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Virtual Summer Camp Experience

  Edge Factor Team   |     June 14, 2021 |   5 minute read
Edge Factor Virtual Summer Camp Experience equips students with STEAM challenges and Career exploration tools.

The end of a school year provides students with the opportunity to celebrate their academic accomplishments and marks the beginning of summer vacation! For many students' summer vacations include adventure, sunshine and summer camp! 

 

The afternoon swims, the late night s’mores, new friendships that begin at the craft table. There’s nothing quite like being a kid at Summer Camp. But as we all know, for the second year in a row, COVID-19 is causing concerns and disruptions for many parents, educators, and Summer Camp programs.

 

To help meet this need, Edge Factor in partnership with ABB, California Arts Media & Entertainment, and myBlueprint, have created a fun online Summer Camp Experience that provides fun and engaging STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) challenges and career exploration tools! 

 

Edge Factor’s Summer Camp Experience will include some of the elements and benefits of a traditional summer camp, including the opportunities to experience success, build confidence, self-esteem and resilience while working on the daily challenges. Furthermore, they will discover how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) comes alive through their own creativity and play time and in real world careers. The summer camp toolkit will include 5 days of STEAM challenges, that align to Edge Factor’s high impact videos, and includes a chance to win prizes! 

 

Students will watch a short keynote presentation each day related to an area of STEAM, which will present the challenge. 

 

Day one, challenge includes building different types of paper airplanes, where students will learn how thrust, lift, drag and gravity affect the ability for their airplane to fly well.  This will introduce them to the world of aerospace and access to related content that will inspire further career exploration in aviation and aerospace. By submitting a form and a picture or video of them completing the challenge they are entered in a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. 

 

The next 4 days follow a similar theme, the challenges vary from building a campsite with toothpicks and marshmallows, making ice cream, creating a binary code bracelet and designing their own tour bus using sidewalk chalk. All of these challenges align with Edge Factor’s career exploration videos in various industries from Automation, Architecture & Construction, Graphic Arts and Hospitality. 

 

Top 5 Reasons to Participate in Our Virtual Summer Camp!

 

Here are the top 5 reasons why we recommend you share and participate in our virtual Summer Camp:

  1. To engage students with summer learning activities that make learning, problem-solving, and exploring careers both fun and interactive!
  2. Be inspired by real life stories of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things in their careers.
  3. Connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to real-world industries and careers.
  4. Help families discover the opportunities available within the skilled trades.
     
  5. K-12 Students will achieve a sense of accomplishment as they complete the 5 hands-on STEAM Challenges!
    BONUS: Students can enter their Challenge Submission for chances to WIN a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

 

Here’s a brief list of what’s included in the Summer Camp toolkit: 

 

  • 5 Days of STEAM

Watch high-impact videos that showcase how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math come alive in real-world careers.


  • Enter to Win Prizes

 Complete the daily STEAM challenge and submit a picture or video evidence using the feedback form for your chance to WIN an Amazon Gift Cards!


  • Cinematic Films

 Pop some corn and watch stories of inspiring innovators and creators pushing back the edge of what's possible.

 

What are you waiting for? Register today.

The Summer Camp Experience is available for FREE from June 21, 2021 to August 31, 2021.

 

REGISTER

 

This toolkit is available for FREE thanks to our partners: ABB, California’s Arts, Media, and Entertainment, and myBlueprint

 

For Edge Factor Premium members only:

This Experience will continue to be available for you all year as of June 14, 2021! Don’t forget, if you are an educator you can assign this content for your Classes and Students to watch the media and answer quizzes. This Experience paired with the Industry “Student Directed Activities” are a great way to gain metrics and see your student responses too.

 

Questions? Feedback? Contact us.

Email: info@edgefactor.com or message us on the Live Chat. We’d love to hear from you.

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