Summer STEAM Institute®

Our highly successful, national award-winning Summer STEAM Institute® features arts integrated learning and instruction, and is winner of the 2016 New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award!


Our summer camps are designed to increase literacy, offset summer learning loss and engage students in exciting educational activities.

Students in K-8th grade in the are engaged in weekly innovative STEAM* learning experiences and athletics. Students work with certified teachers, artists and STEM professionals and cultural organizations to design and produce projects, experiments and unique art. Themes change weekly and focus on 21st-century skills such as fostering imagination, collaboration, and creativity. 

*STEAM = science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics

Did you know?

• During the summer, students lose 2 months of math skills.
• Low-income students also lose 2+ months in reading achievement.
• 9 in 10 teachers* spend at least 3 weeks re-teaching lessons at the start of the school year.

*Surveyed by the National Summer Learning Association

Afterschool and Summer programs provide the building blocks kids need to succeed in life and school.*

82% of parents surveyed agree that students who regularly participate in quality after-school and summer programs…

• Get excited about learning
• Improve work habits & grades

The Summer STEAM Institute was created to address summer learning loss and provide opportunities for rising K- 8th grade students to engage in meaningful experiences that keep them engaged and on track for the next school year by working alongside local STEM professionals, artists, and athletes. We believe children should have fun over the summer, and that is why all of our weekly themes are generated by students. Our themes are so fun and engaging, they don’t even know they are learning. 100% of our campers tell us they hope to come back the following summer – it’s just that much fun!

**According to the Afterschool Alliance

Special Thanks to Arts Grow SC!

We are excited to be part of the Arts Grow SC initiative, funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Department of Education through American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds, providing summer camps and
afterschool programs in school districts across South Carolina. The goal of Arts Grow SC is to provide equitable access to learning in and
through the arts for South Carolina students.