, encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

An Odyssey into Robotics and Coding

One of the highlights of this camp is the opportunity for campers to explore the captivating worlds of robotics and coding. These cutting-edge fields are at the forefront of technological advancement, and at STEM Camp, participants will get hands-on experience with various robotics kits and coding languages. From assembling robots to programming their movements, campers will witness their creations come to life, fostering a sense of accomplishment and igniting a passion for technology.

Partnered with the Iowa State Extension Office

In a bid to provide an enriching and comprehensive learning experience, Nishna Valley Family YMCA has partnered with the esteemed Iowa State Extension Office. This collaboration ensures that the camp curriculum is well-rounded, accurate, and aligns with the latest educational standards. The expertise and resources brought by the Iowa State Extension Office amplify the quality of the camp, offering campers access to state-of-the-art equipment, knowledgeable instructors, and a curriculum that is both engaging and educational.

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