Summer Camp Cedar Park – Austin

Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Cedar Park
Full-Day Themed Camp Sessions
For Children Who Have Completed Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Summer Camp 2020

The summer program at Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Cedar Park is 11 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Through hands on, STEM project-based activities, students will dive into different subjects.  Each week, they will explore a new field by participating in research, experiments, technology and inquiry-based lessons. By the end of the Summer Camp, students will have explored a variety of studies and how Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math can change the world!

We offer full day summer camp for children who have completed kindergarten to 5th grade. Full day is from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM. STEM pull-out camp is from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

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Camp Schedules

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School Hours

6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

STEM Pull-Out Camp Hours

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Reserve your child’s spot today:

11 Exciting Sessions

Schedule:Dates:
Week 1:6/1 – 6/5
Week 2:6/8 – 6/12
Week 3:6/15 – 6/19
Week 4:6/22 – 6/26
Week 5:6/29 – 7/3
Week 6:7/6 – 7/10
Week 7:7/13 – 7/17
Week 8:7/20 – 7/24
Week 9:7/27 – 7/31
Week 10:8/3 – 8/7
Week 11:8/10 – 8/13

Main Camp Themes

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Week 1: Let’s Be a Forest Ranger

Campers will learn all about a career as a Forest Ranger through hands on, STEM based projects. They will explore what it takes to be a Forest Ranger by participating in research, games, art, music, inquiry-based lessons, interacting with guest speakers and attending field trips.

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Week 2: Let’s Be An Astronaut

Campers will learn about the vast expanse of space! They will enjoy  stargazing with a mobile planetarium and transforming their classroom into a galaxy through art and science projects.

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Week 3: Let’s Be a Meteorologist

Campers will learn all about a career as a Meteorologist through hands on, STEM based projects. They will explore what it takes to be a Meteorologist by participating in research, games, art, music, inquiry-based lessons, interacting with guest speakers and attending field trips.

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Week 4: Let’s Be a Horticulturist

Campers will learn all about a career as a Horticulturist through hands on, STEM based projects. They will explore what it takes to be an Horticulturist by participating in research, games, art, music, inquiry-based lessons, interacting with guest speakers and attending field trips.

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Week 5: Let’s Be A Marine Biologist

Campers will learn about our oceans and ocean life during this fun-filled week. Campers will get to experience hands on learning by visiting the aquarium! They will look at coral reefs around the world, different marine life and what we can do to help keep our oceans clean!

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Week 6: Let’s be An Archaeologist

Campers will discover fossils, caves and more!  With research based projects, a field trip to local caves, and exploring all the dinosaurs that once walked the earth, this week is sure to be a roaring good time!

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Week 7: Let’s Be a Cartographer

Campers will learn all about a career as a Cartographer through hands on, STEM based projects. They will explore what it takes to be a Cartographer by participating in research, games, art, music, inquiry-based lessons, interacting with guest speakers and attending field trips.

Computer Programming

Week 8: Let’s Be a Computer Programmer

Campers will learn all about a career as an Computer programmer through hands on, STEM based projects. They will explore what it takes to be an Computer Programmer by participating in research, games, art, music, inquiry-based lessons, interacting with guest speakers and attending field trips.

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Week 9: Let’s Be a Musician

Campers will explore composers, instruments and more! With music demonstrations, instrument discovery, and a concert at the end of the week, it is sure to end on a high note!

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Week 10: Let’s Be a Chef

Campers will enjoy attending cooking classes and learning new recipes. They will end the week with a friendly cooking competition where they will shop for ingredients and work together as teams to whip up some tasty creations!

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Week 11: Let’s Be a Teacher

Campers will learn all about a career as a Teacher through hands on, STEM based projects. They will explore what it takes to be a Teacher by participating in research, games, art, music, inquiry-based lessons, interacting with guest speakers and attending field trips.

STEM Camp Themes (Pull Out Camps)

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Week 2: Rocket Science: Destination Mars

Join our flight crew as we blast off to Mars! This exciting camp delves into orbital rockets and how they are fueling our quest to explore other worlds. Mission preparation begins by building miniature launch vehicles and conducting experiments to examine the science behind space travel. Next, we countdown to launch and learn all about the long trip to Mars and its effect on humans. The journey continues with a touchdown on the red planet where we establish a colony, build a rover, and orbit a satellite to explore the Martian landscape. From the basics of Newton’s Laws to solid and liquid propellants, campers learn what it takes to be real rocket scientists! It’s sure to be an experience that’s out of this world!

Additional Topics Include: Trajectory, Rocket Structure, Aerodynamics, Newton’s Laws, Rocket Fuel, Orbital Mechanics, Escape Velocity, Future of Space Exploration

Week 4: Potent Potions + Fizzing Formulas

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble! Launch’s junior scientists explore the magic of the molecular world of chemistry in this exciting camp that’s full of actions and reactions! Mystifying topics such as phosphorescence, oxidation, and chromatography are unmasked as we reveal the science through projects such as potion vials, magic wands, and foamy explosions. Kids are mesmerized by the colorful fizzing formulas that make up the world around us, forcing them to ask the question: is it magic, or is it science?

Additional Topics Include: Polymers, Elements, Chemical Reactions, Rate of Reaction, Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic, pH, Chemistry of Color, Crystallization

Week 6: Remarkable Robots + Marvelous Machines

R2-D2, WALL-E, Transformers… We all remember those futuristic machines. However, robots are no longer confined to fictional worlds! From self-driving cars to robotic roller coasters, campers learn about sophisticated machines that are here today tackling complex tasks – with amazing speed and precision. At this Launch camp kids study the fundamentals of engineering and technology necessary to create amazing contraptions, and then construct simplified models of their own to reinforce the principles learned. From projects such as Motorized Airplane Launchers and Battle Bots to programmable LEGO WeDo structures, kids at Launch are immersed in a world of remarkable robots and marvelous machines.

Additional Topics Include: Industrial Robots, Autonomy, Control Systems, Motors, Sensors, Programming, Circuitry

Week 8: Coding + Animation

Amplify your child’s interest in electronics as they discover tools to power their inner hero! Through an understanding of circuit components and the flow of electricity, campers arm themselves with the knowledge to create the super gadgets they need to save the day. From series and parallel circuits to capacitors and electromagnetic motors, the nanoscopic world of fast-moving electrons brings their heroes to life. Citywide blackout? Electro Girl quickly troubleshoots and powers the way! String of burglaries in the diamond district? The Dynamo Kid sets his electronic trap to catch the thieves! With projects such as creating a customized light-up superhero mask and building a scale model “heromobile” of their very own, kids feel charged up and ready to take on any challenge.

Additional Topics Include: Conductors, Insulators, Resistors, Switches, Buzzers, Diodes, AC/DC, Batteries, Alternative Energy Sources

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