School may pause for the summer, but learning never stops. Join us for learning that feels like play with hands-on, project-based learning!
STEM + ART SUMMER CAMP 2021:
JUNE 1 – JULY 30 WEEKLY CAMPS
$465 per week; optional extended day activities $30 per day
($372 for 4 day holiday weeks)
Please contact us for DISCOUNTS on
FULL 9 WEEK programs and for MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDER FAMILIES.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is quickly becoming a vital part of education. Students will use the design thinking process to build working machines, conduct various experiments, discover programming logic, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. New STEM projects are introduced weekly and are accompanied with exciting lessons that teach the STEM concepts behind each project.
Tentative Summer Camp Schedule
|Time||Group 1 (grades 1-3)*||Group 2 (grades 4-6)*|
|8:00 – 10:00||STEM||Art|
|10:00 – 10:15||Snack||Snack|
|10:15 – 11:45||Art||Creative Writing|
|11:45 – 12:30||Lunch||Lunch|
|12:30 – 2:00||Creative Writing||STEM|
Brief brain breaks will be scheduled as needed.
Optional extended day activities 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Click here for extended day activities details.
*Differentiated groups are subject to enrollment.
“My 2nd grader attended the spring camp and really enjoyed it! The hands-on projects kept him engaged, and the connection to a working toy really helped him learn all the complex scientific ideas. He was also really proud of the book he wrote, illustrated, and constructed in class. He can’t wait to go back for summer camp.
My 1st grader attended the Summer STEM classes and had the best time ever. The STEM classes are so much fun! By the end of each session my child is left with a new toy she made and newly learned Science concepts. The STEM teacher even encouraged the students to share their new toy and Science concepts with their family.
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During the STEM program, you might…
- Engineer a car that demonstrates Newton’s Third Law of Motion
- Learn about circuits and build a glowing wand
- Simulate natural disasters through various experiments
- Play games and puzzles to learn the basics of coding
- Design, engineer, and improve a crash test car
Tutor Doctor Hawaii realizes that all aspects of learning are important for student growth. In conjunction with STEM, our summer art program offers students the freedom to explore their creativity in various forms of mixed media art and writing. The art and writing program works cohesively with the weekly STEM lesson to reinforce the concepts learned. Students will be guided through different styles of writing and learn how to edit and refine their work.
During the art and writing program, you might…
- Write and illustrate your own storybook
- Learn geometry and create a museum worthy tessellation
- Research and write your own informational leaflet
- Explore abstract shapes with printmaking
- Write and illustrate your own manga comic book
- Students entering grades 1-6 (must have completed Kindergarten).
- Students will be differentiated into the following 2 classes (subject to enrollment)
- Group 1: students entering grades 1-3
- Group 2: students entering grades 4-6
Your tuition includes:
- All project materials and resources
- 2-3 STEM projects per week
- 1 art project per week
- 1 writing project per week
- All STEM builds, art projects, and writing projects to take home
- Research and learning materials
- Worksheets and games to reinforce the STEM concepts learned
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 are enrolled in, you will be issued a 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.
Summer 2021 Classes
Use the Force : Exploring Magnetic Fields
WEEK 1 (June 1 – June 4; Memorial Day Holiday) $372
“Don’t underestimate the power of the force.” – Darth Vader.
Join us for a week of learning about the force of magnets. Don’t worry there is no threat of joining the Dark Side… but you will get to use “the force” to make things move, dance, and give you directions in your next journey.
Students will learn about magnetism and static electricity by making their own compass, art that dances by magnetic power, and much more this week. STEM and art projects will be complimented by a writing class where students will practice their writing skills by creating a “How Things Work” style article.
3. 2. 1. Lift off! WEEK 2 IS CURRENTLY FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.
Week 2 (June 7 – June 11) $465
“Houston we have a problem!”
Your mission: get to Mars safely — but you have to build your own rocket, landing contraption and Mars rover. Can you use your engineering skills and creativity to help SpaceX complete the Mars Mission?
In this Mission to Mars unit students will use their knowledge of engineering and physics to create a rocket, landing contraption and exploration rover. Students will learn about the history of space travel and more about their solar system. They will also explore the universe through painting and creating their own Sci-Fi short story.
If You Give a Dinosaur a Cookie WEEK 3 IS CURRENTLY FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.
Week 3 (June 14 – June 18) $465
“If you give a dinosaur a cookie…” it might just end up as part of the fossil record. Join us this week as we dig up information about dinosaurs, fossilization, and how weathering and erosion shapes the world. Explore your imagination as you create a story about what happens when you give a dinosaur a cookie. And bring home a fossil of your own creation!
This week, students will learn about the process of fossilization and how weathering and erosion affected the geology of the earth in the past and how it continues to affect the earth today. Going from fact to fiction, students will write about dinosaurs in a creative way! Inspired by the famous book “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie” students will learn how to write a short, fun, cause and effect story that they will get to illustrate themselves!
