S.T.E.A.M. Camps

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math camps give you the opportunity to be creative and explore new ideas this summer.

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Make new discoveries while enjoying positive, and confidence boosting activities. You’re guaranteed to learn something new and exciting at either our half-day or full day programs.

ROBOTICS

Entering grades K-5

Have fun while learning practical STEM skills. You are the engineer! Build your own remote control car, animal bot or electric guitar using the LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT Robotics Construction Set. Campers build and program their robots using motors and external inputs such as touch, sound and light sensors, then meet challenges such as following lines, processing sound or navigating a maze. Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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APP DEVELOPER

Entering grades 6-8

Build your own fully-functional apps on Android platforms using MIT App Inventor and other user-friendly software. Simple “click-and-drag” programming language lets campers develop and export various software projects as applications. Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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3D VIDEO GAME MAKER

Entering grades 3-5

Learn the basics of game development using a visual programming language. Create and program inventive and visually-interesting games to be played in a 3-D world. Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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DIGITAL ARTS

Entering grades K-5

Develop your creativity using different digital arts techniques! Use amazing brushes and symmetry to sketch and draw beautiful artworks, create short animations and alter images to create surreal effects.Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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HARRY POTTER® STEM

Entering grades K-2

Calling all muggles to the Wonderful World of Wizardry! Design and build your own blinking magic wand, catapult to launch snitches. Mix up potions and use an invisible cloak in Minecraft®.Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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CODING WITH KIDS

Entering grades K-5
Learn how computers work and get a head start on coding and game building principles. In a safe and easy-to-learn environment, campers play and explore through different challenges and creative puzzles while exploring the possibilities of programming. Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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LEGOMANIA

Entering grades 3-5

Build new Lego® robots daily around different themes such as animals, galaxies, battles, construction, and wizards. Learn basic engineering concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers and more. Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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FASHION DESIGN

Entering grades 3-6
Show your style! Learn the ins and outs of garment structure in this hands-on camp where you create and wear your own designs.  Develop the sewing skills you need to continue producing on your own.

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YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Age 4-Entering grade 5
Fun discoveries and hands-on learning are in store as we mix Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math into this creative and exploratory camp. Kids work both individually and as teams to tackle complex challenges employing elements of science, engineering and design. Campers gain a better understanding of how basic scientific properties affect the world around us.

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DANCE ACADEMY

Entering grades K-8
Led by Westfield Area YMCA Dance Academy instructors, this camp is designed for dancers of all levels to have the opportunity to be creative and embrace the art of dance in a fun and nurturing environment. All ages learn technique in a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Camp concludes with a studio performance to showcase each dancer’s own choreographic creations, artistry, and technique! The full-day camp includes recreational swim as well as classes in dance composition, stage makeup, and costume design.

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HANDS ON ART

Age 4-Entering grade 5
Prepare to engage your imagination and natural creativity! Our inspired artists work with a variety of materials such as paint, clay, sand, pastels and natural materials from the surrounding environment to create and develop fun projects, acquire new skills and express personal style. This is the camp where creativity thrives!

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MYSTERIES OF MAGIC

Entering grades 2-4
Go “behind the scenes” to learn how some of your favorite magic tricks come to life and master your own bag of tricks with a professional magician. Before you know it, you’ll be entertaining your family and friends! Each young magician gets a set of magic tricks and props to keep.

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DRAMA

Entering grades 3-7
New 4-week session. This summer’s production is Music Man! Kids explore all aspects of drama and theatre from role playing and makeup to stage presence, improvisation, comedy, music and more. Camp includes recreational swim. The session culminates with a performance that all will want to see.

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STAGE PRODUCTION

Learn about all the “behind the scenes” work that goes into producing a theatrical production from lighting and sound to set design and backstage coordination. Campers will get their hands dirty using those skills to facilitate this summer’s Drama Camp production of Music Man.

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SKILL SHARPENERS

Entering grades 2-4
This camp provides the academic support your child needs to kick-off the school year and the physical activity time needed for healthy brain and body balance. NJ state-licensed teachers guide three 30-45 minute lessons in Math, Reading and Writing, the subject areas prone to “summer learning loss.” We round out our half day with indoor/outdoor physical activity time, snack time, brain teasers and games. Campers also participate in recreational swim twice a week.

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CSI STEM

Entering grades K-5

You are the detective! Use your problem solving skills and explore forensic science to solve a mystery through hands-on science experiments to analyze fingerprints; chromatography macro and microscopic fiber analysis for DNA and other clues; and chemistry and toxicology to identify unknown substances and liquids. Campers will also engineer and test their own lie detector.  Curriculum and instruction provided by the Montclair Learning Center.

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