We believe our kids need hands-on, creative play and building with each other now more than ever. We are committed to providing socially safe, fun, and transformative learning experiences. Like you, we are constantly monitoring guidelines posted by New York City and State, the NYC Department of Education, the CDC, the American Camp Association, and our location hosts in each neighborhood. We were pleased to hear Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that day camps may open, with health and safety measures, on June 29th (see “Cuomo gives green light to N.Y. summer day camps”).
While the situation continues to change week by week, we are preparing for two options for our kids and families: virtual camp online with live instructors and, potentially, in-person camps that meet and exceed all health and safety measures. The evolving situation will likely impact our camp themes and activities, but you can rest assured that we will run the safest and most engaging camps, even if only virtually, for the entire 10 weeks of summer. Read more here.
Virtual STEM Camp starts June 29th! Join us this summer!
We encourage you to enroll in our engaging hands-on with live instructors Virtual STEM Summer Camp and then if we offer an in-person camp, you may apply your camp purchase price to the in-person program of choice.
Our STEM Summer Camps are offered throughout New York City with locations right here in Upper East Side.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church 921 Madison Ave New York, NY 10021
MakerState’s mission is to help transform K-12 education through student-centered, inquiry-based and experiential learning. Our approach to STEM education allows kids to create and problem solve through the implementation of robotic technology, coding, engineering, rocket science, game design, Minecraft and 3D design and more.
Science/Tech/Engineering/Arts/Maker Camp with emphasis on Fun! Our STEM Summer Camp in Upper East Side focuses on developing kids’ STEM skills and social skills through team oriented, challenging projects. This year MakerState introduces an overarching theme of Sustainability. This provides kids with the opportunity to connect the lessons, community and the wider world through addressing real-world issues, and solving them through STEM education.
MakerState offers in-depth, hands-on instruction of STEM focused learning – best part is we make it fun for kids! During summer camp we teach kids coding, lego robotics and engineering.
Do you have a robot or video game enthusiast at home? We would love to meet them!
We have a super-fun daily After Care Program that starts upon STEM Camp completion at 4pm and runs until 5:30pm. Pick up can happen any time between 5:30pm – 6:00pm (late pick up fee past 6:00pm–see below). The cost is $150/week or $40/day. After Care activities include Minecraft Engineering, Scratch Coding Game Design, movies, board games, and more. Parents may register for one day or up to five days per week. Same day purchase of single day After Care ($40/day) is a great option if you know you are going to be running late that day! In those cases please, please text your camp director.
It happens! You can go online and purchase a single day of aftercare or the late fees listed below will be applied to your registration as the time of pick up is recorded for each child; and you’ll then be billed for late pick up fees.
|Pick-up time for STEM Campers:||Pick-up time for After Care STEM campers:||Late fee charged:|
|4:00pm – 4:30pm||5:30pm – 6:00pm||Included|
|4:31pm – 5:00pm||6:00pm – 6:30pm||$25|
|5:00pm – 5:30pm||6:31pm – 7:00pm||$50|
Week 1 – JUNE 29 – JULY 3
Let’s build robots that walk, roll, lift, talk, play and learn! We’ll start by building a hydraulic powered robotic arm and a DIY electromagnet with wire, a nail, and a battery. We’ll design and code new Roblox Studio worlds where virtual robots can play and explore.
Week 2 – JULY 6-10
You are the next generation of space explorers and it’s up to us to discover and create new worlds! Let’s suit up and fire those booster rockets to create real rockets that fly and virtual rockets that explore moons and planets. We’ll build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the little Kerbals fulfill their ultimate mission of creating sustainable space travel.
Week 3 – JULY 13-17
This camp is all about hands-on creativity! We’ll build sustainable robots, music, and games with our pocket-sized, programmable Micro:bit micro-computers. We’ll create Mondrian-inspired playdough art, spinning animation phenakistoscopes that demonstrate persistence of vision, and re-create those epic artworks in Minecraft.
Week 4 – JULY 20-24
Ever wonder what it’s like to build your own robot from scratch? This is your camp! Each day of camp, you’ll build a bigger and smarter and faster robot that learns to explore and create a more sustainable future. You’ll also 3D design and print your own robot accessories with the 3Doodler pen.
Week 5 – JULY 27-31
City builders and dreamers will reimagine our fair city of New York to build and code a super-fun, sustainable community. We’ll prototype our worlds together in 3D shapes and create interactive stories, games, and animations within the Roblox Studio.
Week 6 – AUG 3-7
Let’s get hands-on to create a green future with 3D printing pens, computer aided design, and the immersive world of Minecraft. We’ll collaborate to solve real-world challenges like planet-friendly farming, sustainable transportation, and renewable energy.
Week 7 – AUG 10-14
Calling future astronauts and rocketeers! We’re building sustainable spacecraft and space stations for launches, orbits, landings, and even a few malfunctions, explosions, repairs, and rescues. We’ll make balloon towers that mimic graphene geothermal systems and global cooling space tubes and a shock absorbing, parachute space lander and test it with an egg!
Week 8 – AUG 17-21
Roll up your sleeves engineers! This week it’s all about hands-on building! We’ll explore how engineers at NASA, Apple and Tesla create smart rockets, devices, and cars with lots of hands-on projects in LEGO robotics and MaKey MaKey microcontrollers.
Week 9 – AUG 24-28
We’re launching into hands-on rocket design and sustainable space exploration in this introduction to NASA engineering. We’ll build a lemon-powered light and a DIY electromagnet with wire, a nail, and a battery. We’ll automate farms, build green transport systems, and cultivate alternative fuels in the Roblox Studio and control our vehicles, rockets and satellites with the Micro:bit microcontroller.
Week 10 – AUG 31-SEPT 4
How do you create a farm that is kind to animals? How do you make the subway friendly to all riders? How do you power a giant city on solar energy? This is your chance to build, code and playtest games based on your wildest dreams…of a sustainable world.