RAFT STEAM Dream Camp 2023

Our Impact

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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.

STEAM Dream Camp overarching objectives (2)

What's unique about our STEAM Dream Camp?

RAFT 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

RAFT STEAM Dream Camp

Kits and Curriculum Designed for Camp

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

RAFT STEAM Dream Camp

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.

A day at a glance
Activity Outcome/focus
Introduce challenge/exploration Engage and set expections
Makermindsets Creativity & collaboration
Exploration #1 STEAM Kit: Engineering, experimentation, application
Exploration #2 Group STEAM Challenge: Design, prototype, iterate, engineer
Review Reflection
Clean up Norms & expectations

Contact Us

We're happy to answer any questions related to STEAM Dream Camp:

Student Programs
summerprogram@raft.net

Interested in hosting a STEAM Camp at your location?

Contact us:

Education Team
education@raft.com

FAQ

What are the dates and hours of the camp?

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).

What is the cost of the summer camp?

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

What is the age range for campers?

Our summer camp is designed for children aged 5-14 years. We tailor activities to ensure a positive experience for each age group.

What safety measures are in place?

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.

Can I visit the camp before enrolling my child?

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.

What activities are offered at the camp?

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.

How are dietary restrictions and allergies handled?

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.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

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.

Is transportation provided to and from the camp?

Depending on the camp, we may offer transportation options. Please directly check with the school district for more information.

How are behavioral issues handled?

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.

What happens in case of inclement weather?

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.

What is the refund policy? How do I withdraw from the program if my plans change?

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

Cancellations made Will receive
On or prior to May 6th, 2024 90% refund
On or prior to June 3rd, 2024 50% refund
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.