A young participant in the UNM-LA Summer Program for Youth prepares to launch a rocket he built during one of his classes. Courtesy/UNM-LA
“Best Summer Camp Ever!!! Wish it lasted longer,” wrote one young participant on a survey after the UNM-LA Summer Program for Youth wrapped up last week.
Offering five days of afternoon classes on Chemistry in the Kitchen, Robotics and University Explorations, the Youth College program geared toward kids entering grades 4-6 boasted 51 participants who had a blast and gained some knowledge while they were at it. “I learned a lot that I hadn’t known before…This camp was awesome!” shared another participant.
For students entering grades 1-3, Children’s College presented Adventures at the University, an exploration of various STEM topics and included astronomy, chemistry, nutrition and art activities indoors and outside. “It encouraged me to be a chemist when I grow up,” wrote one of the 18 kids in the program.
Parents were pleased with the kids’ progress in the course as well, and one wrote, “The camp was a good way to get the children’s minds going during summer…my child had so much to say after every class about what he learned for the day.”
It’s not too late to register your teen in the next week of UNM-LA’s Summer Program for Youth, Teen College, specifically for those entering grades 7-10 that starts July 27. Classes are filling quickly for favorites like Game Design, Cartooning, and Digital Movie Making, and some exciting new offerings this year include Biotechnology and Engineering.
UNM-LA Summer Program for Youth is generously supported by Merrick & Company, the Bradbury Museum, the Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Service, PEEC, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, and UNM-LA Student Government.
To register your child for a Teen College class, contact UNM-LA Community Education at 505.662.0346, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is available online by visiting http://losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/2015-summer-program-for-youth.html.