STEM camp in Beaufort County teaching students aviation and boating

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The only STEM camp in Beaufort County didn’t take the July 4th holiday off.

A group of middle school students will know how to sail before the week is over. It’s all part of the Beaufort County Police Activity League’s STEM camp. The four-week camp exposes the kids to aviation, boating and law enforcement.

Students can explore Eastern North Carolina free of charge and organizers hope the camp’s experiences inspire the kids.

“These kids are very enthusiastic and I think they now have hope about they can do anything they want to do, provided they have the right structure the right background,” explained Alvin Powell, of the Beaufort County Police Activity League.

A handful of local organizations sponsor the students, so they can attend the camp at no cost. If the kids had to pay, the activities would add up to $1,500 per child.

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