Teaching Science, Technology, Art, and College Prep
What: Clarkston STEAM-Plus Virtual Summer Camp 2021
When: May 20, 2021 – July 23, 2021
Where: In-person, small groups (socially distanced)
Who: Kids and teens residing in DeKalb County; Age range: 5-18
For more information: Contact Eric Williams - 404.508.1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About 2021 Clarkston STEAM-Plus Summer Camp
The Clarkston STEAM-Plus Summer Camp will be an 8-week in-person experience. Not only will campers gain exposure to a variety of ideas and concepts, campers will be socially distanced while enhancing their lives academically, mentally, socially and culturally.
Due to COVID-19, campers will be put into small groups and groups will occupy different sections of our facility. All campers must wear their mask throughout the day. This summer we will be offering campers a variety of STEAM courses that will impact them personally and professionally. Our classes include, but are not limited to, the following: Coding, Leadership Skills, Easy Meals, Art, Biology, English/Language Arts, Life Hacks, Physical Activity, and Sights & Sounds.
We offer courses that cater holistically to our campers. These courses are structured to teach to the grade levels of our campers.
3D Imaging & Printing: 3 dimensional printing technology is rapidly expanding across many career sectors. Our aim is to provide a learning space for our campers to have access and learn how to develop skills in this technology at a young age. Campers will be taught how to use various 3D printing programs, such as AutoCAD and Fusion 360 and Maya, to create 3D imaging designs that can be used in variety of areas such as architecture and animation.
Computer Programming & Coding: With computer jobs in demand, campers will have the opportunity to peak their interest in this area of technology and acquire computer programming skills. Java and Scratch are high areas of interests to many of our summer campers.
Robotics: Campers will learn the basics of how to build a robot, the mechanics thereof and how science and math are incorporated in this process. Furthermore, our robotics class with serve as a doorway to acquiring more knowledge about careers in mechanical engineering.
Paper Making: This is an exciting and hands-on paper making experience. Campers will gain knowledge of how paper is created from pulp and transform it into sheets of paper to make their own book.
Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship: One day, our campers will become young adults and our goal is to ensure that they’re taught how to manage their finances and make wise decisions. Campers will learn how to budget, financial literacy as it relates to college, and will be introduced to the world of entrepreneurship. Campers will be encouraged to come up with ideas for their own businesses and what steps to take toward accomplishing this goal.
Physical & Nutritional Health: It is important for kids to establish healthy habits while they are young. Campers will engage in physical activities and will be taught the importance of selecting nutritional and healthy snacks.
Cultural Diversity & Inclusion: Dekalb County is becoming more diverse daily. Our summer camp is a representation of that diversity. Campers will learn about different cultures and their similarities. The exposure to different perspectives and practices will promote appreciation and to value of our cultural differences.
Mental Health & Social Skills: Kids and teens are faced with many decisions, identity issues and peer pressure at an early age. Courses will be designed to discuss these new changes that many campers may be going through as well as provide an open space for dialogue.
Science, English & Writing, Art and Math: Curriculum for these subjects will be centered around the grade level of the students in preparation for the following tests: GA Milestones, ACT/SAT, MAP Testing, Access/WIDA testing.
About Clarkston Community Center
The Clarkston Community Center opened its doors in 1994 as a nonprofit multicultural community center in Clarkston,Georgia, located in Dekalb County. We are a meeting place for long-term residents, families and individuals that were not born in the U.S. We pride ourselves on offering unique experiences, educational resources, and valuable tools that foster community while celebrating cultural diversity.