• 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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  • 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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