emPowerU

Summer STEAM Camps

Mosaic Life Care Foundation’s emPowerU STEAM Camps are designed to create and develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. All sessions feature fun, hands-on activities led by professionally trained facilitators. Camp descriptions are below.

These half-day camps are offered at emPowerU in St. Joseph.  The morning session is from 9 am-Noon, and the afternoon session is from 12:30-3:30 pm.

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2024 STEAM Camp Schedule.

July 15 – 19

LEGO Powered Machines, 9 am-12pm, grades 3-5

TYNKER Coding, 9 am-12pm, grades 3-8

LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics, 9am-12pm, grades 6-8


LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics, 12:30-3:30 pm, grades 3-5

Minecraft Edu., 12:30-3:30pm, grades 3-5

Virtual Reality Explorers, 12:30-3:30 pm, grades 6-8

July 22 – 26

LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics, 9 am-12pm, grades 3-5

Minecraft Edu., 9am-12pm, grades 3-5

Coding Drones, 9am-12pm, grades 6-8


LEGO Powered Machines, 12:30-3:30pm, grades 3-5

TYNKER Coding, 12:30-3:30 pm, grades 3-8

Rocket League Esports, 12:30-3:30pm, grades 6-8

July 29 – Aug. 2

LEGO Powered Machines, 9 am-12pm, grades 3-5

TYNKER Coding, 9 am-12pm, grades 3-8

Virtual Reality Explorers, 9am-12pm, grades 6-8


LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics, 12:30-3:30 pm, grades 3-5

LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics, 12:30-3:30pm,          grades 6-8

STEAM Camp Module Details

All summer STEAM Camps are $110 per week and held at emPowerU, 518 S. 6th Street, St. Joseph, MO.

Coding Drones

Students will experience the thrill of flight and accomplishment as they learn to program Parrot drones using TYNKER’s intuitive visual coding. They will pilot drones through extreme maneuvers, grasp objects and fly aerial combat missions all through the power of code. Watch your child’s confidence soar as they learn to bridge the gap from the digital to the physical world. Open to students entering grades 6-8.

LEGO® Powered Machines and Mechanisms

Our LEGO® Powered Machines and Mechanisms camps enable students to work as young scientists, engineers and designers by providing them with tools and tasks that engage them in real-world investigations and problem-solving. They design and make models to solve problems, observe the behaviors of these models, reflect and redesign, record and present their findings. From simple creations to complex machines, these camps are fun and challenging. Open to students entering grades 3-5.

LEGO® SPIKE Prime Robotics

SPIKE Prime is a terrific way for students to learn about building and coding robots. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students to think critically and solve complex problems. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, SPIKE Prime helps students learn the essential STEAM and 21st-century skills while having fun! Open to students entering grades 6-8.

LEGO® WeDo 2.0 Robotics

Whether you want to introduce your student to the world of robotics or have a student with more advanced abilities, these LEGO® WeDo robotics camps remain a favorite of our younger students. Featuring a diverse curriculum that allows students to explore a variety of concepts, these camps foster the development of mathematics, engineering, creativity and collaboration. Your students are sure to enjoy these challenging yet rewarding camps. Open to students entering grades 3-5.

Minecraft Education

Minecraft Education provides an opportunity for students to learn through various engaging activities which enables them to develop essential skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and creative thinking. Students can approach gameplay from a different perspective and discover the underlying mechanics of the game they love in a collaborative environment.  Open to students entering grades 3-5.

Rocket League® Esports

 Rocket League is a fun way to learn about the competitive landscape of esports. During our camp, students will learn how to collaborate as a team, communicate effectively, and develop the essential skills needed to compete at a higher level. Camp sessions will be a mixture of learning discussions, strategy development, and gameplay. All levels of experience are welcome. Open to students entering grades 6-8.

TYNKER Coding

TYNKER Coding camps empower students to create through the power of imagination. As students learn coding at their own pace, they build adventure games, design animated heroes and villains, program game controls and motion, add music and program game logic. No prior programming experience required. Open to students entering grades 3-8. Modules will be assigned according to grade level.

Virtual Reality Explorers

Virtual Reality is one of the most exciting and immersive learning technologies available. Students will be able to experience and explore a variety of topics and concepts. Whether it is visiting Mars or another outer space destination, experiencing other cultures, problem-solving in breathtaking new worlds or creating three-dimensional art, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Open to students entering grades 6-8.

Camper Testimonials

Camp Invention

Campers will gain confidence and discover the power of their imaginations during the new Camp Invention program, Recharge, as they launch rubber ducks, design morphing vehicles, find their own unique voice, and take apart wireless microphones. Sign up at www.invent.org.

Camp Invention