Camp Schedule, Descriptions & Registration

Descriptions of each camp below.

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Engineering

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 and Ozobot robotics systems.

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LEGO Mindstorms & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 1 Jul 1 – Jul 5

It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct 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 to create bracelets that spell our name in computer code while we also incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities into our Scratch creations.

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Game Design and Animation with Scratch & Piskel

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

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

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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!

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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: Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

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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Our Moonbase Mission: 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!

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Game Design Jam with Scratch Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Budding programmers will create 2D games while they gain the FUNdamentals of coding with Scratch in this action-packed week of discovery, creativity, and coding.

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Game Design Jam with 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?

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LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Coding and building robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

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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 explore a new planet.

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Together We Build: 3D Architecture & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Calling all up-and-coming digital architects and film animators! Together, we’ll create classic stop-motion animated movies and our own architectural designs.

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3D Modeling & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

You have a story to tell! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this 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 to create?

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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.

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Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

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

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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 & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

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

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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.

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LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Engineering

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.

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LEGO Mindstorms & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

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

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My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

Let’s learn to create bracelets that spell our name in computer code while we also incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities into our Scratch creations.

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Game Design and Animation with Scratch & Piskel

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

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

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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!

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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.

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First Mission to Space: Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

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!

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Our Moonbase Mission: 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!

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Game Design Jam with Scratch Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 6 Aug 5 – Aug 9

Budding programmers will create 2D games while they gain the FUNdamentals of coding with Scratch in this action-packed week of discovery, creativity, and coding.

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Game Design Jam with 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?

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LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

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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 explore a new planet.

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Together We Build: 3D Architecture & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Calling all up-and-coming digital architects and film animators! Together, we’ll create classic stop-motion animated movies and our own architectural designs.

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3D Modeling & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

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

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Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

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

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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.

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Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

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

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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.

Add to cart

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

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

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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.

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LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Engineering

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.

Add to cart

LEGO Mindstorms & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

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

Add to cart

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

Let’s learn to create bracelets that spell our name in computer code while we also incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities into our Scratch creations.

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Game Design and Animation with Scratch & Piskel

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

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

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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!

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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.

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First Mission to Space: Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

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!

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Our Moonbase Mission: 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!

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Game Design Jam with Scratch Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 7 Aug 12 – Aug 16

Budding programmers will create 2D games while they gain the FUNdamentals of coding with Scratch in this action-packed week of discovery, creativity, and coding.

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Game Design Jam with 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?

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LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

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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 explore a new planet.

Add to cart

Together We Build: 3D Architecture & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Calling all up-and-coming digital architects and film animators! Together, we’ll create classic stop-motion animated movies and our own architectural designs.

Add to cart

3D Modeling & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

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

Add to cart

Together We Build: 3D Architecture & Animated Movies

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

Calling all up-and-coming digital architects and film animators! Together, we’ll create classic stop-motion animated movies and our own architectural designs.

Add to cart

3D Modeling & Digital Arts

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 1, Jul 1 – Jul 5

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

Add to cart

Intro to Invention

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 2 Jul 8 – Jul 12

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

Add to cart

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.

Add to cart

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 3 Jul 15 – Jul 19

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

Add to cart

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.

Add to cart

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Engineering

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.

Add to cart

LEGO Mindstorms & Custom Built Robots

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 4 Jul 22 – Jul 26

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

Add to cart

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

Let’s learn to create bracelets that spell our name in computer code while we also incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities into our Scratch creations.

Add to cart

Game Design and Animation with Scratch & Piskel

Age: 10-14 years

Date: Week 5 Jul 29 – Aug 2

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

Add to cart

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!

Add to cart

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.

Add to cart

First Mission to Space: Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

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!

Add to cart

Our Moonbase Mission: 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!

Add to cart

Game Design Jam with Scratch Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 8 Aug 19 – Aug 23

Budding programmers will create 2D games while they gain the FUNdamentals of coding with Scratch in this action-packed week of discovery, creativity, and coding.

Add to cart

Game Design Jam with 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?

Add to cart

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Coding

Age: 6 – 10 years

Date: Week 9 Aug 26 – Aug 30

Building and coding robots = Most Fun Summer Camp Ever!

Add to cart

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 explore a new planet.

