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Summer is incredible, right? No test, no homework schedule, no tutorial and free times abounds.
Before you can pick the right summer camp, you need to first define “right;” and you do so by setting expectations.
Start by asking one simple question—what do you want your children to gain from their experience? You send them to school so they can get smarter, and off to soccer practice so they can become a better stronger. Sending them to summer camp shouldn’t be any different.
The goal is to get kids excited about summer by finding programs that speak to their current interests. By starting the process with you and your child on the same page and speaking the same language, you’re more likely to find a camp you both love.
2. Select the right genre
Once you’ve established what you’re hoping to gain from camp, it’s time to narrow down the types of programs that can meet those needs.
Whatever the types of programs you select, if you think of long-term development for your kids, then you need to observe their changes of behaviours, what they share with you after the activities, how they see different things, what type of questions they raise and what’s their feedback to the courses. By observing these changes, you will notice that whether it is what you and your kids expect and how you both can further develop from this angle onwards.
3. Find instructors your kids will adore
To start, they should be passionate about teaching kids. We’ve all seen the instructors who are attached to their smartphones; that’s not who you want supervising your children. Instead, instructors should be fun, upbeat, and both passionate and knowledgeable about the subjects they’re teaching.
Determining the quality of instructors before attending camp is difficult, but doable. Check if they provide student and parent reviews or references. Come to the class and observe how your kids doing so as to confirm as well
Last, look for low student-to-instructor ratios and be sure your that your camp runs background checks on all instructors. Safety first!
4. Don’t be afraid to research.
Luckily, there are many ways to learn more about camps that catch your kid’s interest. Ask around and see where other friends have sent their kids to camp. A personal recommendation is often a great indicator of what your student’s experience will be like. Plus, kids always have a great time when they get to attend camp with a few friends.
At STEMex, we design our summer camps with your kids creativity in mind. We aim at inspiring your kids in our Engineering Design Process that motivate your kids long term innovation learning journey in all aspects not just for technology field but other humanity areas. Find out more from our holiday camp page https://www.stemex.org/holiday-camp
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Maybe they’ve never played robot before, or perhaps they’ve played robot but have never attempted a basketball shooting using robots. By putting the robots in a real-life situation problems, they need to design, test and redesign to achieve the given goal and thus an increase in confidence will result when they master. From there, your student leaves camp with internal support strong enough to compel them to try out for other robotics & coding related activities…and then who knows what they will become.
4. Allow your kids stay intellectually engaged
Some parents complain summer learning loss or summer brain drain for their kids during the long vacation. STEM camp stimulates learners mental thinking on solving real-life problems no matter your choice of the camp. The mental stimulation may also help your kids find a new interest that further enable them for next level of personal development.
5. Build resilience for your kids
This is a culmination of many of the above benefits. New interests confidence, independent thinking, creativity senses. All of these things contribute to the development of your child as they make strides from being a kid to a strong, considerate, competent adult.
6 It is is Fun and Entertaining
There are many factors that go into the decision to send your child to summer camp, and it shouldn’t hinge solely on whether or not they need to be entertained for a week or couple weeks.
Summer camp is many things. If you regularly send your kids to camp, now you have a few new benefits to look out for, and harvest in your children.
If you send your son or daughter to camp to have fun, that is great! But also try and prep them beforehand to ensure they maximize their ability to attain the benefits above.
And last, if you haven’t yet sent your child to camp, and you’re wondering what summer camp does for kids, I hope this helps in your future planning.
Next step? Just think about camp differently and we will continue to share the tips for selecting summer camp in our blog.
31 January 2018 February 7th 2018 will mark a new day for STEMex. We have our first Learning Centre opening …
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Under the theme URBAN-INNOVATION, we have prepared two free STEM workshop at the conference area on Dec 9th in HK Convention and Exhibition Centre. The two workshops namely “Sweet Skyscraper 創「意」高樓 ” and “Wind Turbine 乘「風」展能” are specially prepared for children age 6-14 to build a smart ecocity integrating STEM elements. The first batch of students will use sweet and spaghetti to make their own high sweet skyscrapers under test.