2020 Summer S.T.E.A.M Camps

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Starport and Snapology of Houston are back for the 2020 summer season to offer science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) camps. Snapoloy is a learning concept that combines play with education.Snapology provides fun and engaging environments for children to learn science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.), and literacy concepts using LEGO® bricks, technology and other tools. Additionally, students develop social, team building, and problem solving skills as they progress through our programs. Our mission is to provide children an opportunity to engage in “playful learning” activities that will stimulate their creativity and spark an interest in learning.

Each week* will combine two different S.T.E.A.M. concepts in AM and PM sessions. Campers will have a one-hour lunch break and one-hour gym break each day. Campers' lunches should not require reheating or refrigeration. Lunches are kept in a climate-controlled environment.

*excludes Week 5 session

Payment plan available for all camps. Contact Gilruth Center for payment plan options.  

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Curriculum Age Week Day Class Dates Times
Video Game Design/Drone Commander 6-12 1 Mon-Fri 6/1 - 6/5 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Animation Studio/Gamebots Robotics Robots 6-12 2 Mon-Fri 6/8 - 6/12 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Space Wars Robotics/Super Structures
6-12 3 Mon-Fri 6/15 - 6/19 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Video Game Design/Gamebots Robotics 6-12 4 Mon-Fri 6/22 - 6/26 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Super Structures 6-12 5 Mon-Thu 6/29 - 7/2 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Space Wars Robotics/Drone Commander 6-12 6 Mon-Fri 7/6 - 7/10 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Super Structures/Animation Studio 6-12 7 Mon-Fri 7/13 - 7/17 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Space Wars Robotics/Gamebots Robotics 6-12 8 Mon-Fri 7/20 - 7/24 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Animation Studio/Drone Commander 6-12 9 Mon-Fri 7/27 - 7/31

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Video Game Design/Super Structures 6-12 10 Mon-Fri 8/3 - 8/7

9:00AM - 3:00PM

 

Price:

  • Early - $365.00 per session (until May 3rd)
  • Regular - $389.00 per session
  • Sibling discount - $15.00 per sibling

 

Extended Care - $50 per week

Extended Care Times:

  • 7:30am - 9:00am
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 


Super Structures

To an architect, the concept is what distinguishes a work of architecture from a mere building. Become a master builder with strength, shape, form, and function by designing and creating the future using LEGO® bricks in Snapology’s awesome architecture program! Does your builder enjoy designing beautiful buildings or functional spaces for their mini-figures? If so, this program is the perfect place for your young architect to sharpen their design and building skills! All buildings, from the Empire State Building house next door, started as an idea in an architect’s head. Students will be guided through the building process, from creating to disaster-proofing the structure, so that they will be able to create the next best thing in LEGO® architecture!


Drone Commander

In Snapology’s Drone Commander camp, your student will be introduced to the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and develop a deep understanding how to control and manage this exciting technology. This workshop will give your student the chance to safely test out some of the newest advances in aerial flight and really take their knowledge of engineering to new heights!


Animation Studio

Create fantastic movies with stop motion animation using LEGO® bricks. Children will work in teams under guided instruction to make a digital movie using stop motion techniques. Teams will go through the entire movie making process, from plot and character planning to editing. The best part is, their video will be uploaded to Snapology’s YouTube channel, so they can show friends and family their very own video!


Space Wars Robotics

Robotics inspired by Star Wars® and space travel. Come on an adventure building and programming functional robots using LEGO® bricks in this super-fun program. Learn about space, space travel, and of course, Star Wars®. Build different robots each day! Learning is enhanced through the use of laptops in this class.


Gamebots Robotics

Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games each week while learning about robotics. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create fun to play games. Whether creating pinball machine, duck hunt or a ring toss game, your child is sure to have fun building, learning, and playing.


Video Game Design

Create your own video game in this awesome Snapology class. We'll teach you how to design your very own online game with Stencyl game creation software. You even get to take your game home on a flash drive so that it can be shared and played at home with family & friends. Don’t miss out!

 



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For general information, please call the Gilruth Information Desk at 281-483-0304

or contact Samuel Miller at 281-483-0317 or samuel.l.miller@nasa.gov

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