Academic & Exploratory Camps 2022

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ABC's, It's as easy as 123! (Entering Grade K)

W1: June 6-June 10

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K

Prepare your child for his/her upcoming year in kindergarten. We engage the students through shared reading, rhyming, alphabet, and word games, along with math activities that build number sense and pattern knowledge. The children learn the rituals and routines of kindergarten, while developing friendships and practicing their social skills. Campers will also enjoy outdoor activities and daily snacks. This course will help build your child’s confidence and prepare for the wonderful world of kindergarten!

Cost: $400

 Instructors: Eliza Spear & Amy Domokos

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Adventures at Sea (Entering Grades K-2)

W4: June 27-July 1

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

Ahoy, mates…let’s set sail on an adventure into the world of mermaids and pirates. Treasure hunts, sandcastle building, and mystical ocean discoveries await our pirates and mermaids. This adventure dives deep into music, arts, language development, and social skillsjust don’t tell the real pirates! 

Cost: $540

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Adventures in Reading (Entering Grades 1-2)

W3: June 21-June 25

W4: June 28-July 2

W6: July 12-July 16

W7: July 19-July 23

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Entering Grades 1-2

Let's go on an adventure in our reading camp.  We will learn different syllable types and different sounds to help read and sound out words.  We will also use our imagination as we read to make the stories come to life. We’ll read a different short story every day to end our day and enjoy a few arts and crafts.   Join me on an adventure of fun and learning. We’ll use the OG reading system.

Cost: $240

Instructor: Lesa Deland

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Amazing Animations (Entering Grades 4-8)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 4-8

Have you ever wondered how the animators at Disney or Pixar do their job?  During this class you will learn the art of animation by using your tablet.  You will learn to make amazing animations that tell incredible stories using the same techniques that the pros use.  This class covers both digital and stop motion animation.  Students need to provide their own tablet – iPad or Android and a pair of earbuds.  Software list required will be provided prior to class and may require a small additional fee.

Cost: $290

Instructor: Science Matters

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Animal ARchitects Using LEGO® (Entering Grades K-2)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

Cost: $220

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Animal Explorers & Discovering Unicorns (Entering Grade K)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Entering Grades K

First half of the week is Animal Explorers and the second half is Discovering Dinosaurs! Animal Explorers: The animals living in our backyards or in our towns are very different from the animals in other parts of the world. While some animals have adapted to live in freezing temperatures, others have adapted to live in extremely hot and dry environments. In Snapology’s Animal Explorers class, students will learn where animals live and why an animal’s habitat is important for survival. Through stories, games, and building animals with DUPLO blocks, your little learner will be too busy exploring biomes of the world while gaining critical social and developmental skills without even realizing it! Discovering Dinosaurs: How is a Tyrannosaurus Rex different from a Triceratops? Is it just in their physical characteristics or is it also what they ate and when they lived? In Discovering Dinosaurs, your little paleontologists will explore what dinosaurs ate and when they lived while constructing their very own dinosaur model out of DUPLO blocks. Through stories, building, and games, your little learners will be busy exploring the prehistoric world while gaining critical social and developmental skills without even realizing it!

Cost: $230

Instructor: Snapology

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ART-chitecture: Engineering & Art (Entering Grades 3-5)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-5

In this camp, kids learn the basics of architecture, including drawing, designing, and creating structures and buildings. Design the home of your dreams, discover the inspiration for famous buildings and bridges, or plan a new roller coaster for your favorite theme park. Unleash your inner ART-chitect with us this summer.

Cost: $460

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Basic Minecraft (Entering Grades 1-5)

W7: July 18-July 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 1-5

Travel to the Nether with Snapology—but watch out for those creepers! Come join us as we bring Minecraft® to life using LEGO® bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers and your very own LEGO® Minecraft® character!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Builders (Entering Grades K-2)

W8: July 25-July 29

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

Calling all inventors, creators, builders, and designers! Come build some awesome creations with us! You create your own designs and make structures using recyclable materials, building blocks, and many other interesting items. Skills necessary… none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and teamwork.

Cost: $520

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Camp Math & Read (Entering Grades 2-3)

W6 & W7: July 11-July 22 (Two-week program) 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 2-3

Math: Achievement oriented, this program provides an opportunity for younger students to improve their academic skills in math. Instruction is tailored to the needs of each student and offers pre-testing and development of an individualized academic plan, with a final report of goals achieved and areas needing further attention. 

Reading: Achievement oriented, this program provides an opportunity for younger students to improve their academic skills in reading. Instruction is tailored to the needs of each student and offers pre-testing and the development of an individualized academic plan with a final report of goals achieved and areas needing further attention.  

