Our Unique Program
RAFT’s transformative camp serves as a catalyst, awakening the innate brilliance within each child and guiding them to discover their true passion in STEAM. Through carefully curated activities, we provide a structured framework that nurtures their creativity, gradually empowering them to think creatively and reflectively. As they embark on this 4 week journey, students transform their concepts into tangible projects, showcasing their innovative endeavors to the community. This immersive experience not only fosters a deep understanding of STEAM but also cultivates essential future-ready skills.
What's unique about our STEAM Dream Camp?
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
Camp 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:
Crafting Cool Gadgets
Campers dive into design and engineering, creating innovative gadgets for various tasks. They define and solve problems, developing prototypes for gadgets. The week culminates in a showcase of creativity and sales pitches to the community.
|Engage and set expections
|Creativity & collaboration
|STEAM Kit: Engineering, experimentation, application
|Group STEAM Challenge: Design, prototype, iterate, engineer
|Norms & expectations
Our camp's dates and hours vary by location, we have full and part day options. Please check with your child's school or district for details.
We are closed on Juneteenth (June 19th) and Independence Day (July 4th).
The cost varies based on the duration and activities included. We provide detailed pricing on our website, and there may be early bird discounts or scholarships available. Please check with your child's school district to see if this might be offered at no cost to the families
Our summer camp is designed for children aged 5-14 years. We tailor activities to ensure a positive experience for each age group.
Safety is our top priority. We have trained staff, first aid kits, emergency protocols, and we conduct thorough background checks on all our staff members.
Absolutely! We encourage parents to visit our facilities during designated open house events or schedule a tour to see the camp environment and meet the staff.
Activities vary by sites and length of our day. Our camp offers a variety of activities including themes such as Tech Unplugged, STEAM puppet theater, Planet Protectors, Groovy machines and Cool Gadgets. We provide a diverse range to cater to different interests.
We take dietary restrictions and allergies seriously. Parents can provide information on their child's dietary needs during registration, and our kitchen staff will ensure appropriate meals.
We maintain a low camper-to-counselor ratio to ensure personalized attention and a safe environment. The specific ratio depends on the age group and activity.
Depending on the camp, we may offer transportation options. Please directly check with the school district for more information.
We have clear behavior guidelines for campers. In the event of any behavioral issues, our staff is trained to address them appropriately, ensuring a positive experience for all campers.
We have contingency plans for inclement weather. Activities may be moved indoors, or alternative plans will be implemented to ensure a fun and safe experience for campers.
If you need to cancel your registration, your request must be in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org before dates noted below to be considered for refunds.
|On or prior to May 6th, 2024
|On or prior to June 3rd, 2024
|After June 3rd, 2024
|No credit or refund
If RAFT cancels:
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.