Captivate S.T.E.A.M. Camp Plus is a full-day summer camp program for ages 11-13 which includes 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 investigations and more sophisticated art projects, both are thoughtfully intertwined in this camp. Due to small camp sizes, middle schoolers get the chance to more easily connect with peers and make new friends, which is critical for the tween child.

STEAM Camp Plus Locations

San Jose

Holy Family School, 4850 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136
  • June 13 – 17: Genetics and DNA
  • June 20 – 24: Chemistry C500
  • June 27 – July 1: Structural Engineering
  • July 11 – 15: Marine Biology
No camp on July 4 – 8 due to the Independence Day Holiday.

Mountain View

*** NOTE:  The Mountain View location has been closed for the year. ***

St. Joseph’s School, 1120 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040
  • June 13 – 17: Genetics and DNA
  • June 20 – 24: Chemistry C500

Santa Clara

Location TBD
  • June 13 – 17: Structural Engineering
  • June 20 – 24: Marine Biology
  • June 27 – July 1: Genetics and DNA
  • July 11 – 15: Chemistry C500

STEAM Camp Plus Schedule

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00am – 9:00amEarly Drop-OffEarly Drop-OffEarly Drop-OffEarly Drop-OffEarly Drop-Off
9:00am – 9:30amRec & Morning MeetingRec & Morning MeetingRec & Morning MeetingRec & Morning MeetingRec & Morning Meeting
9:30am – 10:30amPEPEPEPEPE
10:30am – 11:00amSnack RecessSnack RecessSnack RecessSnack RecessSnack Recess
11:00am – 12:00pmScienceScienceScienceScienceScience
12:00pm – 12:40pmLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
12:40pm – 1:00pmMathScience VideoMathScience VideoMath
1:00pm – 2:00pmScienceSTEMScienceSTEMCamp Store
2:00pm – 3:00pmArtArtArtArtArt
3:00pm – 5:30pmExtended DayExtended DayExtended DayExtended DayExtended Day
Schedule is subject to change and may vary by location.

2022 Themes for S.T.E.A.M. Camp Plus

Genetics and DNA


Eye color, hair color, height, disease and even personality traits are affected by the genes passed on to you from your parents. Extract DNA from a strawberry. Explore the double helix geometry and learn about chromosomes and base pairs of the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) macromolecule. Genetics is a fascinating field of science that you should know more about! The daily art projects reinforce the concepts of genes and phenotypes. All materials are included in the cost of the camp.

Chemistry C500


Chemical Reactions is a fun introductory exploration into the field of chemistry. Students will do a variety of hands-on labs and learn to recognize when a chemical change has taken place. From gas bubbles, to color change, to invisible ink and more, you won't want to miss the cool labs in this chemistry camp. Daily art projects help reinforce the chemistry concepts. All materials are included in the cost of the camp.

Structural Engineering - Bridges and Skyscrapers


This camp is perfect for the future engineer! Learn to build skyscrapers and bridges and appreciate the aesthetics and geometry of these engineering masterpieces. Explore key physics concepts such as load, force, compression and tension. Daily art projects will depict real-world examples of iconic bridges and skyscrapers. All materials are included in the cost of the camp.

Marine Biology


Ocean creatures are fascinating! Study, dissect and investigate several preserved marine specimens: the clam, squid, starfish, and dogfish shark. Create stunning artwork inspired by the marine organisms observed in the lab. All materials are included in the cost of the camp.