Madison’s Camp Unakite Program Continues to Grow

Unakite Adventures, an afterschool program, has been a great addition to our summer Unakite Program.  Students are excited to see what each session will bring and can’t wait to gather with their team! Elementary sessions are being lead by Martha Clements, Kayla Davis and Patrick Jennings. Attendance has been outstanding and students are learning to be great teammates (listening and sharing ideas). Each session begins with a quick snack / group talk, then moves to a physical activity or game, followed by a team challenge and concluding with teams working on designs for many different projects.  Engagement, encouragement, effort and sharing have helped teams grow stronger each session.

In its sixth year, Elementary Camp Unakite is a grant-funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational opportunity for rising third through sixth grade students.  Middle Camp Unakite was added in 2015 with students in rising grades 7-9. Held at historic Graves Mountain Lodge, students explore our natural world through STEM.  Activities include:

  •       Animal Studies
  •       Geospatial Navigation
  •       Mineral Understanding
  •       Natural Environs
  •       Physical Movement
  •       Physics
  •       Soil Investigations
  •       Volcanic Eruptions
  •       Water Cleanliness
  •       Water Movement

This semester, 2016 summer Unakite attendees were invited back for monthly meetings and teacher supervision.  This opportunity is made available by a grant.

Since 2011, Camp Unakite is headed up by teacher Ben Breeden.

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