This post is brought to you by Camp Invention and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
I push my girls to do STEM activities as much as possible. We do that with cool toys, shows, at home science experiments, and community programs. You don't see a lot of girls in STEM jobs. Although women make up 48% of the workforce, they comprise of only 24% of STEM jobs. This statistic makes me so sad but also eager to push my girls towards STEM learning. We've even applied for specialty schools to attend. Since I've started pushing my girls in this direction they have become so interested and engaged. My oldest loves math and science class. They are her favorite subjects. Which girls are taught at a young age that they are “for boys.”
To heck with that! Anything boys can do, girls can do better! At least that's how I see it.
Now I can take it one step further and nurture their love for STEM by keeping the fun going during the summer months also. Math is one of the biggest summer brain drain. Teachers have to remind students for weeks at the beginning of the school year to get students where they need to be. That is where Camp Invention comes in.
Camp Invention is an amazing camp experience for students entering grades one through six. It is a weeklong adventure that will turn the summer from ordinary to extraordinary through hands-on problem solving, using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The camp is updated every year to make sure returning students are doing new things to keep them learning. This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called Epic™. Campers will get to build their own CrickoBot™, which is a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat. Learn more about this year’s curriculum here.
There are nearly 1,400 camps across the country. You can find them in local schools and community centers. I'm excited to check out the one near us. What I love is that the programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community.
Register your child for Camp Invention before May 10 and receive $15 off by using the promo code “SPRING.” Families registering three or more siblings living in the same household earn $50 off per child all season long!
The first 20 people to forward their registration confirmation email, along with the name of my blog JAMONKEY, to firstname.lastname@example.org will get a $25 refund!