In addition to the Panther Reading Club and Coding classes offered this summer, Morton College will also offer a STEAM camp for kids ages 6-12. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, is a popular and wide-ranging area of study that continues to grow and attract talented students year after year.
“The STEAM camp offered by Morton College provides a safe, fun, and active environment on the MC campus where children can develop new skills, self-esteem, and friendships,” explained Irina Cline, Director of Community and Continuing Education for Morton College. “In addition to the components of the popular STEM fields, students learn about the Arts, including the theater. The purpose of this program is to build and support an interest in STEAM components among area youth.”
The five-week camp begins June 28th, and meets Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until noon each day. “Campers will participate in hands-on projects and child-safe experiments in the STEM areas,” added Cline. “We’re also including theater programming in the camp curriculum, where we’ll utilize games and activities that deal with the five senses. Students will participate in activities that allow them to display or act out how something looks, feels, tastes, smells, and sounds. We’ll also review stage positioning and movement.”
STEAM education, according to Cline, is a focus of Morton College programming. “The STEAM camp is the first step of a young learner’s successful career, should they choose to pursue it, in the popular and high-demand areas of STEAM,” she said. “This camp will be offered in a Covid-19-safe environment, and all of the required safety guidelines will be followed.”
For more information about the STEAM camp offered this summer at Morton College for kids ages 6-12, please contact:
3801 S. Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804