We inspire elementary and middle school children to discover how exciting science can be!
Studies show that students begin to lose interest in the sciences during the middle to late years of elementary school. Notre Dame’s STEM summer camp is designed to help children entering grades K-8 expand their budding interests in science, technology, engineering and math.
Each day, campers will be introduced to a new STEM concept and will participate in hands-on learning. But it’s not all science—there is also time for swimming, team building, crafts and lunch!
STEM camp is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp activities end at 3 p.m. to allow time for swimming, crafts and other activities.
Campers are placed with two instructors. Instructors are graduates of the NDMU STEM Leadership program.
How to Register
2018 Session Date
At Notre Dame's week-long STEM Camp, we inspire elementary and middle school students to discover how exciting science, technology, engineering and math can be. Each day students will engage in fun, hands-on activities around the theme of "Into the Woods." There will also be time for swimming, games, crafts and, of course, lunch and snacks. If you have a budding scientist or engineer in your house entering grades K–8, think about STEM Camp.
- July 16–20: Into the Woods
A typical day in the life of our campers might look like this:
|1:00-3:00||Conclusion of Engineering Activity|
|3:00-3:30||Outreach with Community Partner|
|3:30-4:00||Arts and Crafts/Outdoor Activity with Afternoon Snack|
Snacks and lunch will be provided for campers throughout the week. Please send a reusable water bottle with your camper each day.
Campers should wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking, running and playing games. A bathing suit and towel are necessary if campers wish to participate in water activities. Certified lifeguards and staff will be present at the pool.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are responsible for all medical expenses. Notre Dame of Maryland does not provide medical insurance.
Forms & Authorizations
Dr. Juliann Dupuis is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at NDMU’s School of Education. She has over 15 years of experience working with and teaching at the elementary, secondary and university levels and over 10 years in content development and teacher enhancement programs in science education. Currently, she works as a facilitator for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to teach environmental education curricula and as a facilitator of the Engineering is Elementary curriculum from the Boston Museum of Science. Previously Juliann has been an instructor for the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts as well as a formal science educator in the middle school classroom, educating hundreds of children. Dr. Dupuis will be overseeing the camp and organizing the curriculum and instructors.
Lisa Pallett is an Assistant Professor at NDMU who specializes in elementary mathematics instruction. She will be present each day and will help to ensure that the camp runs smoothly by helping to coordinate various activities and supervisor the daily camp counselors.
Ann Czapski is a middle school math teacher at St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick, MD. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mount St. Mary's University and a Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching STEM from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has experience as a counselor and educator for the NDMU STEM Camp last summer.
Erin Mahony is a middle school math teacher at Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mount St. Mary's University and a Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching STEM from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has experience as a counselor and educator for the NDMU STEM Camp in previous summers.
Chris Kropp is a 5th grade teacher at Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary School in Harford County. He has been teaching in Harford County for 10 years and is a graduate of the Master’s in STEM Leadership program from Notre Dame of Maryland University. He currently writes science curriculum for his county as well as coaches Destination Imagination teams that have competed at the global level.
Robert Shank teaches at Abingdon Elementary School in Harford County MD. He teaches elementary physical education K-5. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Towson University and will graduate with a Masters of Arts in Leadership in Teaching STEM from Notre Dame University. He has experience working with students in large groups and is very excited for the team building and engineering activities.
Ashley Demski is a Baltimore City Schools teacher and has taught PreK for 7 years. She is certified in elementary education, early childhood education and STEM. Ashley has helped develop science and STEM curriculum for Baltimore City Schools and teaches an Early Childhood STEM practicum at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Emily Langton is the Activities Director at STEM camp. She is a 4th grade teacher at Owings Mills Elementary School in Baltimore County. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching STEM from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has experience running a STEM club after school for middle school and incorporating 3D printing design into the school curriculum.
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