Spring Break 2019

Spring 2019  STEM/STEAM & Maker Camps:

Our S.T.E.A.M springbreak camps unless otherwise noted are geared to children ages 6-14. On rare occasions, we accept younger children into the program but you must check with us first before signing them up.

  • Our 4-6 year old programs hours are from 9:00am-12:00pm with the option of an early drop-off and a 1:00pm pickup
  • S.T.E.A.M & Maker camps hours are from 9:00am-3:30pm unless otherwise noted
  • We offer extended care (early drop-off 8:00am/late pickup 5:30pm) for an additional fee
  • Our full-day programs are not available as a half day option.
  • Email us with any additional questions or concerns.

Maker: Toy Design & STEM (Ages 9-14)

You have been hired by ABC Toys to design and build new toys but you are not sure how to go about it! Where do you start? All toys - no matter how simple - involve a lot of engineering. Join us for this week-long activity as we discover the design and engineering process of making toys. Learn to use 3D modeling software (Tinkercad), discover simple machines, learn about circuits, examine existing toys to see if you can reverse-engineer them, and explore manufacturing tech like 3D printers, laser-cutters, and vacuum molders.  Projects and activities will depend on the age of the participants.

Activities may include:

  • Learning about materials and their properties
  • Designing simple push/pull toys and then adding linkages
  • Learning about budgeting when designing toys
  • Designing a simple website to market your creation

Date: March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Ages: 9-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $395.00

Young Engineers: Toy Design & STEM (Ages 6-8)

Toys involve some very complicated engineering. In this week-long workshop we'll explore different types of toys and expose your curious scientist to the manufacturing process they entail.  We'll explore the engineering design process as we refine and modify toy ideas. From designing your own toys to building ours you are sure to have tons of fun building and making with us.

Activities may include:

  • Learning about materials and their properties
  • Designing simple push/pull toys and then adding linkages
  • An Introduction to simple circuits
  • Discovering Hydraulics
  • Learning about Gears and what they do
  • Experimenting with robots

Date: March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Ages: 6-8

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $395.00

Mission to Mars (Ages 6-12)

An astronaut has been stranded on the red planet. Imagine it was you? What would you need to do to survive? In this week-long camp we will learn about Mars and its environment. We'll design a landing system and rover for exploring Mars's surface, discuss habitats that we could survive in, and compare Earth and Mars's temperature. We'll construct a model of the Solar System and compare planetary sizes, use play dough to create models of lava flows to analyse the layers that form a planet and much more. Projects and activities will depend on the age of the participants.

  • Camp is a week-long event
  • Possibility of day-by-day registrations - contact us if you are interested.
  • Daily rate is $105.00
  • Camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm with early drop-off (8:00am)/late pickup (5:30pm)

Date: March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Registration: Open

Price: $385.00

Mission to Mars (Ages 6-12)

An astronaut has been stranded on the red planet. Imagine it was you? What would you need to do to survive? In this week-long camp we will learn about Mars and its environment. We'll design a landing system and rover for exploring Mars's surface, discuss habitats that we could survive in, and compare Earth and Mars's temperature. We'll construct a model of the Solar System and compare planetary sizes, use play dough to create models of lava flows to analyse the layers that form a planet and much more. Projects and activities will depend on the age of the participants.

  • Camp is a week-long event
  • Possibility of day by day registrations - contact us if you are interested.
  • Daily rate is $105.00
  • Camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm with early drop-off (8:00am)/late pickup (5:30pm)

Date: April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Registration: Open

Price: $385.00