Awaken

Our summer STEAM camp provides the highest quality instruction through engaging and thought-provoking classes designed to build essential skills and mindset. Tip-Top Brain is bringing summer camp back to life!

The Genius
in your child!

Prevent summer brain drain!

Keep your child engaged and practicing essential skills throughout the summer

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Interdisciplinary curricula

Reading, writing, math, and STEAM all together! Teaching these disciplines in tandem helps students make deeper and more impactful connections.

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Highly qualified and engaging instructors

You can be assured that your child's instructors this summer are experts in their fields, with a genuine passion to pass their knowledge along in fun and creative ways.

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Early drop-off and late pick-up available

For your convenience, early drop-off will be available as early as 7am, and late pick-up will be available as late as 5pm.

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Full STEAM Immersion

We don't just teach STEAM, we DO STEAM! Students will learn about the given STEAM theme at large, then approach it from various perspectives.

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Practice critical ELA and Math skills

Students will practice grade-level reading, writing, and math skills in order to prevent summer brain drain and combat the effects of the Covid-slide.

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All CDC health safety measures in place

As of current guidelines, masks will be optional for all students and teachers. To that end, we want to assure you that we'll be encouraging our students to practice hand washing regularly, as well as continuing our thorough, regular Covid-cleaning protocol in the center.

Their Summer, Their Way!

Rising 3rd through 8th grade | Book Individual Summer STEAM Camp Weeks!

1 course

$625 per course

2 courses

$599 per course

3 courses

$585 per course

4+ courses

$550 per course

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Frequently Asked Questions

In congruence with NYC schools, our summer campers will not be required to wear masks at camp. Of course, if parents or kiddos feel more comfortable attending camped masked, they’re welcome to!
Here at Tip-Top we’ve had a rigorous cleaning regimen for years. At the end of each camp day, all surfaces (e.g. tables, chairs, etc.) are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. No less, throughout the course of the day we disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and bathroom facilities. At midday, while campers are enjoying play time in the park, an abbreviated cleaning is performed in our classrooms.
In years past we’ve hosted summer camps virtually, as fun as these were, the families at Tip-Top Brain are itching to attend Summer Camp in-person this year. Consequently, all of our amazing Steam Camps will be held in-person this summer. That said, be on the look-out for fun virtual events this summer, we have a few in the works!

Our Summer Camp day starts at 9:00am, however, parents can reach out to Ourania Liandrakis to arrange drop-offs closer to 8:00am or as early as 7:00am.

 

Between 9:00am and 12:00pm, campers receive instruction from our top-notch instructors in ELA and math through our state-of-the-art curriculum.

 

Once noon hits, our campers take a much-needed 30 minute break for lunch. Following lunch is 1 hour of outdoor play in our local park equipped with bocce courts and basketball courts, as well as your standard fun playground equipment (e.g. jungle gyms, swings.)

 

Following lunch, we dive into everybody’s favorite part of the day: our STEAM-themed activities. In years past, this has looked like designing and printing 3D robots, or creating origami DNA molecules. This constitutes the rest of our camp day, which concludes at 3:00pm.

 

No different than the start of the day, for parents needing to pick up their child(ren) later, we have accommodations available. Reach out to Ourania Liandrakis for more on this.

Campers participate in a myriad of fun activities throughout their camp day. Including but not limited to:
  • Bocce, Basketball, Hopscotch
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
  • Guest Speakers from Leaders in their Fields
  • 3D Printing, and Origami Modeling
  • Creative Interdisciplinary Themed-Projects
There are only two “groups” at camp so to speak, kids entering K-2nd grade and kids entering 3rd-8th grade. This is the primary distinction between our campers, matter of fact, these students go through their camp day on entirely different floors! Otherwise, these groups of no more than 12-14 students are attended to by at least two instructors at a time (a very low student-teacher ratio!.)
Our educators are the best and the brightest Queens has to offer, as candidates go through an extensive interviewing process to ensure they not only “know they’re stuff” so to speak but also to ensure they are personable and effective teachers. While working here at Tip-Top we continue to invest in our tutors so they can be the best instructors possible. For more on our instructors, check out their biographies here.
Safety is a top priority to us at tip top brain. Upon a visit you might notice the front door is locked. Ourania, the center director, will buzz you in once verifying your identity through cameras positioned in the front of our facility, where the only entrance is located.

For parents of kids in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, the deadline to register for our 2022 Summer Camp is Friday, June 17th. However, we suggest you enroll your child ASAP, as seats fill quickly.

Yes! Our price to enroll in a single STEAM week is $599. With the addition of each week, you’ll receive a sizable discount. For instance, the cost of 2 camps would be discounted $50, and 4 camp weeks would come with a $500 discount.
Yes, we do have a payment plan available. For more details, contact Ourania, our center director via info@tiptopbrain.com or (718) 440-3541.

Yes! So long as you provide written permission for your child to walk home at the end of camp each day, they are more than welcome to! Quite a few parents of our teen and “tween” campers utilize this option.

For the most part, campers cannot use their phones during camp. We understand some campers may need to bring their phone to camp. In this case, their cellphone must stay stowed in their backpack for the duration of the day. Yes, that includes lunch and recess. There are a bunch of awesome benefits to putting down your cellphone for a bit, especially for kids.

 

As you can imagine, we are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones, and we do suggest keeping them at home.

Yes! However, no different than cell phones, we are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged toys. Of course, we’ll likely ask your child to keep their toy(s) in their backpack for the majority of the camp day. Our students are welcome to bring these toys out during recess.

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