Camp Ages 12-14
$10 multi-session AND $10 multi-sibling discounts.
Hours of Camp for Ages 12-14 year olds are 9:00 am-3:45 pm.
Before care starts at 8:00 am.
After care is from 3:45-5:30 pm.
Campers must bring water, snack, and lunch.
|Antioch Elementary School||British International School||St. Anne Catholic School|
|Coding & Game Design|
|Applied Robotics with Cue||6/17-20||7/29-8/2|
|Coding with Roblox||6/24-27||7/29-8/2|
|Minecraft 3D Supreme||6/24-27||7/15-19 and 7/29-8/2||7/22-26|
|Robot Adventures: Scribblebot||6/17-20||7/22-26|
|Robotics & Engineering|
|3D Printing & Pens||7/8-12|
|Aerial Robotics – Hovercrafts||7/8-11||7/22-26|
|Aerial Robotics – Quadcopters||7/15-19|
|LEGO Robotics I||6/17-20|
|LEGO Robotics II||7/22-26|
|LEGO Robotics – Battle Bots||7/8-11||7/29-8/2|
|Robot Explorer: mBot||6/24-27||7/29-8/2|
|Robots Gadgets & Gizmos||7/15-19|
|Manga Maker Comics||6/17-20||7/22-26|
|Special Effects & Movie Making||7/15-19|
Coding & Game Design
* NEW *Applied Robotics with Cue: (Ages 10-14)
* NEW *Coding with Roblox (Ages 9-12)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp. Campers will learn more advanced coding and programming while using Roblox. They will be creating more advanced games in the Roblox Studio using Lua! Campers will be able to use both a drag and drop interface as well as write REAL code for their game, learning to use loops and the random math function to develop a full Roblox game!
Minecraft™ 3D Supreme: (Ages 8-12)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp. This camp is for experienced campers who have been playing Minecraft. This camp is for experienced campers who have been playing Minecraft. Minecraft™ has taken the world by storm with its block-building, digital game design that allows players to build, explore, create, collaborate, and even survive. With no set rules, you can build anything you can possibly imagine. During this 5-day adventure, campers will learn different modes of playing. They will use cool mods as they escape monsters, build amazing structures, create maps, mine the world under their feet, climb the tallest mountains, and utilize robotic “turtles” to manipulate the vast world around them. They will learn real coding techniques to program their turtles to accomplish tasks while working as a team with other campers to unleash their creativity! Campers take on the real-world jobs of programmer, game designer, artist, and architect. All campers ARE REQUIRED to have a Minecraft™ account for this camp. Purchase a Minecraft account (Minecraft Java Edition (PC & Mac) ($26.95) at minecraft.net/en-us. Campers must check in on the first day with their login credentials for Minecraft to ensure a streamlined learning experience.
Minecraft™ Modding: (Ages 8-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp. (NOT for beginners, must be experienced with Minecraft.) Programming is power! Get a head start in life by developing invaluable skills in coding with Minecraft. Our camp will teach you to use Java™ code to control your own MinecraftM server, build mods and design your own ‘games within the game’. This camp provides a foundation in fundamental concepts like algorithms, data types, variables and loops. Coders become digital creators with real world skills that are transferable to the next phase of their programming development. They will learn to apply raw code using a trial and error approach with graphical support when needed, an approach which is central to STEM subjects. The unique code editor allows campers to learn at their own pace while participating in a group setting. Campers can share their mods with their friends in and out of camp! Even better, campers can continue to create new mods on their own and share them with friends after camp ends! All campers ARE REQUIRED to have a Minecraft™ account for this camp. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Campers must check in on the first day with their login credentials for Minecraft to ensure a streamlined learning experience.
* NEW *Robot Adventures: Scribblebot (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp, plus $15 Lab Fee. The Scribbler is a small versatile intelligent robot with multiple sensor systems capable of auto navigation and interaction with its environment. Girls and boys delight in programming Scribbler robots to draw amazing things, do dance routines, flash its lights, make music and compete to show off skills learned. The hole in the center holds a pen to draw, and campers use math to control the robot and create their drawing. Campers will learn coding concepts (with the visual Blockly programming tool and in text-based C-language), engineering concepts and reinforce STEM topics including sound waves, light, the electromagnetic spectrum and electricity. Campers flex their math, science and coding muscles competing in exciting challenges designed to keep campers engaged and coming back for more! At the end of camp, campers get their own miniScrib to continue the fun at home!
Baker’s Delight: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $215/4-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee. The best smell is bread, the best savor is salt, the best ingredients are fresh! What better way to celebrate summer than to bake wonderful goodies from scratch using fresh ingredients! From traditional dinner rolls to protein packed savory cottage cheese dill bread, whole wheat cinnamon rolls, and sweet potato biscuits, your child will learn the simplicity of making fresh bread. Add to that, savory quiche muffins, blueberry scones and red velvet cupcakes colored with beet juice – a baker’s dream for gifting and eating! Next we discover how to create basic white and yellow cake, along with healthy carrot cake and decadent fudge brownies and do a taste test vs. prepackaged products. We may even have a few more surprises up our sleeves! Your child will go home planning to be the next great baking chef!
