Registration for Spring Break
Please explore our week-long, full-day Spring Break Camps, conducted during the week of March 26-March 30 for ages ranging 6-12. These Spring Break Camps are open to all interested children and families. Each camp day will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm, with a lunch hour from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Children must bring lunch and snacks to camp–please no nuts of any kind. We will not give out any food/drinks due to allergic conditions some children have.
Items to Bring to Camp
• Lunch in a cooler
• Snacks: one before lunch, one for after care (NO PEANUT BUTTER)
• Water bottle
• Label all items
Do NOT bring electronics, cash or any other objects that could be lost or go missing. It is not the responsibility of the camp if this happens.
About STEM exCEL
STEM exCEL guides and mentors students to obtain a foundation in computer science and coding so they may excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Whether students are future computer scientists, inventors, artists, farmers or entrepreneurs, STEM exCEL’s goal is to prepare them to follow their aspirations.
STEM exCEL would like to work with your community Computer & Coding Club to inspire kids to code in the same way you want to motivate them to learn musical instruments or try a new sport. Whether or not our students go on to work in a computer programming field, they will have beneficial confidence and a sense of purpose to act and converse in computational universal languages.
Check out our Spring Break Camps from the list below:
STEM exCEL Spring Break Camps
Fairfax | STEM exCEL Enrichment Center
• Camp Details: March 26-March 30 | Ages 6-12 | 9:00am-4:00pm
• Tuition: $325 for Monday through Friday Spring Break Camp at EC!
• Extended Care: STEM exCEL Enrichment Center offers Extended Care from 8:30am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00pm. Extended Care is free and included for every registered student.
• Early/Late fees: If your child is dropped off before 8:30am or not picked up by 5:00pm there will be a flat $10 fee paid at the time of drop-off or pick-up.
• Walkers and bikers must have permission from parents before campers start to walk or bike home.
As we introduce Game Design, students will learn the process of designing and building games and then try them out with their fellow students. Students will learn how to be a game designer, design narratives, learn to apply art and animation, programming roles, project teamwork, hardware and game platforms, and how to make a game from beginning to end. 2D & 3D Game Design are programs designed to build on fundamentals and concepts of game design and into the practical applications. Using the 2D Game Engine, students will be introduced to the process of designing and building games and will learn to define and analyze the mechanics and user experience of their games. After the students develop a strong foundation in Game Design concepts, we will move on to our 3D Game Engine, where students will learn programming logic and animation, while designing and developing their own game.
Parktakes Spring Break Camps
Fairfax | Navy Elementary
• Camp Details: March 26-March 29 | Ages 6-12 | 9:00am-4:00pm
• Extended Care: Navy Elementary does not offer any Extended Care before 8:45am or after 4:15pm.
STEM exCEL Robotics
Learn how to design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots by constructing and programming a robot. Apply engineering concepts as well as advanced sensor programming skills to perfect design and solve a variety of challenges. Experience using electronics with Minecraft Redstone programming. A great camp for those interested in competing in robotics competitions. Bring snack, lunch and drink. No camp Friday, March 30.
Springfield | South Run RECenter
• Camp Details: March 26-March 30 | Ages 7-11 | 9:00am-4:00pm
• Extended Care: South Run RECenter offers Extended Care from 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm. Please contact South Run RECenter directly for pricing options.
STEM exCEL 3D Printing
Explore the process of developing 3D creations using the design cycle of brainstorming, prototyping and evaluating. Design frameworks turning ideas into 3D models for a 3D printer. Learn about and observe how 3D printing works and by the end of the week, take home four prints of your own designs. Campers also enjoy comic book illustrating. Bring snack, lunch and drink.