Welcome to the S.T.E.A.M Team! 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 physical creations? 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 animatronic robots to an entrepreneurial approach to planning their very own carnival!

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!

Photography by Lila Lee

Enrollment & Class Information

Our camps are recommended for students entering grades 1-6 for the 2024- 2025 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!

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 enrollment and 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. 

Each week of our summer S.T.E.A.M. camp offers a variety of projects and open-ended challenges that engage campers with different levels of scientific concepts. Projects may vary based on age groups and are customized to offer suitable levels of challenge and engagement.

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 every Monday through Thursday 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!

Summer Camp Package Discount Pricing

Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout and will also be included in the tuition installment plan. 

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)

Tuition Installment Plan

We’re offering a two-payment installment plan with NO additional fees for our early summer camp registrations this year! This payment plan is only available to families who register by May 3rd. Upon registration, you may choose the payment plant option and will only be charged 50% of the total cost per week. The remaining 50% per week automatically billed to your card on file on May 13th. Take advantage of this convenient option and register early! If you have any questions regarding the two-payment installment plan, please feel free to reach out to us.

Week 1: Moving Masterpieces

June 3-7

Spin into summer with Moving Masterpieces – where art meets motion! From Van Gogh to Picasso, students will reimagine the masterpieces of their favorite painters and blend art with engineering as they use the power of motors and LEDs to bring their creations to life. Join us for an exciting exploration of the fusion between art and technology, and create moving masterpieces from vision to action!

Project Sneak Peek

  • Recreate a famous work of art and bring them to life with a modern edge.
  • Experiment with servo motors and LEDs to infuse dynamic movement and illumination into your artistic creations.
  • Write a comprehensive description explaining your rendition of the art and highlight the innovative tech elements you’ve incorporated.

Photography by Lila Lee

Key Scientific Concepts Explored: 

  • Basics of simple circuits, conductivity, switches, and block-based programming, laying the groundwork for understanding circuitry and electrical engineering.
  • Master the application of servo motors and LEDs through hands-on projects.
  • Enhance artwork with motion and kinetic energy concepts.
  • Utilize a Micro:bit, MakeCode, and a bit controller to explore technology integration in artistic creations.
  • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

Week 2: Carnival Creators

June 10-14 

Step right up to Carnival Creators! Calling all budding game designers to craft and construct your own booth of wonders. Campers will unleash their creativity and work together to invent a captivating carnival theme and games. At the end of the week, students will enjoy all their hard work as they will have the opportunity to share their games with friends and family members during the open house event. Don’t miss out on a week filled with amusement and excitement!

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Design and create your very own carnival booth game, incorporating motors, simple circuits or other kinetic elements to add an exciting twist. 
  • Develop eye-catching posters and marketing materials to enhance your booth’s appeal.
  • Write clear and engaging game instructions to guide players through the fun.
  • Write an explanation of  the mechanics and scientific principles behind your game’s functionality.

Photography by Lila Lee

Key Scientific Concepts Explored: 

  • Micro:bit, MakeCode, servo motors, LEDs, Makey Makey, or Scratch programming for game development. 
  • Basics of simple circuits, conductivity, switches, and block-based programming, laying the groundwork for understanding circuitry and electrical engineering.
  • Application of motors and other elements to enhance game design. 
  • Basic Engineering principles include building and constructing simple mechanical systems.
  • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.
  • Understanding the mechanics and scientific principles behind each individual game functionality such as friction, gravity, momentum, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and more!

Week 3: June 17-21 

NO CAMP 

 

Week 4: Stealthy S.T.E.A.M.

June 24-28

Science so stealthy you won’t see it coming! Throughout this exhilarating week, campers will delve into the mysterious world of the ninja. First, they’ll learn the principles of aerodynamics by crafting and testing modified ninja stars and then design and code a target game to go with them. Then they’ll carve their own rubber stamps to create traditional tenugui, immersing themselves in ninja culture. Get ready for hands-on training, cultural exploration, and a hint of stealth in every activity!

Project Sneak Peek: 

  • Craft and test your own ninja stars.
  • Design and code a high-tech target game for the ninja stars.
  • Carve a rubber stamp to personalize your own tenugui and learn how the ninjas used them.

Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

  • Principles of aerodynamics and properties of flight applied in crafting and optimizing the throwing of ninja stars.
  • Basics of simple circuits, conductivity, switches, and block-based programming, laying the groundwork for understanding circuitry and electrical engineering.
  • Micro:bit, MakeCode, servo motors, LEDs, Makey Makey, or Scratch programming for game development.
  • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

Photography by Lila Lee

Holiday Week 5:  MagLev Metropolis

July 1-5

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

The future is calling! Join us in creating a Maglev Metropolis, where we will build the cities of tomorrow. Campers will collaborate to construct a futuristic cityscape that includes a magnetic levitation train system. They will also engineer circuit-operated buildings and street lights that illuminate the skyline, and use their creativity to reimagine urban life. Campers will not only hone their engineering and design skills but also cultivate teamwork and creativity in this unforgettable adventure into the future.

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Design and construct a futuristic cityscape.
  • Explore and build a magnetic levitation train system.
  • Engineer circuit-operated buildings and street lights to complete the city skyline.

Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

  • Urban planning and city design fundamentals.
  • Magnetic levitation technology and electromagnetism.
  • Electrical circuitry, featuring series and parallel circuits, and an introduction to ohms and resistors.
  • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

Photography by Lila Lee

Week 6: Tech Pets

July 8-12

Step into the future with Tech Pets! In this immersive week-long adventure, campers will bring their virtual pets to life through the power of coding and infuse personality into their creations  crafting unique casings. Campers will also take on an exciting invention challenge tasked with designing and building a helpful device for an animal, such as an automated pet feeder or dog house door. Younger campers will get the chance to design a lively, moving, 3D extension of their virtual pet instead. Unleash your inner inventor and make your imaginations come to life!

