STEM Pipeline Blog / June 9, 2020
Virtual STEM Summer Camps & Programs for At Home
The Great Lakes Bay Region’s businesses that provide STEM camps have been given the challenge to continue to meet their missions while following the COVID-19 restrictions set out by our governor. Many of their programs and summer camps have been canceled or put on hold. However, these partners continue to reach families and their children through the virtual world and in many innovative ways. The following is a list of virtual STEM SUMMER CAMPS and Programs that these businesses created for the region’s families.
The Center for Excellence in STEM Education
The Center for Excellence in STEM Education’s summer programs will be delivered virtually, with hands-on activities built in.
Ages: K-8th grade
Chippewa Nature Center
The Chippewa Nature Center has created lessons for daily nature exploration. Special activities are suggested for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, but all ages are encouraged to explore these topics.
Age: K-5th grade
MSU Extension has assembled collections of educational resources for parents and caregivers.
Ages: 0-4, Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary, Midland, High School
Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum
We know nothing compares to real life camp but with concerns over the coronavirus and an uncertain re-opening date, MMCM has decided to make all our summer camps virtual! With each virtual summer camp registration you will receive a “PAL” kit modeled after our “Play and Learn” mission. Each PAL kit has a different theme and contains supplies and activities geared to engage your kids and keep them learning all summer long.
The ROCK Center for Youth Development
For the virtual summer camps, students will receive materials for arts and crafts like paper, string, washable paints, brushes and colored pencils. Everything for STEM activities from slime ingredients to materials to make hoop flyers. We will also make sure there are cool coloring pages, word games, and anything else students may need to join in on our activities. Additionally, each new student who joins will receive a pedometer so they have a chance to join The ROCK’s summer walking challenge
Camp activities will take place on The ROCK’s discord.
To sign up for our first themed week of virtual summer camp (Star Wars), starting on June 15, click the link below.
Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day camp for children in grades K-6, where STEM skills are built with creative, hands-on problem-solving activities!
Snapology of the Tri-City Area
Snapology of the Tri-City Area is mobile and serves the families of Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and Flint area. Their Facebook page is listing many on-line summer camps for the month of June and July.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
The Summer of Girl Scouting is an eight-week patch program that will be completed as a community. Each week, an email will be sent with some activities for that week. The program is flexible based on what works for your girl’s schedule.
Age: All ages
Engineering For Kids
Engineering For Kids offers the most comprehensive list of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math(STEM) programs! They are offering online Engineering Classes in topics like Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering and more! At EFK, our STEM programs provide an experience that will challenge young minds and promote creativitiy, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Age: Junior – Ages 4-7 and Apprentice/Master – Ages 8-14.
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