Frequently asked questions
Q. How much does it cost to participate?
A. The cost is a one-time $25 registration fee per child. Your application cannot be submitted without the registration fee. There are no other direct costs for participating except for ensuring that your children have access to the appropriate supplies to engage meaningfully.
Q. When is parent orientation?
A. We are offering four different orientation sessions. Parents must attend one of the four sessions. June 10th at 12:00pm and 6:00pm (EST) and June 17th at 12:00pm and 6:00pm (EST).
Q. What are the dates for camp?
A. Monday, June 22nd – Friday, July 17th, 2020
Q. What times will courses be offered?
A. Each session will last 45 minutes and begin at 10:00am EST and end by 3:00pm EST.
Session 1: 10:00am
Session 2: 11:00am
Lunch Break: 12:00pm
Session 3: 1:00pm
Session 4: 2:00pm
Q. Who are teaching the courses?
A. Certified teachers, informal science educators, STEM professionals, and pre-service teachers at Georgia State University and the University of Florida.
Q. What supplies are needed?
A. You will be provided with a list of household items and supplies that children will need to participate.
Q. What types of courses will be offered?
A. Courses are all age-appropriate and range from the sciences (physical and biological), mathematics (trigonometry, geometry, and calculus), English Language Arts, engineering, technology, and other skills (financial literacy, letter writing, health and wellness, and Black History, and Latino History). There will be also be virtual field trips each week and a culminating ceremony at the end of camp.
Q. What ages will be served?
A. Children in kindergarten – 12th Grade are encouraged to participate which is from about 5 years old through 18 or 19. Parents of young children may need to be present to help them engage meaningfully in virtual lessons/activities.
Q. Will I have flexibility to select the classes that my child takes?
A. We are working through scheduling and course offerings and determining the best method for parents to personalize this experience with the understanding that we have limits on how many children can be in a virtual classroom at a time.
Q. Do I need to have adult supervision at home?
A. Please note that this is not a babysitting service. Parents must ensure that all participants have proper adult supervision at home while engaging in I AM STEM Camp Live.
Q. What platform will students use?
A. Participants will join the live sessions using Zoom. We are developing a platform where parents and parents can access lessons and supplies needed for each session.
Q. How can I partner or serve as a sponsor?
A. We welcome partners and sponsors to help sustain our programs. All funds will go to Caring and Sharing Learning School – a 501(3) non-profit organization and host site. Click here or visit the “Donations” tab to make a contribution. If you are interested in partnering in other ways, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. If I have issues, whom can I contact?
A. Please email email@example.com for questions or concerns. We will respond within 24-48 hours.