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Summer Camps at SJK


By ANDREW MILLER
Daily Sitka Sentinel Staff Writer

Dr. Cox and campers on NOAA boatSheldon Jackson College is currently hosting two summer camps for Alaska Native juniors and entering high school seniors. For the next five weeks, 41 students are participating in the Southeast Alaska Math & Science (SEAMS) Camp and the Rural Alaska Preparatory Program (RAPP).

The SEAMS Camp gives campers hands-on studies in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), marine, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, as well as college credit for upper division math classes. Camp is free to the participants due to a generous grant provided by the National Science Foundation.

The RAPP Camp is both a college prep camp and skill builder for mastering the Alaska High School Qualifying Exam. Classes include planning for college requirements in math, reading, writing and science. Camp is free to the participants due to a generous grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Title III.

The camps are not all work and no play. Campers are treated to field trips and outdoor leadership activities. Recently, campers toured and helped sample fish on the NOAA boat Sundance. Upcoming activities include kayaking, snorkeling, participating in the Fourth of July parade and a trip to Dog Point Camp.