Working remotely is nothing new for NASA . . . and neither is creatively using the materials you have on hand! The Challenger Learning Center is offering sessions of virtual camp for kids ages 6-18. Choose from Ground Control Camp, Robots, Drones and Makers Camp, and Advanced Ground Control Camp.
Ground Control Camp:
In this week-long experience, campers will take on the roles of scientists and engineers working together from around the world to launch robotic probes that explore our solar system. Each day, the small crew will gather (remotely) with Challenger Learning Center staff for one hour to complete team building, learn about space exploration, and advance their mission. Then, on their own time, crew members must use creative problem solving to complete challenges using only the materials they have at home.
Week-long sessions are available for ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12 throughout the summer.
Robots, Drones and Maker Camps:
Kids ages 12 and up can participate in Challenger Learning Center's Virtual Robotics, Drones and Maker Camps, where they will get to create and/or program their own drones, robots and gadgets. Camps include the cost of the materials/kits and camp t-shirt.
Campers will receive an education drone kit valued at over $100. During the week of camp, Challenger staff will meet with campers virtually to coach them in drone simulation software and work together to complete drone missions. Each camper should have access to a device with the ability to download a free iOS or Andriod app.
Campers will receive an educational robotics kit valued at over $100. During the week of camp, Challenger staff will meet with the campers online for 2 hours a day to provide building strategies and offer to troubleshoot as they work through the assembly. Campers will then be guided through the basics of coding to program their robots and use these skills to make the robot complete more complex tasks each day. Each camper should have access to a device with the ability to download a free iOS or Android app.
Creativity and technology collide in this camp for young innovators. Campers will learn to use a variety of tools, materials, and skills to complete fun maker projects. Activities will include DIY rockets, circuits, DIY musical instruments, robots, and much more. Each camper will receive a kit of supplies to complete all activities.
Financial support and scholarships are available!
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