STEM Virtual Camps

This summer we are offering STEM Virtual Camps in addition to our onsite summer camps. Campers will engage in  activities that help them bring science to life at home!

These camps will offer virtual sessions with a live instructor and other campers each day. Campers will be given STEM tasks and challenges to complete with the instructor and other campers, as well as, independent activities. Activities will use materials typically found in a home and caregivers will receive a materials list before camp begins.

 

The STEM virtual camps will conclude each day together in a traditional camp style with reflection and preparation for the next day. We are dedicated to providing your camper with a fun and educational experience from the comfort of your home.

If registration for your class has closed, please contact our Reservations Department to discuss enrollment at 407.514.2112 or classes@osc.org.

STEM Virtual Camps Daily Schedule!

  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. 
    Facilitated Whole Group Session in Zoom
  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
    Small Group Sessions and Independent Science
    Campers will be scheduled into a 30 minute small group session during this time. When they are not in their small group they will have 90 minutes of fun Independent Science activities to complete on their own!
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated Whole Group Session in Zoom

2020 STEM Virtual Camps Pricing

2020 STEM Virtual Camps Descriptions & Dates

Grades 3–4

Ready, set, go! Get active and learn about the body systems that make it all possible. Move those feet and master your technique while exploring the heart, lungs, muscles, bones, and brain. Once your mind is trained and ready, we will take a look at careers that help to keep our bodies in tip-top shape.

 

Peek at the Week: Anatomy All-Stars

Pack your bags and get ready for an ancient civilizations adventure! We will virtually trek our way to the Pyramids, the Great Wall, and beyond. Prepare to make the past come alive by creating your own frescoes, encoded messages, and ancient games!

 

Peek at the Week: Peer into the Past

Join us at the intersection of creativity and technology as we turn our camp into a Maker Space! Use your creativity in combination with technology, science, and engineering to produce things like an interactive game! If you can dream it, you can make it!”


Watch your imagination come to life on the big screen! Using stop-motion technology learn how to plan like a pro, create amazing props, and direct your next animated hit

film! To complete this camp, campers must have access to an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet to download a free stop motion animation app.

Are you mad for space science? We are! Join us as we explore the solar system and its place in our universe. Discover how the Sun provides energy for living things, learn how humans can live in space, and design robots that could function on other planets.

Have you ever wanted super strength like an ant or to fly like a bird? Dive into the world of discovery where scientists are taking their cue from nature to create technology like solar trees or planes to help us overcome everyday obstacles.

Your letter has arrived! Journey to your favorite wizarding camp as we study fantastic beasts, play with the physics of flight, and code charms that will delight. Join us as we explore the science behind the magic!

Explore the ins and outs of coding; from the basic bits of binary code to the algorithms that help us solve challenges and aid us in designing our own coded creations. Using a variety of coding programs, we’ll establish and strengthen our coding skills all while gaining a better understanding for how computer science has changed the world around us. Ready! Set! CODE!

Look beyond the surface and dive to new depths as you learn all about sea life. What is life like underwater? How do marine animals work together to make homes? Why are sea urchins spiky? From the coral reefs to the deepest depths, come explore the great ocean, and the secrets it holds!

Push yourself to soar higher, go further, and be faster as we plunge into the science behind your favorite superheroes! Harness the power of the elements and power up your creative strengths as we join forces, working as a team to overcome obstacles!

Grades 5–6

You don’t always need an advanced degree to do scientific research! Citizen scientists are everyday people who gather data and contribute to the greater good of science. With the help of these volunteer citizens, scientists have discovered new species, deepened their understanding of the universe, tracked changes in the environment and so much more. In this camp, you’ll join the movement to help scientists understand and improve our world!

 

Peek at the Week: Citizen Science Academy

Calling all explorers! Excavate the secrets of the past as we explore ancient cultures, magnificent structures, and events that changed history forever. Discover the very first tools and inventions that helped shape the world into the one we live in today, and understand the importance of studying human history! Can you dig it?

 

Peek at the Week: Ancient Explorers

Does today’s technology make your life easier? If so, thank an engineer! Discover how engineers create technology to solve real-world problems and get ready to hone your own engineering skills through a series of exciting design challenges!

Come express yourself and become a master maker as we dive into the world of DIY! Explore 3D modeling, produce creative original artwork and create your own game. Draw inspiration from scientists, engineers, and artists to discover what being a maker is all about.

Have you ever wondered how to create magic with science? Then we have the camp for you! Craft creative potions, make astounding masterpieces, and explore how you can bring magic to life through science!

Embark on a journey through Florida’s natural beauty! Take a guided virtual tour in the Dry Tortugas that will make you feel like you’re diving next to the coral reefs! Investigate the nature around you and learn about the science of native and invasive species. Explore the diverse ecosystem of the Sunshine State and learn to engineer technology that can help save Florida wildlife!

It’s time to investigate the inner workings of the human body! You’ll see how cells make tissue, tissues make organs, organs make systems, and systems keep your body functioning. Explore the skeleton, muscles, heart, lungs, and even the brain! When the week is done, you’ll know exactly what you’re made of and even learn about some careers along the way.

Take a journey into the unknown! Discover how astronomists collect data and learn new information about planets. Find out how far the planets truly are as you learn what it takes to blast off into space!

Wonder how stop motion animation and green screens work? Learn how to create videos like a professional and develop spectacular short films to impress your family and friends! To complete this camp, campers must have access to an Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to download a free stop motion animation app.

If you can think it, you can code it! As we learn about and explore the coding world, we’ll quickly find out that the possibilities are endless! Think about your favorite online game and imagine that you were the one who made it! Strengthen your coding skills in order to solve problems, create artistic animations, and even develop your own game. Let’s code!