Camp Wheeler

STEM Week at Camp Wheeler

Week Six - August 3-7, 2015

Dr. Crazy Kevin Join Dr. "Crazy" Kevin week six at Camp Wheeler. This special week of camp focuses on the magic of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). All of Camp Wheeler's great programs will incorporate STEM activities in a fun and interactive way. We will even have a few special programs too!

Highlights are expected to include

  • Robotics - Create your own working robot
  • STEM NovaModel Rockets - Forces, aerodynamics, propulsion and physics
  • Radio Controlled Vehicles - Mechanics and electronics
  • Crafts - Mathematics behind origami folding and bubble blowing
  • Science - Make a motor and a circuit to illuminate a light bulb
  • Nature - Crystal growing
  • Pool - Chemistry - how water is so fascinating
  • Archeology - Learning about volcanoes and the Earth
  • BB Guns/Archery - Physics of projectiles; probability of hitting target areas
  • ScienceBoating - Including trebuchets and catapults
  • Mountain Bikes - Playing around with simple machines
  • Scoutcraft - Engineering of structures
  • Nova Awards - Work on the four Cub Scout Nova awards
  • Lots more fun

When and Where

August 3-7, 2015 is STEM Week at Camp Wheeler in Stanhope, NJ.

Registration

Online registration will be available by early January. Register through the regular Camp Wheeler registration. Be sure to choose "Mon 08-03-2015 Week 6: Camp Wheeler" Regular Camp Wheeler fees apply. No extra fee for STEM Week.

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to biking, Scouts can't help but enjoy the wide range of STEM related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.

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