“It’s a great opportunity for the kids to be creative and show their expressive side,” said Staud, as nearby students raced wheeled robotic vehicles - using radio wave frequencies – through an obstacle course competition.
“It’s science based and there are a lot of hands on activities. Four teachers work with the participants,” and the funding comes from Hamilton Schools’ gifted student budget.
Joni Copas, spokeswoman for the 10,000-student district, said “this is just another opportunity and example our school district offers to keep students continually learning through the summer months.”
“And it gives them a way to express themselves in a way they may not be able to in a typical classroom,” said Copas.
Bryson Bowling, a 6th grader from Bridgeport Elementary, said teachers “let you design your passions.”
“There are so many fun activities and there are so many things you can do,” said Bowling. “I like to make things work.”
“And it helps you do scientific things at home like with your brothers and sisters,” he said.
Lilah Ball, a fourth-grader from Ridgeway Elementary, said “we do really cool things in this camp.”