BeSTEM! Summer Camp © 2018

Summer Camps

All camps will be held at Thomas S Wootton High School

2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD, 20850

Camp begins at 9AM and ends at 4PM

Week 1: Robotics: Disaster Relief                   

Campers 9-14 years old

June 22nd to June 26th 

When disaster strikes its robots to the rescue. Campers choose a disaster scenario to solve using robotics. They combine robotics with their own 3D creations from our 3D Lab to tackle the challenge of saving people and property when disaster strikes. Help design and prototype robots that save lives. In a disaster area, debris needs to be cleared, supplies brought in, and survivors carried out. Are you up to the challenge! Spend a week learning about mechanics and electronics as you engineer these life saving robots.

Week 1: A World of Drones                               

Campers 9-14 years old

June 22nd to June 26th

Explore the world from the sky! Drones are at the forefront of technological advancement. Campers will get an introduction into drone videography and photography. Campers will have daily hands on flying time with drones to learn and improve skills. The ability to add thermal sensors on drones allows campers to conduct search and rescue missions from the sky.

Week 1: Strategy Board Games                    

Campers 9-14 years old

June 22nd to June 26th

The Strategy Camp teaches tactics and leadership as well as teamwork as they challenge each other in classic board games. The camp instructors will facilitate and referee as campers discuss and plan strategies for success. Campers will gain transferable skills such as communication, focus, teamwork and the ability to unplug.

Week 2: 3D Lab - Be the Inventor                  

 

(4 Day Camp)

Campers 9-14 years old

June 29th to July 2nd (Closed on July 3rd for Independence Day)

Be the Inventor gives campers the opportunity to design and create their own designs both in the virtual world and in the real world. They learn the engineering design process as they define a problem and use 3D CAD software to design solutions. They then use our 3D lab with 3D printers, CNC machines and 3D printers to rapidly prototype their creations.

Week 2: Young Enterpreneurs                       

(4 Day Camp)

Campers 9-14 years old

June 29th to July 2nd (Closed on July 3rd for Independence Day)

Ambitious campers will explore their entrepreneurship side as they immerse themselves in the world of business! Campers will explore many different investment strategies, such as debt and money management, stock market, and commodities, as they work together in teams to build a business. Campers learn how to make a preliminary business plan, do marketing analysis, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the competition, compile a financial spreadsheet, and make collaborative decisions.

Week 2: Strategy Board Games                     

(4 Day Camp)

Campers 9-14 years old

June 29th to July 2nd (Closed on July 3rd for Independence Day)

The Strategy Camp teaches tactics and leadership as well as teamwork as they challenge each other in classic board games. The camp instructors will facilitate and referee as campers discuss and plan strategies for success. Campers will gain transferable skills such as communication, focus, teamwork and the ability to unplug.

Week 3: A Bridge to Engineering                   

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 6th to July 10th

A Bridge to Engineering is an introduction to Civil Engineering. Student will learn the engineering design process as they design and construct a fully functional city. They will leverage our 3D Lab to rapidly construct buildings, bridges, roadways, water and power utilities and traffic management.

Week 3: Exploring Video Production

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 6th to July 10th

Learn what it takes to make a movie! Campers will experience video production techniques with hands-on, in-class and field-based instruction. Campers will work in groups to discover how to capture images, create vibrant and professional videos and storytelling. With an overview of key foundational concepts, campers will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, editing and post-production using the Adobe Creative Cloud. Campers will be growing their own leadership, communication, project management, and creative design skills.

Week 3: Minecraft

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 6th to July 10th

The sky's the limit as your camper explores endless possibilities in the world of Minecraft. With challenges and scenarios that will test their creative spirits, campers will learn teamwork, communication and problem solving skills as they build their world to meet the needs of the challenge. Who says campers can't learn from video games. With BeSTEM!, Minecraft is more than just a game, it is a wonderful learning experience!

Week 4: Robotics: Disaster Relief                   

Campers 9-14 years old

July 13th to July 17th 

When disaster strikes its robots to the rescue. Campers choose a disaster scenario to solve using robotics. They combine robotics with their own 3D creations from our 3D Lab to tackle the challenge of saving people and property when disaster strikes. Help design and prototype robots that save lives. In a disaster area, debris needs to be cleared, supplies brought in, and survivors carried out. Are you up to the challenge! Spend a week learning about mechanics and electronics as you engineer these life saving robots.

