• 8 Ways to Test the Hypothesis: Is my Child Camp-Ready?


    “My child is nervous about going to camp, so I don’t think we’ll do it this year.” As the director of URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy West, I hear this often when I talk to parents about sending their kids to camp for the first time. They assume that if their child is very nervous, they must not be ready, but this is actually a false equivalent.


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  • #Thankful for Camp: Unifying our Love of Judaism and Science and Technology


    On our final #ThankfulThursday, we are thankful for a place where we can unify our love of Judaism with our love of science and technology. 


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  • Apply for Machon 2018


    It seems like just yesterday that we opened 6 Points Sci-Tech for the very first time, welcoming children who had a love of science and tech, a curiosity for the world around them, and wanted to be a part of a Jewish community.


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  • DIY Conductive Menorah – play at home!

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    Channukah is a joyous time of year - full of light, fun, and cool new projects. We're travelling this Channukah season in order to share the light of our robotic menorah and the knowledge of circuits and light. Circuits, the basics of all electronics and robotics, can be simple to learn and a fun way to connect our Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world and bringing of light, to our love of science.


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  • #Thankful for Camp: Discovering our Identity and Developing as Leaders


    This #ThankfulThursday we are thankful for an environment in which we can discover our identity and have opportunities to develop as leaders. 


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  • The STEM of Stranger Things 2

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    The first season of Stranger Things had us all pulled into its UpsideDown world and we counted how many Eggo waffle breakfasts until they would fill in the blanks of our unanswered questions. Did they defeat the demogorgon? Where is Eleven? Will the group ever finish their game of D&D?


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  • #Thankful for Camp: A Community in Which We Can Be Who We Are


    This #ThankfulThursday we are thankful for an accepting community in which we can be who we are, together with people who share the same values and interests. 


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  • Daylight Savings Time is Jewish?

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    Twice a year, most homes in the United States reset their clocks – we “fall back” and “spring ahead” to participate in daylight savings time. Last night, we set our clocks back by one hour, giving us more hours of sunshine in the morning.


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  • #Thankful for Camp: Inspiring New Passions


    In honor of Thanksgiving, we will be celebrating #ThankfulThursday by sharing why our Sci-Tech community is thankful for camp. Throughout the month of November, watch out for a new #ThankfulThursday video each week.


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  • Surveys, Studies, and Stats! Oh My!


    All of our new workshops and chugim are a result of suggestions from our families. Animation, Programming & Coding, Startup Nation, Forensics, and Chemistry workshops were all the result of suggestions from our campers. Last year a few campers suggested we do a campout, and we launched Teva night for our older campers, which turned out to be one of the best nights of the session!


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