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*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!
  • 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)
  • 11:30am Break for lunch and physical play recess that includes games, laser tag, water balloons and more
  • 1:30pm Circle Meeting and another Challenge and Prototype building session in the afternoon
  • 3pm Circle Debrief: we reflect upon our creativity and collaboration and earn our badges.
  • 3:30pm Open Makerspace
  • 4pm Pick up

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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 WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Engineering

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Engineering (ages 6-10)
Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo and 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 system. Budding engineers will practice creativity, problem-solving, communication, socializing, and teamwork skills as they work on 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 & Custom Built Robots (ages 10-14)
It’s robot-building time! Let’s construct rover robots with the LEGO Mindstorms system! We’ll program Ozobots at an advanced level with the Ozoblockly editor. Plus exciting introductions to new robotics and microcontroller systems like 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 on each robot. From maze navigation to bot battle arenas, this is fun-first, project-based skill-building in that areas of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. And all robots!

Coding & Animation with Scratch & Blender

My First Code with Scratch & Bloxel (ages 6-10)
Let’s learn to create bracelets that spell our name in computer code while we also incorporate martial arts, dance, and other fun physical activities into our Scratch creations. In this super-fun, hands-on introduction to computer science, we’ll be combining coding with movement. Can you code a Parkour jump and roll adventure game? How about a multiplayer Karate Boss Battle to play against your best friend? Can you get your interactive program to say “Hello World” through adventure art? We’ll mix it up with some animated sprites & pixel art in Piskel and 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 a fun way to problem-solve. Let’s get moving and unlock the code to lifelong learning together! Let’s code!

Game Design and Animation with Scratch & Piskel (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 make our own spin on classic arcade games like Pacman and Frogger that our friends can play. We will also create superhero animations for new game characters in Piskel. Along the way we’ll learn problem solving, logic, and diligent design. 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!!

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. These projects inspire a new perspectives on how the world works around us and create a passion for science and problem solving. 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, 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 or Micro:bit, to super-power our inventions. Ready to take your creativity to the next level? Future Da Vinci’s apply here!

Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science

First Mission to Space: Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science (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 modified rockets and build space platforms to get us there. 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!

Our Moonbase Mission: Minecraft Engineering & Rocket Science (ages 10-14)
Calling all astronauts. NASA is calling us to explore and colonize the Moon! We’ll assemble virtual spacecraft, design mysterious lunar portals, and begin extraterrestrial 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!

Game Design Jam with Scratch & Kodu Coding

Game Design Jam with Scratch Coding (ages 6-10)
Budding programmers will create 2D games while they gain the FUNdamentals of coding with Scratch 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 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 2D and 3D multiplayer games. We’ll be using 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.

LEGO Robotics & Ozobot Coding

LEGO WeDo & Ozobot Robotics: Introduction to Coding (ages 6-10)
Coding and building 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 explore a new planet. And we’ll use our 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 LEGO Boost, Hummingbird, and Micro:bit. This camp is all about coding, building, 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!

TinkerCAD & 3D Design

Together We Build: 3D Architecture & Animated Movies (ages 6-10)
Calling all up-and-coming digital architects and film animators! Together, we’ll create classic stop-motion animated movies and our own 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, hands-on 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 Modeling & Digital Arts (ages 10-14)
You have a story to tell! Let’s create that story with your own 3D designs, animated movies, and music in this introduction to the digital arts and design. We’ll jump into our own worlds created using animation and digital music software designed to help you bring that world to life. At the same time we’ll learn the process behind creating 3D models in video games and 3D animation. This experience will build a lifetime love for creativity, design, and storytelling! Your story is who you are. Let’s craft that story together!

Inventor’s Camp

Intro to Invention (ages 6-10)
Is there an artist, engineer, or inventor inside you ready to create? Budding designers, let’s build our own squishy circuits, magnetic pulleys, light up signs, water slide aqueducts, clean water filters 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 concepts, 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!

Minecraft Coding & Roblox Game Design

Play-based Coding & Worldbuilding with Minecraft & Bloxel (ages 6-10)
Budding artists, game designers, storytellers, programmers, and players, this is your camp! Let’s build super-sky-scrapers, gigantic pixel art, and 3D geometric designs that combine creativity, coding, and real-life engineering concepts. This fun-first intro to coding immerses us into modded Minecraft with the introduction of visual programing based through ComputerCraft, as well as with 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 modification for 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 use 3D virtual construction to explore real-life coding solutions to engineering problems. Introductions and connections to coding languages make this computer programming and design camp a leap toward a lifelong love of coding and creativity.