Thank you for your interest in our 2018 Summer Camps

MATH + STEM + debate + critical writing

Please note that admission is limited for each course to ensure the highest quality camp experience for your child. 

 

Weekly Programs (Monday – Friday):

Full Day Camp: 9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Fees:

Incoming 5-6 graders $575/wk + $50 material fee* (12 students max)

Incoming 7-9 graders $595/wk + $50 material fee* (12 students max)

Extended Care and Miscellaneous:

Extended care $25/wk (8AM – 9AM) and after care $75/wk (3PM – 6PM) is available as an option for parents who needs extended care service for our weekly program. Please be aware that late pick up is subject to penalty charge of $1/minute.

Hot lunch  can be purchased from us at $10/day.

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A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
―  Albert Einstein

 

 

Address

9W. 41st Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403

 

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STEM/Maker + MATH Camp (5 – 9 grade)

EDNova Summer STEM/Maker + MATH Camp aims at STEM & mathematically motivated students from grades 5 through 9. The main objective of this camp is to introduce our youth to the elements of STEM & mathematical culture and ideas using age-appropriate activities. The Math Camp combines significant content with a setting that encourages a sense of discovery and excitement about STEM & Mathematics through problem solving and interactive exploration. Our hands-on projects are low-threshold in calculations, high-impact in STEM & Math Content. Our STEM/Maker + Math Camp is structured so that it offers a variety of entry points for different age groups and abilities. This structure will allow students to approach STEM & Math ideas with minimal background, but lead to deep concepts and can be connected to advanced STEM topics & Mathematical ideas in the future. Campers will have more interest, in turn, they will have the most fun while conducting meaningful learning. There will be a $50 material fee per week.

 

The art of debate (5 – 9 grade)

Critical Writing and Effective Argumentation

In a world of ever-expanding diversity and possibility, students need to be prepared to truly hear the others and to be able to respond in a reasoned and calm manner. This week-long section will help students think critically about ethical issues. We will develop both listening and speaking skills as well as the basics research abilities needed to defend a particular position. Learning to speak on topic, to defend students’ own points, and to respectfully engage with others with different points of view are all academic skills which college professors seek in their students. Not to mention it will help students thrive both socially and academically.

 

Advanced essay writing (5 – 9 grade)

Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

Essay writing, based in analyzing an argument, has become an integral part of the SAT Exam. Furthermore, it is also a crucial part of college applications in many cases as well. This section will focus on reading and writing strategies. The curriculum will emphasize on close reading and writing in a variety of essay styles. Students will learn how to effectively analyze an argument to making an effective argument of their own.  Students will perform reasoning assessment to learn how we decide whether or not to trust a website and how to decide which sources are relevant for an argument being made. Students will gain confidence in their ability to think critically about abstract philosophical concepts and to push themselves outside of their comfort zone.

 

Our summer camp schedule and themes are as follows:

Week 1: 6/18-6/22

The Art of Debate: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

STEM: Electric Circuits*

Week 2: 6/25-6/29

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Basic Number Theory & Logic

STEM: Biology – Explore inside the human body using augmented and virtual reality

Week 3: 7/09-7/13

Advanced Essay Writing: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

STEM: Grade 5 & 6 – Explore inside the human body using augmented and virtual reality

STEM: Grade 7, 8, & 9 – Innovate Engineering using Design Thinking

Week 4: 7/16-7/20

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Basic Set Theory + Pascal Triangle

STEM: Grade 5 & 6 – Learn How to Prototype using Design Thinking

STEM: Grade 7, 8, & 9 – Robotics

Week 5: 7/23-7/27

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Basic Counting Theory + Geometric Fractals

STEM: Electric Circuits*

Week 6: 7/30-8/03

The Art of Debate: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

STEM: Grade 5 & 6 – Explore inside the human body using augmented and virtual reality

STEM: Grade 7, 8, & 9 – Innovate and Program with Arduino

Week 7: 8/06-8/10

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Math Competition Training

STEM: Robotics + Mechanics

Week 8: 8/13-8/17

STEM: Creating with Augmented Reality

STEM: Biology – Explore inside the human body using augmented and virtual reality

 

* Campers might work with breadboard, soldering tools, and Arduino.

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