Renewable Energy Camp (Rising 5th - 8th Grades)

Dates: July 3 - 7, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grades: Rising 5th - 8th

Program Fee: $100.00

*Program fee includes all materials and snacks.

In this camp, kids will get a chance to harness the power of the wind and build a wind turbine as well as catch the sun and use it to power a village or even cook smores!  Over the week, we will learn about energy, renewable energy, energy conservation, wind energy, and solar energy.  At the end of the week, kids will have a chance to show off what they learned to their parents and JMU faculty!



Solar Solutionary Camp (Rising 8th - 12th Grades)

Dates: July 24 - 27, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grades: Rising 8th - 12th grades

Program Fee: $100.00

*Program fee includes all materials and snacks.

In this camp, students will learn about solar energy in the context of deploying a solar suitcase from We Share Solar ( to Kenya for students who need electricity.  Students will gain a better understanding of the problems surrounding energy acces and the extent of the issue as well as the coexisting issue of climate change.  The students are challenged with ensuring access to electricity for the nearly one-billion people who lack it today while keeping climate change below 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming.  They accomplish this through building a solar suitcase. Students will be divided into teams – assembly engineers, quality control engineers, reporters, community relations, and artists.  Each team will have a set of tasks and deliverables essential to the deployment of the suitcase.



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