We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Janisa Vaughn will be the 6-8 Challenge STEAM Camp Director. The Camp will be held from July 10th through August 4th at Challenge Charter Middle School.
Mrs. Vaughn spent the last several years working in Rockaway for organizations such as the YMCA as Member Services Representative and as Assistant Site Director at Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation. She came to Challenge Prep in August of 2015 and currently manages the Office of Pupil Transportation and serves as support staff to the school. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the New York Institute of Technology.
The Challenge STEAM Camp for 6th through 8th graders follows the strong reputation that Challenge Prep established for the last 5 years at its K-5 Day Camp. The new STEAM Camp is focused on science, technology, engineering, art, music, drama, sports and field trips. Campers will be challenged to question, explore, and understand their world through an enlightening variety of scientific and technological lenses. Experienced teachers and multimedia experts facilitate a challenging and innovative program using hands-on experimentation, nature and field studies, and technology including a fantastic programming that features weekly field trips for the participants.
Mrs. Vaughn stated some of her hopes for the scholars attending camp saying, “My goal is to help every scholar explore and appreciate their community and to develop new skills that they can utilize anywhere. I want them to have an amazing experience and fun creating new memories at camp. With all of the group activities, I hope they learn more about working together as a team because together than can achieve anything.”
On-site registration is available at Challenge Charter Middle School everyday the school is open from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the Challenge Charter Middle School lobby beginning May 25, 2017 until the camp begins on July 10. On May 26 due to the half-day schedule the registration times are 10:00 AM - Noon. For more information and to download the registration form, please visit www.challengeSTEAMcamp.org. If you have any questions, call us at (718) 327-4040 Ext. 504 or write to us at: 68STEAMCamp@challengecharterschools.org.