STEM Summer Camp2018-12-10T09:42:38+00:00

Camp Schedule, Descriptions & Registration

Descriptions of each camp below.

LEGO WeDo & Boost Custom Built Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo Ozobot robotics systems.

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LEGO Mindstorms Robotics & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 1 Jul 1 – Jul 5

It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct AI rover robots with the LEGO Mindstorms system!

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My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Let’s learn create bracelets that spell our name in computer code and incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities.

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Game Design in Scratch & Blender Animation

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Are games, animations, and movies your thing? Let’s code them.

Book Now

Engineering to Infinity & Beyond

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

It’s super-fun to design and create something new every day!

Book Now

Hands-on Engineering & Design

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Calling all engineers and inventors! This camp is all about hands-on creativity.

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First Mission to Space with Minecraft & Rockets

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Astronauts, are you ready for your first space mission? We’re headed to the Moon!

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Moonbase Mission with Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Calling all astronauts. NASA is calling us to explore and colonize the Moon!

Book Now

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Budding programmers will create 2D games in Kodu and gain the FUNdamentals of code with Scratch and Scratch Jr.

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Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Are you ready to take your gaming skills and apply them to creating your own games?

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot: Introduction to Coding & Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

Book Now

Mars Mission Robotics & Coding with LEGO Mindstorms & Ozobot

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

SpaceX challenge accepted! We’re building the LEGO Mindstorms Mars Rover robot and coding it to terraform a new planet.

Book Now

Together We Build: 3D Design & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Calling all up-and-coming digital artists! Together, we’ll create stop-motion animated movies, 3D animated characters and mega architectural designs.

Book Now

3D Design & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

You have a story to tell build! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this hands-on, fun-first introduction to the digital arts and design!

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Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Is there an artist, engineer, or inventor inside you ready create?

Book Now

Inventing Our Future

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Do you ever imagine a better world? Love hands-on creativity? You’re ready to become an inventor.

Book Now

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Budding artists, game designers, storytellers, programmers, and players, this is your camp!

Book Now

Creative Coding with Minecraft & Roblox

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Young programmers will build and play within the Minecraft and Roblox worlds to create interactive maps, contraptions, and interactive virtual automation systems in this fun-first immersion into play-based computer programming.

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Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

Budding artists, game designers, storytellers, programmers, and players, this is your camp!

Book Now

Creative Coding with Minecraft & Roblox

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 1 Jul 1 – Jul 5

Young programmers will build and play within the Minecraft and Roblox worlds to create interactive maps, contraptions, and interactive virtual automation systems in this fun-first immersion into play-based computer programming.

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Boost Custom Built Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo Ozobot robotics systems.

Book Now

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct AI rover robots with the LEGO Mindstorms system!

Book Now

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Let’s learn create bracelets that spell our name in computer code and incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities.

Book Now

Game Design in Scratch & Blender Animation

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Are games, animations, and movies your thing? Let’s code them.

Book Now

Engineering to Infinity & Beyond

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

It’s super-fun to design and create something new every day!

Book Now

Hands-on Engineering & Design

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Calling all engineers and inventors! This camp is all about hands-on creativity.

Book Now

First Mission to Space with Minecraft & Rockets

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Astronauts, are you ready for your first space mission? We’re headed to the Moon!

Book Now

Moonbase Mission with Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Calling all astronauts. NASA is calling us to explore and colonize the Moon!

Book Now

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Budding programmers will create 2D games in Kodu and gain the FUNdamentals of code with Scratch and Scratch Jr.

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Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Are you ready to take your gaming skills and apply them to creating your own games?

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot: Introduction to Coding & Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

Book Now

Mars Mission Robotics & Coding with LEGO Mindstorms & Ozobot

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

SpaceX challenge accepted! We’re building the LEGO Mindstorms Mars Rover robot and coding it to terraform a new planet.

Book Now

Together We Build: 3D Design & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Calling all up-and-coming digital artists! Together, we’ll create stop-motion animated movies, 3D animated characters and mega architectural designs.

Book Now

3D Design & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

You have a story to tell build! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this hands-on, fun-first introduction to the digital arts and design!

