STEAM Specialty Camps
For future engineers, artists, and scientists… or anyone who like explosions, building robots, or likes to create things with different media! Get your STEAM fix this summer with two hours of project-based learning, facilitated by the best instructors in town. In addition to Specialty Instruction, campers will enjoy free swim, water games, and other camp activities as well as chugim (free choice activities). On Fridays, campers join the whole camp for Friday FUNday and camp-wide Shabbat programming.
Our goal for Shai STEAM campers is to engage them in hands-on educational projects. Studies show that engaging in summer enrichment-style programs increases academic engagement and performance during the school year. Who says science and engineering can’t be educational AND fun!?
June 5 – August 18
Session 1, 6, and 7:$560/week
Session 2, 3, 4, and 5: $1120/session
Session One: June 5 — 9
Session Two: June 12 – 23
Session Three: June 26 — July 7
July 5 — 7 (Three days)
Session Four: July 10 — 21
Session Five: July 24 — August 4
Session Six: August 7 — 11
Session Seven: August 14 — 18
Calling all campers with a green thumb! Get ready to get your hands dirty and learn all about gardening and the local food systems here in Colorado! In this session, campers will travel to EKAR Farm, a beautiful garden on the DAT’s property, which roots its programming in universal Jewish values of protecting and sustaining the earth.
MadScience: STEM-Ulating Science Sampler
Grab your lab coats and get ready to discover the exciting world of STEM as you explore different science and engineering concepts with Mad Science! The kids will explore experiments from chemistry, engineering, biology, and much more!!
MadScience – NASA: Voyage to the Stars
Developed by NASA and Mad Science, this camp will send students on an expedition to infinity and beyond as they explore our Earth’s atmosphere, the outer reaches of our solar system, galaxies far, far away – and everywhere in between! Explore exciting developments in space travel, technology, astronomy, and more as you create your own projects to take home each day!
Space Creature Art
Come make your favorite space creature. On our journey through the galaxy, we’ll explore lots of art mediums all while creating creatures with so many eyes, we might just lose count. We believe art builds confidence, critical thinking/problem solving skills, and self-esteem.
Glow in the Dark Art
What do fireflies, night lights, headlamps, B-12 vitamins, and this week at Camp Shai have in common? They all glow in the dark! Come explore, discover, and create glow-in-the-dark art projects! Through mixed media, learn different techniques and forms to create art you can see during the day and night. Join luminescent artist and educator, Todd Laden, to explore this novel style of art.
Is your camper interested in trying their hand at clay this summer? In this session, campers will learn the fundamentals of ceramics such as pinching, coiling, and slab building at the JCC Ceramics Studio! Under the instruction of our talented artists, campers will have the chance to make something each day as they explore this art form!
Thinker Tinker Workshop (Wood Working)
Grades K – 1, Session 2, 3, 5
Grades 2 – 6, Session 3, 4, 5
Thinker Tinker Workshop is an interactive and project-based way for campers to learn to create and design with their hands. Thinker Tinker Workshop is designed to teach boys and girls practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. Taught by Alice Sampson, a retired educator and a firm believer in hands-on experience as an effective means of teaching.