Summer Schedule for Entering Grades 2 & 3

Theme Day One Wednesday of Each Session!
Remember to wear camp t-shirts every day!

SESSION 1
June 27, 28, July 1, 2, 3, 5
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SESSION 2
July 8 - July 19
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SESSION 3
July 22 - August 2
SESSION 4
August 5 - August 16, 2019
7:45 am -
9:00 am
Early Arrival
Individualized Instruction
Math or ELA
(8:00 am - 8:55 am)
Early Arrival
Individualized Instruction Math or ELA
(8:00 am - 8:55 am)
Early Arrival
Individualized Instruction
Math or ELA
(8:00 am - 8:55 am)
Early Arrival
Individualized Instruction
Math or ELA
(8:00 am - 8:55 am)
9:00 am -
11:00 am
XBox Game Design Coding & Game Design with SCRATCH Pt. 1 Video Game Design, Animation Coding & Game Design with SCRATCH Pt 1 & 2
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch, Sports, Games, Free Time Lunch, Sports, Games, Free Time Lunch, Sports, Games, Free Time Lunch, Sports, Games, Free Time
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Culinary Arts & Microwave Cooking Nanotechnology & Microbiology Kitchen Chemistry & Other Magic Mad Science & Crazy Experiments
3:00 pm -
5:00 pm
Build and Take-Home Your Own Laptop Build and Take-Home Your Own Robot LEGO Engineering Electrical Engineering: Control The Power!
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Late Pick-Up Late Pick-Up Late Pick-Up Late Pick-Up

Exciting STEAM Courses & Activities That Keep The Mind Sharp & the Body Fit!

Xbox Game Creation

Make games for the Xbox360®! At his or her own level, your child will unleash their imaginations as Xbox 360® players and become game creators! They will learn easy-to-use game creation techniques and programming skills that make building personal playgrounds simple.

In this course, your child will:

  • Use algorithms to solve problems
  • Design and write programs
  • Use sequence, selection and repetition
  • Use logical reasoning to explain, detect, and correct errors

Your child will take home:

  • Project files

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding, Game Development, or Design.



Build and Code Your Own Take-Home Laptop

Build a laptop in this course that combines hardware and software knowledge for a hands-on approach to computer science. Students will put together their pi-top laptop—that's theirs to take home—from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards. They'll learn to troubleshoot their hardware assembly and then it's time to boot up the computer—that they built—to experience the thrill of coding in Python. With an introduction to hardware, engineering, and coding, this course has something for everyone.

In this course, your child will:

  • Assemble a laptop
  • Code with Python to create games
  • Use the Linux OS
  • Practice project planning and hands-on coordination skills

Your child will take home:

  • Project files
  • pi-top laptop (For students purchasing the Premium package)
  • pi-top laptop (For students purchasing the Premium package)

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding.



Culinary Arts & Microwave Cooking

Have you ever wondered why olive oil is a liquid but butter is solid? Or why bread and cookies rise when baked? This Kitchen Chemistry course is an experimental approach to chemistry, as seen in cooking. We will examine topics such as trans fats, baking soda as a leavening agent in baking, ripening of fruit, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning of foods. Edible experiments will be used to discuss the science behind recipes.

In this course, your child will:

  • Learn lab safety, vocabulary terminology, and applied mathematics
  • Understand and apply the scientific method
  • Review and apply mathematics for recipe development
  • Learn about Fermentation
  • Understand the Clarification of flocculation

Your child will take home:

  • Delicious treats from time to time

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Chemistry or Culinary Science.



Fortnite and Unreal Engine Level Design

Don't just play Fortnite—unleash the power of the game development tool used to create it. With Unreal Engine by Epic Games, you'll design your own Fortnite-inspired levels while discovering gameplay strategies, game mechanics, team-building, streaming, and level-design analysis in Fortnite. Use your new skills to build Battle Royale levels and kickstart your future as an Unreal Engine pro. Note: Fortnite does not support importing student maps in-game. Build Battle Royale levels utilizing actors, meshes, and environments inspired by the game Fortnite. Use Blueprints visual programming language to stylize their game. Gain essential real-world game development skills. Propel their eSports skills with Fortnite strategy, analysis, and competition.

In this course, your child will:

  • Build Battle Royale levels utilizing actors, meshes, and environments inspired by the game Fortnite
  • Use Blueprints visual programming language to stylize their game
  • Gain essential real-world game development skills
  • Propel their eSports skills with Fortnite strategy, analysis, and competition

Your child will take home:

  • Project files

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Game Development.



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SCRATCH

​Scratch, a graphical programming language developed at MIT, introduces young people to basic programming concepts. You will learn how to create interactive stories, games, animations, computer games, and interactive projects as you learn to think creatively, problem solve, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

In this course, your child will:

  • Create variables and if-else statements
  • Program using arithmetic operators
  • Design and animate sprites
  • Experiment and explore to build creativity and confidence

Your child will take home:

  • Project files

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding, Game Development, or Design.



Build and Take Home Your Own Robot

​Amaze yourself by applying serious science and learning concepts to design, create, and engineer a functional robot. You will be exposed to the basics of motors, gears, sensors, batteries, programming and assembly of mechanical/electrical devices. Projects include programming, ultra sound, light, touch, and other robotic sensors. Students prepare personal robots for group events and competitions. Students build and take home their own Robot.

In this course, your child will:

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve
  • The basics of motors, gears, sensors, batteries
  • Programming and assembly of mechanical/electrical devices

Your child will take home:

  • His or her own robot

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Engineering or Robotics.



