Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M Team! Tutor Doctor Hawaii’s exceptional camps are back for the 2024 season. This year, we’re thrilled to introduce a host of exciting changes to make your child’s experience even more enriching and engaging.

Interdisciplinary Projects: We’re taking interdisciplinary learning to the next level with our new classes – Discover, Design, and Develop. Instead of having separate classes, this structure will allow students to tackle sequential projects that seamlessly blend STEM, art, and writing. This unique approach to education simulates real life situations that students will approach as business owners, engineers, architects, and artists. Our new classes ensure a well-rounded and inclusive learning environment where your child can explore various disciplines in a single project! 

Hands-On Challenges: Get ready for more hands-on, open-ended projects that will challenge your child to think outside the box and sharpen their problem-solving skills. How do you merge coding with hardware? How do you build and budget for a new business? How would you design a museum exhibit? These are a sample of the questions our students will be exploring this year.

Collaborative Work: We’re emphasizing group and collaborative work to foster teamwork and creativity. Your child will have more time to collaborate with peers and bring their ideas to life. Our new class format will allow students more support than ever for thoughtful and intentional group work.  

Unique Projects: Unique is what we do best! Expect more innovative and exciting projects that will spark your child’s curiosity and creativity, from building interactive robots to an entrepreneurial approach to planning their very own business!

Daily Video Blog Updates: Stay in the loop with our daily video blog! Does your child give you one word answers when asked about their day? Not to worry. Students will be taking the reins as they are interviewed about the activities and projects they are working on, giving you a first-person view of the world of S.T.E.A.M camp!

Join our S.T.E.A.M. TEAM – where learning feels like play!

New Camp Schedule!

We’re excited to announce a new and flexible schedule! Our days are now divided into three engaging stages:

  • Discover: During this stage, we’ll harness kids’ natural creativity and curiosity to teach the scientific concepts behind the hands-on projects, making learning a celebration of discovery. 
  • Design: During this phase, students will work on planning their projects and gathering materials from the makery.
  • Develop: Finally, students will put their engineering skills to work in the ‘Develop’ stage, refining their projects and bringing their ideas to life.

This dynamic approach allows for greater flexibility and hands-on learning and will provide students with more time to work on different stages at their own pace.

Tentative daily schedule. Please drop off your camper between 7:30 – 8:00

Mahina Hoku 
8:00 – 8:15Morning Challenge8:00 – 8:15Morning Challenge
8:15 – 9:15Discover8:15 – 9:30Discover
9:15 – 9:45Snack Break9:30 – 10:00Snack Break
9:45 – 11:00 Design10:00 – 11:45Design & Develop
11:00 – 12:00Lunch & Free Play11:45 – 12:45Lunch & Free Play
12:00 – 1:45Develop12:45 – 1:45Develop

2:00 – 2:30 Pick-up in car line

Starting this year, we will no longer offer the extended day option. Our growing afternoon tutoring sessions have filled the learning center to its maximum capacity. We appreciate your understanding and continued support as we concentrate on delivering an enriching camp experience within our regular hours.

S.T.E.A.M. Camp Open House & NEW Daily Vlog!

We’re excited to announce that our S.T.E.A.M. Camp Open House will be back for 2024! At the end of each week, parents are invited to see the incredible creations our S.T.E.A.M. Team has been busy building. From innovative engineering projects to multidisciplinary art and writing, come and immerse yourself in the exciting blend of fun and learning that defines our camp. Join us for this fantastic showcase every Friday afternoon!

In addition to our weekly Open House, we’re introducing a new Daily Vlog to keep you updated on the day-to-day adventures and achievements of our campers. Daily videos exclusively for parents will be uploaded to our private YouTube channel!

Our camps are recommended for students currently in grades 1-6 (must have completed Kindergarten)

For summer camp 2024, we switched to an open enrollment system for all students in grades 1-6. To ensure the best learning experience, students will be divided into two classes (Hoku and Mahina) based on appropriate grade level distribution. In cases where enrollment numbers are lower, students may be combined into a single class to facilitate collaborative learning and engagement. We believe this approach will provide greater flexibility and inclusivity, allowing the enrollment process to accommodate all students.

Spring Break Week 1: Minecrafters is currently full. Please add your child to the waitlist and you will be notified if a spot becomes available. 

Dig into the collaborative world of STEAM and Minecraft as students explore the fascinating concepts of simple circuits, chemical reactions and more! During this immersive week, students will illuminate camp with their own light-up torches as they build and navigate through exploding creepers. Students will discover the science behind these experiments and translate this knowledge into building the projects. Not to mention the chance to design game controllers, bringing this famous computer game into the physical world. Students will discover how creativity and STEM go hand-in-hand through this educational and fun-filled adventure into the world of Minecraft!

Project Sneak Peek:

  • Spark your imagination by wiring an electrical circuit to create your very own light-up torch!
  • Prepare for a blast as you “explode” a Creeper and craft a TNT explosive box that goes BOOM!
  • Craft jewelry and keychains inspired by the enchanting world of Minecraft.
  • Embark on an epic storytelling adventure by writing, illustrating, and constructing a magical moving book.
  • Get ready for a design thinking challenge that’s a gamer’s dream: design and build a Minecraft-inspired game controller.

During camp, students will focus on crafting Minecraft-themed projects instead of playing the game.

