As January 1st draws near, the excitement is revving up for the launch of our 2024 STEAM in the Park Summer Camps application process! Tailored specifically for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, media specialists, social workers, and educators in art, music, drama, technology, and physical education, etc. They are also for college students pursuing education-related fields and current national park rangers.
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of macroinvertebrates, engage in enlightening moth studies, and contribute to dragonfly larvae mercury research. Learn about Leave No Trace principles, emphasizing eco-friendly practices to preserve nature's sanctuaries. Add a splash of adventure with standup paddle boarding and experience the thrill of the "bridge walk."
Grand Teton National Park
Delve into hydrology studies, take serene nature walks, and keep an eye out for megafauna. The Grow Outside SEL program focuses on social-emotional learning, vital for personal and societal wellness. Join our Community Impact Inquiry Design to explore sustainable community practices, and enjoy a tranquil river float through the park.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Study the plovers' conservation, kayak through marshes, and enhance your photography skills capturing the island's landscapes. Experience Dark Sky Viewing to understand the impact of light pollution. Additional activities include crabbing and educational visits to Wallops NASA Facility.
Explore old-growth forests, engage in practical fieldwork, and understand the impacts of climate change specific to Mount Rainier. A day trip to hike around Mount Rainier offers breathtaking views and insights into the park’s unique ecosystem.
Redwood National Park
Journey through the ancient and second-growth forests, understanding their role in our ecosystem. Participate in a Yurok Tribe session to learn about their connection with nature and compete in the intriguing Banana Slug Challenge.
Acadia National Park (One week of educator camp and one week of family camp)
Discover the vibrant tide pools, study the invasive green crab, and embark on Phenology Hikes. The Dark Sky Event and Family Engineering Design Challenge will foster creativity and appreciation for the cosmos and marine life.
Bryce Canyon Family Camp
Engage with prairie dogs, learn about the park's iconic hoodoos, and gaze at the stars through telescopes. Discover the significance of the NPS Arrowhead emblem and explore the geological transformations of Bryce Canyon.
Voyageurs National Park
Navigate the Ellsworth Rock Gardens, embrace sustainable living through fishing and foraging, and be mesmerized by the Northern Lights and Milky Way. Delve into geology studies and paddle through the park’s serene waterways.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Tackle the challenges of invasive species, engage in Indigenous Conversations, and study the park’s hydrology. Learn about the ecology connected to the Greenback Cutthroat Trout and its conservation efforts.
Mammoth Cave National Park
Explore the park's geology, participate in the Dragonfly Mercury Project, and investigate macroinvertebrates. Tour the historical and Onyx caves, and enhance your typography skills inspired by the natural surroundings.
Tour iconic monuments and memorials, visit Ford's Theater, and engage in the Tidal Basin Engineering Challenge. The Team Building Course emphasizes interpersonal dynamics and social justice, capped off with a sunset cruise.
In addition to the rich array of activities mentioned earlier, our STEAM in the Park Summer Camps are filled with even more special events, creating an unforgettable experience. Let's explore these additional facets that make our camps truly special.
Beyond the Curriculum: A World of Enrichment
Comprehensive Program Costs
Ready for an Unforgettable Summer?
Our STEAM in the Park Summer Camps are more than just educational programs; they are a journey of discovery, friendship, and personal growth. The experiences you gain here will go beyond learning – they will inspire and stay with you for a lifetime. With applications opening on January 1st, we eagerly await your participation. Join us for a summer filled with learning, adventure, and memories that will last a lifetime! Set your alarms for 12:01 am on January 1st!