STEM Camps Draw Students
Summer STEM Camps Growing
Posted on 07/20/2016

Students test bridges

Students check a computer

A silent group huddled around a popsicle bridge as sand filled a bucket below.

Would their bridge carry the heaviest load? Was their bridge efficient?

As the deck buckled and the bridge split, giggles overtook the watchers.

Similar scenes have played out at Fairview Middle School since late June, as Central Kitsap's summer  STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camps get underway.

Students took on a variety of challenges during the weeklong camps. Bridge building was part of the introductory camp. More advanced students tackled computer programming, building small airplanes and more.

The camps have grown since they began in 2014. This year, Central Kitsap expanded the program and offered new options, such as a co-ed advanced team camp. Details and sign-up information for the 2017 STEM camps will be available in May 2017. You'll be able to find them under Learning > Programs > Summer Programs.

The camps are supported with funding from Department of Defense Education Activity.