STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) summer camps are designed to engage children in creative ways to expand their knowledge, their social experiences, and even their understanding of the world overall. There are several great reasons to consider sending your child to a STEM summer camp including the following:
They'll Enhance Their Interest in Learning
Kids don't sit down at a desk in a classroom when attending STEM summer camp. Instead, they will participate in interactive lessons and discussions that make learning fun. Many of the topics covered in summer camp are not covered in traditional school settings, which makes learning more interesting. Also, there will not be any homework or tests to worry about which makes learning stress-free.
Therefore, you can expect summer camp to enhance your child's interest in learning overall. They should have a more open mind when going back to regular school, and they will likely want to experiment and explore topics at home to learn more as they get older. Hopefully, this enhanced interest in learning will follow them through college.
They'll Learn How to Work in a Team Environment
Participating in STEM summer camp involves working together with other people as a team. Many times, kids will be grouped together in teams to complete projects and work through experiments. Everyone must learn to listen to each other and to effectively communicate their own ideas and thoughts.
Nobody will be able to "get their way" or simply walk off if they do not like what is going on. They will learn to be patient, to compromise, and to work together to solve problems and achieve success. Learning to work in a team environment can be extremely beneficial for your child as they get older and start having to deal with different social situations in and out of school.
They'll Enjoy New and Exciting Experiences
Your child is sure to experience new things at a STEM summer camp that they are not likely to experience at school. Exciting science projects that involve materials and equipment not available in school, interesting group discussions that are led by experts, insightful classes about career possibilities, and enjoyable afternoon get-togethers with other campers are just a few things to look forward to. The summer camp experience will never be forgotten.
Consider signing your child up for a STEM summer camp this year and help open opportunities that they might not get otherwise. At the very least, it will be a summer of fun and excitement!