Online Summer Camp

COVID-19 situation update

The safety of our students is of paramount importance for us. We will move our camps back to physical location ONLY if absolutely safe to do so. We will adhere to the strictest of safety and cleaning standards plus distancing guidelines in our center. As of now, we are planning for a possible move back to physical camps in July. Regardless, you will always have the option of continuing the camps online.

STEM / STEAM Summer Camps - ONLINE

The universe of learning, brought to your home!! Here's how we do it.

We have reduced prices significantly!!

With 4 years of experience running online classes, we will create the most engaging learning journey for your child. After the COVID-19 lock down, we have been running 50+ hours of very effective online classes every week in Coding, Math, ELA, and Public Speaking.

We use Google Classroom + Zoom + Online Breakout Rooms to make the online class experience the smoothest possible.

Coaches involve all students in plenty of discussion and proactively check in frequently with each and every student. Every morning and afternoon Camp will have recharge medleys built in for students to get rejuvenating breaks. Recharge medleys include many exiting small activities in Science, Public Speaking, Escape Rooms to keep their energy going.

We do not let the absence of proximity come in the way of delivering highly effective classes. Our coaches are trained in keeping students focused, making sure they are following and constantly adjust pacing to make sure they stay on their learning path.

Every program we plan with a lot of thought, and we execute with a lot of heart and patience.

If you and/or your child are new to ONLINE mode of education, please click HERE to attend a FREE class.

Best Coaches

Innovative Curriculum

Small Groups

(no more than 10 per group)

Morning camps: Coding, Technology, Sciences.

Afternoon Camps: Choose between STEAM track, PSAT track(6th grade and up), High School Math track(6th grade and up), SAT Prep. Click HERE for separate SAT registration.

Camp Schedule

Click HERE for weekly content details of afternoon Lead and Learn Camps.

Week ofSTEAM - AMSTEAM - PMAlternative Tracks - PM
June 15Rising Grades 1-2
Step into Coding with interactive games
+ Games and Animation in MIT Scratch
Rising Grades 3-4
Game and Application programming in Scratch
+ Electronic Circuits & Coding
Rising Grades 5+:
Game Development in Python
+ Electronic Circuits and Programming in C
Rising Grades 1- 2
Public Speaking+Recharge Medley
Rising Grades 3 - 4
Public Speaking+Recharge Medley
Rising Grades 5+
Public Speaking: Government and UN+Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-1
Pre-Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
June 22Rising Grades 1-2
Online Robotics & Coding
+ 3D Design and Printing
Rising Grades 3-4
Online Robotics & Coding
+ 3D Design and Printing
Rising Grades 5+
2D/3D Games and Animations including Virtual Reality in Unity and C-Sharp
Rising Grades 8+ (or experienced students including Plus track):
Computer Science with JAVA - Foundation.
All Grades (Gr 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5+)
Lead and Learn (Math + ELA) + Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-1
Pre-Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
June 29Rising Grades 1-2
Digital Art & Animation
+ Simple Mobile App Coding and Design
Rising Grades 3-4
Digital Art & Animation
+ Simple Mobile App Coding and Design
Rising Grades 5+
Games and Applications in JavaScript
Rising Grades 1- 2
Public Speaking & Oratory: Impromptu/Original Oratory/ Humorous.
Rising Grades 3 - 4
Public Speaking & Oratory: Impromptu/Original Oratory/ Humorous.
Rising Grades 5+
Creative Writing - Newspaper + Public Speaking & Oratory: Impromptu/Original Oratory/ Humorous.
Rising Grades 9+
Writing College Essay + Public Speaking & Oratory: Impromptu/Original Oratory/ Humorous.
High School Math
Math-1
Pre-Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
July 6Rising Grades 1-2
Animation Movies in MIT Scratch
+ Web Design and Development
Rising Grades 3-4
Animation Movies in MIT Scratch
+ Web Design and Development
Rising Grades 5+
Advanced Online Robotics with Lego EV3 Mindstorm
+ 3D Design and Printing
Rising Grades 8+ (or experienced students including Plus track)
Computer Science with JAVA - advanced.
All Grades (Gr 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5+)
Lead and Learn (Math + ELA) + Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-1
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
July 13Rising Grades 1-2
Step into Coding with interactive games
+ Games and Animation in MIT Scratch
Rising Grades 3-4
Electronic Circuits
+ Online Robotics & Coding
Rising Grades 5+
Mobile App Design and Coding with MIT App Inventor (Beginner / Intermediate)
+Web Design and Development
Plus track: Cascading Style Sheets in Web Design
Rising Grades 8+ (or Plus eligible students with at least 12 months of Coding experience)
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Python
Rising Grades 1-2
Creative Writing - Mystery and Short Stories+ Recharge Medley
Rising Grades 3- 5
Creative Writing - Mystery and Short Stories+ Recharge Medley
Rising Grades 6+
Public Speaking: Mock Trial+Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-1
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
July 20Rising Grades 1- 2
Simple Mobile Apps
+ Online Science Medley
Rising Grades 3-4
Simple Mobile Apps
+ Online Science Medley
Rising Grades 5+
Digital Art & Animation
+ 3D Design and Printing
Rising Grades 8+ (or experienced students including Plus track)
Computer Science with JAVA - Foundation.
Rising Grades 1-2
Public Speaking: Fantasy Conference + Creative Writing: Fantasy short stories
Rising Grades 3-5
Public Speaking: Fantasy Conference + Creative Writing: Fantasy short stories
Rising Grades 6+
Public Speaking: Fantasy Conference + Writing: College Essays
High School Math
Math-1
High School Math-2
High School Math-3
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
July 27Rising Grades 1-2
Online Robotics & Coding + Games and Animation in MIT Scratch
Rising Grades 3-4
Online Robotics & Coding + Games and Animation in MIT Scratch
Rising Grades 5+
Game Development in Python+Advanced Online Robotics
Rising Grades 8+ (including Plus track eligible)
Mobile App Development with Android JAVA
All Grades (Gr 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5+)
Lead and Learn (Math + ELA)
+ Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-3
AP Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
Aug 3Rising Grades 1-2
Digital Art & Animation
+ Digital Escape Room
Rising Grades 3-4
Digital Art & Animation
+ Digital Escape Room
Rising Grades 5+
2D/3D Games, Animations including Virtual Reality in Unity and C-Sharp
Rising Grades 8+ (including Plus track eligible)
Computer Science with JAVA - advanced.
All Grades (Gr 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5+)
Lead and Learn (Math + ELA)
+ Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-3
AP Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep
Aug 10Rising Grades 1-2
3D Design and Printing
+Online Science Medley + Digital Escape Room
Rising Grades 3-4
3D Design and Printing
+Online Science Medley + Digital Escape Room
Rising Grades 5+
Games and Applications in JavaScript
+ Mobile App Design and Coding with MIT App Inventor (Beginner / Intermediate)
All Grades (Gr 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5+)
Lead and Learn (Math + ELA)
+ Recharge Medley
High School Math
Math-3
AP Calculus
PSAT Prep
SAT Prep

