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Overview of the University of St. Thomas STEPS Camp

Overview of the University of St. Thomas STEPS Camp

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  • STEPS camp at the University of St Thomas Best Practices What is STEPS?
    • Hands on
    • Girls only
    • Engineering based
    • Overnight –
    • move away from day camp to life changing experience
    • Theme – planes or rockets/
    • sustainability
    • Teachers –
    • who and passion
    • Small classes
    • Small teams
    • Age group – 6 th grade – time of making choices – 9 th graders…
    • Random and mixed groups
    • Same gender staff – teachers and counselors and directors – girl empowerment
    • Staff that know kids and how to work with kids over content
    • 30/30/30 rule
    Technical Developmental Recreational Airplane Assembly Lab Animation Lab Chemistry Lab Electricity Lab Flight Simulation Machining Lab MacGyver Wiki Design Physics Lab Plastics Lab Counselor-led Evening “TAPS” Diversity Writing Workshop Ecology Fly Night (Radio Control Airplane) History of Women in Science and Engineering Problem-Solving Relay Team Building Hip-Hop Biology Systems of the Body Crazy Olympics Dutch Auction Games Karaoke Movie Night Skit Creation Snack Party Swimming Eco Runway
    • FREE – makes it available to all SES
    • Take home a big project – plane or rocket
    • Random drawing to admit campers
    • One camper at a time!
    • Staff – engineering students as counselors, professionals as teachers and speakers – campers are able to see all the steps to becoming an engineer
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    • Wrap-up meeting at the end of each summer
    • Meet year round to keep making camp better for next year
    • Keep it fun!!
    • We are not afraid to make changes and try new things every year!