4-H Military Partnerships

2016 Navy Specialty STEAM Camps

It’s 4-H camping time for Navy youth! Five states were selected to offer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) camps for youth of Navy service members this summer. Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) selects the youth to attend these awesome camps based on projects completed by the youth in their CYP programs. A group of 10 youth plus 2 adults from 2 bases are sent to each camp. While all camps include adventurous and fun camp experiences such as swimming, games, whitewater rafting, archery, low ropes challenge courses, fly fishing, and canoeing, they all have a STEAM focus. The University of Georgia camp will highlight the role of forest ecology in supporting humans and wildlife.  The University of Maine camp participants will construct submersible remote operated vehicles (ROV) equipped with cameras to explore the Ducktrap River. At the University of Maryland camp, youth will design, build, and compete with SuGO robots and LEGO WeDO. Clemson University’s camp in South Carolina will focus on biotechnology – DNA in forensics, diagnostics, medicine, agriculture, and environmental studies – to foster an understanding of its power and limits. STEM careers will be the focus of the camp at Texas A&M University. Campers will experience such activities as iFLY (indoor skydiving), Inner Space Cavern, flight simulator, Veterinary Science programs, and Health Science Labs. Youth will have fun, make friends, and gain valuable STEAM knowledge and skills in these exciting camps.