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Summer 2021


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Register today for SUNY Oswego's STEAM Camp!


  • Dates: August 2-5, 2021 or august 9-12, 2021

  • Choose morning afternoon or both! 

  • Ages 7-14

  • All Sessions located at Marano Campus Center, SUNY Oswego Campus, Oswego, NY

As the demand for talented coders, game developers, robotics engineers, and designers continues to increase, many families are turning to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education in the summer to enhance their children’s skills and knowledge. SUNY Oswego's Division of Extended Learning  STEAM Summer Camp is a fun, interactive, and uniquely designed program that allows students to

  • explore,
  • imagine,
  • collaborate,
  • create,
  • and problem solve,

all while learning 21st-century skills that will help them succeed in school and beyond.  STEAM Quest classes provided small and large group learning with very low student to teacher ratios.

The Experiment Session

August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

  1. Water cycle game where students learn about the water cycle while collecting beads.
  2. Science of kickball- acceleration and friction
  3. Using the sun for art- paper that changes color in the sun
  4. Butterflies and coffee filters
  5. Scientists use anemometers to measure wind speed.
  6. Elephant Toothpaste
  7. Physical Science: Making lip balm. Measure and compare the melting point of beeswax and of beeswax and coconut oil mixture.  Finish with your own lip balm.

STEM Here There & Everywhere!

August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Each session students will receive a new bag filled with items needed to perform the day’s activity.  Students will use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to explore the following topics:

  1. Force and motion—test the strength of force and motion using Ozobts and marbles, design a maze with Legos and straws, using math skills predict and measure distance and force
  2. Water—test how sounds travel underwater, play online water games, build a boat that floats, explore volume, water conservation
  3. Properties of colors and light –create flipbooks to explain transparent-translucent & opaque, use mirrors to explain reflection and refraction, use flashlights to answer questions and create codes using color titles
  4. Animal habitats—use Lego engineering kits to build animal, use art supplies to design the habitat, grow crystals to place in art project habitat.

Team Building

August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In this camp, you will learn how to break down, study, and improve your team player skills. You will learn how to use your observation skills and deductive reasoning in a variety of games and social experiments to determine the best way to be a team player.  Students will participate in activities like Break Out Rooms, Using Ozobots to problem solve, playing Roblox, building bridges, solving puzzles with missing pieces, students will play the game Among US and other specially designed team building activities.  Students will work in small groups.


Robotics and Coding

August 2, 2021 thru August 5, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


August 9, 2021 - August 12, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Students will be exposed to building, engineering, programming, and coding activities.  Students will work with various types of robots, including ones they create themselves, to perform given tasks.  Students will create their own video games using a variety of platforms including Bloxels and Scratch.  The class will participate in challenges and competitions using the robots they learned about, including Ozobots, Meepers, Mindstorms and WeDo’s