Camp Descriptions

PSAT Prep Camps (Click HEREfor details)

Coding, Robotics, and Technology

In one of the most innovative and prolific Technology Summer camps, not only will campers learn coding but will be inventing and leading the path in technology creation, with the guidance of our experienced coaches. They will go through a multi-faceted creative journey.

All our technology camps are customized for Beginners and Advanced programmers with a variety of challenges based on prior programming experience of campers...each week has new programs and challenges so repeat campers will get all new materials every week.

We promise you smiles all around!!!

Game and Animation Programming in Scratch

Campers build games, animations and applications using MIT's Scratch platform and see creations come to life immediately in front of their eyes. Campers will build a myriad of different games from Space pursuits to Wizard battles.... Innovative Ball games to logic puzzles using the simple yet amazingly powerful Scratch Platform. Challenges to keep both Beginner and Advanced programmers engaged and learning.

Advanced: Our Advanced Scratch program boasts a highly engaging curriculum designed for experienced programmers. If you think Scratch is just simple block coding, think again. In the Advanced Game Programming curriculum, your experienced programmer child will learn many sophisticated algorithms to build ultimate challenging games like the Harry Potter Wizarding battle, the Wingardium Leviosa where you cast custom spells based on custom waves of the wand and much more. A great program to learn advanced Game Design logic in a very comfortable platform designed by MIT.

Web site Design and Development


Campers learn HTML and Rapid Development tools to build a fully functioning and live website with multi page navigation, embedded pictures, videos, links to internal and external pages etc. They will learn all the basic skills needed to be able to build any kind of website in the future with many practical uses (like organizing their study links, managing calendars and events to share with parents etc).

Advanced: Advanced students will branch out into learning and applying Cascading Style Sheets in their website.

Coding while Gaming

A program designed for our youngest technology leaders that teaches them the fundamentals of coding and computer algorithms while playing games. The games present progressive challenges which will have your child coding in no time. Watch them develop into creative problem solvers as they take their first steps into the fascinating world of Coding and Technology.

