St. Thomas’ Preschool Camp on the Hill – STEAM Camp

STEAM campers (10-12 maximum students per class): Camp is first come first serve. Full payment is due May 1st.

  • Camp is 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. M-F
  • Cost $240.00 per week.
  • Ages: 5-6 year olds (must have attended kindergarten) This camp is offered June 17-July 12 (4 weeks).
  • *new this year 7-8 year olds. This camp is offered the first two weeks June 17- June 28 (2 weeks).

Week 1 June 17-21

It’s AMAZEING!

Welcome to a week of cracking secret codes! Computer codes are simply a set of instructions – that a programmer writes, and the computer follows. It’s like a secret language! As much as screen time can make us crazy, it’s a daily part of our lives – let’s learn the building blocks of writing these instructions through patterns, numbers, colors and codes – with as few screens as possible! Throughout the week our campers will be decoding messages around our 48 acre campus and creating their own code system. They will learn how your instructions can affect the outcome when building mazes and running into road blocks. The campers will be orienteering with a map and a compass where they have to find clues to get from point A to point B. Through these activities they will discover how smaller pieces fit into a bigger picture. Mistakes are OK! It’s called debugging! Bonus items added for additional fun and exploring; snap circuits and coding robots!

Week 2 June 24-28

The Incredible Book Eating Kids:

Welcome to a zany and fun filled week inspired by Oliver Jeffers author of the Incredible Book Eating Boy, Stuck, An Alphabet of Stories, How to Catch a Star, and many more fabulous children’s books. His off beat and quirky works speak to children and kids at heart of all ages. Oliver Jeffers’ unique perspective and twists in each tale can help us tap into our own creative brains and wondrous potential.
Campers will read, paint, sculpt, cook and dance their way through unique stories that will make them hungry for more good books! Throughout the week we will explore what inspires Jeffers’ silly, unusual and poignant writing. Campers will have a chance to share their own favorite stories and investigate what makes a good read. Campers will also experience how to illustrate their own books, dabble in collage and mix media artwork similar to Jeffers’ unique methods and much, much more!

Week 4 July 8-12

Building Week: It’s not a box!

Building week is also a favorite at the STEAM camp! This week we are basing our week on the book Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis. During this week each child will create their “not a box” by using their imagination and our STEAM room of ideas! Is it a box or a race car? Is it a box or skyscraper? Is it a box or a robot? At the end of the week each child can show off their creations to their family and friends!