4-H members will participate in activities that introduce a wide range of STEM focused fields and careers. Past activities have included: visits to the WVU Planetarium, Science-In-Action on the WVU zip line canopy tour and rock climbing wall, forensic investigations, visits to WVU research labs, as well as experiments and activities that explore chemistry, energy, motion, electricity, magnesium, optics, and nanoscience.
Camp is designed to be fun and engaging, however youth should come prepared to spend the majority of each day in interactive and hands-on STEM curriculum and to demonstrate safe and appropriate behavior while in the laboratory or when participating in the climbing wall and zip line activities.
STEM Camp is a science immersive camp that provides 4-H members with hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to better understand these fields and their place in our lives. Campers get to experience STEM in action in the research labs of WVU while working in teams to find unique and creative solutions to real-world problems. The camp allows youth to see what it’s like to attend college as they work on campus with real-life scientists and engineers and live and eat in an actual WVU residence hall.
Students currently enrolled in 6th, 7th, and 8th, grade (i.e., entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade for fall 2020) are eligible to attend. Space is limited to 24 NEW participants. Those who attended STEM Camp in the past are not eligible to attend for 2019.
The camp will take place on the WVU Campus in Morgantown, W.Va. Campers will spend the night in an actual WVU residence hall and conduct experiments in WVU labs with real-life scientists and engineers.