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Club SciKidz

 

Science and technology connect at Club SciKidz where girls and boys dive into the world of real-life science through a variety of exciting, age-appropriate, inquiry-based camps. Club SciKidz offers many camps across ages ranging from 4 to 13; all camps are coed. 

Offerings are listed below by age and alphabetical order. After reviewing the offerings, click the REGISTER button at the bottom of the page to sign up!

 

CODING WITH ROBLOX: Beginner  

Campers will dive into the basics of coding with the wildly popular game of Roblox. They will be modifying and creating their own Roblox game using Roblox Studio with Lua!  Campers will learn real coding with the help of drag and drop coding blocks while simultaneously seeing and writing read code.

Dates: June 24-28
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 8-13, coed
Fee: $359
 

CODING WITH ROBLOX: Advanced

Campers will learn advanced coding and programming with Lua using Roblox. They will be creating advanced games using Roblox Studio.

Dates: July 15-19
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 9-13, coed
Cost: $359

 

COSMOS

Do you have a rocket scientist in your family? Join us as we race across the Milky Way with twenty astronomy projects! Projects include: screaming balloon rockets, air burst rockets, building a telescope, glow in the dark planet models, and constructing and using a star finder!

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost:  $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION: Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.    

 

DASH AND DOT PROGRAMMING 

This camp uses Dash and Dot ‘cleverbots’ created by Wonder Workshop. They are real robots that can sing, dance, navigate courses, and respond to voice commands. Using a tablet and apps, campers practice coding the robots to participate in a variety of different challenges and to create new behaviors for Dash. This camp will foster critical thinking skills and beginning programming skills.

Dates: July 29-August 2
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $349

 

ECO ADVENTURES (CLOSED)

Campers will explore the organisms and habitats of different eco systems, discover earth’s different systems through hands-on activities, and learn ways to take care of the planet we live on. Campers will also have the opportunity to get outside to explore nature first hand.

Dates: August 5-9 (CLOSED)
Time: 9 AM -12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Calling all future doctors! Learn about important life-saving techniques including CPR and first aid. Some other projects include: using medical instruments, triage and diagnoses, and learning about the amazing human body.  Each camper will receive a stethoscope and certificate at the end of the week.

Dates: August 5-9
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 9-13, coed
Cost: $349

 

EMERGENCY VET

This camp is a camper’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine. They will learn about animal behavior, learn clinical procedures and basic animal care.  Each camper will receive their very own medical kit!

Dates: July 29-August 2
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 8-13, coed
Cost: $349

 

GIRLS WHO CODE! (CLOSED)

Our first GIRLS ONLY coding camp! Campers will learn the basics of Scratch programming! Projects include building the intensely popular game Pong and different multimedia programs. Campers will also learn how to program their Sprites to sing and dance.

Dates: June 17-22 (CLOSED)
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 8-12, girls
Cost: $339

 

GROSSOLOGY

Campers will discover loads of horribly fantastic experiments! Projects focus on blood, bones and body bits! This is science with the squishy bits left in it! Tons of chemistry and biology for the aspiring doctor or scientist!  Sample projects include:  Bulging Bag of Brains, Simulated Snot, Baby Diaper Dissection, Eyeball Acrobatics, Bird Barf, and we are only getting started!

Dates: July 15-19
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

JR. CHEMIST

It is time for Glues, Brews and Goos! From a stockpile of hundreds of recipes and formulas, explore the top favorite chemistry activities that teach the importance of measurement and sequencing. Campers will love digging into and examining the results of these crazy chemical concoctions! Projects include: Blob Explosions, Funny Putty, Magic Bubble Paint, Make your own Chewing Gum.

Dates: July 15-19
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 4-6, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

JR. METEOROLOGIST

Campers will become meteorologists for the week and discover why our weather changes! Jr. Meteorologists will measure and record rainfall, create a water cycle wheel, build a weather station, learn about the Greenhouse Effect, create a terrarium, design their own tornadoes, create “snow” during the summer and more! Before you know it, Jr. Meteorologist will be on the 6 o’clock news doing the weather!

Dates: July 29-August 2
Time: 9 AM -12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

JR. ROBOT CREATOR

Campers get a head start on simple robotics using LEGO® WeDo™ components and easy to use software. Young creators will build models, attach sensors, and motors that are plugged into a computer, and configure behaviors using a simple programming tool. Counselors guide campers through their first 12 robot models, which include a variety of animals, soccer players, amazing mechanisms, and adventure stories. If ready, campers move on to advanced building and programming projects that include: a Racecar, Ferris wheel, and Carousel.

Dates: June 24-28
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

JR. RPG GAME DESIGN (CLOSED)

Make your role-playing games come to life! RPG Maker camp shows participants how to create their very own epic role-playing game where they will battle fierce monsters prowling in a dungeon. Campers will learn what RPG is, the history of RPG, all the basics, the character, and all aspects of the game.

Dates: July 15-19 (CLOSED)
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6- 9, coed
Cost: $349

 

JURASSIC (CLOSED)

Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they are very much alive in Camp Jurassic. Campers learn about a variety of dinosaurs and their habitats. Rocks, minerals and fossils are studied along with a variety of related projects. Projects include: dinosaur model, panning for gems and minerals and building a volcano! 

