STEAM Camp Offers South Jersey Students Learning Activities During Summer

BRIDGETON, N.J. – School may be out for the summer, but who says the learning has to stop.

Officials with South Jersey Robotics, STEAMWorks, Hopeloft and the United Advocacy Group teamed up this year to put on the first-ever Little Sparks Technology Camp.

The two-week program, which came to an end on Friday, August 10th, exposed 50 South Jersey students to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM).

Officials say the goal of the camp is to inspire the future scientists and engineers of South Jersey, and get them excited about learning.

“Even though it’s summer break, that doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop,” said Rich Nichols, executive director, United Advocacy Group. “We hope that kids spend a week with us and be exposed to math and science, and technology and engineering as a way to continue their education, even in the summer.

“We want to kind of open up their minds to the possibilities and get them excited for when school starts again in the fall.”

Officials with the Little Sparks Technology Camp provide students the opportunity to interact with cutting edge technology through hands-on projects and activities.

Classes included Lego robotics, creating a water filter, sound studio mixing, and engineering a bridge.