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STEM Camps

The Out-of-Door Summer Academy offers unique academic, sports, STEM, arts, and day camps for children ages 5-17. With full day programs available, the Out-of-Door Summer Academy provides the most OUTstanding summer experiences in Sarasota!
ODA’s STEM Camps offer students the chance to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in unique and fun ways. Students of all ages can experience hands-on, project-based learning through our STEM camps.

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  • Engineering Minds (for High-Level Learners)

    • Entering grades 6-12 (For middle and high school students)
    • Cost: $350/week (price includes all supplies)
    • Dates: Session 1: July 15-19
    • Dates: Session 2: July 22-26
    • Time: 9 am-3:00 pm
    • Instructors: Stephan P. Athan, Ph.D. and Assistant Rudy Mician
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch

    How cool is it to know how things work?
    Hello everyone. I am Dr. Stephan Athan, a lifelong engineer and student of science, technology, and art. I am also a pilot, a musician, a Frisbee master, a triathlete, a builder, and inventor and have worked in some of the coolest jobs in the world including off-shore oil rigs, designing life saving equipment for military pilots, designing microchips, working on top secret government contracts, and teaching engineering to university graduates and undergraduates. I bring over 39 years of experience to my summer Engineering Minds workshops to share how cool engineering really is. We will cover many topics in electrical, mechanical, aerospace, computer, and biomedical engineering including quantum physics, artificial intelligence, electromagnetics, communications, logic design, how to make microchips, human physiologic monitoring, and more. You will be introduced to the Intel Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and several of my inventions including my RAD Climber and my Microelectronics Timeline (everybody gets one). We have lots of cool things to share and some never-before seen demonstrations. I know you will come away inspired, enlightened, and empowered by what you learn and it will give you new perspective to the world around you.
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  • Engineering Camp-Explore! Build! Create!

    • Entering grades 7-9
    • Cost: $300/ week (price includes all supplies)
    • Dates: July 8-12
    • Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    • Instructor: Tim Garrett (ODA Engineering and Physics teacher)
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • Eureka! Invention Camp

    Entering grades 1-5
    Cost: $170/week
    Dates: June 3-7
    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Presented by Mad Science
    Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • NASA-Junior Astronauts Training

    • Entering grades 1-5
    • Cost: $170/week
    • Dates: June 10-14
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Presented by Mad Science
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • Red Hot Robots

    • Entering grades 2-5
    • Cost: $195/week (price includes take home robot)
    • Dates: June 17-21
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 noon
    • Presented by Mad Science
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • Spy Academy 1: Mission Impossible

    • Entering grades 1-5
    • Cost: $170/week
    • Dates: June 24-28
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Presented by Mad Science
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • Sciencepallooza

    • Entering grades 1-5
    • Cost: $170/week
    • Dates: July 8-12
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 [m
    • Presented by Mad Science
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • Grossology

    • Entering grades 1-5
    • Cost: $170/week
    • Dates: July 15-19
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Presented by Mad Science
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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  • CSI-Detective Science

    • Entering grades 1-5
    • Cost: $170/week
    • Dates: July 22-26
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Presented by Mad Science
    • Location: Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch
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