• 3 At Home Boker Big Bang Experiments


    One of our favorite parts of summer is starting every morning with a Boker Big Bang! We’re preparing our experiments for the summer and wanted to share some safe experiments you can practice at home.


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  • From Fireflies to Faders: My Journey to “Professional Camper”


    My Jewish journey began during my first summer camp session in 2000, and I cannot tell you all how elated I am that, nearly 20 years later, I get to return to the camping world as the Assistant Director of URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy East, and help facilitate the kind of summer camp experience with a unique blend of STEM education and classic camp vibes that a younger Harrison would have loved, and that an older Harrison is proud to be a part of.


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  • Can Minecraft = Havdalah


    IF Camp = the Shabbat of the year, THEN Minecraft Meet-up = Havdalah Let me explain…


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  • Planting Seeds with Savlanut (Patience) on Tu BiShvat


    Tu BiShvat is also a holiday about Savlanut (patience), one of our core Sci-Tech values. When you plant an apple tree you don’t immediately have apples in your backyard and when spring comes our gardens aren’t immediately filled with blossoming flowers.


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  • The first image beamed to Earth from the Mars Insight robot

    The Wonder of Mars Insight and Other Space Questions

    The words “Touchdown Confirmed!” caused an eruption of cheers, hugs and high fives today, and it wasn’t from the NFL, but rather the words of the announcer from the command center at the NASA/JPL Laboratories in Pasadena, California as the Insight probe landed on Mars. As I watched the landing unfold live on NASA TV, you could see the nervous excitement of each person in the command center over the course of the 7 minutes from the time the probe descended through the atmosphere to the time it landed on Martian soil. It was nothing less than mesmerizing!


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  • My Mother’s Secret Camp Nickname


    On my first trip back home after my first summer working at 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy I uncovered my mother’s secret identity: Cherub. Cherub was my mother’s camp name from a summer camp she worked at for 9 years.


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  • Register now and save!

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    This fall we have promotional pricing for our programs in Israel, Massachusetts, and California!


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  • Parshat Noach: Science in the Torah

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    At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech we aim to use science and technology as a portal through which to connect with Judaism. This week, we read the story of Noah’s Ark—the big boat, the flood, the animals and of course the meteorological phenomenon of reflection, refraction and light dispersion.


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  • Finding the STEM in Sukkot

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    At URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech West we aim to use science and technology as a portal through which to connect with Judaism. That’s nice, but how do we actually do this? Read more to find out how we connect Sukkot to science!


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  • 10th Grade Legacy Project


    The Sci-Tech Torah, written by the 6 Points Sci-Tech Community, weaves together texts from the Torah with facts that outline our modern understanding of the history of the world. Because this Torah has been a central ritual object and has grown each summer along with our community, the 10th graders decided to design and create a Torah cover made out of camper t-shirts from the first 5 summers of Sci-Tech as their legacy project.


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