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

Camp Captivate has completed its 2018 summer session.
Registration for 2019 be available in January 2019.

Captivate S.T.E.A.M. Camp Plus is a full day program for ages 10-13 which incorporates all the elements of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and daily P.E. This middle school program challenges children with higher level scientific and technologic investigations.

2018 Themes for Captivate S.T.E.A.M. Camp Plus

  • June 18 – 22: Anatomy and Physiology
  • June 25 – 29: Marine Biology
  • July 9 – 13: Environmental Science
  • July 16 – 20: Crime Scene Chemistry

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Science: Students will compare and contrast human anatomy with the anatomy of a variety of organisms that we will be dissecting. In this course, students will dissect a cow eyeball, chicken wing, sheep heart and frog. We will also use technology in the form of computer animations to explore human anatomy.
  • Art: Students will create a painting of the eye and a heart.
  • Technology: The technology strand this week students will revolve around anatomy simulations and virtual reality or augmented reality using iPads and Google applications in the computer lab. (BYOD-iPad recommended for this component)

Marine Biology

  • Science: Students will dissect and investigate several marine organisms in terms of their anatomy, classification, adaptations for survival, and the ecosystems in which they live. Specimens will include: oyster or clam, starfish, squid and fish.
  • Art: Students will create stunning artwork inspired by the marine organisms they observe in lab.
  • Technology: Stop Motion Animation – Become a producer and director! Learn about conceptualizing, story-boarding, and creating a stop motion animation. You will have an opportunity to start with a script and visualize your idea. Then move to create backdrops and end with a video. You can choose to add an audio or even an narration to make it personal. The possibilities are endless!
  • Technology Exploration Stations: Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Green Screen and Google apps.

Environmental Science

  • Science: Students will solve an environmental mystery and learn about the sometimes devastating impact of humans on the environment. Through scientific experiments and investigations, including tests for water quality, looking at biological indicator species, pH investigations, and more, students will delve into the world of environmental science.
  • Art: Students will create a variety of Earth Day-related art and craft projects including a spectacular “Save our Earth” watercolor painting.
  • Technology: Robotics – In this week, students will have the opportunity to program edison robots to conduct basic simple tasks including following a line, follow a light source, obstacle avoidance. The week will conclude with robotic completion between individual teams.
  • Technology Exploration Stations: Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, augmented reality, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Green Screen and Google apps.

Crime Scene Chemistry

  • Science: Are you an aspiring crime scene investigator? Through experimentation and keen observation, students will collect clues to try to solve crimes. Detective skills will include hair and fiber analysis, lifting and analyzing fingerprints, ink chromatography, shoe print analysis and more. In addition, students will use chemical analysis to try and identify the mystery white powder.
  • Art: Art will be inspired by the amazing magnified images of human fingerprints.
  • Technology: Game Creation – Have you wondered how Flappy Bird or Mario were created? Learn how to create basic games using Scratch! The skills learned in Scratch can be applied to basic programming languages like Python, and Java.
  • Technology Exploration Stations: Students will engage in technology-based activities and centers that may include: video editing with WeVideo, Makey Makey, virtual reality, video game design with Scratch, computer programming with Raspberry Pi, Green Screen and Google apps.

Fees (per week)

  • Full Day (9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday): $569
  • 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: Science
10:30 – 11:00: Snack & Break
11:00 – 12:00: Art
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch & Recess (Main Playground)
1:00 – 2:00: STEM Challenge
2:00 – 3:00: TECH
3:00 – 4:00: PE
4:00 – 5:00: Extended Care (no PM Extended Care on Fridays)

Note: Schedule may vary based on activities