The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

LCCC to host STEAM maker summer camps

- Staff report

Lorain County Community College’s summer STEAM (science, technology, engineerin­g, arts and math) camps for children and teens in grades 3-12 are infused with creativity, digital fabricatio­n technologi­es, and indoor and outdoor activities that will inspire innovative ideas and an inventor’s mindset, according to a news release from LCCC.

“Art, making and technology are woven into all of our STEAM Maker camps,” said Joan Perch, program and outreach coordinato­r. “In every camp, campers have lots of fun developing real- world skills and experiment­ing with 21st century technologi­es on creative projects.

“These are wonderful camps for all students, including those who might not be interested in technology, but are creative and love to make and build.”

Camps are grouped by grade and guided by an incredible staff of artists, educators, makers, technician­s and college students, according to the release.

The low camper to staff ratio provides each camper with the support they need to take on individual and group art, technology, science and outdoor activities, the release said.

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Camp

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12, June 17-20

Build your own Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer from cardboard.

Then create a panoramic virtual reality environmen­t using just a smart phone and technology.

Rosie’s Girls For Girls

Grades 6, 7 and 8 two sessions: July 8-12 and July 15-19

Create and build individual and group STEAM projects in a safe and girlcenter­ed environmen­t while working with role models in diverse career fields.

Practice the skills of designers, engineers, carpenters and welders, and learn about Fab Lab technologi­es.

Cosmic Camp

Grades 3-5, July 22-26 and grades 6-8, Aug. 5-9

Explore outer space through arts, STEM and outdoor activities.

Design, build and fly your own rocket, moon buggy and more using traditiona­l art and making materials as well as Fab Lab technologi­es including laser cutters, vinyl cutters and 3D printers.

Press/Print Camp

Grades 6-8, July 29 to Aug. 2, grades 9-12, Aug. 12-16

Build skills, use your imaginatio­n, and explore digital fabricatio­n and printmakin­g technologi­es.

Build an “art bot,” use a vinyl cutter to make a decal, design and print your own T-shirt and create original 2D art prints/ posters.

Projects use traditiona­l art materials and incorporat­e Fab Lab technologi­es like laser cutters, CNC routers and 3D printers.

Cost is $225 per week for all camps.

For more informatio­n, visit­s.

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