Cost: $520 (Two weeks)

Instructor: Eliza Spear & Amy Domokos

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Camp Math & Read (Entering Grades 4-5)

W6 & W7: July 11-July 22 (Two-week program) 

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-5

Math: Developing computation skills and understanding basic math processes are the major components of the math program. At the first class meeting, students are tested and a personalized plan is developed for each student. Upon completion, a final report is prepared that includes goals achieved and areas needing further attention. 

Reading: Students learn to be active participants in the reading process while focusing on comprehension and decoding skills. The program includes: vocabulary development; book analysis and discussion; summary writing and main idea identification; conclusion, and inference skills. 

Cost: $520 (Two weeks)

Instructor: Eliza Spear & Amy Domokos

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Camp Polite (Entering Grades 1-3)

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grade 1-3

Shh—don’t tell your children this is a manners camp! Camp Polite uses fun, hands-on, age appropriate activities to teach campers important skills like making and keeping friends, getting along at home, meeting and greeting adults and friends. Other basic etiquette such as conversation skills and mealtime manners are part of this interactive camp. You might not recognize your children at the end of the week. 

Cost: $315

Instructor: Christy Porter

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Camping at Camp (Entering Grades K-3)

W3: June 20-June 24

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-3

There’s not a better place to camp than at camp! Learn to set up a tent, roll up a sleeping bag, and sing some camp songs. We’ll take hikes around campus, and learn survival techniques if you see a bear or wolf. A camping trip is never complete without a s’more, so we’ll finish each daily “campout” with a sweet camp treat!   

Cost: $250

Instructor: Isabella Ubertone

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Castles, Kingdoms & Wizards (Entering Grades 2-6)

W1: June 6-June 10

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Entering Grades 2-6

Castles, Kingdoms, and Wizards: Who wouldn’t want to escape and play in the world of magic, fairy tales, and royalty? In Snapology’s Castles, Kingdoms, and Wizards program, students will have the opportunity to use LEGO® bricks to design their medieval fantasies while also bringing the real history to life!  Yes, your student will do more than just build with LEGO® bricks, they will build their historical understanding of the unique elements that make the medieval time period such a fascinating point in human history. 

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Chess-Beginning & Intermediate (Entering Grades K-8)

W3: June 20-June 24

W4: June 27-July 1

W6: July 11-July 15

W7: July 18-July 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Entering Grades K-8

This camp is open to beginner and intermediate players. Students learn chess strategy and tactics, as well as etiquette. Sign your budding chess player up for multiple sessions, because a new topic is taught during each session, and each week, throughout the summer. Depending on your child's ability and knowledge of the game, the instructor individualizes lessons so that all chess players are learning, being challenged, and playing at their level. The class is taught by National Master and five-time Denver Chess Champion Todd Bardwick.

Cost:  $310

Instructor: Todd Bardwick

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Classic Video Game Design (Entering Grades 4-9)

W6: July 11-July 15 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 4-9

Have you ever wanted to develop your own video game? Then 2D Arcade Game Design using

FlowLab Game Creator is the camp for you! This is where 2D game creation gets real. Learn how to make arcade-style games of your own creation similar to Mario Bros., Space Invaders, Frogger, and much more. Learn logical skills used in the tech industry including variables, controls, and functions. Students can share their games to iOS, Android, and Windows platforms for friends to play.

Cost: $345

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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Countertop Chemistry (Entering Grades K-5)

W4: June 27-July 1

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-5

Turn your kitchen into a lab with these experiments that you can do at home.  See our Cool Blue Light and explore luminescence, make your own gooey worms, and make an Invisible Friend using chemistry.  Of course, play with polymers.  We’ll also make some kitchen chemistry that you can eat.  Please note:  this camp will include dairy and gluten and chocolate.   It’s home science that teaches. 

Cost: $310

Instructor: Science Matters

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Craft Your Own Poetry Book (Entering Grades 6-8)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 6-8

We'll start the week by hand-making our own book, and then we'll fill it with poems, both poems we write and poems we love by other poets. We'll also decorate our books with stickers, scrapbook paper, and other materials and spend time making bookmarks and other handmade items to share our words.

Cost: $285

Instructor: Kimberly O'Connor with Lighthouse Writers

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Creature Creator Robotics (Entering Grades 2-6)

W7: July 18-July 22

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-6

In Snapology's Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover creates their own animal-inspired robotic models. Students learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming, as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas, and much more! Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn, and play!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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CSI Science Matters (Entering Grades K-5)

W1: June 6-June 10

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-5

Join the Forensics Team at Science Matters to solve a mystery, using DNA, fingerprinting, and chromatography analysis. Take your science skills to the next level. We explore “what if” science with crazy, wacky experiments that keep you talking forever. Build your own forensic science kit. This is unbelievable fun for all ages.

