STEM Camp (Grades 2-5)
1 week sessions 9:00am - 3:00pm $595
Sidwell Summer partners with Fleming Tech Camps, a 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp program that focuses on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age. Fleming Tech Camps are designed to provide kids with hands-on experiences with computers, robots, and other cool tech that encourages an interest in science, technology, computing, and engineering.
Each week of camp features a unique and specialized, technology topic, led by an instructor with expertise in technology and teaching. During camp, the instructor guides campers through a week-long journey where campers are learning, discovering, creating, and playing with cutting edge tech!
Fleming Tech Camps engages your child’s creativity and problem solving skills and builds technology skills that will last a lifetime. Check out the full schedule, including weekly themes, below.
Dates, Hours, and Fees
|June 17 – 21||Game Design and Roller Coaster Science||9:00am – 3:00pm
|June 24 – 28||Minecraft 4 Kids - Level 1||9:00am – 3:00pm
|July 1 – 3 (No Camp July 4 + 5)||Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge||9:00am – 3:00pm
|July 8 – 12||Web Design 4 Kids - Intro and Intermediate||9:00am – 3:00pm
|July 15 – 19||Master Builders: LEGO Engineering feat. Minecraft||9:00am – 3:00pm
|July 22 – 26||Introduction to Scratch Programming 4 Kids||9:00am – 3:00pm
|July 29 – August 2||Junior Robotics - Levels 1 and 2||9:00am – 3:00pm
|August 5 – 9||Minecraft 4 Kids - Levels 1 and 2||9:00am – 3:00pm
|Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.|
Sample Daily Schedule
|8:45am – 9:00pm||Arrival/Carpool|
|9:15am – 10:30am||Activity 1|
|10:30am – 10:45am||Snack/Recess|
|10:45am – 12:00pm||Activity 2|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Lunch|
|12:30pm – 1:15pm||Recreational Activity|
|1:15pm – 2:45pm||Activity 3|
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Pack up/Dismissal|
Weekly Theme Descriptions
Game Design and Roller Coaster Science: The camp day is divided into two topics: Game Design & Roller Coaster Science. In the Game Design potion of camp, campers learn the basics of video game development and design games by hand with Bloxels and tablets. In the Roller Coaster Science session, campers work with instructors to learn the basic engineering behind roller coasters and use K'Nex to build models that demonstrate how roller coasters work.
Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge: The camp day is divided into two topics: Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge. In Sports Car Racing & Design campers compete against each other and race Anki smart cars and also work in teams design and build large Anki race courses. During the Robot Challenge campers will be provided an introduction to robotics that will show them how to pre-program, code and operate a robot through a varierty of tasks.
Master Builders: If you love Legos and Minecraft then this camp is for you. Work with other Minecrafters to design, craft and build amazing Minecraft Lego Bioms. You'll work in teams to build an exciting Minecraft World with minecarts, caves, castles, traps and machines. In addition to building a Minecraft inspired world you'll also explore introductory engineering concepts with LEGO's Simple and Powered Machines.
Intro to Scratch Programming: Our Scratch coding camp provides campers with the ultimate introduction to programming. Using Scratch, an educational application created by the MIT Media Lab, campers will learn the basics of software development in a sophisticated, yet easy to learn environment. Campers will learn basic software development techniques and use drag and drop tools to design and program projects. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.
Junior Robotics: Turn camp into a engineering & coding laboratory and explore the exciting world of Robotics! Learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Make your robot come to life, as you learn how to program it to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. This camp is designed for campers who have a keen interest in robots. No prior experience with LEGO® WeDo necessary. All skill levels welcome.
Minecraft 4 Kids: Experience the amazing world of Minecraft. Build your own virtual reality in a sandbox-like environment by using tablets to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.
Web Design 4 Kids: The focus of Web Design 4 Kids is on learning how to design a super cool website, without writing HTML or other code. Campers will learn the basics of web design using WSIWIG design tools and will also have an introduction to graphic design software. By the last day of camp, campers will have designed a series of web pages that reflect their personal interests and hobbies. No prior experience necessary. All skills levels welcome.