Robotics & Coding

Program many logical challenges with the Lego EV3 Mindstorm integrating multiple sensors and motors in a virtual environment.
A free form camp for beginners and advanced programmers to learn the fundamentals and complex algorithms of robotics and developing innovative movements, applications and solutions to challenges. Campers can expect challenges they have never seen before that can only be solved using their keen Vulcan sense of logic and programming prowess.

Prepare to be amazed with this unique and most prolific Robotics camp.

Lego EV3 Mindstorm- Read More

 

Mobile Apps - Beginner / Intermediate with MIT App Inventor


Campers design and develop fully functional mobile apps and games that they can install on their phones plus share with family and friends. Using simple yet powerful tools, campers proudly design and develop fully functional Android apps. They will amaze you with their creativity in this program that has campers building all new apps at both beginner and advanced levels. Students will become self sufficient in building apps and various inbuilt phone sensors like accelerometer, orientation sensor, GPS, camera etc.

Our students have branched out to win many coding competitions and published apps on the app store. Your child will come out of this camp with sufficient exposure and knowledge to continue their journey independently and build many mobile apps with practical use.

Electronic Circuit Design and Programming - Beginner / Advanced

Rising Grades 5+: Design and Configure fully functioning electronic circuits on a Virtual Arduino and program using the Arduino-C language to make functioning prototypes of consumer utility products and games. Students learn  fundamentals of electronic circuits including LEDs, temperature sensors, light sensors, switches, cathodes, anodes, analog & digital signals while coding in C.

Rising Grades 1- 4: Design fully functioning electronic circuits while learning the fundamentals of coding using logic blocks. Not only will campers get exposure to Science and Technology but will apply their creativity as they apply the fundamentals of electronics in designing practical circuits.
Circuits - Read More

​Game and Application Development in Python


Campers learn one of the most popular professional programming platforms today as they develop Games and Applications using Python. This is a beginner friendly camp for students in rising grades 6 and up, but also suitable for rising 5th graders with prior programming experience. Campers will start their journey on one of the most prolific computer programming platforms that are used by professionals in many industries as they design many graphic games and applications.
For rising grades 6+ Or rising 5th graders with significant prior programming experience
Python - Read More

Animation Movies using Scratch

Campers pour their imagination into their creative work of fiction while building an animated movie using MITs Scratch programming platform. They learn about the nuances of computer graphics and creating movements, special effects and smooth story lines using the Scratch platform. Humor, Sci-fi, Animal Kingdom...possibilities are endless. A unique camp combining Computer Programming, Storytelling and Film making.

Game and Application Development in JavaScript
Campers build multiple interactive games and applications as they learn one of the most powerful web scripting languages. This camp will give them a real world flavor of what goes behind many of the web applications they experience in their daily lives. Plus they will leave the camp with enough knowledge to continue their learning at home in their path to become independent programmers. Campers will build many visual and interactive applications and games in JavaScript. Week of Aug 10th, students will build a working encryption/decryption algorithm as they learn about cyber security and secure messaging.

2D/3D Game and Virtual Reality Development in Unity and C-Sharp

The ultimate game development platform. Campers will build simple but high-quality 3D games in Unity and C-Sharp, that can be installed and played across mobile devices, desktop or the web. This is one of the most popular platform to build 3D games. Complete package to build games with cutting edge cinematic graphics, animations and rich functional integrations. Campers will also learn the essentials of a Virtual Reality application and associated coding techniques. It will be fascinating!!
Unity - Read More

Computer Science with Java

This unique program will mirror the content covered in the first two years of Computer Science Undergrad, while maintaining an appropriate pace of instruction that will be manageable by students in high school.

Starting with the content of AP Computer Science (High School), the curriculum will then take students into depths of object oriented programming and programming algorithms. They will also cover topics taught in Computer Science undergrad which will give them an edge in the college application process plus a significant advantage over peers when they actually set foot into college. Students will also solve problems from the US Computer Science Olympiad.

Coding is just a small part of Computer Science and this program will take students deep into areas of computer science and engineering like algorithm analysis, performance optimization etc. Truly mirroring what is taught in Computer Science undergrad.

We have developed this program in partnership with Computer Science professors from some of the top universities in the country.

Students required to have at least 12 months of prior programming experience

Advanced Computer Science with Java

This assumes basic knowledge of JAVA, or students having attended the foundational 'Computer Science with JAVA' camp.

Students will learn more advanced programming algorithms of recursion, sorting and searching algorithms, data structures and more. These are topics that are covered in Computer Science undergrad which will give them an edge in the college application process plus a significant advantage over peers when they actually set foot into college. Students will also solve advanced problems from the US Computer Science Olympiad, further enhancing their command on coding algorithms.

