STEAM camp

Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.

For campers entering grades 2 through 8, STEAM are the best Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math summer camp programs around. All STEAM camps are held at the Big Camp in Reisterstown (note – STEAM campers can take the bus to camp and from camp OR parents can drop off and pick up each day).

Week 1: June 24 – June 28

Bakery Wars:

Each young baker will become the master of their own delicious destiny this week! Embark on a delectable journey, craft your own unique recipes, and engage in friendly baking competitions amongst your friends. From mouth watering cupcakes to heavenly pastries, the week will include a delightful blend of flour, sugar, and creativity!


Enter the exciting world of robotics, where creativity and innovation shine! Discover the basics of mechanics, electronics, and coding to fuel your curiosity. Use your creativity and problem-solving skills to tackle fun tasks and navigate obstacle courses too! (Please note: this camp focuses on hands-on mechanical coding and building robots but does not delve into complex online coding).

Week 2: July 1 – July 5 (no camp on July 4)

Diner Wars: 

Budding chefs will create and master their very own diner-style recipes this week! From mouth watering appetizers to tantalizing desserts (and everything in between), campers will craft culinary delights and face-off in friendly competition, vying for the coveted title of “Best Diner Chef.” Get ready for a week of delicious showdowns, epic flavors, and the ultimate quest to reign supreme in the kitchen!

Tattered Hatters:

Ignite your artistic flair and explore the magical world of hat-making, by turning everyday items into fantastical headpieces that showcase your unique style and creativity! Design your own hats using vibrant papers, fabrics, and ordinary materials to make extraordinary creations inspired by wizards, witches, princesses, pirates, and more!

Week 3: July 8 – 12

Steamy Science:

Dive into a world of hands-on experiments, engineering projects, artistic creations, and mathematical puzzles all focused on steam (real steam!) From dry ice and states of matter to water cycle experiments, campers will have the opportunity to experience the thrilling fusion of science and condensation!


Get your chef hats on because it’s time to cook up a storm, spark your creativity, and build your very own delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But you won’t be sticking to the basics—oh no! Keep your eyes open for some fun secret ingredients that you’ll have to incorporate into your recipes, so no one gets “Chopped!”

Week 4: July 15 – 19

Cupcake Decorating:

Get ready to become the Cupcake Picasso of your dreams! It’s time for the sweetest camp in town- a week filled with frosting, sprinkles, and sugary fun! Turn ordinary cupcakes into extraordinary edible masterpieces… from animal face cupcakes and floral cupcakes to “hamburger” cupcakes and more, this week is sure to have your taste buds doing a happy dance!

Video Production:

Immerse yourself in the art of visual storytelling, make your own music video, pretend to be a news anchor, and more in this fun, hands-on camp where imagination knows no bounds! Journey through the realms of video pre-production, production, and post-production. From crafting your unique stories to capturing captivating footage and snapping brilliant photos, elevate your skills as you learn the secrets of composition and editing, and then turn your week’s media collection into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Science of Earth, Wind, and Fire:

Dive into exciting outdoor activities and exploration, wildlife discovery, and hands-on experiments that focus on Earth and the environment. Study plants and animals from every land and aquatic ecosystem, explore the wonders of the natural world, and learn how to become stewards of our planet through fun experiments and both indoor/outdoor adventure!

STEAM campers will participate in fun and exciting STEAM activities during the day (see schedule below), and they also will enjoy swimming, nature, waterfront, sports and more, including the Camp Carnival, Shabbat, Flagpole and more!  Check out the traditional daily schedule below as to what a day-in-the-life will be for STEAM Campers.

9:25 AMCampers join their STEAM Unit with their STEAM Counselor and Unit Head
9:30 AMMifkad or Flag raising
9:50 AMSTEAM Activities
12:15 PMLunch
12:50 PMSTEAM Activity
1:40 PMSwim or General Camp Activity
2:30 PMSwim or General Camp Activity
3:20 PMSnack and clean up
3:58 PMDepart Camp

STEAM Camp, Summer 2023

Week 1: June 19 – June 23

Use the most ordinary objects, like cardboard, to make the most extraordinary things! The sky is the limit… make a building, build a town, design a mall, construct an amusement park… let your imagination run wild in this fun hands-on building class!
If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make cupcakes so precious and ornate and if competition is your middle name, then this is the perfect camp class for you! Begin the week focusing on the basics of making cupcakes – practice measuring, mixing, baking, frosting, and preparing to compete against your friends during the last two days of baking battles! May the best team win the title, “Best Cupcake of 2023!”

Week 2: June 26 – June 30

Using music, art, dance, videography, photography, poetry, and other games/fun activities to learn about yourselves, practice teamwork, and acquire important life skills. This camp class will keep you excited, enthusiastic, and engaged!
From Earth to the outer planets, explore the physics of space, how astronauts live, and launch different kinds of rockets! Campers will take home a rocket at the end of the week to keep!

Week 3: July 3 – July 7
(no camp July 4)

Budding chemists will learn about the elements on an interactive Period Table and conduct experiments using scientific principles. Create your own slime recipes, mix eruptions, cause explosions, and even make elephant toothpaste!

Following specific criteria, work together in small teams to create recipes that will be judged by your counselors as part of a blind taste test! Some of the competitions will be head-to-head using exactly the same ingredients; and other competitions will include secret ingredients with slight variations to help shake things up… may the best team win!

Week 4: July 10 – July 14

This camp is perfect for girls and boys who love nature and adventure, and who want to discover new survival skills. Learn how to build shelters, cook outdoors, tie knots, implement important first-aid tips and tricks, and more. All the fun that you have and everything that you learn will stick with you forever!
Conduct science experiments that will create works of art for you to take home! Explore the full color spectrum, make your own playdough, and use chemistry, physics, and engineering principles to create masterpieces. From tie-dye to ice sculptures, this will be the perfect blend between rainbows and eruptions!
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