Summer STEM + Sports Camp

2/17/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
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STEM Camps

Inventor's Toy Box June 4 - June 8
 9am - noon

Toys have always inspired creativity in children. Campers will invent new machines, bring their creations to life with littleBits electronic building blocks, discover how a wind-up toy works, design a drawing robot, and explore creative design solutions all week long using the Engineering Design Process. Reflective thinking and problem-solving skills are enhanced through these FUN, age-appropriate, inquiry-based, hands-on, STEM-related projects. Age 5-7 Price:$189 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $229 Click age for registration.

Computer Building with Raspberry Pi
June 11 - June 15
 9am - 3pm

The computer that prepares kids for a lifetime of building technology. As kids build Piper and progress through the games, they develop both technical skills and approaches that lead to inventive solutions. Engineering For Kids will coach you through this learning system which teaches kids engineering and programming through a combination of engaging storyline, physical building, and Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft. Age 8-12 Price:$375 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $425 Click age for registration.

Jedi Engineering using LEGO® Materials  June 18 - June 22 9am - 4pm

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Age 5-12 Price:$300 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $325 Click age for registration. Check out Johnson Space Center's LEGO Camp Video.

The Chemistry Mystery
June 25 - June 29   9am - 4pm

What’s the mystery all about? Find out in this camp all about cool chemistry. We’ll explore the basics of chemistry with some radical reactions and slippery slime! Want to know who stole the ice cream? Become a detective and use evidence and clues to catch the crook. After we’ve fingerprinted the felon with own Personal Profiler, we’ll celebrate by making and eating our own ice cream! Crack codes, get crazy with chemistry, and even make your own chocolate candy! Age 6-12  Price:$325 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $375 Click age for registration.

Minecraft Engineering using LEGO® Materials FULL
 July 9 - July 13
9am - 4pm

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities. Age 5-12 Price:$300 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $325 Click age for registration. 

Intro to Drone Flying Mission
July 16 - July 20  9am - 3pm

Intro to Drone Flying Missions is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Age 7-10 Price:$375 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $425 Click age for registration.

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenges
July 23 - July 27 9am - 3pm

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition Age 10-14 Price:$375 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $425 Click age for registration.

Drone Mission Mania
July 30 - August 3
 9am - 3pm

It’s all about drone missions as campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions. Age 10-14 Price:$375 - Early(ends April 15th) Regular - $425 Click age for registration.  

Digital Media Academy Camps (Electrical Engineering, Music Production, Robotics, etc.) June 4 - July 20 - Click here for DMA Camp Age 6-17

Youth Tech Inc. Camps (Video Game Design, Movie Making, Coding, etc.) June 18 - Aug 2 - Click here for YTI Camp Age 6-17

Sports Camps June 18 - Aug 10 - Click here for Sports Camp Age 5-15

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For general information, please call the Gilruth Information Desk at 281-483-0304
or contact Samuel Miller, Program Manager at samuel.l.miller@NASA.gov,
 281-483-0317.

Starport Summer Camps are not licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

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