SUMMER STE[+A]M ACADEMY

Grades K-5 CHatsworth & West Hills

Demand for STEM careers shows no signs of slowing down. For students to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders, they need to experience STEM first. At the core of each of STEMscope’sTM STEM solutions is a hands-on, inquiry-based investigation that helps students become tomorrow’s STEM leaders and innovators by letting them experience science. As students dive into the investigations found in each scope, they develop their contexts and meanings for the scientific concepts they are learning, retain more knowledge, and develop deeper understandings of the world around them. Each STEMscopeTM module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer! Each week students in the Summer Steam Academy will take three classes combining the STEMscopesTM curriculum in either physical science, life science, or earth and space science with arts, robotics, coding, and math.

Tuition:

  • $165 per week ½ day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  
  • $315 per week FULL DAY Registration Fee: $50 (per student) after April 15th - Register Early!

 

Science Exploration
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Students in Science Exploration will engage each week in a series of activities that build upon each other; students are challenged to become confident in trying new things, to learn from mistakes, and to apply what they know to find solutions. Science Exploration is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, and other national and state standards. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all six weeks this summer!

COURSE OFFERINGS (vary by week):

LEGO ROBOTICS
Entering K– 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade
Become the next generation of robotics engineers and explore the universe. Learn about robotics in a hands-on course for students interested in engineering. Autonomous robots with a programming component and remote-controlled robots will be constructed and used. Classes are separated by grade level.

CREATIVE WRITING WITH MICROSCOPES
Entering 
3rd – 5th grade
 
Students will use microscopes and other tools as they explore the natural world around them.  They’ll use insights gain to express themselves in a creative and unique way. 

BRAINY GAMES
Entering K – 2nd grade
Math, science, and language arts can be such a drag during the school year. Not this class! Students will continue to develop their core academic skills by playing a variety of different and interesting games. The class will utilize 
age-appropriate board games and physical activities to teach strong academic development while having a blast in the process!

BUTTERFLY GARDEN
Entering 3rd – 5th grade
Students will explore the best way to create a Monarch butterfly habitat.  In addition, they’ll learn the skills needed to maintain a garden while providing butterflies a good home for life, including a good place to hang out while engaged in metamorphosis.

MATH MANIA
Entering K – 2nd grade
Give your child a head start in math this summer as they explore the world of numbers. Students will explore addition and subtraction, and play games related to time, money, number sequence and fractions.

CALLING ALL STAR WARS FANS
Entering K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th
Have fun learning with some of your favorite Star Wars characters.  Princess Lea Math, Darth Vader Slime, Force Awakens coding, and more.

ART AROUND THE WORLD
Entering K –
2nd grade

Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials.

YOUR AMAZING BODY
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th
Grade Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves,
learns and grows!

THE ARTIST’S VISION
Entering K – 2nd grade
Learn how artists use their art to reflect themselves and their ideas about the world. As they make portraits with clay, oil pastels, collage paper, and finger paint, students master the techniques of drawing facial proportions and express their views of themselves.

MODERN ART
Entering 3rd – 5th Grade
Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists.

FRACTION ACTION
Entering 3rd – 
5th grade

Fractions are everywhere and this class will not only find them but also focus on understanding the underlying concepts that must be mastered before working with fractions.

YOGA & MINDFULNESS
Entering K – 2nd and 
3rd
– 5th grade
Through yoga, journaling, and other mindful activities, campers will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of their body, mind and the world around them.

AMAZING RACE
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Use mental strength, physical toughness, and teamwork to complete a series of scavenger hunts and challenges.

CODING KIDS
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Let’s get digital! Campers have a blast working on laptops as they move at their own pace through the basics of coding, conquer team challenges, and create their characters and games!

THE INVENTORS IMAGINATION
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Challenge your mind and your design skills by building airplanes, space capsules, rockets, catapults, and much more. Create simple machines to solve complex problems, complex machines to solve simple problems, and understand the question “why.”

CHAMINADE SURVIVOR
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Work in teams to complete mental and physical challenges such as solving riddles, completing survival scenarios, and other challenges that take them all over campus to accomplish their mission.

CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS
Entering 3rd – 5th grade
We will look briefly at the engineering behind vehicles, which students will design and build, with a race or obstacle course on the last day.

THE STEAM BEHIND MAGIC
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Students will learn how to do magic tricks (math, cards, science experiments, optical illusions, etc.) and analyze the math and science that make these tricks work.

FUN IN THE SUN!
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
This class celebrates our favorite season, and the blue sky is the limit using baking, crafts, games, and design to experience creativity and fun inspired by summer!

WINTER IN JULY
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
It may be hot outside, but this class is sure to help you stay cool. We will explore all things winter such as the science of the season, cultures that thrive in the cold, animals that can only survive in the cold and so much more.

COLORS, CUPCAKES AND KALEIDOSCOPES
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
It's time to learn all the colors of the rainbow and how those colors can be used to create any color you can imagine. Camper will learn how color is created and how to mix your own colors using baking and art activities. From color science experiments to crafty activities with primary and secondary colors, we've got you covered. Every camper will make their own kaleidoscope to keep to enjoy after camp is over.

IT’S COOL TO EAT HEALTHY
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd 5th grade
Get excited about eating healthy! Being healthy is all about good nutrition and moving. In this class, campers will learn what food are superfoods, why we need to eat our fruits and vegetables and how running and playing makes us all healthier and happier.

THE ART IN MATH
Entering K – 2nd and 3rd – 5th grade
Numbers and math are everywhere. Explore how math appears in nature, art, architecture, and music and then create your own numerical masterpieces.