Hands on learning is the focus of a summer camp being offered by the Muskingum Family Y.
The STEAM camp stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. It’s a two week program that introduces students in sixth-eighth grade to dissection, physics and the rock cycle, among other things.
"Katie Hooper Boyd from Zane State does a great job with the program," said Executive Director the Y Craig Miracle. "She makes it fun. It’s very educational. We also have a collaboration with the New Tech Academy where students that are in the New Tech Academy program at the high school are volunteering to be mentors to the young students in the class."
Miracle said they recently renovated a building on the park’s campus to house a science lab, but campers will also make a visit to Zane State to work in their lab and learn about higher education.
"Here we are with the opportunity to expose them to the college setting," explained Miracle. "It doesn’t necessarily mean you need a four year degree, but at least maybe a 2 year associates or something along those lines. There’s a lot you can do with that because it’s showing now you need more than just a high school diploma."
The STEAM camp cost is $10 for students of Zanesville City Schools which will be refunded if they attend the entire camp. The cost is $50 for all other Muskingum County students. Pre registration is required. The deadline is June 13. Camp runs June 17-20 and 24-27.