SUMMER S.T.E.A.M. CAMP 2022

Open to students entering grades 1-6.  Must have completed Kindergarten.  

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is present everywhere, and it is a vital part of education. Our camps aim to nurture each child’s natural curiosity, inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem solvers through engaging, hands-on projects.

The Tutor Doctor Hawaii STEAM curriculum goes beyond traditional teaching methods. Through fun, interactive projects and exciting, open-ended engineering design challenges, students will learn how to apply their knowledge and skills by turning STEAM concepts into reality. Our unique projects and activities have been designed for a mixed-age class, allowing students to work at their own pace and encouraging them to collaborate and learn from each other.  Our new and improved projects (designed by expert engineers and tested by kids), will give students the opportunity to safely work with real tools as they build their imagined vision. This improved curriculum also includes education in financial literacy, encouraging students to develop good money management habits as they budget their earned STEAM bucks to purchase materials from the Tutor Doctor Makery.

Tutor Doctor Hawaii realizes that all aspects of learning are important for student growth. In conjunction with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts, students will explore their creativity in our art program.  For summer camp 2022, students will embark on a journey around the world to explore the culture and art from different countries and learn about the historical context behind the art they are creating.  This will further inspire students to connect art with the real people who made it, the part of the world they lived in, and the time in history they were alive.

From engineering and building gadgets, to exploring art mediums and writing fictional stories, students will grow their imagination, confidence, and problem-solving skills that will help them in the classroom and beyond!

 Join our STEAM TEAM – where learning feels like play!

 

Photos & videos by Suarez Creative House

Camp Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Drop off between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Pick up between 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM 

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

Recommended for:

Students entering grades 1-6 (must have completed Kindergarten)

Classes will be a combination of mixed ages.  We will do our best to differentiate students into 2 classes based on their grade level.  Differentiation and class distribution is subject to enrollment.  Students may be combined into 1 class with lower enrollment.  

Tentative Spring Break Schedule

Class 1Class  2
8:00 – 9:45 STEM8:00 – 9:15Art
9:45 – 10:15Snack Break9:15 – 9:45Snack Break
10:15 – 11:30 Art9:45 – 11:00Writing
11:30 – 12:30Lunch & Free Play11:00 – 12:00Lunch & Free Play
12:30 – 1:45Writing12:00 – 1:45STEM 

1:45 – 2:00 Pack up for the end of the day

2:00 – 2:20 Drive-Through Pick-up 

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

 

Your weekly camp tuition will include:

  • All project materials and resources for the week
  • 1-2 take-home STEM projects
  • 1 engineering design challenge 
  • 1 STEM ice breaker challenge
  • 1-2 take-home art projects
  • 1 take-home writing project

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)

11 week purchase per student – $15 off per week ($165 savings)

 Now that we have a few seasons of  S.T.E.A.M.  camp under our belts, we have seen firsthand the positive impact of our program that encourages kids’ natural creativity and curiosity.  Our campers have consistently blown us away with the way them learn complex STEM concepts through building and playing.  And the connection to the actual project has led to better understanding and a higher retention rate.  Kids who collaborate are given the opportunity to learn from each other and gain an understanding of other perspectives, and we find incredible value in spreading acceptance, cooperation, and positivity in this world today.  Collaboration also lays the foundation for a more connected and engaged classroom, and the inquiry-based projects has helped to open channels of communication, reinforce problem-solving skills, and bring joy and fun to learning.

For summer camp 2022, we blended our instructional, hands-on projects with  more open-ended design challenges.  Our step-by-step projects allow students the opportunity to reinforce their understanding of a new concept and learn from doing.  But in recognition of the value of innovation, creativity and problem solving we included open-ended challenges to our camp.  Students will use the Engineering Design Process to research, plan, test and improve their designs to solve weekly challenges.  This gives students a sense of ownership of their learning and a feeling of pride by successfully turning their ideas into reality.

Our main focus will always be to bring excitement to learning and inspire kids to use their boundless creativity to take risks and bring their own ideas to life.  We hope the problem-solving skills and creative confidence they gain as young learners today will help them to tackle the challenges they face tomorrow and beyond.

Week 1: Celestial STEAM 

CLOSED

May 30 – June 3 (No class Monday in observance of Memorial Day)

Tuesday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $356

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day | Purchased lunch options available

Get ready to learn all about the sun, moon, stars and how they light up our Earth. Build a mechanical solar orrery, get lost in the swirls of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and even create your own planet in a story.  Join us for a celestial STEAM exploration. 

Project Sneak Peek
  • Build your own mechanical solar orrery
  • Recreate the Disney movie “Up” house Challenge 
  • Explore the Netherlands and Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Week 2: Mission Impossible

CLOSED

June 6 – June 10

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day

Purchased lunch options available

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use your cunning STEM skills to create and go through mazes, investigate and solve mysteries, and build your own devices with lasers. This week will be all about problem solving with the skill and science of a detective! 

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own laser alarm system
  • Write and solve mysteries
  • Explore France and its famous artists and landmarks

Week 3: Science of Sound & Senses

CLOSED

June 13 – June 17

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day | Purchased lunch options available

Sound is all around us – waves of energy bumping in our ears. This week, learn more about the science behind the sounds and senses by making your own instruments, building a working musical box, testing your senses, and playing with the sounds and rhymes of words. Get ready for noise making! 

