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Education and Fun are Focus of Summer Program

Submitted by on March 28, 2013 – 2:53 pm
NECC's College for Kids is accepting registrations

NECC's College for Kids is accepting registrations

Kitchen Chemistry, Spa Science, and May the Force be with You are just a few of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concentrated courses that will be offered this summer at Northern Essex Community College’s STEM College for Kids summer program which has all the fun and games of a traditional summer camp with the added benefit of a focus on STEM.

Kitchen Chemistry looks at home kitchens as science labs while Spa Science explores chemical reactions when making fizzers, lotions, and shampoo, and May the Force Be with You studies gravity using games, toys, and experiments.

STEM College for Kids, which has divisions for juniors 9 to 11 years old and seniors 12 to 14, is held on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

There are four one-week sessions: July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2. Courses run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and extended care is available before and after camp.

Participants enroll in three courses a day at a cost of $70 per course per week. 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. The courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

STEM College for Kids offers summer classics like art games, collage, jewelry making, junk box creations, and nature crafts. Other courses include cartooning, digital photography, fact or fiction, fashion design, floral design, from script to screen, journalism, magical media, painting on silk, singers and songwriters, and world dance.

A few courses including horticulture, t-shirt design, floral design, jewelry making, painting on silk, fashion design, and magical media require an additional $20 materials fee.
For additional information contact Mary Shattuck at or call 978-659-1237 or visit the college’s website