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

2019 Summer STEAM Camps – K-1


Register NOW for Early Bird Discount!

$25 off EACH camp. Discount ends February 19, 2019. There is an additional $10 off for multi-session (2 or more) and $10 off for multi-person when registering at the same time. 

CLICK on the REGISTER button at the top of the website to enroll your camper!


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 care 8am and After care 2:00-3:30. No aftercare on Fridays. Kinder before care $20p/wk (4 days) and $40 aftercare per week (4 days).

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

Note: Please do not enroll your child for a camp that requires a higher grade level than your child is entering. We try very hard to keep our camps and campers matched at the appropriate social maturity level, reading skill ability, and curriculum content.

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Choose from 8 Different Camps Below in Science, Art, Engineering & Robotics!

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Weeks June 10-14 June 17-21 June 24-28 July 1-5 July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 29-Aug-2 Aug 5-9
Grades K-1      Location:  Vieja Valley School         Star * next to camp name indicate they are new this year.
Little Zoologist   VV     VV        
*Little Maker         VV        
Jr.Chemist             VV    
Enchanted Creatures VV             VV  
Toy Inventor VV   VV     VV      
Jr.Paleontologist             VV    
Little Bot Programmer       VV         VV
Little Scientist           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: $275 /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!

Little Zoologist – Gr. K-1
Cost: $275 /5day camp

Welcome future zoologists!  Join us on an exciting tour of the animal kingdom.  Did you know that new types of animals are found every year? From spiders and stick bugs to koalas and birds, your little zoologist will discover a variety of animals, what they eat, where they live and what makes them unique through a variety of fun art and science hands-on projects and activities.  Campers will paint, draw, sculpt, mix and measure throughout the week as they learn cool facts about mammals, insects, reptiles and birds, and maybe even answer the age old question… why did the chicken cross the road?

Engineering & Robotics

*NEW Little Makers – Gr. K-1
Cost: $275 /5day camp

This is the perfect maker camp for the 5-year-old creator that loves to tinker, build, take things apart, learn how things work, and create new things. With our fun DIY projects like antigravity jars and lunchbox guitars, books like Intersteller Cinderella, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and creative construction materials such as Lego Simple Machines & Tech Machines, KEVA and K’NEX, your little maker will explore and tinker to their heart’s content. Whether it is building towers or a zoo, learning about levers, gears, axles, and gravity, letting their imagination transform ideas into models, or making connections between science, engineering and technology, this camp is sure to spark curiosity and creative thinking.

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: $275/5 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, Peep boat, 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: $275/5 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: $275/5 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: $275/5 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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