Cost: $290

Instructor: Science Matters

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Detective Science: The Case of the Missing Money (Entering Grades 4-7)

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-7

Come join us for a weeklong mystery extravaganza, in which student detectives conduct hands-on forensic science tests on evidence found at the “crime scene.” Students perform tests on clues in the forensic laboratory, including thread comparison tests, chromatography, pH tests, and powder tests. Through observation, experimentation, and discussion, we attempt to solve the mystery of the Case of Felix

Cost: $250

Instructor: Shelley DeRock

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Detective Science: The Case of Felix (Entering Grades 3-4)

W8: July 25-July 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 3-4

Work to solve the mystery of the stolen funds and determine the guilty party. Students collect evidence from the “crime scene” and examine it using real forensic techniques, such as forensic fiber analysis, lifting lip prints, and exploring genetic markers.

Cost: $250

Instructor: Shelley DeRock

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Drone Academy (Entering Grades 4-8)

W1: June 6-June 10

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-8

Delve into flight engineering, drone building, and drone piloting. During the course of this weeklong class, you will learn basic soldering and drone-flying skills, while building your own drone! Explore the four forces of flight.

Cost: $360

Instructor: Science Matters

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Enchanted Engineering (Entering Grades K-2)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

Once upon a time, your favorite story book characters found themselves in sticky situations, and we can help! Using STEAM and engineering principles, we build a house to save the Three Little Pigs, design pulleys and levers to help Rapunzel, and much more! In this hands-on class, children discover how they save the world and create their very own enchanted ending. 

Cost: $570

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Enchanted Engineering Using LEGO® (Entering Grades K-2)

W3: June 20-June 24

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

Come join our fun and knowledgeable Play-Well instructors, as we use LEGO® to build and interact with our favorite fairy tales! Help Cinderella make it back before midnight, fly with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, and ensure Alice outwits the Queen of Hearts. All we need is your creativity and a little magic to bring it all to life! 

Cost: $220

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Extreme Animals (Entering Grades 3-5)

W7: July 18-July 22

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-5

What is the most dangerous animal on Earth? What is the weirdest animal adaptation? What creature is resistant to venom? We find out all of this and more as we learn about the world’s most extreme animals. Students build their science and language skills, and they debate and conduct experiments regarding these crazy creatures.

Cost: $520

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Fairies, Unicorns, and Mermaids, Oh My! (Entering Grades K-2)

W2: June 13-June 17 

W3: June 20-June 24

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Entering Grades K-2

Step into the magical lands of the fairies, unicorns, and mermaids! Embark on a magical adventure…drawing, painting, sculpting, and crafting your way into imaginary worlds. Design fairy houses and mystical landscapes, create fairy crowns and magic wands. 

Cost: $250

Instructor: Jessica Krueger

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First Steps to First Grade (Entering Grade 1)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grade 1 

Get your child excited and ready for the big leap into first grade. Through activities, games, and crafts, we will brush up on skills learned in kindergarten and introduce new skills that children will learn their first few weeks in 1st grade. We will cover reading, writing, and math workshops to prepare your child for the rituals and routines they will encounter in their new school year. It is a wonderful week for children to build confidence, reconnect with old friends, and meet new classmates. This fun-filled week helps build the confidence of your first graders and prepares them for their year to come. 

Cost: $400

Instructors: Eliza Spear & Amy Domokos

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Fizz Bang Boom (Entering Grades K-5)

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-5

Our Junior Boom Institute of Higher Reactions will make your Summer a Blast! Can you solve the Mystery of the Growing Glove using the scientific method? The Gator in the Bottle visits the camp through-out the whole week to help build science skills. Go Hunting for Science - Catch a Rainbow in a Test Tube. Trap the Foaming Monster. Use the chemistry of yeast to make a tasty Root Beer treat. Don your Lab Goggles for tons of fun in this Exciting Chemistry Camp.

Cost: $290

Instructor: Science Matters

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Flying Saucers & Catapults (Entering Grades K-5)

W4: June 27-July 1

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-5

Send things flying through the air - spinning, floating, and flying.  We will make a mini hovercraft and learn about color and frisbees.  Fly the Big Mouth.  And don’t forget about the catapults.  Experiment with levers and make the best catapult.  The Viking and the Mini Office Catapult.  Note:  Some projects may take two classes.  We’ll also bring our Bristle Bots and create a racetrack/obstacle course for them to race down. 

Cost: $310

Instructor: Science Matters

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Frozen (Entering Grades K-3)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Entering Grades K-3

Make Olaf's dream come true and help him discover all the fun you can have in the summer! Join us for crafts, activities, and games that are all inspired by the hit movie and the characters it introduced us to. We learn about snow to create our own snowmen, play games to celebrate Elsa's coronation, and explore the kingdom of Arendelle. (Note: Watching Frozen movies and short films will be part of our immersion into the wonderful world of Frozen.)

