Otterbein Offers STEAM Powered Summer Camps for Kids

Posted May 19, 2017

Looking for some summer excitement?  Look no further than The Point at Otterbein and all of the exciting summer camps happenings in the coming months! Visit for more information on these and other camps offered at Otterbein this summer.

Super Sleuths Summer Camp

This summer camp, will offer rising third and fourth graders with a chance to take on the roles of forensic scientists and criminal investigators solving fictitious crimes. Campers will participate in more than 25 hands on, inquiry-based lessons and experiments correlated with the Ohio Department of Education’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Subject Area Standards.  

During this week-long camp, campers will solve two crimes through completing tasks that require them to apply their core knowledge through solving relevant challenges and activities, all the while developing perseverance and tenacity. Campers will provided a window into the careers of forensic scientists and criminal investigators by viewing short accompanying video clips with each lesson, made by the experts at Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  

In addition, this camp will provide campers with many opportunities to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by taking part in daily Maker Space Projects. They will also strengthen their intrapersonal and interpersonal skills through completing team-based challenges and activities that call for learning by trial and error and individual exploration. Campers will walk away from this fun-filled, educational week with a better understanding of the STEAM disciplines and problem solving skills.

  • What: Otterbein’s “STEAM” Powered Super Sleuths Summer Camp (affiliated with the Ohio Attorney General’s Science School)
  • When: Monday, June 19th – Friday, June 23rd 9 – 4
  • Who: Rising 3rd and 4th Grade Students
  • Where: The Point at Otterbein University
  • Cost: $250 for full week

Campers will need to bring a packed lunch. Snacks and all camp materials will be provided.

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Otterbein’s Engineering Solutions Summer Camp

Students will learn to apply the engineering approach to problem solving. Through guided instruction, students will gain experience and understanding of 3D modeling, 3D printing, circuitry, and application of microprocessors. With these new skill sets, students will work in teams to apply the design process of brainstorming, prototyping, designing, building and testing to solve a challenge problem. They will then present their work to their peers using technical communication skills developed throughout the camp.

  • Age Range: 5th – 8th graders
  • Dates: June 26-30 (Session I) or July 10-14 (Session II)
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Where: The Point at Otterbein University
  • Cost: $250/student for full week

This camp has a limit of 20 students maximum.  Campers will need to bring a packed lunch. Snacks and all camp materials will be provided.

Register Today!