Send TJ to Science Camp

$720 of $650 goal

Raised by 27 people in 69 months
Josie Jackson  WILLINGBORO, NJ
My 11 year old son TJ was recently selected to participate in his school district's Math competition. His team placed 2nd overall. He's always expressed a love for reading, math and science so naturally his father and I decided to sign him up for the WOW! Science Camp. It's an 8 week program that teaches science and engineering in a fun way. We received a grant for $472 but are still responsible for $1600. Please help us send TJ to Science Camp!

REVISED*** TJ will only be attending 3 weeks of camp making our new goal is $650.
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Update 4
Posted by Josephine Jackson
66 months ago
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TJ completed his first week of STEM camp and he really enjoyed it! The theme was Marine Life and the field trip for the week was Dolphin and Whale watching on the Jersey coast. Below is an overview of the week's activities written by the camp director.

"We explored the creatures of the sea during week 7, the "Marine Life" week.

Campers focused on many aspects of the ocean and the life within. Junior Campers enjoyed making food chains, using their knowledge to categorize different types of ocean animals, seeing what floats and sinks according to the object's mass index and creating their own marine life book to take home to show their family and friends. They explored the effects of climate change on the currents in the ocean and made their own wave machines.

Main and Teen Campers examined preserved specimens and graphed them according to their environment and placement on the food web. Dried specimens were observed under a microscope. They even hatched their own community of brine shrimp. We were able to identify three different developmental stages of shrimp throughout the week. Campers enjoyed making their own submarines and deep sea divers. They learned how to clean up an oil spill and made a 3-D oceanic themed mural which demonstrated marine life food chains. They also played with "Blubber" to understand how it keeps marine mammals warm in icy waters.

All campers made sea creature plaster molds and painted them, examined actual sea animals using lab samples and made paper jellyfish. They played games such as octopus, shark and ameba tag, which were fun for all. They discussed topics affecting our oceans each day, such as what plastics and trash do to our oceans' environment and how we can make a difference. The children's week was accented by some very interesting and informative documentaries from National Geographic and other educational websites regarding ocean animals.

The week culminated with a trip on the "Atlantic Star" for Dolphin and Whale watching. Even though neither was sighted, it was an amazing trip for all along the south jersey coast. A lot of the children had never taken a ride on a boat, and most had not been on the ocean. It was a great experience and we discussed why they thought animals were not sighted and received many well thought out answers. While on the boat, the crew instructed the children on various types of sea life with hands-on exhibits and instruction. All of the children were able to touch a variety of animals such as live crabs, including a horseshoe crab. The spider crab nipped a few of us, the horseshoe crab squirmed in our hands, and the urchin was a favorite. The kids had a great time and the experience will be one they talk about for a long time!

I can't believe Week 8, our last week of camp this summer, is upon us. We will explore the makeup of our earth during this Rocks-R-Us week. Our field trip this Wednesday will be a visit back to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, which proved to be one of our most popular trips last summer.

Looking forward to another fantastic week!"
Marine Life Research
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Update 3
Posted by Josephine Jackson
68 months ago
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Happy Friday everyone! Due to summer activities for our entire family, we will not be sending TJ to camp for the full 8 weeks. He will be attending 3 weeks, making our new goal amount $650. We appreciate all of your help and thank you for keeping TJ's STEM interest alive.
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Update 2
Posted by Josephine Jackson
68 months ago
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TJ is registered and paid up for 2 weeks of camp! Here are screenshots for verification purposes. Your donations are going where we said they would :)
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Update 1
Posted by Josephine Jackson
68 months ago
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TJ will be registered this week and 2 weeks of camp will be paid for thanks to you. Here are the details of the program he will be attending:

Wow! Science Camp
Cherry Hill, NJ

Morning Half-Day STEM Camp (9AM to 12PM - Early Drop Off Available) This program includes:
-age-appropriate, fun science, technology,
computer science, engineering and math projects and experiments for children aged 5 to 14
-educational games and simulations
-math and money management lessons
-STEM careers related to our projects and experiments (our database includes more than 300 STEM careers with information on high school subjects and preparatory steps to major in those fields)
-Fun weekly field trips.
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