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2017 Summer STEAM Camp Registration is OPEN!

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Camp Discovery

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What
Camp Discovery scientists will spend the week becoming problem solvers and critical thinkers. Engineering will be the focus as we find ways to solve problems and challenges by testing our own solutions. We will practice working both individually and as a member of a team. Join us for a week of hands-on science fun!

2017 Camp Themes:
Skimmers
Campers construct paper sailboats and test the effect of different sail shapes, sizes, and construction methods to meet specific performance criteria. Friction, forces, the effect of surface area and design are some of the physical phenomena that campers encounter in this challenge.

Making Music (New)
Campers explore sound and vibrations. They learn how the human eardrum works and explore concepts such as pitch and longitudinal and transverse waves. They collect information through hands-on lessons and engineer a musical instrument. 
 

Who
Students entering grades 1st-3rd grade, fall 2017

When
- July 10th - 13th - Skimmers
- July 17th - 20th - Making Music (New)
- July 24th - 27th - Skimmers
- July 31st - Aug. 3rd - Making Music (New)
 
Where
Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake; Students are picked up each morning at 8:30 am in the Helena Wal-Mart parking lot and driven by van to MLC, returing to that lot at 4:30 pm each day.


Cost

$275 per camper, per week (includes van ride to and from the lake, lunch, snacks, and materials)


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