First-ever STEAM camp focuses on science, fun

July 6, 2015

STEAM camp -1HESPERIA — The first-ever Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) Camp is set for July 27-30 at Hesperia Community Schools.

Hesperia High School Chemistry/Physics Teacher Jennifer Sherburn is running the educational and fun-filled camp that is free to area middle school students. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 8. Parents can email:

Hesperia High School graduate Cayla Broton, who will be a senior at Yale University next year, is helping coordinate and direct the camp.

Hours are 9 a.m. to noon each day with a snack provided at 10:30 a.m. The target grade level is upcoming fifth through seventh grades.

“The cost is free to students as we received a generous Fremont Community Foundation Grant for $2,200,” said Sherburn. “The Camp will feature make-n-take activities and a field trip to the Kropscott Environmental Center in Fremont. We would love to include students from Shelby, Hart and Walkerville too.”

The curriculum outline is the following:

Monday: Polymer Chemistry and Shrinky Dinks

Tuesday: Technology and Engineering Challenge

Wednesday: Kroppscott Farm and Observatory Field Trip

Thursday: Acids and Bases; Salt Water Fuel Cells; and Tie Dye