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ESSK: Cancelled for 2020

ESSK at Park Shore Has Options For Your Child!

Dear Extreme Steam Families and Friends,

We hope your family continues to be well and thank you for enrolling or inquiring about Extreme Steam Science Kids.  Unfortunately, due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, our enrollment is not what it usually is and we had to make the very difficult decision to suspend science for this summer at Park Shore.  As you know, we have been one of the leaders in STEAM science programs in the camp industry and have partnered with Wonder Workshop, the creator of the Dash, Dot and Cue robots and created the all-new V-Camp.  Wonder Workshop has created its new Dash Neighborhood Robotic Simulator which allows children to learn Blockly coding and make a virtual robot move similarly to the physical robot.  They wanted to create a virtual camp offering that has a real camp feeling and selected Extreme Steam because we have used their Dash product and we understand the camp industry.  Although we have suspended science at Park Shore for this summer we have several good options for families who have not yet enrolled and who want their child to experience camp for this summer.  These options can assist you with what you can have your child do for this summer instead of coming to Extreme Steam.

It saddens us to even discuss other options for our science program, but we are always trying to accommodate our customers.  Since children have been isolated for so long we strongly believe it is very important for them to get back with other children and be able to socialize and be kids again.  

  • For that reason, the first option would be to enroll your child(ren) in Park Shore in a regular camp group that they would normally join after science and enjoy a full day of camp activities.  
  • If your child insisted on some kind of science you could enroll in our new V-Camp which will feature the all-new Dash Robotic simulator.  They would be in a virtual class at home with a live Extreme Steam instructor and have the options of a one or two-week session running from 9 am – 12 pm  Our recommendation would be to take the morning three-hour class, have lunch at home and then come to camp and join their group to finish the day with Park Shore’s exciting activities.  
  • The last option is to stay home and just take the V-Camp program and not come to camp. This option can offer an exciting home virtual live experience for all of the families who have already canceled their child(ren)’s session due to the pandemic.  

You can visit the ESSK website to get more information and to enroll in one of our V-Camp classes. We are hosting a webinar with Make Wonder on Thursday, June 18th at 3pm. If you are interested in finding out more information, click here to register for the webinar! If you missed the webinar, you can click here to watch the replay.

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience, but these circumstances were way out of our control, and for the first time in our 60 year history, like many other businesses, we could not offer what we wanted to keep our families involved the way they wanted to be.  We believe the options we are providing for this summer will keep our science campers involved and happy for this summer.  Please call me if you have any questions or concerns about what we are offering for this summer and I will be happy to assist you.  We hope to see you in one of the program offerings we have provided and wish your family the very best.

Sincerely,

Bob Budah

 

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