Why StemQuest Camps?
Our overall mission is to enrich the lives of children and teens by simultaneously fostering fun and building character.
Leadership, teamwork, preparation, initiative, and effort are life skills echoed repeatedly throughout our curriculum. We hire experienced and extraordinary teachers, instructors, engineers and graduate students of education, who are dedicated to cultivating these skills. Our staff is united by a desire to uphold and demonstrate our core values.
Our Core Values:
The core decision factor in how we prepare and all we do.
Every day, every project and every experience.
Towards everyone: students, parents, staff members, the school.
Create WOW experiences and aim to exceed expectations to “WOW!” everyone and in everything we do.
Warm and welcoming at all times. Positive attitudes shape us.
Fostering friendships and opportunities for both students and staff.
Best in show experience without cutting corners.
Over-communication and do so proactively.
Open with one another at all times. The opposite is to not be honest with someone else or yourself.
Maintaining the core values of the company, the facility/school and yourself.
How We Think
StemQuest Camp has been specifically designed to accommodate the needs and wants of the entire family. Our company is filled with full-time and seasonal team members who have children. Therefore, we understand the opportunities, happiness, and challenges the long summer break may present.
Is For Girls & Boys
All of the StemQuest Summer Camp programs and weekly-themes have been carefully designed for both girls and boys to participate in and to enjoy.
Overall, summer is the perfect time to experiment and build confidence. StemQuest Camps provide both girls and boys with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Girls & STEM?
Is The Stereotype True?
The stereotype that girls aren’t interested in STEM is just that, a stereotype. Girls need to be exposed to engineering early on so they can make informed decisions when choosing their career paths. “Engineering is not only meant for boys,” says Ana Quezada, a biomedical engineering student at the University of California, Riverside and 2012-2013 International Fellow, in an article published by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). “If you have any doubts, just take a look around you. Everything you see has some engineering in it. I believe girls will love engineering if they will only give it a try. It’s not only focused on cars and boys; it is more about creating new things from scratch just using your imagination.”
Not Just A Camp For Kids.
Campers: Engage In a Variety of Transformative Activities
During each week of the summer, StemQuest provides campers with the unique opportunity to:
- Be safe. Feel comfortable. Have Fun. Build confidence and self-esteem.
- Explore new technology applicable to present-day and real-world experiences.
- Stay physically active and participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
- Develop essential life skills such as teamwork, leadership, collaboration, self-confidence, and cooperation.
- Enjoy the leadership, friendship and mentorship of dedicated, well-trained adult-led camp counselors and instructors.