Camp Information

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  • Fees

    2018 Camp Fees 

    One week$575
    Two weeks$1,100
    Three weeks$1,575
    Four weeks$2,000
    Five weeks$2,500
    Six weeks$3,000
    Early drop off$35 per week
    Extended Day$7 per half hour
    After hours fee$20 for pick-ups after 5:00 pm

    Deposit: $150 non-refundable deposit due immediately upon receipt of invoice.
  • Meet Our Staff

    Emmanuel Saldana, Camp Director

    During the school year, Mr. Saldana teaches Upper School social studies and acts as the 8th grade dean. When the sun begins to shine and the flowers bloom, he breaks out his tool belt and gloves and begins to create, build, and construct a summer full of projects, learning, laughter, and fun! I hope you will join us this summer!

    Shawna Altdorf, Classroom Teacher

    From September to June Ms. Altdorf teachers Upper School science and math and serves as the 7th-grade dean. Once the school year is over, Ms. Altdorf leads the 4th/5th/6th grade STEAM campers as they explore the world around them. Some of her favorite STEAM camp labs include building paper rollercoasters and the annual wind-powered car challenge! In her spare time, Ms. Altdorf enjoys birding in New York and playing soccer. 

    Stephanie Daughenbaugh, Classroom Teacher

    Ms. Daughenbaugh is thrilled to be joining the STEAM camp team this year! During the school year, she teaches third grade at the Cathedral School. This summer, she is eager to educate rising 2nd and 3rd graders by exploring and experimenting with sustainability, coding, engineering, and more!

    Michael Demianiuk, Classroom Teacher
     
    Mr. Demianiuk loves to spend his summers building, experimenting, and having fun at STEAM camp. He teaches first grade during the school year and spends his time coming up with new STEAM projects for next summer. When he's not working, he likes to explore the five boroughs, sampling as many pizzerias as he can!

    Tiffany Williams, Classroom Teacher
     
    Ms. Williams teaches 2nd grade during the school year. During STEAM camp she is busy planting flowers, exploring bee bots and creating lava lamps with rising Kindergarteners. Her favorite part of STEAM camp is leading wacky and fun mix-it up activities. From creating your own bouncy balls, edible clay and making your own slime, she enjoys it all. She loves spending time with her family visiting the zoo, flying kites and spending time outdoors. 


    Terry Pfeifer, Activities Teacher

    During the school year Mr. Pfeifer serves as the Athletic Director at The Cathedral School, and has over 20 years of experience in physical education and as a director at summer camps in New Jersey. He is excited to join the Summer STEAM program.

    Scott Mesloh, Activities Teacher

    Mr. Mesloh teaches physical education to both lower and upper school students at The Cathedral School. He coaches each season including varsity soccer, basketball and baseball. He has worked at many different summer camps ever since he has been in high school and is looking forward to joining the STEAM summer program.
  • Camp Schedule

    Early Morning Room     8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    Camp Begins            
    9:15 a.m.
    STEAM Morning Meeting 
    9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
    STEAM Lesson 
    9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
    Snack & Bathroom 
    10:50 - 11:10 a.m.
    MIX-IT-UP 
    11:15 - 11:50 a.m.
    Lunch 
    12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
    Summer Activities with the STEAM Counselor Team! 
    12:45 - 2:30 p.m.
    Afternoon Snack 
    2:40 - 2:55 p.m.
    Dismissal 
    3:00 p.m.
    Extended Day 
    3:15 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch

    Each day the students will have lunch in their classrooms, but will also have picnic-style lunches on the Cathedral campus. Please include nut-free food items to ensure the safety of every camper. We appreciate your consideration for students with severe allergies. Children will be instructed to not trade or share food items as packaging and labeling can vary from bag to bag. This includes candies, snacks, granola bars, trail mixes, and many other seemingly innocuous food items. We appreciate efforts made to ensure the safety of all students.  
  • Early Morning and Extended Day

    Early drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m. Bring your child to the school’s front porch, where you will be met by Emmanuel Saldana or one of the STEAM Camp classroom teachers. The charge will be $35 per week.
     
    After dismissal at 3:00 p.m., we offer an extended day until 5:00 p.m. Students will have an unstructured free time to work on their projects, or begin something entirely new and self-driven. Additionally, campers can choose to play organized games outdoors. This part of the day will be supervised by our STEAM Camp Activities Teachers and Counselors. If you plan on signing your child up for extended day, the charge will be $7 per half hour and $20 for pick-ups after 5:00 p.m. Parents may notify Emmanuel Saldana or one of the STEAM Camp staff members about a potential extended day service when they arrive on any given morning.
  • Field Trips & Special Guests

    Each week, campers will either take a field trip to further enrich their STEAM learning, or STEAM Camp will welcome guests presenters and organizations!

    Examples of past field trips include: Brooklyn Grange, Yonkers Science Barge, and the National Museum of Mathematics.

    Past guest presenters include: Construction Kids, Presto Robotics, VR Reality, and Mario the Magician

    2018 Schedule:

    Living Green with STEAM (Week 1): Harlem Grown

    The Power of H2O (Week 2): Dynamic H20 at The Children's Museum

    Circuit Circus (Week 3): Long Island Children's Museum

    Beyond R2D2 (Week 4): Thursday, July 19: Presto Robotics
                                               Friday, July 20: Staten Island Makerspace

    Block-by-Block (Week 5): Coming soon!

    Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Vibe: (Week 6): Museum of Moving Image
  • Forms & Camp Letters

A Summer of STEAM Discovery

The Cathedral School’s summer STEAM Camp combines immersion in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math with classic summer camp activities for 5-12 year olds. Our STEAM Camp encourages collaborative problem-solving, critical thinking, risk-taking and perseverance through project-based learning. From field trips to summertime carnivals, our campers’ days are filled with fun.
 
Each week, STEAM Camp focuses on a specific theme. Campers spend the morning participating in age-appropriate projects geared towards instilling a passion for exploration and creative thinking. Each classroom is staffed with a senior classroom teacher and Cathedral alumni counselors. 

Every afternoon campers will enjoy activities led by The Cathedral School’s Athletic Director and PE teachers on our 13-acre campus or in the surrounding parks and playgrounds. 
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