What is STEAM?
Children are growing up in a rapidly changing world where critical thinking and the ability to solve new and emerging problems are essential skills. Schools have adopted methods that don't simply ask students to 'memorize' facts but instead give them the opportunity to 'solve' problems. Children are born curious. Think about the many questions your own children may have asked you: "Why is the sky blue?", "What is the moon made of?", "Why do I have two eyes if I can only see one thing?" As you know, the questions are endless!
Through inquiry-based and project-based learning, our campers are presented with problems and given the opportunity to solve those problems in a manner that is fun, engaging and cooperative.
Inquiry and Project-Based Learning
Inquiry and Project-based learning is at the heart of STEAM and meant to activate the mind, create a love for learning, and allow campers to solve problems individually and as a team. Whether it be designing and testing their own rollercoaster, or inventing something new to solve an every day problem, or experimenting with substances around them, campers love this part of camp!
As part of our regular weekly schedule campers will engage in STEAM challenges or presentations every week. Our goal is to engage children and inspire them to pursue inquiry-based learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics! STEAM Camp is part of every camp week throughout the entire summer so no need to choose a particular week. Simply REGISTER knowing your child will have a BLAST this summer!