Book Now

Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Is there an artist, engineer, or inventor inside you ready create?

Book Now

Inventing Our Future

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Do you ever imagine a better world? Love hands-on creativity? You’re ready to become an inventor.

Book Now

Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

Is there an artist, engineer, or inventor inside you ready create?

Book Now

Inventing Our Future

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

Do you ever imagine a better world? Love hands-on creativity? You’re ready to become an inventor.

Book Now

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Budding artists, game designers, storytellers, programmers, and players, this is your camp!

Book Now

Creative Coding with Minecraft & Roblox

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Young programmers will build and play within the Minecraft and Roblox worlds to create interactive maps, contraptions, and interactive virtual automation systems in this fun-first immersion into play-based computer programming.

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Boost Custom Built Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo Ozobot robotics systems.

Book Now

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct AI rover robots with the LEGO Mindstorms system!

Book Now

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Let’s learn create bracelets that spell our name in computer code and incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities.

Book Now

Game Design in Scratch & Blender Animation

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Are games, animations, and movies your thing? Let’s code them.

Book Now

Engineering to Infinity & Beyond

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

It’s super-fun to design and create something new every day!

Book Now

Hands-on Engineering & Design

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Calling all engineers and inventors! This camp is all about hands-on creativity.

Book Now

First Mission to Space with Minecraft & Rockets

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Astronauts, are you ready for your first space mission? We’re headed to the Moon!

Book Now

Moonbase Mission with Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Calling all astronauts. NASA is calling us to explore and colonize the Moon!

Book Now

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Budding programmers will create 2D games in Kodu and gain the FUNdamentals of code with Scratch and Scratch Jr.

Book Now

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Are you ready to take your gaming skills and apply them to creating your own games?

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot: Introduction to Coding & Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

Book Now

Mars Mission Robotics & Coding with LEGO Mindstorms & Ozobot

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

SpaceX challenge accepted! We’re building the LEGO Mindstorms Mars Rover robot and coding it to terraform a new planet.

Book Now

Together We Build: 3D Design & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Calling all up-and-coming digital artists! Together, we’ll create stop-motion animated movies, 3D animated characters and mega architectural designs.

Book Now

3D Design & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

You have a story to tell build! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this hands-on, fun-first introduction to the digital arts and design!

Book Now

Together We Build: 3D Design & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

Calling all up-and-coming digital artists! Together, we’ll create stop-motion animated movies, 3D animated characters and mega architectural designs.

Book Now

3D Design & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

You have a story to tell build! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this hands-on, fun-first introduction to the digital arts and design!

Book Now

Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Is there an artist, engineer, or inventor inside you ready create?

Book Now

Inventing Our Future

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

Do you ever imagine a better world? Love hands-on creativity? You’re ready to become an inventor.

Book Now

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Budding artists, game designers, storytellers, programmers, and players, this is your camp!

Book Now

Creative Coding with Minecraft & Roblox

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Young programmers will build and play within the Minecraft and Roblox worlds to create interactive maps, contraptions, and interactive virtual automation systems in this fun-first immersion into play-based computer programming.

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Boost Custom Built Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo Ozobot robotics systems.

Book Now

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct AI rover robots with the LEGO Mindstorms system!

Book Now

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Let’s learn create bracelets that spell our name in computer code and incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities.

Book Now

Game Design in Scratch & Blender Animation

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Are games, animations, and movies your thing? Let’s code them.

Book Now

Engineering to Infinity & Beyond

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

It’s super-fun to design and create something new every day!

Book Now

Hands-on Engineering & Design

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Calling all engineers and inventors! This camp is all about hands-on creativity.

Book Now

First Mission to Space with Minecraft & Rockets

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Astronauts, are you ready for your first space mission? We’re headed to the Moon!

Book Now

Moonbase Mission with Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Calling all astronauts. NASA is calling us to explore and colonize the Moon!

Book Now

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Budding programmers will create 2D games in Kodu and gain the FUNdamentals of code with Scratch and Scratch Jr.

Book Now

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Are you ready to take your gaming skills and apply them to creating your own games?

