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31st May 2018

Got a techie teen? This summer camp might be just what you’re looking for

Melissa Carton

Do you have a teen at home who loves things all tech and science?

Trinity Walton Club is running STEM summer camps this year to help tech-savvy teens make scientific discoveries in a fun environment.

I discovered this camp while helping a relative choose one for her son and I really wish they had had a camp like this when I was in school.

STEM stands for Science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is perfect for teens looking to break into the booming tech industry.

It runs from June 11 for pre and post junior cert students and is a great way to introduce kids to the world of STEM. It also brings them together with other students interested in technology, so who knows they could meet their future start-up company partner.

The camp is suitable for ages 13-17 and there’s so much for your child to do and discover. Teens can enjoy a week of designing, collaborating and learning, all while making new friends.

The programme is €225 for the five-day camp, but they also offer scholarships for students from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented at university

You can apply through the Trinity College Dublin website and you can also check out how to join their STEM club, so the fun doesn’t have to end after the summer.

STEM camp dates are 11-15 June or 16 -20 July for pre-Junior Cert students and 25 – 29 June or 16 – 20 July for post-junior cert students.

With more and more emphasis being put on science and technology in both schools and workplaces being experienced in STEM will be a skill that your child will definitely put to use in the future.