Summer Camps Bring Students Fun and STEM Skills

Nearly 450 students are in summer camps this year at STARBASE Victory! There is never a dull moment at the schoolhouse with students learning everything from coding in PPS Coders to environmental stewardship in ENVIROBASE.  Each week through the end of July, you will find twenty five or so students in each camp except when they on an awesome field trip!  We offer extensions (graduate courses) in the subjects they learned during the school year in SPACEBASE, ENVIROBASE and AEROBASE for rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders.  We also offer new programs to such as LEGO WEDO Robotics Camp for rising 4thgradersLEGO WeDo Robotics Camp where campers will build and program “robotic critters” capable of performing simple tasks.  Campers will be encouraged to imagine, explore, and investigate basic machine principles through the development and reinforcement of integrated problem solving, communication skills, teamwork and collaboration..

Pictured here are students during the second session of SPACEBASE for rising 5th graders. At this camp, students used geospatial technologies to learn more about Old Towne Portsmouth. Mapping, exploration, and interaction with the businesses in Old Towne Portsmouth during the field trip resulted in each team’s creation of a brochure representing the area. The key components of the camp were to use their STEM skills as they learn about mapping, tourism, and urban planning by using GPS to track a wayward pirate through Old Towne Portsmouth.

Spacebase teamwork