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Virtual STEM Summer Camp 2021

If school is ending and you’re seeking an engaging, educational, and independent experience for your child, you’ve come to the right place! This year, we have TWO exciting opportunities to engage your child in virtual modules from home! Links to register for each opportunity are down below!

Option 1 – Summer 2021 Live Virtual STEM Summer Camp

 

About The 2021 Camp:

This virtual STEM summer camp is for students ages 7 – 12 on an online learning platform, Google Classroom. With this curated educational experience, students can participate in up to four weeks of engaging, innovative, and design-centric camp opportunities. Your child can participate in as many as all four weeks, or as little as one. This virtual summer camp will immerse your child in independent, curated online experiences that will expose him or her to STEM and Engineering fields, and will connect these fields to his or her interests and everyday life.

How Does It Work?

There are four weeks of camp, each week taking on a different topic. For each week and each day, we will post a pre-recorded focused experience expanding upon the week’s theme. This experience will follow a consistent format; 15 minutes of video engagement, 30-45 of an activity (sketching, drawing, writing, online simulation, webquest), 15 minutes of connections to careers, everyday life, and academics. The focused experience will require little to no parent involvement. Following the focused experience, students may choose take part in a 2-3 hour enrichment opportunity. The enrichment opportunity may require minimal parent involvement (gathering materials, helping student test, logging into an online tool). By making this a standalone experience, students can participate in activities that are completely independent and keep them engaged for the minimum 3-4 hours, or the whole day. Activities will include free online software and materials that the students would have at home. By creating this experience as an independent, pre-made program, we can ensure that technological glitches will be minimal and there will be no conflicts or necessary monitoring of message boards or group activities.

Who Can Participate?

Children ages 7 – 12.

What is the Camp Schedule?

The schedule below lists when each week of each module will be released. You can register for any module, at any time. For example, if you decide in August that you would like to sign up for the Photo and Video Editing week, you can sign up and have access to that week of the camp. Registration will no longer be accepted after August 13.

  • July 12 – July 16: Photo and Video Editing Week
  • July 19 – July 23: Coding Week
  • August 2 – August 6: Engineering Week
  • August 9 – August 13: Creativity Week

What if I miss a week of the camp that I am interested in?

You can join any week of this camp at ANY time! Let’s say today is August 1, and you just found out about Photo and Video Editing week, that took place back in July. You can still enroll for that week. Because it already took place, upon enrollment, you will receive AUTOMATIC ACCESS to the FULL WEEK because it has already taken place!

Where is This Camp Held?

This camp is 100% virtual and online. It will take place on Google Classroom, with extension activities and resources linking to outside, free websites and softwares.

Does the Camper Have to Log On at a Specific Time?

Not at all! This camp runs on YOUR time. All modules will be live for the campers to engage in at 9:00 AM EST every day. They can log on at that time, or any other time that works for their schedule and for yours. If the camper is unable to log on one of the days, he or she will have until August 20th to engage with that day’s activity before it goes offline.

Will the Campers Interact With One Another?

No. You can certainly spread the word to your child’s friends and they can communicate about the camp and activities outside of the camp, but there will be no interaction amongst campers within the camp. We made this choice to allow for truly independent activities with minimal parental involvement or supervision.

How Much Does It Cost?

Each week of the camp will be $50. You can pick and choose which weeks you would like to enroll your child in. You can pay $50 for one week, $200 for all four weeks.

Where Do I Sign My Child Up?

Click Here to Register


Option 2 – On Demand Virtual STEM Summer Camp Experience

 

About The On Demand Experience:

Last summer, the STEM Center hosted the 2020 Virtual STEM Summer Camp for students ages 7 – 12 on the online learning platform, Google Classroom. That whole summer camp is now available ON DEMAND, for students to engage with the materials on their own time and based on their schedule! With this curated educational experience, students participate in three modules – STEM, Coding, and Science. STEM and Science have three weeks worth of content and Coding has two weeks of content, with each week taking on a different theme. Your child can participate in as many as all eight weeks, or as little as one. This virtual summer camp will immerse your child in independent, curated online experiences that will expose him or her to STEM and Engineering fields, and will connect these fields to his or her interests and everyday life.

How Does It Work?

Three business days after purchase, you will have access to on demand content relating to STEM, Coding, and/or Science (dependent upon which weeks you would like to sign up for). Each week within the modules take on a different theme (i.e. Week 1 of the STEM Module is graphic design, Week 2 is engineering, etc.). Each week has 5 days of a pre-recorded focused experience expanding upon the week’s theme, which your child can immerse him or herself into on demand. This experience follows a consistent format; 15 minutes of video engagement, 30-45 of an activity (sketching, drawing, writing, online simulation, webquest), 15 minutes of connections to careers, everyday life, and academics. The focused experience requires little to no parent involvement. Following the focused experience, students may choose take part in a 2-3 hour enrichment opportunity. The enrichment opportunity may require minimal parent involvement (gathering materials, helping student test, logging into an online tool). By making this a standalone experience, students can participate in activities that are completely independent and keep them engaged for the minimum 3-4 hours, or the whole day. Activities include free online software and materials that the students would have at home. By creating this experience as an independent, pre-made program, we can ensure that technological glitches will be minimal and there will be no conflicts or necessary monitoring of message boards or group activities.

Who Can Participate?

Children ages 7 – 12.

What Are the On-Demand Options?

You can sign up for as many or as few of the modules and sessions below as you wish!

  • STEM Module 1: Graphic Design
  • STEM Module 2: Engineering
  • STEM Module 3: Designing and Making
  • Coding Module 4: Coding Beginner
  • Coding Module 5: Coding Advanced
  • Science Module 6: At Home Chemistry
  • Science Module 7: Life Sciences
  • Science Module 8: Earth and Space

What is the difference between this and the live Summer 2021 camp??

This on-demand library is pulled from the Summer 2020 Virtual STEM Summer Camp. If you missed the camp from last summer, or would like to take the camp all over again, this opportunity is for you! Regarding experience, it is identical to the experience campers had in Summer 2020, due to the fact that the facilitators of the camp weeks pre-recorded the content and did not interact with campers. The live experience is identical to the on-demand experience.

Where is This Camp Held?

This camp is 100% virtual and online. It takes place on Google Classroom, with extension activities and resources linking to outside, free websites and softwares.

Does the Camper Have to Log On at a Specific Time?

Not at all! This camp runs on YOUR time. Once the camper receives access to the on-demand library, he or she can log on at that time, or any other time that works for their schedule and for yours. If the camper goes away on vacation or has a busy schedule, he or she will have until August 20th to engage with the content before it goes offline.

Will the Campers Interact With One Another?

No. You can certainly spread the word to your child’s friends and they can communicate about the camp and activities outside of the camp, but there is no interaction amongst campers within the camp. We made this choice to allow for truly independent activities with minimal parental involvement or supervision.

How Much Does It Cost?

Each week of the on demand camp experience is $50. You can pick and choose which weeks you would like to enroll your child in. You can pay $50 for one week, $400 for all eight weeks.

Where Do I Sign My Child Up?

Click Here to Register

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