Previously known as STEM Camp, Discovery Camp is where 21st century learning comes to life in exciting and hands-on ways. Instructors facilitate projects and activities that encourage young campers to create and explore the Sciences and Technologies. Campers learn how to navigate various devices and software applications and apply what they learn to projects that meet their interests. Our goal is to help campers understand how to appropriately utilize technology as a way to solve problems.
Through hands-on tinkering and immersion, communication, and collaboration, campers discover 21st century skills in a fun camp environment. The instructors in the Ciongoli Center for Innovation, all of whom are experienced educators at The Fessenden School, provide age-appropriate instruction in a way that makes the concepts readily understandable for young minds. Campers will gain familiarity with maker concepts such as programming, robotics, engineering, multimedia, and design, and gain essential skills that they can carry with them through life.
We strive to have a balance of ages, and a mix of boys and girls, in our Discovery Camp weeks. This impacts the number of spaces available for a given age or gender in the camp.