Camp Ages 9-11
$10 multi-session AND $10 multi-sibling discounts.
Hours of Camp for Ages 9-11 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|
|Intro to Programming||6/17-20||7/8-12|
|Minecraft 3D Supreme||6/24-27||7/15-19 and 7/29-8/2||7/22-26|
|Programming with Dash & Dot||7/8-11|
|Robot Adventures: Scribblebot||6/17-20||7/22-26|
|Robot Explorer: Ozobots||6/24-27||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|
|Emergency Vet Tech||7/8-12|
|Experience the Cosmos||6/17-20||7/15-19|
|Young Marine Biologist||7/22-26|
|Manga Maker Comics||6/17-20||7/22-26|
Coding and Game Design
* NEW *Applied Robotics with Cue: (Ages 10-14)
ArcadeCAMP Scratch(Ages 8-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. This is the camp to take for those that want their creativity to run wild using Scratch! Campers will be introduced to game development and programming, learn about programming as a career option and what goes into making a great game. They’ll create games based on classics such as Whac-a-Mole, Pong, Frogger, Snake or Tetris, and use what they learn to create their own computer games! Participation in Intro to Programming is recommended but not required to register for this camp.
* 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!
Intro to Programming: (Ages 7-10)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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 programming 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 Supreme: (Ages 8-12)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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. 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 Minecraft beginners, must be 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/en-us. Campers must check in on the first day with their login credentials for Minecraft to ensure a streamlined learning experience.
Programming with Dash & Dot: (Ages 6-9)
Cost: $215/4-day camp. Meet “Dash and Dot” and experience a whole different way of programming robots. These adorable bots will dance, talk, move through an obstacle course, learn sequences, and more as they follow the programs campers create for them. Using apps, games with animation and stories, in-app puzzles, and Scratch Jr., campers learn block based coding and tackle a series of fun, real world challenges that develop their ability to solve problems and understand how programming works. Programming is thought to be the next language that all campers need to learn and we make it fun!
* 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!
* NEW *Robot Explorer: Ozobots: (Ages 7-10)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp. Ozobots are small, smart and programmable robots that empower gamers and learners to code, play, and connect the physical and digital worlds. Using Ozobot robots and Blockly visual drag and drop programming, campers will explore their creativity while learning key programming and engineering concepts. They will design challenges, solve mazes and may even recreate famous movie scenes, all with the Ozobot robots! Campers will learn basic programming, common robotics concepts, RGB sensors and basic physics, teamwork skills and problem solving and mathematical skills.
Baker’s Delight: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $215/4-day camp plus $25 Lab Fee. The best smell is bread, the best savo0r 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. Price includes a $45 lab fee.
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!
CityCAMP WeDo: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $215/4-day camp.Entry-level robotics and programming. CityCAMP was designed to enable our young engineers of the future to learn about new technologies and robots that could improve life in a modern city. Using LEGO Education WeDo components and visual drag and drop programming software, campers build and program unique creations such as forklifts, mine railways and even a bathyscaphe (a free-diving, self-propelled, deep-sea submersible used for underwater exploration)! 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 modified and improved, allowing them to practice new concepts and use creativity to explore solutions.
Lego Imagineer: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. What makes Imagineering camp fun? Building, designing, programming, inventing and imagining what could be! Using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0™ components, campers kick up their engineering skills to the next level as they apply engineering concepts and programming skills learned in Future Robot Creator 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 Imagineer 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. There is no limit to the innovative ideas and solutions that kids can generate…design thinking at its finest! Join us on Parent Day to discover what campers have created! It is recommended, but not required for campers to attend Future Robot Creator prior to participating in this camp.
