STEM Plus The Arts
This Summer Club KEMET is studying the science behind superheroes. We are in need of scientists to help us discover the science behind their superpowers. Each week we will study a specific science theory that explains how superheroes get their superpowers. Campers will use scientific theories to replicate these powers and create their own superhero.
. The fun and excitement doesn’t stop there. KEMET transition from STEM to art. During the afternoon sessions, KEMET offers art and drama classes for students to explore their inner artists. Each afternoon we offer camps that explore art techniques, discover artists and create a work of art.
Club KEMET inspires kids to think like an engineer. They learn problem-solving skills, encourage teamwork, and adaptability, and foster ingenuity and creativity. Children love to learn. They are naturally curious about their environment. KEMET encourages children's natural curiosity by engaging them in stimulating classes and reinforcing what they learn with hands-on activities.
June 5th to 9th
Magic Isn’t Strange
When superheroes cast spells is it all an illusion or is it real? For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Campers will be taken on a journey of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions. Campers will use the Engineering Design Process to become magicians as they explore the world of magic. This camp is geared toward students entering the 2nd to 6th grades.
Lines and Shapes
Empower your child to see how simple lines can turn into shapes and eventually, into advanced subjects and compositions. Students are introduced to lines and shapes. They will learn about artists like Klee, Kandinsky, and Matisse who mastered this craft. They will create their very own masterpiece.
June 12th to 16th
It’s A Bird, It’s a Plane, It's a Flying Technology!
Campers are introduced to the field of aeronautical engineering as they design a variety of flying technologies. After experimenting with vertical wind tunnels and spinning discs, campers are asked to design model flying technologies to help their superhero conquer villains. They will use each step of the Engineering Design Process as they become aeronautical engineers and design their own flying technology. This camp is geared toward students entering the 2nd to 6th grades.
Self Portrait / Art/ Extended Care Camp
A self-portrait is a picture or image that you make which expresses the depth of your personality. Your artist will make self-portraits as exercises in expression and character portrayal. Their Self-portraits can tell a story or express a fantasy side. Students will learn about Frida, Aaron Allen, and Jean Michel Basquiat and create their very own self-portraits.
June 19th to 23rd
Put a Lid on It: Engineering Safety Helmets
How do superheroes crash into buildings without damaging their brain? When people bike, board, or play ball, they wear a helmet to keep them safe. But how do helmets work? Students participating in this course will learn how different types of helmets are constructed and how they protect the brain. They will use each step of the Engineering Design Process as they become biomechanical engineers and design their own helmets to crash test. This camp is geared toward students entering the 2nd to 6th grades.
Starry Night Art/ After Care Camp
Colors can allow anyone to create different types of feelings depending on the particular colors they utilize. The color theory allows us to understand how to make use of these colors in order to create different effects and create the desired emotions. During this camp, campers will learn about color theory, brush strokes, and techniques. They will explore Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, and Diego Rivera. Campers will create their very own version of Starry Night.
June 26th to June 30th
Ice Cream Design Challenge
All work and no play make for a tired superhero. In this course, campers will discover how ice cream gets to be so creamy and delicious. Not every recipe tastes great on the first try. Process engineers carefully create and improve recipes to control the color, texture, flavor, and shelf life of a product. Students participating in this unit become process engineers by using the Engineering Design Process to create a step-by-step process for engineering their own ice cream. This camp is geared toward students entering into the 2nd to 6th grade.
Art/ After Care Camp
Alice in Wonderland
Dive into the world of drama with our evening session camp. The drama sessions help campers learn acting techniques while building confidence. This week we will do an abridged version of Alice in Wonderland has the charm of the classic story paired with simple yet creative staging. Follow Alice to Wonderland where she encounters curious creatures like the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Queen of Hearts. Alice’s adventures teach her to question and wonder. In doing so, she finds her voice and the confidence she needs to grow.
July 10th to 14th
Protecting Ancient Artifacts: Replicating an Artifact -
July 10th to 14th
The city of Wakanda is trying to prevent explorers from stealing their artifacts. Students will explore rocks and minerals and the properties of materials in the field of Materials Engineering as they identify a material to replicate a petroglyph (rock carving) from their archeologist's mother’s study site. During this course, students learn how to compare and categorize different materials, differentiate between the three types of rocks, and practice the methods archaeologists use to protect and replicate their discoveries. Campers will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve their own petroglyph replicas. This camp is geared toward students entering the 2nd to 6th grade.
Art/ After Care Camp
Dive into the world of drama with our evening session camp. The drama sessions help campers learn acting techniques while building confidence. This week we will do an abridged version of Doctor Mercury. Doctor Mercury is an adventure story that pits good against evil as the brilliant Doctor Mercury and his cohorts race across time to thwart the bad guy before he manages to enslave the human race! Students will learn about 19th-century American eras of the California Gold Rush, the purchase of Alaska from Russia, and the greatest volcano of Hawaii. It is schoolbook history meets zany sci-fi adventure with one-liners for kids and parents alike, so join us as we transform the stage into a time-tripping playground for young actors!
July 17th to 21st
What’s in your DNA?
DNA is the blueprint for the cells in every living organism, but do you know how that blueprint is written? Can your DNA be manipulated to have superpowers? In this course, campers will become genetic engineers to learn how DNA impacts our life. Campers will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine how to create a superhero with genetic engineering. This camp is geared toward students entering the 2nd to 6th grades.
Art/ After Care Camp
Merlin and the Dragon
Dive into the world of drama with our evening session camp. The drama sessions help campers learn acting techniques while building confidence. This week we will do an abridged version of Merlin and the dragon. MERLIN AND THE DRAGONS is a simple and hilarious first introduction for children to the legend of the Sword in the Stone. They come to know Merlin, the wizard, Arthur, the future king of Britain, Guinevere, the queen, and the valiant knight, Lancelot. They also meet three silly dragons that are after Merlin who they believe has a magic formula to pull out the sword.
July 24th to July 28th
Every superhero needs a cool car. Campers will explore the world of automotive engineering to design and create a soapbox car. Students will learn the laws of motion and apply them to design a car. Campers will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine how to imagine, create and improve on their design to build a car fit for a superhero. This camp is geared toward students entering the 2nd to 7th grade.
Art/ After Care Camp
Anansi, The Spider
Dive into the world of drama with our evening session camp. The drama sessions help campers learn acting techniques while building confidence. This week we will do an abridged version of Anasi, The Spider. Anansi, The Spider is a popular trickster character in African folklore. In this play, the Sky God has kept stories hidden in a box, and Anansi must perform seemingly impossible feats to retrieve the stories and give them back to the people.