Specialty & STEM

Specialty & STEM Camps

Dash Into Robotics! (Girls Only)

Ages:
Girls entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 26 - 30
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:
Sarah McKeown
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

Have you ever wanted to build and program your own robot? Now you can! Let your innovation and creativity flow as you design, build and code robots. Start off by learning the basics of coding by creating algorithms, debugging and problem solving. Program a LEGO Mindstorm robot and prepare for a battlebots style competition. Design mazes and program the Wonder Workshop’s DASH robot to complete missions. This camp encourages you to tackle computational thinking, collaboration, coding and problem solving. And at the end of the week, you’ll take home your very own dash robot. How cool is that?!?!

Junior Drone Pilot Academy

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
June 21 - 25
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

Designed for younger campers with little to no experience flying drones, this program fully immerses campers into an exciting narrative and experience. The mission: Captain Droby and her crew (campers) are exploring a faraway planet to discover new energy resources. The challenge: a colony of pesky aliens who will do anything to disrupt Captain Droby’s crew. To conquer the aliens, campers will use a variety of flying, jumping, and rolling drones to navigate their way around the planet and successfully make it back to the mothership. Drobots use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market for enhanced safety and most of all, fun! Campers will learn all of the safety measures as they prepare to learn the basics of drone technology before taking to the air. Join our professional counselors for a week filled with excitement, games and learning. All campers go home with plenty of Drobots keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Roblox 3D Game Development: Adventure & Racing Games

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
June 21 - 25
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

Do you love Roblox and want to learn how to make your own games? In this exciting camp for beginners, students will learn the Roblox Studio game creation engine and the Lua scripting language, and build exciting professional grade games, including Obbies, Racing games and Dodgeball games. Students will master important coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, and functions, and learn a powerful scripting language used by pro developers around the world! Throughout the week campers use the Roblox Studio editor and Lua (Roblox programming language) to build their very own Adventure Map. Each day will present a new challenge and a key concept, such as conditionals and variables. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun!

Junior Scratch Ninja Adventures

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
June 28 - July 2
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

In this introductory program and using Scratch, campers will make games, apps and movies, including Fruit Ninjas, Pong and Breakout. Scratch was originally created at MIT and offers a simple environment for campers to learn about general programming concepts (ie: loops, conditions and variables) as well as how to build coding projects. While definitely a beginner’s program, this camp will build the foundation and confidence campers need to learn about programming. At the end of the week, campers will have learned the basic concepts to explore and work through problem-solving activities individually and as a collaborative group.

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
June 28 - July 2
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

This action-packed program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Full of excitement, teamwork, learning and fun, campers enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Course Racing. Throughout the week, campers learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. As the week progresses, campers will advance through various skill challenges, learning how to perform assorted exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to pitch, yaw and roll their drones through some of Drobots’ most daring obstacle courses. Participants will utilize their creative minds to help design the obstacle layout and then build the obstacle course in preparation for the camp’s final activity and competition.

StemQuest Jr: Star Wars BB8 Adventures

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
July 12 - 16
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

BB8 Adventures takes STEM to a galaxy far far away. This program combines all of the highlights from the latest Star Wars movies, specifically the newest droid, D-0 and the rest of the popular bots, which are certain to excite your First or Second Grade camper! Each day, teams of campers (Squads) work together, with encouragement and guidance from their Jedi counselors, to customize droid-like robots and complete various Yoda engineering challenges. Throughout the week, campers will dunk intergalactic basketballs into mini hoops, play BB8 battleship, and joust in the balloon popping droid arena. Each challenge presents the campers with hands-on building and engineering lessons to help make their bots jump up ramps, roll through tunnels, and bounce over barriers. BB8 Adventures offers a friendly and collaborative environment, encouraging teamwork, sportsmanship and positivity--all while introducing campers to become active participants with today’s most applicable, exciting and new technology.

Roblox 3D Game Development: Robux Tycoon

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 12 - 16
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

In this popular camp students will design and code an awesome Advanced Obby and Tycoon game in Roblox, and then learn how to monetize them to make Robux at the Roblox marketplace! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in programming, game design and entrepreneurship.

Minecraft: Intro to Mod Creation Minecraft Essentials

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
July 19 - 23
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

In this junior Minecraft camp, young campers will learn how to use Java (programming language) to make custom mods such as the amazing axe that shoots fireballs, as well an awesome repulsion shield that throws enemies into the air. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun! No prior experience with Minecraft necessary.

StemQuest: Robot X Games

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 19 - 23
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

Robot X Games is a weeklong competition filled with some of the most exhilarating games and races ever experienced in a summer camp setting, including: BMX Big Air, Stadium Super Trucks, Street Luge, SnowMobile Freestyle and Moto X Quarter Pipe! All week, campers build, test, and race X Game-themed robots to compete in some of X Games most popular events. Moreover, campers will invent new events, building and shaping their own race tracks, obstacle courses and barricades. Prepare for endless exposure to new technology and come ready to earn your team’s right to the podium during friendly competition in a creative problem-solving environment.

StemQuest Jr: Aliens vs Wizards

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
July 26 - 30
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

StemQuest unplugs campers from the computer screen in this action-packed, story-based program. Throughout the week campers will be constantly on the move as they experiment and play. StemQuest has intentionally extracted the wide-array of exhilarating challenges and mysteries from popular gaming apps and turned it all into a live adventure. Campers will use age-appropriate rovers, bots, drones, and autonomous creative technology to jump over walls, push down obstacles, lift up boulders, and navigate through galaxies. Teams of campers work together in indoor, outdoor and open-spaced “worlds” throughout the week. In doing so, campers utilize life skills such as: collaborative problem solving, design, and curiosity, to outwit, out-build, and out-smart the program instructor, The Wizard.

Minecraft Mod Creation: EnderDragon Rider

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 26 - 30
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

Saddle up for the ride of your life with Mod Creation - EnderDragon Rider. This exciting camp teaches students how to create a rideable EnderDragon mod that students can play with friends and family. One of our most requested mods ever, Mod Creation - EnderDragon Rider will teach students how to code in Java using the Eclipse IDE, a professional tool used by engineers at software companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook. Students will learn important coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, inheritance, methods, arrays and more.