STEAM ADVENTURE CAMP 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Salamanca City School District is thrilled to announce the launch of our fifth, annual Summer School STEAM-Camps. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Camps are for students looking for a fun and creative summer experience that extends beyond the four walls of the traditional academic disciplines. Most camps are Monday-Thursday afternoons, 12:30-3:30, right after High School Summer School and Camp Scholar. This year a few virtual camps will be held in the afternoon and the July & August Science camps will occur all day. All camps are “hands-on” with physical manipulatives and equipment being utilized in the STEAM Center or being mailed directly to the students’ homes.

The In Person camps are denoted “P.” The 100% virtual camps are denoted “V.” From the stellar Tech Unleashed Camp to caving at Panama Rocks, STEAM Camp participants are challenged to explore their world through a fun, interdisciplinary STEAM Lens!

Registration opens NOW. The cost is FREE for enrolled Salamanca students and $50 for non-district families. Space is limited. All applications must be turned in by Monday, June 27th, 2022! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to STEAM Summer School Coordinator, Aaron Straus, astraus@salamancany.org

Camp Information: https://5il.co/1c7su

SUMMER 2022 CAMPS AVAILABLE:

  • July 05-08 8:00AM-3:30PM, Project SAMI Field Experience, Grades 8-12 (P)

  • July 05-07 8:00AM-12:00PM, Harry Potter Art & Music Camp, Grades 5-9 (P)

  • July 05-07 12:30PM-3:30PM, T-Shirt & Fabric Design Studio, Grades 5-9 (P)

  • July 18-19 8:00AM-3:30PM, Coding, I-Modeling & the Environment, Grades 7-12 (P)

  • July 25-28 12:30PM-3:30PM, Camp Invention I, Grades 4-7(V)

  • Aug 01-04 12:30-3:30PM, Camp Invention II, Grades 4-7(V)

  • Aug 08-12 9:00AM-3:30PM, Camp Inquiry, STEM Experience, Grades 7-12 (P)

  • Aug 08-10 9:00AM-3:30PM, Geology & Ecology Hiking Camp, Grades 5-12(P)

  • Aug 08-11 9:00AM-3:30PM, Tech Unleashed Exploratory Camp, Grades 8-12(P)

  • Aug 08-11 12:30PM-3:30PM, Beading & Heritage Art Camp, Grades 5-12(P)

  • Aug 15-18 12:30PM-3:30PM, Camp Invention II, Grades 4-7(P)

Camp Descriptions

July 05-08      8:00AM-3:30PM, Project SAMI Science Field Experience, Grades 8-12 (P)
During this exploratory STEAM camp, NEW and veteran Project SAMI students will apply their theoretical classroom knowledge from the morning to “real world” field study trips in the afternoon.  Students will visit locations such as farms, manufacturing plants and biomedical laboratories during this Project SAMI Field Experience Camp.  Please dress for hiking and bring bug spray, a packed lunch and water bottle.   

July 05-08      8:00AM-12:00PM, Harry Potter Art & Music Camp, Grades 5-9 (P)
Back by popular demand, STEAM Camp will once again offer its version of Hogwarts this summer at Harry Potter Art & Music Camp! During this camp, students will learn scientific potions, and play quidditch across sports fields! Campers will be sorted into a house and win points towards the House Cup.  Students will read excerpts from the Harry Potter books, while they explore adventure, magic, and musical theory. 

July 05-07     12:30PM-3:30PM, T-Shirt & Fabric Design Studio, Grades 5-9 (P)
Understanding fabrics, shirt presses and design software are all important aspects of designing an impactful T-shirt. Whichever part of the T-shirt equation, this camp will teach participants how to utilize the Maker Space resources for home t-shirt and hat projects.  

July 18-19      8:00AM-3:30PM, Coding, I-Modeling & the Scientific Environment, Grades 7-12 (P)
In this NGSS Science camp, students will test biological trait samples in response to climate change in the lab. Students will learn how to use I-modeling to documents impacts of climate change and the coding strategies to create their own Scientific models.

July 19-11          9:00AM-11:30AM, Kayak Adventure Camp Cohort 1, Grades 7-12 (P)
In this Kayak-Adventure Camp, students learn the basics of open-top Kayaking as they travel down the Ohi:yo river. Please dress with shoes and clothing, which can get wet,  and bring sunscreen and a water bottle. 

