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STEM Camps

Summer Rising Camps

Summer STEM Camps provide a week of hands-on learning for students in middle and high school. Teachers train with practicing scientists and engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division to learn the knowledge and skills required of STEM professionals. Camp registration is open to rising 8th graders and the high school camp is open to rising 9th and 10th graders. Students work in teams and rotate through the various learning experiences. Students are ultimately responsible for a final presentation that captures their learning and requires their use of technology as they present to a panel of STEM professionals who judge their presentations. Each children's camp will cost $40; camps are open to the public.

  • Rising 8th Grade means the student must be in 7th grade in Spring 2018.
    Camp Date: June 18-22, 2018
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  • Rising 9th/10th Grade means the student must be in either 8th or 9th grade in Spring 2018.
    Camp Date: June 25-29, 2018
  • Application
  • Teacher Professional Development
    Dates: June 14-15, 2018

Fun with Forensics: A CSI Camp

Do you like crime shows like CSI?  Come unravel the mystery at Fun with Forensics, A CSI Camp.  Offered on the beautiful, waterfront campus of Florida State University Panama City, campers will interact with Students and Faculty from the Crime Scene Investigation program and learn how different forensic disciplines are used to help solve crimes.  Hands on activities and crime scene simulations give you an insider’s view into the life of the real CSI.

  • Who: Students who will be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2018 (currently a 5th, 6th or 7th grader).
  • What: Fun with Forensics, A CSI Camp.
  • When: July 10 - 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Florida State University Panama City.
  • Why: Summer is made for fun and learning.

Additional Info: Cost is $40 per camper and students must provide their own lunch or you may purchase a lunch at Cahall's Deli, now available in the Holley Academic Center.

Curriculum remains very similar to the 2017 camp experience.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

PLTW is a well-known curriculum for engineering and until recently, provided curriculum for high school only.  Now there is curriculum for elementary school.  Students will work with the science of energy, from how energy is converted and transferred to how signals pass from cell to cell in the human brain.  Activities are hands-on with a PLTW-trained educator leading the camp.  While youngsters will learn much, they will also find that math and science are awesome and really, really fun and interesting.

Only students from a Title I elementary school with at least 95% attendance should apply.

Dates: July 16-19 and July 23-25, 2018
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Institute on Nuclear Science and Medicine

This five-day camp for rising 9th graders includes three days of hands-on gamma-ray spectroscopy activities, a visit to a medical facility where nuclear medicine is practiced and a one-day visit to the John D. Fox Superconducting Accelerator Laboratory at Florida State in Tallahassee.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for students entering high school to explore the amazing possibilities that STEM careers offer.

This camp is by the National Nuclear Security Administration; students will gain an initial understanding of nuclear energy, the processes that create it and the uses for it.  Our nation needs scientists and technicians in our nuclear energy sector, and this exposure is intended to provide basic knowledge of this essential area of our economy and our national security. 

Registration:  An essay is required.  Contact Ginger Littleton glittleton@pc.fsu.edu

July 23-27, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Physics of Dance

During the two-day camp, students will move like dancers to understand the science behind dance movements. Instructors Denise Newsome, Bay District Schools high school science teacher, and Sonya Livingston Smith, retired Radio City Rockette, will teach how the human body works within the limits of physics to create extraordinary, graceful movements. This is a science of dance course, not a dance class, and no prior dance experience is required. The camp will cost $25.

July 30-31, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Rosenwald STEM Camp in partnership with the Lead Coalition

Two tracks will be offered for grades 6-12, robotics and information technology.  Students will spend two hours daily on each track working on programming, coding and other skills required for the high wage STEM careers that exist in our area.

July 30 through August 3
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Sam E. and Wally Nole

Students tour K-12 classrooms with humanoid robots.

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Girls Who Code

Sixth- through 12th-grade girls learn computer science. 

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