Our staff are trained and outfitted to guide our students through the challenges that come with our respective camps. We understand that each student will arrive with different capabilities, and we are prepared to train and support each student so they can learn, build, and grow. Even with this guidance from our staff, students should be aware and accepting of the conditions they will be working and learning in before applying to any individual camp. If you have questions about these categories with respect to any individual camp, please contact us at SternbergCamps@FHSU.edu
How physically strenuous can the participant expect their camp to be. Field-centric camps tend to be more physically strenuous by their nature. Activities including but not limited to hiking, carrying gear, setting up tents, using fieldwork tools, using lab tools, and the amount of time those activities are typically done each day. Students are provided extensive coaching on basics to successfully complete the tasks at hand. While conditions in the sciences can be physically demanding, our staff works very hard to set students up to be successful. For any rating over a 5, we will provide a short list of main reasons why the camp received that rating on its webpage.
Emphasis on building new vocabulary, conceptual understanding, and exercising critical thinking skills.
Weather, and time outside in the elements. Conditions may include heat, rain, cold, wind, and seasonal storms during camping portions.
Training and use of digital handheld devices and/or camp topic-specific computer programs.
This encompasses training and practice of physical and digital graphic arts, including sketching, painting, photography, videography, and graphic design.
This may include, but is not limited to, field notes, lab notes, written responses within group activities, social media posts, research summaries, and multi-phase editing to teach better writing skills and practices.