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Our Unique Program

Experience the joy of hands-on STEAM learning in this weekly summer camp designed for students in grades K - 8 who learn by doing. We take campers on learning adventures with weeks of STEAM activities, team-building exercises, and camper-run projects. As inventors-in-training, campers use their imagination, creativity, and engineering to prototype, build, and solve real-world problems. 

Each week follows a different theme, so participants choose one or more weeks depending on their interests and schedule. Join us for one or more weeks to build things that fly, soar, float, and grow!

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Camp Locations and Details


Location: Sacred Heart School, 13718 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

Adventurers: Grades 1 - 8 in August 2023

Session Dates:

Vehicle Fab Lab: June 19-23

Time: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm, M-F

Tuition: $525 per week

*Each session will introduce a different theme. Campers can enroll in the week(s) that work with their schedule.

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Families with financial need can apply for grant assistance.

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What's unique about our STEAM Dream Camp?


Credentialed Educators

Led by credentialed teachers and staff counselors versed in teaching STEAM activities with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1


Kits and Curriculum Designed for Camp

Hands-on learning kits and activities emphasizing observation, creativity, experimentation, and problem solving


Show & Tell Your Own STEAM Stories

Creative activities that invite students to integrate stories with learning experiences, crafting stories they will treasure

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Weekly Journey at a Glance

Campers engage in storytelling, STEAM hands-on exploration, STEAM games, and team projects each week. Our camp themes vary by location so check out our camp registration page for details. Here's a sneak peek of one of our camp themes:

Groovy Automata

Explore simple machines to create automata (singular = automaton). These are mechanical devices made to move in life-like or automated ways. For example, think of a butterfly model where you pull a string to make its wings flap. Imagine you are an inventor asked to develop automata exhibits for a new museum in town. What might you create? That’s what we’ll work on as we learn more about the mechanics of automata!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


STEAM Build: Car on a roll

STEAM Challenge: Simple Automata



Story + Mission

STEAM Build: Flingy Thingy

STEAM Challenge: Butterfly Automata



Story + Mission

STEAM Build: Simple Pulley

STEAM  Challenge: Automata with Pulleys



Story + Mission

STEAM Build: Archimedes Screw

STEAM Challenge: Screws to Our Rescue



Show and tell your story

STEAM Build: Wind at Work

Imagine your next adventure with Automata

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A special thank you to First Tech Federal Credit Union and High-Tech High Heels for your support in the 2023 STEAM Dream Camp.


What should my camper expect for the daily schedule at camp?

Camp activity times are listed below (Please see our camp registration page for pick-up and drop-off times): 


9:00 - 9:45 Team Building Activity 

9:45 - 10:00 SNACK

10:00 - 11:00 STEAM Build

11:00 - 11:10 BREAK

11:10 - 12:00 STEAM Build / Challenge


12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 - 1:50 STEAM Build / Challenge/ Game

1:50 - 2:00 BREAK

2:00 - 3:00 STEAM Team Project

Do you provide lunch and/or snacks?

Orchard Campus

Lunch will be provided at no cost for Orchard students. For non-Orchard students, lunch may be provided for $20.

Sacred Heart Campus

Lunch will not be provided.

If your child(ren) is bringing snacks and lunch, please make sure all food is nut-free. To ensure the safety of our campers and staff with allergies, our camp is nut-free.  We ask that campers and their parents/guardians please respect this policy and only bring lunches and snacks that are nut-free.

Do you offer summer camp in other locations?

We are planning to offer our summer camp at other sites. We will make the announcement with more details in the near future.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for campers?

Vaccination is not required for campers to attend the program. However, we highly recommend eligible campers be vaccinated for their safety and the safety of other campers.

What is the cancelation policy?

If you need to cancel your registration, your request must be in writing to before dates noted below to be considered for refunds. 

     Cancellations made:                         Will receive

     On or prior to May 5, 2023               90% refund 

     On or prior to June 2, 2023              50% refund

     After June 3, 2023                             No credit or refund

If RAFT cancels:

  • If we cancel due to state, county, or school health orders or mandates, you will receive a 90% refund to the original payment method and a 10% credit that can be used through August 31, 2025.
  • If we cancel for any other reason, you can choose between a 100% refund to the original payment method or a 100% credit that can be used through August 31, 2025.
  • If we cancel in the middle of a weekly session due to state, county, or school health orders or mandates, you will receive a prorated credit based on the number of days canceled in that week that can be used through August 31, 2025.

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