Vanguard Discovery Camp Offers Summer Learning, Fun

BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Beebe’s Vanguard Discovery Camp to offer six weeks of summer learning and fun starting in June.

Vanguard Discovery Camp is a series of STEM-related courses designed for students entering the fourth through eighth grades. Session topics include exploration of medical professions, Lego Robotics, developing a smartphone application and drone piloting class.

Vanguard Discovery Camp will be presented for two weeks at each ASU-Beebe campus located in: Heber Springs, Searcy and Beebe.

The first session will be held from Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8 at the ASU-Beebe Heber Springs campus. The morning class will feature Forensics, and will be presented from 8 a.m. to noon. The afternoon class, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature Black Rocket: Code Breakers.

The second session at the Heber Springs campus will be held Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 15. The morning class will be Junior Naturalist from 8 a.m. to noon. The afternoon class will feature the Black Rocket: Minecraft® Modders from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The second iteration of the Vanguard Discovery Camp will be held at the ASU-Beebe Searcy campus from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22. The morning class is designated as PULSE Medical Week and will be 8 a.m. to noon. This session will introduce students to the technology and skills used in a variety of medical professions. The afternoon class, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature Black Rocket: App Attack.

The second week at the ASU-Beebe Searcy campus will be Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13. The morning class for this segment will feature Lego® Robotics from 8 a.m. to noon. The afternoon class includes Black Rocket: Minecraft® Designers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 the Vanguard Discovery Camp moves to the Beebe campus for its first week in Beebe. During this week, separate morning sessions of Lego® Robotics and Drone Technology will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon. The drone class is presented in partnership with Beebe High School. The afternoon segment will feature Black Rocket: Code Breakers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The second session at the Beebe campus will run from Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27. The morning class will be Junior Naturalist from 8 a.m. to noon. The afternoon class will feature Minecraft® Modders from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Vanguard Discovery Camp class sessions are $80 each, except for Drone Technology, which is $100. Online and mobile registrations are now open. To register for each session, visit https://asub.ticketleap.com/. For more information, call (501) 362-1273 or view the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.

Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.

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Participants enjoyed a variety of STEM-related summer camp sessions last summer on the ASU-Beebe campuses.

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