PT STEAM ACADEMY

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"All Steam camps are from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm"

The PT STEAM Academy will inspire a passion using hands-on lessons designed to excite and engage the mind.  Our summer camps provide the opportunity for children to explore the wonders of STEAM in a friendly, curious, and exciting atmosphere.  From managing fun experiments to participating in mind-blowing activities, students will come away inspired.  STEAM camps are available to PT and Non-PT Students. There is limited seating ability is on a first come first serve basis. Once sections are filled students will be placed on a waiting list. All camps run Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-12:00am.

CAMP DATES GRADE LOCATION DESCRIPTION TEACHER
It's Only Rocket Science June 4-7 6-8 PT High School
How many times how you heard someone say; “It’s not rocket science.” Well this time it IS rocket science! Explore the physics of rocket flight, build model rockets, test modifications of many forms of space flight.
R. Tucek
Sports Math June 4-7 3-6 Harrison Park
Students complete track and field events then apply measurement, multiplication, division, geometry, and fractions skills to track and graph their event times and distances.  Through the use of physical activity, math concepts, and technology students will relate math to real life activities
D. Vaia
Enviromental Camp June 11-14 3-6 Trafford MS
Students will explore the wonders of their local environments and learn about ecology through various hands-on activities and field trips. Some potential activities are: an outdoor scavenger hunt in BY Park, creating mini habitats, using microscopes to be Nature Detectives, tending to the school garden, and/or building mini greenhouses/terrariums. Students will get in touch with nature and learn the importance of being environmentally conscientious. 
M. Stewart
VEX Robot Programming & Games June 11-14 6-8 PT High School
Students will have the opportunity to learn basic RobotC programming and basic robot mechanics to compete in different robotic games. Robots will be programmed to run on their own and by remote control using problem solving skills, programming sequences, and STEM concepts.
 
J. Newsom
LEGO Robotics June 18-21 3-6 Harrison Park
The LEGO Robots/K'Nex Academy will challenge students to think creatively using activities that require individual and team participation, creative design, and problem-solving skills.   It will teach students to lead as well as to work together to overcome challenging obstacles. All students will be introduced to basic programming software to use when designing a robot!
J. Simpson/B. Smyda
Computer Gaming Camp June 18-21 6-8 PT High School
Students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of software packages to create programs, games and apps. These applications will be developed by using Alice, AppInventor, Javascript, and other software resources.
M. Corna
Slime Away June 18-21 1-3 Trafford MS
Early elementary students have the opportunity to focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math in SLIME Away STEAM Camp.  Create a difference type of slime each day during camp.  All activities will be designed to encourage critical thinking, scientific reasoning skills, as well as, problem solving and teamwork.
s. Green
My Mad Scientist Lab June 25-28 1-3 Level Green
Come to our Mad Scientist Lab and watch and perform your own experiments everyday! You may participate in more than one each day. Learn how much fun science can be with hands-on experiments so you can see it for yourself, not just learn it from a book.

D. Hlavsa &

A. Pechunka

My Mad Scientist Lab June 25-28 4-6 Level Green
Come to our Mad Scientist Lab and watch and perform your own experiments everyday! You may participate in more than one each day. Learn how much fun science can be with hands-on experiments so you can see it for yourself, not just learn it from a book.

D. Hlavsa &

S. Oliver

The Art of H2O July 16-19 1-4 PT High School
Make waves with an ART-centered STEAM camp this summer!  Students will DIVE IN to learn how artisits have depicted water and use water in their techniques.  Activities will include making art while studying the smallest microscopic to the largest creatures that live in water, creating an Ascidiacea ("filter feeder") from clay, and introducing polarity in an Art and Chromatography activity.  You'll have a WHALE of a time!

B. Christeleit

Storm the Castle July 23-26 3-6 Trafford MS
Students will create a model castle and medieval weapons including several different catapults as time permits and engage in a game called Storm the Castle.

Dr. L. Eckberg

Krazy Contraption July 30-Aug2 5-8 Trafford MS
Students will complete mini-lessons using simple machines before creating a 10 step Rube Goldberg machine.
C. Wukich

Payment

All payments must be paid in full by the first scheduled day of camp.  There will be no refunds after the first day of the scheduled camp.  To receive a refund, a letter must be submitted stating the name and date of the camp.

Eligibility

STEAM camps are available to PT and Non-PT Students.  There is limited seating ability.  The classes are on a first come first serve basis.  Once camp seating has been filled students will be placed on a waiting list.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Capoccioni at capoccionig@penntrafford.org

STEAM Registration/Information Link

PT Academy

3381 Route 130

Harrison City, PA  15636