Children’s Summer Programs

February 24th, 2014 by Mac

 

Jr. LEGO Engineer Camp                                                                                                                                                       
Instructor: 
TBD
Dates: 
June 30 – July 3
Ages:
 
Going into grades 2 and 3
Times:
 
9am – 4pm
Location:
 
TBD
Cost: 
$225

Our focus for this camp includes using advanced Lego parts, being presented with challenging model builds, and having lots of fun. Lessons will explore the use of mechanical lifts, nets, drills, ramps, and more. Campers will learn about working in partnership with fellow participants and experiment with power systems, sequence and control, pressure prototyping, kinetic and potential energy. If this sounds too serious, don’t worry! We balance the day with walking field trips, including an outing to our Ice Arena. Our campers leave tired and excited for more. Spaces are limited.

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Science Explorers I                                                                                                                                                           
Instructor: 
Dr. Mike Son
Dates: 
June 23 – 27
Ages:
 
Going into grades 1 and 2
Times:
 
9am – 4pm
Location:
 
Boyd Science Center Lab
Cost: 
$290

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Science Explorers II                                                                                                   

Instructor: Dr. Mike Son
Dates: 
July 7 – 11
Ages:
 
Going into grades 2 and 3
Times:
 
9am – 4pm
Location:
 
Boyd Science Center Lab
Cost: 
$290

Science is amazing and it’s everywhere you look. Go ahead. Look around you. Now look closer.

Join us for a one-week summer science camp designed to introduce kids entering grades 1 through 3 to the world of science.

We’ll explore everything from growing plants and amazing animals that you can see, to the magic of chemistry and the world of germs you can’t. Did you ever see a plant grow from a seed? Did you ever see an ancient crab? Did you ever see water instantly turn into ice? Did you ever see what a germ really looks like? Did you ever see one that glows in the dark? Bring your curiosity and your questions to a fully functional research laboratory on the PSU campus in the Boyd Science Center. We’ll show you some of the coolest things in Science that will leave you asking “Did you see that?” Spaces are limited.

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LEGO Engineering Camp                                                                                                                                                         
Instructor: 
Award winning Master Teacher, Julie Panus
Dates: 
July 14 – 18
Ages:
 
Going into grades 3 and 4
Times:
 
9am – 4pm
Location:
 
TBD
Cost: 
$290

Campers will be challenged to use science, engineering, problem solving, critical thinking skills and ingenuity to solve a variety of challenges using Lego systems that include solar power, simple machines, pneumatics and more.  Campers will explore the world of sequence, logic and physics through design builds and real world challenges.  The end of the week will culminate with an introduction to Lego Mindstorm robotics and a showcase for parents.  Spaces are limited.

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Mindstorm Madness Camp                                                                                                         Instructor: Award winning Master Teacher, Julie Panus
Dates: 
July 21 – 25
Ages:
 
Going into grades 5, 6, and 7
Times:
 
9am – 4pm
Location:
 
TBD
Cost: 
$290

Join us for a week of science, engineering and fun!  Using the LEGO Mindstorms, campers will work in teams, learning to build and program robots. Teams will be challenged to solve real-world problems with their ‘bots, in both cooperative and competitive challenges.  The week will culminate with a grand challenge designed to showcase the ingenuity and engineering skills of the campers!  There will be new builds and lots of experimentation, so returning campers will find new and engaging challenges. Spaces are limited.

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Aviation Adventure (An FAA ACE Academy) 

Instructor: Dan Caron and Vlad Vascak
Dates: 
July 7 – 11
Ages:
 
Going into grades 6, 7, 8, and 9
Times:
 
8:30am – 4pm
Location:
 
TBD
Cost: 
$329

Students will spend 5 days exploring STEM related careers in aviation.  Explorations include: the building of an electric powered aircraft capable of carrying cargo, field trips too FAA air traffic control facilities, flight simulator time and the effects the weather has on flight. Join us for an exciting week and discover if aviation has a place in your future. Spaces are limited.

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Theatrical Stage Combat Camp

Instructor: 
Jim Gleich
Dates: 
August 4 – 8
Ages:
 
Going into grades 6, 7, and 8
Times:
 
9am – 4pm
Location:
 
Silver Hall Dance Room
Cost: 
$180

Jim Gleich has been involved with theatre for many years and has intensely studied the art of theatrical/stage combat. These are specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. The term is also used informally to describe fight choreography for film and television. It is a common field of study for actors and dancers and is closely related to the practice of stunts. Campers will be learning the basic skills of Hand-to-Hand combat, rolling, simple falls, choreography notation / analysis, stage combat history, and introduction to single sword techniques. All students will perform their class fight each day at the end of class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pad and pencil for notes.

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Theatrical Stage Combat Camp  for High School and College Athletes, Dancers, and Actors

Instructor: Jim Gleich
Dates: 
August 4 – 8
Ages:
 
High School and College
Times:
 
4:15 – 6:15 pm
Location:
 
Silver Hall Dance Room
Cost: 
$135

Jim Gleich has been involved with theatre for many years and has intensely studied the art of theatrical/stage combat. These are specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. The term is also used informally to describe fight choreography for film and television. It is a common field of study for actors and dancers and is closely related to the practice of stunts. Athletes are also finding that this practice fine tunes their skills.

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Animation for High School Girls                                          

Instructor: Evelyn Stiller
Dates: 
June 23 – 27
Ages:
 
Going into grades 9 – 12
Times:
 
9am – 1pm
Location:
 
Hyde 419
Cost: 
$125

Students will learn: how to create graphic artifacts to be used in animation; the basic elements of animation software including timelines, frames, key frames, the stage, and drawing tools; using animation software to create characters using a hierarchy of components to move characters and objects in context to make an animated scene. Each day will begin with a brief discussion regarding a woman or group that is or has been deeply involved with technology. These include ENIAC programmers, Barbara McClintock, Sherry Turkle, Jane Goodall, and Marie Curie.

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