Monthly Archives: July 2015

STEAM Summer Camp. Outdoors.


STEAM Summer Camp. Outdoors. (STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)

PEACE Out Loud is Peace Education and Arts Creation for Everyone. This is our second STEAM Summer, and we hope you will join us! Dates and themes are directly below; cost and age information is under that.

To register: You must fill out a registration form every year. Please fill it out and send it to us via US post or via email. (Addresses are on the form.) You may pay by PayPal, credit card, check, or cash. Please note: you are not registered for camp until we receive your camp payment, or a minimum deposit of $100, which will be applied toward your balance. If you need information about scholarships, please contact us.

You are welcome to sign up for the full summer, a full week, or a day here and there.

Week 1: July 13th-17th String Theory This week we will craft amazing creations out of yarn, string, cloth, nails, and board. We will weave and sew and learn about the physics of string and it’s theory. We will learn about whether there are animals who have stringy poop, and why humans don’t really want strings in our poop. And mostly, we will play outside.

Week 2: July 20th-27th Fabriculous How much fabric is fabulous, and how much is ridiculous? We might answer that question this week. We will learn how different types of fabrics are made and dyed, and try our hands at spinning and decorating. And mostly, we will play outside.

Week 3: July 27th-31st Photo Shoppe We will take tons of photos and make them into books. We will take a tour of Looking Glass Photo, and do some cool effects with Sun Paper. And yes, we will play outside.

Just Added!! We WILL have camp August 3rd-7th. (Please note: no camp August 11th-15th)

Intersession: August 3rd-7th Sun Power This week we will learn about sun and all of the wonderful things it does. We’ve already done sun prints with paint and with Sun Print paper; we will continue with sun-powered mechanical crafts, Sun logic, and sundials. And we will play with our shadows.

Week 4: August 17th-21st Water Works This week will be an exploration of water and waterways. We will learn about our local revitalized Strawberry Creek, what makes an estuary, and test water from different sources across the USA. Also-what is greywater and what can we use it for? Let’s play outside with water!

Week 5: August 24th-28th Rube Goldberg Week One of our most popular weeks! We build complex machines out of everyday materials, learn about chain reactions and simple machines, and find out how much fun it is to knock things down. And of course, most of this will happen outside!

Week 6: August 31st-September 4th Collective Labor The labor movement brought universal schooling, the eight hour work day, and the weekend to the American worker. We talk about what it means to work as a team, what that has to do with kids, and we will play outside.

Cost, Ages and Hours:

Before care is available for $5/day, but you must let us know ahead of time.

Camp is 9-1 for 2.5-5 years old, $35-$75/day or $175-$325/week. Aftercare available 1-5:30 pm for a $15/day flat rate.

Camp is 9-3:30 for 5-12 years old, $35-$75/day or $175-$325/week. Aftercare available 3:30-5:30 for a $10/day flat rate.

Counselors in Training/Future Facilitators (C.I.T.s) are scheduled on a case by case basis, and are upper elementary through middle schoolers, $25-$35/day or $125/week. Aftercare is free for CITs.

Junior Counselors are scheduled on a case by case basis, and are upper middle school through high school. Junior counselors are free, then eligible to receive a stipend after training. Aftercare is free for Junior Counselors.