Porterville College

PC’s S.M.A.R.T. Lab Camps Filling up Fast

Camps include a variety of science experiments and projects


PORTERVILLE – (June 5, 2018) – Porterville College’s summer Science, Mathematics and Resource Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) Lab camps are fast approaching and spots are filling up just as quickly.

The camps give students an opportunity to perform a variety of life, earth and physical science module experiments and projects. Students can expect to use compound and dissecting microscopes, perform dissections, build racecars and learn about current and static electricity, chemical reactions, rockets, magnets and more. The camps are open to fourth- through sixth-graders.

There are five camps total: June 11-14, June 25-28, July 9-12, July 23-26 and August 6-9. Each day’s activities will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at PC. The first, second and fourth camps are full and the other two are nearing capacity.

The cost per camp is $25, which includes a mid-morning snack, T-shirt, workbook, textbook of the student’s choice and experiment materials. The low cost of the camps is made possible by an Edison International S.T.E.M. scholarship.

The PC Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the college, has provided the S.M.A.R.T. Lab program and camps for nearly 20 years. Each year, Foundation employee and S.M.A.R.T. Lab director Denise Goodman takes the lab – a 44-foot-long trailer – to various schools across Tulare County. The S.M.A.R.T. Lab, which is made possible by generous sponsors such as the Foundation, Tulare County Office of Education, Kern Community College District, Edison International and Bank of the Sierra, serves between 10,000 and 11,000 students on an annual basis.

For more information about the upcoming PC camps, call 361-2070 or 791-2308. Inquiries can also be emailed to Ramona Chiapa, the executive director of the Foundation, at ramona.chiapa@portervillecollege.edu.


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