2012 Space Camp
- Created on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:59
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 178
Ms. Linda J. Dudderar, Chief Academic Officer, 301-475-5511, ext. 108
LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County Public Schools, in collaboration with the Patuxent Partnership, is pleased to open the application period for the 2012 Space Camp Program to be held at Great Mills High School.
Camp sessions specifically designed for students entering grades 2-6 offer young scientists the opportunity to practice and improve their problem solving and teamwork skills while working on individual and small group challenges. Students in these grades may attend a one-week session of their choice, choosing either July 16-19, 2012 or July 23-26, 2012. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day.
Camp sessions for older students are available for students entering grades 7-11. Students in these grades may attend both weeks of camp, if desired. The first session will focus on Rocketry and the second week will focus on Robotics. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day.
Camp sessions provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on, minds-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will explore these topics through classroom activities and field experiences. Students will work each day to improve their problem solving skills on team challenges, while working toward a culminating activity at the end of each week.
Online registration is available by visiting the St. Mary’s County Public Schools website at www.smcps.org and clicking on the “Students/Parents” tab. The information can be located under the “Summer Activities” link on the left side of the page. Downloadable applications for this program can be found on the same page.
For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Dr. Laura M. Carpenter, Director of Summer Space Camp Programs for St. Mary’s County Public Schools, by telephone at (301) 475-5511, ext. 106; e-mail email@example.com; or by fax at (301) 475-4239.