Engineering, Science & Gameplay

 

Art by Sam Meyer

Science

STEAM Space Adventures
Ages 6 to 8

In this interdisciplinary class, students will learn elements of science, technology, engineering, and math in creative and technical ways. There will also be an emphasis on STEM-related literacy development through art lessons and hands-on activities. Supplies Needed: One roll of any color duct tape, foam or paper 2d geometric shapes, pom poms and tissue paper, and 2 liter soda bottles.

Weekly assignments will be posted online and class will come together weekly on Saturdays from 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. to share work.

Schedule:

Saturdays, July 18 – August 22 (6 Weeks)

Tuition: $99 (Materials Not Included)

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Challenge Island® STEAM Programs

Challenge Island® is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of  STEAM, 21st Century Skills, Problem-Solving Adventure, Project-Based Learning and STEAMbuilding® experience. Students embark on fantastical themed STEAM journeys where they work in collaborative tribes to tackle various exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations. Choose one of two Island adventures this summer.

Road Trip USA
(Challenge Island®)
Ages 5 to 10

Pack your suitcases for a cross-country STEAM adventure! You will play and engineer your way from sea to shining sea; from the Statue of Liberty to Yosemite; from the Colorado Rockies to the Hawaiian Volcanoes; from the Great Lakes to the Golden Gate Bridge; from the theme parks of Orlando to the red carpets of Hollywood. This imagination-fueled engineering-filled excursion across the USA promises to have students smiling from coast to coast. Note: Supplies list will be provided weekly.

Schedule:

Tuesdays, July 14 to September 1, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Tuition: $129

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Wizards & Spells
(Challenge Island®)
Ages 7 to 12

This program is sure to be a magical week of spellbinding adventure! You and your tribe will take a full load of Wizarding Classes from Transfiguration to Flying Broomsticks to Charms and Potions to Magical Beasts. The STEAMtastic program will culminate with an enchanted graduation ceremony that your friends and family can attend. Note: Supplies list will be provided weekly.

Schedule:

Wednesdays, July 15 to September 2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Tuition: $129

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Gameplay

Dungeons & Dragons Beyond
Ages 11 to 16

D&D is a tabletop roleplaying game inspired by The Legend of Zelda series, where the players are telling a story in their collective imaginations using the Discord platform. One player serves as an arbiter, known as the dungeon master, who determines whether or not the player’s actions succeed or fail, using dice, rules, and creativity. The players take on a role in the same way that an actor takes the role of a character on stage or in film. The game takes place in a vibrant fantasy world full of magic, mystery, and monsters. In the context of the game, a dungeon is a hostile underground environment that the player characters (PCs) explore. These mazes are full of monsters, puzzles, traps, and treasures. With the all new addition of the D&D Beyond digital toolset, playing the game online is an enhanced gaming experience. Players will have easy access to all the rules and information from D&D’s numerous sourcebooks, as well as useful tools such as a character sheet creator and an initiative tracker for combat encounters. Beyond allows for faster, more streamlined gameplay, allowing for more time to actually play the game.

Schedule:

Session A: July 7 – July 30 on  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Session B: August 4 – August 27 on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (No class 8/13; make-up 8/12)

*Maximum of 12 players per group. If enrollment requires, a second section will be opened.

Tuition: $239

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