SUMMER STEAM CAMP

In June 2022, CHEER collaborated with Devonshire PALS to host our very first onsite STEAM camp. This summer camp consisted of a series of introductory hands-on activities and experiments designed to foster increased enthusiasm in the sciences for elementary-aged students.

As the camp is open exclusively to Devonshire PALS members, registration must physically be completed at the front desk of PALS to join this camp.

 


 

Game sessions: students will be given the opportunity to play interactive educational games such as math puzzles and virtual labs using provided computers, gaining essential technology and critical thinking skills
 

Science in a bag: miniature and easy-to-follow experiments in a variety of scientific disciplines, involving no more than basic household materials (provided by CHEER) that nonetheless demonstrate deeper insights and motivate curiosity
 

Crafts: various activities such as paper crafts and more, challenging creative thought in students
 

Rocketry and robotics: unparalleled opportunity for students to gain a hands-on experience with rocketry and robotics, including both engineering and programming, lead by GHCH rocketry and robotic club students

Activities

Information

Dates: June 13 to 16, Monday through Thursday
Times: 1 to 5 p.m., daily 

Location: Devonshire Pals (Google Maps)

Fee: free to all PALS members (please pre-register as PALS member)
Targeted campers: third to sixth-graders PALS members
Camp Size: eight students maximum; registration first-come first-serve 

Teachers: experienced CHEER high school students, with qualifications in science


Registration details: May 31, June 2-3, or during summer camp; bring copy of parent resident document (phone bill or utility bill), copy of parent income document (paycheck stub/w2), and parent driver license 


Location:

8721 Wilbur Ave.

Northridge, CA 91324

818-885-6433 
https://www.devonshire-pals.org/

Schedule 

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Instructor Biographies

Angela Yang

Angela is a rising junior interested in a computer science career, specifically within AI. At school, she enjoys public speaking on the speech team, programming in my FRC team, and supporting other girls as president of the Girls Who Code club. Outside of school, she enjoys volunteering across various nonprofits! Angela finds great joy in contributing to the world around her. With over 5+ years of robotics competition experience and having ranked highly in national competitions, she is very eager to pass on her passion to others, especially through teaching, which has been doing for over 4 years now. 

Boheng Cao

Boheng Cao is a rising junior at North Hollywood High School who has two years of experience teaching and interviewing remotely for CHEER. Boheng has extensive experience in competitive math and science, participating in science bowl, science olympiad, and AMC competitions for several years. Boheng is always passionate about volunteering and community betterment, particularly tutoring, of which they have extensive experience in the subjects of math and biology.

Connor Zhao

Connor Zhao is a rising 9th grader in North Hollywood High School. He has two years of zoom classroom teaching experience with CHEER teaching various classes such as English for non-native speakers, Math Kangaroo and Astronomy. Connor is on the science bowl team and math competition team for all 3 years in middle school.

Olivia Zhao

Olivia is a rising 10th grader in Granada Hills Charter High School. She is an active member of the Granada Charter High School Science Olympiad and Model United Nations team. Olivia is the winner of the 2021 CHEER logo design contest and has more than 10 years of experience with arts and crafts. She has over two years of zoom classroom teaching experience within CHEER, CACAYC, and Girl Scouts. She’s taught various classes such as English for non-native speakers, origami, graphic design etc. 

Benjamin Sun

Benjamin Sun is an incoming sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School. He has a year of virtual teaching experience under CHEER, teaching various STEM-related subjects such as electronics and mathematics. He is currently a member of Granada’s robotics team, FRC 599 The Robodox, which managed to go to Worlds in the 2022 season.

Albert Zheng

Albert Zheng is an incoming sophomore at Academy of the Canyons. He has been with CHEER for over a year and has taught and hosted various different classes and events that involve Chinese culture. Moreover, he has over 3 years of experience in coding languages such as Python and has also taken classes on physics and thermodynamics. 

Ian Ton

Ian Ton is a graduating senior as Granada Hills Charter High School is an incoming freshman as La Sierra University, Riverside as a Pre-Health Biology Major. He has been a dedicated Boy Scout for 8 years and has earned his Eagle Scout award. He has continued his career in scouting as a mentor and merit badge teacher and staff in various summer camps such as NYLT and Tri-Camp. He has volunteered at organizations such as Operation Gratitude and worked at Olive View Medical Hospital as a clerk. He served as a tennis team captain at CSUN and an assistant private coach. He is licensed in CPR/AED/First aid by the American Red Cross. 

Elizabeth Ton

Elizabeth Ton (Graduating 12th grader at Granada Hills Charter High School) is an incoming Freshman at La Sierra University, Riverside as a Pre-Health Biology Major. She has been a dedicated Girl Scout for 9 years and earned her Girl Scout Gold Award her junior year. She has also done a variety of volunteer work and also volunteers for UCLA Olive View Medical Center. Over the pandemic while working on/completing her Gold Award project, she also tutored children online (all subjects) as a Quaranteen Mentor with GHCHS and the LAPL Library. She has experience working with younger children in person as well as she works as an Assistant Tennis Coach. She also is licensed in CPR/AED/First Aid by the Red Cross.

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang is a rising freshman at North Hollywood High School. He has three years of classroom teaching experience, both online and in person. He has taught classes in coding, speech and debate, fun math, and English. He has also won several awards in Speech and Debate competitions, and in several categories. He has several years of First Lego League robotics competition experience, with great ranks.

Hannah Yang

Hannah Yang is an incoming 7th grader at Walter Reed Middle School. She has taught online classes for two years such as speech and debate and coding. She has been attending speech and debate tournaments for around 4 years now.