Summer Camps

"This is the most positive feedback I've had from either child about any camp they've attended. They were exhausted and full of news when they came home each day. We will absolutely repeat next year."

"Our daughter raved about her first time at Acera! She said Teacher Adam was so much fun. We look forward to coming back!"

"Our son had a wonderful time. He was so excited and interested in the programs. He was also very proud of the work he brought home at the end of the camp"

"She loved it! She’s a hard nut to crack and she truly enjoyed this camp! Thank you!"

"He was really excited to share each "gooey" substance each day and really enjoyed the adventure space"

"He loved it! He actually talked about the projects at home (which is huge because he doesn't often offer information about what he does at school). He was proud of his work."

Overview

Introducing Our Summer 2024 Brochure: Check Out Our Offerings!

Acera’s STEAM summer camp enables kids ages 5 to 14 to tackle enticing challenges – from drawing and coding to physics and film making – individually and in groups. Sessions run in mornings, afternoons, or for full days. We are pleased to announce that our Summer 2024 brochure is now ready for viewing. Please find a full list of offerings below. Registration for our summer camps opens at noon on Sunday, 12/17.

Register for Summer 2024!

Week 1: June 10th – June 14th

  • Art Creation & Nature Exploration 8-14yo – Full Day
  • LARP Foundations 8-14yo – Full Day
  • Backyard Ninjas 5-8yo – Morning
  • Vlogging 7-10yo – Morning
  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics 7-10yo – Morning
  • Advanced Block Building 5-8yo – Afternoon Week 1
  • Artist Study 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Electronics & Coding with Arduino – 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 2: June 17th – June 21st

  • Art Creation & Nature Exploration 8-14yo – Full Day
  • LARP Foundations 8-14yo – Full Day
  • Skateboard Cruisers 10-14yo – Full Day
  • STEAM Challenger 5-8yo – Morning
  • Mini Fantasy Worlds 5-8yo – Morning
  • Film Making Club 8-11yo – Morning
  • Songwriting for Everyone 10-14yo – Morning
  • Ooey Gooey Camp 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Enchanted Electronics 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Field Games 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • LEGO Champions 7-10yo – Afternoon

Week 3: June 24th – June 28th

  • LARP D&D 8-14yo – Full Day
  • Textile Arts 5-8yo – Morning
  • Oceans Ecosystems 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Stop Motion Animation 7-10yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Fantasy World-Building 8-14yo – Morning
  • Experiments in Art 7-10yo – Morning
  • STEM Soccer & Basketball 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • LEGO Spike Robotics 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Digital Modeling, Simulation & Fabrication 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Creative Computing & Robotics 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • STEAM Challenger 7-10yo – Afternoon

Week 4: July 8th – July 12th

  • Build It! LEGO & Block Champions 5-8yo – Morning
  • Field Games (Capture the Flag, Kickball, Soccer, and more) 7-10yo – Morning
  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics 7-10yo – Morning FULL
  • Anatomy & Physiology Jr 7-10yo – Morning
  • D&D Roleplay 8-14yo – Morning
  • Forts, Fantasy & Friends 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • STEAM Challenger 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Clay Creations 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Backyard Science 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Engineering with Found Objects 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Electronics & Coding with Arduino 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 5: July 15th – July 19th

  • Oceans Ecosystems! 5-8yo – Morning
  • Extraordinary Paper Creations 5-8yo – Morning
  • Playful Coding with AI 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Chemistry of Cooking 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Songwriting for Everyone 10-14yo – Morning
  • Enchanted Electronics 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • LEGO Champions 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Board Game Design 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Power of Pressure 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Drones Flight 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 6: July 22nd – July 26th

  • Clay Creations 5-8yo – Morning
  • Puppet Playhouse 5-8yo – Morning
  • Farm to Table Cooking 8-11yo – Morning
  • Digital Modeling, Simulation & Fabrication 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Fantasy World-Building 8-14yo – Morning
  • Ooey Gooey 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • STEAM Challenger 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Field Games 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Engineering with Found Objects 8-11yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Mini Med School 7-10yo – Afternoon

