Frequently asked questions

CAMP DATES & TIMES

Q.
What are the dates for camp?

A.  Camp runs Monday - Friday, June 21- July 16, 2021


Q. What are the times for camp?
A. Virtual camp starts at 10am EST and ends at 2:45pm EST. If you will participate in a face-to-face camp, the times will vary and so please check out that site’s flye)

Q. What are the dates for camp?
A. Camp runs Monday - Friday, June 21- July 16, 2021

Q. What are the times for camp?
A. Virtual camp starts at 10am EST and ends at 2:45pm EST. If you will participate in a face-to-face camp, the times will vary and so please check out that site’s flyer.

Q. How many sessions are offered each day?
A. There are 4 live sessions offered each day for the virtual camp
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  • Session 1: 10:00am EST

  • Session 2: 11:00am EST

  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm EST

  • Session 3: 1:00pm EST

  • Session 4: 2:00pm EST

 

REGISTRATION INFO & GROUPING


Q. What ages will be served?
A. Children in kindergarten - 12th grades are encouraged to participate (ages 5-18). Parents of young children may need to be present to help them engage meaningfully in virtual lessons/activities. 

Q. How long will registration remain open?
A. Registration for camp will open until June 7th or until all spaces are filled.

Q. How are the groups separated?
A. The groups are separated based on grade level. Participants are exposed to concepts that they will see in the upcoming year.

Q. Who are the instructors?
A. The instructors are certified teachers, pre-service teachers, informal science educators, STEM instructors, STEM professionals, and professors at partnering institutions.


 

PAYMENTS & SPONSORSHIPS
Q. What is the cost for the virtual camp?
A. The cost is a $60 registration fee per child and an additional $240 will be due. Your application is not complete without submitting the registration fee. Parents can pay in full prior to camp or opt into a payment plan during the orientation session.

Q. How often are payments due?
A. The $60 registration fee per child is due upon submitting the application. However, there are options for parents to pay the remaining balance for camp. They will opt into a plan during orientation.
 
Q.  What is the cost for the face-to-face camp?
A. Please check with the onsite coordinator for the camp your child is registered for to learn about the costs, payment plans, and opportunities for sponsorships or discounts.

Q. How can I partner or serve as a sponsor?
A. We welcome partners and sponsors to help sustain our programs. All funds will go to Caring and Sharing Learning School - our partnering 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Click Here or visit the Donations tab to make a contribution. If you are interested in serving as a sponsor, please email admin@iamstemcamps.com

Q. Are there scholarships available?
A. We are working through scheduling and course offerings and determining the best method for parents to personalize this experience with the understanding that we have limits on how many children can be in a virtual classroom at a time.
 
Q. How can I partner or serve as a sponsor?
A.  We welcome partners and sponsors to help sustain our programs. All funds will go to Caring and Sharing Learning School – a 501(3) non-profit organization and host site.  Click here or visit the “Donations” tab to make a contribution. If you are interested in partnering in other ways, please email admin@iamstemcamps.com.

Q. Are there scholarships available?
A. There are limited scholarships available and preference is given to parents who register multiple children and those whose income is beneath the 2021 federal poverty guidelines. 

Q. May I make additional payments ahead of time for the virtual camp?

A. Yes, you may make payments toward your balance. It will be deducted when your payments are calculated at the time of parent orientation. If you are attending a camp face-to-face, please check with the onsite director regarding payments. 

Q. Where can I go to make payments for the virtual camp?

A. There are 3 payment options:

1) PayPal: paypal.me/IAMSTEM

  2) CashApp: $iamstem

3) Zelle: natalieking@iamstemcamps.com 

First Name: Natalie Last Name: King

Business will appear: I AM STEM, LLC

*If your child is attending a face-to-face camp, the payment is made directly to that site! Please do not use these payment methods

CURRICULUM & SUPPLIES 

Q. What is the curriculum?

A. All courses are age-appropriate and range from the sciences (physical and biological), mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus), English language arts, engineering, technology, and other skills (financial literacy, health and wellness, and Black and Latino History). There are virtual field trips each week and a culminating ceremony. Instructional calendars will be released before camp to share the entire schedule for the 4-week camp.

Q. What supplies are needed?

A. A box of supplies will be shipped to your home. Additional household supplies will be needed and supply lists will be provided ahead of time.

Q. What platform will students use?

A. Participants will join the live sessions using Zoom. We are developing a platform where parents and parents can access lessons and supplies needed for each session.

TECHNOLOGY & CONNECTING FROM HOME 

Q. What technology is available?

A. Participants will join the live sessions using the Zoom platform. platforms and websites will be utilized. Children will download the I AM STEM app to connect for classes.

Q. Will I have flexibility to select the classes that my child takes?

A. Participants have access to 4 sessions each day for the duration of the camp. If your child needs to miss a day or a session, recordings are made available within 24 hours. It is not required for your child to attend each session.

Q. Do I need supervision from home?

A. Please note that this is not a babysitting service. Parents must ensure that participants have proper adult supervision at home while engaging in I AM STEM Camp.

CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION

Q. How will we find out information?

A. Weekly newsletters will be sent out to parents to parents sharing information about the camp. The website will be updated regularly and important messages will be sent through the parent and scholar portals.

Q. If I have issues, whom can I contact?

A. Please email admin@iamstemcamps.com for questions or concerns. We will respond within 24-48 hours.