STEM Camp at Danville Science Center teaches kids about future careers

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Walk into the science center and you may see kids picking out supplies to protect their eggs for an egg drop, or testing their own DNA!

Those are just two of the activities kids ages 8-14 accomplished at the free camp this week. While the camp is held at the science center, its made possible through a partnership with PATHS. The goal is to introduce kids to different careers that deal with science, math, technology and engineering.

"The surprising thing about PATHS camp is some of the parents are telling me that the kids are waking up early because they want to get here, that's some of the comments in the past, so that's pretty exciting," said Brian Buchanan, the camp organizer and science center education director.

This is the third summer the camp has been offered, and each year enrollment has grown.

The science center also offers several other camps throughout the summer. Many still have availability.