2021 Camp Suspended
Chase County Schools’ Education Foundation Board has decided due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, to suspend plans for S.C.O.R.E. camp in June 2021 and proceed with plans for having camp in June of 2022.
“We have spent hours discussing and brainstorming on how we could proceed ahead with SCORE for 2021. However, we agree the variables are just too many.” says S.C.O.R.E. co-director Kim Spady.
“The planning process is a long one and with all the current uncertainty of right now, we know that waiting until 2022 is a wise decision.” Charlesa Kline, S.C.O.R.E. co-director stated.
Camp plans started months ago by gathering ideas for theme, curriculum, and presenters, but unfortunately the planning had to be halted. There was difficulty in contacting presenters and instructors, and some were unable to make a commitment. Many presenters have rolled their appearances from the summer of 2020 over to 2021 as well.
“We don’t want to compromise the quality of the camp for the students,” board treasurer Sheila Stromberger added.
The board’s decision was not taken lightly as they know that the community of Imperial wholeheartedly supports and appreciates the continued excellence that S.C.O.R.E. has provided for the students.
S.C.O.R.E. (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) is sponsored by the Chase County Education Foundation. It is designed to promote educational and exciting programs and activities that stimulate young scientists and inspire them through hands-on experiences in a variety of Chase County settings.
S.C.O.R.E. requires a dedicated staff of 17 members who spend numerous months planning and organizing for the summer camp. S.C.O.R.E. camp is held biannually for students completing first - sixth grades. The camp meets full capacity with 330 students from across several states. The camp relies on presenters for sessions and large group assemblies from across the nation, as well as many local talented individuals. Thousands upon thousands of volunteers have contributed their time, talents and resources to make S.C.O.R.E. a continuous success.
“We are looking forward to S.C.O.R.E. in 2022,” echoed Spady and Kline.