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STEM Breeds Curiosity, Gets kids Excited to Learn 

Smart Fit Kids introduces children to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hand on learning and play. The program has inspired many students to go into STEM-related study.

 

Most today’s children are digital natives, growing up with the results of science, technology, engineering, math advancements all around them in their daily life.  Providing an understanding of STEM means giving kids an understanding of the world around us. Smart Fit Kids Teachers guide students through playing, experimenting, trying, failing, and generally getting excited about the things they love, from STEM basics to more advanced engineering and science concepts.

Smart Fit Kids’ STEM Summer Camp is a very popular camp in Anne Arundel county. Students will learn the concept of design, build, and test a new project each week according to the age and learning level. Combining exciting daily filed trips, 40-minutes of fun academics, 1 hour of STEM class, and daily sports, Smart Fit Kids is guaranteed to keep your children engaged all summer long. During the course of the camp, children participate in fields trips to: Terrapin Adventures, Mini Golf, Splash Waterparks, The Aviation Museum, Ninja Be obstacle course, Goddard Space Center,  A TV studio, the Wizard of Oz park, Bowling and more. Children also complete a variety of STEM projects such as: Operation Rescue Drop, Extraordinary Inventions, explore Alternative Energy,  build a Marble Roller Coaster, 3-2-1 Blast Off; Build a Satellite, Camp Survivor,City Planning, Robotics, Rocket Exploration, Young Entrepreneur, and The Power of Programming/Coding.

 

A detailed weekly camp schedule is in the bottom of this page

Our normal camp hours are 8:00am-5:00pm with before and after care available from 6:30am-8:00am and 5:00pm-6:30pm. 

Spots are limited for our summer camp and spots tend to fill up fast. Be sure to sign up to reserve your spot! 

Smart Fit Kids STEM Summer Camp is licensed through the Department of Health (formally DHMH). 

WHEN    June 17 – August 30th (11 weeks)
               8:00am – 5:00pm (Regular Camp Hours) 
               6:30am - 6:30pm (including Before and After Care)

WHO     STEM Summer Camp is open to students, ages 4-14
               in Severna Park, Arnold, Annapolis, Pasadena, Glen Burnie and other areas of Anne Arundel County, Maryland


COST (Monday through Friday camp)
Discounted prices for the more weeks you sign up for
1-3 Weeks: $255/week
4-6 Weeks: $235/week
7-11 Weeks: $225/week 
Daily: $70
Before Care: $25 Per week  After Care: $25 Per week
Siblings receive 10% discount on weekly fees

Each camper requires to wear a camp shirt on every field trip.


WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
Just fill out the registration forms, Campers Health form online at the Registration tab.

 

SCHEDULE 
WEEK     THEME
17-Jun   Operation Rescue Drop

                             Students will research current events or regional issues to target a region and that region's need.                                      Then they will research the specific needs, making sure to take into account cultural aspects, that will                               be used for the payload. Students will then research information on parachutes. They will use this                                    information to build a model parachute system. They will test the parachute model, focusing on the                                   payload, and the target as goals to achieve.


24-Jun   Extraordinary Inventions

                             Students will analyze their interests and identify an invention that will help them in their day-to-day                                    lives. Students will question and explore to identify challenges they face, ways in which they could                                    solve them and then design and create a model to solve this everyday challenge. Through                                                testing, refining, and redesigning, students will build a working solution to demonstrate their                                              understanding of what a design engineer can do!  


1-Jul       Alternative Energy

                             Students will investigate and learn more about alternative energy, then design and test simple –                                        complex objects that use alternative sources of energy.


8-Jul       Marble Roller Coaster

                             Students will learn about how roller coasters work in order to create a simple marble roller coaster                                    using themselves as the supports to their design.


15-Jul     3-2-1 Blast Off Build a Satellite

                             The challenge is to build a satellite that falls within certain size and weight constraints. This satellite                                  will be designed to orbit the Moon. It will have to carry some combination of cameras, gravity probes,                                and heat sensors to look at or probe the Moon’s surface. Students will also design a stomp rocket,                                    and solar sail.


22-Jul     Camp Survivor

                             Students will learn basics and priorities in surviving in the wilderness. Building on basic outdoor skills,                              enhancing skills in using natural resources to survive, and understanding the value of a positive                                        mental attitude in the face of uncertainty, students will be more prepared for the great outdoors.                                        Students will also learn four basic steps to deal with four possible emergency scenarios.

 
29-Jul     City Planner

                             Students will work in teams to identify the elements of a city that allow that meets the needs and                                      wants of humans that inhabit the area. Initial investigations will offer the students the opportunity to                                  view maps of local cities and categorize how space is used. (Business/Work Systems, Parks and                                      Recreation Systems, School Systems, utility systems, Transportation systems, Housing Systems                                      etc..) These categories will be used to design a rubric and/or checklist that will define the minimum                                  requirements for the city planners. Each team will design a city and present to an audience.


5-Aug     Robotics

                            Students work in small groups creating working robotics. They will customize electronic circuits which                               solve various challenges.  Connect devices, then use coding to program the functions of the robot.                                    Students will use critical thinking skills to solve missions and challenges.  Students will leave with a                                   greater understanding of how to code, program, and engineer robotics devices.


12-Aug   Rocket Exploration

                            Students will learn design basics to create their own working air rockets.  Students will use the design                              process, testing and refining to find the most effective designs for their problem.  Through research                                  and constant questioning, students will identify the top designs and will complete real life tests, record                              their results, and make informed decisions about their final design.  Students will walk away with a                                   working air rocket design, and a better understanding of the engineering design process.


19-Aug   Young Entrepreneur

                            Students will learn the process for setting up a business, including how to develop a new product or                                 services, create a business plan, identifying risks involved, and how to market their product and                                        services.  Students also learn how to communicate effectively with potential customers and gain                                       understanding of how the experiences of potential customers are necessary to create and capture                                   value in the market place


26-Aug   The Power of Programming/Coding

                            Students will learn the basics of programming: binary, pixels, loops, algorithms. Then students will                                    develop a product that utilizes programming in some way. It could be art, a game, even a video.                                        Students will design this for a client. They must first think about the needs of that client, and plan for                                 what that client would want.

For our camp Schedule and field trips please see our daily schedule below.