STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.Download the 2020 Summer Camp Guide
We have camps for all! Find information on these camps below. Registration begins for Troy residents on Tuesday, February 11.
Art CampsAges 6–14
Tap into your creative side in this jammed packed mini-camp. Exposed to different mediums, techniques, and styles: acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen & ink, abstract, and collage. Students will have the ability to try out different approaches to art.Fame Performing Arts Camp
Do you love to watch The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance or America's Got Talent? Is your child shy and you want them to have an experience in front of an audience? Then this camp is for you! Experience a week-long odyssey into the world of jazz, dance, theatre, music and art. The camp is filled with learning and fun as children master the foundations of performing arts discipline. The week culminates with an on-stage performance for parents that highlights all this learning. No experience required! Campers are grouped by age and experience.
Little Medical School/Little Veterinary SchoolAges 6–11
Little Medical School provides hands-on activities that will actively engage children as they explore the exciting world of medicine. Little Vet School provides hands-on activities that will actively engage children as they learn how to take care of a pet and explore the exciting world of veterinarians.
Explore STEM through a variety of Robot Camps.
Mission to Mars: Solar Powered Space Explorer Robots (Ages 7–12): Participants will gain a better understanding of solar energy, modern space travel, building motors, and all necessary parts of basic moving robotics. Campers will create seven different moving and working models. Students build step-by-step and discuss space exploration, planets of the solar system, and why robots are important. Register by 6/12.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7–12): Learn about forensics, crime scene investigations, and crime lab chemistry as you perform up to 15 different experiments. All designed to show you just how those tricky cases are solved. Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. Dust for fingerprints, examine hair and clothing fibers, and more! Register by 6/12.
Creative Engineering (Ages 6–11): Work with an advanced 3D construction kit that is yours to keep. Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, robot, moving creatures, or buildings. You will also get your own 3-volt geared motor. Learn the many ways you can make your motor run. Register by 6/26.
Hovercraft: Design Your Own Vehicle (Ages 6–11): Build and keep an air powered hovercraft. Build and take home your own supercar powered by more than one source of energy. Build a gravity vehicle that can cushion a raw egg as the car is dropped from up high. Throughout this workshop, learn about Laws of Motion, energy, air pressure, friction, life, and speed. Register by 6/26.
Make It and Take It Experiments (Ages 6–11): You will make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach you STEAM concepts in a hands-on way. Make an energy bead bracelet. Grow and take home a crystal tree. Make your own slime and green flubber, along with other cool projects. At the end of the week, we will also make ice cream in a scientific way! Register by 7/31.
The Amazing 4 in 1 Robot (Ages 6–11): Build your own interchangeable robot to take home with four unique modes. Learn how the different gears work as you are building. You will be building the Cricket, the Beast, the Trailer, and The Grandpa-Bot Robot. Plus have fun building a wide range of additional robotic designs such as Sumo wrestling matches, races, and more! Register by 7/31.
Gamebots Beginner Coding (Ages 7–14): Calling all gamers! Have a blast learning how to code while building robotic games to test your code. Students will learn about sequencing commands, value and sensor inputs, and loops.
Mechanical Masterminds (Ages 7–14): This camp gives your student the tools they need to understand mechanical movement through the foundations of simple machines, physics, and engineering design. They will see moving parts up close as they follow instructions to build various machines.
Video Game Design (Ages 8–14): Students will create their own video game! We’ll teach students how to design their very own side-scrolling platforming game with Stencyl game creation software. They even get to take their game home on a flash drive to play!
Robot Olympics (Ages 8–14): Students will build and program robots to compete in sports themed challenges. Your child will learn both mechanical and computer programming concepts as they create robots that run races, play hockey, and more.
Snapology Scientists Camp (Ages 6–12): In this camp, we experience different domains of science and nature. Students will engage in concepts from astronomy, earth science, and biology to chemistry and physics using LEGO® bricks and other interactive learning tools.
Science of Superpowers Camp (Ages 6–12): In this camp, students explore the world of their favorite superheroes through STEAM activities and experiments. Students will learn about forces, energy, gravity and problem solving as they build robots, models and fortresses.
Minecraft: Advanced (Ages 7–14): This is a technical camp involving advanced Minecraft® building using LEGO® bricks and game-play experience. Students will learn the art of crafting and stirring up their own potions using LEGO® bricks.
Star Wars Movie-Making (Ages 7–14): Bring Star Wars to life by creating an amazing movie with stop motion animation using LEGO® bricks. Children will work in teams to produce their very own Star Wars LEGO® movie complete with dialogue and sound effects.
Introduction to Machines & Contraptions (Ages 5–8): This camp gives your student the tools they need to understand mechanical movement and the importance of simple machines. They will see these moving parts up close as they follow instructions to build various machines and contraptions, then use the models to develop new design ideas, test out physics concepts, and even play games with their fellow campers.
Ocean Exploration Camp (Ages 5–8): Campers will discover all sorts of fun in the ocean while using robotics, coding, art and engineering concepts to learn about our underwater friends.
Amazing Animals Robotics (Ages 6–12): Students will work in teams to create a zoo of interactive and mechanical animals. Children will build robotic animals and explore different mechanisms such as tilt and motion sensors, motors, and coding skills to help them bring their creation to life.
Brick Art and Design Lab (Ages 6–12): As your child learns about different types of art and the periods they were created, students will be interpreting what they see and creating their own works of art using LEGO® bricks. Children will learn about Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Wright’s Falling Water, and many more!
Robotics Rescue Mission (Ages 8–14): Students in this camp will learn how to build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 technology. Their new skills will be used to solve real-world problems and help the fictional town of Dalto, CA after a natural disaster. They will program and modify their robot to complete challenges set up on a large game board.
Black Belt Engineers (Ages 8–14): Come build super-cool models that use gears, axles, and TECHNIC bricks. Children will use engineering and physics concepts as they work in teams under guided instruction to build a different model using LEGO® TECHNIC® bricks.