STEM Summer Camp 2023
registration GOES LIVE NOV. 24th!

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).

Summer Camp 2022 NYC

STEM Summer Camp registration goes live Fri., Nov. 24

Get your early bird discount code now!

    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!

    Register Multiple Weeks and/or Siblings and Save!

    5% off each week you register for (applies as you register for multiple weeks and/or multiple siblings),

    up to 25% off your total purchase.

    0 % off
    for 2 weeks registration
    6 % off
    for 3 weeks registration
    11 % off
    for 4 weeks registration
    16 % off
    for 5 weeks registration
    21 % off
    for 6 weeks registration

    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.

    What a Day at Camp looks like

    Drop off and creative play Open Makerspace: exploring and creating with littleBits, MaKey MaKey, CircuitScribe, Snap Circuits, and more

    Circle Meeting: Explore the morning Challenge and the project we’ll build with a special emphasis on how it’s built, the STEM concept/skill we’ll learn, and where we see this in the real world (we’ll break for snacks during this morning build time)

    Break for lunch and physical play recess that includes games, laser tag, water balloons and more

    Circle Meeting and another Challenge and project building session in the afternoon
    Circle Debrief: we reflect upon our creativity and collaboration and earn our badges

    Open Makerspace-+L parents/guardians may arrive to observe & begin the pick up process

    All campers must be picked up by 4pm; register for After Camp Care on our site if you are arriving after 4pm.

    After Camp Care (separate registration)

    Learn why Camp is so much Fun

    Summer Camp 2022 NYC

    Hands-on building

    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.

    STEAM tech projects in:

    • Scratch Coding: MIT’s art-centric, color block-based coding platform
    • Tinkercad: Computer Aided 3D Design and 3D printing
    • Lego Robotics: Virtual robotics with obstacle courses, artificial intelligence, and coding
    • Kerbal Space Program: the kid-friendly rocket simulation used by NASA and SpaceX
    • Minecraft Engineering: Mine, build and code in a an open sandbox play world
    • Roblox Game Studio: Play, code and design games together in this open play world
    • Lego Digital Design: imagine, design and create your own Lego pieces
    • Piskel: 2D art and animation creation
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    Daily Camp Traditions

    Monday

    DJ Playlist
    Day
    We’re brainstorming our favorite songs and creating a fun playlist to listen to all week!

    Tuesday

    Rainbow True Colors Day
    Wear your favorite color on the outside and express your inner color (favorite personality trait) all day!

    Wednesday

    Hero
    Day
    Bring one item that represents a superpower that you have or aspire to and we’ll form a team!

    Thursday

    Zootopia
    Day
    We each have a favorite animal and we’ll talk about how to protect them!

    Friday

    Dream
    Pajama Day
    Dress up in your pajamas and bring a dream you have for your future!

    Daily Challenges

    Every day features a new challenge that includes creativity, construction, puzzle-solving, coding, computational thinking, and collaboration. Break times include project challenges in video game design, robotics obstacle courses, and Minecraft Engineering.

    Earn Daily Badges!

    We’ll earn Challenge Badges for every project we build, representing new skills like Problem Solving, Teamwork, Design Thinking, and Change Makers. Our sticker badges are so much fun to collect! Along the way, we’ll earn Challenge Badges for new skills like Computational Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering Design, Teamwork, and ChangeMaking. Fun first, hands-on, creative, skill-building! See you at STEM & Coding Summer Camp!
    Summer Camp 2022 NYC

    STEM Summer Camp registration goes live Friday, Nov. 24th!

    Get your EARLY BIRD discount code now!

      Strong Minds are Built, not Born

      Our daily projects introduce executive functioning 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. Our approach to Executive Functioning comes from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University.

      We’re Building a Sustainable & Inclusive Future

      Every camp week features building and art projects that help create a more sustainable and inclusive community.

      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 approach to SEL comes from the pioneering SEL research and standards of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

      STEM Summer Camp registration goes live Friday, Nov. 24th!

      Get your EARLY BIRD discount code now!

        Fun first, hands-on, creative, skill-building! See you at STEM & Coding Summer Camp!

        Summer Camp 2022 NYC

        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

        After Camp Play extends the fun of STEM Camp until 5:30pm!

        We keep the camp fun going from 3:30pm to 5:30pm every day with outdoor games, ScratchGeocaching, Lego Creative Challenges, Scratch Coding Game Tournaments, Minecraft Engineering, and makerspace creative time. Pick up any time until 5:30pm. See below for late pick up fees that apply for picks up after 5:30pm. You may register for an entire week for $120 or one or more single days for $30/day.

        What if I’m running late to pick up my child?

        Same day purchase of After Camp is a great option if you know you are going to be running late that day. It happens! In those cases, please text your camp director and ensure that you’ve purchased a single day of After Camp on our site ($30) by the time you pick up your child.

        Extended Day Charges

        If you pick up after 4pm, you must be registered and paid on our website for After Camp for that day at $30.

        QUESTIONS? Drop us a line in the chat! See you in camp!