DUE TO COVID-19, SBEF has decided to cancel our Summer STEAM camps for 2020.  We hope you are all staying healthy and safe.

SBEF is happy to offer a mix of innovative summer camps for Junior High Students.  These camps are open to incoming 6th- 8th graders.  The cost is $225 per camp.   We also offer financial assistance.  To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must receive free or reduced lunch.  The cost of camp with a scholarship is $50.  If you are eligible for a scholarship, please do not sign up online, instead download and print the Registration Form and mail it to our office with payment and a copy of your free/reduced lunch letter from the district.  For full-tuition students, please register online.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Szopa, Programs Manager at 805-284-9125.  No full refunds will be issued after June 1, 2020.  If cancelled prior to those dates, we will refund all but a $50 processing fee.  Also, if we do not receive adequate registration to hold the camp, we will issue a full refund.

All camps run Monday- Friday, 9am-Noon




Instructor: Tracy Womack

Session 1: June 15-19th

Session 2: June 22-26th

Wanna build a robot? You can! This class allows students to build and program the mBot by Makeblock. Students will learn basic coding structures like loops, functions, and iterations while engaged with their own robot. Then, experience the next level of robotics with the Airblock drone.  Whilst they play, students will learn block-based programming, the principles of aerodynamics, exercise logic and use their critical thinking skills. This class is designed for beginners, students who want to try robotics, but have no coding or robotics experience.

¿Quieres construir un robot? ¡Lo puedes hacer! Esta clase enseña a los estudiantes a construir y programar el mBot por Makeblock y drones.


Instructor: TBD

Session 1: June 22 – 26th

Session 2: June 29 – July 3rd

Ready for a challenge?  In this class, students will build and code VEX 5 robots. This course expands on topics introduced in the previous course, the student must be comfortable with coding.  This is not a beginner course.  Once students build their robots, they will code them with VEX Coding Studio, beginning with block programming and as their comfort level grows transitioning into text programming with VEX C++. Student build teams will challenge each other to complete tasks with their robots.

¿Listo para un reto? En esta clase, los estudiantes construirán y codificarán robots VEX 5.



Instructor: TBD

Session 1: June 15-19th

Session 2: June 22-26th

Learn to code using professional* game engines Unity and Unreal. Participants will learn the principles of game design, workflow, and levels. Object control, game physics, camera use, and 360-degree photos will be taught. Game creation fundamentals will be taught along with C# coding, character control and more. Participants will work in teams and individually to design multi-level games. Problem solving, art creation, 3D modeling and more!

Participants will need to create their own Unity and Unreal accounts.

Aprende a codificar usando el motor de juego profesional, Unity. Los participantes aprenderán los principios del diseño del juego, el flujo de trabajo y los niveles.


Instructor: Donna Barker

Session 1: June 15-19 “Mediterranean Cuisine- Italy to Greece” – Learn how to make homemade pasta, pizza, and hummus!

Session 2: June 22-26 “Sweets Week” – Bake away making cupcakes, pies, and more!