Spartan Academy

Registration for Marian Catholic's Summer STEAM Camp - Spartan Academy - is now open!
 
*Note: For safety reasons, Marian Catholic has cancelled all of its youth Summer Camps prior to the July 4 weekend. July camps remain on a tentative basis and there will be an attempt to reschedule camps pending facility availability and safety of campers and instructors.
 

Spartan Academy Summer STEAM Camp offers six weeks of learning and fun for students entering 1st - 8th grades! Weekly themes will engage your student in hands-on STEAM experiences! Choose from electives including Art, Tinkercad, Science, 3D Printing and Sports! End each week with a culminating field trip to bring it all together!

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with Extended Care available 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
Weekly fees - $235.00, includes t-shirt, field trip and Marian Catholic Athletics Camp, if applicable.

(7/6-7/10/20) Week 4: Be a Citizen Scientist! YOU can be a scientist! Citizen science happens when ordinary people study the world around them and send in the data they collect to scientists. Anyone can do citizen science! A week of outdoor adventures and exploration combined with engineering and technology. Campers will be able to showcase the data collected through creation of commercials done with a green screen in our studio. Fun and learning for students entering grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip to the Zoo!
(7/13-7/17/20) Week 5: Forensics Learn the forensics behind the theory of “There’s no such thing as getting away without a trace.” Campers will learn real techniques of evidence collection and analysis. Fingerprinting! DNA Analysis! Blood spatter! Fun and learning for students entering grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry's Learning Lab!
(7/20-7/24/20) Week 6: Edible Engineering What's better than having some fun and playing with your food!? We would say learning about the science behind it! Campers combine technology, engineering, and chemistry to investigate how food is made, packaged and behaves the way it does! Fun and learning for students entering grades 1st through 8th will include hands on activities, outdoor activities, demonstrations, speakers, and a culminating field trip to Joliet Junior College's cutting edge kitchen for a cooking lesson and much more!
 

 

Winter/Spring Spartan Academy STEM Programming

at Marian Catholic High School

 

Tinker Tuesday

 

STEM classes for innovative 4th-8th grade students looking to explore science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, outside the classroom setting! Held in Marian Catholic High School’s Engineering Lab, with access to 3D printers, laser cutter and engineering tools, weekly challenges explore real world issues merged with cutting edge technology. 

 

 

Tuesday evenings 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Marian Catholic High School Engineering Lab

700 Ashland Avenue 

Chicago Heights, IL

 

 

Weekly Fee: $5.00

 

Registration required. Please go to

http://spartanacademy.campmanagement.com/

 

 

March 10: Inchworm Bots


DIY Robots that crawl like inchworms! Design and create your own!

March 17: 3D Printing Pen Basics


Experience creating on a new level with 3D printing pens! Templates will be available for a variety of St. Pat’s fun or create your own design.

March 24: Lego Robotics


Lego MINDSTORM Robots are back! Continue discovering the capabilities of previously built robots or start a new one!

April 21: Earth Day 2020

Water Testing /Engineering Design Challenge: Water Sampling Device
In honor of Earth Day 2020, test water quality to stress the importance of access to clean water. Engineering Design Challenge: Use everyday items to design a water sampling device.

April 28: 3D Printed Keychains

Design and print your own keychain using a 3D printer!
*Register as soon as possible for access code to Tinkercad classroom to get a head start on project!

May 5: Stop Motion Movies


Create a stop motion movie with a variety of figures and props, with option to bring in own characters! Then include sound and backgrounds to make it even better!

May 12: Outdoor Water Pressure Rockets

Build a water pressure rocket, complete with parachute, then go outside and discover how high it can fly!
 

For more information:

Becky Bosco
Director of STEM Programming
708-996-4636
bbosco@marianchs.com
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpartanSTEMAcademy/