STEM Summer Camps

  • Ignite a passion for learning that extends beyond camp
  • Provide a vital and engaging STEM bridge between the school year
  • Participants are 73% more likely to perform better in the upcoming school year
  • Activities are led by STREAMWORKS Interns, who have real STEM team experience
  • STEM Camps are safe and affordable
  • Scholarships are often available

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STEM Summer Camps

The mission of STREAMWORKS Education is to develop the future workforce by hosting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related events in order to prepare middle school and high school students for their future careers. In order to fulfill our mission, one of the major ways we reach students of all ages and backgrounds is through our summer camp opportunities. This summer, our summer camps will reach communities in states including Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. In addition, our online learning format will be able to reach kids from all across the country. STREAMWORKS also understands that paying the fees for the camps can be difficult for some families, and in order to give equal opportunity to all kids, STREAMWORKS will offer scholarships to those who showcase their love for STEM and have the desire to better themselves for their future. Kids that have participated in our past programs state that participating in these camps bettered their performance in the classroom and instilled them with a new love for math and science. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the STREAMWORKS staff is taking health precautions into consideration when planning our 2020 in-person camps. STREAMWORKS will provide masks and require participants and instructors to wear them at all times. In addition, seating will be spaced apart to accommodate the social distancing guidelines. Every hour, we will require participants to sanitize their hands, and instructors will sanitize the equipment after each day. Your child’s health is very important to us, and STREAMWORKS will do their part in stopping the spread of the virus.

What do the Camps Include?

The STREAMWORKS summer camps cover a wide variety of different skills and incorporate these skills into curriculums that are enjoyable for kids of all age groups. In addition, we also offer skill-focused camps to develop specific skills in the area of their interest. STREAMWORKS covers Computer Aided Design (CAD) or 3D modeling, electronics and circuitry, coding, and mechanics in camps. However, for the kids who haven’t really found their interests, STREAMWORKS will continue to create camps that will cover multiple ideas on a broad spectrum. Throughout the week, students will focus on a different skill every day that correlates with the camp’s overall theme. For example, on day one, a child’s task might be to build a robot chassis, which ties into the idea of mechanics. On day two, your child would design an electronic control board panel, which will introduce them to 3D modeling. On day three, there may be a lecture on coding the robot, introducing students to computer science, with the following days contributing to the overall goal of the camp. Not only does STREMWORKS provide the curriculum and lectures for these activities, but we also include all necessary materials to perform these activities. Instructors will provide a step-by-step instruction, walking the students through each activity and giving them essential information in order to guarantee success. Once students have established a foundation, our instructors will encourage students to be creative and put their newly learned skills to the test. At STREAMWORKS, we believe that students learn the most when they innovate and solve problems on their own. Although our instructors will give them the information, we make it the job of the students to apply this new knowledge with the projects throughout the week. Along with giving the students the freedom to create and problem solve, all of the projects in the summer camps will include a hands-on element. Students better comprehend the information when they can view and experience these subjects in real life. For example, you can lecture kids about the forces of flight, like lift and trust; however, students really connect and understand the importance of what they are being taught when they design model rockets. This activity applies the information and allows students to see it in action. Overall, our summer camps provide students with a foundation to aid them in becoming the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers, medical specialists, chemists, etc.

What are the Benefits?

Signing your child up for our STEM summer camps will result in many benefits. Not only will your child be given the opportunity to build on their STEM skills but will also learn basic behavioral traits that will aid them in any job in any field. Our summer camps challenge students to think outside the box. We want them to develop problem solving skills in order to address real-world problems. In addition, students will usually work on group projects with other students.

Working with others results in children developing collaboration skills, as they learn how to work as a team. Moreover, being introduced to different personalities will help kids discover what roles they are best at, as well on how their skills align with others in order to increase productivity. Working in a team setting also requires a lot of communication, in order to complete the task given. Students will learn that communication is the key to success, and through trial and error, as the week progresses, teams will discover what types of communication works best for them. Experiencing failure can be very discouraging for many students; however, failure is inevitable in the workplace, so it is essential to teach our youth how to work through failure. We teach our students that failure is just a minor setback to success; it is just an opportunity to learn, as we learn the most through our mistakes. You never truly fail until you quit. Through failure, students are able to learn from their mistakes and produce a better product in the end. Not only do our summer camps develop a STEM skillset, but also develop strong character. We believe that these qualities are essential to success in any field or job; therefore, exposing them to these environments early on will better prepare students for future jobs.
If your child is interested in participating in the STREAMWORKS 2021 summer camps, either in person or virtually, more information about this year’s themes, dates, and locations will be available in the spring. We hope to see you there, and get ready for a summer of STEM!