More Info on the Sports/STEM Camp

Sports can involve children of all ages in interesting STEM projects and activities. Sports are a way to make STEM cool and relevant to kids. Sports are much more than a STEM education vehicle. They present exciting and challenging real world applications of STEM principles, like physics and aerodynamics-even sports bio-mechanics and kinesiology, as it pertains to player performance. Many sports-related careers are STEM specific, including statisticians and sports therapists, among others.

For our sports/STEM camp, we will construct a drone through the use of basketball. Drones offer great opportunity in sports coverage because of their maneuverability. They have the ability to fly five feet off the ground to obtain a side view of a player or fly as high as 400 feet to obtain a bird’s-eye view. It’s a very cost-effective tool with great maneuverability to be used in sports. The dramatic shot from a blimp floating high overhead has sent a clear message to TV viewers: You are watching a big-time event. Now, a new generation of photographers with drones is ready to bring that same technology to all levels of sports while giving audiences a perspective they’ve never seen before. It is becoming a thing that’s adopted by mainstream sports.

This year, along with all of the sports activities, we will focus on integrating STEM into your child’s day! Our goal is to insure that each child’s educational, cognitive and personal abilities are enhanced through their participation in camp that combines STEM research and sports.

During the 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, campers will be able to list the steps of the engineering process, how to build a drone, identify problems, offer solutions, and name how and when drones are used in the real-world.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay?
You can pay online via our secure PayPal gateway using your PayPal account or your charge card.  (You do not have to create a PayPal account in order to pay online.) You also can mail you application with payment to Men of Valor and Purpose, 3126 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748 by the deadline indicated for each camp.

Do I get a discount for enrolling more than one child?
There are no discounts offered at this time.  The full cost must be paid for each child. You can inquire about applying for a scholarship to enroll your child in the Sports/STEM camp.  Contact Monica Marshall for information at 240-863-2389.

Do you provide tuition assistance?
For scholarships and additional information contact Monica Marshall, Executive Assistant for MVP Sports at 240-863-2389 or via email at mmarshall@mvpsportsmetro.org

Are background checks completed on those persons working with my child?
MVP performs a comprehensive background check for everyone that works with the campers which includes a record search using the person’s current name, address and social security number, aliases and other names used in the past, to include maiden names of female applicants. This screens individuals for convictions of crimes, especially sex related crimes and crimes against children. This search spans across as many states, counties and cities as well as the Department of Justice National Sex-Offender Registries.

What are the drop-off and pick-up time-frames?
Campers should arrive by 8am on each camp day and picked up by 4pm.

What if I want to drop my child off earlier or pick them up later?
This is discouraged, however we may make accommodations for special situations for an additional fee.  Contact Monica Marshall for information at 240-863-2389.

What does my child need to bring?
Everything is provided by the camp, so all your child needs to bring is motivation and a willing spirit. Spending money is recommended for the days on which a field trip is scheduled.  Check the respective camp schedule to find out when those field trips are planned.

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