New at Summer Camp this Year

Starting with Camp Somers in 2014, the Patriots’ Path Council camps are being implemented with the STEM Nova program all summer long! The STEM Nova Awards program allows Scouts to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through Scouting activities. At camp, the counselors will be able to sign you off on the various requirements that you fulfill during your week at camp. Be sure to put your STEM merit badges to work! When you earn American Business, Chess, Computers, Drafting, Radio, Entrepreneurship, Orienteering, Personal Management, Surveying, Weather, Archery, Aviation, Shotgun, Rifle, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Athletics, Robotics, Railroading, Thick Transportation, Nuclear Science, Motor Boating, Small-Boat Sailing, Cycling, Electricity, Energy, Automotive Maintenance, Engineering, Composite Materials, Inventing , or Model Design and Building, it can be put towards earning a Nova award. Check out the Nova program on the STEM BSA website to learn more: http://www.scouting.org/stem/awards/aboutnova.aspx. Get ready for a STEM filled awesome summer!

At Camp Wheeler in 2014, join Dr. “Crazy” Kevin week six. This special week of camp focuses on the magic of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  All of Camp Wheeler’s great programs will incorporate STEM activities in a fun and interactive way. We will even have a few special programs too!

Highlights at Camp Wheeler are expected to include:

  • Robotics – Create your own working robot
  • STEM NovaModel Rockets – Forces, aerodynamics, propulsion and physics
  • Radio Controlled Vehicles – Mechanics and electronics
  • Crafts – Mathematics behind origami folding and bubble blowing
  • Science – Make a motor and a circuit to illuminate a light bulb
  • Nature – Crystal growing
  • Pool – Chemistry – how water is so fascinating
  • Archeology – Learning about volcanoes and the Earth
  • BB Guns/Archery – Physics of projectiles; probability of hitting target areas
  • ScienceBoating – Including trebuchets and catapults
  • Mountain Bikes – Playing around with simple machines
  • Scoutcraft – Engineering of structures
  • Nova Awards – Work on the four Cub Scout Nova awards
  • Lots more fun