STEM Summer Camp 2023
is now open for registration!
Every week of MakerState’s STEM Summer Camp features themes in hands-on creative projects including art and engineering, robotics, coding, 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. Summer Camp is led by our Maker Fellow camp coaches, background-checked teaching artists and undergrads in STEM with passions in STEM/STEAM (STEM: 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!
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.
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.
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
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)
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:
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