Captivate S.T.E.A.M. Camp Jr.

Captivate S.T.E.A.M. Camp Jr. is a full-day (9 am – 4 pm), camp for ages 8-10 which incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics and P.E. into the activities for each week. Our camp inspires each child with individualized attention and problem solving projects, and our camp is kept intentionally small so that children can build relationships with each other and the staff.

2018 Themes for Captivate S.T.E.A.M. Camps Jr.

  • June 18 – 22: Slime Time!
  • June 25 – 29: Kitchen Chemistry
  • July 9 – 13: Makerspace (Inventor’s Workshop)
  • July 16 – 20: Light, Color and Optical Illusions

Slime Time

Are you fascinated by slime? In this camp, we will make a variety of different recipes of slime. Some will be stretchy, some will be bouncy, some will be fluffy and some will even glow in the dark. We will also explore the chemistry of polymers and why slime behaves the way it does. Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, stop animation, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Dash and Dot, augmented reality and Google apps.

Kitchen Chemistry

week4eExplore sugar, starches, proteins and fats through fun and afe kitchen experiments. Delight in making chemical reactions using simple household ingredients from your own kitchen. Investigate the chemical reaction when you burn sugar. Test the pH of different foods and drinks using cabbage juice indicator. Create lovely pieces of art painted with plant pigments. Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, stop animation, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Dash and Dot, augmented reality and Google apps.

Maker Space (Inventor’s Workshop)

Are you a problem solver? Put on your thinking cap to design and build a prototype of an invention to solve a problem. You will have different challenges to compete in for your designs. This camp emphasizes the engineering process of designing, testing, error analysis, and then re-designing. If you like to build things, this is the camp for you! Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, stop animation, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Dash and Dot, augmented reality and Google apps.

Light, Color, and Optical Illusions

Do you like bright colors? Are you fascinated by optical illusions? This is the camp for you! Discover reflection and refraction through a variety of experiments and explore some fun optical illusions that will make your head spin. Experiment with colored glasses and create a hidden message, and create a Benham disc to take home. Use your knowledge of mirrors and reflection to make a colorful kaleidoscope. Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, stop animation, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Dash and Dot, augmented reality and Google apps.

chemistry captivate steamFees (per week)

  • Full Day (9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday): $469
  • Extended Care (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Thursday): $79

Location

Milikin Basics+ Elementary School
615 Hobart Terrace
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 – 9:00: Extended Care
9:00 – 9:30: Free Play, Team Building, Overview
9:30 – 10:30: Art
10:30 – 11:00: Snack & Break
11:00 – 12:00: Science
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch & Recess (Main Playground)
1:00 – 2:00: STEM Challenge
2:00 – 3:00: PE
3:00 – 4:00: TECH
4:00 – 5:00: Extended Care (no PM Extended Care on Fridays)

Note: Schedule may vary based on activities