An Incredible Inaugural Session!

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Smiles, hugs and end-of-camp tears filled the air yesterday as we said “See you next summer” to our first session campers. In just two weeks, our staff and campers created a culture, invented traditions, and built new and
lasting relationships. From opening day to our closing night, our days will filled with fun, learning, and a love of Judaism. We explored in our four workshop areas – robotics, environmental science, digital media, and video game design – and our chugim (electives) spanned fields like chemistry, virtual worlds, physics, and 3D design. Our
daily song sessions, Shabbat tefilah (services), and Boker Big Bang morning ritual added unique Sci-Tech flair to our rich Jewish tradition. Experience the excitement of 6 Points Sci-Tech through our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!
Sci-Tech is in full-swing and the fun has only just begun! We cannot wait for what is yet to come for session 2 and 3! 

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iRobot, MIT, WIND, WCVB, Oh My!

WINDSporting their sky-blue Sci-Tech Academy pioneer summer t-shirts, our campers loaded onto to buses and rolled out for an awesome day of exploration at several science and technology sites throughout the Boston area. Robotics, Video Game Design, Digital Media Production, and Environmental Science each followed a different, exciting itinerary for the morning related to their workshop. In the afternoon everyone gathered at the Boston Museum of Science for an IMAX movie and time around the museum.

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Sci-Tech Rube Goldberg Machines

IMG_3493Many times in engineering (and in life), things don’t work the first time. Over the past two days, the campers in the Robotics Workshop experienced that exact scenario. Their project was to create a large Rube Goldberg Machine. A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that is deliberately over-engineered or overdone in order to perform a very simple task in a very complicated fashion using a series of chain reactions.

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Finding the Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

By Rabbi Billy Dreskin, Woodlands Community Temple

Last November, as soon as I heard there was going to be a new URJ camp, 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, I wrote to its director, Greg Kellner, and asked if I could serve on his first faculty. There are a couple of reasons why I jumped at the opportunity to be part of this community.

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The Jewish Connection: The Scientists, The Innovators, and Me

By Rabbi Debbi Bravo, North Shore Synagogue

What a pleasure it has been to be a part of the inaugural faculty at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy this summer.  Watching a thought on paper become a live, exciting, interactive organism that continues to develop and expand as each moment and hour passes has truly been extraordinary.

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Building a Kehillah Kedosha

By Cindy Petrak, Camp Nurse

Running through my head are my current roles: a member of this beautiful, brand-new community, the camp nurse, and mother of Andrew, a 6 Points Sci-Tech camper. Technically speaking, he is the first ever camper here at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy because he has been here with me since Tuesday when we started staff training.

Read Cindy’s pre-camp reflection >

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