Holiday Gift Guide

Dear Hope, What are some good tech gifts ideas for kids this holiday season? Sincerely, Julia S. Dear Julia,   Great question!  There are so many choices that it can be hard to sort through them. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for kids:   If your child is interested in electronics, Snap […]

Unforgettable Gift Experiences for Kids: NYC + the Hamptons

View Schedule As we hit the peak of holiday shopping season, it can be tempting to buy all the things for our loved ones. Parents want to give their children the very best, yet it can be difficult to sift through the massive amounts of consumer advertising to find that perfect gift ideas for kids […]

Mindfulness with Children: A Brief Introduction

Explore our Summer Camp Mindfulness is the purposeful practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness requires being aware of what is happening within and around you. Practicing mindfulness can help to relieve anxiety and promote happiness at any age.  There is a growing body of research which has pointed to numerous […]

Curiosity, Confidence, and Creativity through “Process” Art

Explore Our Art Classes What is Process Art? Process art focuses on the process of creating artwork rather than on any predetermined or planned outcome. The emphasis is on the experience of creating unique and original artwork. Process art encourages creativity and independence, along with the discovery of various materials, techniques, and tools.   Child-directed, […]

Intro to 3D Printing

Learn More About Summer Camp 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating a three-dimensional object from a digital model by gradually applying thin layers of material. 3D printing technology has taken off in popularity as it has become increasingly used throughout a wide range of disciplines and professions.   This […]

Inspiring Nonfiction Stories of Science and Innovation

View Full Schedule! Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist (2017) Ages 4-8 Shark Lady tells the story of Eugenie Clark, a zoologist, writer, professor, and deep-sea diver, from the trip to an aquarium where she first fell in love with sharks to her defying the odds […]

Fun + Engaging Board Games to Build STEM Skills

Kid at engineering class

View Full Schedule! Prime Climb by Math for Love Ages 10+ 2-4 Players This award-winning colorful, mathematical strategy board game engages children and adults alike. With multiple ways to play, Prime Climb can be adapted to all ages and abilities as it builds deep and meaningful mathematical understanding and logic skills. The goal of the […]

Children in Nature: Nurturing Wellness and Promoting Learning

View Full Schedule! In the face of large amounts of time spent indoors and widespread use of devices and screens, many families are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of spending time outside. As a society, our family lives have become so over scheduled that little time remains for children’s unstructured, creative play in nature. […]

How is the “Maker Movement” changing education?

View Full Schedule! The maker movement is a multidisciplinary social movement, seamlessly blending aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with a central focus on creation. Although the maker movement is quite diverse and varied, there are several core values that guide the movement as a whole. The theories of Constructionism and Constructivism are […]

Getting to Know Growth Mindset

View Full Schedule! What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is the belief that one’s intelligence, abilities, and talents are malleable. When someone has a growth mindset, they embrace failure and mistakes as opportunities for learning and discovery. Rather than giving up when the going gets tough, growth mindset enables people to persist through difficulties and […]

7 Great Apps to Practice STEM Skills at Home

Scratch coding for kids class

View Full Schedule! Here’s a list of our top picks for educational and engaging STEM apps for kids. We hope you enjoy trying out some of these fantastic apps! Scratch Jr. FREE – Ages 5-8 – Coding/Programming Scratch Jr. helps young children to learn how to code. Children program their own interactive stories, games, and […]

STEM to STEAM: Why the Arts Matter

View Full Schedule! In the ever-evolving world in which we live, where STEM fields seem to be on the forefront of innovation, we must not lose sight of the essential role of the arts and creativity. Over the years, numerous research studies have pointed to the inherent value of the arts in education. “Involvement in […]