Summer, Winter, and Spring Vacation STEM Camps

STEM-Rich Making Program



With summer fast approaching we are preparing for the best summer camp experience in the Central Valley! Unique and engaging one-week camps with a focus on science, art, engineering, making and ecosystems of rivers and oceans.  Applications and Registration will soon be available! Check out our Calendar and save the date!


Summer 2017  

SAM Academy (Science, Art & Music) offered three different 5-day summer camps for kids ages 6-17. Bots to Biology and River and Coastal exploration which included a free trip to Morro Bay, and Santa Cruz to sail aboard the O’Neill Sea Odyssey where kids got to study and explore coastal ecology.

In each camp, studies were designed for the grade level span of each group. Students observed and contrasted coastal ecosystems, observed sea otters, harbor seals, migrating birds, and other amazing creatures. Focused learning modules on coastal ecology and riparian ecology preceded each of the trips and students practiced using the tools and instruments used during the field studies (compass, sensors, probes, cameras). Students also learned about the various landforms and environmental issues that impact both the Central Valley and coastal regions of California.