K-1 Camps: Art, Engineering, & Science

2024 Summer STEAM CAMPS

 

CAMP REGISTRATION Opens Saturday February 3rd, 8am!

See CHART below for camp descriptions/dates.

Early Bird Registration with $25 off per camp is from February 2nd- February 25th .
Register for more than one camp at the same time and receive our multi-camp discount of $10 per camp! Sibling discount is an additional $10 off. Come spend the summer with us!

Camp Dates: June 17-August 8th, 2024.  Hours: 9am-3:30pm

K-8 Camp LOCATION: Bishop Diego School, 4000 La Colina Rd

 

  • Morning drop off is between 8:20-8:55. Camp pick-up is from 3:30-3:45pm.
  • Aftercare is available from 3:30-5:00pm Monday-Thursday and must be signed up for in advance.
  • NEW this SUMMER: HOT lunch available with both vegetarian and meat option daily! $25 per week.

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CHART for Gr. K-1 Summer STEAM CAMPS 

These Camps are for RISING K-1 students. Please do not enroll your child for a camp that requires a higher grade level than your child is entering. All Camp descriptions are below but not offered every year.

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2024 Weeks June 17-21 June 24-June 28 July 1-5 July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 29-August 2 August 5-9
Grades K-1     
ART 
Art Rocks X       X      
Art Bazaar     X       X  
Enchanted Creatures       X       X
Mini-Masters   X       X    
ENGINEERING & Programming
Little Bot Programmer               X
Little Engineer     X          
Little Toy Maker       X      
Little Tynker           X    
SCIENCE 
Jr. Chemist         X      
Jr. Paleo             X  
Jr. Scientist   X            
Jr. Zoologist X              

 

Art

 

New! Art Bazaar! – Gr. K-1  

Our outrageous art activities include whacky birds, creepy crawlers, jungle dwellers, safari animals, and goofy, quirky art creatures that are bound to please our creative minded campers. Expect this camp to be a roaring good time as we draw, paint, craft and sculpt using watercolor, paint, soft pastels, clay, illustration markers, Art Stix, and AquaStic. LOTS of artsy fun, stories, 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.

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.

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.

Mini Masters – Gr. K-1

Discover our fun and playful art camp with whimsical animals, people and nature, still life, simple landscapes, and 3-D projects. Learn about Great Artists like Matisse, Kusama, Ringgold, Picasso, Kahlo, Warholl and more. Campers gain self-confidence as they learn to draw, paint, sculpt, and collage. Create wonderful pieces of artwork while using a mixture of artist quality materials including clay, watercolor, paint, soft pastels, oil pastels, Art Stix, illustration markers, AquaStics, and more! 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 to tinkerbuildcreate new things, take apart others, discover circuitry, and learn how things work. With fun make & take-home projects, electronics to disassemble, and creative construction materials such as Lego STEAM Park, Tech Machines, K’NEX, KEVA, Early Simple Machines and Snap Circuits, your little Tynker will create and tinker to their heart’s content. Add to our maker camp great stories, like Intersteller CinderellaRosie Revere, Engineerand Iggy Peck, Architect that encourage “thinking outside the box.” Whether it is building towers, mazes, or a zoo; learning circuitry to create a water alarm, doorbell, or sirens; testing out levers, gears, axles; or discovering the inside of a radio, 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., and KEVA Planks to introduce beginning programming, robotics, and engineering to young children. They create mazes, build 3D models, learn to code charming and talkative robots with light, sound, and sensors, and make DIY costumes and accessories to enhance their personality! With Scratch Jr, kids create characters in interactive games and stories, add voices and sounds, make their characters move, jump, dance, and sing as they snap together graphical programming blocks. Kids increase logical thinking, visual processing, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. 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 build 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. As kids build 3D models to solve everyday problems, they learn about structural, design, and environmental engineering, and increase their problem-solving abilities and design thinking.

Little Toy Maker Workshop- K-1

Dive into our Little Toy Maker’s workshop as you create different projects like a kaleidoscope, pocket rocket, musical instrument, sailboat, and a ring toss game to take home. Create your own monocular and lava lamp, build structures with marshmallows, and discover why kaleidoscopes produce such beautiful colors! Learn about construction and design as you create a marble run and animal tracker game, experiment with a cartesian diver, make a catapult, test your tug of war skills, and use KEVA planks to build structures and contraptions.

Science

 

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.

New! Jr. Zoologist – Gr. K-1

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, bees and stick bugs to koalas, sloths, alligators, and birds of prey, 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?

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