Mangaluru: CFAL’s STEM camp is a great success, “Creative Voice” from May 9 to 20
Mangaluru, May 7: In an effort to help children learn and engage this summer while building their skills for the future, CFAL and Mangalore’s Early Learning Center hosted a 4-week STEM camp, designed to immerse children in hands-on STEM learning activities, design challenges, and creative fun with robotics. The camp was aimed at children in grades 1-7 and was a fusion of learning, problem-solving and expanding their STEM skills through several week-long lesson offerings that included experts, interactive teaching combined with real hands-on activities.
A multidisciplinary approach and hands-on activities revealed incredible potential in the children – from robotics, coding, space maker, carpentry and creative design, they experienced it all. During the camp, the children learned how to make foldscopes, LED greeting cards, log cars, wooden shelves, an introduction to tools, halo code and the use of photoshop/canva for l image editing. Besides these sessions – art, dance, music and group discussions aimed at improving communication and interpersonal skills between campers. The field trips helped the children learn, discover themselves and reflect through adventure education.
The highlight of the camp was an entrepreneurial venture by the children on the final day that aimed to help them understand financial literacy and teamwork. The kids were given a small capital, went shopping, attended an auction for places on campus, and finally got to display the various exhibits/food they prepared, introducing them to the nuances of the business. Overall, each day at camp was a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and design challenges.
To further encourage creative thinking and a new artistic program, ELC is hosting a 2-week summer program – “Creative Voice” from May 9-20. The camp would provide a space for children to freely interact and explore basic concepts of theatre, literature and self-expression. Various specialists would have been programmed to work with the students and introduce them to different art forms. Aimed at children ages 6-13, the camp would include activities such as drama games, stories, art, crafts, music, dance, makerspace, lego and more Again. The idea of the program is to encourage children to think, create and work together as a team, in addition to learning to use their imagination and explore their creative energies.
For registration and more camp details, call 6360238816.