Science & Technology Camps

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 Science and Technology camps are half-day camps that are offered either in the morning (9-12) or in the afternoon (12:30-3:30).

Mindcraft Camp (Ages 7-10)
Challenge Island™ Mindcraft camp turns the digital world of Minecraft into real-world, creative fun for kids. Tribes build their own shelters, tools and crafting tables. They tackle creepers, zombies and other mobs, and design their very own mine trains. This incredible camp is sure to sell out fast, so secure your child’s spot in the sandbox today!
 
Emoji Camp (Ages 7-10)
Challenge Island Kids HEART Emojis and we HEART Challenge Island Kids so we created an all new camp that turns those cute little yellow faces into action packed STEAM adventures!  From Silly Emoji Day to Scary Emoji Day to Sunglasses Cool Emoji Day, our Challenge Island tribes will be crying tears of joy as they ride their unicorns into a texting-icon-inspired world they will never forget. This awesome camp promises to be as popular as Emojis themselves, so reserve your spot today!

Little Medical School (Ages: 5-13)
The mission of Little Medical School® is to teach elementary and middle school children about the exciting field of medicine. Through hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and games, children are actively engaged as they explore the world of medicine. Kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. After completing the course, each child will receive a working stethoscope, a graduation diploma, and much more! Classes are designed and developed by a team of board-certified and trained physicians.
 
Little Veterinarian School (Ages: 5-13)
Little Veterinarian School® encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Little Veterinarian School® brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining and engaging way. Children have fun and learn at the same time. After completing the course, each child can take home a stuffed pet and much more! Classes are designed and developed by a team of board-certified and trained physicians.
 
Girls and Dolls (Ages: 5-10)
Our original Girls and Dolls Camp features Julie’s Groovy Day, Lea Clarke’s Rainforest Day, Spa and Style Day and much more. In this STEAM-sational camp, you will take an unforgettable romp through the ages with historical dolls and inspire, dream and imagine with favorite Girls of the Year.

Maui & Moana Island (Ages: 7-10)
Calling all adventurous boys, girls and demi-gods to an action-packed voyage through the ancient South Pacific. You and your tribe will take on a boatload of Oceanic STEAM challenges from battling enormous sea creatures to navigating treacherous underworlds to erupting the fiery volcanic spirit of Te Ka. This unforgettable Challenge Island® camp promises to hook and steal the heart of every Maui and Moana fan.

Super Hero (Ages: 7-10)
Wham! Bam! Pow! Kaboom! Calling all Super Kids to Challenge Island® Super Hero Camp! Tribes will channel their extraordinary powers into a universe of challenges inspired by Bat Man, Bat Girl, Super Man, Wonder Woman and many more. This popular camp is a super heroic STEAM adventure for every boy and girl!

3D Modeling Using Tinkercad (5th & 6th grades) Waterview Camp
Tinkercad is a 3D design tool that is easy and understandable. Students will learn the basics of 3D : cameras, objects, X-Y-Z axes and how to manipulate a 3D environment using funny short period exercises.
 
Scratch Coding (Ages: 5th to 8th grade) Waterview Camp
Technology is everywhere! Learning Coding skills will take our students from being passive participants in the digital world to active players in the field of technology. In this class, students will learn to code in Scratch, and acquire important strategies for problem solving, designing projects, and communicating ideas. The basics of programming are easier to understand with Scratch because it is visual.

Programming in Swift (Ages: 7 to 12th grade) Waterview Camp
This class's goal is to understand the basics of MacOS and its environment of development. Swift is an easy to learn, powerful and intuitive programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Writing Swift code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive. Students will assimilate the basics of programming in Swift and will apply what they learned through short period projects and exercises.
 
Programming with Arduino (Ages: 9 to 12th grade) Waterview Camp
Arduino is a fundamental tool for understanding the basics of programming and robotic. Using simple functions, students will understand how to manipulate and to control a simple electronic object. At the same time, they will be allowed to reinforce, enrich and structure the knowledge acquired in programming classes and develop the ability to use a programming language in different fields as well as prepare for learning methods, problem solving, reasoning and logic.

Make Games in Scratch  (Ages 7-10)
Does your child love playing video games? Give them the chance to make their own! In this class, students will make creative games and animations using Scratch. Scratch is built for beginners and builds the fundamentals for moving into more advanced programming languages. By the end of the week, students will have a small portfolio of games and animations to show off to friends and the skills to build their own. No coding experience required.
 
Minecraft Modding in Java  (Ages 7-10)
Turn your child's obsession with Minecraft into the skill of the future by teaching them the basics of coding in Java. In this class, students will build small games and modifications within the Minecraft framework. We will spend about half of class time making mods and half of class time playing completed mods. Minecraft account is required. Coding experience is helpful but not required.