Spring is almost here and the April vacation will be here before you realize it. The question that always comes up is, “what to do with the kids?” You could always keep them home and let them watch television all day, but we have a better idea! Send them to New England Base Camp for STEM Camp!
Jobs within the STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) industry are growing at nearly twice the national average, meaning there will be well over 1 million unfilled tech jobs by 2020! Careers in STEM foster valuable 21st century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration, while providing opportunities to create positive change and innovate a better world. Not to mention that it is fun.
STEM Camp 2016 is bigger than ever! This year, we will be hosting Peter and Paul Reynolds who will be teaching Animation Merit Badge with the animators at FableVision! Will Bales, from the TV show BattleBots, will be at camp teaching robotics to Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. NVBots will be at camp teaching 3D printing. We cannot forget about the paleontologists, meteorologists, astronauts, robots and drones coming as well. Everyone will be taking a field trip this year. Participants will be going to MIT, Lincoln Labs, iRobot, FableVision, Harvard, Wentworth Institute of Technology and many more.
We have added more sessions for the Boy Scout Merit Badge program. Scouts can choose between Animation Merit Badge, Energy and Electricity Merit Badges, Inventing and Engineering Merit Badges, Nuclear Science and Drafting Merit Badges, Robotics Merit Badge, Space Exploration and Weather Merit Badges. Cub Scouts will work on a multitude of Activity Badges. Girl Scouts will be able to work on their awards and everyone works towards their NOVA award.
Bring your child to STEM Camp at New England Base Camp for chance to learn while having the time of their lives.