Summer STEM Camps at Cincinnati Christian Schools

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Camps From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (camp details below)
    • Simple Machines
    • Geology & Earth Science
    • Introduction to Raspberry Pi
    • Exploring Raspberry Pi
  • Camps From 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (camp details below)
    • Introductory Filmmaking
  • Camp is open to CCS students and their friends.
  • All Camps will be held at the Cincinnati Christian Schools Junior/Senior High Campus located at 7474 Morris Road, Fairfield, OH 45011.
  • The camp fee for morning camps is $90. The all-day camp fee is $150. A $5 discount per camp will be applied for families registering more than one student.
  • Camps will include a snack daily. Students attending the all-day camp should bring a lunch daily.
  • Students will be using MacBook Air computers during the week of camp.

STEM Camps from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Simple Machines

Open to students entering grades 2-6.
How do machines work? During this camp, students will explore the six simple machines. Students will discover how each machine makes work easier through construction and investigation. The students will be able to take home all the simple machines they make from camp Monday to Thursday.  At the end of the week on Friday, the students will make an example of each simple machine using Legosâ.


Geology & Earth Science

Open to students entering grades 2-5.
Have you ever wondered how rocks were formed? Or what type of rock you have found? Or how to be a geologist? If so, come join us for a discovery of how geologists classify rocks and minerals, properties of rocks and minerals, the three groups of rocks, the rock cycle, weathering and erosion, soil types, microscope investigations of soil and more!
Each day, students will practice being geologists and have hands-on experiences "digging in" to these topics and more. We are confident that each student will see the wonder of God’s creation while exploring what He has made. Two or more Bible verses are the focus each day to support the topics.


Introduction to Raspberry Pi

Open to students entering grades 7-9.
During this camp, students will learn the basics of working with a Raspberry Pi. They will also learn about Linux and do some basic programming using Python. Students will have the opportunity to use various models of the Raspberry Pi and learn the basics of soldering. The goal of this camp is to prepare students enough that they will be able to start doing projects with a Raspberry Pi or similar development boards on their own.


Exploring Raspberry Pi

Open to students entering grades 8-12.
This camp is open to students who have attended the introductory camp or have prior experience with Raspberry Pi, programing, Linux, and/or working with electronics.
Students will explore various uses and projects for the Raspberry Pi. These include using the device to control other electronics, controlling a Raspberry Pi remotely from another device, making simple games, and making a laser tripwire. The goal of this class is to prepare students for completion of more advanced projects with a Raspberry Pi or similar developmental board on their own.

STEM Camp from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Introductory Filmmaking
Open to students entering grades 8-11.
During this camp, students will learn the basics of filmmaking, such as storyboarding, editing, developing a story, working a clapper and directing. Students will be using iMovie for editing purposes and should plan on having a smart phone or DSLR camera to shoot footage. Cameras and smart phones will not be provided

Click to download the Summer STEM Camps at CCS Registration Form

Questions? Contact Gina Smearsoll at