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Make Sixth Grade a Big Success (Entering 6th-8th Graders)

STEAM Camps - Sixth Grade Programs

Make Sixth Grade a Big Success (Entering Sixth to Eighth Graders)

In this program, students become stronger readers and better students. They read twice as fast, make substantial gains in comprehension in both fiction and nonfiction, and study more effectively. Students who take this program will double reading speed, improve comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read and study textbooks, and enjoy reading more. The program includes five weeks of classroom instruction led by an experienced teacher and the reading of a great juvenile novel. Between the weekly lessons, students continue to build skills through interactive online instruction.

DATES/TIMES: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day

For more information, or to enroll by phone, please call 800-964-8888

Summer 2018 Priority Registration 

Engineering for Kids Camp – Aerospace Engineering: Academy of Space Explorers (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Future NASA Engineer? Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are enhanced through FUN, age-appropriate, inquiry-based, hands-on STEM-related projects. Your budding engineer will be introduced to the field of engineering, basic concepts of engineering as it relates to the science of aircraft and spacecraft by utilizing the Engineering Design Process to design and construct their own rockets, parachutes, and hot air balloons, which they get to keep!

DATES/TIMES: June 11-15, 2018. Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm noon.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Coding Games in Scratch (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Don’t just play video games, MAKE them! Programming and coding are becoming necessary skills for various fields of engineering. In this coding adventure, students create fun animated stories and games while learning essential programming concepts with MIT's Scratch programming software. Using sprites and blocks, this drag-and-drop platform sets a foundation of computational thinking. No previous programming knowledge needed.

DATES/TIMES: June 11-15, 2018. Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Cars: Momentum Madness (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Zero to sixty in two seconds? How fast can an object go without compromising safety? Students in this camp will work with their Pit Crew to design and build vehicles, such as dragsters, roller coasters and rockets. Fasten your seat belt, the race has begun!

DATES/TIMES: June 18-22, 2018. Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm noon.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Intro to Robotics (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Designed for younger campers, the LEGO® WeDo™ program introduces campers to robot design and programming utilizing basic machine principles to create robots capable of performing simple tasks. No robotics experience is necessary.

DATES/TIMES: June 18-22, 2018. Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Wreck-It Week (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Smash! Crash! BOOM! Students in this camp will join Wrecking Companies for the week and will attempt to work their way up the ranks of their company from Intern to President. They will compete against other wrecking companies in various engineering-related challenges, such as building a bridge from balsa wood and constructing safety mechanisms to protect a raw egg from impact. Put on your hard hats and safety goggles and join the fun!

DATES/TIMES: June 25-29, 2018. Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm noon.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – EV3 Robot Battles (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Welcome to the world of robotics and computer programming! Each day you will design and program the latest generation of LEGO® robots (EV3) to perform challenges such as the SumoBots Challenge, Joisting Challenge, and the Catapult Challenge. You will program your robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software, which is based on National Instruments LabVIEW™, the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide!

DATES/TIMES: June 25-29, 2018. Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – EV3 Robot Battles (Grades Fourth to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Welcome to the world of robotics and computer programming! Each day you will design and program the latest generation of LEGO® robots (EV3) to perform challenges such as the SumoBots Challenge, Joisting Challenge, and the Catapult Challenge. You will program your robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software, which is based on National Instruments LabVIEW™, the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide!

DATES/TIMES: June 02-06, 2018. Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm noon.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Advanced Robotics (Grades Fourth to Sixth- Select Grade of your student)

Using the Education EV3 expansion set, you will explore more complex models, such as the stair climber, an elephant, a tankbot, a color sorter, a raptor and more! You will program your robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software, which is based on National Instruments LabVIEW™, the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide!

DATES/TIMES: June 02-06, 2018. Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Galaxy of the Last Engineer (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

In a galaxy, not so far away… you will use the Engineering Force to outsmart the Dark Side by finding and destroying the blueprints to their secret weapon! Collaborate with your Rogue Engineer teams to create the safest and most effective devices in the galaxy. Now that your Force has awakened, Rey, Finn and Poe are counting on you! Come enjoy this epic adventure of a lifetime!

DATES/TIMES: June 09-13, 2018. Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm noon.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Rescue Robots (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Welcome to the world of robotics and computer programming! Each day you will design and program the latest generation of LEGO® robots (EV3) to respond to simulated disaster situations such as moving rubble and retrieving targets. You will program your robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software, which is based on National Instruments LabVIEW™, the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide!

DATES/TIMES: June 09-13, 2018. Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – 3D Modeling & Printing: Minecraft Creations (Grades Third to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

3D printing and Minecraft both represent a boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! Explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring your most awesome Minecraft creation to life! Design your own 3D model in preparation for real 3D printing! At the end of the camp, you will walk away with your own models using a 3D printing pen, and your own Minecraft 3D model in a digital file that is ready for 3D printing! You can also continue to improve your design at home using the same TinkerCAD modeling software you learned at camp!

DATES/TIMES: June 16-20, 2018. Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm noon.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00

Engineering for Kids Camp – Adventures in Minecraft (Grades First to Sixth - Select Grade of your student)

Join your team of Master Engineers to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Learn to program “turtles” to automate Minecraft activities like mining, building a house, beacon, solar panels and more. Minecraft turtles have a set of commands that are part of the Lua programming language (Lua is an open source language built on top of C programming language). Take it to the next level and program subroutines. Through the application of engineering and math principles, you will solve numerous challenges every day in this Minecraft adventure.

DATES/TIMES: June 16-20, 2018. Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm.

Early-bird Registration begins January 1st, 2018 = $200.00

Registration after April 1, 2018 = $225.00