Five immersive creative studios
Studios represent the deepest, most advanced creative opportunities at Steve & Kate’s. Designed by learning scientists and tested by kids, studios offer a range of meaningful activities and cutting-edge technologies where campers can dig deep into their passions.
Film Studio – Kids are natural-born storytellers. This studio gives them the tools to bring their most imaginative stories to life through stop-motion animation and live-action film.
This immersive storytelling studio leverages iPads, iMovie, and custom-built rigs. We also offer a wealth of tutorials to introduce the kids to more advanced film-making techniques that will help them hone their storytelling craft.
Breadmaking Studio – For thousands of years, breadmaking has been a staple of human cuisine. And yet, its simple ingredients hide a complex art form that makes breadmaking one of the most amazing learning opportunities for kids.
In this studio, kids will bake their own bread from scratch, learning the basics of mixing, kneading, rising, and baking along the way. They can add spices and other fun flavors, experiment with shapes, and explore a culinary journey that’s never the same twice.
Coding Studio – Coding has been proven to dramatically improve children’s problem-solving and logic skills, not to mention equipping them with the knowledge they’ll need to thrive in a world where the pace of technology accelerates every day.
Our Coding Studio puts kids in charge of technology, using custom-built coding apps, games, and robotics to push the limits of their analytical, collaborative and creative muscles. Whether your child is a total noob or a hacker-in-training, they’ll love this studio.
Fashion Studio – What happens when you mix the world of fashion with a child’s creativity? Literally anything. That’s why we built a Fashion Studio, where campers can design and sew their own clothing and accessories.
Whether your child prefers hand-sewing, machine-sewing or crochet, they can tap into their imaginations to make bags, tank tops, dresses, shorts, hats, scarves, and so much more. And with our new tutorials for advanced techniques, Project Runway can’t be far off.
Music Studio – Music is the heartbeat of human life. Which is probably why it’s one of our first high-level brain functions as infants. At Steve & Kate’s, we believe music should be a lifelong enjoyable experience, which is why we’ve created a studio where kids can create, record and share their music and songs.
Rather than focusing just on lessons and skills, we empower kids to experiment and explore their musical imaginations. With cutting-edge technology, kids can sing karaoke, sample and mix electronic music, lay down beats on the drum machine, and spin records like a DJ.
And a world of endless choice
If you’re going to trust kids to make their own choices, you’d better give them plenty of choice. We offer a wide array of activities and experiences, and your kid will have the freedom to try to them all.
Sports – From camp classics like Capture the Flag and Dodgeball, to traditional sports offered with some Steve & Kate’s flare, like Soccer and Hockey in our custom-designed stadium, campers will have endless opportunities to exercise body (and mind). Each week, we’ll offer a featured Sport played Monday-Friday in a best-of-five style tournament for campers of all ages and abilities. We’ll also have other active games scheduled throughout the day to spice things up.
Specials – Each day at camp, we feature at least one of three show stoppers from our lineup for campers to experience. One day it’s an electric go-kart or a Zorb inflatable hamster wheel. The next it could be an inflatable slip and slide. We bring the amusement park to camp all summer long.
* Please note, each site will have 3 Specials that remain on site all summer. The options available are determined based on weather, space available, and school policies. Some schools, for example, prohibit inflatables. Check your site’s location page or contact the Director in 2017 for the Specials that will be offered this summer.
Showcase – Between lunch and all-camp games, we gather all of the campers to celebrate various parts of camp life. During the week, campers will view films from an original docuseries highlighting kids who have pursued their passions and achieved something incredible, films from our “best of” reel produced by other camps around the US, a webcast of imaginative stories told by Steve, the founder of the camp, live performances by counselors and campers showcasing talents and what they’ve made in studios. More on shows below.
Rubber Chicken – Each day, there is an itty bitty rubber chicken called Chuckie Jr that is hidden at camp. Campers hunt for the tiny chicken as they go about their normal day. As the days go by where Chuckie Jr goes unfound, one more clue to his location is added to the mix until he is discovered and a great chicken prize is awarded.
Lounge – Campers have a self-serve supply of books, card games, board games, and strategy games, thousands of wooden blocks and arts & crafts supplies.
Launchpad – After 37 years, we can say that all of the children we’ve ever met like to choose their own activities. But for some it’s an idea they need to warm up to. Others like the comfort of being with a group. That’s why we’ve developed the Launchpad––a way to start before joining the broader camp environment. We set up a structured program at camp where kids can feel comfortable as they connect with other kids who need easing into camp. The group then follows a schedule through camp that gives them a full view of what we offer. At any time during the day, campers may break from this group and do their own thing once they have discovered something of interest and friends to do it with.
Gameshow – Each day of camp is capped with Steve & Kate’s Gameshow—Antler’s Up. Campers play a bingo style game of chance based on camp icons for prizes like toys, sports equipment, boogie boards and more.
Game Room – We all know that play is crucial to a child’s creative and social development. So we figured, why not dedicate an entire space to it? Every Steve & Kate’s is now equipped with a Game Room, featuring Just Dance, Just Sing, foosball, table games, and plenty more opportunities to play just for the sake of play.
Carnival – On the last day at each camp location, we turn the fun up to 11. Replacing our usual camp activities is the Steve & Kate’s Camp Carnival, where campers play to earn prizes and treats. This not-to-be-missed event is the big bang finish each summer.
All-Camp Games – Every day after lunch, the whole camp comes together for a high-energy, high-spirit collaborative game, ranging from camp classics to super-top-secret originals that you’ll only find at Steve & Kate’s.