Discovery Camps are designed to give 1st through 3rd graders a developmentally appropriate introduction to specialty camps. Discovery Tech camps are a wonderful way for campers to investigate the building blocks of coding and robotics, but still get a chance to get outside and enjoy parts of a typical camp day. Campers will spend blocks of the morning and afternoon exploring their tech curriculum in tech classrooms with distancing and advanced air filtering systems. In between tech classes, campers will take swim lessons, free swim, games and picnic lunch outside. Come experience the best of both worlds at camp!
Discovery Tech Week 2, June 28-July 2: Roblox coding
Become a Roblox game wiz using Lua! Create versions of your fairytale universe with Roblox. Roblox studio has all the tools to make your wildest gaming imaginations a reality. In this camp, you and other passionate kids will learn how to make use of the many tools on Roblox to code terrific games, relaying your imaginative capabilities to the world. Through drag and drop techniques, you’ll be creating extensions to the Roblox game while fostering your creativity and learning real-world computer coding.
Your child will learn: How to program within Roblox Studio using the LUA programming language. They will learn how to use the Roblox Studio 3D game engine by designing a 3D world, scripting different objects, Debugging code, and by learning the life cycle of game development.
Discovery Tech Week 4, July 12-16: Minecraft 101
Minecraft Economy has never been quite as exciting as Minecraft World Builder. In this camp, you’ll learn how to run a city, manage money and protect the environment, all within the 3D world of Minecraft! This camp is not coding-based but is more focused on real world economics, city planning, and life management! In Minecraft World Builder, you’ll be part of a committee and will learn to manage money by building a growing city with your peers, all by using the Minecraft World Builder mods!
Your child will learn: Real life money management, town design, environment protection, public speaking, presentation skills, and economics, all within the very popular 3D video game, Minecraft
Discovery Tech Week 6, July 26-30: Game building 101
Dive into the world of code by coding your own space shooter games, trivia games, music bands, beautiful computer-generated art and math simulations or tell a story! You can also use code to create science and social science projects! You will get to incorporate what you are passionate about into the programs you create! The confidence in being unique will be taught to kids and communicated through their code creations.
Your child will learn:How to program and design their own applications. Have an understanding of problem solving, coding skills in scratch or Python such as variables, loops, and functions!
NEW! Discovery Tech, Week 6, July 26-30: Intro to 3D Design
Kids will be introduced to the world of 3D modeling and printing using a simple web-based tool: Tinkercad. Objects can be created by combining simple 3-dimensional geometric shapes with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Shapes can be printed or incorporated into other digital creations. If you can imagine it, you can model it!
Discovery Tech Week 8, August 9-13: Minecraft – The next step! Coding with Minecraft
Explore, create or survive! Mine deep into the minecraft world and create the future! In this creative camp, challenge the odds, craft your own kinds of weapons and build dream worlds using code. Do this while also learning fundamental programming concepts, level design and problem solving skills. You will make use of Ready made coding blocks to create mini versions of Minecraft games.
Your child will learn: How to develop skills on problem solving and finding the best solutions to a targeted goal. They will have an understanding of programming within the context of Minecraft coding, and will learn game design all within the comfort of Minec
- A close counselor-to-camper ratio within a small group structure
- Experienced and caring staff who love what they do
- Increasing opportunities for camper choice built into the schedule
- A diverse and age-appropriate program with specialist driven and counselor driven activities
- A safe and close-knit community where children discover new interests and create lifelong friendships
- Instructional swim daily
- Developmentally appropriate instruction and game play
*Campus and program tours will be available in the spring.
Please register online to be notified about tour dates, or to speak with a camp specialist!
This camp must comply with regulations of the MDPH & be licensed
by the LBOH
Sample Daily Schedule
|9-9:15am||Arrival, meet with the group to plan the day|
|10:30am||Activity Period 1|
|11:30am||Activity Period 2|
|1:30pm||Group Activity Outdoors- games, or a lesson based project|
|2:30pm||Free Swim in the Indoor Pool|
|3:30pm||End of the Day meeting for groups and counselors, planning for next day|
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2021 Program Dates
|Week 2: June 28 - July 2|
|Week 4: July 12 - 16|
|Week 6: July 26 - 30|
|Week 8: August 9 - 13|