Stemtree Education Center Voted Best Summer Camp

By Northern Virginia Magazine

Best Summer Camps

​Stemtree Education Center has been named one of the Best Summer Camps in Northern Virginia Magazine’s March 2017 Best Summer Camps edition. Stemtree was chosen by readers and vetted by staff in the magazine’s search for the best-of-the-best local summer camp program.

This award comes on the heels of Stemtree’s recent selection as Best STEM Program in Washington FAMILY Magazine’s 2016 Best for Families survey. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized once again for the exceptional experience we provide our students,” says Stemtree founder and Curriculum Director Dr. Abdelghani “Bell” Bellaachia. “I’m particularly proud of our camp program because it is no small feat to make summertime learning both productive and fun.  But we have done it here at Stemtree, and that’s generating a lot of enthusiasm in the community.”

Building on the momentum of another successful school year, plans for an exciting 2017 summer program are well underway. Stemtree campers will spend the dog days of summer exploring science, technology, and engineering through fun, hands-on activities and one-on-one instruction. Returning students will continue with their curriculum, while new attendees will be given an initial assessment from which a customized lesson plan will be developed.

Campers will delve into science experiments, computer programming and game design, and robotics and electrical engineering, all while having fun with their peers. “Stemtree’s summer camp is a win-win proposition,” explains Dr. Bell. “The children are happy because they are having a blast, and the parents are happy because not only are their kids engaged, safe, and happy, they are getting an edge for the upcoming school year.”

September through June, Stemtree offers after-school programs at its Vienna location for elementary, middle, and high school students, with optional pick up at local elementary schools. Students enjoy snack time, playtime, and workouts in science, engineering and technology, plus support for homework, test preparation, and exam support (SOL, AP, IB) as needed.

Stemtree also coordinates with local elementary school PTA/PTOs to offer school-based after-school programs to supplement or enhance the core science curriculum. Tutoring services in the fields of science, technology, and engineering are also available. Fun, science-related birthday parties can be hosted on request.

2017 Camp registration is now open online at Spots available for Student Holiday Camp (March 24 and April 17), Spring Break Camp (April 10-14), and Summer Camp (sessions available from June 26 – August 25). Space is limited.

Franchise opportunities are available at Stemtree Education Center is located at 220 Maple Ave West, in Vienna, Virginia.  To learn more, visit

Source: Stemtree Education Center

Categories: Franchising, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Education

Tags: after school programs, computer programming, engineering, grade K to 12, robotics, science, stem, summer camp, technology

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