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own musical box
  • Handmade instrument challenge
  • Explore Switzerland, home of one of the first musical boxes 

Week 4: Power of the Elements

CLOSED

June 20 – June 24

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day | Purchased lunch options available

We got the power – the power of water and air!  Students will build their own machines that use hydraulics and pneumatics and harness their power to build working machines!  

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own hydraulic and pneumatic toys 
  • Elevator challenge 
  • Explore Mexico’s street art and Frida Kahlo

Week 5: Super Splendid Skeletons 

CLOSED

June 27 – July 1

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day | Purchased lunch options available

This week is all about our muscles and bones and how they make our bodies move! Students will engage in activities to learn about the mechanics of the human body and build a mechanical hand that contracts and releases like muscles.  Let’s dig a little deeper and learn more about ourselves and each other. 

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own mechanical hand
  • Write and illustrate your autobiography
  • Explore Italy and learn about the famous Leonardo Da Vinci 

Week 6: 3…2…1…Let It Rip! 

CLOSED

July 5 – July 8

(No class Monday in observance of Independence Day)

Tuesday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $356 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day

Purchased lunch options available

Let’s take a spin and learn about Sir Isaac Newton and his discoveries of the movements around us.  How do fidget spinners keep spinning?  And how do tops continue to stay upright?  This week will be full of dizzying fun!   

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own fidget spinners and tops with launchers
  • Battle of the DIY tops 
  • Explore India’s culture and create spin art

Week 7: Renewable Energy

CLOSED.  Waitlist only.

July 11 – July 15 

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day

Purchased lunch options available

Our planet is incredible, and it is our responsibility to learn more about it and how to take care of it. This week, learn about one of the many ways of giving back to the earth – renewable energy! From water, wind, to the power of the sun, students will learn about energy, how to harness it, and the potential for our future. 

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own solar fans and test solar cars
  • Experiment with wind turbines and fruit batteries
  • Explore China and its history of scroll painting and printmaking 

 

Week 8: Summer Carnival

July 18 – July 22

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day

Purchased lunch options available

Join us as we launch things through the air!  Engineer a foam ball launcher and test your creativity to design and build your own carnival game.  Step right up, step right up, come create, build, and explore! 

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own foam ball launcher
  • Create your own carnival game challenge
  • Explore American pop art culture and abstract expressionism

Week 9: Breakout!  

CLOSED.  Waitlist only.

July 25 – July 29

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day | Purchased lunch options available

Are you up for the challenge? Can you solve the puzzles and escape in time?  Find out in this week full of puzzles, brain teasers, locks, and more! 

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own lock box with passcode 
  • Escape Room Puzzles
  • Explore Japan’s shodo and chigiri-e

Week 10: Off to the Races!

Week 10 is almost full!

August 1 – August 5 

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day 

Purchased lunch options available

On your mark. Get set. Go and learn all about motors and cars!  How many different ways can you power a car?  Find out by building your own that may be powered by a motor, fan or remote control, and watch it race down the track!

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own car 
  • Power your own car challenge 
  • Explore Spain and learn about the famous works of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro

 

Week 11: Gear Up!

Week 11 is almost full!

August 8 – August 12

Monday-Friday 8 AM-2 PM | $445 

Optional Extended Day Activities program $30 per day 

Purchased lunch options available

Gears turn and gadgets whir making machines around us work and twirl. From ferris wheels to pocket watches, gears make machines, big and small, tick and move around. This week, explore gears and chain reactions.

Project Sneak Peek 
  • Build your own mechanical ferris wheel 
  • Rube Goldberg machine challenge
  • Explore graphic arts of the United Kingdom and Electroluminescent wire

 

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 off per week ($90 – $100 savings)

11 week purchase per student – $15 off per week ($165 savings)

Discounts apply to purchase for one individual student and not to be combined with siblings. 

CAMP GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

  • Although the state’s mask mandate has ended, Tutor Doctor Hawaii will be following the Hawaii Department of Education’s mask mandate and still require the use of masks from everyone in our learning center until further notice.
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer will be required 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. 

Please click to view Tutor Doctor Hawaii’s updated COVID 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 enter the center 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 the center.  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

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. 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. There will be no refunds issued once the week begins.  In the event that the center must be closed due to pandemic mandates or restrictions beyond our control, participants will be notified immediately and tuition fees will be fully refunded

Drop-Off Procedures

Please drop off your child between 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM. To limit the number of occupants in the center, we kindly ask parents to check in their children at the door. A staff member will welcome your child and escort them into the learning center. Parents and guardians are required to sign their children in and out of 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 right between VCA Animal Hospital and the back parking entrance for Manoa Marketplace Long’s wing. Please proceed up the driveway until you reach the back parking area and roofed walkway to Manoa Marketplace on your right. Students will be waiting in this roofed area with the teachers and assistants. Detailed maps and photos will be provided for your reference. 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 for $30 per day.  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 (Subway, J&B Pizza, and Manoa Sushi) ranging from $4 – $8 per day.  The following menu options will be offered on an alternating schedule.

  • 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 in a nearby outdoor area when weather permits.
  • Students must wear their face masks at all times until they are ready to begin eating.
  • 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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