Camps

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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July 2019

Robotics (Grades K-2) – Summer Camp – July 15-19, 2019

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pongos Interactive, 2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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$30 – $315

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 Learning Resources, 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 the robot (and batteries) that your…

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Little Learners STEAM Camp (Pre-K) – Summer Camp – July 22-26, 2019

July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Pongos Interactive, 2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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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…

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YouTube Stars – Summer Camp – July 29-August 2, 2019

July 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pongos Interactive, 2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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$30 – $315

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…

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August 2019

Robotics (Grades 3-8) – Summer Camp – August 5-9, 2019

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pongos Interactive, 2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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$30 – $315

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…

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Minecraft Builders (K-2) – Summer Camp – August 5-9, 2019

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pongos Interactive, 2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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$30 – $315

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…

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Animation All Stars Summer Camp @ ASKA (K-8)

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
All-Sport Kids Academy at API, 740 MD-3
Gambrills, MD 21054 United States
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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.

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Escape Rooms and Game Design – Summer Camp – August 12-16, 2019

August 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pongos Interactive, 2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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$30 – $315

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…

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