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 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.

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 – 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, practice coding in Scratch, spend time in the Tinker Space, become a Minecraft Master, or choose one of the other activities. 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, build Estes model rockets, spend time in the Tinker Space, 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.

Dates 
Week 1 - Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22
Week 2 - Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Camp Hours
Monday - Thursday
- 8:30AM-3:30PM
*Fridays
- 8:30AM-12:00 Noon

Fees
Total cost - $2000 ($200 per day)
Per week cost - $1000

    • A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 must accompany each child's application

    Additional Information

    Special Events
    • Rocket Launch/Field Day – Thursday, June 21 and Thursday, June 28
    • Field Trip to Science Museum - Dates to be announced

    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 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, 2018, 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, 2018.
    • 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 The Hewitt School, 45 East 75th Street. Chaplin Warren, Middle School Science, Math, STEAM, and Lego Robotics teacher is the Director of the camp. Other staff members include Lisa Anderson, Fifth Grade homeroom and longtime STEAM teacher, Jennifer Vermont-Davis, Lower School Science Teacher, Sarah Luposello, Fourth Grade homeroom teacher, and many more.

    Facilities
    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 & Science 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 Houses. Join us on Friday, April 27, at 8:30AM in the Allen-Stevenson Library.


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