You’ve built your gingerbread house, now you have to keep it safe. Spend the morning constructing a gingerbread house, and the afternoon creating, testing and improving simple machines to protect it.
STEM Learning Goals: Expand problem-solving and creative thinking skills while using the engineering design process.
Techies wanted. We’re exploring the basics of coding and technology. Use your coding skills to command a robot, and play our favorite games. By the end of the day, campers will experience basic blockly coding and understand computer language a little better.
STEM Learning Goals: Increase understanding of how computers communicate through linear commands. Gain experience using block-based coding to complete tasks with various robotics.
This day is dedicated to imagination and creativity. Discover the invention process and go to work. Use your knowledge to build frosty creations!
STEM Learning Goals: Using the engineering design process, build winter-themed creations to expand engineering skills and knowledge of the design process.
Spend your day creating your own world. Construct characters, plots, and scenery for your very own movie. Learn about special effects and the equipment that makes it possible to make movies.
STEM Learning Goals: Develop an understanding of how films are made including set design, clothing, special effects, and more. Expand skills through completing a short film as a class to showcase learned material.
Discover the language of computers! Learn how to code through game design.
STEM Learning Goals: Gain an understanding and appreciation of computer sciences. Develop coding skills through basic drag-and-drop blockly based coding, as well as line-by-line based coding.
It’s time for creative campers to shine. We’ll create beautiful masterpieces fit for a gallery and explore the scientific reactions that make art possible. Experiment with different artistic mediums and collaborate with your fellow artists to design a Winter Camps Art Exposition.
STEM Learning Goals: Increase interest and understanding of STEM fields through art. Develop creative skills and scientific understanding of chemical and physical reactions.
Design, prototype and print your own 3D creations. We’ll experiment with different mediums, develop 3D designs, explore designing software and use a 3D printer. At the end of the day, you’ll have your own art to take home!
STEM Learning Goals: Develop ability to utilize 3D software through hands-on designing and printing. Expand creative and problem-solving skills, creating 3D designs in a computer-based format and implementing projects using various materials (i.e. clay and wood).
If you were stranded in the winter, what three things would you bring? We’ll give you the valuable knowledge necessary to survive. Learn how to build a shelter, find clean water, forage and more.
STEM Learning Goals: Expand knowledge of survival skills, and develop the ability to build with various natural materials.
What do you want to make? The sky’s the limit! Use 3D printers, laser cutters and more as we build big and small.
STEM Learning Goals: Develop the necessary skills, understanding and confidence to utilize technology and machines in the new Innovation Lab.
Make your favorite snowy stories come to life! Explore the real and imagined as we use our STEM knowledge to create a play during this half-day adventure.
STEM Learning Goals: Increase interest and create positive STEM connections to popular stories.
Uncover the science behind the reason for the season- the tilt of the Earth. The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Campers will investigate the traditions and meaning behind the celebration of the winter solstice.
STEM Learning Goals: Develop an understanding of how the earth moves around the sun, and how this movement affects our life on earth.
What do you get when you mix art and science? An Art-Splosion! Experiment with colors, and learn how they change hue.
STEM Learning Goals: Identify primary and secondary colors through hands-on experiments. Develop an appreciation of the combination of art and science.
Examine the sky above us and the precipitation that creates a winter wonderland! Learn about winter constellations and create your own.
STEM Learning Goals: Through hands-on activities, increase knowledge in the fields of meteorology and astronomy.
Follow the journey of the animals in the classic children’s book, “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. Explore how animals survive the winter – without using a mitten – by using camouflage and adaptations!
STEM Learning Goals: Using “The Mitten” book as a guide, increase knowledge of animal adaptations in the winter.
It’s a cold, harsh winter, so how do animals survive? Investigate the animals that live in the cold, and learn about hibernation, migration and tracking
STEM Learning Goals: Increase knowledge of the movement of animals in winter through hands-on activities.
What would life be like as a penguin? In this camp, campers will explore the daily life of these curious aquatic birds.
STEM Learning Goals: Increase knowledge and interest in various penguin species with non-fiction texts and hands-on activities.
Can you hear sleigh bells? How do you know if they are close to you or far away? Explore how our ear works and create some unique ways to make sound!
STEM Learning Goals: Increase knowledge of the five senses through hands-on activities.