2021 STEAM Camp @ Church Farm School

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine and Church Farm School partner on STEAM camp offering for middle school students

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCA branches across Chester County, and the Church Farm School (CFS), an independent day and boarding school, have partnered to offer four new, innovative hands-on STEAM camps for kids in grades six through eight this summer. Four camps will run for one week each, with each week including two unique STEAM experiments, along with traditional camp fun.

Church Farm School and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine present 

STEAM Camp @ Church Farm School 

For rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders

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Held in Church Farm School's New State-of-the-Art Center for the Arts this full-day camp will be led by Church Farm School faculty in the morning and by the YMCA camp team in the afternoon. Campers will spend the morning completing unique and engaging STEAM projects, including:

  • Fluor Engineering Challenge / Nature & Environment – June 21-25: Campers will design and build the tallest possible paper tower capable of supporting a load for 60 seconds. Additionally, they will make a giant leaf ceramic platter by painting with natural ingredients, using foliage for printing making and upcycling found objects in art. 
  • You Spin Me Right Round / Photography – June 28-July 2: Campers will design and 3D print spinning tops, competing to see whose top spins the longest. They will also learn photography basics, making a cyanotype picture, producing a short stop motion video and using photo emulsion to screen print a t-shirt. 
  • Prosthetic Heart Value / I Want to Sing - July 12-16: Campers will construct a prosthetic heart valve model. Additionally, they will learn singing techniques with the week culminating in a performance.
  • Video Game / Music Technology & Song Writing – July 19-23: Campers will design their own video game using MIT’s Scratch programming language. They will also write song lyrics to fit a basic pop song and create an instrumental track to record their own songs by week’s end.

In the afternoon, campers will enjoy crafts, games, swimming, and much more led by the team at the Lionville Community YMCA. Campers will have the opportunity to make new friends and safely enjoy their summers. The entire camp experience will take place on the Church Farm School’s campus.




About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs including the Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Lionville Community YMCA, Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center, Octorara YMCA Program Center, Upper Main Line YMCA and West Chester Area YMCA is a leading non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Chester County community. We strive to nurture the potential of every child, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility through life-changing programs for all. YGBW raises funds to provide financial assistance to those unable to pay the standard rates. To learn more, visit www.ymcagbw.org.

About the Church Farm School
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention. Visit www.gocfs.net to learn more.


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