Summer Camp 7

TechStars Programs are exciting, fun, team-based experiences where students become PRODUCERS of technology through cutting-edge technology and hands-on projects that build 21st century skills and connect science, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts! TechStars programs are run by Computer Explorers.

New! STEM-LAB EXPLORERS: Circuits & Scratch

Grades 1-3
Have you ever wondered how electronics work? Students will gain hands-on experience building projects. Working with a partner you will learn about electronics, electrical components and all types of circuits & they'll take home a working Copper Tape Circuit. Note: No computers are used in this part of the program. In the second part of the program, you will dive into the world of video game animation. Working in teams, you'll add sound effects and music clips to create a dynamic video animation game using Scratch, an object oriented coding platform designed just for kids! Creativity rules in this fun version of video game design! No class 2/19.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date (8 wks)  Time  R/NR
 110107-01  Mon  Jan 22-Mar 19  5:30-6:30 pm  $153/$183

New! Mobile App Development and Intro to Python Programming
Grades 4-7
TWO great programs in one! This Winter learn a NEW language and learn how to make a Mobile app. Start the session by learning how to be a developer and create apps for an iPhone or Android. Students learn the essentials of designing and programming mobile apps. Working with a partner, they use AppShed and explore key coding concepts, easing into the first steps of Java programming while having fun creating fully functioning apps! In the second half of the session, they will be introduced to a new language called Python which is a powerful, expressive programming language that's easy to learn and fun to use! Work on programming puzzles designed to stretch your brain and strengthen your understanding of this new language! You'll learn basic data structures like lists and maps.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 110107-02  Tues  Jan 16-Mar 20  5:30-6:30 pm  $192/$230


New!  Edison Programmable Robot Lab
Grades 1-3
Have you wondered how to program a Robot and have it follow commands?  Here's your chance!  You will learn how to program using a LEGO compatible programmable bot combined with graphical programming!  Students can create a bot and program it to follow a flashlight, avoid obstacles, line tracking and even a game of Sumo wrestling!
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 210107-01  Mon  Apr 2-May 21  5:30-6:30 pm  $153/$183

New!  Physical Computing with Micro Bit
Grades 4-6
The micro bit is a powerful mini-computer developed by BBC and Micorsoft to encourage students to get actively involved in writing software.  Students will see their code come to life in a physical and tactile environment.  They will create emoticon displays, games, messages, light and music.  Kids will take home a Micro bit kit at the end of class.
Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 210107-02  Tues  Apr 3-May 22  5:30-6:30 pm  $153/$183
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