Cost: $200

Instructor: Shelly Arnold

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Get Psyched! Experiments in Psychology (Entering Grades 8-11)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 8-11

Psychologists have uncovered some surprising ways in which we're all affected by our social environments.  This course offers an introduction to social psychology through the examination of famous psychological experiments.  After discussing those experiments, we'll design and run some experiments of our own to gain a deeper understanding of how our minds respond to the influence of other people. 

Cost: $210

Instructor: Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi

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Harry Potter: Magic, Movies, Muggles, and More (Entering Grades 4-8)

W6: July 11-July 15 

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 4-8

Crack! Welcome to the wonder-filled world of Harry Potter, where you can become the wizard you have always known you are. Discover which house you belong to, find the wand that chooses you, and become a master potion maker—all while competing for the house cup. (Note: Watching the Harry Potter movies will be part of our immersion into the magical world of Harry Potter.)

Cost:  $410

Instructor: Shelly Arnold

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Harry Potter with Snapology (Entering Grades 1-5)

W1: June 6-June 10

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 1-5

Accio!  We’re so glad you’re able to join us for some spell-binding fun!  In this program, your learner will explore the magical world that surrounds Harry Potter and creatively design ways to bring their imagination to life.  Riddikulus, there’s nothing scary here, just creative fun that will open doors to new possibilities – Alohomora – and let your learner’s love of magical possibilities fly- Wingardium Leviosa!  

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Jedi Engineering Using LEGO® (Entering Grades K-2)

W7: July 18-July 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

This is the way! Get ready to embark on your LEGO® Mandalorian Training Journey as we defend the Wookies on Kashyyyk, repair the Rebel shield generator on Hoth, and rescue Baby Yoda from Moff Gideon. Come explore a galaxy far, far away with the help of an experienced Play-Well instructor and learn which "Force" is actually with us!

Cost: $220

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Jedi Masters (Entering Grades 1-5)

W4: June 27-July 1

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 1-5

If you love Star Wars®, this is the camp for you! Come participate in Star Wars®-themed activities, build scenes from the movie, build spaceships, lightsabers, you name it. May the Force be with you….

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Journey through the Rainforest (Entering Grades K-2)

W6: July 11-July 15

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

Did you know six percent of the Earth is covered by rainforest? Slither with us through this diverse ecosystem as we explore the animals, creatures, and unique environment of the rainforest! Conduct experiments and create crafts focused on life in and below the canopy.

Cost: $520

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Junior Scientists: All About Animals (Entering Grades K-1)

W6: July 11-July 15

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades K-1

All About Animals: What makes a bird a bird? How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Did you know that reptiles are the oldest creatures on the planet? Jr. Scientists: All About Animals invites your little zoologists to analyze birds, construct their way through the butterfly life cycle, build reptiles, and examine insects with the K'NEX® Organisms and Life Cycles™ Kit. Your child will too busy exploring the animal world to realize that they are gaining critical social and developmental skills. Creature Creator Robotics: In Snapology's Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover will create their own animal-inspired robotic models. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas, and much more. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn, and play!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Kinderbots (Entering Grades K-1)

W8: July 25-July 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Entering Grades K-1

Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building drills and magic wands, or discovering ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs, your child is sure to have a great time.

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Level Up Master Engineering Using Lego®(Entering Grades 2-5)

W7: July 18-July 22

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-5

Ready to take your LEGO® engineering skills to the next level? Give the controller a rest and put your skills to the test with projects like Barrel Blasting with Donkey Kong, Flinging Fireballs with Mario, and blow away the competition with Kirby. With the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor, you gear up to take down the final boss. Are you game? 

Cost: $220

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Magic School Bus (Entering Grades K-3)

W2: June 14-June 18

W7: July 19-July 23

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Entering Grades K-3

To the bus! Just like in Ms. Frizzle's class, we spend each day immersing ourselves in our topics. We learn about everything from the ocean to space, dinosaurs to humans, and so much more! Join us as we craft, learn, and explore our way through subjects we all find fascinating. (Note: Watching episodes of the Magic School Bus will be part of our daily routine.)

Cost: $250

Instructors: Shelly Arnold

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MARVELous Engineering Using LEGO® (Entering Grades 2-5)

W3: June 20-June 24

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-5

LEGO® builders assemble! We need you to come join our experienced Play-Well instructors to save the world. We use LEGO® to build our strongest Avengers to defeat Thanos, help Thor retrieve Mjolnir, swing through the city with Spiderman, and tell Hulk to...Smash! Our journey takes us to battles on this world and beyond; are you up to the challenge? 

