We offer one-day “Mini-Camps” throughout the school year, when AACPS is closed, and week-long summer camps throughout the summer break. Children in grades K-8 are welcome, and our average age is usually right around 9 (3rd grade). Kids will be split into groups according to age and experience level.
At mini-camps, kids will spend the day doing activities from up to two of our weekly clubs (robotics, coding, etc…). They’ll get a lunch break in the middle of the day, as well as snack breaks.
During summer camps, kids will work primarily on their project(s) for the week. Please see the individual camp descriptions for more details about the projects. We try to make the projects extremely fun, so kids will want to work on them throughout the day.
At all camps, we make a very strong effort to limit screen time to a maximum of 3 hours per day. For some camps, kids might need to work on the screens a bit longer, when they are programming, doing research, etc…
Snacks & Lunch
Unless otherwise specified in the event description, we typically do not provide food or drink for kids. Kids should bring nut-free lunch and snacks, as well as a water bottle.
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Kids who attended the June YouTube Stars camp can still attend this one! They will do an internet safety refresher, and then get started with planning their videos. Does your child want to be the next YouTube super star? Let us show them the ropes! This camp teaches real-world video production skills. Kids will learn how to: Stay safe on the Internet, and in their videos Plan their videos, including storyboarding and scripting Record and edit their videos Export videos…Find out more »
Join us for a week of exploring, building, commanding, and programming robots. We will learn how to program robots without code, meet a robot engineer, complete challenges, engineer and program robots, and build our own robots to take home. Kids will work with a variety of robots from Ozobot, Wonder Workshop, and LEGO. When you register for this camp, a Lab Fee of $50 will be added to your cart, to cover the cost of materials used during camp. Your child will…Find out more »
In this fun camp for K-2 kids, we will build in Minecraft and the real world. Kids will learn how to make their own Minecraft skins and texture packs, to really customize their worlds. They will also learn how to use redstone and commands to add interactivity to their builds. We will also have guided build challenges in Minecraft. For real-world stuff, kids will spend part of the day in the STEAM Lab, learning how what they do in Minecraft…Find out more »
Learn the basics of stop motion animation in this fun camp. First kids will plan, storyboard, and script their stories in groups of 2-3. They will then create their sets and characters, which they then bring to life with stop motion animation. If they have time, they will also add voiceovers, sound effects, and music. $10 lab fee included in cost. This camp will be held at All-Sport Kids Academy at API. Please visit their website to register.Find out more »
Join us for a week of games, puzzles, adventure, mystery, and logic. If your child enjoys making games, or playing escape rooms, this camp is perfect for him or her. In this super fun week, kids will: Learn about cryptology and cryptography Play, solve, and make logic games, brain teasers, riddles, and puzzles Attempt to "escape the camp" with a real escape room Plan, build, and run their own breakout boxes or escape rooms Plan and prototype a tabletop game…Find out more »
This camp is gross, messy, and incredibly fun. Kids will make sticky, slimy, fizzy, and fluffy stuff out of everyday materials. We will also spend time learning about gross stuff, like boogers, farts, germs, and more. EWWWWW! This camp will be held at All-Sport Kids Academy at API. Please visit their website to register.Find out more »
Join us for a week of animation and more. In Animation All Stars, kids will learn about: Animation terminology Storyboarding and storytelling Character planning and drawing Traditional animation Stop-motion animation Computer-based animation Even if kids have already taken one of our animation classes before, they will learn something new in this camp, and have an opportunity to take their skills to the next level. There is a $10 Lab Fee for this camp, which will be added to your cart when…Find out more »
Learn how to combine LEGO® bricks with gears, pulleys, motors, sensors, and programmable parts to build and code robots. Kids in grades 2-4 will use LEGO WeDo 2.0 sets, while kids in grades 5-8 will use LEGO Mindstorm EV3. They will work in teams of 2 to build robots and program them to solve challenges. This camp will be held at All-Sport Kids Academy at API. Please visit their website to register.Find out more »
This camp is for the gamers. Kids will spend the whole week playing games. We will spend a max of 3 hours per day with electronics (computers, consoles, and tablets) and the rest of the time we will play with board games, card games, and breakout boxes. Important: This is a gaming camp. Kids will spend the whole day playing games. Many of the games are actually educational, and we do offer challenges for the kids, but some of them…Find out more »
Is your little learner excited about starting Kindergarten in the fall? We have a fun week in store for them! During this half-day "sampler" camp, kids will spend their mornings exploring the worlds of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Monday we'll have fun with Gross, Messy, and Fun Science Tuesday we'll learn about the Technology of robots Wednesday we'll explore Engineering with LEGO bricks, and more Thursday will be Arts day, which will include music, art, and more Friday…Find out more »