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  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
  • Focus:
    STEAM
  • Cost:
    $35 to $625/week
  • Ages:
    4 to 15
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
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  • Summary Profile

    The STEAM Project answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    The STEAM Project is for creative kids who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects! Students learn while they invent, digitally fabricate, and build things through hands-on experiences with current and new technologies. Woodworking, 3D printing, electronics, and coding are just some of the activities students get to explore all year-round at The STEAM Project!

    • Special needs: Yes, mild support.
      A few of our campers have special needs.
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    This information is not available.

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

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    What do families need to know about registration?

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; The STEAM Project currently has 21 programs available; 4 TBD.

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    Age
    Type (Gender)
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    Ages: 4 - 10
    PA day
    (Coed)
    STEM, STEAM
    $120 to $158
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Technology|Makerspace|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    STEM, 3D Printing
    $330
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|3D Design|3D Printing|Robotics|Technology|Web Design|Web Development|Instructor lead (group)|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    STEAM, Arts (multi)
    $330
    Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Mixed Media|Painting|Papier-mache|Pottery|Woodworking|3D Design|Animation|Robotics|Technology|Web Design|Web Development|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    Robotics, STEAM
    $354
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Animation|Arduino|Robotics|Technology|Web Design|Web Development|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 8 - 9
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    Robotics, STEAM
    $354
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|Animation|Programming (multi)|Technology|Web Design|Robotics|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEM|3D Design|Web Development
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    Robotics, STEAM
    $354
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|Animation|Programming (multi)|Technology|Web Design|Robotics|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEM|3D Design|Web Development
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    Woodworking, STEAM
    $330
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Animation|Robotics|Technology|Web Design|Web Development|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Robotics|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 6 - 7
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    LEGO
    $280
    3D Design|Robotics|Instructor lead (group)|LEGO|Makerspace|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 8 - 9
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    LEGO
    $280
    Robotics|Instructor lead (group)|LEGO|Makerspace|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 10 - 14
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    STEAM, Architecture
    $354
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Animation|Robotics|Technology|Web Design|Web Development|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 8 - 9
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    STEAM, STEM
    $280
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Robotics|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 4 - 14
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    STEAM, STEM
    $500 to $755
    Fashion Design|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|Robotics|Technology|LEGO|Makerspace|Architecture|Engineering|Space|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 14 - 15
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    CIT/LIT Program, STEM
    $2,249 to $2,500
    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST
    Jul 29-Aug 23$2,249 - $2,500
    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST
    Jul 01-26 $2,249 - $2,500
    Ropes Course|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Mixed Media|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|micro:bit|Arduino|Robotics|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Chess|Entrepreneurship|CIT/LIT Program|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Makerspace|Math|Public Speaking|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    Soccer
    $312 to $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 19-23 $330 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 12-16 $330 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 06-09 $312 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 29-Aug 02$330 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 22-26 $330 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 15-19 $330 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 08-12 $330 - $390
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 01-05 $330 - $390
    Archery|Basketball|Dodgeball|Soccer|Sports-Instructional and Training|Ultimate Frisbee
    Ages: 5 - 12
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    Sport (multi), STEM
    $820 to $925
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 01-15 $820 - $925
    Drawing|Technology|STEAM|STEM|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Gaga|Soccer|Volleyball|Football|Sports-Instructional and Training|Ultimate Frisbee
    Ages: 4 - 14
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    Sport (multi), Adventure (multi)
    $370 to $925
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 19-23 $410 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 12-23 $790 - $925
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 12-16 $410 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 29-Aug 09$790 - $925
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 06-09 $370 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 29-Aug 02$410 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 15-26 $790 - $925
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 22-26 $410 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 15-19 $410 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 08-12 $410 - $463
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 01-12 $790 - $925
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 01-05 $410 - $463
    Wilderness Skills|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|Technology|Makerspace|Engineering|STEAM|STEM|Archery|Badminton |Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Gaga|Soccer|Volleyball
    Ages: 8 - 15
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    STEM, Education (multi)
    $1,090 to $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST
    Aug 12-23 $1,090 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST
    Jul 29-Aug 09$1,090 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST
    Jul 15-26 $1,090 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST
    Jul 01-12 $1,090 - $1,250
    Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Fashion Design|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Painting|Papier-mache|Pottery|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|Drone Technology|Robotics|Technology|Makerspace|Space|STEAM|STEM|Baseball/Softball|Soccer
    Ages: 4 - 8
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    STEM, Education (multi)
    $1,090 to $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11570 Yonge Street
    Aug 12-23 $1,090 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11570 Yonge Street
    Jul 29-Aug 09$1,090 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11570 Yonge Street
    Jul 15-26 $1,090 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11570 Yonge Street
    Jul 01-12 $1,090 - $1,250
    Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Fashion Design|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Painting|Papier-mache|Pottery|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|Drone Technology|Robotics|Technology|Makerspace|Space|STEAM|STEM|Baseball/Softball|Soccer
    Ages: 4 - 10
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    STEM, Education (multi)
    $1,130 to $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11181 Yonge St
    Aug 12-23 $1,130 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11181 Yonge St
    Jul 29-Aug 09$1,130 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11181 Yonge St
    Jul 15-26 $1,130 - $1,250
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11181 Yonge St
    Jul 01-12 $1,130 - $1,250
    Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Fashion Design|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Painting|Papier-mache|Pottery|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|Drone Technology|Robotics|Technology|Makerspace|Space|STEAM|STEM|Baseball/Softball|Soccer
    Ages: 5 - 14
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    STEM, Education (multi)
    $1,090 to $1,250
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Aug 12-23 $1,090 - $1,250
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 29-Aug 09$1,090 - $1,250
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 15-26 $1,090 - $1,250
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue
    Jul 01-12 $1,090 - $1,250
    Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Fashion Design|Arts & Crafts|Ceramics |Drawing|Painting|Papier-mache|Pottery|Woodworking|3D Design|3D Printing|Drone Technology|Robotics|Technology|Makerspace|Space|STEAM|STEM|Baseball/Softball|Soccer
    Ages: 6 - 7
    Class/league/program
    (Coed)
    STEAM, STEM
    $325
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Woodworking|3D Design|Robotics|Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Makerspace|Math|Architecture|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Technology|LEGO|Makerspace|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Technology|LEGO|Makerspace|Engineering|STEAM|STEM
    Ages: 4 - 10
    Day Camp
    (Coed)
    STEAM, STEM
    $100 to $430
    Medieval|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Woodworking|3D Design|Technology|LEGO|Makerspace|Engineering|STEAM|STEM



