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Summer STEAM Camp

Summer STEAM Camp

Hello friends. I’m Hannah Weiss, the new Director of Education at TSCW and I am so excited to kick off my first summer with the Center by introducing virtual STEAM education that is cutting-edge, safe, and fun.

Summer 2020 is going to be unlike any we have known, and I know that many of us will miss summer opportunities just as we missed the end of the school year. While it’s true that Summer STEAM Camp will not be in person, our programming is full of innovative and imaginative activities that will excite your camper about exploring STEAM. Campers will have both face-to-face virtual interactions and self-guided challenges that make use of screen-free time. Digital learning is now more important then ever and summer experiences like these are necessary to fight not just the summer slide, but the COVID slide as well.

Below are details about Summer STEAM Camp, but if you don’t find the info you need, feel free to email us at: info@teslasciencecenter.org.  I look forward to meeting your camper and enriching their summer with some STEAM-y educational fun!

— Hannah


How does virtual camp work? Summer STEAM Camp is a virtual education program that offers a mix of online and offline experiences.

  • Your child can participate in online portions from anywhere internet is available.
  • When campers are offline and engaged in self-guided activiities, they are encouraged to work indoors or out with safe distancing in mind.
  • Synchronous programming is combined with self-guided activities and regular check-ins throughout the process.
  • Campers will be asked to submit completed or in-progress work to promote engagement and participation.

How does my child attend STEAM Camp? Once you register, we email a log-in link and instructions so you and your child can easily join other campers online. You’ll also receive info on a platform such as padlet or Nearpod that is used to organize challenges, guidance, Zoom rooms, and any additional material.


What supplies are needed? Most sessions require basic supplies found in most homes (supply list is provided).  Tech equipment for Youth Coding and Green Energy Camps are included with the fee (shipping additional).


What is the STEAM Camp Schedule?

YOUTH Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Meet, connect, explore!
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:  Offline for camp projects, lunch break
1:00 pm:  Optional check-in
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Afternoon meetup – Share, discuss, learn!

Tuesday and Thursday
Campers will work at their own pace on challenges given the day before.


Maker Adventure Week

July 6-10 | Ages 5-11
Calling all young DIYers and craft enthusiasts! We’re embarking on a Maker Adventure where you can design and create projects beyond your wildest dreams!

$40 Members / $50 Regular

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Entrepreneur Camp

July 13-17 | Ages 5-11
Do you have an amazing business or product idea, but don’t know how to start? Our youth incubator can help! Explore how to get a business off the ground, create a prototype, and pitch it to real-life entrepreneurs at our end-of-camp STEAM Tank.

$40 Members / $50 Regular

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Teen Python Camp

July 20-31 (2 wks) | Ages 12-18 | M-F 3:30-5:30 pm
Do you have a game design you can’t wait to bring to life? Make your vision a reality as we delve into python and examine the code necessary to build your own game!

$100 Members / $125 Regular

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Youth Coding Camp

August 3-7 | Ages 5-11
Have you ever wanted to create a wearable device, design your own game controller or even invent sensors? Explore these possibilities and more with Micro:bit. Camp fees include a Micro:bit and alligator clips (shipping addt’l).

$75 Members / $90 Regular Price includes Micro:bit and clips

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Green Energy Camp

Aug. 10-14 | Ages 5-11
Green energy is our future! Explore fundamentals of harvesting wind, water, and solar energy. Build a solar car, use water and wind to lift weights, and design an invention to solve an energy problem. Fees include solar car kit.

$60 Members / $75 Regular

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More electrifyingly fun and educational STEAM Camp classes are being invented!  Sign up to receive info on upcoming classes and other programs and events. Email us at: info@teslasciencecenter.org

Upcoming Events
Online &
In-Person at TSCW
Tesla Birthday Bash 2020
Online and In-person Celebration of Nikola Tesla's 164th Birthday
Saturday, July 11
Online
Virtual Education Certification Program: NYIT and TSCW
To help teachers become instructional designers who can harness the power of technology to make education meaningful, engaging, developmentally appropriate, and safe.
July 13-August 22
Anywhere
Sprint for STEAM: 5k Virtual Run/Walk/Roll for Virtual Education
Get out, move, and prove to the world that you can make a difference! Sprint for STEAM is ready to energize the planet for an urgent cause: provide virtual education programs to those in critical need due to covid19.
June 11 - July 31, 2020