2020 Summer STEAM Camps have finished

Thanks for everyone who attended our 2020 Summer Camps! We can't wait to see you again in 2021!

At Ignite, your child's safety is our primary concern. STEAM learning is collaborative and students learn best from each other. To create a safe lab that still allows for protected collaboration, we have changed themes and STEAM activities to allow for individual ingenuity, limited camp size to 8-10 campers, and put in place stringent cleaning protocols. Please be aware that we recommend that teachers wear face masks, but if a teacher has a medical condition that prohibits the wearing of a face covering, we will not require the use of face masks. Click here for our complete COVID-19 safety guidelines.  

What do camps look like?

Each week has a different STEAM theme. Each day campers experience new activities and exciting experiments. Your child will be welcomed at the door, wash their hands, and get busy building their first activity. Campers are active and excitedly working. The space is filled with the noise of creative engineering and collaboration. This year, we won't get to collaborate as closely on our challenges, but we'll find ways to work together! Cardboard, recyclable materials, markers, all colors of tape, wheels, dowels, and craft supplies are ready for kids to use while building. We will offer a snack time, but most kids want to just keep working! By the end of the week, campers will have applied new concepts and skills to the scientific and design thinking process to creatively problem solve and build new inventions.

2020 half-day weekly Summer Camps run June 15, 2020 through August 11, 2020.  Morning sessions will meet from 9:30-12:00. Afternoon sessions will meet from 1:30-4:00.

Most of our camps are designed for kids who will be enrolled in Second grade through Eighth grade in the fall.  We have a special Literature and STEAM camp planned for children who will be enrolled in Kindergarten, First, and Second grade next year called How Things Work! Check it out - it's a great way to help prepare your child for school!


 We've got 6 spots available for summer camps!

2 spots remain for our morning Science Sleuths camp the week of July 20 - 24

4 spots remain for our morning Toy Makers camp the week of July 27 - 31  

Sign Up Now!

Registration is closed for all other summer camps 

Contact Beth Kinzer at beth@igniteingenuity.org for more details.

2020 Camps List

Ingenious Girls

July 6-10

Ingenious Girls will explore the “A” in STEAM adding a touch of personalized flair to their engineering innovations.  Twirling bots, handmade mechanical toys, and Light-up art will be the highlights of this week.

2nd-3rd, 4th-8th


How Things Work

July 13-17, August 3-7

This year, I am super excited to invite rising Kindergarten, first, and second graders to join us for our literature based “How Things Work” camps. Each day we’ll read new stories, build bridges like Iggy, build a pet carrier with Maxine, and imagine the possibilities transforming a simple box into a glorious invention with Molly Lou.

How Things Work is great hands-on introduction to STEAM camp for young learners. Literature will be integrated with science, engineering, and art as campers develop the imagination, determination, and innovation of their favorite book characters.



All Things STEAM

July 13-17

Hey, Elementary kids! What do dry ice, marble runs, bouncy balls, and magnet cars have in common? They are all things you will do at camp this week!

This week gives elementary students the opportunity to dive into the world of ingenious STEAM thinking through a new experiment or engineering challenge each day.  These hands-on activities will get messy-so come prepared!



Cardboard Arcade

August 10-14

A box is never just a box. Use your creativity to transform a box into an arcade game. At the beginning of the week, we’ll learn how build simple machines that can be used as working levers, flappers, and gears to activate your You will take home your arcade game and challenge your family for the highest score!



Let's Go 2: Propulsion and Motors

June 15-19, June 29-July 3

Older Elementary and Middle School students who have experience building with recyclables will be challenged to build a ping-pong launcher and modify its design for accuracy and consistency. We will also build motorized cars and be challenged to a motorized boat regatta.



Toy Makers

July 27-31

What toys can you build? We will use recycled materials to design and build toys. This camp is perfect for out-of-the box thinkers who love to bring their ideas to life.

This camp will introduce kids to the Laws of Motion, engineering, and the design process as they build unique toys and games.



Let's Go: Propulsion and Gravity

June 15-19, June 29-July 3

Cars, Boats, and Rockets. What do they all have in common? They all need fuel to go and gravity can be disastrous! We will explore things that fizz, pop, and bang, and propel vehicles with chemical, water, and air propulsion.

Let’s Go introduces kids to physics and Newton’s Laws of Motion as they build and test their own cars, boats, and launchers from recycled materials.



Science Sleuths: Believe it or Not?

June 22-26, July 20-24

This week campers will answer the questions that plague us all. We’ll form hypotheses and test our theories to confirm or deny folk lore and legends such as “The 5 second rule!” and “It’s so hot you could fry and egg!”

Biologists and chemists develop hypotheses, test their ideas, and record the results. This week we’ll use our scientific skill to conduct some awesome experiments!

2nd-4th, 5th-8th


Toy Makers 2

July 27-31, August 3-7

Toy fanatics, ready for a design challenge? Ignite Toy company is looking for new toys to sell! Campers will prototype and build a toy and pitch it to the Ignite Toy Design team. Will your toy be chosen?

This camp is a week-long design challenge based on a real-life scenario. It is a great fit for creative, innovative thinkers who like to take on a challenge and share their inventions! Campers will also be introduced to the marketing process. After designing and building their toy, campers will create a marketing plan to “pitch” their ideas to the Ignite Toy Design Team.



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