Week 4 (June 21 – June 25) $465
Why do we see rainbows so often? How does a periscope work? How do we see so many different colors around us? Join us for “Project Illumination” and we will shed some light on the natural wonders around us. Build your own periscope, learn about the beautiful Northern Lights, and explore the world of lights and colors with us!
In “Project Illumination” students will learn about different properties of light and how they are at work around us every day. They will build their own periscope, make rainbows with prisms, and even learn about the Northern Lights as they create their own depiction of this natural wonder. Rounding out the learning, students will create their very own fictional story to explain why the Northern Lights exist and why their beauty is so remarkable.
Week 5 (June 28 – July 2) $465
Have you ever wondered why bridges are so sturdy or why tall buildings are so strong? Join us as a shape detective to explore how geometry and shapes help engineers build bridges and buildings. Continue to investigate the purpose of shapes by creating an art project completely inspired by geometry.
As shape detectives, students will learn about geometry and engineering and will build their very own bridge out of popsicle sticks! They will also explore the art of tessellations, learning how to calculate each shape to make a unique work of art. Finishing the detective work, students will become a private investigator, writing a short mystery story from a first person perspective.
Everything In Its Place: Classification and Habitats
Week 6 (July 6 – July 9; 4th of July Holiday) $372
Animals, plants, fungi, and more! There are so many things living around us! Help us understand where plants and animals best survive! In this week you will get to learn how scientists organize all living things to help us learn more about them. You will also create your very own creature and its habitat and explore the mysterious world of fungi! Get ready to learn even more about some of your favorite creatures.
Students will learn about scientific classification and how this helps scientists better understand the billions of living things on the planet. They will play games practicing their knowledge of taxonomy and classification. They will also get to create their very own creature, applying their knowledge of needs and habitats in their informational writing about their creature. Students will get to briefly explore the mysterious world of fungi through experiments with yeast and even make their own bread!
Up, Up, and Away!
Week 7 (July 12 – July 16) $465
How do things fly? And why do things that fly always have to come down? Explore the world of flight and the power of gravity as you build your very own flying machines out of everyday objects! What if you had the power of flight? What would that be like? Create your very own superhero comic to tell us about having the power of flight and how this helps you save the world!
Up, Up, and Away will teach students about the properties of flight and gravity. Students will create a variety of flying machines using household objects. Students will also explore how gravity can help in the artistic process, creating unique paintings using a pendulum. Lastly, students will get to write a short comic book about a superhero creatively expressing powers such as flight, strength and more.
Week 8 (July 19 – July 23) $465
Have you ever wondered just how your flashlight works? Learn about electricity and circuits as you build your very own light-up wand. Combine artistic skills with your science knowledge and make a greeting card that lights up and a little vibrating bot. Power up and get ready to explore the wonders of electricity.
In Power Up, students will learn about electrical circuits and how to create their own simple circuits. They will use these circuits to create a light-up wand, a glowing greeting card, and a vibrating bot. In art class, students will also use images of circuits to learn how to make precise and detailed stamps. Rounding out the circuit of the week, students will learn how to write a short story about a journey, inspired by the one and only Dr. Seuss. Get ready for lights and rhymes in this week of power and circuits.
Bend it! Don’t Break it! : The Power of Elasticity WEEK 9 IS CURRENTLY FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.
Week 9 (July 26 – July 30) $465
Join us for this last week of STEM, Art and Writing fun! Learn about the power of elasticity and see just how much a rubber band can do! Build a rubber band car, boat, and even a bow and arrow! Even create a multicolored art project with rubber bands to hang on your wall. You will be amazed at how your brain can be stretched even more than these rubber bands!
In this final week of Summer Camp, students will explore the power of elasticity. Students will build three different projects that are all powered by rubber bands. They will also write a cause and effect short story and create a colorful piece of art out of rubber bands. You don’t want to miss out on this last week of creative, project-based learning with Tutor Doctor Hawaii.
CAMP GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
- Everyone who enters the center must wear a face mask that is properly fitted and covers their nose and mouth at all times.
- Students and staff must observe social distancing protocols. Enrollments and staff personnel have been greatly reduced to maintain social distancing throughout the center.
- Everyone who enters the center will be required to have their temperature checked.
- Every student will have their own transparent desktop partition to separate their personal space.
- 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 at the beginning and end of each day and as needed throughout the day.
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.
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP 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 center. Similarly when you arrive to pick up your child, please wait for a staff member to greet you and bring your child out to you.
LUNCH AND SNACKS
- Please send a home packed lunch and snack for your child daily.
- All students will eat in their classroom with individual tabletop partitions remaining in place.
- 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.
EXTENDED DAY ACTIVITIES
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 while wearing PPE and observing social distancing protocols. 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.