Week 7: July 29th – August 2nd

  • Play-Palooza! 5-8yo – Full Day
  • LEGO Champions 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Huggable Fuzzy Friends: Make Your Own Stuffies 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Edible Experiments 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • D&D Roleplay 8-14yo – Morning
  • Electronics & Coding with Arduino 10-14yo – Morning
  • Field Games (Capture the Flag, Kickball, Soccer, and more) 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Experiments in Arts 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Junior Carnival Design 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Enchanted Electronics 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 8: August 5th – August 9th

  • Stop Motion Animation 5-8yo – Morning
  • Optical Gardens & Scribble Bots 5-8yo – Morning
  • Cartoonist Club 7-10yo – Morning
  • Entrepreneur Exploration 8-11yo – Morning
  • Electronics & Coding with Arduino 10-14yo – Morning
  • Build It! LEGO & Block Champions 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Animal Engineering 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Sci-Fi Stop Motion Animation 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Games for Strategic Thinking 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Arcade Game Design 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 9: August 12th – August 16th

  • Electronic Arts 5-8yo – Morning
  • STEAM Challenger 5-8yo – Morning
  • Wilderness Survival 7-10yo – Morning
  • LEGO Champions 7-10yo – Morning
  • Mastering the Art of Dungeon Master: A D&D Guide 8-14yo – Morning
  • Digital Art 10-14yo – Morning
  • Ooey Gooey 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Space Camp 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Electronic Arts 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Macrame: Beyond Friendship Bracelets 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Ecology 9-12yo – Afternoon

Week 10: August 19th – August 23rd

  • LARP Foundations 8-14yo – Full Day
  • Backyard Ninjas 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Junior Engineering Design Challenges 5-8yo – Morning
  • Film Making Club 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Detective Club 7-10yo – Morning
  • Engineering with Found Objects 7-10yo – Morning
  • D&D Roleplay 8-14yo – Morning
  • Junior Engineering Design Challenges 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Artist Study 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Forts, Fantasy & Friends 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Backyard Science 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Fantasy Art 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • STEAM Challenger 7-10yo – Afternoon

About the Acera Summer STEAM Camp

Looking for a camp that nurtures your child’s natural curiosity and creativity? Look no further than Acera’s Summer STEAM Camp! Our program fosters critical thinking, creative problem solving, and integration of content areas across a diverse range of offerings that inspire all types of learners and thinkers. Our staff comprises professionals with extensive classroom experience and expertise in their respective fields, such as award-winning teachers, active research scientists, and working artists. We’re committed to providing high-quality and authentic instruction that engages students, both during the summer and throughout the school year.

What To Expect

Our STEAM Summer Camp is a one-of-a-kind program created to push students of all ages and learning styles to their limits. It’s an opportunity to solve complex and intriguing problems independently or in groups. Participants should be prepared to learn new techniques, as they explore the creative process of designing experimental protocols, unique works of art, or novel engineering solutions.

Who Is Eligible?

Our summer program is open to all children aged 5 to 14 years. There is no formal application process or testing required. Additionally, attending Acera’s Sept-June day school is not a prerequisite for enrollment. 

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Class prices vary, and include all materials and lab fees.

Waitlist

Register for all Acera programs online or in the office. Participants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If the class is FULL, you can be placed on a waitlist. If an opening becomes available, we will contact you.

Refund Policy

For class cancellations before June 1, we will provide a full refund. Alternatively, you may transfer enrollment to any other program at no charge. After June 1, only transfers are available, not refunds.

No refund or reduction in fees is possible for a child who arrives late, leaves early, or attends part of a session due to illness (other than a hospital stay).

Removal From Camp

Decisions about participation in STEAM camp are made at the discretion of the instructor and the Enrichment Programs Manager. If a student is not able to participate in a safe and productive way, or if the teacher feels that the student is not engaging at a level appropriate for the program, the instructor may ask that s/he switch into a different session, or not return to the program. Refunds will not be provided for students removed from the program due to behavioral issues.

Limited financial aid is available through Acera’s Reed Hollett Enrichment Scholarship Fund and awarded based on demonstrated need. Please email us at summercamp@aceraschool.org to request an application.

The deadline for scholarship applications is three weeks prior to your chosen camp’s start date.

Each summer, we build a team of summer CITs (ages 15-17), summer assistants (ages 18+), and lead teachers (21+). If interested, email a resume and cover letter to enrichment@aceraschool.org and address it to Ryan Cutter, Enrichment Program Manager. Thank you!