The Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program is a unique, one-of-a-kind program, for children ages 6-12, 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 campers will be grouped by age/grade into one of three divisions (1st – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, and 5th – 6th graders.) Each division has its own distinct, age-appropriate program, so that as the campers develop and grow, so does our program; campers will experience new, more complex challenges and investigations at each level. A daily elective session for the older campers (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.
All New Programs and Activities for 2020!
- Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab – Campers will build their own virtual worlds by designing 3D objects, learn how to make them move and interact, and then how to import them into their imagined worlds of virtual reality!
- Hydraulic Machines – Campers will learn how to incorporate the engineering of hydraulics into their own imaginative STEAM designs and projects.
- Video Game Design Lab – various platforms and software.
- Camper TV – Campers will do their own filming, editing, and design their own costumes and props as they bring their own ideas and scripts to life.
- Plus, much, much, more!
Mini-Makers (1st – 2nd Graders/Six – Seven-Year-Olds)
Our youngest Makers have robotics, where they’ll build both small robots and be introduced to coding using Lego WeDo and Sphero robots, be able to use other various software programs and have access to some new technologies, have 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 – 4th Graders/Eight – Nine-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, Sphero robots, practice coding in Scratch, spend time in the Tinker Space, become a Minecraft Master, or choose one of the other NEW activities mentioned above. In addition, they will also have physical education for forty-five minutes every day.
Monster Makers (5th – 6th Graders/Ten – Twelve-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, program Sphero robots, build Estes model rockets, spend time in the Tinker Space, or choose one of the other NEW 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.
Week 1: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19
Week 2: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
Monday – Thursday: 8:30AM – 3:30PM
*Friday: 8:30AM – 12:00PM
Per week cost - $1000
- A non-refundable deposit of $1000 must accompany each child’s application
- Applications, along with the $1000 deposit, may be mailed to: Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program or delivered to The Allen-Stevenson School, care of Chaplin Warren, at 132 East 78th Street, NY, NY 10075 and dropped off at the reception desk.
- The Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program will have a registered nurse on the premises to provide health care. Allen-Stevenson requires each camper 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, 2020, 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 program director and Meghan Little, The Allen-Stevenson School nurse, by June 1, 2020.
- 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 by homeroom as well, where parents and caregivers must sign out their child with the head instructor.
- Rocket Launch/Field Day – Thursday, June 18 and Thursday, June 25
- Field trips to various science/STEAM museums – Dates to be announced
The A-S Robotics & Science Summer Program is sponsored by The Allen-Stevenson School and is located at The Hewitt School, 45 East 75th Street. Chaplin Warren, Middle School Science, Math, STEAM, and Lego Robotics teacher is the Director of the camp. Lisa Anderson, Fifth Grade homeroom and longtime STEAM teacher is the Assistant Director of the camp. Other staff members include Jennifer Vermont-Davis, Lower School Science Teacher, Sarah Luposello, Fourth Grade homeroom teacher, and many more.
Allen-Stevenson Robotics and STEAM Summer Program will be located in the air-conditioned Hewitt School building. The majority of the camp activities will take place on the third and fourth floors, where we will have use of multiple classrooms, the art room and several other multi-functional classrooms. In addition, A-S Robotics & STEAM Summer Program uses Central Park 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 House. It will be held on Friday, April 17 at 8:00AM in the Allen-Stevenson Library.