Frost Valley YMCA is pleased to announce the opening of its Maker’s Lab in time for the start of Summer Camp this year. The Maker’s Lab is a building located on Frost Valley’s camp in Program Village that will be dedicated to providing hands-on STEM-based learning opportunities for campers.
The Maker’s Lab will give campers the chance to participate in a variety of activities that promote exploration and learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Lab will house an imagination playground™, a system of foam blocks, as well as an illumination station. Campers will also be encouraged to apply STEM principles to Lego® activities.
Studies show that children who participate in STEM activities learn how to problem solve, develop critical-thinking skills, learn persistence, learn to work successfully in teams, develop self-confidence, and are able to envision themselves in STEM careers. Frost Valley is committed to keeping campers engaged in STEM activities that nurture their curiosity, inspire creativity, and teach them how to succeed.