Cancer Services joined forces with St. Joseph’s Academy to host the region’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Camp last week.
From January 3-4, children ages 12 and above who have been diagnosed with cancer or impacted by the disease through a sibling, enjoyed a two-day camping trip.
“It was a great way for the campers, who have been impacted by either directly or indirectly by cancer, to meet peers and develop a passion and interest in STEM-related fields,” said Whitney Craig, director of Cancer Services.
“It’s an incredible educational and socializing opportunity for the kids. It enabled them to focus on something other than cancer. And we appreciate St. Joseph’s Academy’s generosity and partnership in bringing this new camp to the community.
We’re told Cancer Services is planning to host another STEM camp to be announced later this year.
For more information on Cancer Services’ programs, including camps, call (225) 927-2273 or click here.