It’s a typical Saturday morning in May. The kids are up early. You haven’t even had your coffee, but they are asking for breakfast. They want to download a new app on the iPad. They want to watch a movie. They want to do a craft that requires multiple how-to videos. They are bickering over what to watch, what to play, who gets to go first, and before you can intervene, they say it in unison: “WE'RE BORED!”
Fast forward to June. It’s summer vacation! And school is out for the next 7 weeks (or 65 days if you're really counting…) and while we love not having to deal with the hustle and bustle of the school year - the homework, the reading logs, the projects, the extracurricular activities -school does give kids a comfortable routine, ahem...and parents a reprieve from the Saturday scene above...
Of course you’ll do the Pinterest searches, let them play video games and watch movies; you’ll take trips to the park and craft store. You’ll listen to the cacophonies of “I’m bored,” “what are we doing today?” and “can we buy more Robux?” You’ll do those things because you're a great parent - but even the best parents run out of ideas.
“Each day my son came home with completed projects, having learned so much, that he couldn’t stop talking about Camp STEAM. After the first day, he asked if he could do it again next year." -Michele
OUR PROJECTS ARE EXCITING
OUR CREATIONS ARE NEW
OUR GAMES ARE FUN
Our days are messy and loud and colorful and hands-oN
We are a much needed break from screens
We are all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math
We are your best idea ever...
what camp STEAM is:
what camp STEAM is NOT:
what parents are saying
You weren’t kidding when you promised us a mess!”
"Both of my boys came home and neither of them asked to play with their video games - they were too busy playing with the bots they made!"
“I don’t think my daughter realized how much she was learning, but when she came home and described in detail the chemistry involved in making something as simple as slime, I knew Ana and Emily were on to something big!”
where & when is Camp STEAM?
sibling discount available
Sherman Oaks Cooperative Preschool Campus
in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park
14265 W. Addison Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
who's running camp steam ?
Architect and industrial designer, creator of Babble Dabble Do, author of STEAM Play and Learning and co-author of STEAM Kids book series
Art Teacher at the Chatsworth Hills Academy. MFA UCLA, 20 years teaching experience in Los Angeles area schools.
Give yourself a week off this summer
while the kids make a mess...somewhere else!