Summer STEM Camps is a sponsored post in partnership with iD Tech.
You might have heard a lot about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education and how important it is but you might not have spent much time thinking about what that means.
And what does it have to do with summer camps?
Summer STEM Camps and Why They Matter for Our Kids
It’s predicted that there will be one million unfilled STEM jobs by the year 2020. By unfilled, they mean that there will be numerous job openings, but not enough qualified individuals to adequately fill them!
That means we need to help our kids develop the skills they need to be successful in our ever-changing world! Technology is not going to slow down any time soon.
My own kids are proof of that. I think sometimes they know more than me when it comes to all things tech-related! Summer STEM camps can be a great way to get your kids excited about STEM, discover new interests, and maybe even find a passion they’ll have for the rest of their lives!
Real World Skills at Summer STEM Camps
Students can lose as much as two to three months of math and reading skills over the summer. The summer brain drain is real! Summer STEM camps can help battle the brain drain by encouraging skills like:
- if-then thinking
These are real world skills that encourage kids and teens to think through complex problems and come up with logical solutions. This can make them less likely to suffer from summer brain drain. The STEM summer camps at iD Tech offer these opportunities!
More than 275,000 students have attended iD Tech since 1999! Some alumni go on to work at Google, Apple, or Facebook. Talk about an exciting future!
Although there are many technology summer programs to choose from these days, iD Tech continues to stand out as the nation’s premiere program. Many of the nation’s top universities, like Rice University here in Houston, have trusted iD Tech for the past 15 years and counting!
Check out some of the great things about iD Tech:
- guarantee its low 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio
- year-round online learning platform
- professional tutors
Plus, there are some amazing new courses available this year:
- Cryptography & Cyber Security
- Decoder Squad — Encryption at Cyber Security
- Cyber Security: Encryption & Cryptography
- DIY: Build Your Own Laptop & Learn Coding (ages 10-12)
- DIY: Build Your Own Laptop & Code With Python (ages 13-17)