Summer Camp 2023 will be an exuberant and knowledgeable ACADEMICS & Project Base LEARNING curriculum. Each camper will engage in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts and Mathematics) activities, accompanied by educational and amusing field trips, literacy improvement, social skills, gain physical strength, and learn and inspire through hands-on project based learning.
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Thank you for considering Knowledge Builders’ Summer Camp this year. We cannot express how excited we are that you chose Knowledge Builders for your summer camp needs. We are so excited to be celebrating our 16th annual summer camp. Just like we promised a "Summer full of Cheer" to our campers last summer, this year we will not only provide a fun-energetic, education-filled summer camp, but we are gearing up to give our campers some "Dreams of Summer that last forever"!
Mae Jemison once said, "Sciences provide an understanding of a universal experience; the arts are a universal understanding of a personal experience; they are both a part of us and manifestations of the same thing; the arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity". STEAM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. It is an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more broadly about real-world problems. It helps students:
Connect the dots
Knowledge Builders offers a 7 week STEAM program during the summer, accompanied by educational and fun-filled field trips. Our STEAM Summer Camp promotes teamwork, curiosity, encourages problem solving, and builds resilience. We are excited to offer four full days of hands on experiments, exploring, researching, creating, and designing projects that will include all components of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math). All games and crafts are centered around the six areas of STEAM, such as coding, robotics, chemistry, zoology, engineering, and ocean science. Your child can expect to:
Build and program with robotics!
Conduct scientific experiments, investigations, and research!
Build blocks of creativity!
Showcase creativity with artistic and musical creation!
Camp dates: June 12th through July 28th, 2023 (7 weeks)
CAMP HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 530 p.m.
Before-and-after care is available from 7:30 a.m.–9 a.m. at no charge.
Staff: We have an excellent camp staff that is caring and excels at what they do. Our staff consists of experienced, certified teachers. All employees are thoroughly background checked and are required to have CPR and First Aid certificates. Youth workers are over the age of 16 and are partnered with an adult staff member.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily, with the exception of field trip days and the first week of camp, when cold lunches are served. Snacks are not provided. Water foundations are closed due to COV19, so please send your child to camp with a water bottle daily.
Educational Enrichment Program: Each camper will also engage in literacy improvement, physical fitness, social skills, and learning and being inspired through hands-on, project based learning. Each camper will also engage in literacy improvement, physical fitness, social skills, and learning and inspiring others through hands-on, project based learning. Campers will engage in activities such as coding with Code.org and Tynker, build air racers, rubber band racers, and wind lifts, engage in turtle shell, crab claw, and underwater egg investigations, manufacture an underwater robot, a ocean in a bottle and design a aquarium in a bowl, construct wiggle bots and projectile launchers; learn internet safety, design 3D paint; and create digital animations.
FIELD TRIPS: Campers will enjoy field trips to places like Trampoline High, Frost Museum, Miami Children's Museum, T.Y. (Topeeleegee Yugnee) Park, Super Wheels, Biscayne Nature Center, Game Time, Zoo Miami, Chuck E Cheese, CB Smith Paradise Cove Water Park, and Urban Air. Field trips are included in the weekly cost.
2023 REGISTRATION FEE: $60.00 Non-refundable registration fee.
Weekly fee: only $75.00 per week. - Payments are due Monday and must be made by Tuesday morning. The first and last week's weekly fees are due the first week of camp. Payments can be made via Zelle or the Cash app. Payments made through www.kb-florida.org (PayPal) or myprocare.com will be charged 3% for credit card usage.
In response to the global pandemic, guidelines and procedures, along with safety protocols, are still active to protect employees, children, and their families from the spread of COVID-19. Hand sanitizer stations are available in all areas, and hand washing is practiced hourly.
Summer campers that remain for the entire 7 weeks of camp will receive FREE bookbags at the end of camp during the Family Night Show and Awards Ceremony.
For children that have summer school, they may attend camp, and the weekly cost is $45 ($25 for after summer school care and $20 for bus). They will receive lunch when they arrive. *Enrollment registration priority is given to full-time campers.
Once again, we are truly excited about offering the Summer Reading Explorers supplemental reading program. Through an agreement with The Children’s Trust, Florida International University, and Knowledge Builders of Florida, Inc., the Summer Reading Explorers supplemental reading services will be offered to rising kindergarteners (age five by September 1, 2023), rising first grade students, and struggling second grade summer campers. That means that in addition to the educational enrichment Knowledge Builders already provides during the summer, rising Kindergarten - struggling second grade summer campers will receive small group (4-5 children) "TUTORING" that is tailored to the children's ability levels, delivered for 30 minutes/day, 4 days/week for 6 weeks.
Knowledge Builders has also partnered with the Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program to offer comprehensive eye exams and glasses if necessary for Florida public school students who qualify to participate, and with Community Health of South Florida to provide free dental exams and cleanings. These programs are available at no cost to you.
Knowledge Builders is excited to have the UF/IFAS Extension offer "Soccer for Success" to our campers. They will learn basic soccer and 4-H valuable life skills that will be beneficial in your everyday life!
Knowledge Builders in collaboration with The Children’s Trust and M-DCPS, will offer Summer 305 Adventure. The district will provide materials and teachers who will work with small groups of children on literacy and numeracy to address learning loss and develop foundational skills. While the camps run on different calendars, M-DCPS will be visiting the camps to provide instruction within June and July, the exact dates will be provided the first week of camp.