Camp Information

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  • Fees

    Non-refundable 2019 Camp Fees 

    One Session$1,150
    Two Sessions$2,050
    Three Sessions$3,000
    Single Week / À la Carte$625
    Early Drop Off$8 per half hour (7:15-9:15 a.m.)
    Extended Day$7 per half hour (3:00-5:00 p.m.)
    After Hours Fee$10 per half hour for pick-ups after 5:00 p.m.

    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, STEAM 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. 

    Michael Demianiuk, STEAM 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!

    John Howard, STEAM Teacher

    Mr. Howard is an afterschool specialist who has been working with The Cathedral School afterschool program for the last few years teaching coding, game design, architecture, and city urban planning. He has a love and passion for technology and innovation and hopes to bring those skills to the STEAM Camp this summer. When Mr. Howard is not not in the classroom, you might find him on the ice or roller rink playing hockey! He can’t wait to join STEAM Camp with our Cardinals (rising second graders).

    Deja Williams, STEAM Teacher

    Ms. Williams teaches K-2 science during the school year. She has a passion for science and art and loves finding ways to marry the two. In her free time, she enjoys making biological drawings of plants and animals. STEAM camp gives her yet another way to explore her passions and she cannot wait engage in a summer full of creative fun!

    Josie Tejada, Classroom Teacher
    Terry Pfeifer, STEAM 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 come back this year for STEAM Camp.

    Scott Mesloh, STEAM 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 STEAM Camp again this summer.
  • Camp Schedules

  • Lunch

    Parents should provide lunch for their children each day. 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 $8 per half hour.
    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 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and $10 per half hour 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.

    2019 Schedule:

    Living Green with STEAM (Week 1): 
    K - 1 (Wednesday, June 26): Dockside Ecology @ South Street Seaport
    2 - 3 (Thursday, June 27): Dockside Ecology @ South Street Seaport 
    4 - 6 (Wednesday, June 26): Sailing & Dockside Ecology Program

    The Power of H2O (Week 2): 
    K - 1 (Wednesday, July 3): Randall's Island Urban Farm
    2 - 6 (Tuesday, July 2): Randall's Island Urban Farm

    Circuit Circus (Week 3):
    K - 6 (Thursday, July 11): Mario the Magician 

    Beyond R2D2 (Week 4):
    K - 2 (Wednesday, July 17): RoboFun Workshop at Cathedral
    3 - 6 (Thursday, July 18): Jump Into the Light

    Block-by-Block (Week 5): 
    K - 6 (Wednesday, July 24): Rye Playland

    STEAM Design (Week 6): 
    K - 2 (Wednesday, July 31): NY Hall of Science Design Lab + Connected Worlds Exihibit
    3 - 6 (Thursday, August 1):  NY Hall of Science Design Lab + Connected Worlds Exhibit
  • 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.
For each two-week session, STEAM Camp focuses on a specific theme. Campers are divided into four groups: Peacocks (Rising K), Bees (Rising 1st), Hawks (Rising 2nd/3rd), and Cougars (Rising 4th-6th). 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. 
    • Our New Innovation Lab

Program Highlights

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  • Aqua Zone & Outdoor Fun

    With additional space on our campus, our dedicated STEAM Teachers have constructed an Aqua Zone outside of the new Innovation Lab that is guaranteed to provide a break from the summer heat! Campers will be able to splash and play, and even cool off with a popsicle on those hot summer days!

    In addition, with the direction of our STEAM Teachers, Mr. Pfeifer and Mr. Mesloh utilize the
    Cathedral School of St. John the Divine’s 13-acre campus, which provides a wonderful landscape for campers to collaborate in age-appropriate activities, while also learning to build community within their camp groups.
  • Innovation Lab, Library & Media Center

    In late February 2019, the Cathedral School opened its doors to our Expansion Project, including a new Library and Media Center and Innovation Lab. Campers will be able to utilize these spaces to take their knowledge, creativity, and passion and make their designs come to life. With the use of a Lego wall, 3D printers, film and music equipment, all managed by a dedicated staff member, campers will begin to thrive on our STEAM Team.

    The MIX-IT-UP activity time where campers will learn and reinforce the STEAM theme of the week through a fun summer camp activity! With a blend of art, science, and problem-solving, and led by STEAM Camp Director Emmanuel Saldana, campers are ensured to leave thrilled about their knowledge and love of STEAM. MIX-IT-UP activities include: building gliders and planes, recycled art, create your own slime, build a Minecraft town, healthy cooking, balloon powered cars, exploding volcanoes, architecture design, Scratch Jr., Lego Madness, bottle rockets, and more to come!
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