STEAMStep – Summer Camp

Rising 1st – 6th Grades
June 18, 2018 – August 17, 2018

Under the guidance of our our passion driven staff, campers take on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and outdoor activities tailored to their level, and they learn lasting innovation skills like collaboration and reflection. As campers grow, our curriculum evolves to include more advanced concepts, complex projects and creative freedom.

Why STEAMStep?

Our camp is fun… a lot of fun! And, almost every summer camp is designed around kids having FUN. However, what differentiates STEAMStep from others is that kids are also exposed to a variety of areas in STEM, Arts and Business.

Our project based approach coupled with carefully designed activities develop a mindset that’s visionary, determined, courageous, and collaborative

Highlights

  • Exposure to various STEAM areas
  • Improve Critical Thinking Skills
  • A project every week
  • Eliminate Summer Learning Loss
  • Develop Peer-Learning and Self-Learning Skills
  • Project Based Approach
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Before & After Care

Visit Us

Schedule an appointment and take a tour of our learning center.

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Ending summer learning loss is the key to true education reform!

Alarming Summer Learning Loss Statistics

Resource: Summer Learning Org

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Days of Math Skills Lost

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Days of Overall Learning Lost

0
Days of Reading Skills Lost

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Days are spent re-learning old material
By grade 6, students with summer learning loss over the years are at an average of
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Days behind their peers

Typical Day at STEAMStep Summer Camp

Fun Science Experiments at Nextide AcademyObstacle Bounce House at Nextide Academy

7:00-9:00 am – Before Care
9:00-9:35 am – Team building & Agenda Planning
9:40-10:50 am – First rotation: Art*
10:50-11:05 am – Snack break
11:10 -12:20 pm – Second rotation: Technology*
12:25-1:25 pm – Lunch (bring your own) and outdoor play
12:50-1:00 pm – Half-day camp ends (Parents pick up part-day campers)
1:25-2:25 pm – Third rotation: Outdoor Play*
2:30-3:50 pm – Weekly Theme Time**
3:50-4:00 pm – Closing Ceremony
4:00-4:15 pm – Summer camp ends—parents pick up campers and sign out with staff
4:15-6:30 pm – Extended care

*Rotation changes daily and the following are our rotation areas:

  • Science:
    Science Mysteries, Science Experiments
  • Technology
    Robotics, 3D-Printing, Electronics, Visual Programming
  • Engineering
    How things work, Product Design, Structures with Keva Planks
  • Math
    Fun with Math
  • Art
    Painting, Illustration Art, New Media Art, Decoupage, Scuplting
  • Business
    Young Entrepreneur, Discovery tools
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Field Trips
    Soccer, Obstacle Bounce House, Trail Walk, Water Fun, Putt-putt Golf

2018 – Field Trip Schedule

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park – Photo shoot and Picnic
Natural History Museum
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
State Arboretum of Virginia

Visit us!

Schedule an appointment to tour our licensed facility and to learn more about our summer camps. Our director is looking forward to talk to you!