U of I Extension Hosts Three-Day Hands-On Camp in St. Charles

Pick up S.T.E.A.M. this summer with a three-day youth camp focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math for intermediate and middle school students.

“This hands-on camp builds knowledge and skills, all while having fun,” said Donna Nuger, 4-H Youth Development Educator with University of Illinois Extension. “We’ll explore principles of science, engineering, design, agriculture, and nutrition through interactive lessons on food science, robotics, techno-art, and environmental science.”

Hosted by 4-H, this three-day camp is designed for students entering 4th to 8th grades in the 2017-2018 school year. It will meet 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at the U of I Extension office in Kane County, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

“Summer can make it hard for youth to retain skills, and some youth are unable to get to activities,” said Nuger. “With this 4-H S.T.E.A.M. Camp, youth can get three full days of learning and excitement, which can help them maintain academic skills and make positive memories.”

The cost is $75 per youth for the three days, and lunch and snack are included. Youth do not need to be 4-H members. Registration is required by July 15, and space is limited. To learn more or to sign up, visit go.illinois.edu/summer4Hdkk

For questions, contact Donna Nuger or Doris Braddock at 630-584-6166. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact the Extension office at least two weeks prior to the start date.

To learn more about 4-H in Kane County, visit go.illinois.edu/info4Hdkk. University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.