It's time to sign up for the fourth annual Kids' Summer STEAMers Camp, offered by Morton College for students in grades 1 through 7. The camp is separated into two groups: ages 6-9 and ages 10-12.
"Our most popular summer kids' program at Morton College is the STEAMers Camp," said Irina Cline, M.A., Literacy and Instructional Support Specialist. "STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The camp provides a safe, fun, and active environment on campus in which children can develop new skills, self-esteem, and friendships."
In addition to the components of the popular STEM fields, students will learn about the arts, including theater, movement, ceramics, and drawing. "The kids will have an opportunity to participate in athletic activities and enjoy outdoor play and games as well," added Cline. "As part of the camp curriculum, students will explore educational technology and will build their coding skills using Scratch. During the week of July 1, campers will take a field trip to Brookfield Zoo and learn about different animals, their habitats, and our role in protecting different species and the earth."
Camp sessions begin June 10th and run through August 1st. Students meet on Mondays through Thursdays (excluding July 4th) from 8:30 am - noon, with an hour drop-off window before and after each class. Register in person at MC's Admission & Registration Office, Bldg B, 1st Floor, or online at http://web-adv.morton.edu. Select Community Service Self-Service; the course code is CMP 001. "Children can register for all or just selected weeks of the program," added Cline. "The $55 weekly fee is very affordable, so we'll be able to provide meaningful summer experiences for a wide range of students. Many students who finish the camp return the following year; they particularly enjoy the hands-on science activities, the experiments, and the technology-related activities." For more information, please contact:
3801 S. Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
708-656-8000, ext. 2383