Summer Schedule

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.

2021 Remaining Summer Schedule

Grade Level is based on CURRENT (20-21 School Year) Grade

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2021 Summer Program Details
Title
Program Description
Location
Half Day Option?
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
As Seen on TV
Are you a fan of TV Competition Shows like Lego Masters, Holey Moley, or Bake Off? This is the camp for you! Inspired by favorite challenges, students will design and develop their way through favorite TV show challenges. Activities include building a Ninja course element, building a "cake" that has special effects, and designing a Lego suspension bridge, as well as popular STEAM challenges! Design, Build, Compete!
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
Cardboard Engineering
Design, engineer, and build cardboard creations. Put your skills and imagination to the test while building out-of-this-world projects. Discover how cardboard is made and uncover how it is used all around us. Build a bridge and test how much weight it will support. Create a 9-hole mini-golf course and compete in a golf tournament.
STEAM Incubator
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Computer Programming in Video Games & E-Sports
Investigate a variety of popular video games and discuss what makes them ideal for Esports. Explore systematic strategy and tactics to improve your play. When not playing discuss a variety of computer languages and practice computer programming. Develop basic and intermediate skills programmers apply to develop the Metagame. Apply this knowledge and advance your programming skills to design a game in Roblox Studio. Throughout the week discuss issues concerning video games in our society today such as stereotyped characters, addiction, and gaming as an evolving art form. Gamers and non-gamers are welcome and encouraged to take this course. This course is only offered once this summer and taught by computer programmer Matias Seibert. Matias is a trained programmer and spends his free time mastering Super Smash Bros.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Construction Kids
Build a 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.
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
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.
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
Dissect Biology
Dissect plants, worms, frogs, squid and sharks and develop a passion for the complexity of organisms. Learn the science of naming, describing and classifying life. Discover the natural history of a variety of animals through dissection.
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>
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Edible Architecture
Can you think of a more exciting way to learn about architecture, then by using edible products? Students will learn preferred shapes, how to properly structure and build a house using candy, icing and gingerbread. Challenges will range from bridges to geodesic domes.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Edible Art
Experiment and discover chemistry and techniques used to turn your food into art. Learn safety and problem solving using math and science in the kitchen. Carve fruit, sculpt with vegetables build a potato character, and make candy.
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.
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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. "
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. "
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Girls Impact: Leaders in Science
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.
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
Girls inspiration Station
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
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.
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
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!
Charlottesville Catholic School
Math & Game Strategy
Focus on unique mathematic problems and fun challenges. Use your brain to solve math and logic puzzles. Build an escape room that incorporates math problems in the solution. Challenge the opposing team to escape from your creation. Discover new games and how to incorporate math into a winning strategy.
STEAM Incubator
Matter Lab
Use chemistry and physics to explore what matter is. Explore Newton's states of matter, substances that don't follow  the rules, and the impact of temperature of substances.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Media Tech: Sound & Moving Making
Experiment with light and vision, sound and hearing. Explore the science of music and throughout your journey compose, mix, test, and listen. Practic the art of storytelling and use Stop Motion Animation to create, direct, and produce a capstone movie.
STEAM Incubator
Mission Space
Investigate transportation, communication, power, recreation, and other considerations in developing a sustainable space colony through the lens of history and current expeditions. Explore technologies used to learn about space and our solar system.
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Photography
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. 
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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.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
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.
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Robotics & Coding
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, Cublets, littlebits, Bloxels, Vex Clawbots, and more.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Rockets & Flying Objects
Design, build, and launch a progressive series of rockets (and flying devices) while exploring Newton's Laws, aerodynamics, balance, gravity, lift and energy. Students will leverage the Engineering Design process while refining their knowledge of flying devices!
Charlottesville Catholic School
Rubberband Engineer
Engineer flying machines, catapults, hydraulic arms and other vehicles that utilize potential energy stored in rubber bands.
STEAM Incubator
Sports Science & Racquet Sports
Develop into a complete athlete through exploring the science of sports. Explore the physics, mathematics and engineering, associated with sports. Understand how the human body reacts to exercise, training and nutrition. This course compliments all of the sports workshops.
Charlottesville Catholic School
STEAM Design Lab
Build, invent, create and discover. Investigate and experiment with nature, weather, water, Earth and sky. STEAM design challenges follow engineering practices to solve a problem by designing, creating, and testing their design.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
STEAM Imagineers
Welcome to the STEAM Amusement Park! Explore the physics, engineering, and design of amusement park attractions. Imagine what your theme park would look like. Create your plan, build, and test your own rollercoasters, carnival games, and attractions while learning what makes a successful attraction. Take part in the visitor experience and play your way through the park!
STEAM Incubator
Morning Half Day
Summer Kick-Off 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 culiminate with a capstone project.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
Superhero Science
Calling all aspiring superheros! Identify your superpower, design your cape, and uncover your superpower! Learn the physics and the science of super powers like flight, strength, speed, and adhesion as you hone your skills!
Charlottesville Catholic School
Morning Half Day
Ultimate Trick Shots
Explore the science of baseball, soccer, football, ping pong, bowling and more. Learn the basics of the sport and establish math and science skills through experimentation and play. Give it your all and attempt to score the ultimate trick shots. Discover how to film and produce videos showcasing the ultimate trick shot.
Charlottesville Catholic School
Virtual STEAM Camp
This isn't online school, this is online exploration. Students are challenged to explore new concepts, complete challenges, and experiment their way to solutions, while having fun. Through play and design tasks, students will learn without even knowing it!
STEAM Incubator
Wilderness Survival & Architecture
Tie knots, make cordage, and identify natural materials in order to build a shelter for survival. Focus on bushcraft survival skills and emphasize the importance of architecture. Skills and projects make you better prepared for when a disaster strikes. Learn how to use a compass and compete in a matchstick bridge building contest.
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. This course will take place at The Covenant School Lower Campus.
Charlottesville Catholic School