Camp Ages 6-8
$10 multi-session AND $10 multi-sibling discounts
Hours of Camp for Ages 6-8 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.
Six year-olds may attend camps for the 5-6 age group or the 6-8 age group.
After care options based on camp selected.
|United Faith Christian Academy||British International School||Antioch Elementary|
|Coding & Game Design|
|Intro to Programming||6/19-23||7/24-28|
|Minecraft 3D Adventures||6/19-23||7/24-28|
|Minecraft 3D Supreme||6/26-30||7/31-8/4|
|Minecraft Modding I||7/10-14||7/31-8/4|
|Minecraft Modding II: Master Coder||7/17-21||8/7-11|
|Programming with Dash & Dot||7/24-27|
|Stop Motion Explosion||7/17-21||7/24-27|
|Robotics & Engineering|
|Future Robot Creator||6/26-30||7/24-28||7/17-20|
|Future Robot Creator II||7/10-14||8/7-11|
|Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos||7/17-20|
|Young Robot Builder||6/19-23||8/7-11||7/17-20|
|Can You Dig It?||8/7-11|
|Future Physician I||6/26-30||7/17-20|
|Future Physician II||7/17-21|
|Young Marine Biologist||7/31-8/4|
Coding & Game Design
Intro to Programming: (Ages 7-10)
Cost: $245/5-day camp Campers will be using a software program from MIT called Scratch. The program was designed for children, and teaches them the basics of programing as they create animated stories, video games, and interactive artwork. Using colorful programming blocks, campers drag and “snap” together the blocks to make a character (Sprite) walk, speak, play music, or interact with other sprites. Since computer programming is considered the new literacy, young people now have an opportunity to put together multimedia programs without any previous programming knowledge. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
Minecraft 3D Adventures: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5 day camp. No experience needed! Think Minecraft is just a video game? Think again. Create, explore, and put your problem-solving skills to the test. Let’s pretend you’re alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? What we teach you might just save your life! Learn how to find resources; make a shelter; craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. Campers also create their own adventure map as design, production, and test playing guide them. Campers learn how to work as a team as they take on the real-world jobs of programmer, game designer, artist, and architect. There are two modes of the game. The scenario above describes the survival mode. There is also a creative mode where there are no monsters and you will be able to fly around and have unlimited resources to build amazing creations and buildings. What kind of adventure you choose will be up to you! 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!
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 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. 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): minecraft.net/store.
* NEW * Minecraft Modding I: (Ages 8-11)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. (NOT for Minecraft beginners, must be VERY experienced with Minecraft.) Did you know that Minecraft™ was built using Java™ code? In this camp, campers will build their own Minecraft servers in Java! If your camper aspires to be the greatest Minecraft warrior of all time, this camp is for them. While building a variety of ‘games within the game’ using a specially designed code editor that supports both drag-and-drop and text based programming in a single environment, campers will learn valuable real world programming skills. This camp is a brilliant way for kids to explore their creativity through real computing and have a blast sharing 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 * Minecraft Modding II: Master Coder: (Ages 8-11)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. This camp continues the fun from Minecraft Modding. It is recommended, but not required for campers to attend 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 progress from drag-and-drop to text based programming, gradually stripping away the graphical support in phases to reveal and use the raw code underneath, using a trial-and-error approach. 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 *Programming with Dash & Dot: (Ages 6-9)
Cost: $214/4-day camp Our NEWEST addition of Robots! Meet “Dash and Dot” and experience a whole different way of programming robots. Using games with animation and stories, kids learn to program these bots with light, sound, sensors, and movement, understand the basics of coding, and are introduced to the world of computer science fundamentals. Programming is thought to be the next language that all campers need to learn and we make it fun!
* NEW * Mini-Chef: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee. This camp is for young kids who love to help in the kitchen. Our Mini-chefs will try different foods, eat what they prepare, and learn some basics of cooking! With a focus on yummy, nutritious foods that are easy to create, campers will prepare healthy snacks and entrees, prep foods, create finger-foods, bake, blend smoothies, and make simple desserts. We will explore the science behind cooking, learn safety skills, mix, measure, shake, follow a recipe, and enjoy the taste of our own creations! At the end of class, campers will take home their recipes for future creating!
