Charlottesville 2022 Summer Schedule

Start planning. your 2022 summer at STEAM! Below is the initial course listing for Charlottesville. A few additional courses will be added later this spring.

 

STEAM provides unique opportunities for students to experience science while encouraging them to learn how the universe works and to be creative, while developing innovative solutions.

Grade Level is based on CURRENT (21-22 School Year) Grade

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2022 Summer Program Details
Course Name
Program Description
Grade Level(s)
Location
Architecture
Test the limits of your imagination through design and engineering challenges. Use creativity, art, problem-solving skills and teamwork to build structures that are sustainable, able to survive a natural disaster, and a city of the future. Learn about the techniques that architects are using to solve real-world problems while innovating future living and exploration!
3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Art Lab
Travel on an adventure through exciting and diverse art projects. Draw, scribble, paint, collage, photograph, and print your journey. Imagine characters and landscapes, then make them come to life in your art. Develop skills using charcoal, water color, acrylic, paper, clay, chalk, and ink. Prepare and present your final portfolio of projects on the last day of the program.
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
As Seen on TV
Renewed for a third summer with new challenges and competitions! Are you a fan of TV Competition Shows like Shark Tank, Lego Masters, Holey Moley, or Survivor? This is the camp for you! Inspired by favorite challenges, students will design and develop their way through favorite TV show challenges. Design, Build, Compete!
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Biosphere Challenge
Learn about the elements and science to build a successful self-sustaining ecosystem. Explore the plant life cycles and practice techniques for incorporating engineering in garden design. Develop a biosphere from concept through three-dimensional exhibition. Integrate the disciplines of architecture, graphic design to create dioramas and aquariums. Explore animal adaptations to determine best design practices.
3-7
STEAM Incubator
Cardboard & Duct Tape Engineer
Back by popular demand - Explore two of our favorite materials, cardboard and duct tape, in one program. Design, engineer, and build cardboard creations. Engineer a backpack, catapult, hammock and other useful items with duct tape and other household items. Put your skills and imagination to the test while building out-of-this-world projects.
4-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Ceramics
Coil, throw, fire, stain, and glaze away your week. Detailed exploration of clay will inspire young artists to get their hands dirty and learn a new skill. Student's use their hands, extruder, slab roller, and wheel to transform clay, creating a portfolio of projects to display on the final day.
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Construction Kids
Construct various projects utilizing many different tools and techniques. Discover the science necessary to overcome friction and gravity as you build transportation vehicles. Design and build vehicles controlled by wind, engineer and build a carnival game, and construct and code an interactive story map with Ozobot robots. Design and draw blueprints for a birdhouse, create a budget and build your creation. Interact with City Design to integrate projects for the weeks capstone project.
K-2
STEAM Incubator
Creative Creatures
Join us on an adventure and bring your imagination. Make a variety of creatures and discover how what you create relates to other things in your world. Experiment with your creations to fly farther, bounce higher, race faster and shine brighter. Discover adaptations and how form fits function as you learn how to use a drill, pliers, wire cutters and more as you build a community of creatures.
K-2
STEAM Incubator
Digging Dinos
Take a step back in time and discover what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Learn about and build amazing creatures, design your own “dinosaur trap”, and craft your transportation to out run them. Learn about fossils and take part in a dig!
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Drone Academy
Hone your flying skills while discovering drone speed and agility through skill challenges and learning to perform various exercises and maneuvers. Develop your coding skills as you make both ground and flying vehicles autonomous. Explore opportunities and applications in this fast growing industry.</p>
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Drone Pilot
Prepare for this emerging industry by learning how drones fly and apply that knowledge to flying drones. Develop your coding skills as you make both ground and flying vehicles autonomous. Discover applications for these robots and invent new ideas that incorporate these awesome machines.
6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Extreme Engineering
Imagine, design, and construct structures, devices, and feats of engineering using a variety of different materials. Use your designs to solve real world problems!
3-6
STEAM Incubator
Flight & Rockets
Explore the principles of flight and aircraft design. Plan, build, test, and launch different types of rockets while learning the science, math, and engineering that allows leads to successful launches. Learn how to use new tools and materials to build your design. Investigate real world uses for rockets and how they will fuel future explorations.
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Flight Tech
Learn about aeronautic pioneers and leave this course understanding the technology, design, and skills needed to launch various aircraft. Develop and test parachutes, gliders, airplanes, water rockets, and solid fuel rockets. Explore the pros and cons of drones and learn the basics of flying these amazing machines.
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Forensic Detectives
Follow the evidence. Solve problems using forensic science to determine Who done it?". Get an insider's view into the life of a forensics scientist. Learn techniques such as fingerprinting and fiber analysis. Break out of the escape room and solve the crime. "
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Forensic Investigators
Follow the evidence. Solve problems using forensic science to determine Who done it?". Get an insider's view into the life of a forensics scientist. Learn techniques such as fingerprinting and fiber analysis. Break out of the escape room and solve the crime. "
6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Gadgets & Gizmos
Uncover the basics of simple machines and how to build them. Experiment with radar guns, race solar cars, and compete in a Rube Goldberg challenge while discovering a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction, gravity, electricity, magnetism and energy.
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Girls & Engineering
