Space exploration is an exciting and fascinating topic for students of all ages. The many resources and business partners available to us in Maryland make this topic very accessible! Campers will experience space exploration through five full days of STEM activities focused on science, engineering, technology, mathematics and sustainability. Each day will focus on science and will tie into the overall theme of “Explorations though Space.”
Each day, campers will be introduced to a new STEM concept and will participate in hands-on learning with instructors from the NDMU STEM Leadership program. But it’s not all science—there is also time for swimming, team building, crafts and lunch!
Registration opens Feb. 1, 2021
The forms found in the ‘Forms & Authorizations’ section must be completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for your camper(s)’ registration to be complete. You can also can also mail the forms to the University.
STEM camp is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp activities end at 3 p.m. to allow time for swimming, crafts and other activities.
A typical day in the life of our campers might look like this:
1. Current NDMU Employees (both faculty and staff) – 15% off camper’s tuition
2. Multiple siblings discount – 15% off 1st child’s tuition, 20% off every other child (from the same family)’s tuition
|$500||$100 due by June 21||$400 due by July 5|
Instructions on How to Register
Instructions on Payment
Snacks and lunch will be provided for campers throughout the week. Please send a reusable water bottle with your camper each day.
Campers should wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking, running and playing games. A bathing suit and towel are necessary if campers wish to participate in water activities. Certified lifeguards and staff will be on duty at the pool.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are responsible for all medical expenses. Notre Dame of Maryland does not provide medical insurance.
Dr. Juliann Dupuis is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Science Education at NDMU’s School of Education. She has over 15 years of experience working with and teaching at the elementary, secondary and university levels and over 10 years in content development and teacher enhancement programs in science education. Currently, she works as a facilitator for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to teach environmental education curricula and as a facilitator of the Engineering is Elementary curriculum from the Boston Museum of Science. Previously Juliann has been an instructor for the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts as well as a formal science educator in the middle school classroom, educating hundreds of children. Dr. Dupuis will be overseeing the camp and organizing the curriculum and instructors.
Dr. Lisa Pallett is an Associate Professor in the NDMU School of Education, who specializes in elementary mathematics instruction. She will be present each day and will help to ensure that the camp runs smoothly by helping to coordinate various activities and supervisor the daily camp counselors.
Ashley Demski is a Baltimore City Schools teacher and has taught PreK for 9 years. She is certified in elementary education, early childhood education and STEM. Ashley has helped develop science and STEM curriculum and professional development for Baltimore City Schools. Ashley is a 100Kin10 Teacher Forum member, and is working with a project team to help bring STEM resources to the mid-Atlantic region.
Meghan Beam is a Baltimore County Public Schools teacher where she has taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades for 18 years. She is certified in Elementary Education and Middle School and Middle School Science. She earned two Master's degrees in Education: Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching; STEM Prek-8. She worked on a team to develop second and third grade Science curriculum using NGSS for Baltimore County Public Schools. Meghan is a member of 100Kin10 Teacher Forum.
Jordan Kaschak is a Harford County public school teacher, currently working as the Title 1 mathematics teacher specialist for grades K-5. Jordan previously taught 5th grade for six years for HCPS. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Towson University, and a Masters of Arts in Leadership in Teaching STEM from Notre Dame University of Maryland.