Updated: July 13, 2020

On behalf of the entire St. Stephen’s Episcopal -Houston family, and in response to the dynamic needs of many of our families, we are pleased to announce that we are offering an outstanding and engaging virtual summer camp for our Primary (3 - 6 years) and Lower Elementary (1st - 3rd Grade) students. 

Welcome to The STEAM Lab! 

The STEAM Lab is an interactive and hands on summer camp in a kit that is offered by the week.  Each week has a different theme, and each day falls under a category in the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Mathematics) umbrella.  Students will be invited to join daily, hour long zoom sessions to learn with The STEAM Lab team: Ms. Meredith (Middle Years mathematics and science lead teacher), Mr. Darius and Mr. Devin! 

While Primary and Lower Elementary will be exploring the same topics on the same days, the projects are differentiated to provide age-appropriate learning.  The kits, which are being assembled as we speak by our STEAM Team, will provide everything needed for the students to excel.  Alongside the materials will come a very streamlined and easy to interpret set of how-to instructions for parents.. You can expect many new creations to be decorating your home!

This is going to be an absolutely amazing experience for the students to re-ignite their love of learning, while being highly entertained by three of St. Stephen’s endlessly enthusiastic and positive staff members. 

The STEAM Lab Team:

The STEAM Lab Team is led by Ms. Meredith, the Middle Years mathematics and science teacher, with the entertaining and enriching support of Mr. Devin and Mr. Darius.  The STEAM Lab team walks the students through hour long, age-appropriate  hands-on activities geared towards satisfying the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) umbrella, all tied into exciting weekly themes. 

Weekly Meeting Times:

Primary Meeting Times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Lower Elementary Meeting Times: Monday – Friday, 11:00 A.M. – Noon

July 6th - 10th: All Things Weather!
  • This week, we shall start our Virtual Summer Camp by exploring our beautiful planet, and many of its unique intricacies.   Students will explore the water cycle, investigate the power of solar energy, make rain, and dive deeply into concepts like convection currents!  Prepare for conversations over dinner time about All Things Weather!
July 13th - 17th: What’s In Your Backyard - A lesson in Ecology!
  • This week, students will become Ecologists, Archaeologists, and Biologists as they wander the campus and investigate their very own backyard’s ecosystem.  From insects, to rocks, to soil samples, with microscopes, magnifying glasses, and much, much more, a great discovery will take place! 
July 20th - 24th: Kitchen Talk!
  • This week, students will explore the magic of the kitchen!  From investigating the science behind baking delicious cupcakes, to exploring physics concepts, this week will promise to deliver great adventure and wonder discovered in everyday household items.  Prepare for your little to want to bake something with you at home!
July 27th - 31st: Upcycling - One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure!
  • This week, students will engage in the essential practice of changing the way we see our trash.  Instead of throwing away our finished items, we will explore the task of converting items that seem to be useless into items of great value and use.  Make room for a new hummingbird feeder and an herb garden in your kitchen window made from 100% upcycled materials!
August 3rd - 7th: A Closer Look - Going Big By Going Small
  • Register by Wednesday, July 29th
  • To wrap up our fantastic adventures with this summer’s virtual STEAM Lab, we’ve decided to take a much closer look at things big and small. Utilizing brand new microscopes, available directly to you from our STEAM Lab supply cabinets, students will be guided through a week study of the inner workings of a wide array of items – from plant leaves and slices of strawberries, to hair follicles and cheek cells. Join us as we learn the wonderful mysteries of what lies under the lens. Microscopes available for purchase if your scientist decides they’re just too much fun to return! We’re going out BIG by going in SMALL!