Book Now

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot: Introduction to Coding & Robotics

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

Book Now

Mars Mission Robotics & Coding with LEGO Mindstorms & Ozobot

Age: 10 – 14 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

SpaceX challenge accepted! We’re building the LEGO Mindstorms Mars Rover robot and coding it to terraform a new planet.

Book Now

*Camp location and programs subject to change.

Tech Arts Projects

Day camp for makers ages 6-14

  • Two hands-on STEM projects a day
  • Recess & play every day…LASER TAG!
  • 7:1 student-instructor ratio
  • T-shirt, lanyard & project badges
  • Skill-building in coding, design, problem-solving, communicating, collaborating, and more.

Outdoor Play

In between our hands-on projects, we’ll take Play Breaks in and outside that give us plenty of time for fun, healthy games like Capture the Flag Laser Tag and water balloon relays! Along the way, we’ll earn Challenge Badges for new skills like Computational Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering Design, Teamwork, and ChangeMaking. Fun first, hands-on, creative, skill-building—see you at STEM Camp!

Locations

Upper West Side MakerState
Makerspace
233 W. 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
Upper East Side PS 6
45 E. 81st St
New York, NY 10028
Lower East Side Seward Park Cooperative
266 E. Broadway
New York, NY 10002
Park Slope Greenwood Church
461 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

*Locations are subject to change

A Day in the Life of STEM Camp

  • 8:30am-9am: Drop off and play
  • 9am Open Makerspace: exploring and creating with littleBits, MaKey MaKey, CircuitScribe, and Snap Circuits
  • 9:30am Circle Meeting: Explore the morning Challenge and the Prototype we’ll build with a special emphasis on how it’s built, the STEM concept/skill we’ll learn, and where we see this in the real world (break time with healthy snacks)
  • 12pm Break for lunch and physical play recess
  • 2pm Circle Meeting and another Challenge and Prototype building session in the afternoon
  • 2:45pm Circle Debrief: we reflect upon our creativity and collaboration and earn our badges.
  • 4pm Pick up

Booster Parents: Refer a Friend to Camp & Earn Cash

Does your child love MakerState STEM Summer Camp and do you want to be rewarded for telling your friends about it?

Share your personalized$75 discount code with friends, PTA/class groups, colleagues, faith communities, play groups, Facebook friends, and earn cash with each new friend’s registration.

To receive your $75 OFF discount code, email summercamp@maker-state.com with subject line: I want to be a booster! Upon receipt of your email, we’ll send your personalized discount code to share with friends along with some graphics for social media, email, and texting purposes. We’ll make it easy for you to both share and earn the rewards!

Camp Schedule, Descriptions & Registration

Each camp week below features themes for younger and older engineers. We’ll have the opportunity to all interact and build with one another in each camp week but specific projects will be offered for each age group on most days.

*Camp location and programs subject to change.

LEGO & Ozobots Robotics Construction

LEGO WeDo & Boost Custom Built Robotics (ages 6-10)
Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo Ozobot robotics systems. Our bots push, pull, reel, and steer, responding to their environment just as we build and code them. Plus an exciting introduction to the new LEGO Boost robotics. Budding engineers will practice creativity, problem-solving, communication, socializing, and teamwork skills as they build a new project every day. Robotics is the fastest-growing industry in the world. And it’s also the most fun way to be introduced to computer science. Let’s build some bots!

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics & Custom Built Robots (ages 10-14)
It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct AI rover robots with the LEGO Mindstorms system! And code robots guided by art that we create with the tiny but powerful Ozobot. Plus exciting introductions to new robotics and microcontroller systems like the LEGO Boost, Hummingbird, and Micro:bit. This camp is all about building, coding and inventing with bots through the Engineering Design Process. Just like the inventor engineers at MIT’s Media Lab, we’ll use real-world touch, color, gyroscopic, and ultrasonic sensors to control motors, lights, and sounds. From maze navigation to bot battle arenas, this is fun-first, project-based skill-building in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. And all robots!

