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.

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Kids Camp

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Educator

Mike Bruscia

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Daily Schedule

Our full programs are divided into four workshops, two in the morning, two in the afternoon.

  • 8:30A     Drop Off

  • 9:00A     Workshop One

  • 10:30A   Snack

  • 10:45A   Workshop Two

  • 12:30P    Lunch / Half-day pick-up

  • 1:30P      Workshop 3

  • 3:30P      Snack

  • 4:00P      Workshop 4

  • 5-5:30P   Pick Up

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Eligibility

  • 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, unless otherwise noted.

  • 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.

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Health and Safety

To ensure the health and safety of our students, here are a sampling of our protocols:

  • Mask Policy:

    • Effective Apr 27, 2022: Face Masks are optional for all students, educators, staff, and visitors both inside and outside of buildings.

    • Everyone is  welcome to continue to wear a mask if they would like.

    • We will continue to monitor CDC and VDH guidance, along with our host schools' policy and adjust as necessary.

  • STEAM Health Form:

    • All students must submit a STEAM Health form after 1/1/2022.This form and supplemental documents must be received 21 days prior to your first week of camp.Late paperwork will be assessed  $25 penalty.

  • Students who test positive for Covid-19 should not attend STEAM for 10 days or until they receive a negative test, whichever comes first. Our programs make tight masking and distancing difficult, and our priority is protecting our educators and students. If a student or family member tests positive for Covid, we will offer alternate options.

  • Lunch and snacks will take place outside (weather dependent) as much as possible. 

  • 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 regularly

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2022 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 (2/15/22) 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 1st, 2022.

100% payment must be received by May 15, 2022 or the early registration discount will be removed.

 

Additional Dates:​

Multi-week family discount recipients must pay 50% of total tuition by May 15th, 2022 or the discount will be removed. 

A minimum 50% Total Tuition must be received by May 15th, 2022 or registration will be cancelled and all monies paid retained for all registrations. If registering after May 15th, 2022 tuition is due a seven days after registration is received. If payment isn't received within three weeks of first program start date, registration may be cancelled and all fees will be forfeited. 

 

All paperwork should be submitted electronically and is required by the 21 days 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.

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2022 Tuition

Full and a limited number half-day programs are available. Half day camp is only available for some programs.

Tuition:

  • Full Day Program: $405 per student per week .

  • Full Day 201 Level Courses: $425 per student (these are clearly denoted)

  • Half Day Tuition: $255 per student per week. Full tuition due at registration.

Available Discounts: 

  • Early Registration: $25/discount per course if registered by February 15th. 50% Payment must be received by April 1st, 2022.

  • Multi-Week Discount: $25/discount per course available if:

    • 6+ weeks total during the summer and calculated at the family level, not individual.​

    • Available for full week and full day programs only.

    • 50% Payment must be received by April 1st, 2022.

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Summer Cancellation Policy

  • ​Our cancellation policy will be strictly enforced for registrations received for 2022 programs and applies to all cancellations including Covid related ones and/or schedule changes. 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 March 15th, 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 12 months.

  • Cancellations received by April 15th until three weeks (21 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 12 months.

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than twenty-one (21) days before the scheduled program unless the student transfers to a different program that has availability. If transferring less than 21 days before the program, a $25 change fee will be assessed.

  • 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 2022 pricing for 2023 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?