North Shore Day Camp is excited to introduce our brand-new STEAM Academy called “SMART”!
S – Science
M – Math
A – Arts
R – Robotics
T – Technology
In “SMART” campers get the best of both worlds as they spend part of their day participating in a variety of areas such as Science, Engineering, Robotics, Coding, Rocketry, Computational Thinking, Digital Arts and more! And then join their group to participate in the rest of their camp day (i.e. sports, swim, adventure, etc.).
Oh wow, robots are fun! Let’s build robotic animals, sports games, and maze runners with the fun-first LEGO WeDo. Our bots push, pull, reel, and steer – responding to their environment just as we build and code them. Plus an exciting introduction to the new LEGO Boost robotics system. Robotics is the fastest-growing industry in the world. And it’s also the most fun way to be introduced to computer science. Let’s build some bots!
In Lego WeDo campers will:
Campers will have fun while learning the basics of Programming, Collaboration Techniques, Investigation & Critical Thinking Skills, and Internet Safety. Campers will begin working with Coding Blocks to learn the basics of coding and then create their own program on Scratch. At the end of this course, campers will create their very own custom game from Play Lab that they can share with a link and play at home!
In “It’s Coding Time”, 1st & 2nd grade campers will:
Aspiring coders dive into creating animated stories and interactive experiences while learning essential programming concepts with Scratch. This drag-and-drop, creative environment developed by MIT uses Sprites and Code Blocks to set a foundation of computational thinking—an essential skill in this tech-driven world—enhanced by bright visuals and engaging design.
In CodeMaker 3rd & 4th Grade grade campers will:
Put your creative hats on, as this week our campers will delve into the world of 3D Design and Cooking with STEAM. Campers will explore the world of 3D graphic design as they learn how to create in 3D and bring home their creations. Campers will also become North Shore Chefs as they explore using STEAM in the Kitchen to create their own Solar Oven, create Unicorn Noodles and extract DNA from a Strawberry.
In Digital Arts & Design week campers will:
Put your engineering hats on as this week our campers will blast off by building and launching their own rockets. Campers will also become naval architects, as they build their own boat and test whose boat can make it across the “Long Island Sound” (i.e. our swimming pool) in the fastest time. We will explore more engineering concepts during our junior engineer week so come and join us to find out!
In Engineering week campers will: