Spirit of STEAM
Date: August 14 – 18 and August 21 – 25
Time: Monday to Friday from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Age: Going into Grade 2 to 9
The STEAM Project is excited to be partnering with Spirit of Math to offer a “Spirit of STEAM” day camp. Campers can spend their mornings learning math at Spirit of Math, and then walk next door to The STEAM Project’s Makerspace for an afternoon filled with hands-on science, tech and engineering!
Students will be learning about natural forms of energy and forces, and the different ways forces can be exerted on an object. Students will be constructing their very own windmills to learn about rotary motion and how forces generated by the wind can be used to provide us with energy. They will also build their own custom vehicles and learn about the force of gravity and its impact on its motion.
Students will learn about engineering, physics and energy throughout history. In the beginning of the week, they will learn about historical power sources while building a cardboard mediaeval castle. By the end of the week, they will be building their own electric generator that can power a light source. This will teach students about how our use of energy and electricity in technology has evolved over time.
Students will be learning about new ways of harnessing renewable sources of energy for the future. They will be designing and building a solar-powered house, and doing experiments to determine how their designs affect its energy efficiency. They will also learn about simple circuits and the skill of soldering to build their very own electronic circuits.
Amusement Park Architects
Students will be learning about six basic types of simple machines: levers, inclined planes, wedges, pulleys, wheel and axle, and screws. Then, as a team, they will use their knowledge to design and build a Rube Goldberg machine. They will also build their own take-home miniature amusement park rides that utilise gears and and take advantage of rotary forces to power their inventions!
Building Flying Machines
Students will be learning about the forces that enable humans to take to the skies and fly! They will experiment with forces like thrust, lift, and drag while designing and building projects including parachutes and aeroplanes. Through the engineering design process, they will learn about how the different types of forces acting on their projects affect their function and use that information to make improvements.
Super Strength Engineering
Students will learn how forces can be applied to buildings and structures to improve their strength. They will experiment with factors like centre of gravity, tension, and weight displacement while building a tensegrity project that will look as if it’s floating! While building a hydraulic robot, students will learn how water displacement can be combined with the magnitude and direction of a force to result in exponential power!
Planning meals can be tiring, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve partnered up with Kid’s Kitchen to make lunchtime easy. Just choose a meal plan option after you register for camp and we’ll take care of the rest for you. We have regular, vegetarian, and halal meal plan options available!
561 Edward Ave (Unit 1)
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9W6
Next door to Spirit of Math’s RH North Location
Those signing up for the afternoon Spirit of STEAM session will have the option to add a meal plan with their meal plan provider, Kids Kitchen, for an additional fee. Their lunch and snacks will be delivered to the Spirit of Math building every day.
If you do not register for the meal plan option, please provide your child with their own nut-free lunch, two healthy snacks, and a water bottle each day. Please be aware that campers will not be allowed to share their food to further protect children that have allergies.
Not at all! There is a physical and outdoor activity block every day after lunch. Our Makerspace is conveniently located right next to a local nature trail and park so campers get the chance to participate in challenges and activities outside, get some exercise, and enjoy the fresh air!
We encourage our campers to participate in various team sports at camp. We have individual as well as more leisurely activities that campers can participate in, like catch, frisbee, and a number of other team-building activities that will get them moving!