West Hills College Coalinga to host Chevron Physical Science Camp

West Hills College Coalinga is now accepting applications for its annual Chevron Fun Physical Science Camp. The free camp, which will be held in four sessions from June 12 to July 7, is geared toward elementary school students. It will focus on hands-on physical science with the goal of encouraging the students to explore STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math.

The first session of camp begins June 12. Seats are limited so parents are urged to sign students up now. Students will be selected by drawing.

 Applications are available in the West Hills College Coalinga administration building at 300 Cherry Lane and are due before June 2 at noon.

 “The camps encourage children to develop an interest in the STEM disciplines by offering activities that are age appropriate as well as fun,” said Frances Squire, Executive Director of the West Hills Community College Foundation. “Chevron and others who support programs like the science camps recognize that the engineers and scientist of the future have their interests peaked as children. We are thrilled to be able to offer this program because of their support.

Four sessions, each a week long, will be offered in June and early July. Each day of the camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Camp #1 will be for 7th grade students and will run from June 12 to June 16. Camp #2 will be for 6th grade students and will run from June 19 to June 23. Camp #3 will be for 4th and 5th grade students and will run from June 26 to June 30. Camp # 4 will be for 2nd and 3rd grade students and run from July 3 to July 7.   

Camp sponsors include Chevron, whose donation made the free camp possible, West Hills College Coalinga and the West Hills Community College Foundation.

For the first time this year, a Chevron Fun Physical Science Camp will also be offered to the children of Mendota, thanks to the generosity of Chevron and in partnership with Mendota Unified School District. The dates of this camp are still to be determined.

For more information about the Coalinga Chevron Fun Physical Science Camp, contact Angela Eldridge at 559-934-2221 or angelaeldridge@whccd.edu

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