About A-S

Robotics & STEAM Summer Program

Mission

The Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program, is a unique, one of a kind program, for boys and girls ages 6-14, created specifically to enhance learning through collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, and having fun! Our activities are designed around a vast and comprehensive program of Robotics, Technology, Science/Engineering, Physical Education, and S.T.E.A.M. All children will be grouped by age/grade into one of three divisions (1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th graders.) Each division has its own distinct, age appropriate program, so that as the children develop and grow, so does our program; children will experience new, more complex challenges and investigations at each level. A daily elective session for the older children (ages 8 and above) provides each child with the chance to customize their own program based on interest, thus enabling them to dig deeper into their own learning.

Program

Mini-Makers (1st  2nd Graders/Six – Seven Year Olds)
Our youngest Makers have robotics, where they’ll both build small robots and be introduced to coding using Lego WeDo, technology, science/engineering, and a STEAM class every day for sixty minutes. In addition, they will also have daily physical education for forty-five minutes.

Mid-Size Makers (3rd – 5th Graders/Eight – Eleven Year Olds)
The middle-aged Makers have robotics, technology, science/engineering, and a STEAM class for sixty minutes every day. This age group will also have a daily, one-hour elective session, where they can choose to work with Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots, practice coding in Scratch, spend time in the Tinker Space, become a Minecraft Master, build a drone, or choose one of the other activities. In addition, they will also have physical education for forty-five minutes every day. NEW: Campers will have the opportunity to write, film and edit camper T.V. shows.

Monster Makers (6th – 8th Graders/Twelve – Fourteen Year Olds)
The oldest Makers have robotics, technology, science/engineering, and a STEAM class for sixty minutes, as well as a one-hour elective session, where they can choose to work with Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots, build Estes model rockets, spend time in the Tinker Space, design and build drones or a CO2 race car, or choose one of the other activities. In addition, they will also have physical education for forty-five minutes every day. This age group will also have a daily, one-hour elective session. NEW: Campers will have the opportunity to write, film and edit camper T.V. shows.

Dates 
Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, 2017

Fees
Total cost - $2000
Per week cost - $1000
    • All applications require an $1000 non-refundable deposit. 

    Additional Information

    Special Events
    • Rocket Launch/Field Day – Thursday, June 15 and 22
    • STEAM Olympics – Friday, June 23
    Essential Information
    • The Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program will have a registered nurse on the premises to provide health care. Allen-Stevenson requires each child to have a current health form, completed by the child’s physician. The health form must be on file at Allen-Stevenson Robotics & STEAM Summer Program by June 1, 2016, be completed within twelve months of the closing day of the program, and include specific dates of inoculations. No child will be admitted without a completed health form.
    • Allergies – If your child has a life-threatening allergy, please complete the life threatening allergy form and contact Chaplin Warren, the camp director and Meghan Gelling, The Allen-Stevenson School Nurse, by June 1, 2017.
    • Allen-Stevenson is a nut aware school and does not allow peanut butter or other nut products on the premises. As all children are responsible for bringing their own lunch and beverage (no soda,) please check packaged foods for traces of all nuts as you pack your child’s lunch each day.
    • All children are responsible for bringing their own lunch and beverage (no soda) to camp each day.
    • Each child will be placed in a group based on his or her age and/or upcoming grade level.
    • Children are brought to their homeroom each morning by their parents and caregivers. They are dismissed from the homeroom as well, where parents and caregivers must sign out their child with the head instructor.
     
    Staff
    The A-S Robotics & Science Summer Program is sponsored by The Allen-Stevenson School and is located at 132 East 78th Street. Chaplin Warren, Middle School Science, Math, STEAM, and Lego Robotics teacher is the Director of the Program. Other staff members include Lisa Anderson, Fifth Grade homeroom and longtime STEAM teacher, 4th grade homeroom teacher Sarah Luposello and 3rd grade homeroom teacher Ryan Castro.

    Facilities
    Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program is located in the air-conditioned Allen-Stevenson School building. The majority of the activities will take place on the fourth and fifth floors, where we will have use of three science laboratories, the woodshop, art room, multiple classrooms and two multi-functional open spaces. In addition, A-S Robotics & Science Summer Program uses the gym and roof for both teaching and athletic purposes.

    Want to learn more?
    Parents are invited to learn more about Allen-Stevenson Robotics & STEAM Summer Program through our Open Houses. Join us on Friday, February 17, March 10 and April 21 at 8:25AM in the Allen-Stevenson Library.       


    Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.