Get Ready for another exciting summer adventure! Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camp 2024 sneak peek coming in March. Registration open on April 1.

Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camp 2023

For students entering grades 1-6 for in the 2023-2024 school year

S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is an exciting, ever-evolving part of education and the world around us. But kids don’t always get the chance to play and explore in these areas in a meaningful way beyond school. At Tutor Doctor Hawaii’s summer camp, students will have the chance to enrich their S.T.E.A.M. knowledge through fun, hands-on projects and activities. 

Campers will encounter open-ended challenges and interactive projects that engage core S.T.E.A.M. principles while centering student imagination, curiosity, and enjoyment. They’ll get creative with a diverse range of materials and tools, and develop tangible skills in art, writing, and S.T.E.M.  

From building robots and gadgets, to exploring print making and traditional dye techniques, to writing original stories and more, our goal is to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creative thinkers. 

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

Recommended for:

Students entering grades 1-6 for the 2023 – 2024 school year. Students must have completed Kindergarten. If your child has aged out of our program but would still like to join us, please contact us!

Classes will be a combination of mixed ages differentiated into 2 classes – Mahina (grades 1-2) and Hoku (grades 3-6). Differentiation and class distribution is subject to enrollment.  Students may be combined into 1 class with lower enrollment.  

Tentative schedule. Schedule is subject to change.

Please drop off your camper between 7:30 – 8:00

Mahina (grades 1-2)Hoku (grades 3-6)
8:00 – 8:15Morning Challenge8:00 – 8:15Morning Challenge
8:15 – 9:15Writing8:15 – 9:30Art
9:15 – 9:45Snack Break9:30 – 10:00Snack Break
9:45 – 11:00 Art10:00 – 11:45STEM
11:00 – 12:00Lunch & Free Play11:45 – 12:45Lunch & Free Play
12:00 – 1:45STEM12:45 – 1:45Writing

2:00 – 2:20 Pick-up in car line

2:00 – 5:30 Optional Extended Day Activities program

New for 2023!

S.T.E.A.M. Camp parent open house!

At the end of each week, parents are invited to see the amazing creations the S.T.E.A.M. Team has been working on. From inventive engineering projects to multidisciplinary art and writing, come experience the fun and learning that takes place at our camp. This exciting new showcase will take place on Friday afternoons! 

Summer Camp Package Discount Pricing

3-5 week purchase per student – $5 off per week ($15 – $25 savings)

6-8 week purchase per student – $8 off per week ($48 – $64 savings)

9-10 week purchase per student – $10 0ff per week ($90 – $100 savings)

Holiday Week 1: Tunes & Vrooms 

Closed 

May 30 – June 2

Holiday week. No class Monday 5/29 in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available

Drive into summer with a blast of engineering, innovation and creativity! This week, we will build a sound activated car, explore the art of dyeing techniques, and sew our imagination into a written quilt.

Project Sneak Peek

  • Learn the mechanism of a simple, motorized car and the concept of a microphone
  • Build a *sound activated car
  • Design thinking challenge: design and build a conductive musical instrument
  • *Tie dye & shibori art
  • Create a *writing quilt

*Take-home project

Week 2: Keiki, CEO

Closed

June 5 – 9

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

Discover the secrets of success to become Manoa’s top entrepreneur! This week, you will conceptualize, materialize and market your business with your own branded merchandise. 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Take an immersive dive into entrepreneurship and create your own service-oriented business
  • Design and market your original brand complete with logos, slogan, poster, and other media such as a video commercial or informative website
  • Design and create your own brand merchandise such as *vinyl stickers or *logo buttons
  • Market your business, and buy and sell merchandise at the Tutor Doctor Hawaii Business Expo!

*Take-home project

Week 3: Keep Calm and Game On

Closed

June 12 – 16

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available

Eat. Sleep. Game. Repeat! But we will not just be playing games, we will unleash our creativity and build a game controller to better understand how our favorite games work while learning the important interaction between hardware and software. We will also build a circuit maze game, and even write and illustrate our own comic book. 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Learn about simple circuits and build a *circuit maze game
  • Students will be given the option to design and code their own game
  • Design thinking challenge: build a functional game controller for a digital game
  • *Sew felt toys
  • *Create your own comic book

*Take-home project

Week 4: CLOSED

No camp June 19 – 23

Week 5: Dream it. Build it. 

Closed

June 26 – 30

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

This week we will take a journey into the world of architecture and design! Join us and learn about simple machines, engineer a gear pulley elevator, design and build your dream home, and write and produce your own movie script!

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Learn about simple machines and build a *motorized elevator
  • Design thinking challenge: build your *dream house and build a zipline racer
  • *Write your own movie script

*Take-home project

Holiday Week 6:  Medieval Machines

Closed

July 3 – 7

Holiday week. No class Tuesday 7/4 in observance of Independence Day

Monday and Wednesday – Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available

Let’s go back in time and explore marvelous medieval engineering and wonderful weaving! Campers will also have the opportunity to practice their writing skills by composing postcards and letters to share their experiences with their loved ones. 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Learn about tension, torsion, levers, and potential and kinetic energy
  • Build a canon, ballista, and *catapult
  • Design thinking challenge: build a castle
  • *Weave a decorative wall hanging
  • *Write a postcard and letter

*Take-home project

Week 7: It All Makes Cents!

