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Science and Mathematics Education Institute (SMEI) at Fort Hays State University is offering an array of summer camps for students in grades four through eight. Each camp lasts for four days a week, Monday through Thursday, with sessions lasting three hours each in either the morning or afternoon. There is a limit of two camps per student, and spaces are filling up quickly.

One of this year’s camps is Main Street Math Camp, designed for students in grades four through six. In this camp, students will work together to create their own store on Main Street by designing, building and operating it. Another camp, A Sense of Place: Designing for Folklore and Fairytale, is available for students in grades five through eight. During this camp, participants will create their own short story through illustration, image scanning, and 3D modeling.

Camp North Star is intended for students in grades five through seven and focuses on engineering activities such as CAD design, rocket designs and robotics. For those interested in robotics, there are other camps such as Robot O Rama and Robo Challenge where they can learn how to build, program and test LEGO robots or custom build robots for real-world situations.

The registration fee for each camp is $70 with a deadline of May 3rd. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis with a maximum of two camps per student. Interested participants can contact Cari Rohleder at 785.628.4743 or via email at [email protected] More information about the summer camps including registration brochures can be found at

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