We will not be hosting a traditional (paid) Summer STEAM Institute® this summer (2021) due to the high demand across our state for engaging summer programs in response to COVID-related learning loss. We are responding to these challenges by providing high quality arts experiences to K-8 students impacted by COVID-19 throughout South Carolina in conjunction with community partners, organizations and local school districts. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you all in the summer of 2022.
ECM’S SUMMER STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATHEMATICS) INSTITUTE® IS A NATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CAMP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON DESIGNED TO PREVENT SUMMER LEARNING LOSS FOR RISING K-8TH GRADERS. ALL OF OUR SUMMER CAMPERS PARTICIPATE IN IMMERSIVE, ARTS INTEGRATED STEAM PROGRAMMING WITH INSTRUCTION FROM LOCAL ARTISTS, STEM PROFESSIONALS, CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND EDUCATORS DESIGNING AND PRODUCING PROJECTS, EXPERIMENTS, AND UNIQUE ART. THEMES CHANGE WEEKLY AND FOCUS ON 21ST–CENTURY SKILLS SUCH AS FOSTERING IMAGINATION, COLLABORATION, AND CREATIVITY. THIS SUMMER WE ARE PROVIDING CAMPS IN RURAL AREAS TO HELP RE-ENGAGE AND SUPPORT LEARNING ENRICHMENT THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA. WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN SUMMER 2022 WITH NORMAL OPERATIONS OF OUR SUMMER STEAM INSTITUTE.