Summer STEAM Camps at STEAM Junction

Summer STEAM Camps for children and teens in grades 4 through 12 are coming back this summer and we’ve quadrupled our offerings!

Updated 6-3-2019 to add clickable links to the Eventbrite registration pages for each of these camps. Click the link after each description to reserve your child’s space in any of these camps!

Hands-on, week-long maker-themed STEAM (STEM with an “A” Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) camps are fun, educational, and inspire creativity and a life-long-love-of-learning. Camps are suitable for both young men and young women and are designed and presented by experienced educational professionals and content specialists.

At STEAM Junction we make use of tools and equipment to bring opportunities to youth including:

  • Exposure to 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving
  • Electronics
  • Micro-controllers
  • Sewing
  • And fueling creativity through more traditional arts and crafts.

You won’t find anything like our STEAM / Maker camps anywhere in the region.

Hands-On STEAM and Maker Workshops at STEAM Junction
Hands-On STEAM and Maker Workshops at STEAM Junction

We are working hard to publish each of these camps (with full details and a mechanism to reserve your young maker’s seat) to our Eventbrite page by the end of this week. In the mean while this post contains information including dates, times, costs, and details about each camp to help you with your plans for this summer. Feel free to contact STEAM Junction by e-mail, phone, or walk-in with your questions. We look forward to serving your family this summer.

About the Camps:

STEAM Camps run for one week (Monday – Friday) and are offered in the morning (9am – 12pm) or afternoon (2pm – 5pm). Students enrolled will have a break time in the middle of their time and may bring a snack to eat. Some information below may be subject to minor changes. The price of each camp includes all materials unless otherwise specified. The final Eventbrite page for each event will contain full details. If a camp fills up or proves to be very popular we will consider offering it a second time later in the summer. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Eventbrite pages for updates and additional one-off workshops and events throughout the summer.

Lego Robotics (Introductory Level) – Sumobots

Lego Robotics – Sumobots

When:
June 17 – June 21

9am – 12pm

Cost per student for the week:
$140.00

Ages:
Grades 4 – 8

Maximum number of participants:
12

Description:
Students will learn about building robots using LEGO EV3 control bricks, labview programming, sensors, and lego parts. Students work in teams of two to grow their knowledge each day while they build working SumoBots. Final project is a working SumoBot that can autonomously locate and drive towards its opposing SumoBot in order to push it off of the playing field. On Friday parents and families are invited to come to STEAM Junction during the last half of camp to watch a friendly round-robin competition between teams. This is the same Sumobot workshop that STEAM Junction has offered for the last two summers. Reserve your child’s space in this camp on Eventbrite.

Lego Robotics (Advanced Level) – Line Following Robot

Lego Robotics – Line Following Robot

When:
June 24 – June 28

9am – 12pm

Cost per student for the week:
$140.00

Ages:
Grades 5 – 9

Maximum number of participants:
12

Description:
Students will learn advanced Lego building techniques, more sensors, and advanced coding techniques for precision driving of robots. Students will work in groups of two for the week to build line following Lego Robots. This camp builds on knowledge from our Lego Robotics (Introductory Level) – SumoBots workshop. It is highly encouraged for participants to have some robotics, lego or labview experience prior to taking this camp (such as completing our previous camp). Parents are invited to attend the last half of the last day to watch student’s completed projects. This is the same Lego Robotics Workshop as we offered last summer. Reserve your child’s space in this camp on Eventbrite.

21st Century Textiles – Sewing, eTextiles, and more

21st Century Textiles - Including Sewing
21st Century Textiles – Including Sewing

When:
July 8 – July 12

2pm – 5pm

Cost per student for the week:
$140.00

Ages:
Grades 6 – 12

Maximum number of participants:
12

Description:
Students will learn techniques of hand and machine sewing, vinyl applications, laser-engraving on fabric, stamp making for fabrics using the laser engraver, and eTextiles (adding electronics to garments). Students will produce a number of projects that they can take with them at the end of the camp. All basic materials are provided. (Electronics may be extra for take-home, see final eventbrite post on this class for updated details). This is a new camp for 2019. Reserve your child’s space in this camp on Eventbrite.

Laser Cutter Camp – Learn to Safely and Creatively use a Laser Cutter/Engraver

Laser Cutting/Engraving at STEAM Junction
Laser Cutting/Engraving at STEAM Junction

When:
July 15 – July 19

9am – 12pm

Cost per student for the week:
$140

Ages:
Grades 7– 12

Maximum number of participants:
8

Description:
Students will learn to safely, effectively, and creatively use a CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver. Students will be exposed to design software, techniques, and artistic and graphic design principles. Students will start out with 2D cutting and engraving and will learn how to cut and engrave on sheet materials including cardboard, paper, cardstock, wood, and acrylic. As the week progresses they will learn more advanced techniques to turn 2D designs into 3D objects. Students will make and keep several projects throughout the week. All materials required are included in the cost of the class. This is a new camp for 2019. Reserve your child’s space in this camp on Eventbrite.

Electronics STEM Camp – Learn to Solder + Make Kits + Learn Basics of Electronics

Learn Electronics and Soldering at STEAM Junction
Learn Electronics and Soldering at STEAM Junction

When:
July 29 – August 2

2pm – 5pm

Cost per student for the week:
$140

Ages:
Grades 6 12

Maximum number of participants:
10

Description:
Students will learn about electronics including safety, components, basic circuits, and soldering by building several solder-together-electronic kits. Students will also build a circuit on a breadboard and be exposed to concepts of micro-controllers and other advanced electronics. All kits and materials are included in the cost of the camp. Students will receive safety training in electronics and soldering. This is a new camp for 2019. Reserve your child’s space in this camp on Eventbrite.

3D Modeling/3D Printing – Learn to Design and 3D Print Your Own Stuff

3D Printing with Industrial Printers at STEAM Junction
3D Printing with Industrial Printers at STEAM Junction

When:
August 5 August 9
9am – 12pm

Cost per student for the week:
$140.00

Ages:
Grades 6 12

Maximum number of participants:
8

Description:
Students will learn the art of 3D printing including hardware, printing and  designing for 3D printing. Students will work in open source programs like Tinkercad and will also be exposed to SketchUp and Fusion 360 (for more complicated engineering design). Students will be given a set of design challenges and will create 3D models and make 3D prints using STEAM Junction’s 3D printers. Students will learn about tools including slicers (Simplify 3D), and vector editing tools like MeshMixer. All materials required are included in the cost of the class. This is a new camp for 2019. Reserve your child’s space in this camp on Eventbrite.

Additional Camps, Workshops, and Events:

In addition to these one-week-long camps (and the potential for repeats) we will be offering other events and workshops throughout the summer that will include topics like sewing, solder-together-kits, glass blowing, fluid art, 3D printing, Laser Cutter Certification, and more. Keep an eye out on our Eventbrite page and our Facebook page for announcements and events.  We will be hosting open-houses during 4th Friday events in Downtown Burlington and supporting other events throughout the year. 

Don’t forget Summer Membership:

Gain access to all of STEAM Junction’s tools and equipment for you and your family throughout the summer including help, training, and advice on using them. Get a 3-month membership for only $150. This is a great opportunity for families, students, parents, and teachers. 

 

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