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This year's STEMKAMP theme, SYSTEMS SAFARI, marks the fourth year of the summer day camp and will explore the systems of the human body through hands-on challenges across all the labs. Some of the grade-appropriate curriculum includes learning about the heart and circulatory, digestive, musculo-skeletal and nervous systems. An on-site field trip is included, where students will engage in labs to learn about germs and how they spread, working lungs, and the components of blood, using a blood substitute.


Mrs. Paige Meloni, Superintendent of Schools at SCUC, extended a welcome to the students and parents in the audience. She told the eager learners that lessons learned during the five days of instruction will bear fruit in the years to come.


Those comments were echoed by Mr. Joseph Bray, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Texas (South) and guest speaker for the STEMKAMP launch. “I can guarantee you, after this week, you will have learned something that you didn’t know before you came here,” he said. “You are going to be able to use that knowledge that is going to make for some awesome young men and women as you continue to grow.”

A special thank you to Dee Ann Thomas, our DoDEA Grant Project Director, and her team, as well as all the teachers and student helpers, for making this valuable opportunity available to the students in our community.