Summer Camp @ MMC

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In collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Physics, Summer Camp @ MMC will introduce campers to these sciences by engaging in fun-filled, hands-on enrichment experiences.

The Biscayne Bay Science Club and the Physics Club at MMC will engage students in science projects and activities in an age appropriate learning atmosphere. Campers will be provided the tools to help them apply scientific knowledge to daily life and learn about preparing for careers in the sciences.

Activities include:

CAMPUS TOURS Each week campers will have the opportunity to tour either the Modesto Maidique Campus or the Biscayne Bay Campus and get a real look at what FIU has to offer. Students can experience the Astroscience Center, the Marine Sciences Building, the Nature Trail, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the School of Hospitality Management, the Frost Art Museum, the FIU Law School, tour the College of Medicine, and many others that will give them a feel of the dynamic, can-do energy that is FIU.

SOCIAL MEDIA & GAMING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Campers will have the opportunity to engage in training sessions that will foster creating and sharing of information and ideas and how to use forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. Guest speakers will let campers know about the latest happenings in social media, plus tips on using Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other social tools on the web. During these sessions campers will have the opportunity to use their electronic devises in an educational surrounding.\
ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT In the spirit of the societies created during the early 20th century in response to the Arts and Crafts Movement, campers will enjoy supervised art & craft activities that cover a wide range of educational subjects while engaging in an array of art projects and DIY activities.

GAMING TOURNAMENTS/ “eGAMING & BOARD GAMES” Who can play through Super Mario World fastest! Who can participate in an endurance challenge involving Dance Revolution! Who’s a premier chess or checkers player? Campers will engage in competitive gaming tournaments that will help develop confidence and critical thinking skills.

THE SCIENCE OF FISHING/LET'S GO FISHING! Junior Panthers and Panthers will be given the opportunity to participate in a special fishing experience that will engage and educate campers in the art of fishing in South Florida. Campers will learn how to build their own fishing rods.

EDUCATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES Lead Counselors will design and incorporate a fun educational learning experience for all groups under both a traditional academic settings, in the classrooms, or nontraditional settings outdoor, that will create relevant, engaging and memorable educational experiences.\
FIELD DAY/FUN WATER ACTIVITIES Campers will participated in “Let’s get Ready to RUMBLE! This will be a fun filled day of outdoor water activities, sports, and competitions amongst fellow campers. Campers will also learn fundamentals of sports nutrition and dietetics guidelines. Guest speakers will teach campers how important it is to learn at an early age the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat vitamins, minerals and fluids to fuel their personal fitness levels.\
SORE TODAY, STRONG TOMORROW Take the “work” out of workout. Campers will enjoy a total workout experience that combines elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility- with a fun energetic experience.\
END OF SUMMER CAMP BASH Let’s Party! Everyone is invited to an amazing End-of-Camp BBQ Bash. Campers come together to share fond memories and celebrate a great summer.