Best. Summer. Ever.
Featuring fun, skill building subjects for ages 6-15! Each week offers multiple subjects, listed below. Campers pick two or three subjects per week. Camp Managers choose one or two subjects to focus on. Ages are divided into separate groups with their own instructors, no more than six campers per group.
STEAM Summer Camp 2023
12 Sessions: June 19th – September 8th
Half day, One Week: 9:30am-12pm or 1-3:30pm for $449
Full day, One Week: 9:30am-3:30pm with lunch included for $814
Sibling Discounts Automatically Applied. 15 year old campers receive 50% off as CITs.
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Summer 2023 Program Descriptions
Choose up to three available subjects per week.
Coding Scratch & MakeCode (ages 6-12, offered every week) – Dive into video game design using Scratch and MakeCode Coding Platforms! Scratch is familiar to many campers as it’s used in schools nationwide. Scratch makes coding easier and more fun through programming with blocks of code! Without having to worry about exact syntax campers are able to make amazingly imaginative and impressive games in no time! For older attendees we have some advanced techniques to share… There’s even a Scratch Jr for the youngest Makers! MakeCode, developed by Microsoft, is also a block based learning platform, specialized in making games! We can also use MakeCode to program sensors, lights and more on tinyinteractive computers - MicroBit & Circuit Playground.
Coding Python (ages 9-15, offered weeks of 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14 & 8/28) – Python is one of the most popular programming languages our right now. Python runs on almost anything! Windows, Mac, Linux, even an OLPC laptop or Raspberry Pi. Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use. We’ll be learning python through Python Turtle, a creative program that draws art based on the Python code we input! Then dive deeper, using Python to code Raspberry Pi Micro-Controller Computers!
Robotics with Dash, Ozobots, Cubelets, MBots & More (ages 6-11, offered weeks of 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14 & 8/28) – Intro to Robotics is the most unique, knowledgeable and fun dive into robots for kids 5 to 9. Campers learn to control The Dash and Dot, Ozobot and Cubelets Robotics through various sensors, components and coding. No prior coding experience necessary! Dash robot responds to voice, navigates objects, dances, and sings! Use apps to create new behaviors for Dash making learning about robot commands easy and fun! Cubelets are robot blocks that make it fast and easy to make your own robot! There’s no wrong way to build with Cubelets, so it is remarkably easy to transform these blocks into brilliant bundles of robotic curiosity. Ozobots are tiny robots we can code with color! Watch as their color sensors guide them through various challenges.
Minecraft: Education Edition (ages 6-10, offered every other week starting first week) – Explore Architecture, Coding, Teamwork & More – This is not your Minecraft available at home! Campers will explore new aspects of Minecraft Education, while also learning computer logic and programming! Campers Code “Agents,” little minions, that assist them with collecting and building through a language similar to Scratch, but only if coded correctly… Ever increasing challenges and quests are bestowed upon the campers, growing problem solving skills, patience and teamwork! With the help of a custom world MakeInspires created campers explore and build different styles of architecture including Roman, Greek, Contemporary, Brutalist and more! Minecraft Architecture campers learn about influential architects such as Ictinus, Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid and others. Redstone is Minecraft’s version of circuits! Campers learn about electricity through created different redstone circuitry. Towards the end of the week campers will view their Minecraft world in Virtual Reality! Once done with their builds campers will have an immersive experience walking around their Minecraft creations in VR.
Blender 3D Animation (ages 9-15, offered weeks of 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14 & 8/28) – Campers use Blender, a professional 3d graphics toolset, to sculpt and model beautiful high definition objects and animations ready for game, film, or a feather in their cap. Blender is open source, free, and easy to get at home, so the learning and fun doesn’t necessarily end with this course. In addition to experience in modeling, physics simulations, and animation, campers will learn about open-source software and it’s effect on innovation and accessibility. Open Source started in the early days of computing, in the 80’s, with one of the most famous open-source applications Netscape, released in ’97 changing the way people connected to the internet and how software developers shared their creations and made money. Campers will engage with other makers from around the world as we share our creations, information, and questions with the vibrant global Blender community.
It’s Rocket Science (ages 8-13, offered weeks of 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21 & 9/4) – In this exciting subject campers will explore the world of Rocket Science with a focus on SpaceX Rockets engineering, design and plans for the future. The inspiring history of space flight is reviewed, including the first use of code inside a vehicle! How is a rocket made? How does it work? We cover all of this and more! Through Kerbal Space Program, campers will test, build and fly their own rockets, complete with a realistic physics! The SpaceX Mod will allow us to move from conventional rockets onto SpaceX Rockets, which are the first rockets able to come back from space for re-use. 3D Design & Printing and more will be utilized to get a hands on idea of how these amazing machines are engineered and built!
3D Design & Printing (ages 6-15, offered weeks of 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21 & 9/4) – 3D Design provides the skillset a camper needs to get into the wonderful world of design, 3d modeling, and CAD. We use accessible software specifically designed for education such as TinkerCAD and Morphi to explore mathematical concepts, computer skills, and physical manufacturing. Campers will also learn about how the process works and the various materials available for 3d printing. A simple change in design, materials, or printer settings could help save money and reduce your ecological footprint. Campers will design houses, name-tags, products and so much more!
Fab Lab (Ages 8-15, offered weeks of 7/10, 7/24 & 8/7) - Lasercutting mixed with woodworking, electronics and more!
Roblox Studio Game Design (ages 8-13, offered weeks of TBA) – Create your own games using Roblox Studio! Roblox is a powerful platform for creating and selling your own games. Produce your own games for your friends to play – Create instead of Consume! Roblox Studio’s drag and drop software allows one to create games quickly, but coding knowledge is required to make something more complete. First we create an Obby, then we move onto more design and coding to create an immersive sword fighting world!
Stop Motion Animation, Filmmaking & Garageband (ages 6-13, offered weeks of 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21 & 9/4) – Campers experience the magical way stop-motion brings everyday objects and characters to life through its raw power of storytelling. In this series, campers will discuss important topics for our future and agree on a story and message to tell through stop-motion film, a technique which has been captivating audiences since the earliest days of cinema. MakeInspires staff, with a wealth of music experience, teach campers how to use GarageBand to record live music, play music with the GarageBand sounds, pick and choose loops (musical phrases), produce re-mixes and more! Whether you know nothing about music or you practice your instruments every day, GarageBand is the best way to start recording and expanding your musical education. No musical experience required!