CYC Programs

The Carmel Youth Center is committed to providing enrichment programs to benefit the youth of Carmel and beyond.
STEAM Education Summer Camp at the CYC

About STEAM Education Summer Camp @ The CYC

The CYC STEAM program (S.T.E.M. + Arts) allows children to build a mini replica of the world’s first Solar-Powered electric car, called STELLA. In doing so, students learn about solar energy science, technology, engineering, design, form, and function.

Build story-based projects that inspire learning

What if...the sun powered cars?
STEAM (STEM + Arts) Project
Based on the true story of making STELLA, the world’s first solar-electric car
Students imagine then build their own mini STELLA 
The STEAM Team

This STEAM workshop is brought to the CYC by Fused Learning and it taught by Richard Tavener, Founder & CEO Fused Learning. Richard designs and produces educational content focused on the art of STEM through constructivist learning for young learners.

Richard is an Emmy®-award winning documentary filmmaker and Co-founder of Imagine It™, multimedia curriculum for teachers to integrate the process of creative and critical thinking in the classroom. Richard assembled a network of STEAM (STEM + Arts) education thought leaders including Blue Man Group, Pixar Animation Studios, MIT, Smithsonian, X-PRIZE Foundation, Lincoln Center Institute, Sally Ride Science, The National Academy of Engineering and Stanford University, among others. Richard’s experience includes developing public education content for the “My Virtual Dream,” an immersive learning experience that links neuroscience with creativity.

Students Learn:
❧ Solar Science & Energy
❧ Technology & Motor Engineering
❧ Design, Form & Function
❧ How ideas come to life
Students Get:
❧ ​Toolbox, Tools & Supplies
❧ Solar Car Kit, Motor, Solar Panel & Parts
❧ STEAM Curriculum & Trained Teachers
❧ ​Learning that inspires action

Build a Solar Car (4-Day Camp, $150)

Science-based, technology-driven, design-inspired STEM+Art Camp
A hands-on camp where your child builds a mini cersion of STELLA, the world's fastest solar-powered electric car. Using Fab@School maker Studio Software and digital 3D cutters, this award-winning STEAM (STEM +Art) project inspires your shild to learn:

  • The Science of Solar Energy
  • Electrical Motors, Wiring & Soldering
  • Design Form & Aerodynamics
  • Special Tesla technology presentation

Your child keeps toolbox, tools and supplies. Your child takes home their personalized mini Solar Car!

Register for Solar Car Camp

Solar Car Camp: June 12-15, 1-3pm Solar Car Camp: June 26-29, 1-3pm Solar Car Camp: July 17-20, 1-3pm

Maker Studio Camp (2-Day Camp, $75)

Fab@School Maker Studio software is CYC's new hands-on Maker Studio Camp where your child engineers their ideas into 2D and 3D projects.

Register for Maker Studio Camp

Maker Studio Camp: June 5-6, 1-3pm Maker Studio Camp: June 7-8, 1-3pm Maker Studio Camp: June 21-22, 1-3pm Maker Studio Camp: July 10-11, 1-3pm Maker Studio Camp: July 24-25, 1-3pm

Think! Camp (4-Day Camp, $150)

"Think!" is a uniquely designed camp to introduce kids to their brain waves through FlowWave, a neuroscience program that connects kids with their meditative and creative mind.

Learning about their brain and mind helps children develop critical thinking skills and discover their creative potential. Think! Camp teaches your child how the brain works and where imagination comes from.

FlowWave helps your child learn how to calm, focus, and put their imagination into action. your child gets use of a NeuroSky headset, iPad, FlowWave software, mindfulness curriculum and Think! coach.

Register for Think! Camp

Think! Camp: June 19-22, 9-11am Think! Camp: July-24-27, 9-11am

Make Art Smart! (4-Day Camp, $170)

Mart art smart! Yes! SmartArt is art your child creates that talks, sings, and makes other sounds! SmartART is a leading edge, highly interactive and wildly fun STEM+Art Camp.

Featuring the Arduino TouchBoard and your child's imagination, this camp includes:

  • Programming Arduino TouchBoard
  • Design
  • Audio recording
  • Electrical circuits and art materials

Your child takes home their SmartART project plus keeps a complete TouchBoard kit to use again and again!

Register for SmartART Camp

Maker Camp: June 5-8, 9-11am Maker Camp: July 10-13, 9-11am

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