Lenoir County Public Schools

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Lenoir County Public Schools STEM Summer Camp  

Lenoir County Public Schools (LCPS) provides distinctive 21st-century learning experiences to traditionally underserved children in eastern North Carolina. Because the students in LCPS increasingly represent subgroups that are underrepresented in STEM careers, it is more critical than ever that we expose our students to STEM concepts early and often.   LCPS first developed its STEM Summer Camp program in 2015. The six-week program provided more than 300 students in grades 1-8 with opportunities to expand their minds through fun, hands-on camps that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. Certified teachers lead students through an inquiry-based learning process that contributes to greater depth of understanding and higher levels of student engagement.   Research tells us that robotics, science project exploration, and math lab activities helps students continue to improve competences in science and mathematics through rigorous hands-on activities.  Our camps offer students entering first through eighth grades the chance to be engaged in STEM in ways they have never been before.  With a 1:10 maximum teacher student ratio each student is guaranteed to have someone available to answer their questions and provoke them to continue exploring.   

Students in LCPS pay a nominal fee to participate in the program, and scholarships are available for students in need. Camp fees only cover a portion of the cost to put the camps on and do not always include the full amount necessary to account for teacher stipends, supplies, and curricular materials.  

Curriculum for the camps comes from a variety of resources.  Lenoir Community College and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service/4-H work cohesively with LCPS to provide up-to-date and relevant information.  We also use curriculum provided by the North Carolina Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom program along with science and math curriculums created by various resources.


Nichole Hathaway
Lenoir County Public Schools