Early drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m. Bring your child to the school’s front porch, where you will be met by Mike Demianiuk 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 Mike Demianiuk or one of the STEAM Camp staff members about a potential extended day service when they arrive on any given morning.
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!
Deja Williams, Innovation Coordinator
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!
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.
Janice Brooks, Counselor Coordinator
Ms. Brooks is a performing arts youth development specialist with a focus in choreography and dance. In between her time running her own youth focused dance company, Ms. Brooks serves as a K-12 substitute teacher. Ms. Brooks enjoys the challenge of exploring the artistic side of STEAM camp and helping youth find their creative "voice" in expressing themselves.
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 Bird Special: $50 off for those who enroll and pay by January 31.
A Summer of STEAM Discovery
The Cathedral School’s summer STEAM Camp combines immersion in the fields ofScience, 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 five groups: Peacocks (Rising K), Bees (Rising 1st), Cardinals (Rising 2nd), Hawks (Rising 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 day, 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.
With additional space on our campus, our dedicated STEAM Teachers have constructed an Aqua Zone outside of the Library and Media Center 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!
Under direction of our STEAM Teachers, campers will utilize the
Cathedral School of St. John the Divine’s 13-acre campus and playgrounds, which provides a wonderful landscape for campers to collaborate in age-appropriate activities, while also learning to build community within their camp groups.
The Cathedral School recently opened its doors to our Expansion, including a new Library and Media Center and Innovation Lab. Campers will be able to utilize this space to take their knowledge, creativity, and passion and make their designs come to life. With the use of 3D printers, Dash robots, film and music equipment, as well as a dedicated staff, 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 the STEAM Camp Director, Mike Demianiuk campers are ensured to leave thrilled about their knowledge and love of STEAM. MIX-IT-UP activities include: constructing 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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