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
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.
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.
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.