2020 STEM Summer Camps
These are camps run by certified teachers that engage your child in activities that they ordinarily do not complete in school.
Puzzles and Logic Camp
Physics, chemistry, and biology, oh no! Science is everywhere. It is in the structures we make, the living organisms around us and in us, the planets and stars and so much more. Science is a way of thinking. Students will explore several different fields within science through experiments and hands-on activities. Each day will have a different focus, allowing students to experience a variety of scientific concepts.
Smartphone apps, robots, video games, small business—the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34% in the next few years, making coding and app development the world’s most in-demand skills. In this camp, students will learn to program with blocks and written code. They will also build circuits and control systems using Arduino. The beginner coding class will use Scratch and C while the advanced class will explore either Java or Python!
Students will develop strategies for solving problems through the use of puzzles and games. Each day students will explore several different types of puzzles, including number games, word games, dominoes, and logic puzzles.
With today’s explosion of television programs and media coverage of the latest advancements in the forensic sciences, young people have become fascinated with anything relating to the work of the forensic scientist. In this camp, students will study the basics in the science of detection. They will have a chance to examine a "crime scene," gather clues, study the clues using science, and draw conclusions supported by that science.
Most camps are designed for rising 4th graders to rising 8th graders in the next school year. The advanced coding class is for students entering 6th-9th grade.
Certified teachers run the camps and lead activities. Students work in small groups of 3-4 campers with Walton High School students as counselors.
Students may be dropped off between 8:45 am and 9:00 am each morning at the front entrance of the school. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:00 pm each afternoon at the front entrance of the school.
Camps meet from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Walton's campus.
Students provide their own lunch including a beverage. A snack is provided each day (animal crackers, graham crackers, goldfish crackers, etc.).
For Science Camp and Forensics Camp, closed-toe shoes must be worn each day. Students with the wrong type of shoes will not be able to participate.
You may pay for each camp by check (made out to Walton High School) sent to Doug Wolfe. Payment details are included on the registration site. Payment must be received by May 22nd.
For more information about each camp, please contact:
Science Camp and Puzzle Camp: Doug Wolfe,
Forensics Camp: Tobie Hendricks,
Coding Camp and Advanced Coding Camp: Whit Hubbard: