Gr. K-1: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math,

2018 Summer STEAM Camps – K-1


Registrations are for ENTERING Kindergarten-1st graders.

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Camp Location:

  • Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Drive, Santa Barbara.

Hours of Camp: 9:00am-2:00pm; Before 8am and After care 2:00-3:30. No aftercare on Fridays.

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

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Choose from 7 Different Camps Below in Science, Art, Engineering & Robotics!

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Weeks June 11-15 June 18-22 June 25-29 July 2-6 July 9-13 July 16-20 July 23-27 July 30-Aug-3 Aug 6-10
Grades K-1      Location:  Vieja Valley School
Little Scientist VV VV
Little Bot Programmer VV VV
Jr.Chemist VV VV
Enchanted Creatures VV
Toy Inventor VV VV
Jr.Paleontologist VV VV
Animals on the Wild Side  VV

Campers must bring water, snack, and lunch. We are NUT-FREE. Please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches or other nut types for the health and safety of all our campers.


Enchanted Creatures Camp – Gr. K-1
Cost: $245 /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!

Animals on the Wild Side – Gr. K-3
Cost: $310/5 day camp  This camp runs 9:00-3:30pm only, August 6-10

Expect this camp to be a roaring good time! Our outrageous art activities include whacky birds, creepy crawlers, a super hero panda, a mouse that paints, a horse that flies, jungle dwellers, fiery dragons, dinosaurs, and funky art creatures that are bound to please our creative minded campers. Walk…on the wild side as we draw, paint, sew, and sculpt with clay using artist quality media throughout the week!

Engineering & Robotics

Little Bot Programmer – Gr. K-1
Cost: $275/5 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: $245/5 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: $245/5 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: $245/5 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: $245/5 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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