Coding is just a small part of Computer Science and this program will take students deep into areas of computer science and engineering like algorithm analysis, performance optimization etc. Truly mirroring what is taught in Computer Science undergrad.

We have developed this program in partnership with Computer Science professors from some of the top universities in the country.

Students required to have at least 12 months of prior programming experience

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with Python

This is a course designed for your child in Grades 9 or higher who is demonstrating immense passion for technology and computer science. A unique course to give students an early introduction to the fundamentals of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, the breakthrough advancements in the field of Data Science.

Students will code in Python and apply statistical concepts to pattern recognition and build self learning prediction and classification models. The pacing of the course assumes no prior experience with the topic and will patiently go deep into the cutting edge domain of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Content covered is usually taught in undergrad Computer Science.

Students required to have at least 12 months of prior programming experience

Android Mobile Apps with JAVA (Advanced)

Campers will learn the core JAVA as used in Android and build fully functioning mobile apps.

They will program multiple sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone etc) on a mobile phone or tablet as they learn the fundamentals of designing and coding apps and games on Android using JAVA. The fully functioning apps and games students build can be shared with family, friends and published on Google Play Store.

While building multiple Games and Applications, students will learn about coding and capturing different user interactions (tap, swipe, shake etc), translating text to voice, voice to text, visual animations and design best practices.

  •  A unique program combining creative design and coding in one of the cutting edge platforms.

Digital Art

Campers will create amazing works of art including picturesque landscapes, floating logos, black and whites and so much more. Their creativity will get unbridled wings in this unique program combining design and technology all in one week of incredible learning and fun. The camp will teach them all the skills to be a digital designer with unlimited opportunity for application of individual creativity.

Lead and Learn Camps: English Language Arts and Math Problem Solving.

 

Give your child a significant head start to the next school year with our camps that are designed to stimulate creative thinking, fun and learning by building skills and strategies on Math and English Language Arts.

In Math, your child will advance in concepts well ahead of time that will make their school year a breeze and they can keep advancing int heir own pace. Brush up on concepts that your child may need to get additional clarity on, as they build a solid platform in Math prior to school start. In one of the most engaging learning environments, your child will not only develop strong Math fundamentals but build on their confidence.

In English Language Arts, your child will advance in their Reading Comprehension skills with each student advancing based on their individual pace needs.

Click HERE for weekly content details of afternoon Lead and Learn Camps.

 

High School Math Advancement Camps

This summer your child can choose from multiple High School Math courses and complete the entire curriculum in the summer.

Courses offered: Math-1 (9th grade), Math-2, Math-3, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC. Read more and register HERE.

Creative Writing

Campers will swim through the imagination filled world of creative writing on a variety of topics. Students will create works of fiction including mystery, fantasy, science fiction and more as they learn intricacies of planning, applying language styles of similes, metaphors, descriptive words etc, and develop effective and creative written communication skills.

The variety of our programs are designed to keep campers challenged whether they attend one or multiple weeks.

This Summer we are also introducing a unit on writing College Essays. It will be a choice for your child and in this unit, your child will start developing their individual write-ups as if they are applying for a college admission. They will choose from topics such as "Unusual circumstances in your life", "What would you want your future roommate to know about you", and more. These are all topics that have been solicited by colleges in the past.

Public Speaking and Oratory

Bringing to our campers, the award winning program designed by expert coach Mr. Harrow of Ardrey Kell High. The Ardrey Kell teams under the coaching by Mr. Harrow have won many national awards including

  • Top Speaker at World Debate Invitational
  • National Runner Up in Oral Presentations of Literature at the 2015 National Speech Championship Tournament
  • Overall Excellence in Forensics at the 2016 Grand National Forensics Tournament by being named one of the top 5 overall schools in the country
  • Many State Championships at the Tarheel Forensic League State Championship Tournament

Students will develop the great habits and strategies of timed eye contact, projection, effective body language, art of inflection and enunciation. They will develop the art of organizing and pacing their thoughts in a more effective delivery. We have been conducting very effective Online Public Speaking classes after the COVID lock down.

Highlights of specific weeks

Week of June 15th - Government and UN:

Campers will act as the UN representatives of a particular country as they research and present their country's case on a pertient issue that is relevant for the country they represent. They will need to develop negotiation strategies and deliver influential speeches to present their case and get the best possible outcome for their country. Campers will find themselves in situations where they will have to give and take, strategize with their colleagues and deal with wins and losses in negotiation. They can rise to any level of leadership that they are willing to go to.

