Have the adventure of a lifetime at Stepping Stone School!
Stepping Stone School is authentically Austin and has provided excellence in early childhood care and education to 100,000 children over 40 years. Stepping Stone School is proud to incorporate entrepreneurship and philanthropy into our summer camp program. Over the course of the summer, the children will create and run a series of four businesses from the ground up. From the purchasing of supplies to the division of duties and pricing the products, the students will control all aspects of their enterprises. They will decide what types of items to sell and how much to sell them for, as well as creating advertising for their products. Finally, they will sell their products at the front of the school every few weeks. All the proceeds from our businesses go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin. To date, our young philanthropists have donated over $55,000 to this worthwhile cause. This year’s summer camp will feature biweekly themes exploring Ancient Civilizations.
S.T.E.A.M. principles are integrated into our curriculum through Math and Literacy programming. The children will participate in activities, experiments and investigations of these principles each week. They will develop problem-solving skills through critical-thinking projects specific to each featured subject, playing chess and much more! From making instruments and painting self-portraits, to creating sound and visual effects, the children will be hands-on participants in their learning. Children will also experience art as a gateway to learning in each bi-weekly subject and S.T.E.A.M. concepts as a whole. Our program will excite and energize children about these subjects by showing them that discovery can not only be fun, but can shape the world. This will be accomplished through classroom activities, experiments, and our exclusive Professional Speaker Series.™ Experts will deliver insightful presentations to the students regarding the bi-weekly themes and put the concepts into real world context, demonstrating the importance of understanding their world and opening the doors to future professions.
How is our S.T.E.A.M. Curriculum Implemented?
Science: Documenting and predicting; observing the environment and phenomena; building a water filter; charting magnet races; exploring the solar system.
Technology: Multimedia projects/filming interviews; using the HATCH interactive SMART board; recording a story on a computer; building solar ovens, turbines and anemometers.
Engineering: Planning and building a tower; designing a picture using precut shapes; building paper boats and planes, creating a marble maze.
The Arts: Designing with mixed media; drawing blueprints for a castle; painting modern art with shapes and textures; creating a new alphabet.
Mathematics: Creating origami; measuring long jumps; cooking; counting money; graphing science experiments; predicting patterns; making tallies to count blueberries.
Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime at one of our 15 different summer camp locations! Learn more at steppingstoneschool.com.