STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps

The Meriden YMCA Mountain Mist Day Camp is excited to offer our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camps! STEM Camps are open to campers who have completed grades 3 through 8 as of the school year ending in June. STEM Camps will be under the direction of Christopher Stone, Director of STEM Academy.  


2021 STEM Camps

Session 1: NASA Astro Camp (June 21 - July 2, 2021)

Developed with NASA based activities, this camp explores what it really means to be an astronaut and an aerospace engineer combining science, engineering, and math all in one. Students will be building, launching, and exploring the various structures launched into space while thinking about the scientific factors that go into real NASA space explorations.

This camp introduces children to the principles of engineering through hands-on NASA themed activities in which they will apply the engineering design process to solve problems and generate solutions. The emphasis is on students understanding that engineers must imagine and plan before they begin to create and test. Come join us for a great time!  


Session 5:  STEAM Explorations Camp (August 16 - 27, 2021)

Does your child like to explore science, solve problems and use technology? If so, then STEM Academy is the perfect place for your child! Join us to explore many different STEM Challenges through hands-on investigations. Topics will include, but not limited to, K'NEX and Lego Building, Rocketry, Coding with Ozobots and Engineering Challenges.


Our Meriden YMCA STEM Academy programs have been recognized and awarded these very special grants. We are grateful for the support of these organizations:

  • 2019 Cox Charities STEM Grant
  • 2018 Cox Charities STEM Grant
  • 2016 Cox STEM Education Grant
  • 2015 3M STEM Education Grant
  • 2012 Napier Foundation STEM Education Grant
  • 2011 NASA Summer of Innovation STEM Education Grant.
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