IU8 STEM Summer Camp

Join us for Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 STEM Summer Camp


Dates/Locations and Times:


June 27, 28, & 29 - 9AM - 2PM each day - Snack and lunch are provided


  • Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center, Johnstown, PA

July 25, 26, & 27- 9AM - 2PM each day - Snack and lunch are provided


  • Executive Office of Appalachia IU 8 , Altoona PA
  • Educational Development Center, Duncansville, PA
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Camp Information


  • Registration must be completed online and paid for with a credit card.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable
  • Cost per session is $110 per student.
  • Students must be entering the grade listed for the camp
  • There is limited space for each camp. You may be placed on a wait-list if the camp is full.
  • You will receive notification if a spot has opened up for you.
  • Camp will run from 9AM - 2PM on each scheduled day.
  • A snack and lunch will be provided each day.
  • Students may only participate in ONE camp per location.
  • Program Terms and Conditions can be found here
  • DEADLINE to register is May 26, 2017
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Dash and Dot

Grade Levels: 3-5

Dates: June 27-29

Location: Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA

Cost: $110


Register Online at http://bit.ly/iu8stemdash1


This camp is designed for first time users of Dash and Dot. Students will begin with a brief equipment familiarization and programming basics and then participate in a series of challenges to navigate mazes and use the robots to move small objects.

Exploring Circuits with Makey-Makey and littleBits

Grade Levels: 3-8

Dates: June 27-29

Location: Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8makey


Explore the world of electronics with this engaging STEM camp. Campers will create Makey-Makey projects while learning about conductors, insulators, and circuits. Projects include making a snap pea piano, playdoh video game controller, and operation game.

Fabulous Food Science

Grade Levels: 6-8

Dates: June 27-29

Location: Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8food1


Do you love to eat? Do you like to experiment with food? This workshop will merge science and food through a series of edible kitchen activities. Cooking and baking are some of the best and most tasty science projects you will ever encounter. During our week, we will explore the properties of various ingredients, create unique edible dishes, and taste our products too! Take a bite out of this fun food science workshop this summer!

Lego Mindstorms EV3

Grade Levels: 6-8

Dates: June 27-29

Location: Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8lego1


This introduction to programming the Lego Mindstorms EV3 will teach students to build, program, and test a robot using the EV3 Robot Kit.


This camp will provide students with an opportunity to design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels and axles, and other technical components. Using the program app, students will also be able to test and troubleshoot their robot and revise their designs to improve robot performance

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Dash and Dot

Grade Levels: 3 -5

Dates: July 25 - July 27

Location: Executive Office of IU8 - 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8dash2


Dash and Dot are real robots, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash and Dot are the robots you always dreamed of using. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash and Dot— doing more with robotics and coding than ever possible.


Students in this workshop will program Dash & Dot to do anything imaginable: deliver a message to a friend, have a dance party, and even navigate through an obstacle course.

Fabulous Food Science

Grade Levels: 6-8

Dates: July 25 - July 27

Location: Executive Office of IU8 - 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8food2


Do you love to eat? Do you like to experiment with food? This workshop will merge science and food through a series of edible kitchen activities. Cooking and baking are some of the best and most tasty science projects you will ever encounter. During our week, we will explore the properties of various ingredients, create unique edible dishes, and taste our products too! Take a bite out of this fun food science workshop this summer!

Life Hacks with littlebits

Grade Levels: 4 - 6

Dates: July 25 - July 27

Location: Executive Office of IU8 - 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8lifehacks


Lifehacks are strategies, techniques, or devices that makes life easier. iPod speakers not loud enough? Design a toilet paper roll amplifier for it's speaker. Sibling snooping through your book bag? Design a book bag alarm to scare them off.


Students will become household problem solvers in this class that is built around the engineering design process, which moves students through the five phases of engineering: asking, imagining, planning, creating, and improving.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3

Grade Levels: 6-8

Dates: July 25 - July 27

Location: Educational Development Center - 580 Foot of Ten Road, Duncansville, PA 16635

Cost: $110


Register online at http://bit.ly/iu8lego2


This introduction to programming the Lego Mindstorms EV3 will teach students to build, program, and test a robot using the EV3 Robot Kit.


This camp will provide students with an opportunity to design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels and axles, and other technical components. Using the program app, students will also be able to test and troubleshoot their robot and revise their designs to improve robot performance

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Questions?

Contact Rita Buhite for more information or with any questions.