• Working at Camp is a Resume Builder – Here’s Why

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    Working at summer camp, especially one like Sci-Tech, isn’t just fun – it sets you up for success in the future. Read why.


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  • Q&A with West’s Roller Coaster Physics Instructor


    I feel as if I have always had an interest, as long as I can remember. I certainly took risks with experiments when I was a kid, and enjoyed watching science shows like an old BBC show called “Connections” or PBS NOVA (these were the shows before the Discovery or Science Channels). I have always had an inquisitive nature and curiosity about the world and how it works.


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  • Pioneers of 6 Points Sci-Tech

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    We are so blessed to be a part of the Sci Tech Family. With Season 5 for East, a Pioneer stint out West, and the sequel in Israel, our boys have found something special at Sci Tech: their Jewish Identities.


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sci Tech Electronic Menorah Premiere


    This is just one example of the fusion of science and Judaism that’s unique to Sci-Tech – performing the rituals of the holiday, enhanced by our love of technology and cool gadgets. We get to learn and explore while celebrating our Judaism and we’re so grateful for this everyday.


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  • West Coast Blast Off!


    Sci-Tech West is proud to join the family of URJ summer camps as the 18th in their beloved North American network.


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