Cost: $220

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Math Bunch (Entering Grades 1-2)

W7: July 18-July 22 

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 1-2

Math Bunch is for all budding mathematicians! We immerse the children in rich and multi-sensory activities using manipulatives and hands on activities to build your child’s math skill set. Through our activities students will learn about basic addition and subtraction, graphing, telling time, fractions, word problems and money.

Cost: $250

Instructor: Shelly Arnold

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Math Explorations (Entering Grades 2-5)

W1: June 6-June 10

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 2-3

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-5

Calling all curious math minds! Come explore the cool concepts and ideas in the world of math! We investigate large and small math concepts in the universe, play fun games, solve challenging math puzzles, and become better problem solvers all around. You grow as mathematicians and have fun in the process.

Cost: $220

Instructor: Mary Singer

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Mega Machine Robotics (Entering Grades 2-6)

W2: June 13-June 17

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-6

In Snapology's Mega Machine Robotics class, your child creates some of their favorite motorized vehicles. Students learn about gear ratio, sensors, pulleys, cranks, and programming as they build trucks, space rovers, helicopters, and much more. Your child is sure to have fun as they build, learn, and play.

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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MindDance Coding: Creating with Computers (Entering Grades 2-8)

W1: June 6- June 10

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

W4: June 27-July 1

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Entering Grades 2-8

Kids learn to code by creating their own animated stories, music, and interactive art. Each participant works with a school laptop and with Scratch, an MIT-developed computer programming language for young people. Participants enjoy becoming creators rather than just consumers of digital content. MindDance teachers provide inspiration and support as kids create and share their work. Participants experience a warm and social learning community that is hands-on, challenging, and fun. The Scratch programming language is free and web-based, allowing campers to work on their projects from home, long after camp is over, and to publish their work to the Scratch website. The camp is great for beginning and experienced coders.

Cost: $225, W5: $200

Instructors: Nick Wolf & MindDance Team

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MindDance Coding: Inventing with Computers (Entering Grades 2-8)

W1: June 6-June 10

W3: June 20-June 24

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

W2: June 13-June 17

W7: July 18-July 22

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Entering Grades 2-8

Kids learn to code by creating their own video games. Each camper works with a school laptop and with Scratch, an MIT-developed computer programming language for young people. Participants begin by learning the basic mechanics behind classic games such as Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. They then spend the week inventing new games of their own. MindDance teachers provide inspiration and support as kids create and share their work. Participants experience a warm and social learning community that is hands-on, challenging, and fun. The Scratch programming language is free and web-based, allowing campers to work on their projects from home, long after camp is over, and to publish their work to the Scratch website. The camp is great for beginning and experienced coders. 

Cost: $225

Instructors: Nick Wolf & MindDance Team

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MindDance Coding: Video Game Design with Scratch (Entering Grades 2-8)

W1: June 6-June 10

W3: June 21-June 24 (4 days only)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

W2: June 13-June 17

W7: July 18-July 22

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Entering Grades 2-8

Kids learn to code by creating their own video games. Each camper works with a school laptop and with Scratch, an MIT-developed computer programming language for young people. Participants begin by learning the basic mechanics behind classic games such as Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. They then spend the week inventing new games of their own. MindDance teachers provide inspiration and support as kids create and share their work. Participants experience a warm and social learning community that is hands-on, challenging, and fun. The Scratch programming language is free and web-based, allowing campers to work on their projects from home, long after camp is over, and to publish their work to the Scratch website. The camp is great for beginning and experienced coders. 

Cost: $225, W5: $200

Instructors: Nick Wolf & MindDance Team

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Minecraft Master Engineering Using LEGO® (Entering Grades 2-5)

W2: June 13-June 17

12:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 2-5

Relive your favorite Minecraft® adventures in reality with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft® world powered by LEGO® resources, we build shelters to keep out creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can imagine it, we can build it. 

Cost: $220

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Minecraft Modding: Character Customizations (Entering Grades 5-9)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only) 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

Calling all Minecrafters! If your camper loves Minecraft, then this camp is the one! Students learn how to create their own “mods” (short for modifying) to use in their Minecraft worlds. Using Java programming, campers create and design their own ores, tools, game weapons, and armor with Adobe Photoshop. This camp provides a stepping-stone to the World Creations Modding Camp. 

Cost:  $285

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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Minecraft Modding: World Creations (Entering Grades 5-9)

W4: July 11-15

W6: July 11-July 15 

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

Minecrafters Unite! If your camper loves Minecraft, then this camp will take their skills to the next level by teaching them how to create and design their own “mods” (short for modifying) to use in their Minecraft worlds. Using Java programming, campers learn how to customize their Minecraft games by designing their new foods, blocks, and biomes with Adobe Photoshop. This camp meshes perfectly with the Character Customizations Modding Camp. 

