Did you know that up to a third of the material that your child learns in the school year is lost during the summer months? Deemed the 'summer slide,’ this learning deficit can set your kids back in the upcoming academic year.

Thankfully, you can easily counteract this loss by signing them up for summer programs that will keep them engaged and give them opportunities for growth.

The Science Spectrum is an amazing resource for children on the South Plains. They strive to provide kids with hands-on educational experiences year round. However, their exclusive summer activities are the best time to let your kids explore their interests and discover their passions! Best of all, registration for these fun and fascinating three-day camps begins today May 5th, 2022 at noon.

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"Our camps let kids try things that they might not get to experience in school. These are new learning opportunities that might set your child on a path where they decide they want to become an engineer," said James Nesmith, the administrative manager of Science Spectrum.

These half and whole day programs allow your kids to learn about space, dinosaurs, animals, engineering, forensics, sports, chemistry and robotics.

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Nesmith expressed that they recognize that the summer is also a time for travel so they make sure that these sessions are all scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This ensures that you can still have quality family time on the weekends.

June through August, there are 24 different camps available for kids ages 4-12. These opportunities are divided out by age and there are discounts for members. Make sure to visit their website and sign up as soon as possible. There is limited space and spots do fill up quickly.

Why Choose STEM Camps?

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The acronym STEM refers to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The National Conference of State Legislators reports that "research has demonstrated that young children’s minds are very receptive to math and logic and that early mathematics skills are the strongest predictor of future academic achievement."

Moreover, by exposing your children to educational opportunities early in life, you lay a foundation for a love of learning and a curiosity for the unknown. Take the leap into science exploration and sign them up today.