9:00 A.M. - Noon
5 & 6

S.T.E.A.M .Tales:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math of Fairy Tales

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead to the Land of Fairytales! S.T.E.A.M. is the current acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Using various fairytales as the base, campers will have fun exploring hands on “S.T.E.A.M.” activities to foster creative play, promote imagination, and develop problem solving skills. Activities will include: building and testing towers, bridges, rafts/boats, and parachutes to rescue fairytale characters; creating art projects and retelling stories through play; and finding solutions to “What if” questions to the fairytales we visit. All of this will be done in a fun, cooperative learning environment. Using the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, campers will design and create the tallest beanstalk that will support the most weight. This will involve measurement and weight. In addition, they will dissect a bean to investigate the parts of a bean and plant a bean to watch it grow. And, of course, they use their imagination as they create an art project around Jack and his beanstalk.  Nancy Smith and Jeanne Foster, former 2nd grade teachers from Laguna Elementary in SUSD, are the Lead engineers/scientists/artists in this fun filled camp!