K-1 Camps: Art, Engineering, & Science
2023 Summer STEAM CAMPS
CAMP REGISTRATION Opens February 14th!
Early Bird Registration is from February 14- March 5 with $25 off per camp.
Register for more than one camp at the same time and receive our multi-camp discount of $10 per camp! Our multi-sibling discount is $10 per sibling. Come spend the summer with us!
VERY IMPORTANT Information:
Location for K1 Summer Camps: Bishop Diego School, 4000 La Colina Rd, Santa Barbara. 93110.
Hours of Camp: 9:00am-3:20pm. Drop off is available between 8:15-9:00. Camps run each week with a staff to camper ratio of 1-12.
After Care is available from 3:30-5:00pm. Please register when you enroll for camp.
These Camps are for ENTERING Kindergarten and 1st graders.
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. However, if your child is older and wants to take a camp listed in the next younger category, that is ok.
See CHART below for 2023 Summer CAMPS.
All Camp descriptions are below but not offered every year.
Choose from 9 Different Camps in Art, Engineering & Science!
To Check Availability, Click on REGISTER Button at Top of Page!
|2023 Weeks||June 19-23||June 26-June 30||July 3-7||July 10-14||July 17-21||July 24-28|
|Grades K-1 Location: Foothill Elementary School (Fh)|
|Little Toy Inventor||Foothill||Foothill|
|Little Design Engineer||Foothill||Foothill|
|Little Bot Programmer||Foothill||Foothill|
Campers must bring water, snack, and lunch. Please do not bring candy, sodas or other high sugar desserts. Thank you!
ART ROCKS! K-1
Come rock out to ART! Explore to your heart’s content as we draw, paint, and craft animals, instruments, vehicles, people, and 3D art while listening to music. Create fun pieces of artwork while using a mixture of artist quality materials: watercolor, paint, soft pastels, clay, illustration markers, Art Stix, and AquaStics. Art Explorers guides young children in the transition from random scribbling to intentional drawing and helps them see how lines and shapes fit together to create recognizable forms.
Animals Galore! – Gr. K-1
Learn to draw, color, paint and sculpt safari and artic animals, jungle dwellers, reptiles, birds, bees, butterflies, and goofy, quirky, art creatures! This camp is a roaring good time! Create fun pieces of artwork while using a mixture of artist quality materials: watercolor, paint, soft pastels, clay, illustration markers, Art Stix, and AquaStics. Art Explorers guides young children in the transition from random scribbling to intentional drawing and helps them see how lines and shapes fit together to create recognizable forms.
Enchanted Creatures of the World – Gr. K-1
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! Art Explorers guides young children in the transition from random scribbling to intentional drawing and helps them see how lines and shapes fit together to create recognizable forms.
Engineering, Programming & Robotics
Little Tynker – Gr. K-1
This is the perfect maker camp for the 5-year-old girl or boy that loves to tinker, build, create new things, take things apart, and learn how things work. With fun make & take-home projects and creative construction materials such as Lego STEAM Park, Simple Machines & Tech Machines, KEVA, K’NEX, and Cublets, your little Tynker will create and tinker to their heart’s content. Add to our maker camp great stories, like Intersteller Cinderella, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Iggy Peck, Architect that encourage “thinking outside the box.” Whether it is building towers, mazes, or a zoo, learning about levers, gears, axles, and gravity, or letting their imagination transform ideas into models, this camp is sure to spark curiosity and creative thinking.
Little Bot Programmer – Gr. K-1
Yes, 5 year-olds can learn to code through fun and engaging play! We use KIBO, Dash & Dot Robots, Puzzlets, Scratch Jr., Snap Circuits, and KEVA Planks to introduce beginning programming and engineering to young children. By snapping together graphical programming blocks: kids create characters in interactive games and stories, add voices and sounds, make their characters move, jump, dance, and sing. They discover electrical circuits, create mazes, build 3D models, code robots with light, sound, sensors, and movement, and learn about structural, mechanical and electronics engineering. Kids increase logical thinking, visual processing, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. This camp appeals to both technically minded kids and those that connect to art and stories! Warning! Be prepared…your child will not want to leave camp at the end of each day!
Little Engineer – K-1
Little engineers will figure out “how” to create something that solves a real-life problem. Using familiar everyday materials: create a shady roof for a dog, save a duck from a polluted pond, build a raft that can support a toy, design a wrecking ball that can knock down blocks and a fan to move a ball. Engineer a trash collector and design a program for a robot to take trash to the right recycle bin. Learn circuitry to create a water alarm, doorbell, lights, or sirens. As kids build 3D models to solve everyday problems, they learn about structural, design, electrical and environmental engineering, and increase their problem-solving abilities and design thinking.
Little Toy Maker – K-1
Dive into our Little Toy Maker’s workshop as you create different projects like a kaleidoscope, pocket rocket, musical instrument, sailboat, salt dough creatures, and a ring toss game to take home. Learn about engineering and design thinking as you create a marble run, understand how electricity works using snap circuits, build structures from KEVA planks and marshmallows! Create your own monocular and lava lamp, experiment with a cartesian diver, and discover why kaleidoscopes produce such beautiful colors!
Jr. Chemist–Gr. K-1
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
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!
Jr. Scientist -Gr. K-1
This unique camp will offer a 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, Life cycles and Metamorphosis, Growing Radish Head, Endangered Species, and Beeswax Candle. Campers learn how the scientific method helps us determine answers to our many questions and introduces noteworthy scientists in an engaging and fun way.