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FARMINGTON – San Juan College is introducing a new day-long science technology engineering mathematics camp as part of the 28th annual Kids Kollege summer program.

Registration for the summer program has opened, and children ages 4 to 15 can enroll in more than 200 classes that start on June 6 and run through July 29.

A new addition this year is the Super Summer STEM Camp, a day-long program that offers classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Liesl Dees, the director of the college's Community Learning Center. The STEM camp was established after a donation by the Bayless Foundation.

“(Super Summer STEM Camp) is really about engaging, all-day fun around science topics,” Dees said. “We really want kids to be excited about these topics, to be creative problem solvers.”

Each week of the STEM camp offers different science classes, including Fun with Coding, Rockin’ Rollercoasters and Exciting Explosions.

The STEM camp is designed for parents who work during the day, and the program offers early drop-off starting at 8 a.m. and a pick-up and drop-off location in front of the Henderson Fine Arts Center, Dees said.

A new course being offered this year called Geology Rocks! focuses on learning about minerals, gems and rocks in the Sherman Dugan Mineral and Fossil Museum located in the college's School of Energy building.

Popular courses including A Week at Hogwarts, Becoming a Jedi and Minecraft Designers are also returning, Dees said.

Parents can register children in the Community Learning Center, Room 1911 in the West Classroom Complex. Returning students may also register online.

For more information, visit www.sanjuancollege.edu/kidskollege or call 505-566-3214.

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.

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