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NECC Kids Camp Expands

Submitted by on February 21, 2012 – 3:05 pm
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Northern Essex Community College’s successful summer camp has a new name as well as a new focus. Now known as “STEM College for Kids” it features an additional emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes.

Held on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St., the four-week camp will still offer a junior session for 9 to 11-year-olds and a senior session for 12 to 14-year-olds. It will still provide the engagement, fun, and activity of the original camp with its Art Games, Basketball, Dance Stylistics, and Singer and Songwriters workshop, but it now offers STEM classes like Create a Wind Turbine which uses rare earth magnets to hand make a turbine; Engineering is Elementary which shows how to design a parachute or build a bridge; Field Ecology and Biology which explores a local pond; Geology Rocks which looks at the creation of the New England landscape; and Walk Along Gliders which brings folded pieces of Styrofoam to life as a glider.

STEM College for Kids runs daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 through August 3. The cost is $70 for one class, $140 for two classes and $210 for three classes per week. There is a $35 registration fee which is waived if the registration is received before May 1. Campers can select one of three classes for each of the three daily sessions. The morning session runs from 9 to 11 a.m., midday session is 11:45 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. and the afternoon session is 2 to 4 p.m. Choices are given on a first come first served basis.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch. Lunch is from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

For additional information call Mike Cross, a professor in the NECC Natural Sciences Department and STEM College for Kids coordinator, at 978-556-3362 or

To view the STEM College for Kids offerings go to