A long running summer STEM camp brings FOCUS to summertime activities. Camp FOCUS has just completed its 15th session, introducing 60 middle school students to activities such as building catapults, boats, and touring local businesses so they can view how classroom skills are applied in real life.
The free camp is offered through a collaboration between the Pitt County Health Science Academy, Pitt County Health Department, DSM-Dyneema, Patheon, and Eastern AHEC. Coordinator Jennifer Stalls says that the camp provides 8 days of STEM activities.
“The goal of this camp is to ensure that our students are prepared for the STEM careers that await them after graduation and whether they go directly into those careers, attend a two-year college or four-year university, the experiences they get through this camp give them a basis of knowledge as they pursue those careers,” Stalls said. “The goal of our field trips is to give them real life examples of how they can use this knowledge in the future.”
Over 100 students applied to the camp, but only 60 seventh and eighth graders could be admitted