From summer slide to summer success.
Keep your student engaged with hands on, experiential learning experiences.
Stay Tuned! Summer programs will be announced in early 2019!
What’s It About?
Think about key skills needed in today’s workplace: problem solving, critical thinking, and the ability to work in a team. What do they all have in common? They’re all related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In this program students engage in projects that incorporate these key skills. Projects may include building roller coasters, designing towers, or making slime. The key for our students is to work in cooperative teams to explore, investigate, tinker and create.
Every student has a creative side that is just waiting to be used. Even students who are not “artistic” will love this camp. In Club Create students will engage in projects to expand their creative side. Creative projects may include paper mache, origami, tie dye, recycled accessories, and more! There are no limits as to what kids can develop in Club Create!
Kids that Code: Robots
Programming goes beyond the computer in this camp. Our Kids that Code: Robots program helps students develop skills like strategic thinking and logic while engaged in problem based learning. Using various robotic elements like Ozobots and Spheros students will learn to program these robots to follow their commands to complete a task and navigate through home made obstacle courses.
In the Spotlight
Your student is the star of their own film in this camp! In the Spotlight takes students through the filmmaking process from start to finish. Students will learn the basics of filmmaking and will work in collaborative groups to produce their own film or music video. Students will start with an idea, create a story map, write a script, design props, scout locations, shoot their scenes, and edit their film. The camp ends with a premiere party at the end of the week.
Kids that Code
Computer Programming is basic literacy in this digital age. Students must be able to not only consume technology, but also understand and control it. In this program, students will develop their problem solving skills through hands-on exploration of coding basics. Students will explore Lightbot, code.org, and MIT’s Scratch to program basic animations and games.
Love Disney/Pixar movies? Have an interest in animated characters on tv? Then join the animation studio. In our studio students will learn the art of animation. Students will explore different methods of animation and experiment with each before working in cooperative groups to create a final project. Animation methods include flip books, clay-mation, stop-motion, and simple computer animation. Imaginations will be put to the test in this fun and creative camp.
Kids that Code: WeDo
Building with Legos is fun! Programming Legos is even better! In this program, students will build and them program their creations using the computer, special motors and sensors. Little hands will make big creations and practice their critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Play It Again Games
Game night is alive and well in this program! While many kids today enjoy electronic gaming systems, many have missed out on the joys of simple board games, puzzle games, and cooperative play games. In this camp participants will play them all, from low tech board games to high tech puzzle games; maybe even an Escape Room or two. The camp will culminate with students creating their own game, which they will showcase during our Family Game Day on Friday. Game on!
All students need opportunities to observe, explore and investigate the world around them. Skills learned in the study of science are an absolute necessity in the 21st century. Join us as we observe, explore and investigate some of sciences’ most puzzling and fun phenomenon. From how to cook s’mores using the sun to the best fuel for a rocket, campers will act as scientists as they walk through the scientific process and conduct investigations. So grab your lab coat and join us to uncover the secrets of science in Discovering Science!
Design. Build. Engineer.
Many skills can be learned and strengthened when students are given the opportunity to design, build and create. Think about it, what could you make with just your imagination and some common materials? Could you make something that launches a marshmallow or make a kite that flies? This camp is all about creation, invention and tinkering! With only the materials provided and their creativity, thinking “outside the box” will be the key to this camp. So put on your thinking cap. If you can imagine it, you can make it here!