Summer Campus Experience
STEAM provides campers of all ages with an incredible range of stimulating and creative activities. Our programs are designed to spark curiosity and new ideas in our campers, no matter their interests or level of experience.
The daily STEAM schedule balances busy and fun activities with free time to enjoy with friends. Whether it’s learning a new skill, collaborating towards solutions, or engaging in friendly competition, we offer something for everyone to enjoy.
Health and Safety
To ensure the health and safety of our students, here are a sampling of our protocols:
Courses have are limited so desks can be spaced six feet apart. To accommodate this, most groups are limited to 12, with limited programs up to 16 students based on classroom.
All students and staff must correctly wear face masks during programs, except when distanced to eat or drink.
Lunch and snacks will take place outside (weather dependent) as much as possible.
Students are distanced except when collaborating with others.
All work areas are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
Students wash hands or sanitize before and after snack or meals.
All shared tools/materials are cleaned after use.
Full and a limited half-day programs are available. Half day camp is only available for some programs.
Full Day Programs:
Early Decision Tuition: $325 per student per week if the application is received by April 1, 2021.
Rolling Admission Tuition: $365 per student, per week if the application is received on or after April 2, 2021
Half Day Programs:
Half Day camp tuition must be paid in full at registration
Early Decision Academic Half-Day Tuition*: $205 per student per week if the application is received by April 1, 2021
Rolling Admission Academic Half-Day*: $245 per student per week if the application is received on or after April 2, 2021
Sports Programs Half Day: $185 per student per week
Multi Sibling Discount:
For siblings attending the same week, each sibling will receive a $25 sibling discount applied to both students for full day programs on final invoice even if they are attending programs at separate campuses
Sibling discount does not apply to Athletic Programs and half-day students.
We offer campus programs for students in currently in Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade. Courses are divided by grade level into grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.
Our programs are open to all students age six and up.
All academies are staffed with educators, professionals and university scholars committed to inspiring young minds.
2021 Deposit & Payments Dates
A $75 non-refundable deposit is required with application.
Families may pay in full or opt to make two payments.
Early Registration (4/1/21) Discount deadlines:
50% of total tuition per week per student is required to reserve space in courses at the early registration discounted tuition is due by April 1, 2021.
100% payment must be received in full by the Monday before your course or participation will be refused and all fees forfeited.
Rolling Admissions (after 4/2/21):
All applications after the April 1, 2021 deadline will be subject to availability and at the Rolling Admissions rate. If registering after April 1, 2021 - 50% of total tuition is due at registration. All remaining balances must be paid in full by the Monday prior to your session.
Additional courses added after April 1, 2021 are not eligible for the Early Registration rate, unless registered for 4+ weeks.
A minimum 50% Total Tuition must be received by May 31, 2021 or registration will be cancelled and all monies paid retained.
All paperwork should be submitted electronically and is required by the Monday prior to your first week of camp. Late paperwork will be assessed a $25 penalty.
Course Change Fees: We are happy to make one course change per student based on course availability. Additional changes initiated by families will be assessed a $25 change fee.
Summer Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation policy will be strictly enforced for registrations received for 2021 programs and applies to all cancellations including Covid related ones. By registering, families acknowledge that there are COVID-19 related risks.
Refunds will not exceed the amount of money paid.
The application deposit is non-refundable, including in for cancellations related to Covid.
For all cancellations received by April 30 2021, 50% of money paid will be refunded, minus bank and processing fees. The remaining balance, minus the application fee, will be credited towards a future program in the next 18 months.
Cancellations received by May 1, 2021 until two weeks (fourteen days) before the scheduled week, will receive a 25% refund of tuition paid, minus bank and processing fees, and 50% credit of monies paid, minus the application fee, will be applied to a future program in the next 18 months.
No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than fourteen days before the scheduled program unless the student transfers to a different program that has availability.
If Summer Camp at one of our campuses is cancelled due to a Stay At Home Order:
Students have the option to transfer to a later program or STEAM Virtual camp.
If the student chooses not to transfer, the non-refundable deposit is retained by STEAM DA and the remaining 50% will be put on credit to a later program and 50% refunded, after bank and processing fees. Families have the option secure 2021 pricing for 2022 by not receiving a refund, instead keeping the funds on credit.
Transferring to Virtual Camp
Transfers will be accepted on a space available basis and must be requested 14 days prior to course start.
Students may only transfer once. Additional transfers will result in a $25 fee.
Transfers from Campus Programs to Virtual
Outstanding balances will be updated to reflect Virtual Pricing and due on transfer.
Any overpayment will be put on credit and valid for 18 months.
Transfer from Virtual Camp to Campus Programs
Requests to transfer to Campus Programs (Charlottesville, VA only) must be made 14 days prior to the program.
Upon confirmation of transfer, any remaining tuition fees must be paid.
Program must be paid in full 7 days prior to the program or participation will be cancelled and all monies paid forfeited.
How Do I Transfer to Virtual Camp?
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