Summer Camp

 

 

SciTech Kids Summer Camp

10 – 1 Week Themed Programs
June 10th – August 25th, 2019

Ages 4 – 15

9 am – 3 pm

Summer is a great time for kids to explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). At SciTech Kids, Central Park and the outdoors become your child’s laboratory. Most mornings are spent outdoors as kids do hands-on science investigations, observations and explorations in our urban ecosystem. Older campers explore STEAM as they canoe, become citizen scientists and fly drones. In the afternoons, campers focus on the weekly theme and explore a range of STEM-based topics such as coding architecture, engineering. Campers also have access to our makerspace and complete projects using recycled materials, electronics, or 3D printers. The best part, campers get to take their projects home. At SciTech Kids Summer Camp, lunch, snack and all scientific supplies are included.

Camp meets Monday through Friday at our 2,000 square feet with an outdoor space at 215 East 81st  Street. This past year, the  program ran from June 12 to August 27 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and covers weekly themes and other STEAM-based activities. Our themes range from biology, robotics, video game design, the science of sound and more.

Should your child need to remain at  SciTech Kids for an extended day, please contact us for more information.

At SciTech Kids Summer Camp, your camper will:

  • build a solar oven in Central Park and use it to make S’mores.
  • build rovers, telescopes, and grow food under similar conditions planned for Mars expedition.
  • Fill a mini pool with oobleck and see how kids can run across it without sinking.
  • become citizen scientists when they collect and send data collected to researchers at Cornell,  University, Columbia University and other  institutions.
  • become a Maker when they use materials in our makerspace to design toys, robots and gadgets.
  • learn the science behind kick boxing while taking kick boxing lessons at SciTech Kids.
  • build, hack and fly drones at SciTech Kids and a drone facility in Brooklyn.
  • explore a vast sprawl of insects, flowers, and normally unseen creatures in the soil in Central Park using a magnifying glass and discuss their findings with experts at the Central Park Conservancy
  • become fashion designers who incorporate electronics into fabrics as they designs costumes, hats, capes and handbags.
  • “go green” and learn how to create an aquarium that recycles wastes and uses it to grow food.
  • perform experiments such as launching explosive soda “Geysers” using Mentos candy and learn why this cool, chemistry experiment bubbles, pops, and fizzes
  • take field trips to museums such as the Cooper Hewitt, NY Hall of Science and other educational institutions.
  • become inventors as they conceive and design an invention that can submitted to various contests.

Click here to see what a sample schedule at  SciTech Kids Summer Camp would look like.

OUR STAFF

Our staff consists of scientists, engineers, artists, and designers who enjoy sharing their expertise with young minds. Staff members often bring their own projects to camp to show kids real world STEM in action.

The/student-teacher ratio is 4:1 for young campers and 6: 1 for older campers.

This summer our themes include:

Early bird pricing ends 2/28/19

Session Description Start Date Registration Link
WEEK 1: Ages 9-14: AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CAMP WITH GAME DESIGN Learn Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) using Unity to learn 3D Modeling, game design, and architecture. 06/10/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 1: Ages 4-8: SPACE: THE NEXT FRONTIER Learn what it takes to survive in space through different mission scenarios and design a futuristic Martian colony. 06/10/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 2: Ages 4-8: PALEONTOLOGY: STUDYING FOSSILS AND PLANTS Become a paleontologist and study ancient animal and plant specimens as you conduct a dinosaur dig. 06/17/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 2: Ages 9-14: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND GAME DESIGN Learn the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) to train a computer to play a game or replicate intelligent behavior and study space. 06/17/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 3: Ages 4-8: READ, SET, CODE Learn to design your own games or animate stories using a variety of age-appropriate coding programs. 06/24/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 3: Ages 9-14:DESIGNING GREEN CITIES Explore green design strategies such as using renewable energy sources to design harmonious ways to protect the environment. 06/24/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 4: Ages 4-8: SUPERHERO SCIENCE Learn the science behind superheroes feats and physics concepts such as motion, gravity, and Newton’s laws. 07/01/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 4: Ages 9-14: LET’S CODE Learn computer languages such as Scratch, JavaScript and Python to program, design and animate stories and video games. 07/01/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 5: Ages 9-14: 3D PRINTING Use modeling software to design and print a variety of 3D printed objects and have a thorough understanding of the 3D printing process. 07/08/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 5: Ages 4-8: WILD WETLANDS Budding naturalists will explore wetland using microscopes, nets and binoculars to develop an understanding of diverse wildlife. 07/08/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 6: Ages 4-8: BOTS THAT ROCK Learn to build robots, understand how circuits work and the basics of computer programming. 07/15/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 6: Ages 9-14: ROBOTICS Sharpen your robotics and coding skills as you build and program your own robots that light up and respond to sound and motion. 07/15/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 7: Ages 4-8: THE SCIENCE OF FLIGHT Learn about the dynamics of flight and airplanes as you fly kites, gliders, airplanes and rockets to bring the laws of motion to life. 07/22/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 7: Ages 9-14: DESIGN YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME Design video games, create your own characters, build challenging platform levels then share your game with other gamers to see. 07/22/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 8:Ages 9-14: CHEMISTRY If your child loves chemistry, they’ll delve deeply into cool chemical reactions that pop, fizz crackle and explode. 07/29/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 8: Ages 4-8: THE WORLD OF 3D PRINTING Use age-appropriate software to design and print a variety of 3D printed objects along with 3D printing pens. 07/29/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 9: Ages 9-14: 3D PRINTING AND FASHION Use modeling software to design and print 3D printed objects that can be added to your fashion creation. 08/05/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 9: Ages 4-8: COOL CHEMISTRY Conduct amazing chemistry experiments to observe reactions that pop, fizz and explode! 08/05/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 10: Ages 9-14: AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY CAMP WITH GAME DESIGN Learn Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), using Unity to learn 3D Modeling and game design. 08/12/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 10: Ages 4-8: MEET THE MICROBES Kids are fascinated by 3D printing and the possibilities of what it can do. Campers will use modeling software to design and print a variety of 3D objects that can be added to their fashion creation. 08/12/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 11: Ages 9-14: ARCHITECTURE AND 3D PRINTING Learn the foundation of architecture then build a physical model using tools such as 3D printers and software to design your structure. 08/19/2019 Register Here!
WEEK 11: Ages 4-8: HOW THE BODY WORKS Study the respiratory, circulatory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and digestive system to gain an understanding of how the body works. 08/19/2019 Register Here!

For more details about our Summer Program, call (212) 804-7055.