Cost: $345

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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Minifigure Mania (Entering Grades1-5)

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 1-5

In Snapology’s Minifigure Mania class, we let your little builder play with our secret stash of minifigures! Not only that, but we really put our minifigures to the test by creating special playgrounds for them, designing unique flying tests, and seeing how well they do on our carefully engineered structures! Join us as we shrink ourselves to minifigure size and explore the world of minifigures!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Museum Exhibit Design (Entering Grades 7-9)

W7: July 18-July 22

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 7-9

Our goal in this camp will be to create a mini pop-up museum, built around a theme or topic we will choose together.  We'll begin by immersing ourselves in one or more of Denver’s museums to get a feel for how exhibit designers engage visitors. Using those museum experiences as examples and inspiration, we'll try to deduce some principles of good exhibit design.  Then we'll try to put those principles into practice as we produce a museum of our own.

Cost: $275

Instructor: Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi

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Next Step, Kindergarten (Entering Grade K)

W7: July 18-July 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grade K

Practice letter identification, name writing, number recognition, and basic math skills. Develop social skills through play, practice gross motor development and refine fine motor skills using various tools such as pencils, markers, paintbrushes, scissors and MORE! They’ll have so much they won’t even realize they’re learning! 

Cost: $250

Instructor: Jessica Krueger

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Ocean Blue: Adventures Under the Sea (Entering Grades K-5)

W2: June 13-June 17

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-5

Come take a dive into the world of Marine Biology and Oceanography. Dissect a real shark, design your own fish, and bring to life genuine Triassic Triops. Examine sea shells from the sea shore and make a cool design to take home. We continue the fun and examine the anatomy of a fish and make fish print t-shirts. We finish the week by coming face to face with some unique sea creatures, such as squid.

Cost: $290

Instructor: Science Matters

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Podcasting 101 (Entering Grades 8-10)

W4: June 27-July 1

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 8-10

Podcasts have become a major source of information and entertainment for nearly half of Americans between the ages of 12 and 24.  This camp is for people who want to go from just listening to podcasts to producing them.  Using some of the most popular podcasts as examples, we will try to figure out what makes for a good podcast and then become amateur podcasters ourselves.  By the end of the week, you will have developed a concept for a podcast, recorded an episode, and edited it into a finished product that is ready for download.

Cost: $250

Instructor: Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi

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Pokemania (Entering Grades 1-5)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 1-5

In Snapology’s Pokémania program, students explore the Pokémon world and practice their Pokémon training skills! They create their own training gyms, unique battles, and even their very own generation of Pokémon. Your student also explores some real-world science as they examine the habitats, characteristics, and needs of different Pokémon. They do more than catch ‘em all, they build and examine them all very closely and have a blast doing so! 

Cost: $230

Instructor: Snapology

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Prince and Princess Party Camp (Entering Grades K-2)

W4: June 27-July 1 

W6: July 11-July 15

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Entering Grades K-2

We invite you to join us for a week of princess fun. Celebrate your favorite Prince & Princesses with-themed crafts, games, and more.

Cost: $250

Instructor: Jessica Krueger

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Reading Adventures (Entering Grades 3-4)

W1: June 6-June 10

W2: June 13-June 17

W3: June 20-June 24

W4: June 27-July 1

W6: July 11-July 15

W7: July 18-July 22

W8: July 25-July 29

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 3-4

During Reading Adventures, campers spend the week working on the five essential components of effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, based on the Orton Gillingham approach. Campers have large group lessons, as well as breaking into small groups to practice various skills. The reading instruction is tied together through the use of book adventures, activities, crafts, games, and fun projects.

Cost: $420

Instructor: Penny Best & Tiffany Fitzwater 

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Ready, Set, Relax (Entering Grades K-4)

W7: July 18-July 22

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-2

W8: July 25-July 29

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 3-4

It’s the end of the summer. It’s hot. Camp has been a blast, but everybody is feeling a little tired as the summer comes to a close. If your camper is needing some R&R to recharge for the rest of the camp day, this is the place! Campers will have the opportunity to decompress, watch an age-appropriate movie, eat, color, and just chill.

Cost: $250

Instructor: TBD

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Roblox Studio Designer: Invent. Create. Code (Entering Grades 5-9)

W2: June 13-June 17

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

W4: June 27-July 1

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

One of the summer’s most popular camps! Learn the fundamentals of designing and coding your own games using the Roblox Studio Editor to design, code, and create whatever you can imagine! Use Roblox Lua programming to develop new games or re-invent the classics! This camp is designed for kids who absolutely, positively love Roblox. Please make sure that your student sets up a Roblox account before the start of camp.