Chefology: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $215/4-day camp plus $45 Lab Fee. Does your camper enjoy watching “Chopped” or “Iron Chef?” on T.V? Chefology is a perfect adventure for any child who loves to eat and wants to learn to cook! Activities and cooking experiments allow aspiring chefs to explore the science behind cooking and try different foods, while learning cooking basics. Chefs will prep ingredients, follow a recipe, bake, use a slow cooker, “churn” butter, discover changes in food properties, and more! This is a course for beginning Chefs, and will include a variety of DELICIOUS entrees, salads, vegetarian dishes breads and desserts created using REAL foods.
Robotics & Engineering
3D Printing & Pens: (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp, plus $45 Lab Fee. One of the hottest new trends, 3D printing is perfect for prototyping, CAD development skills, and is just plain fun! 3D printers work by following a computer’s digital instructions to “print” an object using materials such as plastic, ceramics and metal. The printing process involves building up an object one layer at a time until it’s complete. This is an interactive camp designed to teach campers how to optimize designs and create a three-dimensional object of almost any shape from a 3D model. Campers will learn about CAD (computer assisted design), modeling and prototyping, the history of 3D printing, and how businesses and entrepreneurs are using 3D printers for everyday applications. They will also print their own 3D design to take home!
* NEW *Aerial Robotics: Hovercrafts (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp, plus $45 Lab Fee. The Airblock is not your ordinary quadcopter. Its modular design allows it to be configured as a Quadcopter, a Hovercraft and many other robots. Lightweight, engineered foam that is soft, strong and durable and magnetic, modular parts mean it is easy to assemble and disassemble without the need for tools. In this camp, campers use visual drag and drop code to develop logical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills, imagining cool stunts and learning to make them a reality. Compete in a variety of challenges, race against each other in different modes or even have an epic air battle! Projects and experiments in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic science, coding, and much more make this a camp they won’t want to miss!
Aerial Robotics – Quadcopters: (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp, plus $50 Lab Fee. Campers will explore aerial robotics technology with fun and engaging educational scenarios and challenges. This camp offers aviation flight skills and interactive robotics training, and encourages camper interest in STEM career fields. Campers will deconstruct a quadcopter to learn what makes it work, complete a simple soldering project to enable them to repair a damaged quadcopter and fly test scenarios for safety, search, and rescue. Multiple teams of four will use the design process to create, build, test and modify quadcopter add-ons designed for specific first responder missions. Missions include: delivering pharmaceuticals to people in a disaster area, maneuvering the copter close to a (mock) hazardous waste container, and searching for a lost hiker. Campers will also operate and take home their own hand-size quadcopter at the end of the week!
LEGO Robotics I (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Introduction to robotics using the LEGO MindstormsTM system. Campers will be immersed in everything they need to know to build and program a variety of robots focused on technology widely available in modern cities around the globe. Using trial-and-error testing, campers tackle building challenges, develop programming skills, hone their robotic, project planning and problem solving skills and learn about teamwork and communication. Through LEGO MINDSTORMS’ icon based programmable interface, campers will be introduced to coding concepts, decision making skills and flow control in a fun and interactive way. Young engineers will be inspired to come up with their own ideas on how to improve living in their city. Robots include a Vending Machine, Crane, Solar Plant, Helicopter, WInd Turbine, Race Car and more. *Note – Due to expense of LEGO® components, robotic projects and materials cannot be taken home.
LEGO Robotics II: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. LEGO Robotics I is not a prerequisite for attending LEGO Robotics II. Using Lego MindstormsTM system, campers learn how mathematics, physics and machines can bring exciting goals within reach! Using trial-and-error testing, campers tackle building challenges, develop programming skills, hone their robotic, project planning and problem solving skills and learn about teamwork and communication. Through LEGO MINDSTORMS’ icon based programmable interface, campers will learn coding concepts, decision making skills and flow control in a fun and interactive way. Robots include a Conveyor, MazeBot, Music Box, Launcher and more. *Note – Due to expense of LEGO® components, robotic projects and materials cannot be taken home.
LEGO Robotics – Battle Bots: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Ready to put your LEGO® MINDSTORMS® engineering and programming skills to the test? We’ve assembled a week of our favorite robotics challenges engineered to stretch campers’ skills, creativity, and teamwork abilities! Campers will participate in numerous building and programming challenges, from simple to complex and are encouraged to think creatively and to apply what they have learned to develop the skills essential to creating their own robot masterpieces. Challenges include: Tractor Pulls, Drag Races, SUMO Wrestling, Battle Bot Royale and more! This is an advanced robotics course and campers should have some experience working with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® components. Campers with no experience should attend one of our other NXT Robotics camps prior to attending Battle Bots. Parents are invited to join us on Friday’s Family Day for our final Battle Bot Royale. *Note – Due to expense of LEGO® components, robotic projects and materials cannot be taken home.
