February Vacation STEAM Camp
Looking for fun things for kids to do during February vacation? Explore Acera's STEAM Learning Lab, where kids can learn how to draw and explore in virtual reality, solve a design challenge in our wood shop, create their own "enchanted electronics" projects, and more! Come for one day or all four; both full- and half-day programs are available. "Our programs are designed to be hands-on and fun, tapping into a child's innate creativity and curiosity," said school director and founder Courtney Dickinson of Winchester. "February vacation week is a great opportunity to expose children to science and technology in a fun and creative way. It might even uncover a passion they didn't know they had." Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership, is a Winchester-based non-profit STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-8. Founded in 2010, Acera engages students in individualized, inquiry-based learning that is designed around their passions and aligned with their own abilities. The school's approach encourages children to think in broad new ways about the challenges they see and apply core capacities -- such as systems thinking and perspective taking -- to real-world problems. In addition to K-8 education, Acera offers daily after-school enrichment programs and February, April, and summer vacation camps. For more information, visit aceraschool.org.