Challenger Summer Academies

 

2022 STEM Academies

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Mad Scientist 3-Day Academy

1st-2nd (just completed grades): July 12 - 14, 2022
9:30am - 3pm, bring a lunch
$350
Grab your safety goggles and join us for a few days exploring the wild and often messy side of science!

Full and partial scholarships may be available on a "need" basis dependent on center grant awards available. If Interested fill out and send in a scholarship application.

Mad Scientist Academy

3rd-5th (just completed grades): July 18 - 22, 2022
9:30am - 3pm (Friday Noon Pickup), bring a lunch
$550
Grab your safety goggles and join us for a few days exploring the wild and often messy side of science!

Full and partial scholarships may be available on a "need" basis dependent on center grant awards available. If Interested fill out and send in a scholarship application.

Introduction to Robotics & Coding

6th-8th (just completed grades): July 18 - 22, 2022
9:30am - 3pm (Friday Noon Pickup), bring a lunch
$650
From drones to robotic dogs, to cars that drive themselves, our future is becoming increasingly focused on what machines can do for us. Join us as we explore the basics of coding and robotics! Space is Limited So Sign Up Early!

Full and partial scholarships may be available on a "need" basis dependent on center grant awards available. If Interested fill out and send in a scholarship application.

 

 

 

          From Alaska to Bermuda

         STEM Academies

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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.

No Dates Available at This Time

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.

Space is limited! Only 8 Bermuda spots and 8 Alaska spots available!
*Internet/Wifi connection and phone/tablet are required to participate 

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.

Registration Not Currently Open

 

Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

855-477-7926

Administrator: cooper.kelley@akchallenger.org

Bermuda Ministry of Home Affairs

Jeane Nikolai

jnikolai@gov.bm

 

Challenger Virtual Summer Academy!

We currently have no virtual camps scheduled,
but you may call us to create a custom virtual camp for your group!

Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

855-477-7926

cooper.kelley@akchallenger.org

Make sure to also view our programs available during the School year!