The above AI-generated images were created from prompts that combine “kids creating in a makerspace” and our current top 10 most popular creative projects from our STEM Summer Camp. Can you find them all?
Every week of MakerState’s STEM Summer Camp features themes in hands-on creative projects including STEM arts and crafts, engineering, robotics, coding, machine learning, rocket science, game design, Minecraft, 3D design and 3D printing, and more.
Our camps feature lots of socializing, team creativity, and outdoor play, fostering skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
STEM Summer Camp is led by our Maker Fellow camp coaches, background-checked teaching artists and undergrads in STEM with passions in STEM/STEAM (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).
Lots of Outdoor Play & Games!
We’re really focusing on hands-on building with friends, outdoor play, and lots of fun team challenges this summer! We’ll head outside for every STEM crafts project that we can and add lots of breaks for fun, healthy games outdoors like Water Balloon Olympics, Amazing Races with Parkour, Freeze Dances, Scavenger Hunts, and Capture the Flag Laser Tag!
In between our hands-on projects, we’ll take play breaks in and outside that give us plenty of time for fun, healthy games like Capture the Flag Laser Tag and water balloon relays!
Keeping your kids healthy and safe
Our camps comply with CDC and NYC Covid health regulations to include any distancing and masking mandates in place at the time of the camp.
Every day features hands-on building projects and science experiments as well as creative projects in 3D printing, Robotics Arts, Minecraft Engineering, Laser Tag and Outdoor Play.
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Daily Camp Traditions
Earn Daily Badges!
Strong Minds are Built, not Born
We’re Building a Sustainable & Inclusive Future
Social Emotional Learning
Deeper Learning at MakerState STEM Camp
Fostering Executive Functioning
Our daily projects and practice introduce executive function and self-regulation skills. Executive functioning is the mental process that enables us to plan, focus attention, make decisions, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. These fundamental abilities, often called the “CEO of the Brain”, enable school achievement, positive behaviors and relationships, healthy life choices, and later career success. Our approach to Executive Functioning comes from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University.
Social Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is how children learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Our young engineers practice these SEL skills within daily project-based learning experiences. Our approach to SEL comes from the pioneering SEL research and standards of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
After Camp Care (ExTended Day)