Stop Motion Explosion: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $214/4-day camp. Stop motion animation is an incredibly fun, hands-on way to make amazing films, using a variety of materials and objects such as clay, LEGO and Minecraft figures and other everyday materials. In this camp young filmmakers will learn the science of film and animation. Stop motion animation was first used in early films such as King Kong and the silent pictures especially when it came to special effects. Using ZU3D and Minecraft apps, we provide campers with storyboard techniques, script writing, set design ideas, character development, film angles, lighting, special effects, and methods to add titles and rolling credits. Campers will also learn how to use armature-based figures and are encouraged to bring their own mini props from home. If you are living with the next Stephen Spielberg, your little director won’t want to miss this camp!
Robotics & Engineering
Future Robot Creator: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $214/4-day camp. Entry-level robotics and programming. Campers get a head start on simple robotics using LEGO® Education WeDo™ components and easy to use software. Our young creators will build models, attach sensors and motors, and configure behaviors using a simple programming tool. Counselors guide and encourage exploration and trial and error field-testing. Instead of simply “snapping bricks together,” campers are encouraged to think critically about how their robot design can be changed and to understand more complicated engineering techniques such as gear use, pulleys, and inclined planes. Robot models include a variety of animals, soccer players, amazing mechanisms, and adventure stories. When ready, campers move to advanced building and programming projects that include: a Racecar, Ferris wheel, and Carousel. As the week draws to a close, campers may even utilize the skills they have learned to build an X-wing fighter or Marine helicopter. Parents are invited to join us on Friday’s Family Day to view their child’s creations.Campers will also complete a small LEGO® project that they will be able to take home.
* NEW * Future Robot Creator II: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Entry-level robotics and programming. Due to popular demand, we have added a 2nd Future Robot Creator camp, with a twist! Using new LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0™ components, campers kick up their engineering skills to the next level as they apply concepts learned in Future Robot Creator I to create solutions to real-world concerns. After a brief introduction to sensors, new software and programming tools via Milo the Science Robot, your young Creator will build robots to clean oceans, improve recycling, prevent flooding, perform rescue operations, explore space and more. They will investigate, design, build and modify prototypes, program and test them and collaborate with other campers throughout the week. Our counselors guide and encourage exploration, critical thinking and trial and error field-testing. A combination of guided and open projects is designed to allow campers to learn and practice new concepts and use their creativity to explore solutions. It is recommended, but not required for campers to attend Future Robot Creator I prior to participating in this camp. WeDo 2.0 projects are developed with science and engineering practices from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in mind.
* NEW *Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos: (Ages 8-11)
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. Then create your own machine of the future that is eco-friendly! Discover science & technology now and in the future! Take home all projects.
Space Engineer: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $214/4-day camp. Using LEGO® bricks, campers will design and build structures and space vehicles for living on far away planets. Campers will utilize a variety of LEGO® bricks including motors, gears, lights, and sensors. Space Engineer includes instruction on the Earth, Moon, stars, and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines, and gravity. Campers will join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction and more. Projects include: a rotating satellite, space buggy, a stunning spaceship, terrestrial homes that can withstand alien atmospheres and a host of other exciting projects. Campers will build and launch two Estes Rockets as they learn about the physics of Space Travel. Parents are invited to join us on Friday’s Family Day to view their camper’s creations. This is a camp your child won’t want to miss!
Young Robot Builder: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $250/5-day camp, plus $45 Labe Fee :: $214/4-day camp, plus $36 Lab Fee. This camp is an introduction into the world of robotics. Campers will be introduced to six simple machines and how they are incorporated into more complex machines. Campers will learn about circuits and power sources as they build our “Mars-like” RC Rover. The radio-controlled RC Rover is capable of performing 23 experiments and activities. Campers will also have fun constructing our Super Solar Recycler Robots which include a Walking Robot, Bottle Yacht, Street Roller, Flying Bird, Drummer and CD-Racer! This camp is packed with engineering concepts, fun and excitement! Campers will be able to take home the robots they build for ours of fun after the camp week has finished!
