For children ages 5 to 14 who want to have some fun while continuing to learn this upcoming summer, the Wow! Science Camp returns to Highland High School in June.
The Wow! Science Camp is an intensive and fun eight-week program that gives kids a variety of lessons and activities in the fields of science, math, technology, management and other areas. The morning sessions are called the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, with afternoon sessions featuring lessons in arts and etiquette. Children are divided by age, with kindergarten to third grade going to Junior Camp, fourth through six grade going to Main Camp, and seventh to ninth grade going to Teen Camp.
The mission of Wow! Science Camp is to prepare students for high school, college and a future career in the science fields through interesting experiments and projects. The camp says that it has a database of more than 300 STEM careers that has information for kids on what path to take in their educational career going forward.
Each year, the camp also features various local guests who come to speak to the campers. Last year, NBC10 meteorologist Glen “Hurricane” Schwartz visited the camp at the end of the summer to speak to the children, parents, camp staff and other visitors from the community. Former Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek also spoke to the campers in 2012.
The camp also holds weekly field trips to various museums and landmarks all over the region. Some of the places the camp visited last year include the Statue of Liberty, the White House, Liberty Science Center and the Hershey Chocolate Factory. The cost of field trips is not included in the regular tuition.
Parents who want to register their kids for the camp can choose from a myriad of tuition options that include the full program, a morning-only STEM program, or an afternoon-only arts and etiquette program. A full chart with all the price options can be found on the camp's website. Full-day registration costs $379 weekly, per child. Children who are registered prior to Feb. 28 receive a discount on their tuition.
To register a child, as well as to find additional information, visit The Wow! Science Camp website. The camp is will take registrations from now until spots are full for the camp. It will run from June 24 through Aug. 16.