• Q&A with West’s Video Game Design Instructor


    I've always wanted to know how things work. When I was a kid, I was taking apart broken vacuum cleaners, digging holes in the back yard, and building model rockets. Once out in the professional world, I was startled to find that not everyone enjoyed science as much as I did, and so I decided to weave together my two major passions - science and games - and use that help others to find their own joy and meaning in science.


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  • Summer Camp and Medical School: Overlapping Skills

    It’s another morning, and I’m up before the sun rises. I gently wake up each of the folks I’m taking care of, checking in on them. How are they feeling? How did they sleep? I meet with my co-workers to go over our plan for the day – whom we might need to spend some extra time with, who had a rough day yesterday and needs support, who requires a special meal and who might need some time alone.


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  • 7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Computers and Software Technologies

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    Today, Israel is known worldwide as a leader in science and the hi-tech industry. During its second decade (1958-1968), the still-young nation laid the groundwork that eventually would enable its advanced institutions and hi-tech companies to flourish, creating a global center for innovation.


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  • First Year Mitzvah Project: E-Cycling!


    As Reform Jews, our goal is to work, create, and build toward a more just, joyful and compassionate world. As Sci-Tech campers, we want to use our passion for science and computers as a tool to accomplish this. 


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  • What Science Means to Me

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    Sci-Tech Camper, Samantha writes a poem about what science is to her. "Science is​ ​camp. Science​ ​is​ ​the​ ​sound​ ​of​ ​summer"


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  • Why everyday should be “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

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    By encouraging girls of all ages to become engineers and designers we as a camp community help them discover the power they have to make a difference. Combine this with female counselors and instructors who already show a dedication to STEM and you have a recipe for inspiration.


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  • Announcing: Sci-Tech West’s Shlichim!


    We are excited and proud to welcome 3 Israelis to our staff who are specially selected and trained to be emissaries, bringing Israel to life for our campers. We asked each of them what they hope our campers will learn from them - read what they said!


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  • Pioneer puzzles – can you solve them all?


    At Sci-Tech, we call our campers during our inaugural summer "pioneer campers," as they're our first campers ever exploring uncharted territory! Solve all of the puzzles to unlock the message that will tell you what our pioneer camper gift is - you'll get one of these great gifts after you register for summer 2018!


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  • 7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: The Pioneer Years

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    Water is essential to human life and Israel is more than 60% desert. During the years the State of Israel was being established, pioneers faced the challenge of creating a self-sufficient society in an environment without easy access to food or water. The answer? Innovation.


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  • 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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