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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs


Program Info
Program: Math-Science-Computer Camps
Sponsoring Institution: ST CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Main Contact
Name: Deborah Beumer
Title: Program Manager
Address: 720 4th Ave. S., HH120
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 308-2553
Fax: (320) 308-2554
Email: dlbeumer@stcloudstate.edu
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8

Goals

This program is designed to expose students from underrepresented groups to science, math, and computers in fun and innovative ways. While specially designed for students of color and girls, all students are welcome to participate.


Activities

The SCSU Math Science Computer Camp is a 5-day residential program featuring exercises involving computers, mathematics, and science. Students engage in problem-solving and research-oriented activities designed to improve their knowledge of science, the environment, and culture. There is a significant focus on the biological and environmental sciences, with many activities taking place on farms and other outdoor, natural environments. Our science curriculum is based on hands-on, experimental, cooperative-learning strategies, emphasizing students' discovery and exploring natural phenomena. Therefore, most of the scientific activities and research will occur on the Peck's Farm, owned by Dr. John H. Peck, retired SCSU biology professor and longtime wildlife rehabilitator Linda Peck. Activities will be coordinated mainly by their son, Dr. John E. Peck, a professor of Environmental Studies at Madison College, along with other relatives and friends of the Peck family. The Peck Farm is a very natural and rustic place, adjacent to a County Park and the Sauk River, and is home to much wildlife, including some injured animals under long-term care and used for educational purposes. Math classes emphasize problem-solving, creative thinking, and the application of math concepts to everyday life. Computer applications involve word processing, spreadsheet usage, database creation and management, email, internet access, graphics, and digital imaging. Participants also engage in recreational activities, go on field trips to places of scientific interest, play games and socialize with other students from Minnesota.


Program Dates

3rd - 4th Grades, June 13 - 17, 2021 5th - 6th Grades, June 20 - 24, 2021 7th - 8th Grades, June 27 - July 1, 2021

Each week is 5 days going from Sunday to Thursday.



Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Can students take online classes? No


Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $600
Fees: $10
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Room/Board: $300
Transportation: $100