2017 Summer Camp Description

 

Camp Focus: Game Coding, Smart Phone Apps, Drone / Robot Wars, Minecraft Coding, 3D Animation – Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced (Ages 7 - 14 years)

 

Attend multiple weeks to keep advancing and collecting Coding Belts

Whether you are new to coding or have attended our previous camps, we have over 300 fun, hands on projects to help you advance to the next level in your Game Coding, Smart Phone Apps, Drone Wars / Robotics, Minecraft Modding & 3D Animation projects. Students tested on the first day and placed in the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced group. Levels require about 15 - 30 hours before passing to the next level. Coding Belts are awarded when a level is passed. Teacher: Student ratio 1:8  (each group has a separate instructor.) All instructors college grads, background checked, CPR certified.

Q: Can absolute Beginners attend? Typing skills?

A: Yes. Beginners start with drag & drop, block based coding. No typing skills required.

Q: Do you group kids by ages?

A: Yes. Kids are placed in 7 - 10 years OR 11 - 14 years age group. Camps have multiple instructors.

Q: What if my child has attended coding / robotics camps before. Do you place them in a different  skil groups?

A: Yes. Campers are assessed and placed in Beginners , Intermediate & Advanced groups and assigned projects at their level. Each group assigned a different instructor. Teacher / Student ratio is 1:8

Q: Can my child repeat the camps?

A: Yes. Campers can repeat upto 6 camps till they have passed out of Advanced. After completing each level, campers earn their next level Coding Belt (White, Yellow, Orange, Green  etc.) Please see Coding Belt requirements in the Course Detail.

Q: Will my child need to bring a laptop or iPad?

A: No. We provide all the laptops, iPads and Robots.

Q: Sibling discounts?

A: Yes. 10% discount on 2nd & 3rd child.

 

iSTEM Labs Coding Belts

Just like martial arts, we incent kids to excel in learning by earning Coding Belts. A Coding Belt is an iSTEM Labs logo'd snap on wrist band with built in 4 GB flash drive to save their projects. There are 12 colored belt levels from White to Black Belt. White Belt is earned after the first camp. Each subsequent belt requires 20 to 30 hours of camp time and a test. There is no testing fee or belt fee.

Campers who already have a white or yellow belt will advance to the next belt.

Questions? Call Sunny 6462666922 or email sunny@iSTEMLabs.com

HLC STEM Coding Robotx & Game Dsgn -B/I (7-13 yrs)

Harvard /MIT based Creative Coding method will inspire your young GIRL / boy to fall in love with STEM fields, as they master Interactive & FUN Coding projects. No coding or typing skills needed. Kids use SuperEZ, Block-Based coding tools like MIT Scratch, Blockly & PencilCode to design their own cool video games (like Pokemon, Pong, Minecraft), 2D/3D animation w/ music & program Robots for moves, mazes & dance sequences.

We bring in the Robots, iPads & Laptops. Kids placed in Beginner or Intermediate groups, based on age/skill (different instruction.) Repeat students given newer, more complex projects. Team challenges teach kids problem solving & collaboration, creative & critical thinking, debugging & resilience. Studentgain PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS BY presenting to the class and parents periodically. (Limited seats)

Cost: $68/mo, Registration $25