February Camps

Overview

Learn how to draw and explore in Virtual Reality, do a project in our wood shop, try set-building and stop motion animation, design your own enchanted electronics projects, and more! We are getting ready for February vacation camp here at Acera, so stay tuned for a line-up of great programs coming soon! Below are some details about logistics and our approach, and you can find a sample of last year’s programs here. Questions? Contact us at office@aceraschool.org or 718-729-3489.

Acera Vacation Camp, February 19 to 23, 2018

Timing:

AM session: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (students should bring a snack, lunch optional)

PM session: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (students should bring a snack, lunch optional)

Full day: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (students should bring 2 snacks and a lunch)

Pricing:

Half Day: $70

Full Day: $120

All Week Half Day: $300

All Week Full Day: $550

Our Approach

At Acera, we believe that deep exploration of STEAM subjects should begin early. Our hands-on learning environment allows elementary and middle school children to nurture their natural desire to inquire, create, and innovate; and experiment with content and concepts usually reserved for older students–or not introduced during K-12 school years at all.

With emphases on critical thought, creative problem solving, and integration of content areas, our programs inspire all types of learners and thinkers. Students discover engineering, biotechnology, math, arts, theater, design, electronics, music, chemistry, physics, teamwork, friendships — and who they are: as individuals, learners, and collaborators.

What to Expect

Our STEAM Learning Lab is designed to challenge students of all ages and learning styles. Participants should expect to tackle difficult, enticing problems, individually and in groups. They should anticipate taking the time to incorporate new techniques as they create unique works of art or design experimental protocols or novel engineering solutions.

Here’s an example of what a student made in a day in our SEEDS StudioLab during our 2017 vacation camps:

Schedule

We are currently putting together a schedule for our 2018 February vacation camp week. We will have classes all week, and you will be able to book individual days (Full or half days) or the entire week. And yes, we will be open on Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day, albeit with a smaller number of offerings.

Registration

Registration will open by December 1, 2017.