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Ellsworth STEM Camp is July 27-28

Organizers have announced that this year’s Ellsworth Community College STEM Camp for students entering grades 3-12 will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 27 & 28. Students can enroll in a morning session, an afternoon session, or both (grouped by grade levels).

“Our ECC faculty are excited about the summer STEM Camp coming up,” says Dr. Amanda Estey, ECC Dean of Academic Affairs. “We begin organizing each year in early spring, and we have some fun new topics for this year’s participants. Also this year we will provide lunch for all participants, even if they don’t attend both the morning and afternoon sessions. We think that our families will appreciate that.”

For those who attend just one two-day session (morning only or afternoon only), the cost will be $25. Those who attend both a morning and afternoon session for the two-day camp will pay $40 per student. The morning sessions will run from 9 am to noon and the afternoons from 1 to 4 pm, with lunch served from noon to 1 pm. Students will meet in the ECC Math-Science building (across North Street just south of Rock Run Elementary School).

This year’s session topics vary by grade level. Topics include DIY Single Shot Paintball Gun, Exploring Chemistry, Great Brains on the Great Plains, Into the Woods, Mousetrap Mania, and 3D Printing Made Easy. UPDATED MAY 11, 2020: For the safety of our students and volunteer instructors, all sessions will be limited to 9 students plus the instructor; sessions with fewer than 5 students enrolled by the registration deadline of July 23 may be cancelled.

Detailed course descriptions and online registration/payment forms will be available by late May. Once online registration opens, students will have the opportunity to select a first choice, second choice and third choice topic for their age group and preferred time of day, either morning or afternoon. Assignments will be made on a first-registered/paid, first-served basis.

Watch the Iowa Valley Continuing Education and/or ECC social media platforms for additional information and registration instructions. The information will be online soon at IowaValley.com; click on Take a Class > Summer Youth Programs and follow the instructions. Questions can be directed to Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 641-752-4645 or ivceinfo@iavalley.edu.

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