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  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of The STEAM Project

    our take

    It’s easy to think about STEAM instruction through the stuff—the 3D printers, the robotics, the makerspaces—though it’s as much, if not more, about people. The first three people in this particular environment were three teachers who wanted to spend their summers having fun while helping kids have fun learning about their world and their talents. Jay Wengle, one of them, brings an infectious energy to the work at hand, which is working with others to explore new concepts and apply them to new ideas. Communication and teamwork is part of it, as is learning to express yourself to others as much as you listen to what they have to say. The stuff, at the end of the day, is great—the kids solve problems, together, in unique ways—but it’s the relationships, and a way of being in the world, that is the biggest takeaway. These sessions are expertly, professionally run, and are supported through a wide array of resources. The camp, thanks to the personality and passion of the founders, is an expression of the wider community, with lots of diverse partners choosing to take part, including local schools, merchants, and the curling club. Session themes keep things fresh for returning campers. Enrollment is intentionally kept small to maintain the quality of the interactions. In every way, there's a lot to love. 
     


    Questions for the Director of The STEAM Project

    Jay Wengle, Founder and Director

    • 00:16 - What is unique about your camp?
    • 01:47 - What type of child is successful at your camp?
    • 03:21 - What does the camp’s daily schedule look like?
    • 04:44 - How do your staff deal with behavioural issues?
    • 06:39 - What do campers value most about their experience at the camp?
    • 07:36 - What message do you have for new campers?

    Insider's Perspective(s) of The STEAM Project

    Daniela Pacitto, Parent

    • 00:41 - What's unique about the program at The STEAM Project that made you want to enroll your child there?
    • 01:11 - Was this your children's first experience with camp?
    • 01:30 - Was there any change or noticeable personal growth in your children after time at camp?
    • 02:25 - If you hadn't sent your children to this camp, what's the most important personal growth that they would've missed out on?
    • 03:22 - How can a parent support their child to get the most out of this camp?
    • 04:34 - What does your child say about the camp, either to you or that you may have heard them say to friends or others?
    • 05:23 - Final thoughts?

    More reviews of The STEAM Project

    Daniela P., Parent

    The most awesome camp in Richmond Hill!

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    Tara C., Parent

    Our son has found a new passion in robotics!

    Read review

    Winnie Y., Parent

    He wished his day school is the STEAM project. :)

    Read review

    More reviews of The STEAM Project


    Daniela P., Parent

    The most awesome camp in Richmond Hill!

