South Tampa Summer STEM Camp


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The daily schedule includes:

  • Interactive Engineering Projects
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Presentations
  • Camper-Innovated Designs
  • Coding and Technologies
  • Snack and Lunch Breaks
  • Outdoor Recreational Play
  • Board Games and Strategy Games (early drop-off and after-care only)
  • Themed Videos (after-care only)
  • Guest Speakers (weekly, as available)

South Tampa Camp Details

South Tampa Location

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church 3501 W San Jose St, Tampa, FL 33629.

Camp hours are from 9AM-2PM Students bring their own snacks and lunch. This camp is for children who are entering grades 1-8. Your child will be placed in a section with other children similar in age. Registration includes materials and t-shirt, and any other supplies explicitly mentioned in the camp description.
Adventures in Engineering is co-ed! We highly encourage both girls and boys to attend our camp!
*We are exploring before and after care. If enough parents request this service we can offer it on a pay-as-you-go basis. Be sure to let us know in the registration form comments if you are interested!*

A spot will only be reserved for your child when both the registration form and the payment have been received.

All registrations and payments are final. Refunds will not be issued unless a camp session is canceled or in case of a medical emergency.

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South Tampa Camp Themes

Minecraft Mods and More!(Grades 1-8)

June 11-15, 9 am – 2 pm $275

Summon animals, build towers, make lightning strike, and more! Minecraft is a sandbox game that is designed to allow creative freedom for players while they find supplies (mining), build, and interact with other characters in the game. Students advance at their own rate during this camp, so beginners and more advanced students are both welcome. Students also spend time playing on a group server during class time to accomplish challenges and play mini-games!

Note: No Minecraft student IDs and passwords are required. We will provide full Minecraft access for camp.

**CANCELED** Star Wars (Grades 1-8)

June 18-22, 9 am – 2 pm $240

Star Wars has captivated children for 40 years with the technology, effects and amazing inventions used in “a galaxy far, far away”. Students learn about the forces around them, and have fun exploring the inventions of Star Wars. Discover the real-life adventures of NASA, control a droid, collaborate on projects, and learn code based on the Star Wars movies.

Robotics (Grades 1-8)

June 25-29, 9 am – 2 pm $240

Older grades assemble and program award winning LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots.  Students learn the basics of hardware, software, control loops and sensing.  Students team to complete challenges like following a line, infrared sensing, responding to touch and more.

Younger grades learn the basics of robotics by playing with Ozobot mini-bots.  As beginner “programmers”, students learn how to connect the physical and digital worlds through very simple programming apps.  Ozobots can sense color and follow lines to complete mazes and challenges.  Students also study Makey-Makey, which gives them practice with circuits and programming their own musical instrument using everyday objects.

All ages complete group design and build projects and participate in innovative play that teaches persistence, adaptability, and communication skills.


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For teens who are entering grades 9-12 volunteer camp counselor opportunities are available. If you love any aspect of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and would like to gain volunteer hours in a camp setting this camp is for you!

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  • My son really benefitted from Mrs. Saville's STEM classes and her hands-on approach. STEM classes are the future of engineering and it's important that students develop skills that help them think outside the box, approach a problem creatively and learn to work with others to maximize each team member's talents. Mary Saville's enthusiasm and passion for STEM classes is contagious and the students not only learn the core concepts, but are able to extend and demonstrate that learning!

    -Mother of a middle school student
  • I would definitely recommend taking a class from Mrs. Saville because she uses STEM activities all the time, and those are the activities that help you learn how to solve real world problems. She shows how STEM classes will help you succeed in the real world!

    -11-year old student
  • You have really sparked his enthusiasm for the whole engineering pursuit

    -Mother of a student
  • It is the best class that I ever took! I learned a lot, but at the same time it was very fun. Thursdays were always the high point of the week!

    -High school student
  • I like how we got to use toys to build something new!

    -1st grade student, in reference to an invention challenge
  • I did a teacher education seminar on the weekend for Makedo and showed off your handy work. Teachers were totally inspired. Thank you and thank your class. Your outputs have exceeded my expectations! It’s so exciting to see, and I love how you say that you don’ see it as trash but as materials – that was always our intention with this product. I would absolutely love your lesson plans for these classes.

    -Makedo, a corporate partner who donated material that was then incorporated into our lesson plan
  • Thank you so much for making this possible by taking an interest in our son during class time - he really enjoyed learning from you.

    -Family of an Intro to Engineering student who became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • For the record it was the time I spent in your classes that developed my love of engineering. I am really looking forward to college, and feel that I am well prepared for the challenges. You have been an amazing teacher

    -High school student about to enter college as an engineering major
  • I greatly enjoyed you as a teacher last year. You got me started on SketchUp and I wanted to show you how far I have come: I made a 3D-designed house!

    -14-year old student, after receiving computer design lessons for a semester
  • Mrs. Saville’s Engineering knowledge and STEM approach was invaluable to our son during his high school years. Her enthusiasm and engaging approach helped direct him into pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in college at a school that is in the top 20 engineering programs in the country.

    -Kirsten K