Courses

Pack your bags and get ready to explore as you race to solve fun STEM challenges inspired by landmarks and engineering marvels around the world. Reach the next Pit Stop as you solve fun problems, then receive the clue for the next challenge in a "different country." Who will finish each leg first, and, most importantly, who will win in the final leg and cross the finish line first to win the "grand prize?"


July 26-29, 2021, RE Media Door 3
Work with your friends and use gears, axles and connector blocks to build sophisticated robots and complete robotic challenges. Explore logic, pattern recognition and math concepts while having fun with the LEGO® WeDo® system. You'll even learn basic programming techniques using custom-made programming blocks on the computer!


July 12-15, 2021, RE Art Rm Door 3
Spend four days with an experienced drone pilot who will teach you how to complete challenges and earn your Drone Pilot's License. Once certified, take to the skies with your new flying skills and compete with each other in exciting aerial laser tag battles!


July 19-22, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
It's time to take your LEGO® skills to the next level as you engineer simple machines using advanced LEGO® Technic® bricks. You'll explore mechanics and physical forces as you build machines that will surprise you. This camp is sure to spark a lot of "aha!" moments.


July 12-15, 2021, RE Art Rm Door 3
Build a computer bot to play head-to-head against other coders! This is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world of Code Championship. This event is hosted online using Google Meet and the Code Championship website. No previous coding experience is necessary, but you do need to know how to navigate the internet (basic typing and mouse control).


Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Online Only
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Online Only
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Online Only
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Online Only
Become a crazy chemist in a virtual laboratory! Investigate the Periodic Table and learn about its families. Break some chemical bonds, get messy with polymers and much more. Your Crazy Chemistry Kit will be mailed directly to your home and contains an outline and much of the materials needed to complete this pre-recorded class.


December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
Learn to program and fly drones at the same time! You'll use entry-level block-based coding or more advanced text-based coding to perform various challenges throughout the week.


July 19-22, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Work with Lego Mindstorm kits using programming and mechanical components to bring your robotic creations to life in exciting and competitive challenges. For those interested in getting involved in FIRST Robotics, this serves as a marvelous transition into a FIRST Lego League team!


June 21-24, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Learn to code with Scratch by dragging colorful blocks of code! Recreate a classic arcade game -- Tetris! We will use programming concepts such as variables, flow control, subroutines, and more in this online class.


Saturday, April 24, 2021, Online Only
Have fun brushing up on your school skills and socializing with classmates. Be ready to jump into first grade in September!


August 10-13, 2021, ZE Rm E105 Door 2
Back by popular demand! Join us at this glitz and glam camp and make your own fizzy bath bombs, shimmering lip balm, soaps, shower dough, glam goo, exfoliating salt scrub, and more! You and your Besties will have a blast concocting all type of beauty and bath products while you learn the science behind them all. Add a pinch of imagination as you create super-cool packages to take home your very personal creations.


June 28, 2021 to July 1, 2021, RE Art Rm Door 3
The 9-week GRASP summer program helps keep your student's reading/math skills sharp during the summer months.


June 14, 2021 to August 13, 2021
The 9-week GRASP program helps keep your student's reading/math skills sharp during the summer months.


June 14, 2021 to August 13, 2021
Smash! Crash! Boom! We are going to build stuff and break stuff! Put on your hard hat and safety goggles and let's wreck it!


June 21-24, 2021, OE Art Rm Door 4
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Create cool gadgets that could help! Engineer a cool periscope, harness the power of the sun to cook, create a device for drinkable water, build a shelter, and so much more! You'll return transformed from this cool adventure!


June 14-17, 2021, RE Art Rm Door 3
Put on your lab coats! We're testing scientific theories, doing chemistry experiments, busting some myths and checking out science facts vs. fiction.


August 2-5, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
Discover the tools you need to understand mechanical movement with simple machines, physics, and engineering design. Examine moving parts up-close while you build various machines, then use the models to develop new design ideas, test out physics concepts, and even play games with your partners and classmates. Spinning battle tops, motorized spirographs and remote control claw grabbers are just the tip of the engineering iceberg!


August 9-12, 2021, RE Art Rm Door 1
Sensei Wu needs you! Design a new dojo made from plastic building bricks and train your men to battle with the best. Go through ninja training and earn your black belt in this virtual class. Get ready to have fun and become a Master Ninja!


May 3-24, 2021, Online Only
Discover all sorts of fun in the ocean using robotics, coding, art and engineering concepts! Explore the ocean world and build and create your version of life under the sea while working with your friends!


June 14-17, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Computer coding is the language that tells computers what to do. It allows us to communicate with machines and create software programs and apps. Online Coding Club is led by live teachers who will help you learn coding skills in a fun and easy way. Level 1 will show you how to handle user input, deal with motion and direction, and use your imagination to design your own characters.


