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Featured STEM Summer Programs

posted May 28, 2013, 8:21 AM by Edmond Johnsen   [ updated May 28, 2013, 3:11 PM ]
Hiking, camping, museum trips and tons of hands-on experiences for K-12 students from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, all summer long.

BASEC was proud to feature many top-quality summer programs at the 2013 Boulder CreekFest; download a list of those STEM Summer Programs.

Science Discovery --- Boulder, Denver --- K-12 --- Multiple Programs available all summer long 303-492-4839
Hands-on classes provide K-12 students with hundreds of opportunities to explore STEM. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors, including CU faculty, graduate and undergraduate scientists.

Thorne Ecological Center --- Boulder, Littleton --- Ages 3-15 --- Multiple Camps: June - Aug 303-499-3647
Spend the summer exploring Colorado’s wild places with the Thorne Natural Science School; hands-on environmental camps for children aged 3-15 in Boulder. 145 Camp Experiences. Since 1957.

WOW! Children s Museum Summer Science Camps
 --- Lafayette --- Ages 3-5 & 3-10    303-604-2424 Multiple camps: July-Aug
Science Field Trips are two hours long, allow full self-guided access to all of our exhibits, and include 30-minute classes on magnetism, dinosaurs, the sun, and more; facilitated by Museum Education staff.

Colorado Youth Program --- Jamestown --- Ages 8-16    (303) 449-0603
Camps offer a mix of recreational activities, environmental education, confidence building, team building, and to give participants the opportunity to connect with the amazing land at Cal Wood.

University of Colorado, Integrated Teaching and Learning Program ITL --- Boulder --- Grades 12-13    303-492-7222 Fall Semester
A multidisciplinary, hands-on learning environment that integrates engineering theory with practice and promotes creative, team-oriented problem-solving skills. Many opportunities for incoming freshmen.

Wild Bear --- Boulder, Nederland --- Ages 3-15 --- Multiple dates from June 3rd to Aug 15th    303-258-0495
Fostering a lifelong appreciation of the environment and promoting an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community. Programs starting all summer long.

YMCA Lego Camp
--- Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield --- Multiple ages & dates all summer 303.443.4474 x4400
Campers will use LEGOS® as the building blocks for fun, friendships and learning. We will explore deep space, build a city, create thrilling adventures and hang out with super heroes. Learn, play; make friends.

Mizel Museum: All Systems GO! The Cosmos and YOU --- Denver --- June 24th-28th Grades 3-6
Creative Journeys is much more than a day camp! It’s a community devoted to celebrating and cultivating the extraordinary capacity of kids to imagine, be challenged and innovate.

CU Museum of Natural History --- Boulder --- June-August --- Grades K-5
Summer Museum Workshops for Children are three hours of fun, scientific explorations of our natural world and are offered on Thursdays throughout the summer.

NATURE, WEATHER & SPACE CAMP run by Colorado Mountain College --- Steamboat Springs
Incoming Grades 7 and 8 AUGUST 1-2, 2013 970-870-4413
Meteorology, conservation, and sustainability. Telescopes, computers, cook-outs, and overnight camping. Hands on learning in the physical and electronic worlds at Stagecoach State Park.

New Media Camp in the Rockies run by Colorado Mountain College --- Glenwood Springs
Ages 15-20 : Grades 9-14 June 16-21 970-947-8464
A week-long camp where students will learn about the technical, creative, & business aspects of media technology while accessing state of the art hardware and computer applications with teachers & pro’s.

Colorado Tinkering Camp run by MindSpark --- Denver
Ages 11-15. 8am-3pm July 8-12 & July 15-19 303.909.5353
Kids become INVENTORS, learn how to make and build things, and spend the week working on a choice of creative projects. Project examples include robotics, electronic textiles, and woodworking.

Master Blasters Rocket Challenge run by the STEM Academy --- Highlands Ranch
3rd-12th Grade. 6:00 - 7:30pm June 10th - 14th 303-683-7836
This is a rocketry program, open to all grades, based on the Master Blasters TV program. Each team will be provided the same model rocket kit and given a mission. Five day build session and then flight!

The Center for STEM Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (STEM By Me - Math Bridge)
Cindy Jones 719-255-3595 Details and registration:

STEM By Me    Grades 3-5 July 15-19 – LEGO robotics July 22-26 – Environmental Science July 29-Aug 2 – Computer Animation A new program for students entering grades 3-5. It offers three week-long summer STEM camps (half-day), and 4-6 Saturday MindQuest workshops throughout the school year.

FLITE    Grades 6-12 July 8-12
A week long summer opportunity for middle and high school students to engage in a hands on science and technology project of their choosing alongside an industry mentor or graduate student in that field

Bridge 2 Engineering Half-Day Camps    Grades 6-8 June 24-28
Activities will include LEGO robotics, Arduino microcontrollers, architectural & civil engineering, and alternative energy. Students will use all of these skills to design, build and test their own project!

Math Bridge (rising HS juniors and seniors) June 3-14
A Pre-Calculus math course designed to allow students to navigate learning paths based on their level of readiness, creating a customized Pre Calculus course that meets each student's particular learning needs.