STEM Summer Camp

Activity Level: Low Level: Students may go hiking, may be exposed to bees and might participate in our high ropes challenge course.

Who? All active FLOC students in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Where? The FLOC Outdoor Education Center (OEC) located at 671 FLOC Way in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (google maps link here?)

When? 12pm on Monday, July 29th – 1 pm on August 2nd*

What? For the first time, FLOC is offering a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math camp. camp will allow our students to rediscover “indoor” subjects through the lens of the great outdoors. Through nature-based science projects and activities, they will be able to see firsthand the connections between how things operate in nature and how humans have adapted and mimicked nature. This year campers will get to explore physics and geology through a rock climber’s lens, learn the stories and science of summer stellar astronomy, experience alternative energy creation firsthand, explore the world of hydrology by creating their own watersheds, discover more about the world of trees and the information they can give us, and many other hands on activities. All of this science, in addition to time for traditional camp games, teambuilding, ziplining, and a movie night. Campers are asked to bring their own rain gear, flash lights, clothing and any medications they may require. You can find a complete packing list here.

If you have any questions about this camp or are unsure whether it will be a good fit for your camper, please don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator, Deidra Goodwin, at either dgoodwin@floc.org or (304) 725 -0409.

*FLOC provides transportation for our DC students to and from the OEC and as such we will pick up students at FLOC’s headquarters at 9 am and will drop students off at 3:30 pm. We ask that our West Virginia families drop their campers off at the OEC. Once your student has been registered for camp, you will receive more detailed information about pick up/drop off times and locations.

Risk Management Statement: 

All adventure activities offered by FLOC are led by trained staff, following industry guidelines, and are subject to weather cancellations.  Our field team includes at least one staff member with advanced wilderness first aid skills and all other staff are American First Aid/CPR & AED certified.  All canoeing is done with an American Canoe Association certified staff member and all challenge course activities are led by trained and certified facilitators through Vestal Gap Ventures, LLC.  FLOC take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of all participants and maintains quarterly inspection reports.  All adventure activities will have a certain level of risk involved and participants should fully understand the risks of such activities.  FLOC’s STEM Camp may expose participants to environmental conditions, bees, light to moderate hiking and rock climbing.

Limitations:

Age/Grade: Middle School Camps

Weight: 45 lbs. to 300 lbs.

Height: Must be taller than 42 inches