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.

United Faith Christian Academy British International School Antioch Elementary
Coding & Game Design
Beginning JAVA Programming 6/26-30
Minecraft 3D Supreme 6/26-30 7/31-8/4
Programming with Alice 6/26-30 8/7-11
RPG Game Maker 7/31-8/4
Sr. Minecraft Modding I 7/10-14
Sr. Minecraft Modding II: Master Coder 7/17-21
Food Science
Baker’s Delight 7/17-21
Chefology 6/26-30
Robotics & Engineering
3D Printing 6/19-23 7/24-28
Quadcopter Aerial Robotics 7/31-8/4  7/24-27
Robot Adventures I 6/19-23 and 7/10-14 7/24-27
Robot Adventures II 7/17-21
Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos 7/17-20
Rocket Scientist 8/7-11 7/17-20
Chemistry Concoctions 6/26-30
Emergency Vet Tech II 7/24-28
** Age ranges below 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. **

Coding & Game Design

Beginning Java Programming: (Ages 12-14)

Cost $245/5-day camp. Greenfoot teaches object orientation with Java, one of the primary languages in academia and industry. Create ‘actors’ which live in ‘worlds’ to build games, simulations and other graphical programs. The Greenfoot environment is visual and interactive while the actors are programmed in standard textual Java code, providing a combination of programming experience in a traditional text-based language with visual execution. The environment is highly interactive and encourages exploration and experimentation. Concepts learned transfer directly to programming in subsequent environments. Greenfoot makes the environment easy enough to use for beginners, and Java makes it powerful enough to write impressive, flexible and sophisticated applications.

Minecraft™ 3D Supreme: (Ages 8-12)

Cost: $245/5-day camp. 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 4-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. NO Minecraft account is needed for THIS CAMP as we have licenses ready for use. Just come and learn the basics, as well as advanced techniques and new strategies of this great game! However, to play at home, you will need a Minecraft account. To purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95):

Programming with Alice: (Ages 10-14)

Cost: $245/5-day camp.   We use an educational software, named Alice, to teach users computer programming in a 3-D environment.  Campers can easily create animations to tell a story, produce an interactive game, or make videos to share on the web.  Alice introduces fundamental programming concepts in the context of making media.  Alice was developed to engage young people in computer science and, especially, to demonstrate the relevance and applicability of computer science concepts to addressing real-world problems.  The software and supporting materials grow out of a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students across several universities.

RPG Video Game Maker: (Ages 9-12)

Cost: $245/5-day camp.  Does your child love Pokemon?  Then this camp is for them!  Make your role-playing games come to life! Our RPG Video Game Maker camp shows campers how to create their very own epic role-playing game where they will battle fierce monsters prowling in a dungeon. Campers will learn what RPG is, the history of RPG, all the basics, the character, and all aspects of the game. Terrific Scientific uses RPG Maker VXAce which features: – A drag-drop interface – Library of characters – Tile-based environments – Enhanced map editor – Built-in character generator with custom sprites and faces – Custom items and weapons – Full inventory of weapons and armor Once you have finished your project you can export your game to a portable EXE file that can be played on any Windows system. You can share it with your friends, your family, or even on the Internet.

* NEW * Sr. Minecraft™ Modding I: (Ages 11-14)

Cost: $245/5-day camp. (NOT for beginners, must be VERY 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 Campers must check in on the first day with their login credentials for Minecraft to ensure a streamlined learning experience.

* NEW * Sr. Minecraft Modding II: Master Coder (Ages 11-14)

Cost: $245/5-day camp. This camp continues with the fun from Sr. Minecraft Modding. It is recommended, but not required for campers to attend Sr. Minecraft Modding prior to participating in this camp. Campers will build additional, more complex mods and create new ‘games within the game’. They will be challenged to continue to write more complex code. 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 Campers must check in on the first day with their login credentials for Minecraft to ensure a streamlined learning experience.

Food Science

* NEW * Baker’s Delight: (Ages 9-14)

Cost: $245/5-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: $245/5-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: (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!

QuadCopter Aerial Robotics: (Ages 11-14)

Cost:$250/5-day camp plus $50 Lab Fee  ::  $214/4-day camp plus $36 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 the career fields of Science, Math, and Engineering. Campers will build prototypes with the new technology and run test scenarios for safety, search, and rescue. Multiple teams of four will apply technology and planning to build a quad rotor designed for a specific first responder mission. 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!

* NEW * Robot Adventures I: (Ages 9-14)

Cost: $250/5-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee  ::  $214/4-day camp plus $20 Lab Fee.  Is your child ready to kick their LEGO WeDo engineering and programming knowledge up a notch? Do they want to create robots and teach them to do cool tricks? Are they just starting to gain an interest in engineering and robotics? If so, then this is the place to start! This camp is an introduction to robotics using the LEGO MindstormsTM system. Campers will be immersed in everything they need to know to create and program different robots to perform a variety of functions and respond to different challenges. Robots include a Bumper Bot, Claw Bot, Gear Bot, Maze Runner, Line Follower, and Security Alarm. 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. Campers will end the week with a Family Day showcase challenge. LEGO MINDSTORMS’ programming is command box programming, rather than code programming. Through the icon based programmable interface, campers will be introduced to the concepts of coding such as looping, decision making and flow control in a fun and interactive way. This camp is a good introduction for kids interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League. Note: Terrific Scientific is not affiliated with the First Lego League. *Note – Due to expense of LEGO® components, robotic projects and materials cannot be taken home.

* NEW * Robot Adventures II: (Ages 9-14)

Cost: $250/5-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee.  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 Camp Robot Adventures I prior to attending Robot Adventures II. 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 * Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos: (Ages 8-12)

Cost: $214/4-day camp plus $36 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. Acquire solar power knowledge and learn about mechanical transmissions as you build the T4 Transforming Solar Robot in 4 different modes: Android, Insecta, T-Rex & Vehicle. Discover science & technology now and in the future! Take home all projects.

* NEW * Rocket Scientist: (Ages 11-14)

Cost: $250/5-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee  ::  Cost:  $214/4-day camp plus $20 Lab Fee.   Simply put, Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Campers put this law into action daily in camp Rocket Scientist! Using a combination of computer programs and hands-on projects, campers will delve into the physics of space travel through daily rocket builds and launches, experience space flight simulations with Kerbel Space Program, and learn about electrical engineering and how it applies to innovation using littleBitsTM. Campers will be immersed in a variety of rockets, including air, water and solid propellant rockets, from the simplest forms made from household materials to more complex Estes rockets, enabling them to put their rocketry skills to the test.


Chemistry Concoctions: (Ages 11-14)

Cost: $250/5-day camp Plus $25 Lab Fee.   Campers spend the week conducting more than 25 fascinating and fun chemistry experiments. Emphasis is on safety, chemistry history, proper use of chemistry lab equipment, and an introductory understanding of chemical symbols and reactions. This camp is a great way to prepare for high school and even college chemistry. Experiments include: metal flame tests, paper chromatography races, fluorescent polymer slime production, litmus indicator solutions, electricity in a test tube, a boat that runs on soap, and many more!

Emergency Vet Tech II: (Ages 10-14)

Cost: $245/5-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee.  Campers take veterinary medicine to the next level! Our young Vets will learn how to give an injection “to an orange”, practice suturing on our suture glove, perform a fetal pig heart dissection, and will examine animal parasitic diseases. This camp also includes a rat dissection and neutering procedure on the rat. Price includes a $25 lab fee.

** 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. **

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