STEM I – Bethesda

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  • 9am - 3pm


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  • 8:1

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STEM I – Bethesda


We take Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to the moon and beyond! Our campers launch rockets, design water filtration systems, dust for fingerprints, build roller coasters and robots, and create their own video games with Hopscotch. Each week of camp focuses on a specific topic, which campers explore through various projects and challenges, such as identifying inks and liquids left at a crime scene to find out whodunit in Forensics. All locations enjoy water play and indoor/outdoor games each day, and any experiments that can be done outside will be. After all, it is summer camp.

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Week 3 (June 24 - June 28) Sold Out $499 H2Whoa!
Week 5 (July 8 - July 12) Sold Out $499 Monster Mania
Week 6 (July 15 - July 19) Sold Out $529 iPad Coding: Animation Studio
Week 7 (July 22 - July 26) Sold Out $499 Case Crackers
Week 8 (July 29 - August 2) Sold Out $529 iPad Coding: Beginner Game Design
Week 9 (August 5 - August 9) Sold Out $529 Robotics with Dash, Dot, and Sphero

Weekly Themes


Get ready to experiment, explore, and be inspired by our watery world!  From tide patterns to ocean zones to marine biology, campers will dive deep into bodies of water around the globe.  We’ll investigate the many uses of H2O, experiment with oil spill restoration, engineer water slides, and test how arctic animals stay warm. Throughout the week’s projects, campers will learn why it’s vital to conserve and protect this precious natural resource. Water you waiting for? Sign up today!

Monster Mania

From choosing their own monster identity to creating ‘Frankenstein’s Phlegm’ (a.k.a. homemade slime), campers will be giggling their way through this spooky week. We’ll brew potions, craft our own monsters, and levitate ghosts with static electricity. With all these exciting STEM challenges, your camper just might become the next Frank Einstein! And don’t forget all the games and team building activities featuring the foulest and friendliest monsters around. It’ll be so much fun, it’s scary!

iPad Coding: Animation Studio

Back by popular demand! This week provides budding digital animators fun, immersive, and accessible activities to spark a passion for coding. Using ScratchJr software, campers will learn the fundamentals of block-based programming and create their own interactive stories. Skill instruction will be balanced with exploration to provide campers with both guidance and independent practice, and they’ll collaborate and share their stories with each other throughout the week. This program is perfect for kids who want to articulate their thoughts and creative ideas through technology.

Case Crackers

A missing diamond. A mysterious note. A glass of spilled milk. To find out whodunit, campers must sift through clues, solve puzzles, and unravel mysteries. Employing real-life techniques, campers will examine the exciting world of forensics, including dusting for fingerprints and deciphering invisible ink messages. The week will culminate with an original ‘Escape Room’ activity, challenging campers to strengthen their collaboration and critical thinking skills. Will they crack the case? The game is afoot!

iPad Coding: Beginner Game Design

This week is designed to be an engaging introduction to the world of computer programming for young campers. They’ll create their own interactive games and learn the fundamentals of block-based programming by working with ScratchJr software. Skill instruction will be balanced with independent exploration to provide both guidance and practice, and campers will collaborate and share their creations with each other throughout the week. As they create their own games, campers will hone their reasoning and logic skills, two key components of future programming success.

Robotics with Dash, Dot, and Sphero

Using Wonder Workshop’s Dot and Dash combo and Sphero SPRK, campers will use digital programming language to bring robots to life. Campers will work together in small groups to master numerous games and challenges, including robo-jousting, maneuvering through a maze/obstacle course, using the robots to act out a narrative, playing a xylophone, and coding the robots to respond to movement, color, and sound. Whether this is your camper’s first time coding or they’re already a Blockly whiz, this week is a digital dream for all levels!


This camp includes a daily Water Play session. Water Play is a fun way for campers to cool off in the middle of the day. The water play activity will vary throughout the week, but will always be a fun and active way for campers to cool down from the summer heat.

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