SMASH Camp Description
District 61 and Millikin University have teamed up again to hold a gifted camp for current and future middle school students during the summer of 2013. Over the five week long duration of SMASH camp, campers will work side-by-side with local companies and organizations to make new products, create value-added services, generate awareness around a critical topic, and produce an artistic piece for new audiences all with entrepreneurial framework framework. Campers pick one career sector to concentrate on during camp. This year these sectors include Food Science, Energy, Arts, and iMedia. The first week of camp consists of orientation and team-building, technology training, etc. Students will then stay with their sector group the duration of the camp. Each group will create meaningful, relevant solutions that have been brought forward by community partners.
SMASH Camp Dates and Times
June 2nd-July 3rd
We start each morning out with our favorite camp tradition, apple SMASHing. Fireworks, cars, pinatas, baseball bats, tennis racquets, and arrows have all been used to SMASH the apple. We SMASH the apple to signify that we are breaking the mold of the normal expectations of education and students alike.