Full STEAM Ahead!

We will explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and the arts through dynamic project based learning with an emphasis on the underpinning mathematical principles. Campers will be engaged in fun learning activities during which they will deeply engage and build understanding about some of the scientific and modern world’s biggest questions. We will also visit topic related sites during field trips each week to gain first hand knowledge to be put to immediate use in individual weekly projects. These projects will be presented at the end of each week for parents and friends to admire.

The certified educators created the program curriculum integrating NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), Montessori principles, and an emphasis on guiding young learners with big ideas. Come explore STEAM with us!

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Age 6 to 12  (children who are currently in 1st through 6th grade)

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


  • 7/15 – 7/19
  • 7/22 – 7/26
  • 7/29 – 8/2
  • 8/5 – 8/9

Price: $385 per week, $1463 for all 4 weeks

  • $50 Application Fee per camper
  • Non refundable deposit of $100 per session is due at registration.  
  • Minimum 12 campers is required, Deposit is refunded if this requirement is not met

Before Care

Per Day Per Week All 4 weeks
7:00 – 8:00 $8 $30 $114

After Care

Per Day Per Week All 4 weeks
4:00 – 5:00 $8 $30 $114
4:00 – 6:00 $18 $80 $304

Week 1 (7/15 – 7/19) : Science

What is steam? Hands-on exploration of matter by examining H2O and the power of steam!
Field trip destination: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Washington, DC

Week 2 (7/22 – 7/26): Technology

How do we harness steam? Explore how technology makes simple tasks easier by designing and building simple machines! We will discover how energy transfers happen all around us every day!
Field trip destination: Adventure Park USA; Moravia, MD

Week 3 (7/29 – 8/2): Engineering

How do steam-powered engines work? Put your mechanic hat on! We will deconstruct engines to discover how they work and build our own.
Field trip destination: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Washington, DC

Week 4 (8/5 – 8/9): The Arts

What steam-powered invention will you create?
Field trip destination: Franklin Institute; Philadelphia, PA

*Field trip destinations subject to change

Meet the program creator and camp counselors

Shandra Dohoney

  • BA in Art Education
  • Masters of Education
  • Montessori Teacher Training for ages 2.5-6+
  • 5 years Montessori teaching experience
  • 7 further years general childcare experience
  • Featured in the magazine ‘What’s Up? Annapolis: Teachers’ in January, 2018.

Shandra Dohoney holds a BA in Art Education (K-12) from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. She also has completed the Association Montessori Internationale Primary (ages 2.5-6+) training through the Washington Montessori Institute and obtained an MEd from Loyola University. She is in her 5th year of teaching at a Montessori school in Annapolis, MD. In addition to this, she has also spent a further 5 years in other childcare and education related positions. Shandra was interviewed and featured in the magazine “What’s Up? Annapolis: Teachers” in January 2018. Shandra is passionate about working with children of all ages in an effort to guide them to be responsible, global citizens and create a brighter future for our world.

Rebecca Ache

  • BS in Physics
  • BA in Art
  • Masters of Teaching in Science Education
  • 7 years Teaching experience
  • 2018 MAST Award of Excellence in Middle School Science Education

Rebecca Ache obtained a BA in Art, and a BS in Physics from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and a MAT in Science Education from UMBC. She is in her seventh year teaching and has spent the last five years teaching in Howard County Public Schools. Rebecca collaborates with the county on the eighth grade science curriculum and is coordinator for the after school programming at her middle school. Rebecca received the MAST Award of Excellence in Middle School Science Education in 2018. Rebecca is inspired by the power of questions and helping all students develop and grow through exploration of answering their own questions while using their imagination.

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