Jun 7th

Youth Summer Camps – McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire offers hands-on summer space science camps for youth ages 5-17 for six weeks each summer. There are several different camps with new topics and activities added every year. This year, a new program opened where youth ages 6-12 join an international expedition concerning global challenges.

The summer camps are just one example of a variety of inspiring youth educational science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming offered by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Efforts are made to support underrepresented groups wishing to participate in such programming as well. In 2012, the center was able to raise funds for camp scholarships and transportation though an auction, gala, and a foundation grant. The scholarships were made available to the youth of Concord’s New Americans community, a community of resettled refugees. Through the scholarships, Bhutanese children were able to participate in STEM summer camps with their peers.

The youth participating in the summer camps delighted in the wealth of hands-on activities, such as building and launching rockets and creating protective landing gear for a simulated Mars landing. It was a great experience for everyone involved.

For more information about Weekly science program,visit the program : Hompage

Contact : Jeanne Gerulskis

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