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|
|Coding & Game Design|
|Intro to Programming||6/25-28||7/30-8/3|
|Minecraft 3D Supreme||7/16-19||8/6-10|
|Minecraft Modding I||6/25-28||7/23-27|
|Minecraft Modding II||7/16-19||7/30-8/3|
|Program with Dash & Dot||7/23-27|
|Robotics & Engineering|
|3D Printing & Pens||7/16-19||7/23-27|
|LEGO Robotics I||7/23-27|
|LEGO Robotics II||7/30-8/3|
|LEGO Robotics – Battle Bots||8/6-10|
|LEGO Robotics – King’s Treasure||7/9-12|
|LEGO Robotics – Mayan Adventure||6/25-28|
|Quadcopter Aerial Robotics||7/9-12||7/30-8/3|
|Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos||6/25-28|
|Emergency Vet Tech I||7/16-19||7/23-27|
|Emergency Vet Tech II||7/30-8/3|
|Experience the Cosmos||7/23-27|
|Young Marine Biologist||6/25-28|
Coding and Game Design
* NEW * ArcadeCAMP Scratch(Ages 8-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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, create games based on classics such as 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.
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. 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.
Minecraft Modding I: (Ages 8-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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.
Minecraft Modding II: Master Coder: (Ages 8-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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.
Programming with Dash & Dot: (Ages 6-9)
Cost: $250/5-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 leaern and we make it fun!
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 :: $215/4-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 * CityCAMP WeDo: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $250/5-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.
* NEW * 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.
* NEW * 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.
* NEW * 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 * LEGO Robotics – King’s Treasure: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $215/4-day camp. This mini-course in robot design is the sequel to LEGO Robotics – Mayan Adventure. In this unique camp, campers continue in Evan and his uncle’s quest to find and unlock the secrets of a legendary Mayan king’s treasure. Evan and the archaeology team once again find themselves facing challenges and traps – and campers will help them solve those challenges as their robot building and programming skills are put to the test. Campers learn to create, build, test and operate LEGO Mindstorm robots, learn about robotic design and troubleshooting, and constructively brainstorm solutions to problems all in the context of a story. Participation in Mayan Adventure not required to attend this camp.
* NEW * LEGO Robotics – Mayan Adventure: (Ages 9-14)
Cost: $215/4-day camp. Campers go along for the ride with Evan and his archaeologist uncle as they explore a Mayan pyramid complete with traps and treasures. Using a variety of NXT robots, campers help the archaeology team to move deeper into the tomb towards the secrets of King Ixtua. But beware of the traps! The pyramid’s design has successfully deterred unwanted visitors through the centuries, and the team will need to be careful and alert. Campers will learn and use a design methodology, build and program their robots to help Evan and the team of explorers navigate through the old pyramid and discover King Ixtua’s tomb. Counselors encourage campers to use constructive brainstorming techniques and design robots to solve real-world problems.
QuadCopter Aerial Robotics: (Ages 11-14)
Cost:$250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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 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!
Robot Engineer: (Ages 9-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp plus $45 Lab Fee. Campers will learn about the Science of Robotics with historical information, discoveries and advances in robot technology. Newton’s Laws will be emphasized all week and each camper will receive three robot kits to work on. Campers will be able to take home their robots! This year, Terrific Scientific will be featuring our NEW Hydraulic Arm Edge robot kit and our NEW T-4 Solar Robot. In addition to these projects, campers will learn how to solder with our LED robot soldering project. Learning the skills of wiring, gear building, and soldering will allow campers to go on to more sophisticated robot creations. The Hydraulic Arm Robot WOW! How does this equate to fun? Your children will have total command and visual manipulation using the science principles of a Hydraulic system and its application. Easy to follow instructions with detailed graphic illustrations pave the way for successful and satisfying kit building. Campers can boost their understanding of engineering, math, science, and technology learning (STEM). The T-4 Solar Robot Kit is an innovative solar powered science kit that can transform into 4 different robot modes. With renewable energy sources having such an important role in our world, there is no better time to start children on the path to learning basic concepts behind these technologies.
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. 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.
Space Engineer: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $215/4-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!
* NEW * StarCAMP WeDo: (Ages 7-9)
Cost: $250/5-day camp. StarCAMP WeDo’s unique projects will take you up to the stars. Using Lego WeDo components and easy to use software campers will build and program futuristic robots, including a few modeled after science fiction spacecraft, and be introduced to physics and astronomy.
Emergency Vet Tech I: (Ages 9-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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. 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; and Preparation for a Career in Veterinary Medicine.
Emergency Vet Tech II: (Ages 10-14)
Cost: $250/5-day camp, plus $25 Lab Fee. Campers take veterinary medicine to the next level! Your future Veterinarians will learn how to give an injection “to an orange”, practice suturing on a suture glove, perform a mammal heart dissection, investigate animal dentistry, and delve further into animal emergency conditions and diseases. This camp also includes a rat dissection and neutering procedure on the rat. Prior participation in Emergency Vet Tech I is recommended, but not required.
* NEW * Experience the Cosmos (Ages 7-10)
Cost: $250/5-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!
Forensic Scientist: (Ages 9-11)
$215/4-day camp. Campers will solve crimes that would unravel any middle schooler: Kidnapped Cookies and Missing Mascots! They have only five days to solve both crimes or be left without treats for Family Day. Campers will participate in the cases from evidence collection to trial. They will process mock crime scenes using “real world” techniques and equipment, then analyze evidence with techniques used in the forensic laboratory. They’ll learn how Biology, Chemistry and Physics play a major role in the investigation! They’ll also meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators and K-9 Handlers. ** Please note: we do our best to schedule professionals for this camp, but we are often subject to their busy schedules. Sometimes there are cancellations. When that happens, we have alternate activities for the campers. Activities include collecting and documenting evidence, fingerprint developing and lifting, soil, powder, bite mark, fiber, and DNA analysis, chromatography, language analysis and more!
Young Marine Biologist: (Ages 6-9)
Cost: $215/4-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.
Special Effects (Ages 9-11)
Cost: $250/5-day camp :: $215/4-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.