Closed

July 10 – 14

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

Economics that makes cents! We will begin our adventure with financial literacy then build a coin eating robot bank. We will imagine what the future might hold as we write about our own invention and explore the art of metal embossing. 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Students will learn early financial literacy concepts playing Budgeting Blitz! Choose a career, calculate your monthly income, and budget your monthly expenses and savings
  • Practice real world money management experiences such as writing checks, making purchases with debit and credit cards, and paying bills 
  • Learn about conductors, switches and circuits and build a *coin eating robot bank
  • *Create embossed metal ornaments
  • *Imagine and write about your new invention

*Take-home project

 

Week 8: Marble Madness

Closed

July 17 – 21

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

Let’s learn all about physics and engineering as we design and build our very own marble roller coasters! Campers will also get to create their own paper from scratch and use it to make their very own book. They will then bring these book pages to life with their own silly Mad Libs. 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Learn about gravitational potential energy and momentum
  • Design and build your own *marble coaster
  • *Create your own paper and bind it into a book
  • *Write your own Mad Libs book

*Take-home project

Week 9: Breakout! 2.0 [Trapped In Time!]

Week 9 is currently full.

Please sign up for the waitlist and we will notify you if a spot becomes available.

July 24 – 28

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

Can you escape (again)? Put your problem-solving skills to the test at a whole new escape room at Breakout 2.0! Back by popular demand, this week-long adventure is designed for kids who love puzzles and challenges. Campers will work together to crack codes, solve riddles, and find hidden clues. 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Work as a team to breakout of an escape room
  • Learn about NO vs. NC magnetic reed switches
  • Build a *treasure chest with a burglar alarm
  • *Create abstract selfie art
  • *Create a pop-up book

*Take-home project

Week 10: Battle Bots

Week 10 is currently full.

Please sign up for the waitlist and we will notify you if a spot becomes available.

July 31 – August 4

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

Ready, set…battle! Set your robots loose at the most epic battle of the summer. Then, bring your imaginations to life by creating fantastical creatures using papier mache. This fun-filled week will combine STEM skills with artistic expression, making it a perfect balance of learning and fun!

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Learn about circuit boards, radio controls, and build and battle various robots
  • *Create papier mache alebrijes, inspired by the Disney movie, Coco. 
  • *Roll-A-Story writing challenge

 

Week 11: Operation Spy Kids

1 spot left in Team Hoku!

Team Mahina is currently full. Please sign up for the waitlist and we will notify you if a spot becomes available.

August 7 – 11

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM
Purchased lunch options available 

Welcome to Operation Spy Kids! Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Dive into a world of espionage, mystery and adventure! Join us as we embark on a week-long mission to become master spies. During this exciting week, we will code our spybot sidekicks, build our own spy gear, and work together to solve mysteries and complete challenges. In art, we will make gidgets and gadgets out of shrinky dink, and in writing, create our very own mystery box story.

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Work as a team to solve a mystery
  • Code robots to complete top secret missions
  • Learn about circuits and how Piezo buzzers create sound and build a *trip alarm
  • Create *shrinky dink keychains
  • Create your own *mystery box with clues and stories

*Take-home project

Please review our camp policies and guidelines carefully 

Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Masks are now optional during camp
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged throughout the day
  • Each student will have their own general supplies and cubby
  • Staff will be required to thoroughly disinfect the center frequently throughout the day
  • Any public place where people gather presents an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses. Families must abide by Tutor Doctor Hawaii’s policies and procedures to mitigate this and assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

Please click to view Tutor Doctor Hawaii’s updated Health Guidelines and Policies

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.

Attendance

All students and staff are required to stay home and not attend camp if they are feeling sick or showing 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

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 14 days before the start of the week you are enrolled in to receive a full refund minus a $5.00 processing fee. Should you choose to cancel your registration for any reason within 14 days of the start of the week of camp, you will be issued an 80% refund minus a $5.00 processing fee. There will be no refunds issued once the week begins. In the event that a class has low enrollment, we may cancel the class and offer a full refund or combine classes.

Drop-Off Procedures

Please drop off your child at the learning center between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM. Parents and guardians are required to check-in their children into the learning center for camp. 

New Drive-Through Pick-Up Procedures

Please pick up your child between 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM. For your convenience, students will be brought downstairs to the designated pick-up area and safely escorted into your vehicle. 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. Students will be waiting in this area with the teachers and assistants. Detailed maps and photos will be provided for your reference following your registration. If you have any questions regarding the drive-through pick-up location please feel free to contact us. We kindly request for parents picking up their children in the Extended Day Activities program to please walk directly to the learning center when you arrive. 

Extended Day Activities Program 

As a way to support our families’ busy schedules, we are pleased to offer extended day activities for students.  Students will engage in fun and educational activities under the care and supervision of our kind camp assistants.  Extended day activities are available daily during camps from 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.  We kindly request for families enrolled in the extended day activities program to please provide additional snacks for their children.

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 Island Manapua) ranging from $4.50 – $13.25 per day (taxes included in pricing). 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 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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