Working both individually and in teams, girls will spend the week designing, creating, and making various projects that incorporate all of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) disciplines. Participants will be able to take home everything that they build.
A camp to develop your daughter's imagination, problem-solving, engineering and design-thinking skills.

Basic Information

This popular camp returns to Makery Down with new projects for 2017! Campers will use a Makey Makey to engineer a banana piano, game controllers, and other musical instruments; littleBits to make a self-driving car; LEDs and DSLR cameras to paint with light; create a new stuffy that comes to life with sewable circuits; and lots of other high- and low-tech crafts, not to mention lots of time outside playing games.

Registration costs $450 for the week; please note, lunch is not provided.

  • Dates: Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30. A camp expo will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, and there will be no extended care that day.
  • Registration is open to rising third- through sixth-grade girls
  • Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with afternoon extended care available from 3-4:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $50.
To be able to provide individualized support and instruction, the session will be limited to 30 participants, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year’s camp filled up quickly — we encourage you to register early!

Registration opens on February 1. This camp is open to all third- through sixth-grade girls whether they attend Burke's or not. 

About the Program

Your daughter will experience hands-on investigation and discovery for girls in Burke’s state-of-the-art science labs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge.
In order to receive a full refund on any summer class or camp, cancellations must be received no later than seven days before the class or camp starts.

About the Instructor

Susan Deemer is the Upper School Makery Facilitator at Burke's. Prior to that, Susan taught middle school physical science for 19 years (the last 16 of which were at Burke's). In 2005, she was one of three finalists for the Presidential Excellence Award in Math and Science Teaching and she earned National Board Certification in 2011. In 2016, Susan earned a Maker Teacher Certificate from Sonoma State University, and she is a three-time National Science Olympiad coach. Susan uses hands-on demonstrations, design thinking, and inquiry-based projects to spark student interest and curiosity. 
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Jerry Mullaney for more information.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

Katherine Delmar Burke School

An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
Directions | Employment | Contact Us