The S.T.E.M (sCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) Summer Camp program for middle school, high school, and home schooled students aged 11 - 16. 

KSI STEM camps are designed for kids ages 11 – 16  and focus on building projects and coding for Robotics.  The various STEM tracks include the use of technology such as Arduino UNO and Raspberry Pi, creating websites using HTML, JavaScript and CSS, video editing for YouTube channels, and financial literacy including trading, money management, and the understanding of cryptocurrency. Scroll down for more details about Summer 2018 STEM tracks.

                               SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE

Financial Literacy  9 AM- 12:30 PM

Learn investing basics, including the concepts of compounding interest, the time value of money, stock market research and investing.

Coding Station 9 AM- 12:30 PM

This camp allows students to develop, create and build their own websites using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Students will work hands-on to design, build, program and document progress.

Robotic Automation 1:30 PM-5 PM

This camp allows students to develop, build and program a robot including a more advanced robotic project to follow. Students will work hands-on to design, build, program and document progress.

Video Editing - Adobe Premiere 1:30 PM-5 PM

This camp is designed to teach students how to successfully import, edit, add effects, transition, and export video in Adobe Premier.

                              Stem Camp Sessions will be offered on the following weeks:

                                                              Week 1  June 18-22

                                                               Week 2  June 25-29

                                                               Week 3 July 9-13

                                                               Week 4 July 16-20

                                                               Week 5 July 23-27

                                 Click HERE to Enroll Now!

                                Click HERE to See Summer 2017!

Our Tracks

KSI modernizes student learning from the conventional school day with activities that capture excitement, entertainment, and creativity. Our curriculum broadens a student’s learning exposure with activities that balance computer science skills in an absorbable activity. In other words, students will engage in a variety of STEM technologies rooted in engaging projects that produce a tangible result.
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Financial Literacy

Get your financial portfolio ready! Learn investing basics, including the concepts of compounding interest, the time value of money, stock market research and investing.  After achieving the basic grasp of spot market investing, advanced students learn about portfolio management and diversification of sectors, derivative instruments such as options, and trading of commodities through ETFs (exchange traded funds) and index strategies in the
Financial Literacy Track. 


 Hacker's beware! Learn the principles of coding for a variety of languages and platforms like Python, JavaScript and more with emphasis on programming syntax and semantics in the Coding Station Track.


Gear up the engineering skills when designing, developing, building, programming, and document progress of a robot! Use today's tools of the trade like Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more in the
Robotic Automation Track. 


VIDEO Production

Learn the fundamentals of pre-production and composition, using professional equipment and editing techniques for videos in the
Video Production & Editing Track.


Why Choose KSI?

What we do

Knowledge Systems Institute (KSI) is a non-profit organization committed to providing education in Computer and Information Sciences. Our studio champions the “Maker Mentality”; guiding students to envision an outcome and evolving it into reality using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We teach today’s youth how to:

  • Build, code, and operate robotic devices including devices like 3D printing, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi;
  • design and run web programs fit for a variety of today’s mobile platforms;
  • teach traditional coding fundamentals and principles;  
  • learning real world financial influence on technology;  
  • and use video editing software to make movies, short videos and visual effects.

Best of all, our offering is project-based, all student work will result in tangible physical or digital material that exhibits their STEM creation.

Demo Projects

View our demo projects below to see what students can accomplish in our camps.

Visit our tracks page here to review each of our track enrollment options

Build your very own robot in the Robotics Automation Track! Using code, you can program your robot to understand its surroundings through sensors and move in specific directions. Meet STEVE 1.0 in this video to see a robot in action from our 2017 Summer Camp, KSI STEM. 

Learn how to add text, effects, and music to a video in the Video Production and Editing Track! This video features STEVE 2.0, a wonderful upgrade where the robot is able to move its head up and down and shake, coupled with a fun tune. We are all about creativity and enjoyment; view this video to see the final product from our previous Summer 2017 Camp!


Meet STEVE 1.0 and our... mishap, which lead to a STEVE 2.0 this past Summer 2017! The upgraded STEVE 2.0 included sensors to avoid what STEVE 1.0 could not. Enjoy!

                                          CAMP COST

Session                                                                                                                                      Cost Per Week

Morning 9AM-12:30PM                                                                                                               $400

Afternoon 1:30PM-5PM                                                                                                              $400

Full Day 9AM-5PM                                                                                                                       $750

                                           SPECIAL RATES

Session                                                                                                                                     Full 5 Weeks

Morning 9AM-12:30PM                                                                                                               $1750

Afternoon 1:30PM-5PM                                                                                                              $1750

Full Day 9AM-5PM                                                                                                                       $3500


KSI’s campus is spacious, sophisticated, and welcoming; providing a nurturing atmosphere to the creative STEAM process. Our labs come equipped with individual developer stations which include double monitors, turtle beach mic/headphone sets, and access to devices like robotic kits, raspberry pi, Arduino, 3-D printer(s), VR gear and more (all device use is supervised).

KSI is located at 3420 Main Street in Skokie, IL

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