We Look Forward to the Next Camp!

Check this space for information about the 2019 MVP Sports camp as we continue our STEM activities in partnership with the Bowie State University College of Education and the Prince George’s County Education Coalition.

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We Look Forward to the Next Camp!

Check this space for information about the 2019 MVP Sports camp as we continue our STEM activities in partnership with the Bowie State University College of Education and the Prince George’s County Education Coalition.

What Our Sports/STEM Summer Camp Offers

 

This camp is being held in partnership with the Bowie State University College of Education and the Prince George’s County Education Coalition.


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stem_kidsMen of Valor and Purpose (MVP) is a nonprofit that uses sport as a way to mentor young students, we will host a summer camp (up to 6 weeks ) which is being held in partnership with Bowie State University and the Prince George’s County Education Coalition.  The goal of the camp is to provide a demanding and competitive learning experience for youth in Prince Georges County Public Schools.  The Camp seeks to inspire and to prepare the next generation of youth to live healthy lifestyles, and to develop positive characteristics that are necessary for success in life.
The focus of the summer sport camp is to link sports with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities.  MVP Sports and Bowie State University have collaborated to develop a framework for STEM teaching and learning experiences.  During this camp, we will be talking about and building drones.  We will discuss how drones are used in everyday life and in sports.  At the end of the week, students will be able to list the steps of the engineering process, how to build a drone, name problems and offer solutions, and name how and when drones are used in the real-world.

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Percent Average Awake Hours Children Spend in Front of a Screen

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Percent Total Daily Empty Calorie Intake by Children

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Percent Children Living in Poverty Who Are Obese

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Kids Engaged in Physical Activity

Challenge for Schools

Although schools can help with reaching the nationally established goals for children’s physical activity, physical education (PE) has been given a low priority compared to academic subjects and has been reduced in many U.S. communities.

(National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2006)

One Solution

After-school programs are viewed as an appropriate alternative setting for offering children the recommended amounts of 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous levels of exertion. Currently about 7 million children attend after-school care in the U.S., with a demand of approximately 22 million.

(Afterschool Alliance, 2004)

(Strong et al., 2005)

I trust these counselors. I appreciate that I see the same faces every year in the counselors and the administration. These people love their “work”, their camp, and these kids.

Mrs. Kim

Fort Washington, MD

My child has always been treated fairly and with a tremendous amount of respect – that says it all.

Ms. Keisha

Temple Hills, MD

I like that it’s small and rustic, not so commercialized like many have become.

Ms. Jamie

Oxon Hill, MD

I like the variety of activities and the staff.

Mrs. Cheryl

Waldorf, MD