Early STEM Camps
These camps are for our youngest STEMineers! 2019 offers four Early STEM Camps. Each week is unique and open to new and returning students. The camps are designed for students to do all weeks or just one! AM Extended care options are available from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.
Grades: Incoming K - Incoming 1st
Program Cost: $225
Location: Claremont McKenna - Kravis Center
Day/Time: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Why Early STEM
Early STEM introduces students to key engineering terminology, focuses on hand-eye coordination, and introduces students to manual programming. At such a young age, it is important for our students to understand key concepts such as: force, balance, pivot points, and so on. Students will build a robot, learn the vocabulary, and then experiment with their designs!
What Makes Early STEM Special
We strive to create the best learning environment for our students! This means high-energy, interactive activities. Key features of Early STEM include:
- Learn through play
- Nurturing curiosity at a young age
- Experiential learning - figure things out by physically trying it out
- High-energy camp atmosphere for young inventors and creators
- 1:1 student to kit materials
- Outdoor play at Claremont McKenna in a safe, supervised campus
- Small camp sizes with a max of 16 students
With four weeks of camp, each week is unique and a stand-alone camp. This means families can take part in all four, or simply choose the week that fits best for your schedule.
Sample Outline of the Day
So what will your child be doing at camp? Here's a sample outline of the day to give you a glimpse into camp life!
|9:00 AM - 9:15 AM||Ice Breakers and Outdoor Play|
|9:15 AM - 10:00 AM||Activity #1: Build the Car Launcher & Learn Terminology|
|10:00 AM - 10:15 AM||Snack Break and Games Outside|
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Experiment with the Car Launcher|
|10:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Demo: Lego Sumo Battles|
|10:45 AM - 11:00 AM||Snack Break and Games Outside|
|11:00 AM - 11:45 AM||Activity #2: Squishy Circuit Light-Up Animals|
|11:45 AM - 11:55 AM||Summary Time & Next Day Preview|
|11:55 AM - 12:00 PM||Parent Showcase|
Each day will feature a building activity, engineering demo, and a second building/coding activity. This format allows students to build, experiment, and keep their projects till the end of the day. At the end of each day, parents will be invited into the classroom to see the activities and hear their kids' "summaries!"