LEGO Robotics I: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $215/4-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 :: $215/4-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 ROBOTS *Robot Engineer: (Ages 9-12)
Cost: $215/4-day camp plus $45 Lab Fee. Has your child ever wondered how droids from Star Wars or Transformers actually work? In this camp, campers will learn about the science of robotics, and discoveries and advances in robot technology. This year, Terrific Scientific will feature our Robotic Arm Edge and the Kingii Dragon Robot. In addition to building these bots, campers will learn how to solder with our Solar Cockroach . The skills learned such as wiring, gear building, mechanical assembly, and soldering will allow campers to go on to more sophisticated robot creation. All three projects will be taken home! Campers will learn the mechanics of how the Robotic Arm Edgeworks and the circuitry needed to make it move. The Robotic Arm Edge has a gripper that can open and close, wrist and elbow rotation, base motion and vertical/horizontal reach and lifting capacity; and includes search light design and safety gear indicator. The Kingii Dragon Robot has an infrared sensor that is programmed to “escape” or “follow-me”. When the infrared sensor is activated in the “escape” mode the robot will automatically act “shocked!”, spreading its frill, dropping its jaw, illuminates its bicolor LED eyes and will scurry away until it escapes to a safe distance. If the infrared sensor is in “follow-me” mode, the dragon robot will assess danger by bluffing the attacker (unfurling and shaking its frill). When the robot does not sense danger it might approach you like a pet lizard! Whimsically kooky and fun to build!
* NEW *Robot Explorer with mBot(Ages 11-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp, 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. Challenges may include: Soccer Tournament, Dance Party, Outer Space Race and more! Campers will bring their robot home at the end of the camp.
Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos: (Ages 9-12)
Cost: $250/5-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.
* NEWLY REVISED *Space Engineer: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $250/5-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. Projects include: a rotating satellite, space buggy, a stunning spaceship, a droid 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!
* 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.
Emergency Vet Tech: (Ages 9-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Does your child LOVE animals? Does he or she dream of becoming a veterinarian? Sign them up! This camp will give campers the inside scoop on the exciting field of Veterinary Medicine. Hands-on projects and lessons will give campers the opportunity to learn what veterinary medicine is all about and some basic skills all veterinarians need. Campers will meet practitioners in the field and learn what they love most about their career and what it takes to succeed! They’ll also perform multiple fascinating dissections including a sheep heart, owl pellet and crayfish. Each camper will receive their very own veterinarian kit! Sample Topics include: Animal Health and Nutrition; First Aid, Clinical Procedures, Diseases and Parasites, Cancer research in animals; Emergency Conditions and Diseases and Preparation for a Career in Veterinary Medicine.
Experience the Cosmos: (Ages 7-10)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-day camp.Do you have a young rocket scientist in your family? Join us as we race across the Milky Way with twenty hands-on projects and a virtual planetarium game to explore the universe. Experiment with screaming balloon rockets, build a sun dial, construct a telescope and launch an airburst rocket! Using computer simulation, discover how planets look, how solar systems are balanced and easily disturbed, try out different planet sizes and examine the effects of gravity. What happens if you make two galaxies collide or if your asteroid crashes into Earth? Model our solar system and create a glow in the dark Saturn, use solar glasses and design a UV bracelet! Campers learn about astronomy: stars, planets, galaxies, and about astrophysics: how all these heavenly bodies work. Combining technology and fun activities, your child will be talking about this camp for a long time!
* NEW *Extreme Phenomena (Ages 8-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Join us in our quest as we track down the wild natural phenomena that occurs in our world: avalanches, earthquakes, torrential rains, volcanos and tsunamis! Discover how avalanche engineering in Peru and earthquake engineering in Haiti help solve potential disasters through hands-on engineering design challenges based on real events. Create a model mountain and avalanche protection system, construct a working seismograph and earthquake proof structures, build and erupt a model volcano, design a tornado, test wind force, motion, and pressure, and lots more. In this camp you will learn about these remarkable events, how they happen, and the science and engineering that helps prevent disasters.
* 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!
Young Marine Biologist: (Ages 6-9)
Cost: $250/5-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, make your own “fish print”, examine tiny life under the microscope, explore why penguins wear those little tuxedos! Learn about ocean zones, 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.
* 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 (Ages 9-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. Campers learn the science behind Hollywood’s special effects and movie making. Learn various special effects make-up techniques working with the same materials used by professional make-up artists. These will simulate cuts, bruises, artificial blood, and old age. Activities will demonstrate concepts related to light, sound, perception, illusion, theatrical make-up 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! They will take home their very own special effects kit! Please have your moviemaker bring a 4G Flash Drive to camp to save their movie.