Dates: August 5-9 (CLOSED)
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 4-6, coed
Cost: $$199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

LIL ENGINEER

Campers will be immersed into our Toymakers workshop as they construct and build their own toy projects. Each project will teach an important physical property.  Projects include: pocket rockets, sponge-ball slingshot, marshmallow shooter and a Snap Circuit Board!

Dates: June 24-28
Time: 9 AM -12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 4-6, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

LIL SCIENTIST

This unique camp will offer an incredible collection of projects and experiments that will amuse and amaze all little scientists! Projects include: rocketry, marshmallow catapults and growing radish heads!

Dates: July 29-August 2
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 4-6, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

LIL SPACE EXPLORER

Campers will become astronauts in training as they learn about and participate in hands on activities about the sun, moon, planets, and the life of an astronaut. Projects include Making Moon Sand, Fizzing Planets, creating a galaxy, participating in an astronaut obstacle course, and many more.

Dates:  June 17-21
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 4-6, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

LITTLE ROBOT MECHANIC

This camp is an introduction into the world of robotics. Campers will learn about the six simple machines and how they are incorporated into more complex machines. Campers will also learn about circuits and power sources as they build a “Mars-like” RC Rover. The radio-controlled RC Rover is capable of performing 23 experiments and activities. Other projects include constructing an Aluminum Can Robot. 

Dates: June 17-22
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $379

 

MINECRAFT GAME DESIGN

Minecraft is a block-building sandbox game with no set rules, where you can build anything you can possibly imagine. Allowing players to build, explore, create, collaborate, and even survive, Minecraft has created a new type of gaming environment. For veteran gamers, this camp will assist your survival and creativity as you learn new strategies from the creators themselves. It is strongly recommended that campers have their own Minecraft account otherwise they will be unable to save their games if they do not have an account.

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $349

 

ROBOT MECHANIC

Campers will learn about the science of robotics with historical information, discoveries, and advances in robot technology. Newton’s Laws will be emphasized all week and each camper will receive three robot kits to work on. Campers will be able to take home their remote controlled robots at the end of the week! This year the camp will feature a 3-in-1 All Terrain Robot kit and the 14-1 Solar Space Fleet. In addition to these projects, campers will learn how to solder with our LED Robot Blinker. The skills learned such as wiring, gear building, and soldering will allow campers to go on to more sophisticated robot creation.

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 8-13, coed
Cost: $379
 

RPG GAME DESIGN (CLOSED)

Make your role-playing games come to life! RPG Maker camp shows campers how to create their very own epic role-playing game where they will battle fierce monsters prowling in a dungeon. Campers will learn what RPG is, the history of RPG, all the basics, the character, and all aspects of the game. Campers will be able to take their game home at the end of the week!

Dates: June 17-22 (CLOSED)
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 8-13, coed
Cost: $349

 

SPACE ENGINEER

Using LEGO® bricks, campers will design and build structures and space vehicles for living on far away planets. Space Engineer includes instruction on the Earth, Moon, stars, and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines, and gravity. Campers will also join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction and more. Counselors will assign specific projects each day that include: a rotating satellite, space buggy, a stunning spaceship, terrestrial homes that can withstand alien atmospheres and a host of other exciting projects. Campers will also build and launch two Estes Rockets as they learn about the physics of Space Travel.

Dates: August 5-9
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $349

 

TECH MACHINES

Campers will be introduced to science and design technology concepts using Legos, Early Simple Machines and Tech Machines sets. Projects include: building a model Lego city, seesaws, spinning tops and vehicles. By building these devices campers are exposed to the concept of simple machines such as levers, gears, and wheels and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance.  

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 4-6, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

VIDEO GAME MAKER

This is a camp for those who want their creativity to run wild and create a video game that others want to play. Club SciKidz uses Fusion 2.5 from Clickteam to teach campers how to build two-dimensional video games.  Campers will get started with a Space Shooter Game where they learn how to create moving backgrounds, add scores and lives, design instructions and titles, create waves of enemies, and transition screens. Later in the week, campers will learn how to create Maze and Platform Games. 

Dates: August 5-9
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 8-12, coed
Cost: $349
 

YOUNG PHYSICIAN

Make NO bones about it; this camp is for the aspiring “Young Physician”. Campers will learn that their bodies are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs, a furnace, a filter, AND a fancy computer! Campers receive their own stethoscope and percussion hammer. Projects include building a lung model, testing for germs, building a spinal column, experiments in Anatomy and Physiology and more! 

Dates: June 17-22
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM or 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $199/$339

AM PROGRAM OPTION:  Add STAY AND SWIM to create a full day experience for an additional $149 - includes lunch. Available as an enrollment extra during registration.   

 

YOUNG SCIENTIST (CLOSED)

This camp covers a broad range of fun and exciting science topics such as chemistry, biology, physics and lab process skills.  Campers will participate in a wide variety of engaging activities and hands on experiments that meet or exceed the National Science Standards. Projects include: grow beasts, wacky window paint, super bouncing balls, cosmic rocket and diving submarines!

Dates: June 24-28 (CLOSED)
Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Ages: 6-9, coed
Cost: $349

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