STEM summer camps in Lancaster Science Factory bring career possibilities to life
STEM summer camp in Lancaster Science Factory: Making science fun
The Lancaster Science Factory’s mission is to create an environment for learning that helps children develop curiosity, think creatively, and build confidence as they learn the principles of science and the application of science in engineering and technology. Highly interactive exhibits, workstations, and mini-labs offer “open-ended” learning experiences with opportunities for visitors to experiment and create. Lancaster Science Factory (LSF) actively seeks to make the Science Factory accessible to all the young people in the community.
With six full-time staff and 185 volunteers, LSF is among the best-attended museums in Lancaster County. In 2017, volunteers invested more than 5,000 hours on the exhibit floor, in summer camps, the Girls Code Club, and special programs.
In “Bridgemania,” a summer camp designed for children in grades 4 - 8, campers learn to weld steel under the close supervision of real-world professionals from High Steel Structures.
Bridgemania at Lancaster Science Factory: Experts teach kids about bridges
Bridgemania exposes kids to bridge-building principles, hands-on experience with welding and bolting steel, and an understanding of High Steel. Dozens of students from around the region have taken part in this annual event since it was launched in 2016.
Bridgemania involves 15 coworkers from High Steel and High Structural Erectors LLC who invest more than 60 hours to deliver a program that kids love.
High Companies has a strategic focus on education, collaborating with partners in schools and agencies to better align the skill sets of graduates with business needs. Jobs involving STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — are critical to the future of High and companies throughout Central Pennsylvania. And when students understand these jobs and the opportunities they represent, they see just how cool they are.
High Steel works with students of all ages to encourage them to explore educational options and make the best choices for their careers. Through educational partners, High-sponsored programs reach hundreds of kindergarten and elementary school kids each year.
High Companies collaborate with Lancaster Science Factory to bring STEM-career possibilities to life
At a Glance
- Lancaster Science Factory (LSF) engages and excites young students about STEM subjects by making them accessible, fun, and memorable
- “Bridgemania” summer camp by High Steel Structures LLC experts helps kids in grades 4 - 8 gain real-world perspective learning bridge concepts and welding
- High Steel offers a welding workshop and also participates in LSF’s “Science Is Amazing” Festival attended by more than 1,000 parents and their kids
- High donates time and funds to help LSF continue to grow and reach more families with STEM-career possibilities
Lancaster Science Factory Programs, Prices & More
|Name||Lancaster Science Factory|
|Address||454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602|
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Lancaster Science Factory STEM summer camp FAQs
1. When was Lancaster Science Factory opened?
After several years of planning and preparation, Lancaster Science Factory was officially opened in 2008. After a decade of growth, LSF today hosts a wide variety of educational programs, workshops, and events throughout the year.
Lancaster Science Factory enriches the community by providing visitors of all ages with a unique space to explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities. In the future, LSF hopes to expand its collection of outstanding exhibits, continue its educational program, expand its volunteer base, and continue to contribute to the community.
2. How to apply scholarship for STEM summer camp at Lancaster Science Factory?
A limited number of scholarships are available for families each year. Parents may request up to two scholarships for summer, four scholarships for winter, or one scholarship for Saturdays per child. At the moment, scholarships are available for students in grades K – 8 only.
3. How do High Companies supports Lancaster Science Factory in its mission to make science accessible to young people?
Throughout the years, High Companies has joined hands with Lancaster Science Factory to capture young imaginations with STEM. With the support on funds and time, LSF are reaching more parents and kids with STEM-career opportunities.
In addition, exciting program like Bridgemania by High Steel Structures LLC provides kids from different ages with real-world perspective learning bridge concepts and welding.