Engineering, Science & Gameplay

 

Art by Sam Meyer

Engineering

“We-Do” Lego Robotics

Ages: 5 – 6

August 5 – 9 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Using special We-Do Lego Education Kits, kids learn hands-on about mechanical engineering, structural design, and introductory robotics. Working in teams, children will build their robots and discover scientific principles; using laptops, they will learn how to program their creations to move and make sounds. There will be “free-build” time when kids will become true “Imagineers,” using their creativity, problem-solving skills, and newfound knowledge to create a unique environment for their creation. Parents and friends are invited for a demonstration on the final day.

Tuition per session: Half Day: $329/Full Day: $439*


“WeDo 2.0” Lego Robotics

Ages: 7 – 8

August 12 – 16 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join this all new next generation of Lego WeDo Robotics! WeDo 2.0 project-based activities ignite students’ curiosity while enhancing their skills in science, technology, engineering and coding. Working in teams, children build confidence while navigating through life, physical, earth, and space sciences. The new hardware, software and wireless platform includes a Bluetooth low-energy Smarthub element, bringing the most up-to-date technological advancements to the experience. Students will build a Lego robot to investigate real-world science issues, learn programming skills to put their robot in motion and free-build to model the “environment” under investigation.

Tuition per session: Half Day: $329/Full Day: $439


Lego Robotics Into Orbit

Ages: 9–14

 

Gear up and get ready to explore the wonders of SPACE. From large craters to satellite dishes in orbit, help our LEGO astronauts safely navigate through SPACE in order to accomplish our goals. Students will enjoy an OUTER SPACE themed LEGO map where they must collaborate, problem solve, build and program their bots in order to complete various challenging missions. Create and customize your EV3 with the proper mechanics to travel safely back to base in a fun, creative and positive environment. At the end of the session, Lego Teams will compete in a Battle Bots tournament for family and friends This program is geared toward children on both an intermediate and advanced level.

Session I: August 5 – 9    (Only Two Spots Left!)
Session II: August 12 – 16

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuition: Half Day: $329/Full Day: $439

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 CSI (Children’s Science Institute)

Weeklong camps provide students with a fun educational experience and take-homes for further explorations. Tuition includes all materials fees and take-homes.

Who Dunnit?

Ages: 7–13

July 15 – 19 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Utilizing real world forensic science methods including fingerprint verification, fiber and liquid analysis and more, our summer sleuths will work together to solve a puzzling mystery while employing critical thinking skills and team work to discover “who dunnit?”

Tuition: Half Day: $309/Full Day: $419


Making & Breaking Bonds

Ages: 7–13

July 22 – 26 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

While investigating chemical reactions, students will learn about how new substances are formed and engineer experiments to cause different physical and chemical changes. Students also explore endothermic and exothermic reactions and will perform an engineering activity to design a device using an exothermic reaction.

Tuition: Half Day: $309/Full Day: $419


Molecules in Motion

Ages: 7–13

July 29 – August 2 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

How does matter move from one phase to another? Students will examine the various states of change by conducting energy-based experiments to speed molecules up, or slow them down.

Tuition: Half Day: $309/Full Day: $419

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Gaming

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Level I

Ages: 10-14

July 15 – 19 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This all new tabletop role playing game (RPG) puts the video screen aside, bringing players together in their self-created fantasy world where imagination and team play are essential elements of the game. Studies have shown that tabletop RPGs have significant education merit. At its core, D&D is an exercise in cooperative storytelling that involves decision making, invention, research, calculations, recursive math, problem solving, teamwork, improvisation, negotiation, role play, creativity, and active spatial visualization, which can all help stimulate and nurture a child’s developing intellect and social skills.

Tuition: $399


Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Level II

Ages: 10-14

July 22 – 26 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Building on what was learned and developed in D&D Level I, we will continue the story and provide players with a greater challenge than was introduced in the previous week. Players will need to utilize the skills learned in Level I and well as solid teamwork. New players are welcome if they are up to the challenge!

Tuition: $399

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