Cost: $345

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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Robopets (Entering Grades K-1)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-1

Children begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple animal models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building a fish or alligator, or discovering ways that gears, wheels, and axles create movement while building robotic dogs or frogs, your child is sure to have a great time! 

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Robotics with Sphero Bolt (Entering Grades 3-9)

W2: June 13-June 17

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 3-9

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days)

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-9

The possibilities are endless as campers explore robotics and programming with Sphero® BOLT! Packed with programmable sensors and a colorful LED light matrix, this popular robotic ball keeps campers engaged, as they learn to aim and drive their new robot, use the light matrix to display characters or play games, and even talk to other Sphero® BOLTs using infrared communication. Come develop a love of robotics, coding, and STEM fundamentals in this fun new camp.

Cost: $325, W5: $260

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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Science of Superpowers (Entering Grades 2-6)

W3: June 20-June 24

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 2-6

In Snapology's Science of Superpowers program, students explore the world of their favorite superheroes. Students learn about forces, energy, and problem solving as they build models inspired by Superman, Batman, and all their favorite heroes. Experimentation and fun are crucial components of this ‘super’ educational program!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Slimy Science (Entering Grades K-4)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

W7: July 18-July 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Entering Grades K-4

Get messy investigating the science of our world. We learn about colloids, polymers, solvents, solutions, and chemical reactions, by making ice cream, slime, crystals, lava, and the ultimate bubble recipe. Students have the opportunity to explore the science of color, pigments, and chromatography. Using kaleidoscopes and microscopes we explore the science of light and later delve into the physics of flight. There are also many opportunities to venture outdoors and enjoy nature. 

Cost: $260, W5: $210

Instructor: Megan Zitron

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Slimy Science & More (Entering Grades K-4)

W6: July 11-July 15

W8: July 25-July 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Entering Grades K-4

Yes, we still make slime and get messy. But there’s more! Let’s explore the connection between magnetism and electricity, learn about potential and kinetic energy using roller coaster tracks, and investigate forces and motion. We also go back in time and explore the Geologic Time Scale, create fossils, identify rocks in the rock cycle, and crack open a few geodes. There are also many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and explore the campus. 

Cost: $260

Instructor: Megan Zitron

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Snapology Superheroes (Entering Grades 1-5)

W3: June 20-June 24

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 1-5

To the Batcave LEGO® fans! Design your own superhero, create your own adventure, and build the cool new superhero sets. Have a blast as you create your own fantasy world of superheroes. What kind of superpowers do you have?

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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Social Leadership Camp (Entering Grades 4-7)

W2: June 13-June 17

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 4-7

We know that social skills are a strong determinant of success and it's never too soon to start developing young leaders through these skills. Leadership Camp helps your child become more confident by helping them be more comfortable in social situations. Topics include first impressions like shaking hands, introductions, eye contact and conversation success. Plus, instructors will explore table manners, party manners, gifts, thank you notes, minding your technology manners, making and keeping friends, and even a few ballroom dance steps. A final instructional meal puts new skills into action. 

Cost: $305

Instructor: Christy Porter

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Space the Final Frontier (Entering Grades K-5)

W8: July 25-July 29

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades K-5

Blast off and reach beyond the sky to explore the Final Frontier on an AMAZING ADVENTURE through SPACE!  Build and launch a solid fuel rocket that goes over 100 feet into the stratosphere.  (Local restrictions may apply)  We will be visiting Planets in our Solar System as well.  Visit the 4th Rock from the Sun, Mars, and design a rover capable of exploring the Martian surface.  See the Rings of Saturn.  To join us in our travels, design your own alien as a traveling companion.  Make a comet and play Comet Golf.  We’ll build a telescope that helps us bring the stars closer to us. Join us and blast off on a fun journey among the stars!  

Cost:  $290

Instructor: Science Matters

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Space Wars Robotics (Entering Grades 2-6)

W4: June 27-July 1

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 2-6

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!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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S.T.E.A.M. Survivor (Entering Grades 3-6)

W6: July 11-July 15

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 3-6

Are you ready for a challenge? Snapology’s S.T.E.A.M. Survivor program puts your student’s design, building, and critical-thinking skills to the test! They are given daily challenges for which they must design functional solutions with their teammates! They earn survivor bucks when they perform well, and they can use those survivor bucks to purchase supplies or prizes throughout the camp. The goal of this program is to encourage our students to carefully work through the engineering design process to see how they can design with a purpose.

Cost: $285

Instructor: Snapology

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STEM & Minecraft Using LEGO® (Entering Grades K-4)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only) 

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. Entering Grades K-4

Prepare for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! First, build projects inspired by cool machines while applying real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture. Then, journey into the Minecraft universe to Engineer and Craft innovative solutions in this full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO® fanatics!  

