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 Camps: 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 camps are now ready for viewing. Please find a full list of offerings below.

Early Drop Off: 8-8:30am

Morning Camps: 9-12pm

Lunch: 12-1pm

Afternoon Camps: 1-4pm

Late Pick: 4-6pm

Register for Summer 2024!Summer Camp 2024 Brochure
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2023/2024 Enrichment Registrations

Week 1: June 10th – June 14th

  • Hiking + Nature Sketching 7-14yo – Full Day
  • LARP Foundations 8-14yo – Full Day WAITLIST
  • Backyard Ninjas 5-8yo – Morning
  • Vlogging 7-10yo – Morning
  • Nature Explorers: Gardening and Art Adventures 7-10yo – Morning
  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics 7-10yo – Morning
  • Advanced Block Building 5-8yo – Afternoon Week 1
  • Artist Study 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Engineering Challenges 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Electronics & Coding with Arduino – 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 2: June 17th – June 21st

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

Week 3: June 24th – June 28th

  • LARP D&D 8-14yo – Full Day
  • Textile Arts 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • LEGO Spike Robotics 5-8yo – Morning
  • Oceans Ecosystems 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Stop Motion Animation 7-10yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Field Games (Capture the Flag, Kickball, Soccer, and more) 7-10yo – Morning
  • Can You Dig It 7-10yo- Morning
  • Fantasy World-Building 8-14yo – Morning
  • Experiments in Art 7-10yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • D&D Roleplay (Presented by LARP Adventure Program) – Morning
  • STEM Soccer & Basketball 5-8yo – Afternoon FULL
  • LEGO Spike Robotics 5-8yo – Afternoon FULL
  • Can You Dig It 7-10yo- Afternoon
  • Film Making & Editing 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Digital Modeling, Simulation & Fabrication 8-11yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Creative Computing & Robotics 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • STEAM Challenger 7-10yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • D&D Roleplay (Presented by LARP Adventure Program) – Afternoon

Week 4: July 8th – July 12th

  • Build It! LEGO & Block Champions 5-8yo – Morning FULL
  • 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
  • LARP Heroes Academy® – Magic School Themed 8-14yo – Morning
  • Forts, Fantasy & Friends 5-8yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • STEAM Challenger 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Clay Creations 7-10yo – Afternoon
  • Backyard Science 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • Engineering with Found Objects 8-11yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Electronics & Coding with Arduino 10-14yo – Afternoon
  • LARP Heroes Academy® – Magic School Themed 8-14yo – Afternoon

Week 5: July 15th – July 19th

  • Oceans Ecosystems! 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Extraordinary Paper Creations 5-8yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Playful Coding with AI 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Chemistry of Cooking 8-11yo – Morning WAITLIST
  • Songwriting for Everyone 10-14yo – Morning
  • LARP Heroes Academy® – Magic School Themed 8-14yo – Morning
  • LEGO Spike Robotics 10-14yo – Morning
  • Enchanted Electronics 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • LEGO Champions 5-8yo – Afternoon
  • Board Game Design 8-11yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Power of Pressure 7-10yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Drones Flight 10-14yo – Afternoon WAITLIST
  • Fantasy Architecture 8-11yo – Afternoon
  • LEGO Spike Robotics 10-14yo – Morning
  • LARP Heroes Academy® – Magic School Themed 8-14yo – Afternoon

Week 6: July 22nd – July 26th

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

Week 7: July 29th – August 2nd

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

Week 8: August 5th – August 9th

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

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 WAITLIST
  • 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
  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! 10-14yo – Afternoon

Week 10: August 19th – August 23rd

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

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. 

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!