Summer Camps

General Information 

Who: All students exiting grades 5 – 8 in May 2020.

What: Students may participate in one (1) camp during Summer 2020. Space is limited to 20 students per camp session.

Where: All camps will be offered virtually. We will use Zoom to host live camp sessions and FlipGrid to share camp materials and encourage student engagement. Details on specific camp logins and connections will be sent with confirmation emails.

The STEM Outreach Center will provide materials needed for all camps. Details on pick up locations for will be sent with confirmation emails.

When: All camps run Monday – Friday in June 2020, please see camp descriptions below for exact dates and times.

Cost: All NMSU STEM Outreach Center summer camps are FREE. Our camps are funded by local and state grants that provide out-of-school time programs to K-12 students.

Registration

We are changing our registration process this year. There is now one registration form for all camps. Please indicate your first-, second-, and third-choice camps on the form. We will do our best to place campers in their first-choice camp but cannot guarantee placement.

We will send a confirmation email within one week of receiving your completed registration form with camp details and required safety releases.

If you are not placed in your first-choice camp, you may choose to accept the placement in another camp or be placed on the waitlist for your first choice.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STEMsummer2020

Week 1: June 1-5, 2020

Fidgetneers

Registration Closed

Do you like being creative? Are you good at problem solving? Do you like building things? Are you competitive? Join us for a week of building rockets, rubber band cars, towers, and much more while sharpening your problem solving and engineering skills. Pit your creations against other students in some friendly competition and wrap up the week with 2 different rocket launches followed by an egg drop from a middle school gymnasium! We hope to see you there!

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Click! Click! Challenge

Registration Closed

Do you think you have an eye for beauty? Join us for our first virtual photography summer camp, the Click Click Challenge! This virtual camp will test your creativity through the art of photography and give you a glimpse of what it takes to be a photographer. Each day you will be given a different challenge to complete, as well as learn some photography basics. All photographers that finish the challenge will receive their photographs printed on 8” x 10” photo paper, a t-shirt, and a certificate.

8:30 am – 9:30 am and from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Week 2: June 8-12, 2020

Escape from Disce

Meet Resu, Sour, and Gelo. Strange things are happening in Disce and they need your help! Join their adventure and help them escape from Disce. We’ll investigate catapults, ciphers, egg drops, and more as we plan the escape and save the city. 

Session 1

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Session 2

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let It Grow! The Science Behind How Plants Grow

Have you ever dissected a plant? Did you know that cucumbers are actually fruits? Do you enjoy learning through hands-on, outdoor activities? In this camp, we’ll be learning about plants and how they grow! But that’s not all, because plants are just one part of our ecosystem. We’ll also be doing a project together where we observe the wildlife that feed on plants in our own backyards. Plus, you’ll be learning science from actual scientists! If you enjoy DOING science instead of just learning about it, then this is the perfect camp for you!

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Week 3: June 15-19, 2020

Fidgetneers

Do you like being creative? Are you good at problem solving? Do you like building things? Are you competitive? Join us for a week of building rockets, rubber band cars, towers, and much more while sharpening your problem solving and engineering skills. Pit your creations against other students in some friendly competition and wrap up the week with 2 different rocket launches followed by an egg drop from a middle school gymnasium! We hope to see you there!

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Click! Click! Challenge

Do you think you have an eye for beauty? Join us for our first virtual photography summer camp, the Click Click Challenge! This virtual camp will test your creativity through the art of photography and give you a glimpse of what it takes to be a photographer. Each day you will be given a different challenge to complete, as well as learn some photography basics. All photographers that finish the challenge will receive their photographs printed on 8” x 10” photo paper, a t-shirt, and a certificate.

8:30 am – 9:30 am

and

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Week 4: June 22-26, 2020

Escape from Disce

Meet Resu, Sour, and Gelo. Strange things are happening in Disce and they need your help! Join their adventure and help them escape from Disce. We’ll investigate catapults, ciphers, egg drops, and more as we plan the escape and save the city. 

Session 1

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Session 2

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

STEM Explorers

Become a STEM Explorer and discover many of the STEM departments and careers hidden around the NMSU campus. Each day we will visit new departments and labs to participate in hands-on activities and figure out how they are part of STEM.

Daily Meeting Times will vary based on guest speakers’ schedules.

 

For more information, please contact the STEM Outreach Center at brduran@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2604.

Other NMSU Camps

Summer Think Tanks 2020

NMSU’s Learning Games Lab is hosting two free, week-long online summer sessions for middle school students in July. We invite students entering grades 6th, 7th, and 8th during the 2020–2021 school year to apply to be Games Lab consultants. During the week, Games Lab consultants will participate in 2 hours of activities on Zoom each day and out-of-session projects. These activities will include playing and evaluating games, testing products we are developing, learning about the design process, and creating a game pitch. To participate, consultants will need to have access to broadband and a device with Zoom and internet capabilities and presentation software (i.e. Keynote, Power Point, etc.). We do have devices available to borrow for those consultants who live in the Las Cruces area, if needed.

Week 1: July 6-10, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Week 2: July 20-24, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To learn more details and submit an application, please visit: https://innovativemedia.nmsu.edu/usertesting–summerpro.html

 

*NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and university policy and rules.

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