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Virtual STEM Camp for Students with Vision Loss Begins Next Week: Spots Still Available

The Virtual ExCEL STEM Camp, provided free of charge by APH (the American Printing House for the Blind), begins preliminary sessions on June 8, 2022. APH first hosted the online summer camp in 2020 and 2021 and invites families to join in this year’s adventures. The nine sessions run from mid-June through mid-August for students from kindergarten through high school seniors. Preliminary sessions on June 8 and 9 feature a two-day program on problem-solving skills for younger campers and a “career open house” for older students. Once in full gear, the camps will include activities like “tending the garden, while learning all about perimeter and area, surviving on a desert island, camping out in the wilderness, becoming a crime scene investigation team, and building our math skills with the incredible edible abacus.” APH invites individual registrations as well as sign ups by groups through teachers hosting larger camps and by TVIs (teachers of the visually impaired) seeking to learn more about instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects. The activities will be recorded and posted on the APH YouTube playlist for campers who are not able to join in the live sessions. To learn more about each camp and to register, visit the APH website page on 2022 Virtual ExCEL STEM Camp.