We absolutely LOVE it when our parents and campers send us STEM Camp testimonials that we can upload to our website. This is a new section that we are still building out so check back in the new year for more great comments from parents. Thank you for sending them!
“My daughter came home at the end of her week-long STEM Camp program and said ‘Mom, I want to be a scientist!'” – Dr. Jennifer Jeffries
“My son LOVES STEM Camp and has registered for his third year. With summer approaching he is sure to remind us that is the only camp that he is interested in attending. Throughout the camp, he comes home every night with new facts and figures, and a lot of excitement. I am grateful there is such a camp that encourages Science, Technology, Engineering and Math throughout the summer months in a fun and positive atmosphere.” – Lisa Lortie
“Thank you for an amazing summer. My son wanted to come back again in September and was sad camp was over!” – Karen Stevenson Bennett
“My name is Mary and my son is registered at the Ancaster camp this week. I wanted to write a quick note to commend you on the absolutely FANTASTIC camp you run! I have been absolutely impressed with the many hands on activities the children get to participate in and even during outdoor play there were organized activities. My son has absolutely loved the camp. So much so that he had an appointment today that I had to cancel because he didn’t want to miss camp today. Every night on my way home, in the car, Max asks me “Mommy can I go to camp tomorrow?” As a parent, it is so lovely to see your child excited about learning! I want to also commend you on the website you have created for parents to update them on what is happening at camp. I loved the fact that I could log on from work and see what was happening to then talk about it with Max and hear the excitement as he is sharing his day with me. I have highly recommended your camp to my neighbors, whom I am sure will be signing up their kids next summer. I know for certain that Max will be returning there next summer :). It is so refreshing to send your child to camp where they are actually doing things/learning and it is not just a babysitting service. Kudos to your camp leaders too for engaging the students and making them excited to learn. I am looking forward to the [STEM Fair] presentation this afternoon! Job well done…keep up the excellent work!!!” – Mary Novara
Dear STEM Camp Staff,
Both our young son and daughter have attended two wonderful years at STEM. Our children have a variety of experiences throughout every summer, but STEM Camp is a family favourite. The learning environment is fun, but provides cutting edge information on a variety of topics, all of which are relevant to their regular classroom curricula. We have found the staff to be extremely supportive, friendly and knowledgeable on the topics being taught. Field trips are interesting and locally relevant, and guest teachers are well qualified. There are plenty of hands on learning opportunities as well as a socializing component.
I have been particularly impressed by the great job STEM does to encourage my daughter in areas in which girls often lack confidence and support. Both kids have strengths I can trace to this programming.
STEM will continue to be a priority for us. I encourage any parent who wants to give their child an extraordinary learning experience to explore STEM programming in their area. Our kids love it.