July 19 - July 23, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Pre-K and K, Cost $180. Come design, build, concoct, discover, and play!! Incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students will spend the week learning how to take risks, solve problems, and persevere as they tinker. Each day, students will challenge themselves as they use various materials to solve problems. Be ready for some innovation and fun!
July 19 - July 23, 8:30 - 11:30AM, Pre-K and K, Cost $180 PLUS
$25 lab fee. Come learn about dinosaurs, rare birds, mazes, and other exciting topics. Then, build these creations in clay! Students will combine clay, glass, and the pottery wheel each day to create 5 AWESOME projects to go along with their learning. No experience is required for this amazing experience. (All projects will be fired and returned to school for pick-up 4 weeks after camp.) Instructor: Jeremy South, Ripple Mobile Arts.
July 12 – July 23, 8:30 – 11:30 AM, Grades 5 though 8, cost $180 for one week, $325 for both weeks. Mr. Tormoehlen and Mr. Fischer have worked together to develop this camp over the last 10 years and most of our instructors have been teaching with us since the beginning. It is our most popular offering with well over 100 students attending last year. The camps primary focus is to teach students math problem solving skills. We focus on general problem solving techniques, but also teach specific lessons on material not often taught in a traditional classroom. This camp is also designed to help students wanting to improve in math competitions. The core curriculum comes from a variety of popular middle school math contests, with a primary focus on MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8. It is not designed for students needing to stay sharp over the summer, but rather for students that want to tackle problems that they normally do not see in traditional math classrooms. The camp has five sections for the different levels of students. This year, for the first time, we are introducing two new non-competition sections that will focus on general problem solving and be designed around fun, interactive problem solving activities. The goal will be to encourage a love of mathematical thinking and learn some problem solving skills and techniques along the way.
July 12 – July 23, 8:30 – 11:30 AM, Grades 5 through 8, Cost: $180 for one week, $325 for both weeks. Students will take the rolls of astronaut, mission scientist, spacecraft technician, medical officer, flight control leader, mission analyst, and more. After training for these positions, the team will conduct a simulated space flight in Sycamore’s Space Shuttle Simulator. While in the simulation, the astronauts will conduct science experiments and solve problems thrown at them by mission control personnel. Students will not only learn about the Space Shuttle, but they will also be challenged to solve real world problems, learn to work as a team, and learn valuable communication skills.
1:00 - 4:00 PM
July 19 - July 23, 1:00 - 4:00PM, Grades 1 and 2, Cost $180. Math minds unite! Join Mrs. Williams in this amazing opportunity as she teaches logic and math skills through math games, puzzle solving, and math projects. If your child loves math, or if your child would like some extra practice using math skills, then this is the camp to choose. Instructor: Jennifer Williams
July 19 - July 23, 1:00 - 4:00PM, Grades 1 through 6, Cost $180 PLUS $25 lab fee. Learn about dinosaurs, rare birds, mazes, and other exciting topics, then build these creations in clay! Students will combine clay, glass, and the pottery wheel each day to create 5 awesome projects to go along with their learning. No experience is required for this fantastic experience. (All projects will be fired and returned to school for pick-up 4 weeks after camp.) Instructor: Jeremy South, Ripple Mobile Arts
July 12 – July 22, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Grades 6 through 8, Cost: $144 for one week, $260 for both weeks. This course offers a gentle introduction to fundamental computer science concepts using the Python programming language. Emphasis will be placed on developing problem-solving skills to create software programs and several hands-on activities will be incorporated throughout the course to reinforce concepts and promote active learning. Key concepts that will be covered include variables, expressions, decision-making, loops and functions. This course will help establish the foundation for students to participate in CS competitions in high school. No prior experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to attend. Week 2 will pick up where week 1 leaves off. Note this camp does not meet on Friday afternoon.
July 12 – July 22, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Grades 6 through 8, Cost: $144 for one week, $260 for both weeks. Students will learn both basic and advanced building concepts involving VEX IQ components. Programming with sensors, driving robots, and practicing good engineering notebook techniques will all be a focus. In addition, students will have time to build and test out robots with the new VEX IQ game. Analyzing strategy and understanding key rule changes for the 2021-2022 VEX IQ season will be an important part of both weeks. Each week will end with a competition and a chance to reflect on their current design. Note this camp does not meet on Friday afternoon.