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Coding & Animation with Scratch & Blender

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel (ages 6-10)
Let’s learn create bracelets that spell our name in computer code and incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities. In this super-fun, hands-on introduction to computer science, we’ll combining coding with movement. Can you code a Parkour jump and roll adventure? How About a multiplayer Karate Boss Battle against your best friend? Can you say “Hello World” through adventure art? We’ll jump into the Bloxel game design set to use real-world blocks to bring our games to life through animated landscapes, characters and objects.Computational thinking is really just problem-solving. Let’s get moving and unlock the code to lifelong learning together! Let’s code!

Game Design in Scratch & Blender Animation (ages 10-14)
Are games, animations, and movies your thing? Let’s code them. We’re taking MIT’s Scratch coding language to the next level in this creative combination of art and computer science. We’ll create classic arcade games like Pacman and Frogger that our friends can play and craft superhero animations and new game characters in Blender. Along the way we’ll learn problem solving, logic, and diligent design. We can dive into some deeper creativity with Kodu Worldbuilder. Aspiring game designers and internet trendsetters will have the opportunity to create whatever they can imagine in this digital approach to technology-based creativity. Dream it! Draw it! Code it!

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Hands-on Engineering

Engineering to Infinity & Beyond (ages 6-10)
It’s super-fun to design and create something new every day! We’ll create new 3D designs with Lux Blox, ZomeTool and Polydrons and build alternative-powered toy cars, secret circuit cards, mind-bending marble runs, and pneumatic arms in this fun-first, hands-on introduction to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Dream of inventing your own contraptions and machines? Let’s start building!

Hands-on Engineering & Design (ages 10-14)
Calling all engineers and inventors! This camp is all about hands-on creativity. We’ll create LED circuit art, “radioactive” slime, mind-bending marble runs, mechanical arms, and a Mars-worthy rocket. Let’s get into some DIY projects and become masters of the Engineering Design Process. We’ll get our hands on new microcomputing and invention technologies such as the Hummingbird kit and Micro:bit to super-power our inventions. Ready to take your creativity to the next level? Future Da Vinci’s apply here!

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Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

First Mission to Space with Minecraft & Rockets (ages 6-10)
Astronauts, are you ready for your first space mission? We’re headed to the Moon! Let’s strap into Minecraft Galacticraft to fly Redstone rockets and build space platforms to get us there. We’ll have to work together to mine for the mysterious ore, Empathium. And we’ll build real, launching and flying rockets that will teach us how to get to outer space. This creative, space engineering camp combines the creative worldbuilding power of Minecraft with hands-on, project-based rocket science and aeronautics. NASA needs us create and build a new world. 3, 2, 1…lift off!

Moonbase Mission with Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science (ages 10-14)
Calling all astronauts. NASA is calling us to explore and colonize the Moon! We’ll prototype Redstone launchpads, Mystery Moon Portals, and space mining in Minecraft Galacticraft. Then we’ll build real, launching and flying rockets that get us to our new outpost, Moonbase Alpha. This Engineering Design camp combines the creative worldbuilding power of Minecraft with hands-on, project-based rocket science and aeronautics. Problem solving, logic, and diligent design. Our mission calls us to create and build a new future. Ready for launch!

REGISTER HERE

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding (ages 6-10)
Budding programmers will create 2D games in Kodu and gain the FUNdamentals of code with Scratch and Scratch Jr. in this action-packed week of discovery, creativity, and coding. We’ll start our projects with physical games that teach us computational thinking. And we’ll combine imagination and art with new skills in computer science to create amazing games that our friends can play. We’ll also explore some exciting, new game creation platforms such as Bloxel EDU. Let’s code!

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding (ages 10-14)
Are you ready to take your gaming skills and apply them to creating your own games? This week we’ll be learning problem solving, logic, and diligent design as we iterate upon legendary 3D and multiplayer games. We’ll be using Scratch and Kodu as our main game design tools. And we’ll also be exploring Bloxel EDU and Roblox Game Design during this action-packed, creative coding-focused week. Are games your thing? This is your camp.

