Y STEM Academy, Natick

As a result of our recent partnership with the Town of Natick and Natick Public Schools, we are excited to introduce the Y STEM Academy, our new summer camp with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). At the Y STEM Academy, children will participate in hands-on inquiry based STEM activities that will allow them to explore their world and try new things, all while having fun and making new friends at summer camp.

Who: Children Entering Grades 1-5 who are excited to explore STEM.

What: A Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp with traditional camp activities woven in throughout the day. Each week, children will participate in small group STEM academic enrichment activities. They will use the scientific method to ask questions and explore the world around them. They will also have time for more traditional camp activities including being active and spending time outdoors on the back field. Each week we will have a guest presenter who will share their experience in STEM. Here are some examples of the weekly themes that will be explored at the Y STEM Academy: the STEM of Sports; Natural Wonders of the World; and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

Where: East School, 90 Oak Street, Natick 01760

When: One week sessions June 26-August 18. Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm with drop off from 8:30am-9:00am and pick-up from 4:00pm-4:30pm. Children bring their lunch.
Before & After Care 7:00-8:30am & 4:30-6:00pm

Why: STEM programming is active, collaborative, and meaningful, supports mastery, and expands horizons. By focusing on hands-on STEM curriculum, the Y STEM Academy will allow for in-depth exploration that is youth-driven and staff guided in a way that cannot be achieved in a traditional school setting. This program will allow children to make a connection between activities they enjoy and professions in the ever growing STEM field, all while building on 21st Century skills.