Summer STEAM Camp 2018
The South Orangetown Central School District hosted a record 362 campers for its third annual Summer STEAM Camp, July 2-13, 2018! The half-day summer program began in 2016 with just 200 SOCSD students in grades K-8 and has rapidly grown to meet community demand.
The program, which is offered at no cost to families, is managed by Instructional K-8 Science Coach Samantha Levine and School Social Worker Jessenia Cursio, and staffed by district teachers. Twenty-eight teachers from across all four schools signed on for this year’s STEAM Camp, and created exciting, hands-on projects to engage campers in everything from bird-watching to stop-motion videography.
“With our ever-expanding program, campers have been able to come into contact with topics that they may not have been able to study in school. Just one example: Rising sixth-graders in Jonathan Rand’s astronomy group hope to start an astronomy club at South Orangetown Middle School,” says Levine. “It was also a great opportunity for students to explore subjects themselves, such as propeller-powered vehicles (Art Gunther) and weaving (Michelle Rossi), and consider how they can incorporate more STEAM activities in their classroom.”
Thank you to the South Orangetown community for supporting our Summer STEAM Camp program!
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