Cost: $355

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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STEM & Pokemon Using LEGO® (Entering Grades K-4)

W1: June 6-June 10

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades K-4

Prepare for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines, then join Ash and Pikachu as you explore the vast world of Pokémon. Engineering and Pokémon adventure are the focus of this new full-day themed camp for LEGO® fanatics!

Cost: $440

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

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Supreme Court Simulation (Entering Grades 9-12)

W6: July 11-July15

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 9-12

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court--or to decide a case as a Justice--this course is for you.  We'll begin with a quick introduction to the state and federal court systems, including a visit to a courthouse and/or meeting with a judge.  Then you'll get a crash course in legal reasoning, through discussion of a series of cases that raise fundamental questions about how to interpret ambiguous laws.  Finally, the week will culminate in a simulated oral argument in a real or hypothetical case that might be decided one day by the Supreme Court.

Cost: $275

Instructor: Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi

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The CRAFT of Writing (Entering Grades 6-8)

W7: July 18-July 22

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 6-8

Do you love to write, and also love to craft? In this camp, we'll spend half our time writing and the other half crafting our words into pieces of art. We'll write a series of poems, and then compile them into zines or chapbooks using beautiful papers. We'll write short stories, then publish them by cutting out the sentences and forming them into a sculpture. We'll make snow globes, design our own puzzles, send messages in bottles, and more, all as a means of self-publishing our words--craftily!

Cost: $285

Instructor: Kimberly O'Connor with Lighthouse Writers 

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Toys & Tricks (Entering Grades 3-5)

W5: July 5-July 8 (4 days only)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 3-5

You make ’em! You play ’em! Puzzles, races, treasure hunts, illusions, gameswe can create whatever tickles our fancy!

Cost: $250

Instructor: Lori Worthman

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Video Production: Become a YouTube Star (Entering Grades 5-9)

W1: June 6-June 10

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

W8: July 25-July 29 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Entering Grades 5-9

Social media platforms are mere pastimes for a new generation of information consumers, but for the YouTube Star, communication platforms are powerful tools that can turn surfers into entrepreneurs and celebrities! In this exclusive one -week summer camp, students will create their own YouTube channel and use the latest in video edition tools (Adobe Premier) to learn the critical video editing skills necessary for uploading videos that get noticed. Don’t just be a social media user, become an online star, and show your ideas to the world. 

Cost: $325 

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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Virtual Reality: Create Your Own Reality (Entering Grades 5-10)

W1: June 6-June 10

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Entering Grades 5-10

W8: July 25-July 29 

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 5-10

The use of Virtual Reality is changing the face of computing and user applications before our very eyes! This camp teaches one of the most advanced VR design applications in the industry, Blocksmith, which allows students to easily make VR/AR experiences, games, and more, for both desktop and mobile. Students design their own 3D environments and then immerse themselves directly into it with Google Cardboard headsets. This is a one-of-a-kind course offered exclusively by Silicon STEM.

Cost:  $355

Instructor: Silicon STEM Academy

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We Built a Zoo (Entering Grades 3-5)

W2: June 13-June 17 (Habitat Discovery)

W3: June 21-June 24 (Animal Discovery) 

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-5

Have you ever wondered how the Denver Zoo designed Bear Mountain or the new African Penguin habitat? Are you curious how lions fare in Denver’s snowy winters, or how the zookeepers ensure the hooded Capuchins don’t escape from Monkey Island? If any of these questions keep you up at night, come find out! We visit the Denver Zoo, learning about different animal needs and how zookeepers take care of their animal population. Each student designs and builds their own zoo and becomes an expert on their chosen animal. The first session focuses on habitats, and the following week, we learn more about specific animals. Students can attend one or both weeks.

Cost: 460

Instructor: Ali Kittle

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Whiz Kids (Entering Grades 3-5)

W1: June 6-June 10

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-5

Join us on a science discovery mission!  We will explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments, and encounters.  This camp will enhance the STEM education philosophies with a big punch of fun.  Physics, biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and zoology will all be covered in the camp. 

Cost: $520

Instructor: Little Scholars

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Wizardry & the Kitchen Sink (Entering Grades 3-5)

W6: July 11-July 15 

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Entering Grades 3-5

Get your craft on! Join the fun in this magical mix of making things from a random bunch of found stuff! We make magic tricks, puzzles, games, illusions, creatures, treasures, and art. Using everything from tin foil to dough, socks to cereal boxes, we conjure up things that spin, things that fly, things that rhyme, or trick the eye!

Cost: $250

Instructor: Lori Worthman

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World of Wizards (Entering Grades 3-5)

W3: June 21-June 24 (4 days only)

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Entering Grades 3-5

Calling all wizard fans! This is like no other camp you have experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design wands, make magic potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles.

Cost: $410

Instructor: Little Scholars

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