STEAM Pricing, Information, and Schedule

STEAM Camp Themes and Dates by Week

STEAM is located at the College of Charleston

8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Each Monday features a STEM professional who kicks off the week with a BANG!!!

Week 1: June 11-15

Carolina Jams!

Come “cut a record” with us! Activities will include writing lyrics, mixing and mastering tracks, and recording original songs in the recording booth on the Carolina Studios mobile music studio bus! Students will work with computer software to produce an original song and will leave the camp with their own CD. Other engaging activities will include designing cover art, choreographing dance for a music video and exploring the science of sound. This is a truly unique experience that is not to be missed!

Week 2: June 18-22

The Force Is With Us!

Join us on an amazing odyssey through outer space! We will explore scientific concepts of motion, gravity, and friction as we learn more about our fascinating solar system! Jedi training games, planetary “juggling” and “out of this world” sci-fi skits will be part of the fun. Campers will also design the space craft of the future in our maker space. (And watch out for an appearance by Darth Vader himself!)

Week 3: June 25-29

Theme Park Imagineering!

Do you love to visit theme parks with thrilling rides, special characters, and awesome theming? Come join us for a week of planning the next big theme park! With imagination as our driving force, we will engineer, design, and create the park of the 21st century.  Students will work with potential and kinetic energy as they design a thrill ride, create a fun theme park game, and stage an amazing parade! This camp could inspire the Walt Disney of the future!

Week 4: July 9-13

Engineering Your Future!

Did you know that 65% of today’s schoolchildren will work in a job that doesn’t currently exist? The employer of tomorrow will require design-based thinking, creativity and problem solving skills from their employees.  This week is all about building those skills! Campers will engage in fun hands-on activities that will introduce them to exciting career pathways as they design a car, build free-standing structures, invent new paint mixtures, and design the fashion of the future. Our maker space will feature lots of opportunity for tinkering fun and campers will be encouraged to think in bold new ways!

Week 5: July 16-20

Toy Box 2.0!

This week is all about every kid’s favorite thing: toys! We will learn how toys are designed and marketed, tell our own “toy stories” through digital animation, test and judge toys, play creative games, and best of all- design our own top toy of the future! Our maker space will be one big toy-palooza! Don’t miss this incredibly fun week!

SOLD OUT – Week 6: July 23-27

Magnificent Mixtures: Chemistry for Kid-Scientists!

This week will be full of bubbling, fizzing, and a few (totally safe) explosions! Campers will be engaged in chemistry concepts through hands-on experiments, visual art, theater, and athletic games. (And yes, there will be tons of SLIME!)

The STEAM Experience

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

After-school 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 K5-8th grade students from all over the tri-county area 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

STEAM Camp Information

  • Open to all interested boys and girls in K5 – 8th graders.  No experience in art or science required.
  • Space is limited to 100 participants each week for more one-on-one time with artists and teachers.
  • Held Monday-Friday. Full week registration only.
  • Children are grouped by age.  Parents may submit grouping requests if friends/family are attending the same week.
  • Each group will be led by certified teachers with assistance from local high school volunteers.
  • Each group will have 5-8 STEAM campers.
  • Groups will work with up to 4 different artists each week from a variety of artistic mediums such as dance, music, theater and visual arts.
  • Groups will work with a different STEM professional from the community each week such as architects, engineers, accountants and computer programmers.
  • All staff is First Aid/CPR certified and have passed SLED background checks.
  • Participants will receive a different camp t-shirt to commemorate each week!
  • Two weeks prior to your week of STEAM, you will receive an information packet via email providing all the details you need regarding drop off, pick up, security, allergies, car tags, grouping, etc.

STEAM Camp Pricing

  • 1 or 2 Weeks

    per week

    $225
  • 3 or More Weeks

    per week

    $200

$50 deposit per child per week*
10% discount for sibling registration

*A $50 non-refundable deposit is due for each child per week in order to reserve their spot for that week.   An email confirmation is sent with your balance due once you have registered.  Your balance is due on the first day of camp.

POWER-ON YOUR IMAGINATION AT THE SUMMER STEAM INSTITUTE!
YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A DIRECT IMPACT
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