Creative Spark STEAM Summer camp was founded in 2017 by the Mount Carmel Human Development Corporation located at 5800 Race Street in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Our goal is to provide meaningful STEAM experiences to under-represented populations creating clear pathways to STEM careers and increase a sense of global citizenship and reduce cultural biases through Arts education. Scholarships available for Title I families.
Sponsored in part by the PA Department of Education’s Workforce DEvelopment Grant program
2021 Theme: An Island Adventure
All campers will receive three hours of STEM instruction each day including Math enrichment. Campers will engage in various grade appropriate STEM activities.
CODING – You Can Code It!!
Using MIT App Inventor Studio and Code.org, campers will learn how to code their very first Mobile app game. Campers will have the opportunity to publish in the education portion of the Google app store
ENGINEERING – You Can Build It!
Campers will dive into island life learning about boat building, building homes for warm and tropical climates, and volcanic activity while creating their own island village in Minecraft.
SCIENCE – You Can Discover It!
Campers will learn about the Hawaiian Islands and the Natural Disasters (Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Floods) that are prone to occur on and around the islands.
2021 Musical: Moana Jr.
Campers select ONE afternoon Arts elective for their afternoon focus. Our Arts Programming builds on our overall theme culminating in our Performing and Visual Arts production at the end of camp.
Performing Arts – You Can Become It!
Music Theater International’s Braodway Jr. program provides 60-minute musical adaptations of the hit broadway musicals and Disney adnimated classics. Our campers learn the basics of stage presence, line memorization, public speaking and more.
Costume Design – You Can Make It!
Campers in our Costume Design program will learn sewing techniques including: sewing machine safety and use, basic and intermediate stitches, fabric education and design sketching. Campers will design and make the costumes for our summer musical.
Art & Stage Design – You Can Create It!
Campers in our Art & Stage Design program will learn the skills of building and designing sets for musicals, movies and other multi-media projects while also learning to work with various art mediums such as paints, clay, and photography. Campers will design the set for our summer musical.