Kids’ College: S.T.E.A.M. Camps

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SCE’s NEW all-day Summer Camp Program
Children (grades 1-6) will participate in hands-on experiential learning that explores science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics in project-based activities.

Camps are held at the SCE Cypress Center, located at Cypress College. Regular camp hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; complimentary extended hours include early drop-off that begins at 7:30 a.m. and aftercare hours until 5:30 p.m.


June S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps:
Online Registration Begins Wednesday, March 8. Walk-In Registration Begins Thursday, March 9.

Enchanted Engineer (June 12-16)
Explore the world of fairy tales and adventure while solving real world problems, utilizing science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Perform experiments and record observations while focusing on the engineering design process and the scientific method to solve engineering challenges.

Outdoor Adventure – Environmental Engineering (June 19-23)
Explore science and engineering to help save the planet! Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water/air pollution control. Participants will document experiments in their own journal.

Under the Sea – Marine Engineering (June 26-30)
Kids will take part in wet fun as they explore the great mysteries of the ocean! Enjoy ocean treats, ocean-themed games, treasure hunts, sand art and water squirter wars. The young engineers will participate in ocean experiments and record observations in their own engineering journal.


July S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps:
Online Registration Begins Wednesday, June 7. Walk-In Registration Begins Thursday, June 8.

 The Engineer’s Kitchen—Molecular Gastronomy (July 3-7; no class July 4)
In this class…kids play with their food! Molecular gastronomy, or the science behind the cooking, is understanding the chemistry and physics of how food is cooked and using that knowledge to manipulate food preparation to create new tastes and textures. Participants will experiment with food and create amazing treats!

Crazy Concoctions—Chemical Engineering (July 10-14)
Making a mess is generally frowned upon, but when learning important scientific principles and creating cool science experiments, then the mess will have to be excused. Kids are invited to join in on a wacky adventure through all kinds of cool and crazy chemical reactions. They will use chemicals to make slippery slime and watch colors separate before their eyes! Find out how to make volcanoes erupt, what ooblek is, how to make gak and more. Add messy games and activities and it’s a slimy, grimy, goopy and magical experience!

Art by Modern Masters (July 17-21)
Create modern art in the style of Andy Warhol, Jackson Polock, Robert Rauscenberg and more. Participants will use various art mediums such as acrylics, tempera and watercolors. Art techniques will include printmaking, action painting collage and more. Kids, please wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Inventor’s Workshop—Design Engineering (July 24-28)
Explore science and engineering in the world around us! The young engineers will participate in experiments and record observations in their very own engineering journal. This camp focuses on the engineering design process through inventing fun games and toys. They will explore forces and motion, the scientific method and solve engineering challenges!

Space is the Place! – Aerospace Engineering (July 31—August 4)
To infinity and beyond as participants search for the kid from Mars, try not to drop the Android, discover Martian rocks, create a space craft, go alien hunting, and practice Jedi training thru obstacles. The young engineers will participate in experiments and record observations in their very own engineering journal.

Zootopia Design—Micro Engineering (August 7-11)
Students will learn about zoology and the design process through animal exploration and working in engineering design teams to create cage-free habitats/zoo (using area and perimeter for squares and rectangles) that will protect the chosen animal from predators and people. The young engineers will test hypothesis and conduct experiments.

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