    In particular, I want to comment on the way that everyone greets the kids upon arrival. We’ve attended many different camps. I cannot begin to tell you how “drab” and unenthusiastic some staff members are at other camps. The camp leaders’ positive attitude really affects the way that the kids go into camp for the day. The leaders immediately greet my kids with a huge smile on their faces. For the first time ever, my kids leave my side at morning drop off without even saying good bye and without turning back to look at me. I know that this is such a small thing, but it’s incredible how so many people neglect to portray that warm and welcoming feeling towards children; and it’s amazing how much a warm greeting can translate to a feeling of security and happiness for the kids ... Show More


    Tara C., Parent

    Our son has found a new passion in robotics!

    Our son has been at The Steam Project for almost a year and he has enjoyed all of the classes. We started in the amazing studio with robotics and have continued virtually with coding. The teachers are very knowledgeable and adapt to the pace of the kids. And our son, who generally doesn’t enjoy after school classes, looks forward to his time spent with The Steam Project. Thank you so much for helping him find what is now a passion of his ... Show More


    Winnie Y., Parent

    He wished his day school is the STEAM project. :)

    This is the second year my son has attended the STEAM project. He enjoys the camp very much and finds the staff super friendly. He stayed most of the summer for the two years and will continue to come. The topics are fascinating and each project is unique. He wished his day school is the STEAM project. : ... Show More


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  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Richmond Hill, ON
    121 Elgin Mills Road EAST, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3A8
    Richmond Hill, ON
    561 Edward Avenue, Unit #1, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 9W6
    Markham, ON
    2743 19th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6C 1L7
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11570 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3N7
    Richmond Hill, ON
    11181 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 1L2

    Accommodations

    Are meals provided? Yes



    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    We offer birthday party packages at our Youth Campus & Makerspace location (561 Edward Avenue in Richmond Hill). For more information: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/steam-birthday-parties/


    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    We offer STEAM education programs in schools or for school field trips at our Makerspace location in Richmond Hill. For more information: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/steam-activities-richmond-hill/


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Jay Wengle, Project Director
    MSc, BEd, OCT

    Our vision at The STEAM Project is to prepare youth for a world that increasingly demands scientific and technological innovation, thoughtful design, and a focus on empathy.

    Our programs support and foster imagination and creativity by providing youth with hands-on experiences and skill development using new and emerging technologies that enable limitless possibilities for design and invention.

    Our mission at the STEAM Project is to foster empathy through a human-centred approach to design that we call "Design with Purpose." 

     

    Sincerely,

    ​​​James (Jay) Wengle,

     

    Why S.T.E.A.M?

    S.T.E.A.M is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. As youth design and create, they will learn about and develop skills in these areas as they relate to the problems they are trying to solve. We believe that the best learning happens in context and when there is an immediate need to know or understand something. Instead of learning about science or mathematics or art in isolation, we focus on problems that need solutions and require learning and skills in many of the STEAM disciplines simultaneously.

     

    Our Story

    The STEAM Project was founded by three Science teachers with a passion for working with youth and for fostering creativity and innovative thinking by making new and emerging technologies more accessible. After realizing some of the limitations of teaching in a structured school setting, we felt compelled to develop programs that supplement school learning in a meaningful way and that offer a deeper exploration and interaction with topics in science and technology. We chose a design approach to learning because it allows us to incorporates the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics well. It is also an enjoyable and natural way to learn.  ​



    In the News

    December 30, 2019
    The STEAM Project Summer Camp featured on YorkRegion.com

    Richmond Hill teacher, Jay Wengle, introduces The STEAM Project's learning model to Richmond Hill High School... Read More

    March 26, 2016
    The STEAM Project Summer Camp featured on 105.9FM The Region

    Interview with Rosie Fergusion on 105.9FM The Region, The FEED News Magazine Show... Read More



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does The STEAM Project have good reviews?
    We interviewed families about their experience with The STEAM Project. Watch the video here. You can also read 3 reviews of The STEAM Project from past attendees.

    What types of programs does The STEAM Project offer?
    The STEAM Project runs: PA day camps, year-round programs, day camps. Programming specializes in: STEM, STEAM, 3D Printing, Arts (multi), Robotics, Woodworking, LEGO, Architecture, CIT/LIT Program, Soccer, Sport (multi), Adventure (multi), Education (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does The STEAM Project start?
    The STEAM Project has programs for children aged 4 to 15.

    How much does is cost to attend The STEAM Project?
    Fees to attend The STEAM Project range from $35 to $625/week.

    Does The STEAM Project offer support for children with special needs?
    The STEAM Project offers some mild support for children with special needs. Please contact the director to discuss your needs.

    Does The STEAM Project offer busing?
    No, The STEAM Project does not offer transportation.



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