* NEW *Robot Explorer with mBot (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day :: $215/4-day, plus $45 Lab Fee. Arduino, Scratch and so much more! Campers will build their own mBot, a fun and powerful Arduino based robot with motors and sensors, and learn to program it using two programming tools: Arduino IDE and mBlock, a drag-and-drop programming tool based on the Scratch programming language from MIT. Campers will interact with the mBot and experience how computer code can affect real world objects, making the abstract concepts of programming understandable and tangible. We challenge campers to apply their knowledge to commanding the mBot. Campers will complete a series of fun challenges that will allow them to teach their ‘bot to do surprisingly complex things. Throughout the week, campers will practice coding, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, teamwork and collaboration and basic building concepts. Campers will bring their robot home at the end of the camp. Challenges may include: Soccer Tournament, Dance Party, Outer Space Race and more!
Robots Gadgets & Gizmos (Ages 9-12)
Cost: $215/4-day camp plus $45 Lab Fee. Girls and Boys, do you love to build, create and discover how things work? Then come to this hands-on camp to build your own Maglev Train while learning about magnetic levitation technology and the world’s fastest train with zero pollution. Construct a Salt Water Fuel Vehicle and discover how this eco-friendly technology works and creates electricity. Build the Dodeca 12 in 1 Solar Hydraulic Robot and engineer a robot that uses solar and hydraulic power in harmony, while challenging manual dexterity, and developing self-confidence. Discover science & technology now and in the future! Take home all projects.
* NEW *BioEngineering: (Ages 10-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp Explore how biology, medicine and engineering come together to solve real-world problems. Join us for a stimulating hands-on-learning experience and work collaboratively to solve a variety of medical cases. As a biomedical engineer you will prepare for outbreaks of highly contagious diseases. Plan your pandemic response by designing an antiviral to stop a newly discovered virus from infecting a model cell. Then as a biomechanical engineer you will learn how helmets work when you skate, bike, board or play ball. “Visit” a roller derby rink and a brain bank to see why wearing a helmet to protect your brain is so important, and then design your own helmet for a crash-test dummy. Continue your journey as a biomechanical engineer as you find out how to design prosthetic devices and engineer a model leg for an elephant, beak for an eagle and a prosthetic device for a fish.
* NEW * Forensic CSI: (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp plus $15 Lab Fee. As advanced forensic scientists, our CSI campers delve into and attempt to solve a real murder case dating back to 1842! They gather and analyze evidence, use luminal and UV light to detect the presence of blood when the crime scene has been “cleaned”, complete a blood splatter analysis, take crime scene photographs, and complete a drug and poison analysis. To add to the intrigue, CSI campers play out the role of investigators, witnesses and suspects as they work together to solve this crime. Using FACES composite picture software, they recreate their own face or others and discover how Americans Most Wanted uses this same software to generate faces of suspects and victims. Campers will gather insects from a rotting carcass (pork chop) as they learn how CSI’s use their entomology skills to determine time of death. This camp is guaranteed to enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills!
* NEW *Young Surgeon (Ages 10-12)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Campers learn about the life of physicians and surgeons, and are exposed to life saving techniques first aid techniques. Numerous hands-on projects include using medical instruments, triage and diagnosis, and giving injections. We will explore the structures and physiology of the amazing human body, Projects include: Sheep heart and frog dissections, making herbal medicines, learning to stitch a wound, first aid techniques and splinting and more. In addition: Each camper will receive a stethoscope and first aid supplies and take their “Medical Boards” at the end of the week to receive their certificate.
Special Effects and Movie Making
* NEW *Manga Maker Comics (Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp. Make your own high quality comics and manga using ComiPo manga software! Users can easily create their own unique stories and situations by choosing and posing one of the 3D characters! Throughout the week, you will also unplug and practice real world manga drawing techniques and look at real examples of Japanese manga. Create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc with a beginning, middle, and end. Explore narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments. Once you have learned the basics, you will have the opportunity to expand your creativity level and teamwork skills by developing a group comic series. With over 100 unique body poses and facial expressions to choose from, along with many background images, items, sound effects, word balloons… you have everything needed to make a visually impressive and professional looking comic come to life. You will learn about: • Developing a story line • Posing 3D character models and camera anglesDrawing manga characters • Creating Background Images • Using Comic Marks and Sound Effects • Customizing Your 3D Character • Working as a team to develop ideas and create a group comic.
Special Effects & Movie Making: (Ages 9-12)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. “Campers learn the science behind Hollywood’s special effects and movie making. Learn techniques used by professional make-up artists to simulate cuts, bruises, artificial blood, and old age. Activities will demonstrate concepts related to light, sound, perception, illusion, theatrical makeup and model building. One of the great features of this camp is that all campers will create (and take home!) a movie using techniques in Claymation and Stop-Motion Animation. Lessons include plot development, storyboarding, set building, filming, and sound effects. Is there a future movie director living in your house? This is a camp your child won’t want to miss! Please have your moviemaker bring a 4G Flash Drive to camp to save their movie.”
** Age ranges above are intended as a guide. If your child is not within the age range for a camp you are interested in, please contact us to learn more. **