For Students Entering Grades (1st to 3rd Fall 2016)
Amplify your child’s interest in electronics with this exciting camp! Kids tinker with switches, LEDs, buzzers and wire to create a series of simple circuits that form the foundation for exciting DIY designs. Projects such as Electronic Quiz and Burglar Alarm generate excitement while campers explore concepts ranging from conductivity to solar power! And yes, Playdoh is conductive! By the end of the week kids understand how electricity amps up the world around them! As always, campers take home all of their powered electronic devices!
For Students Entering Grades (4th to 8th Fall 2016)
The maker culture comes alive as children explore the world of electronics using an Arduino micro-controller! Campers begin the week learning about series and parallel circuits. As camp progresses, kids experiment with the flow of current in an Arduino using resistors, capacitors, LEDs and more to build various projects. By the end of the week campers have a better understanding of micro-controllers and their components, and each child leaves camp with their very own Arduino!
NOTE: Campers spend half of each day tackling electronics projects. The other half of each day is spent exploring relevant math and science topics and engaging in various physical activities both indoors and outdoors (amount of time outdoors varies by camp location). Please refer to the Sample Daily Schedule for details.