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Summer STEAM Camps to offer 15 fun adventures for students

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

 

Summer STEAM Camps to offer 15 fun adventures for students

 

Fifteen different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math [STEAM] Summer Camps will be offered at the South San Antonio Independent School District beginning July 12 and July 19.

The free camps will be held at Dwight Middle School and South San High School from Monday through Thursday.

“Sometimes there’s no substitute for hands-on learning with other students in the room,” said Kevin Rasco, South San ISD consultant for advanced academics. “Our kids are social animals; they love learning with their peers and this is a great opportunity for them to roll up their sleeves and do some hands-on activities and interact with other kids and to have a great experience in our schools.”

Some of the courses being offered include Audio/Video Production, Cosmetology, Esports, Photography and Law Enforcement. The “Fun with Forensics: Crime Scene Investigation” camp will show students how to put cases together and solve them.

“Maybe we have kids who have a real spark of curiosity for science and this kind of shows them how you apply the things they’re learning in the classrooms,” Rasco said. “This is something we find kids have a lot of interest in.”

Another camp offering is Automotive Technology. 

“Outside in the driveway with a family member, they’ve [students] never turned a wrench and worked on a car before---so it’s a great opportunity for them to open the hood, look at the basics of how vehicles work and how to do some basic maintenance and upkeep on them and how to diagnose some basic problems,” he added. “Automotive technology is a really great field for some kids.”

When the Summer camps begin, Rasco says students will have a positive experience.

“With the precautions that we have in place and the safety measures that we’re taking; these camps and this school year are going to be a safe place for students to come back to, Rasco said. 

The full list of Summer camp offerings can be found at the registration website. Students should bring their school-issued technology device to class. 

“The earlier we expose kids to the options that are out there--the more opportunities they have to make wise decisions for themselves and for their future,” Rasco said. 

To register for the Summer camps, log on to bit.ly/3v12hOm.