 

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Code a virtual pet using block-based programming.
  • Customize your virtual pet with additional coding and a unique casing.
  • Invent a functional and helpful device for an animal using technology.
  • Design, engineer and code a 3D version of your virtual pet.

Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

  • Use MakeCode along with the various sensors integrated into the Micro:bit, such as buttons and the accelerometer, to code your virtual pet and bring it to life with unique personalizations. 
  • Basics of simple circuits, conductivity, switches, and block-based programming, laying the groundwork for understanding circuitry and electrical engineering.
  • Apply Micro:bit, MakeCode, servo motors, LEDs, distance and light sensors, Makey Makey, or Scratch programming to tackle the invention challenge or create your 3D pet. 
  • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

Week 7: Boba Biz

July 15-19

Calling all future business tycoons! Embark on your entrepreneurial journey at Boba Biz Camp, where young business enthusiasts unleash their creativity and culinary talents! Dive into the science of molecular gastronomy to master the secrets of crafting the perfect popping boba. Then brainstorm, conceptualize, and market your own unique boba dessert creations. From designing logos to strategizing marketing campaigns, our budding entrepreneurs will learn to build their very own business empire.

Project Sneak Peek 

  • Craft the perfect popping boba through molecular gastronomy.
  • Brainstorm and conceptualize unique boba dessert creations.
  • Design logos to represent your boba dessert brand.
  • Strategize and build marketing campaigns and materials to promote your business empire.

Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

  • Principles of molecular gastronomy and food science.
  • Understanding of pH and chemical reactions using food-grade chemicals. 
  • Conceptualization and marketing strategies in business development.
  • Develop business concepts and plans, including pricing calculations, and profit analysis.

Photography by Lila Lee

Week 8: Robo Zoo

Week 8 is currently full.

Please join the waitlist, and you will be notified if a spot becomes available

July 22-26

Disappointed that Tutor Doctor Hawaii doesn’t have a live-in giraffe? Us too. So, we’ve come up with the next best thing. Welcome to Robo Zoo, where young animal lovers transform into innovative engineers! Our campers will design and construct their very own petting zoo filled with lifelike robotic creatures. Using motors, sensors, and coding, they’ll bring their creations to life, enabling them to move, interact, and even respond to movement and light. From cuddly, blushing llamas to sinister snakes, campers will unleash their creativity while learning valuable STEM skills in a hands-on and unforgettable experience.

Project Sneak Peek:

  • Research, design, and construct lifelike robotic creatures along with their habitats for a petting zoo.
  • Use motors, sensors, and coding to enable creatures to move, interact, and respond to movement and light, bringing creations to life.
  • Research your animal, share interesting findings, and explain how technology was used to bring your creatures to life.

    Photography by Lila Lee

    Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

    • Basic robotics engineering principles.
    • Integration of servo motor control, distance and light sensor technology, and MakeCode coding for automated mechanisms into real-world applications. 
    • Basics of simple circuits, conductivity, switches, and block-based programming, laying the groundwork for understanding circuitry and electrical engineering.
    • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

    Week 9: Breakout 3.0!

    Week 9 is currently full.

    Please join the waitlist, and you will be notified if a spot becomes available

    July 29-August 2

    By popular demand, we bring you Escape Room 3.0, featuring an exciting new theme and backstory! Students can expect a week-long journey of math and problem-solving mastery, building up to an epic escape room. This year, they will also collaboratively work together to design and create their own escape room, adding an extra layer of excitement and challenge to the adventure. From deciphering equations to manipulating circuits to uncover hidden clues, every twist and turn brings campers closer to break out successfully!

    Project Sneak Peek:

    • Collaboratively design and create your own escape room.
    • Engineer and code ciphers and secret code systems using the Makey Makey or Micro:bit.
    • Decipher equations, mathematical puzzles and engage in problem-solving challenges to break out of an escape room as a team. 

     

    Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

    • Understanding of circuitry and electronics in utilizing Makey Makey or Micro:bit technology.
    • Application of engineering principles to design and construct escape room elements, integrating MakeCode and Scratch programming to create ciphers and secret code systems.
    • Mathematical problem-solving techniques for deciphering equations and puzzles.
    • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

    Week 10: Sneaky Science

    Week 10 is currently full.

    Please join the waitlist, and you will be notified if a spot becomes available

    August 5-9

    Welcome to the world of mischief mastery — where pranksters meet the art of engineering. Throughout the week, students will utilize coding, sensors, motors, circuits, and the engineering design process to craft ingenious pranks. With every prank engineered to perfection, participants will not only sharpen their coding and engineering skills but also revel in their humorous antics!

    Project Sneak Peek:

    • Craft ingenious pranks using coding, motors, circuits and sensors
    • Research and develop new pranks by studying existing ones and exploring creative ideas.

    Key Scientific Concepts Explored:

    • Application of MakeCode and Scratch coding in engineering pranks.
    • Understanding and application of circuitry and electrical engineering using the Makey Makey, Micro:bit, servo motors and sensors. 
    • Exploration of mechanical engineering concepts in application.
    • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on design and execution.
    • Explore the engineering design process to solve real-world problems.

    Please review our camp policies and guidelines carefully 

    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 & 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 days to cancel for a full refund for summer camp:

    Week 1: May 13

    Week 2: May 20

    Week 3: May 27

    Week 4: June 3

    Week5: June 10

    Week 6: June 17

    Week 7: June 24

    Week 8: July 1

    Week 9: July 8

    Week 10: July 15

    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. 

    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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