ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University and the Williams Library will host a free coding and STEM camp from May 20-24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for area sixth- to eighth-graders. The purpose of the club is to provide a fun environment where students interested in coding and STEM-related activities can come and learn a new skill or build on skills they already have.

"Kids should come to camp because it not only gives them an opportunity to try their hand at hanging out on a college campus, but it also allows them to engage with things that are important for our future," said Kasey Hinman, Kids Who Code intern. "At camp, kids can further their interest in modern technology that here in rural South Dakota, you aren't often allotted the resources to do. Not only that, but kids also go home with the ability to further their interests, having the resources to go out on their own and maneuver their way through what we have introduced them to."

The Kids Who Code summer camp will explore themes like AI, coding, circuits, game making, and Micro:bits. All necessary technology will be provided by the university, so students do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge.

To register, visit https://northern.formstack.com/forms/coding_summer_camp_2024. For questions, contact Lynn Klundt at lynn.klundt@northern.edu.