 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more sneak peeks!

Fore! Does your student love playing games? Just wait until they’re playing their very own that they made from scratch!  Students will come together to collaborate on designing, building and coding their custom made mini golf courses. This week combines the joy of physical games with the process of engineering and design, and the basics of coding with the world of servo motors. Students will also channel their inner journalists as they write and film their own news broadcast, covering the excitement of the brand-new mini golf course they’ve created. Don’t miss this unique blend of creativity, technology, and teamwork in action!

Project Sneak Peek:

  • Embark on an exciting teamwork adventure to design and engineer your very own mini golf course, complete with moving elements.
  • Dive into the world of technology as you wire, code, and experiment with servo motors, creating dynamic and interactive obstacles.
  • Step into the spotlight and unleash your inner journalist by writing, directing, filming, and producing your very own thrilling news broadcast.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more sneak peeks!

 

Please review our camp policies and guidelines carefully as they have been updated

Attendance & Illness Policy

All students and staff are required to stay home and not attend camp if they are feeling sick or showing any symptoms of illness. This is a key step in keeping our center safe for everyone, and we kindly request for parents to assess their children before coming to camp.  If your child will be staying home and missing class for any reason, please report this to the office.

info-tdhawaii@tutordoctor.com

(808) 439-6777

Students with a positive flu test result or exhibit flu-like symptoms (including a fever of 100.0F or higher and body aches) without a negative test should refrain from attending the learning center for a period of 5 full days following the onset of symptoms. They may consider returning before the 5-day mark only if they have been free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and have received clearance from a doctor. In the case of a positive COVID test or the onset of COVID symptoms, students should also remain at home for 5 full days, counting from the day of the positive test or the start of symptoms, whichever comes first

Booking Fee

All registrations will be subject to a $1.99 non-refundable booking fee required by our integrated registration software, Sawyer. This will be applied once per order at checkout. 

Cancellation Policy

Should you choose to cancel your registration for any reason, you must provide notice 21 days before the start of the week you are enrolled in to receive a full refund minus a $5.00 processing fee. There will be no refunds issued within 21 days of the start of the week you are enrolled in. In the event that a class has low enrollment, we may combine classes.

 

Last day to cancel for a full refund for spring break camp week 1: February 26

Last day to cancel for a full refund for spring break camp week 2: March 4

 

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

You may now use the convenient drive-through option for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  Please enter through the back parking lot entrance located on Woodlawn drive. The entrance is located between VCA Animal Hospital and the back parking entrance for Manoa Marketplace Long’s wing. Please proceed up the driveway until you reach the parking area and covered walkway to Manoa Marketplace on your right. You will be greeted by one of our team members, and your child will be escorted up to the classroom in small groups. You are more than welcome to walk directly to the classroom for drop-off if you prefer. 

Morning drop-off will be available from 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM. If you arrive after 8:00 AM, we kindly request that you please walk your child up to the classroom. 

Please pick up your child between 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. 

More details regarding drop-off and pick-up procedures will be emailed to you prior to camp. 

Behavior Expectations

Tutor Doctor Hawaii upholds the fundamental principle that every individual should be treated with dignity, respect and care to allow the opportunity to learn in a safe, fun and caring environment free from inappropriate language and unsafe or unethical behavior.  Every student plays an important role in our camps, and we all must act in a manner that promotes care and mutual respect for each other.  The safety and well-being of each and every one of our students and team members are of our highest priority, and we kindly request that you please discuss these behavior expectations with your child.  In the event that a student behaves in a way that disrupts the camp experience for others or endangers other students or team members, parents will be notified immediately and students may be sent home.  Tutor Doctor Hawaii reserves the right to ask children not to return to the learning center if their behavior consistently and negatively affects other students and team members.  In this case, tuition fees will not be refunded.

Outdoor Play 

Occasionally, students will have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor breaks and free play as part of our program. While outdoor play is essential for physical and social development, it’s important to remember that there are inherent risks associated with it. Rest assured, our dedicated staff is committed to ensuring a safe and supervised environment during these activities. Your child’s safety is our top priority, and we encourage them to explore and have fun while being mindful of their surroundings. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to us. 

Lunch and Snacks

Please send a small snack for your child daily.  For lunch, you may send a home packed lunch or sign up for the purchased lunch option.  Purchased lunch options are available from our friendly neighbors in Manoa Marketplace (Manoa Sushi, Subway, L&L, Brug and Aroma Italia). Please see the detailed lunch menu below. Purchased lunch will incur additional cost separately charged to your card on file following your registration. If you have any questions or need assistance in ordering your purchased lunch, please feel free to contact our administrative team, and we will be happy to assist you.

info-tdhawaii@tutordoctor.com

808-439-6777

  • Please send a small snack for your child daily
  • Please send a home packed lunch or sign up for the purchased lunch option 
  • All students will eat in their classroom or a shaded outdoor area if weather permits
  • Hand washing will be required before and after lunch and snacks
  • Students may not share food
  • There will be no access to refrigerators or microwaves to keep cool or heat up food brought from home
  • Students should bring their own water bottle each day
  • Tutor Doctor Hawaii is a peanut free center.  Please refrain from bringing any peanuts or products containing peanuts into the classroom.  We thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep all our students safe

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