Tiny Chemistry: Introduction to Nanotechnology/Science + Engineering = Nanotechnology & Microbiology

​From smaller, more powerful phones to nano-bots making repairs at the cellular level in our bodies, nanotechnology is becoming an important field. At the nanometer-scale (one billionth of a meter!), materials behave very differently. By taking advantage of these unique properties, scientists and engineers are able to enter realms of science that have been thus far unreachable. In this lab-based course, students learn about the chemistry of nano-sized particles and the scientific and societal impacts of nanotechnology. Students experience hands-on chemistry by making their own nanoparticles and microcapsules as well as exploring observable effects at the nanoscale. In Part 2, they explore the world of the microscopic.

In this course, your child will:

  • Learn Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do
  • Understand that Nanotechnology = Science + Engineering
  • Realize nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before
  • Be able to explain how Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values
  • Examine microscopic objects
  • See future college and career possibilities

Your child will take home:

  • The results of experiments done with consumer products

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Engineering, Chemistry, or Science.


Mobile App Development

Learn real-world software development. Using a graphical interface, this introduction to software development will use visual objects to create an application that can run on Android devices. Create original solutions to designing a website or app.

Your child will learn to:

  • Create content for a user-friendly app
  • Design and write programs
  • Use use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Learn real-world software development

Your child will take home:

  • Project files

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding or Design.



Coding and Engineering 101

Coding and engineering collide in this multifaceted course. Students start with the foundation of a computer—the hardware. Then they get binary (01101100 01101111 01101100) to learn how a computer executes coded instructions. Putting this knowledge together with object-oriented programming concepts in JavaScript, students will program the micro:bit, an interactive, pocket-sized computer that's theirs to take home. They'll use JavaScript to detect motion, send messages, and make games, while developing real-world hardware and coding skills.

In this course, your child will:

  • Use the micro:bit to code games and apps
  • Code in JavaScript and build simple logic circuits
  • Understand how programs work and what code does
  • Develop logical thinking skills

Your child will take home:

  • Project files
  • The micro:bit

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding.



Fun with Kitchen Chemistry

Turn the kitchen into a personal science lab performing fun science experiments good enough to eat! From dancing raisins to the science of popcorn, see how chemical reactions add flavor, making delicious creations from pizza to candy that are actually works of pure science magic. Your child will make and eat tasty, healthy snacks the whole family will love!

In this course, your child will:

  • Learn lab safety, vocabulary terminology, and applied mathematics
  • Understand and apply the scientific method
  • Review and apply mathematics for recipe development
  • Learn about Fermentation
  • Understand the Clarification of flocculation

Your child will take home:

  • Delicious treats from time to time

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Chemistry.



Designing Smart Devices

This MIT-based course provides an integrated introduction to electrical engineering and computer science, taught using laboratory experiments with mini-computers. You will learn fundamental design principles from electrical engineering and computer science as well as perform exciting projects. Amaze yourself by applying serious science and learning concepts to design, create, and engineer a functional smart device. You will be exposed to the basics of mechanical/electrical devices and how to use the Internet to control environments. This technique is used today in every smart device from home security systems to turning on a car from the house. Explore the exciting World of Telecommunications! Students build and take home their own personally created smart device.

In this course, your child will:

  • Use a mini-computer to build a smart device
  • Code in JavaScript and build simple logic circuits
  • Understand how programs work and what code does
  • Develop logical thinking skills

Your child will take home:

  • Project files
  • A mini-computer

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Engineering.



Electrical Engineering: Control The Power!

From the smart phone to the television to the watch on your wrist, see the amazing impact of electronics and magnetism!. Applying the Engineering Design Process, grasp the power that comes with building circuits that make bells, buzzers, and connections designing and developing incredible projects. Explore the basics of electronics and enter the world of electrical engineering using solderless electronics breadboard, switches, connection wires, red and green light emitting diodes (LED), and more to build numerous projects including a burglar alarm, water detector and AM radio station.

In this course, your child will:

  • Create circuits to build electrical devices
  • Understand how circuitry works
  • Develop logical thinking skills

Your child will take home:

  • Project files

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Engineering.



Personal Spa Science

This fun, smell-good, feel-good class helps you take care of your mind and body creating your personal spa! With 100% safe ingredients - most of which you can find in your kitchen - learn to make your very own line of products like lip balm for those winter-chapped lips, soaps, body scrubs to bubble baths, lotions, bath oils, lip gloss, nail polish, and fragrances. Then, explore the use of nanotechnology in cosmetics as well as the social and ethical issues associated with nano-based cosmetics.

In this course, your child will:

  • Create your own line of beauty products
  • Understand the multi-billion dollar industry of cosmetics
  • Explore chemistry to create safe products

Your child will take home:

  • Their personally developed line of beauty products

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Chemistry.



Mad Science & Crazy Experiments!

This hands-on, science program is themed around a range of science fields such as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. This class offers a chance to see just how cool science can be!

In this course, your child will:

  • Create inventions and models
  • Understand science concepts
  • Perform safe, exciting science experiments

Your child will take home:

  • Things they have made themselves.

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Chemistry.



Roblox Entrepreneur: Lua Coding and Game Scripts

Coding with Lua—a powerful and fast programming language—can lead to careers in coding and development after college, but why wait? Top Lua coders and developers designing games on Roblox are making over $1 million a year right now. Start with Roblox's built-in editor to create 3-D worlds and expand their functionality with Lua, which enables students to create scripts for their own game or even sell to other designers for use in their games!

In this course, your child will:

  • Practice programming fundamentals with Lua
  • Use programming logic to create gameplay mechanics and design 3-D worlds
  • Learn how to make stand alone scripts for anyone to use
  • Monetize projects with in-game items

Your child will take home:

  • Project files

This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Game Development.