July 25-28     12:30PM-3:30PM, Camp Invention I, Grades 4-7 (V)
Physics is the branch of science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions.  Students in this (virtual) camp will build devices to launch rubber ducks at various challenges through hands-on experiments with trajectory and velocity.  Imaginations will accelerate as children create a car that can travel across land and has prototype elements for moving through air and water.  Students will take care of their very own solar-powered robotic cricket,  create protective gear, customized habitats, and fun cricket playgrounds.  In the end, they will amplify their creative voice as they reverse engineer a wireless microphone, then develop and promote their own extraordinary invention.

Aug 01-04     12:30-3:30PM, Camp Invention II, Grades 4-7(V)
Imaginations soar beyond Earth’s atmosphere in science-rich activities inspired by real space exploration. Children create Space packs and Astro-Arm devices, take on gravity-defying cooking, make lunar glow-in-the-dark discoveries and observe ice volcanoes. Before returning to Earth, they mine an asteroid and collect data on how animals can grow in space!  As they build their own mega marble arcades, students zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming. Using scientific principles like potential and kinetic energy, they roll different gaming spheres fast, and then slow. Collaborative design challenges take children out of the digital world and into hands-on problem solving.

Aug 08-12     9:00AM-3:30PM, Camp Inquiry, STEM Experience, Grades 7-12 (P)
Students engage in hands-on scientific inquiry during this STEP-sponsored STEAM Camp, designed to increase their ability to grasp critical scientific concepts. Students will explore the scientific & technological process and how to formulate and test hypotheses. 

Aug 08-10     9:00AM-3:30PM, Geology & Ecology Hiking Camp, Grades 5-12(P)
In this outdoor camp, students will explore trails and learn about the local ecology & geology as they travel to locations such as Moss Lake, Panama Rocks and Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve.  Campers will engage in activities that emphasize basic ecological concepts about habitats, species identification, and how organisms and habitats adapt to changes as well as study geological rock formations and systems of change over time.  Please dress for hiking and bring bug spray and a water bottle.   

Aug 08-11     12:30PM-3:30PM, Beading & Heritage Art Camp, Grades 5-12(P)
In this class, participants will learn how to create the rope-stitch, flowers with raised petals and flat stitch designs replicating Seneca beadwork and other heritage craft.   

Aug 15-18    12:30PM-3:30PM, Camp Invention II, Grades 4-7(P) 
Imaginations soar beyond Earth’s atmosphere in science-rich activities inspired by real space exploration. Children create Space packs and Astro-Arm devices, take on gravity-defying cooking, make lunar glow-in-the-dark discoveries and observe ice volcanoes. Before returning to Earth, they mine an asteroid and collect data on how animals can grow in space!  As they build their own mega marble arcades, students zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming. Using scientific principles like potential and kinetic energy, they roll different gaming spheres fast, and then slow. Collaborative design challenges take children out of the digital world and into hands-on problem solving. 

Aug 15-19    12:30PM-3:30PM, Model Railroad, STEAM-Adventure Camp, Grades 7-12(P)
This hands-on STEAM Camp will introduce Salamanca warriors to the model railroading hobby. Participants will explore the history of the railroad through hands-on modeling activities and visits to historic railroad locations such as the Salamanca Railroad Museum, Arcade in Attica as well as a local manufacturing plant that create parts for train engines.  They will learn basic techniques to take an HO scale electric train set and make it a scenic model railroad. Participants will collectively build a small model train layout, lay track sections, create easy realistic scenery using foam and paint, assemble model buildings, and wire a layout for DC and DCC. 

FAA Part 107 Drone Flight Institute

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Salamanca CCSD is pleased to announce the launch of its third, annual FAA Part 107 Drone Flight Institute.

FREE For Salamanca Residents, First Responders & City Employees

Drones give city officials the ability to inspect large swatches of land or infrastructure, without putting the lives of the operators at risk. By sending a UAV into a situation that would be dangerous for a person, like a chimney or a cell phone tower, operators are able to collect visual data about the condition of an asset without having to expose themselves to potential harm. Likewise, first responders and search and rescue teams can use drones to quickly assess a situation and provide up-to-date information to those on the ground. However, under the FAA's Small UAS Rule (Part 107), commercial pilots must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA, which demonstrates their understanding the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.  This Part 107 test prep class is designed for prospective drone pilots, and others working in industry and law enforcement required to fly drones, who are looking to become FAA Part 107 Remote Pilots.