Challenger Summer Academies
Camps subject to change or cancel due to changing COVID-19 updates.
From Alaska to Bermuda
Starting in 2019, Challenger Learning Center of Alaska has enjoyed working with the Bermuda Ministry of Home Affairs to conduct multiple summer STEM Academies with students from Bermuda and Alaska together! In previous years Challenger has gone to Bermuda to deliver the camp and held it virtually, to middle school students. This program allows Challenger the opportunity to expand our mission to include other cultures in educating the workforce of tomorrow through a stimulating, hands-on, STEM curriculum.
The potential for this program is continually developing for the future, with a cultural exchange aspect that integrates Alaska and Bermuda students. The collaboration would not only allow Bermuda and Alaskan students an opportunity to build on each other ideas but to share cultural and environmental experiences. Project topics range from navigation and stability, motion and energy, cultural comparisons, coding, space, astronomy, meteorology, and more!
Summer 2020, Challenger received an Arthur C. Clark Award for Innovation in Education for the virtual Alaska meets Bermuda camp. To read more visit the press release here.
Please pay attention to the deadline to enter.
A committee will review the entries and make selections within two days after the deadline.
Accepted applicants will be notified by phone and email.
February 14 – 18, 2022
“Return to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond”
Alaskan 6 – 8th graders & Bermudian M1- M3 students
4 hours a day, (AST) 8am – 12pm / (Bermuda Time) 1pm – 5pm
Deadline to enter: January 31
Explore the wonders of physics, navigation, engineering, and astronomy right from your homes! During this week, Alaskan and Bermudian students will work together via ZOOM with a Challenger Flight Director. Camps will be 5 days long with classes 4 hours each day, including instructor time, team project time, presentations, and downtime to talk to the other students. The curriculum theme will focus on the latest NASA drive to establish a permanent, manned research station on the Moon, and to expand mankind’s presence to Mars and beyond. Hands-on projects students will be making involves revealing and solving challenges in colonizing other planets and continued deep-space exploration. Guest speakers from NASA will also make appearances throughout the week! All materials needed to make the assignments will be provided. Alaska students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and Bermuda students in M1, M2, and M3.
Bermudians: Bermuda Department of Energy is offering full scholarships to 8 Bermuda Students.
Alaskans: Contact Us
Students will submit a video introducing themselves and explaining their interest in the camp. They must articulate in a creative, passionate way, why they should be chosen to attend the camp, their desire to participate, and their commitment to completing the work. Videos should be kept to two minutes and students must clearly state their name and if they are from Alaska or Bermuda at the beginning of their video. Videos can be shot with a phone, tablet, computer, or camera. Entries need to be uploaded with the link provided in the application form below.
Camps have limited space and approvals are based on a Video submission entry preferred, or a written statement from the student in the comments section. Fill Out a registration form for each child you wish to enter into the camp. You will be asked to specify the date you prefer in your application below. A detailed packet will be emailed to you regarding confirmation, instructions, and camp details. **By filling out this form it is not guaranteeing your child a spot in the camp.
Challenger Learning Center of Alaska
Bermuda Ministry of Home Affairs
2021 SUMMER ACADEMIES NOW AVAILABLE
Challenger Learning Center Summer STEM Academy!
JUNE 29 - July 1, 2021 (TUES - THURS)
Students entering 1st - 2nd Grade
Day Camp Cost $200
JUNE 14 - 18, 2021
Material Science: Build, Bust, & Burn
Students entering 3rd - 4th Grade
We experience materials all day, every day but do we know anything about them? Campers will learn about the four main classes of materials. What better way to test materials than to build them, burn them, AND bust them (all with adult supervision, of course), as well as other fun building projects!
Day Camp Cost $325
Challenger Virtual Summer Academy!
Please contact us if you have any questions.
July 21st – 22nd, 2020- Things that MOVE Camp
Age 6th-8th Grade
A Virtual STEM Camp as we explore things that MOVE!
There will be two Live ZOOM Sessions each day from 8am-9am and 12pm-1pm with our instructor. Between calls students will be working on their projects to present.
July 21st – 22nd, 2020- To the Moon and Beyond Camp
Age 4th-5th Grade
A Virtual STEM Camp as we explore the science behind man’s return to the Moon, and journey on to Mars and Beyond!
There will be two Live ZOOM Sessions each day from 9am-10am and 1pm-2pm with our instructor. Between calls students will be working on their projects to present.
The technical requirements are an internet connection, ZOOM app, and the Goosechase app and account. Other than that, bring your enthusiasm for space and STEM and join us!
Sign up soon as we spots are limited! Additional information coming soon!
Challenger Learning Center of Alaska