CSMS STEAM Summer Camp is open to all students entering 3rd-8th grades!
Each week-long session offers a fun, safe, engaging educational environment to learn, explore, build self-confidence, and be creative. Students do not need to attend Clint Small Middle School to sign up for this camp. All sessions are led by awesome CSMS staff.
Weekly themes range from coding to critical thinking to hands-on maker projects. This is a full-day camp that include lunch and snack. A field trip and a t-shirt are also included with each week of camp!
Read all about our 2018 STEAM Summer Camp sessions.
Register online: When you register your camper online, he/she is immediately put on the preliminary camper list. Once the $100 deposit is received, your camper is moved to the reserved camper list. After full payment is received, your camper is put on the confirmed camper list. Please note: All online payments go through AISD before they reach our school bookkeeper, which may take several days.
Download, print and complete the registration packet: Registration packets may be dropped off in person, mailed to the school, faxed, or attached to an email to email@example.com. If mailed via USPS, please write “To the attention of STEAM camp” on the envelope. When registration is delivered to the Clint Small Middle School office, via USPS or in person, it is recorded by our office personnel. A label is attached with the date and time it was delivered. It is then placed in a lockbox, which can only be accessed by our school bookkeeper. Ms. Dunaway will retrieve all registrations ASAP and process them in the order received.
PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Dunaway personally handles all camp registrations. Due to her packed teaching schedule, she usually processes camp registration on the weekends, so please don’t be concerned if it takes up to a week to receive confirmation. She will address all concerns and reply to emails as soon as possible.
Credit card payments can only be accepted online (3% processing fee will be added). Payment can be made in cash, check, or money order. These types of payments can be mailed to the school or dropped off in person (if dropping off, please do not give the payment to student office aide).
For more information about STEAM Camp, contact Melissa Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the CSMS office at 512-841-6700.
What is served for lunch and snack? Lunch is served by our school cafeteria. Campers will receive a choice of an entree, 2 vegetables, 1 fruit, 1 grain, and milk/juice. A vegetarian entree is available at each meal. Nutritional values are available at http://www.austinisd.org/nutritionfoodservices. A lunch menu is mailed home before the first day of each camp week. Snacks are provided once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Typical snacks are granola bars, crackers, gummy fruit snacks, trail mix, pretzels, rice crispy treats, ice pops (on swim days), etc.
What if my child follows a special diet? We are not able to offer meals that accommodate special diets due to diabetes, celiac’s disease, vegan, etc. A vegetarian entree is available at each meal. A lunch menu will be provided each week. Campers needing specialized meals or snacks may bring lunch and/or snacks from home. We will do our best to accommodate in as many ways as possible.
What if my camper is ill and cannot attend camp? Should a camper be unable to attend camp with a documented illness, attempts will be made to provide a partial refund. Partial refunds will be based on available funds after all camp obligations have been settled.
Can my camper call/text me during camp? Campers are encouraged to leave cell phones at home. During camp, the expectation is that cell phones remain turned off. Should a camper need to contact his/her parent, a director will be happy to facilitate the call. Campers often wish to call at the end of the day to see what time they will be picked up. We discourage this type of call, as we want parents and guardians to be safe while driving.
What if I need to get a message to my camper? Please contact Ms. Dunaway or other designated personnel. They will provide their personal cell phone numbers to parents at the beginning of camp.
How is my camper monitored on swimming days? All teachers attending swimming trips are CPR, first aid, and water safety certified. Lifeguards are on duty and teachers are around the pool. City of Austin requires any camper wishing to swim in water above 5 feet complete a short swim test. One teacher is in the water in the 5+ foot area, in addition to the teacher monitoring the area from the side. One teacher is also centered in the shallow end in addition to the teachers assigned to the area. Directors make current sweeps around the pool to monitor. Campers are escorted to the restroom as needed. Child safety is our number 1 priority. City of Austin requires a 1:12 ratio, but we make sure the teacher/camper ratio is as small as possible. Some of our swim teachers even volunteer and attend without pay to ensure the safety of our campers. Our campers wear color coded wristbands to help us identify not only our campers, but which section of the pool individual campers may visit. Campers will prepare for swimming (change clothes, add sunscreen, etc.) on campus. Campers will have time to change back into their camp clothes once we return from swimming.