Can You Dig It? (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. Have you ever dreamed of discovering a dinosaur bone or fossils in rock? Or perhaps you’d like to be the one to unearth a human artifact of a lost civilization. If so, you would make a good paleontologist or archaeologist. Come dig in the dirt with us and learn the difference! Go on our archaeological dig, open a Geode, find dinosaur bones and fossils, pan for gems & minerals, make sand painted medallions, learn about mummies and Egyptian pyramids, sort and classify arrowheads, shells, and animal tracks. Even make your own real arrow! Lots to take home and lots to talk about as you learn the secrets that our earth holds.
* NEW * Eco Investigator: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. The thriving community of Carterville has been growing in leaps and bounds. After a long stretch of a bad economy, Carter Creek Paper and Plastics (CCPP) has doubled its business. This means more jobs, opportunities and $$$ for the area! However, the creek has been polluted!! Using hands-on lab techniques and experiments, campers will help find the nature of the contamination and locate its source. In the process, they’ll experience cool facts about dirt (HINT: it’s MUCH MORE than the messy stuff tracked in by the dog!). They’ll also learn a little “dirty water science”, create a water purification system, learn how to clean up oil spills, and more! This is a camp your young environmental/forensic/research scientist won’t want to miss!
Future Physician I: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5 day camp :: $210/4-day camp. Make NO bones about it; this camp is for the aspiring “Future Physician”. If your child enjoys checking out the cool gadgets and models in the Pediatrician’s office, sign them up! Campers learn that their bodies are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs, a furnace, a filter, AND a fancy computer! They perform hands-on experiments as they learn about brains, taste buds, blood, muscles and bones, check heart rates and listen to their lungs with their very own stethoscope. Campers will extract DNA and learn about genetics, test for germs, and build a variety of creative models to take home. Your Young Physician will really have a pulse on the human body with this camp!
Future Physician II: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. You asked and we responded! Our newest addition… Future Physician II brings more great projects, as young campers delve further into their amazing body systems. They’ll peel back the layers and discover how their complex organs work: learn about disease, how our body fights back, the role of mucus; and digestion, from spit to….. well, you get the idea. They’ll uncover how the brain works through their own personal “webcam”, investigate the impact of food, exercise and sleep; and discover how bones and muscles are like cookies and pancakes. Campers will perform hands-on experiments as they learn about body temperature and fevers, take blood pressures, bandage “wounds”, and create herbal medicines. They will use a microscope, test for germs, map their organs, build a set of teeth, brain and virus models, AND take home their own MD kit. Certificate of Mini-MD given at end of camp! Future Physician I is NOT required to take Future Physician II.
Young Marine Biologist: (Ages 6-9)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. When you picture a marine biologist, what comes to mind? Do you think about studying manatees, octopus, turtles, plants, and algae, training dolphins and whales, or the habitats and conservation of marine life and the health of the ocean? Marine biologists work in many places: in or on the ocean, salt water marshes, the beach, on a submersible vessel, or in a laboratory examining tiny creatures under a microscope. Dive into our hands-on ocean adventure as we explore these many facets of marine biology! Learn about sea mammals and the cleverness of an octopus, race a squid, learn to eat like a whale, build your own submarine, make your own “fish print”, examine tiny life under the microscope, explore why penguins wear those little tuxedos, and discover the endless uses of seaweed! Learn about waves, tides, currents, oil spills, the glowing animals of the deep ocean, how to preserve habitats and how humans harness the power of the ocean.
Young Scientist: (Ages 6-8)
Cost: $245/5-day camp. Does your child enjoy doing hands-on experiments and learning how things work? Then Young Scientist is for you! Designed to meet the needs of children ages 6-8, this camp covers a broad range of fun and exciting science topics such as: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Lab Process Skills. Sample Projects include a Grow–Beast Experiment, Wacky Window Paint, Super Bouncing Balls, Cosmic Rocket, Wurmz and Dirt, Diving Submarines and more! All activities meet or exceed the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Fun and excitement is fostered by great lessons and active involvement.