Specialty & STEM

Specialty & STEM Camps

    • summer

Dash Into Robotics! (Girls Only)

Ages:
Girls entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 25 - 29
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:
Sarah McKeown
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$475

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?!?!

Dr. Seuss’ K’NEX Great Adventures

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
June 13 - 17
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

The Cat in the Hat is at it again, but this time with a group of young campers who call themselves: The Seuss Crew! Junior Engineers will work together in small groups as both campers and their instructors attempt to track down the Cat in the Hat. This frisky feline has been seen hiding around camp, so we will need the assistance of Detective “INDI” (Drobots’ latest dazzling robot). In this action-packed program, campers use spinning robots, LEGOs and K’nex to navigate the maps left behind in order to find the Cat in the Hat. Also, campers will use K’nex to build traps, vehicles, and wacky games to help the Lorax find his mustache. Campers will love our age-appropriate and durable robots that can be raced, wrecked, and flipped! LEGOs will be used to make snog-waddles and ziberflows to coax Horton out into the open in this one of a kind junior technology and engineering program.
    • summer
    • summer

StemQuest: Fortnite Battle Squads

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
June 13 - 17
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

StemQuest Fortnite extracts the thrills from the video screen and delivers the gaming experience directly into a live setting (without the video screen!). Fortnite has opened up a whole new world of fun for kids and video game enthusiasts, but now it is time to bring that excitement into the physical world of STEM. The Fortnite Island presents campers with a variety of head-to-head challenges where campers will learn to use sophisticated rolling bots, mini foam ball launchers, and jumping drones to simulate the video game battles. Each “Squad” is comprised of a team of campers who work together to establish and defend their “Base” against the other Squads of campers, but beware of the shrinking storm, the Volcano, and Viking Village. The ultimate goal is to earn points, gather resources, and explore new maps and terrains. Code your rolling bot to land on a portal and teleport around the block strategically to catch rival Squads off guard and establish alliances in order to bring the Counselor, Giant Mech to its knees.

LEGO STEM Avengers

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
June 27 - July 1
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers in this action packed LEGO® camp. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® bricks. Campers will build the SHIELD Jet, custom secret lairs, and speedy flying contraptions. Avengers fans will love this camp as they work in teams to defeat Loki!
    • summer

K’NEX Theme Park

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
June 27 - July 1
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

Step right up! Discover how we use wheels, gears, and pulleys to make things move and explore the forces that drive your favorite rides from trains to merry-go-rounds to Ferris Wheels. Using their imaginations, campers will build loop-the-loops and carousels to turn an engineering space into an amusement park. It is certain to be a wild ride as groups of young engineers drive, pilot, and wreck amazing robots through creative courses built with the always-popular, K’NEX sets. Code robots to navigate an amusement park as we build and also wreck roller coasters, giant swings and other exhilarating rides. Join us for a week of fun and learning as we take traditional theme park games/challenges and redesign them with the wonders of the K’NEX engineering platform. This camp provides the best combination of fine motor skill activities and programmable bot learning. No height restrictions for these wacky rides!

Gru’s Robotic Minion Mania

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
July 11 - 15
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

Once Upon a Time Gru was a kid just like you! This summer will be perfect for campers to use the latest STEM-approved robots and LEGOS to help Gru in his quest to become the greatest supervillain of all time! Participants will work with (and against) the Minions to build, drive and crash their way through robotic obstacle escape challenges and Despicable Ramps! Campers will learn and use Drobots’ engineering and design process to create their very own Super Villain avatar and test it against the ongoing threat of other villains attempting to pilfer their THUNDER. Children, separated into small teams, will gain exposure to introductory coding concepts via the latest line-following bots and block coding platforms. This program offers an abundance of fun and experimental model building, LEGO-Machining events and Super-coder Challenges! Remember, just because Minions look cute and cuddly, they can be very VERY Destructive with a Shrink Ray Blaster! Good Luck, and don’t forget to strap on your thinking cap!
    • summer
    • summer

StemQuest: Robot X Games

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 11 - 15
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

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.

LEGO Jedi Engineering

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
July 18 - 22
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

Prepare for a full-day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, and Catamarans. Then build X-Wings, Energy Catapults, and Defense Turrets from a galaxy far, far away! Learn about BOTH kinds of The Force in this full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics! 
    • summer
    • summer

StemQuest: Star Wars: Empire vs Rebellion

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 18-22
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

StemQuest: Empire vs. Rebellion brings the galaxy from far far away, to much much closer to camp. Using custom built pod racers, foam ball blasters, and rolling droid drones), campers will split into two separate groups and participate either as a member of the controlling Empire or of the elite Rebellion strike force. Teams work together in hands-on building activities to prepare for the multiple battles that occur throughout the week - all in a friendly competitive environment. Build your own TIE Fighters, Starships, and more. Create and design self-made defenses to protect home base from the opposition. The ultimate daily and weekly goal is for campers to use both their minds and their hands to eliminate the opposing team’s holdout positions through strategy and collaborative planning. At last, it is time to bring justice to the galaxy. May the StemQuest force be with you!

LEGO & K’NEX Theme Park

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-2
Dates:
July 25 - 29
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

Join us as we build our very own theme parks using LEGO, K’NEX and other awesome materials. Theme Park Design allows campers to learn and test the science behind roller coasters, giant slides, and other theme park activities. Build a giant loop and race against other teams in friendly competitions, use legos to make a zip line glider, and then make a video from the riders perspective as you crash through your concession stand sending LEGOS everywhere!
    • summer

StemQuest: Mario Kart: Water, Land & Coaster Racing

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 3-5
Dates:
July 25 - 29
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$450

If you like playing Mario Kart on your console then it’s time to get your hands off the controller and onto real robots. This is the camp program that brings Mario to life! Throughout the week campers enjoy endless building and racing challenges (without a video screen!). Robots on the ground are cool, but are you ready to take your ground bot skills into the water? How about determining the best way to design and create twists and turns to build the fastest coaster? This program provides all the summer fun a camper may handle as participants rotate through a variety of thrilling activities. Campers dive right in to a program that requires teamwork, flexibility and creativity, not to mention a hands-on building of structures that include: bridges, beams, arches, trusses, and suspension bridges. StemQuest: Water, Land and Coaster presents an abundance of both indoor and outdoor activities that include a unique combination of engineering, building, and robo-racing. Campers will use their engineering skills in combination with trial and error to construct the fastest marble roller coaster, design the most agile water-bot, and develop the most durable land rovers.