April 21, 2021 to May 26, 2021, Online Only
April 22, 2021 to May 27, 2021, Online Only
April 24, 2021 to May 29, 2021, Online Only
Computer coding is the language that tells computers what to do. It allows us to communicate with machines and create software programs and apps. Online Coding Club is led by live teachers who will help you learn coding skills in a fun and easy way. Level 4 introduces you to more intermediate concepts. Discover how to use random number elements, collision detection, and gravity.


April 23, 2021 to May 28, 2021, Online Only
Introduce your student to the world of robotics as they build simple animal models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. They'll learn about sensors while building a fish or alligator, and discover ways that gears, wheels and axles create movement while building a dog or frog.


June 14-17, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Let's hold our own version of the Olympics -- with robots! Work with your friends to design and program EV3 robots that will compete in simulated Olympic events such as a sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball and shooting a puck into a hockey goal. Use LEGO Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming and teamwork.


August 9-12, 2021, OE Art Rm Door 4
Feel the force while you build robots inspired by Star Wars®, space, and space travel! Travel to a galaxy far, far away as you build, program and experiment with a different awesome space-themed robot each day.


August 9-12, 2021, RE Art Rm Door 1
"Visit" Mexico, Spain, and Guatemala in this exciting four-day cultural camp! We'll explore a new country each day and learn about its unique customs, arts, foods, and music -- all in Spanish! Add stamps to your passport while you master exciting travel vocabulary that will let you order food and ask how much something costs in Spanish.


July 26-29, 2021, HE Art Rm Door 1
What would you do if you found yourself stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles? Band together with other "survivors" to compete against opposing tribes using engineering-related projects.


August 9-12, 2021, OE Art Rm Door 4
Have fun with three STEM topics -- chemistry, aerospace and electricity. Explore the three most common states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Discover the four forces that allow planes and rockets to fly: thrust, drag, weight and lift. Build and test an electromagnet and learn how the electromagnetic field was first discovered. Your kit is mailed to your house and contains nearly everything you need to perform cool experiments -- all you add is water!


January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
Explore two STEM topics -- engineering and chemistry -- in one fun kit! Step into engineering by designing and building your own Art-Bot with a motor and battery holder, and give it a personality with the craft supplies included in the kit. Then, head to your home science lab to test the pH of six everyday substances. Watch as colors change to indicate whether the substance is acid, base or neutral. Kits are mailed to your home and contain nearly everything you need to create your project and perform experiments! You just provide a few common household items.


January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
Get your hands on these STEM topics -- Slime and Catapults. Investigate the chemical reaction that creates slime by mixing up your own batches of glow, silky and Floam slime, and discover why slime is delightfully bouncy, stretchy and gooey. Then, build three different catapults to examine how levers, energy, and Newton's Laws of Motion all work together as you fling ping-pong balls while practicing your launching and aiming skills. Your kit is mailed to your home and contains almost everything needed to create your projects -- you just add water!


January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in a virtual laboratory! Use science to learn the difference between chemical and physical changes with sloppy, slimy, and messy experiments. Investigate technology as we learn if the hand is really quicker than the eye with optical illusions. Construct a marble roller coaster to learn how engineering, math, and physics work together. Your kit will be mailed directly to your house.


December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
Join us in a virtual preschool classroom as we investigate a tropical rainforest and its layers while learning about the unique animals that live there. Examine the three states of matter in our environment (solid, liquid, gas) with fun and exciting experiments. Discover what force is and what it does. Your kit will be mailed directly to your home and contains an outline and much of the materials needed to complete the pre-recorded class.


December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, Online Only
Form new friendships and discover what fun a book club can be! Follow along as the instructor leads the group in read-aloud time and discussion each day regarding the passage. There will also be a picture book selection and discussion along with simple crafts such as creating bookmarks and designing your own journal cover. The last day of camp you will receive a copy of second book in the Sarah Plain and Tall series, Skylark.


June 28, 2021 to July 1, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
The ancient art of SUMO wrestling may be fun to watch, but certainly is not so easy to compete in. Until now! Design your own SUMO wrestling robot to compete against other bots for the title of toughest SUMO Bot! You'll become a better engineer, better programmer, and better collaborator and have a ton of fun doing it. No prior robotics experience is necessary.


August 2-5, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Take to the skies with mini drones! Using a thrilling hands-on aerial robotics platform, this camp is the perfect introduction to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


June 21-24, 2021, OE Art Rm Door 4
Use kits integrating electrical, programming, and mechanical concepts to build robots you will navigate through engineering challenges. Tech Trek builds a concrete foundation of robotics concepts, which will especially benefit those looking into joining a FIRST Tech Challenge team.


June 21-24, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Design your very own side-scrolling platforming game with Stencyl game creation software! Create levels and characters, as well as traps, elevators and projectiles to make your game more exciting. You'll take your game home on a flash drive that can be shared and played at home with family and friends.


August 2-5, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
You don't need to have gray hair and wrinkles to be an inventor! Did you know that a child invented the Popsicle or that a 16-year-old invented the trampoline? Discover how "tinkering" can lead to "inventing" with this jam-packed kit. You might just invent the next "big thing!"


December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, Online Only