Summer camp combines STEM curriculum with hands-on survival training

This summer, rising junior and senior high school students will meet on Saint Joseph’s College’s campus in Standish for a week-long immersion into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – culminating in a rescue simulation in Casco Bay.

From July 28 through August 3, Science Island Extreme will teach students how strategies based on STEM are used in survival training and in real-life scenarios. Led by the nationally renowned faculty members of Science Island Extreme, in conjunction with Saint Joseph’s College, Portland’s Fireboat division and military experts, students will participate in training sessions and hands-on instruction to learn how vital STEM skills are used in real life.

After a week of study and practice at Saint Joseph’s campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, students will face the week’s final test: a mock shipwreck and rescue simulation on Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay.

In addition to this experiential curriculum, students will participate in SAT preparation sessions and earn three college credits.

For more information about Science Island Extreme, including faculty biographies and ways to register, visit

February 26, 2013
Contact: David Svenson at 207-893-7723 ·