STEAM Camps: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math, Grades K-1

2017 Summer Camp Registration

Grades K-1

Registrations are for ENTERING Kindergarten-1st grade.

Register for more than one camp (at the same time) and receive our multi-session discount ($10 off per camp). Our multi-sibling discount is $10. Automatically applied at registration.


Hours of Camp: 9:00 am-2:00 pm.

Before care: 8:00 am.  After care: 2:00-3:45 pm.

Campers must bring water, snack, and lunch.

1st graders can attend camps for the Gr. k-1 or  Gr. 1-3 group. After care options differ by camp.


Camps for this age group are conveniently located at GPC and Vieja Valley School

  • Vieja Valley School
    Hours of Camp:
    9:00am-2:00pm  Before care: 8am. After Care: Until 3:45pm
    Address: Vieja Valley, 434 Nogal Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

  • GPC (Goleta Presbyterian Church)
    Hours of Camp:
    9:00am-2:00pm  Before care: 8am. After Care: Until 3:45pm
    Address: Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6869 Shirrel Way , Goleta, CA

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Choose from 6 Different Camps Below in Science, Art, Engineering & Robotics!

To See Dates, and Availability, Click on the REGISTER Button at the Top of the Page!

Weeks June 12-16 June 19-23 June 26-30 July 3-7 (no 4th) July 10-14 July 17-21 July 24-28 July 31-August-4 August 7-11
Grades K-1       Location: GPC (Goleta Presbyterian Church) & Vieja Valley Elementary
Little Scientist GPC VV GPC
Little Bot Programmer GPC VV  GPC
Jr.Chemist GPC VV
Enchanted Creatures GPC GPC
Toy Inventor VV GPC
Jr.Paleontologist GPC  VV


Enchanted Creatures Camp – Gr. K-1 Cost: $255 /5day camp

Welcome boys and girls to our fantasy world of enchanting creatures like a Niffler, Elves, Fairies, Hobgoblin, Dragon, Narwal & Merpeople, Sea Serpents, Gnomes, Pixies, Will-o-wisp, and Unicorn! Projects include creating magical wands and good luck potions, sculpting clay creatures and creature houses; making goblin slime, painting, drawing, and dressing up as fantastic beasts. We will read stories, make masks, and use a variety of mixed media to create a magical world! LOTS of artsy fun, reading, and make-believe!

Engineering & Robotics

Little Bot Programmer – Gr. K-1 Cost: $255/5 day camp

Yes, 5 year-olds can learn to build a robot, code and program all in the excitement of play! This camp appeals to both technically minded kids and those that connect more to arts and culture or physical activity as we program robots with apps and tablets, as well as, build and program robots through non-screen time. Using KIBO and Dash & Dot robots, Scratch Jr. apps and tablets, young children learn the basics of coding, build and program robots with light, sound, sensors, and movement using drag-and-drop software. Non-screen time includes building with Lego’s Early Simple Machines and KNEX, and learning how circuitry works. Our lovable robots teach kids to code even before they can read or write! Warning! Be prepared…your child will not want to leave camp at the end of each day!

Toy Inventor! Gr. K-1 Cost: $255/5 day camp

Immerse yourself in our toy inventor’s workshop as you make different projects like a kaleidoscope, pocket rocket, sponge ball slingshot, musical instrument, and a lava lamp to take home. Learn about engineering and design thinking as you build simple machines with levers, gears and wheels, bridges and structures from blocks, understand how electricity works using snap circuits, discover why kaleidoscopes produce such beautiful colors, and create your own monocular. Sir Isaac Newton never had this much fun!


Jr. Chemist–Gr. K-1 Cost: $255/5 day camp

Explore the fun of Chemistry with all that is ooey, gooey and just plain slimy!  We have chosen our favorite chemistry activities from our stockpile of recipes and formulas to bring you the best of the best. Campers will love digging into and examining the results of these crazy chemical concoctions!  Among the many wacky, wild and crazy concoctions, your Chemist will discover Blob Explosions, Funny Putty, Magic Bubble Paint, and Chewing Gum, as well as learn the importance of measurement and sequencing while cleaning pennies, observing fruit changes, and investigating candy chromatography

Jr. Paleontologist! -Gr. K-1 Cost: $255/5 day camp

Campers explore the wondrous world of pre-historic creatures and fossils! Learn what life was like back when dinosaurs, giant reptiles and bugs ruled the earth. Campers will meet a variety of dinosaurs and learn about their habitats and food supply. Sample projects include a Pteranodon model, panning for gems and minerals, building a volcano, casting a seashell model, and a dinosaur egg dig. Special emphasis is placed on observation, inference, data collection, and just plain old fun!

Little Scientist -Gr. K-1 Cost: $255/5 day camp

This fun camp will offer an incredible collection of projects and experiments that will amuse and amaze your little scientist! Through hands-on activities, children will explore the basic scientific ideas that play a role in everyday life. Sample projects include: Rocketry, Glowing Firefly, Edible Oceans, Marshmallow Catapults, Growing Radish Head, and Beeswax Candle. This is a broad topic camp that teaches campers how the scientific method helps give us the answers to our many questions and introduces noteworthy scientists in an engaging and fun way.

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