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Save the Date – Ellsworth STEAM Camp Planned for July 25-26

Organizers have announced that this year’s Ellsworth Community College STEAM Camp for students entering grades 3-12 will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 25 & 26. Students can enroll in a morning session, an afternoon session, or both (grouped by grade levels).

“Our ECC faculty are excited about the summer STEAM Camp,” says Dr. Amanda Estey, ECC Dean of Academic Affairs. “We are excited to add an Art component to this year’s camp lineup. Art is a vital part of the STEM experience, so we’re excited to broaden our scope this year to include even more fun activities for our participants.”

“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,” said Estey. “We think that our families will appreciate that.”

This year’s session topic varies by grade level. Topics include Print Your Passions – 3D Printing, Owl Pellet Dissection (at Calkins Nature Center), Vet, Set, Go!, Fun with Chemistry, Exploring Chemistry, Sticker Design, and T-Shirt Design. Most sessions will be limited to 15 students, and sessions with fewer than 5 students by the registration deadline of July 22 will be canceled.

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, first-served basis.

For those who attend just one two-day session (morning only or afternoon only), the cost will be $35. Those who attend both a morning and afternoon session for the two-day camp will pay $60 per student. The morning sessions will run from 9:00 am to noon and the afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, with lunch, served from noon to 1:00 pm. Students will meet in the ECC Math-Science building (across North Street just south of Rock Run Elementary School).

Watch the Ellsworth 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 Dr. Amanda Estey at 641-648-8633, or via email Amanda.Estey@iavalley.edu.

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