REGISTER HERE

LEGO Robotics & Ozobot Coding

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot: Introduction to Coding & Robotics (ages 6-10)
Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever! We’ll code LEGO WeDo custom-built bot machines and create Ozobot hand-drawn, art-based programs using colors and shapes to guide our robots through fun challenges. And we’ll learn problem-solving, communication, socializing and teamwork skills as we build and code new projects every day. Includes an introduction to the LEGO Boost robotics system! Robotics is the most fun way to learn computer science. Let’s code some bots!

Mars Mission Robotics & Coding with LEGO Mindstorms & Ozobot (ages 10-14)
SpaceX challenge accepted! We’re building the LEGO Mindstorms Mars Rover robot and coding it to terraform a new planet. And we’ll create our own art and use new coding skills to guide the Rover’s helper, the tiny but powerful Ozobot Robot! Fun-first computer science skills come easy with Ozoblockly, the block-based programming language based on MIT’s Scratch software. Plus exciting introductions to new robotics and microcontroller systems like the LEGO Boost, Hummingbird and Micro:bit. This camp is all about building, coding and inventing with bots through the Engineering Design Process. We’ll learn critical thinking, creative collaboration, and communication skills along the way. Twice the robots = twice the fun! 3, 2, 1…launch!

REGISTER HERE

TinkerCAD & 3D Design

Together We Build: 3D Design & Animated Movies (ages 6-10)
Calling all up-and-coming digital artists! Together, we’ll create stop-motion animated movies, 3D animated characters and mega architectural designs. We’ll get hands on with modeling clay and cameras while leveling up computer skills with 3D design in TinkerCAD as we learn and master the Engineering Design process. This is an action-packed, hand-on and digital arts week that will build a lifetime love for creativity, design, and storytelling. Epic fun. Serious skills. Let’s imagine, design and create!

3D Design & Digital Arts (ages 10-14)
You have a story to tell build! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this hands-on, fun-first introduction to the digital arts and design! We’ll 3D design secret artifacts in TinkerCAD. We’ll jump into our own claymation and personal soundtrack production, and maybe create a viral meme that tells our story. And we’ll playtest 3D architecture in Google Sketchup! This is action-packed digital arts and 3D design camp that will build a lifetime love for creativity, design, and storytelling! Your story is who you are. Let’s craft that story together!

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Inventor’s Camp

Intro to Invention (ages 6-10)
Is there an artist, engineer, or inventor inside you ready create? Budding designers, let’s build our own squishy circuits, magnetic pulleys, light up signs, water slide aqueducts, clean water filter and more, all through an eco-friendly Engineer Design Process. Let’s get ready to take our creativity to the next level. Future Da Vinci’s apply here.

Inventing Our Future (ages 10-14)
Do you ever imagine a better world? Love hands-on creativity? You’re ready to become an inventor. Let’s prototype alternative energy vehicles, problem solve with our own crazy Rube Goldberg machines, and build microcomputer circuits with the Micro:bit. We’ll build with the Hummingbird invention kit too, all within the Engineering Design Process. From plans to prototypes–from our dreams to our future. Let’s start inventing!

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Minecraft Coding & Roblox Game Design

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft (ages 6-10)
Budding artists, game designers, storytellers, programmers, and players, this is your camp! Let’s build super-sky-scrapers, megalithic pixel art, and 3D geometric designs that combine creativity, coding and real-life engineering. This fun-first intro to coding immerses us into Minecraft ComptuerCraftEDU, with an introduction to Scratch JR visual programming and the Bloxel game design set! We’ll design and code our new worlds and games with real-world blocks and bring our creations to life through Bloxels animated landscapes, characters, and objects. This is play-based computer programming that leads to a lifelong love of creativity and coding. Game on!

Creative Coding with Minecraft & Roblox (ages 10-14)
Young programmers will build and play within the Minecraft and Roblox worlds to create interactive maps, contraptions, and interactive virtual automation systems in this fun-first immersion into play-based computer programming. We’ll use the educational version of Minecraft, ComptuerCraft, and the game design platform, Roblox, to code and create with visual and text-based programming in the LUA programming language. We’ll construct automated buildings, algorithm-based pixel art, and geometric megaliths that combine 3D virtual construction with real-life engineering. Introductions and connections to the Python and Processing coding languages make this computer programming and design camp a leap toward a lifelong love of coding and creativity.

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