Camp STEM was founded on the principle that students want exciting, challenging, and life impacting STEM experiences. The camp is committed to demonstrating how STEM works in the real world by providing hands-on activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, and Mathematics). Camp STEM is a teacher operated not for profit based out of Murfreesboro, Tn. Camp STEM is pleased to create employment opportunities for teachers across the Southeastern United States each year.
Camp should be fun and educational. As astronomers, engineers, scientists, and teachers we believe that challenges and problems are the best learning opportunities, curiosity is a valuable asset worth cultivating, and creativity can be used everywhere. We learn through real-world tools, materials, and experiences. Our camps cultivate STEM understanding and the necessary teamwork, problem-solving, and inventiveness to grow our next generation of scientists and engineers.
What a fantastic year 2023 is proving to be! Camp STEM continues to grow with new locations and providing unique learning opportunities. Thanks to all our supporters who continue to make this happen.
Please contact us with any questions about programming, camp activities, collaborations, and media requests.
Media (click photos for media links)
Camp STEM comes to Sumner County
School Patrol Computer Code Camp
Youth “scratch” the surface at MTSU Coding Camp
Local teacher leading camp STEM at MTSU
Science-driven camp STEM provides spring break option.
GPM Scientists’ answer camp STEM students questions about global precipitation.
Kids can keep learning with camp STEM during fall break.
Students use break to learn science.
camp STEM: More Than a Science Camp.
camp STEM: More than a science camp.
camp STEM Director
David Lockett is an Aerospace, Engineering, and STEM Teacher, and was recently appointed to the (NSTA) National Science Teachers Association Aerospace Advisory Board. He holds degrees from Fisk and Lipscomb Universities, and has many years of experience working with students in schools, camps, STEAM outreach programming and as an elementary and middle school teacher and coach. He has appeared in television, print, and radio ads for STEM Magazine, Nashville Public Television, The Tennessean, The Daily News Journal, NBC affiliate WSMV Channel 4, CBS affiliate WTVF Channel 5, WZTV Fox 17, WGNS News Radio, Tn. Financial Literacy Commission, STEM Connector, Tn. STEM Innovation Network, Faculty Matters, American Graduate Series, Georgia Pacific, NASA Social, and the list grows monthly.
David is very excited about the current growth of camp STEM and plans for expansion. He was recently featured as a guest columnist in the Tennessean and STEM Magazine.
Guest Column: Study of STEM important to compete in global economy
Guest Column: Math instruction now pushes to teach students about concepts
Guest Column: “Flipped classrooms” provide better approach instruction of students
Guest Column: More study of financial literacy needed in classroom
Guest Column: Study of environment helps address real-life issues
Georgia Pacific: My Summer Break Unlocking Environmental Education
Guest Column: Embrace power of project-based learning
Guest Column: The Importance of Outdoor Education
Guest Column: How to educate the whole child
Guest Column: Learning communities enhance teacher knowledge
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