Thank you for your interest in our 2019 Summer Camps

MATH + STEM + Python

debate + critical writing

Please note that spots are limited for each camp to ensure the highest quality experience for your child. 

 

Weekly Programs (Monday – Friday):

Full Day Camp: 9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Fees: (Max 12 student in each camp)

Math + STEM: $579/wk + $50 material fee*

Critical Writing/Debate + STEM: $579/wk + $50 material fee*

Full day STEM camp: $595/wk + $50 material fee*

Full day Python camp: $1195/2wk (This is a 2-wk camp)

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.

Lunches 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

 

 

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

 

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STEM + Maker Camp (5 – 9 grade)

EDNova Summer STEM + Maker Camp is perfect for STEM motivated students from grades 5 through 9. The main objective of this camp is to introduce our youth to the elements of STEM + Maker culture and ideas. We offer fun activities that are challenging to our campers. Our STEM + Maker Camp combines significant content with a setting that encourages a sense of discovery and excitement through hands-on problem solving and interactive exploration. Our projects are low-threshold in calculations, high-impact in STEM content. Our 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 + Maker ideas with minimal background, but lead to deep conceptual understanding and can be connected to advanced STEM topics & ideas in the future. Campers will have a lot of fun at camp, in turn, they will become more curious at the topics, thus, develop more interest in 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.

 

Python Game design + Coding (7 – 10 grade)

The programming language Python is regarded as one of the best languages for new comers for its simplicity, and yet it’s also powerful and efficient to be in many large and complex real-world applications. The camp is opened to Grades 7 to 10 students. This is a fun and easy camp for absolute beginners to venture into computer programming with  Python. It is the best way to jump start your child’s learning through one of their favorite activity: computer games.

In this 2-week summer camp, our students will learn the basic building blocks of modern programming languages, such as variables, expressions, statements, control flows, loops, functions, etc. They will keep applying these newly learned concepts in an arcade of projects covering computer graphics, animation, and of course, computer games. Students will also learn how to plan their work and code logically, to solve problem independently, and to be creative in game design.

Student do not need to have any previous programming knowledge or background. 

 

Our summer camp schedule and themes are as follows:

Week 1: 6/17-6/21

The Art of Debate + Advanced Essay Writing: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Basic Number Theory & Logic

STEM: Electric Circuits*

Week 2: 6/24-6/28

The Art of Debate + Advanced Essay Writing: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

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

STEM: Robotics + Mechanics*

Week 3: 7/08-7/12

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Basic Number Theory & Logic

STEM: Biology + Anatomy + Forensic Science @ a mock up crime scene + Augmented Reality

Week 4: 7/15-7/19

The Art of Debate + Advanced Essay Writing: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

STEM: Chemistry + Anatomy + Forensic Science @ a mock up crime scene + Augmented Reality

Week 5: 7/22-7/26

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Set Theory & Logic

STEM: Electric Circuits*

Week 6: 7/29-8/02

The Art of Debate + Advanced Essay Writing: Critical Thinking and Effective Argumentation

STEM: Chemistry + Anatomy + Forensic Science @ a mock up crime scene + Augmented Reality

Week 7: 8/05-8/9

MATH: Become a Mathlete – Logic + Geometric Fractals

STEM: Robotics + Mechanics*

Week 8: 8/12-8/16

STEM: Biology + Anatomy + Forensic Science @ a mock up crime scene + Augmented Reality

 

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

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