Week of June 29th - Individual Oratory:

Students will get into depths of impromptu speeches, humorous speeches, persuasive speeches along with multiple mini speaking games. Have your child get an early start in developing their command over speech, the confidence to stand in front of a crowd and lead the journey of mastering one of the most important skills in life.

Week of July 13th - Mock Trial:

Students will review a factual legal case and prepare their trial strategy either as the prosecution or the defense. They will role play a witness, lead prosecutor, defense attorney etc as they work with their team to win the case for their client.

Week of July 20th - Fantasy Conference:

In the older group, students will finds themselves as members of the Order of the Phoenix strategizing to defend against the rise of the dark lord. On some days campers will be part of the Jedi Council, and your child as Master Windu might lead a discussion on a plan to thwart the advances of the Sith. A slightly more urgent situation might find our campers on the table with other Avengers trying to stop Thanos from annihilating half of the universe.

Our younger participants will engage in activities that may be closer to their heart and act as members of the Nintendo management team trying to decide what their next Mario adventure would entail. They may also break away and try forming a new company to build an entirely new line of video games. Possibilities and fun will be endless!!

What is Recharge Medley

Recharge medley is a selection of exercises from Science, Engineering, Escape rooms, Public Speaking etc to generate rejuvenating breaks in between camps. These help to refresh the minds and increase focus and efficiency of our campers. The content changes every week and we often ask the students for their daily preference. A recharge medley exercise lasts between 15 and 45 minutes every day.

Science Medley

A science program like none other. In a virtual lab Campers will learn many science concepts while conducting experiments to enhance their learning journey of curiosity and exploration. A program designed by STEM professionals, it's a innovative combination of experimentation based learning, collaborative discussions and asking a whole bunch of WHY's, HOW's, WHAT-IF's. If you have a curious child, our Science camp will lead them into a fantastic learning journey.

A few highlights (our breadth of Science has a wide variety of learning experiments, more than we can list):

Physics:

  • Deep dive into airplanes and flights. Explore the science behind boomerang flights.
  • Explore the engineering intricacies involved in a stable rocket flight.
  • Experiment and learn the unique properties and differences between Newtonian and Non Newtonian Fluids.
  • Electricity & magnetism and practical applications in generating supporting and opposing forces.

Chemistry

  • Chromatography and the separation of colors.
  • Science behind Slime, Elephant's Toothpaste and more.
  • Explore properties of metals and electrolyte interactions to create electricity
  • Environmental science like water purification, cleansing of oil spills etc
  • Experiment and learn how soap works, with magic milk.
  • Edible science experiments to explore concepts, create edible compounds (think edible water bottles even) and then eat them!!

Biology

  • Extract DNA and build an edible DNA model.
  • Compare and analyze Bacteria growth from different samples. Is the kitchen sink cleaner than a toilet bowl??
  • Analyze soil nutrients and explore soil microbes (are they good or bad).

Escape Rooms Medley

Custom and age appropriate digital escape room games where students have to put on their best logical thinking and problem solving hat to crack codes, interpret clues and work as a team to chart their escape from the room.

Camp Pricing

Read more and Register for High School Math courses HERE. Morning Camps: 9AM - 12PM. Afternoon Camps: 1PM - 4PM. STEAM Camp Pricing (per week). Please read exception policy below 3 or fewer half day camps
  • Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) camp, weekly price: $160
  • Full Day, weekly price: $320
4 or more half day camps
  • $10 credit per Half Day camp towards Fall 2020 enrichment programs (Coding, Math, ELA, Public Speaking).
PSAT Camp Pricing (Afternoons 1PM - 4PM)
$225 per week

June 29th week: 20% discount to above pricing (closed July 4th)

Exclusive Plus Track Camps ($250)
  • Computer Science with JAVA (Fundamentals)
  • Computer Science with JAVA (Advanced)
  • Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning
  • Advanced Mobile Apps Coding in Android JAVA
Please read COVID situation adjustment policy

We plan to move camps to a physical location ONLY if ALL of the following apply

  • Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina permit opening of ALL businesses.
  • At least 2 weeks have passed since lifting of restrictions with no increase in the number of cases.
Even if we open camps at our physical location, you will retain the option of continuing camps online. If, at the time, you choose for your child to attend camp at our physical location, an additional payment of 20% (of what you paid) would be due.

Refund policy

  • Full refund (minus 3% payment processor fees) if canceled at least 4 weeks prior to camp start.
  • If cancelled with less than 4 weeks notice, refund applied in full as credit towards future programs.
  • Please read our cancellation policy on the registration page.

Our regular physical ​location

  • St.Francis United Methodist Church
  • 4200 McKee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270