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MUSD rolling out summer STEM camps
STEM camps
Manteca Unified School District Nutrition Education Catering Chef Bryan Ehrenholm shows students some culinary arts skills at last year’s STEM Camp. - photo by VINCE REMBUALT
The 2018 STEM Camps begins Monday at the Manteca Unified School District.
The first session will be “City of the Future Minecraft” and is available only to fifth- or sixth- grade students of the district.
The four-day camp is currently full, according to www.mantecausd.net.
Those attending will have a chance to create their own city of the future via Minecraft video design at M.E.L.S. Garage – an acronym about connecting Manufacturing & Engineering to Learning through STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) – which is a re-purposed garage space on MUSD complex, 2271 Louise Ave.
Camp P*Lego scheduled from June 11-13 is also full.
Each camper – in this case, students entering third through fifth grades – will receive a custom LEGO building blocks kit while exploring Planet Plego and engaging in several individual and collaborative building challenges.
Advanced Competitive Robotics is still accepting campers – incoming high school students – for the three-day morning sessions (8:30 to 11:30) at Manteca High School Room S2.
Cost is $15.
The camp is designed for students who have some robotics experience and are looking to advance their skills to the next level.
They’ll have a chance to build and program an autonomous robot, which could be used to compete in a variety of activities.
The two Top Chef Junior Camps scheduled July 10-12 and July 17-19 at the be.tech Café, 2271 W. Louise Ave., are also full.
The first of the two is saved for fourth- through- sixth- grade students, who are aspiring chefs. They’ll learn essential cooking methods such as grilling, baking and roasting along with basic knife skills and preparing soups, salads, and sandwiches.
The second session of the culinary camp includes much of the same but only for seventh- through- ninth- grade students.
Weston Ranch
A Ranch Robotics VEX IQ Camp is offered for MUSD students in the Weston Ranch area beginning on Monday.
Students entering fifth through ninth grades can learn what about robotics via design system to build a frame, base, and drivetrains.
Spots are available for the four-day camp at Weston Ranch High, 4606 McCuen Ave., Stockton.
At the same time, WRHS will have Ranch Robotics Lego Mindstorm Camp for fifth- and sixth- grade students.
The camp is currently full.
Youngsters who signed up early enough will be introduced to the basics of robotics and coding. They’ll also learn about the science behind hydropower and the importance of conservation.
SDC STEM /Science Summer Boot Camp is scheduled June 11-14 to MUSD Special Day Class students.
The session is scheduled June 11-14 at M.E.L.S. Garage at the MUSD complex

For more information, log on to the district’s website or call 209.825.3200.