2018 Summer Camp 

CAMP LOCATIONS

1) Downtown

Kids STEM Studio – 770 W Gladys Ave, Chicago, IL 60661

2) Lincoln Park

Menomonee Club – 1535 N Dayton St, Chicago, IL 60642

3) Evanston

Evanston Art Center – 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201

CAMP INFORMATION

  • For students going into grades 1 to 7
  • Each day of camp includes 1/2 a day of Hands-on Engineering and 1/2 a day of Technology class with outdoor recess. For  recess at Lincoln Park, campers will be going to Pump It Up
  • Parents to provide nut free lunch and snacks
  • Low student teacher ratio – 8:1

WEEKLY PRICING

1) Downtown 

Full day (8:30 am to 4 pm)  – $385

Before care (8 am to 8:30 am) – $25

Extended care (4 pm to 5:30 pm)  – $60

2) Lincoln Park

Full day (8:30 am to 4 pm)  – $435

BILLING & SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

  • For each week a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $100/week, is required upon registration. To confirm the registration, the remaining balance is due by May 1st. Registration will be canceled and deposit will be forfeited if the balance is not paid by then.  Once the balance of camp is paid it becomes non-refundable.
  • Limited seats, discounts are based on registration availability.

Special Discounts until Feb 15th

  • Register early and save $50/week. Use code “earlybird”.
  • Siblings receive an additional 5% discount when both are registered for the same week. Discounts CAN be combined!!
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DESCRIPTION

Coding and Game Design with Tynker

Learn to code using Tynker’s own visual programming language, featuring visual drag-n-drop logic blocks that eliminate the need to understand programming syntax. Young programmers learn to code their own games and apps using extensive media gallery and physics engine.

Video Game Design with Microsoft Kodu

Campers create exciting games using Microsoft Kodu Game Lab. Using simple building blocks and techniques, they learn the concepts of game design. Students create a story line with characters, design and develop their own world with obstacles, health and score points and write codes for actions with programming sequence and logic.

Minecraft Modding with blockly

Create Minecraft mods with Google’s Blockly language. Using drag and drop blocks campers learn programming concepts like functions, conditional statements, loops and event driven programming to bring custom changes to the  game and create mini-games inside their favorite Minecraft game.

Lego WeDo Robotics

Campers design, build, and program exciting robots using LEGO’s advanced technology. Students work in teams as they collaborate and brainstorm ideas to build robots using motors and sensors. After building the model, they write codes using visual programming language to make the robot rotate, jump, spin, make sounds, and more.

Minecraft Adventure Map

Unlock your child’s imagination in the world of Minecraft designed by them. Students design adventure maps, build Minecraft world using MC Edit, create 3D structures and use command blocks to customize the game element.

Soccer game with mBot robotics coding

Working with mBot using Scratch 2.0 and controlled by Bluetooth, campers turn their ideas into reality by programming the robot to play soccer by avoiding obstacles, sensing lines and goal net.

3D Printing and Modeling

Campers learn 3D computer aided design using Tinkercad, understanding how three-dimensional objects are designed and developed on a modeling software. They will be given challenges to complete and print their designs using 3D printers.

Kerbal Space Program

Students build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew out into space. This Physics-based Flight Simulation enables each student to custom build a spacecraft and navigate it to distant moons, asteroids, and planets.

Minecraft Modding with JavaScript

Students learn how to program and write mods using the JavaScript programming language to customize their Minecraft world. Each day expands the students coding competency in designing and implementing algorithms to build 3D structures, customize the world and craft custom recipes and tools.

Virtual Reality with Unity

Learn to unlock the power of virtual reality (VR) and how to use Oculus Rift in developing games using the Unity engine. Students learn to create simple Unity 3D application with different landscapes and characters while working with physics simulation and run in Oculus Rift.