Girls Rule! Inspire future female engineers through engaging STEM lessons. Students design and engineer cars, planes, robots with various platforms aiming to solve a variety engineering puzzles. Use the invention cycle to invent for good.
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Girls Leadership
Collaborate, build, and problem solve to complete challenges. Students will develop self-confidence, communication, interpersonal skills, and the importance of wellness. They will explore what inspires them inspires, how to make an impact, and learn that leadership isn’t limited to position of authority, but is something they can live every day.
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
STEAM Incubator
Imagineering: Community of Tomorrow
Imagine the City of the Future! Problem-solve, collaborate, and analyze while planning, designing, and building colony on another planet. Work in conjunction with other students to develop a monetary system, barter for building supplies, and organize this sustainable community of tomorrow. Discuss and integrate renewable energy strategies in your futuristic city. Investigate transportation, communication, power, recreation, and other considerations of the colony, leveraging history and current expeditions. Explore technologies used to learn about space and our solar system.
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
STEAM Incubator
Intro to STEAM
Not sure what interests you. Join us as we experiment our way through the various STEAM disciplines. Course incorporates activities from Art Lab, Mad Science Chemistry, Gadgets and Gizmos, and Flight Technology.
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Inventing
Leverage the invention cycle to create a product that makes a positive impact in someone else’s life. Invention-based learning empowers students to engineer real world solutions. From simple machines to circuits to woodworking, the only limit is your creativity!
K-2
STEAM Incubator
Journey to Atlantis
Dive under the sea where you will discover a new world. Learn about real and magical creatures, habitats, and transportation. Discover how buoyancy and flotation work.. You never know what you encounter when you journey to Atlantis!
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Lead with STEAM
Explore leadership through STEAM. Take part in challenges designed to inspire creativity, build resilience, increase courage, and cultivate problem solving skills. Develop public speaking, negotiation, and problem-solving skills while building self-confidence and resilience. Learn that leadership isn’t limited to position of authority but is something they can live every day.
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
STEAM Incubator
Mad Science Chemistry
Experience the magic and fun of chemistry through interactive experiments. Prepare to get dirty during this week of eruptions, explosions, and excitement!
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Maker Lab
Test circuits with littlebits, play with simple machines and invent stuff that make everyday tasks easier. Discover the science while you build with a variety of materials.
3-5
STEAM Incubator
Paint & Mixed Media Art
Bake, bleed, blend, cure, etch and gloss a masterpiece. Become familiar with skills and techniques used by professional artists whom work with paint.
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Photography 101
Throughout the week study and engage with a variety of photography fields and techniques. Discover how cameras work, have fun with Polaroids, and create a portfolio of images and prints. Learn the basics of composition and develop skills to produce lasting images.
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Photography 201
**Must have taken Photography in previous year** Featuring a professional photographer as the educator, expand your knowledge and dig deeper into composition, focus, and lighting. Students will primarily use DSLR cameras and will be introduced to photo editing.
4-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Pirate Science
Shiver me timbers! Learn how to navigate and master maps and find out if X marks the spot of buried treasure. Engineer a raft to escape the island. Build a catapult to defend your ship. Dissect an owl pellet and learn about skeleton science.
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Renewable Energy
Explore the dynamic field of wind and solar energy. Compete in a wind turbine design challenge as you uncover the science of this renewable resource. Discover how solar technology can be utilized in transportation as you build your own solar car. Test your creativity and build a model of a house powered by the sun.
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Robotics & Coding
Refreshed for 2022! Get a peek into this rapid growing career field. Design, build and learn basic coding to complete challenges in the field of robotics and game design. Workshops uncover Ozobots, Cubelets, littlebits, Bloxels, Vex Claw Bots, and more.
3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
STEAM Survivor
Don't just survive, thrive, when faced with a variety of threats like Zombies, natural disasters, and threats to mankind. Your ingenuity is the key to the future! Build new skills and compete in STEAM challenges to help you survive. From high tech to low tech, challenges include developing safety devices to ward off danger, programming a robot for life-saving rescues, building working models, learning to make a fire, and many others!
3-5
Charlottesville Catholic School
Sport & Trick Shot Biomechanics
Learn what biomechanical engineering is and how these concepts can be used in sports. Learn hands-on techniques to quantify human movement, while exploring the physics of the human skeleton. Experience first-hand how the interaction of physics and anatomy relate to sports performance, equipment, injuries, and potential efficiencies while exploring the science of baseball, soccer, football, ping pong, bowling and more. Leverage this understanding to create and successfully score trick shots!
3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Summer Kickoff Camp
Jump into summer with STEAM! Students will leave the school year behind and embrace the wonder and curiosity of STEAM while will exploring chemistry, engineering, physics and all of STEAM. Theme-based activities will culminate with a capstone project.
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Charlottesville Catholic School
Superhero Science
Calling all aspiring superheros! Identify your superpower, design your cape, and uncover your superpower! Learn the physics and the science of superpowers like flight, strength, speed, and adhesion as you hone your skills!
K-2
Charlottesville Catholic School
Woodworking & Game Design
Develop practical woodworking skills and the safe use of hand tools. Build a variety of fun projects and learn skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling, sanding, assembly and more! Watch science come to life and see the laws of physics right before your eyes. Experiment through play and build with wood.
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
STEAM Incubator