Queen Creek Unified School District announced its 2015 Discovery Kids STEAM Camp for Science, Technology, engineering, Art and Mathematics. A partnership between Queen Creek High School Career & Technical Education and QCUSD Community Education, this two-week summer camp for children in Queen Creek and the surrounding areas will provide unique experiences for middle school-aged children to explore the disciplines of culinary arts, fashion design, carpentry, sports sciences, pre-engineering, early childhood education, graphic design, and marketing. The STEAM camp is open to middle school-aged entering grades five through seven for the 2015-16 school year, according to a press release.
Courses will be taught by certified instructors that will focus on the practical application and basic skills of each discipline. Children enrolled in these programs will complete weekly projects to highlight mastery and understanding of the skills and concepts they choose.
“Research supports that quality out-of-school time activity supporting classroom instruction increases overall school engagement, motivation to learn, higher self-esteem and better overall academic achievement,” said Queen Creek Superintendent Dr. Perry Berry. “Our STEAM camp highlights the quality programming we have to offer upper elementary and middle school-aged children in Queen Creek and allows our community kids an opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities in a meaningful way.”
The STEAM camp is an extension of the Discovery Kids day camp offered from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for incoming kindergarteners (age 5) through current sixth graders. Camps are offered on a first come, first served basis and are open to all children in the area.
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