STEAM Online Summer Camp

The Bucks IU Mobile FAB LAB has fig­ured out how to make vir­tu­al learn­ing fun and FABulous!  The pro­gram devel­oped and offered two weeks of sum­mer camp and has over 150 campers par­tic­i­pat­ing. 

Campers all received their own per­son­al CAMP BOX, shipped direct­ly to their home pri­or to the start of camp. Each box includ­ed every­thing they will need to par­tic­i­pate, includ­ing activ­i­ty guides. Each week of camp includ­ed a set of three core activ­i­ties; one engi­neer­ing, one sci­ence, and one cod­ing based. Additionally, campers received a set of three option­al activ­i­ties. All activ­i­ties offered both ‘no tech’ or ‘low tech’ options to allow stu­dents to exper­i­ment and expe­ri­ence at the lev­el at which they are most com­fort­able. BONUS: Every camp box includ­ed an Ozobot robot (a $100 val­ue)!

Week one’s camp theme was ‘Going Places’. Campers’ imag­i­na­tions took off as they cre­at­ed balloon-powered vehi­cles, rock­et launch­ers, and cod­ed their Ozobot! Camp Boxes includ­ed either a copy of Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds or an assort­ment of excit­ing short arti­cles spe­cial­ly select­ed to inspire and encour­age their imag­i­na­tions!

Week two’s camp theme was ‘The Great Outdoors.’ Campers’ imag­i­na­tions let them explore the out­doors with this week’s activ­i­ties includ­ing cod­ing their Ozobot to explore the out­doors with them! Camp Boxes includ­ed either a book or assort­ment of excit­ing short arti­cles spe­cial­ly select­ed to let their imag­i­na­tions run wild in the wild!

Lots of fun and learn­ing marked this vir­tu­al STEAM Online Summer Camp a great suc­cess.