Games App development with Clickteam Fusion

Bring your students into the world of designing games and apps. This course guides them through the fundamental concepts of coding and game design to create and publish their own apps. Do you want them to make the next Angry Birds? No problem, they are just a few clicks away.

Lego Robotics EV3: Rescue Mission

Campers design, build and program robots to respond to a simulated emergency disaster scene. The robot with motors and sensors travel through the obstacles and rescue the survivors by moving them to safe zone.

Lego Robotics EV3: Bridge Layering Mission

Campers design, build and program robots to find the edge of the road using sensors, then lower and place the pre-built bridge in the right calculated location and there by drive across crossing over the bridge.

Automobile Engineering

During this week, students build a working model of toy pull wagon with steering system along with car models with battery, motor and gears learning the mechanics of Automobile Engineering.

Industrial Engineering

Students explore fundamental concepts of industrial engineering by building assembly lines, conveyor belt, sorting by size and distributing materials. They will also get to create their own factory setup.

Circuits and Electronics Engineering

Breadboard circuits are a great way for the students to learn about real electronics components and circuit design. Students learn to draw and build fun circuits with LEDs, batteries, resistors, capacitors, transistors and Light Dependent Resistors. End of the course, students get to take home the breadboard and components.

 Remote Control Engineering – Cars

Playing with RC cars are fun, but what more fun that that is building them! Students make their own remote controlled car in this class. They get to learn the fundamentals of how transmitter and receiver work with encoding and decoding signals along with basic electronics circuitry and mechanical design.

Theme Park Engineering

Young engineers enjoy the thrill of an amusement park by building working model of rollercoaster, carousel, ferris wheel and more while learning various Engineering principles and design cycle.

Electrical Engineering

Students will explore the principles of electricity through the design of electrical circuits, and combining the power of electricity with magnets to create powerful tools.  With this knowledge, students create exciting projects such as a room alarm that will alert them when their sibling attempts to enter their bedroom, a “magic” wand that turns on a lightbulb, and building games involving electricity.

Aerospace Engineering

Students will build various flying objects while learning about how things fly, air pressure, propulsion, drag, and resistance.  Can you safely deploy your Lego person down a flight of stairs without it crashing?  How does the design of your paper plane affect how far it will glide when you catapult it across the room with your rubberband launcher?  These are some of the intriguing questions students will be challenged to answer and create solutions for as they explore and experiment with the different areas of aerospace technology.

Mechanical Engineering

Learn how mechanical engineering principles are applied to create the wonderful machines that make up our world.  A crane that can pick up objects, hydraulic lift with the power of hydraulics, and mechanisms with linkages are just a few of the activities students will be creating as they take an adventure through the world of mechanical engineering.

Structural Engineering

Learn about the different structures that make cities, such as Chicago, beautiful like the construction and design of buildings, bridges, and dams.  Students will use their creativity to experiment with building their own structures using materials such as popsicle sticks, straws, skewers, marshmallows, and gummy bears.  Students will also learn what types of shapes and materials work best by having their design tested against different forms of stress and then redesigning their structure to improve its durability.

Marine Engineering

If your child is fascinated by marine vessels, then we’ll help feed that passion by exploring the design behind those great floating machines.  Students will learn not only how these machines are crafted but also fundamental Marine Engineering topics, like buoyancy, propulsion, and different ways to power watercrafts.  Don’t be surprised if your growing engineer wants to spend all their time experimenting in the bathtub with their watercrafts they’ll be crafting.

Alternative Energy Engineering

Do you have a student who lectures you about wasting energy when you accidentally leave the lights on? or reasons for walk to school in the winter isn’t so bad in comparison to the harmful car fumes being released into the environment?  Encourage those green tendencies with our Alternative Energy activities where students learn about the different types of renewable energy and ways that they can help to keep our Earth beautiful and healthy.  Students will be inspired to create the next form of alternative energy as they design and build different types of alternative energy machines (water turbines, windmills, and more) using energy from water, wind, and the sun.

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