Week 4: A World of Drones                               

Campers 9-14 years old

July 13th to July 17th

Explore the world from the sky! Drones are at the forefront of technological advancement. Campers will get an introduction into drone videography and photography. Campers will have daily hands on flying time with drones to learn and improve skills. The ability to add thermal sensors on drones allows campers to conduct search and rescue missions from the sky.

Week 4: Strategy Board Games                    

Campers 9-14 years old

July 13th to July 17th

The Strategy Camp teaches tactics and leadership as well as teamwork as they challenge each other in classic board games. The camp instructors will facilitate and referee as campers discuss and plan strategies for success. Campers will gain transferable skills such as communication, focus, teamwork and the ability to unplug.

Week 5: 3D Lab - Be the Inventor                  

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 20th to July 24th

Be the Inventor gives campers the opportunity to design and create their own designs both in the virtual world and in the real world. They learn the engineering design process as they define a problem and use 3D CAD software to design solutions. They then use our 3D lab with 3D printers, CNC machines and 3D printers to rapidly prototype their creations.

Week 5: Young Enterpreneurs                       

Campers 9-14 years old

July 20th to July 24th

Ambitious campers will explore their entrepreneurship side as they immerse themselves in the world of business! Campers will explore many different investment strategies, such as debt and money management, stock market, and commodities, as they work together in teams to build a business. Campers learn how to make a preliminary business plan, do marketing analysis, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the competition, compile a financial spreadsheet, and make collaborative decisions.

Week 5: Strategy Board Games                     

Campers 9-14 years old

July 20th to July 24th

The Strategy Camp teaches tactics and leadership as well as teamwork as they challenge each other in classic board games. The camp instructors will facilitate and referee as campers discuss and plan strategies for success. Campers will gain transferable skills such as communication, focus, teamwork and the ability to unplug.

Week 6: A Bridge to Engineering                   

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 27th to July 31st

A Bridge to Engineering is an introduction to Civil Engineering. Student will learn the engineering design process as they design and construct a fully functional city. They will leverage our 3D Lab to rapidly construct buildings, bridges, roadways, water and power utilities and traffic management.

Week 6: Exploring Video Production

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 27th to July 31st

Learn what it takes to make a movie! Campers will experience video production techniques with hands-on, in-class and field-based instruction. Campers will work in groups to discover how to capture images, create vibrant and professional videos and storytelling. With an overview of key foundational concepts, campers will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, editing and post-production using the Adobe Creative Cloud. Campers will be growing their own leadership, communication, project management, and creative design skills.

Week 6: Minecraft

 

Campers 9-14 years old

July 27th to July 31st

The sky's the limit as your camper explores endless possibilities in the world of Minecraft. With challenges and scenarios that will test their creative spirits, campers will learn teamwork, communication and problem solving skills as they build their world to meet the needs of the challenge. Who says campers can't learn from video games. With BeSTEM!, Minecraft is more than just a game, it is a wonderful learning experience!

Week 7: Robotics: Disaster Relief                   

Campers 9-14 years old

August 3rd to August 7th 

When disaster strikes its robots to the rescue. Campers choose a disaster scenario to solve using robotics. They combine robotics with their own 3D creations from our 3D Lab to tackle the challenge of saving people and property when disaster strikes. Help design and prototype robots that save lives. In a disaster area, debris needs to be cleared, supplies brought in, and survivors carried out. Are you up to the challenge! Spend a week learning about mechanics and electronics as you engineer these life saving robots.

Week 7: A World of Drones                               

Campers 9-14 years old

August 3rd to August 7th 

Explore the world from the sky! Drones are at the forefront of technological advancement. Campers will get an introduction into drone videography and photography. Campers will have daily hands on flying time with drones to learn and improve skills. The ability to add thermal sensors on drones allows campers to conduct search and rescue missions from the sky.

Week 7: Strategy Board Games                    

Campers 9-14 years old

August 3rd to August 7th

The Strategy Camp teaches tactics and leadership as well as teamwork as they challenge each other in classic board games. The camp instructors will facilitate and referee as campers discuss and plan strategies for success. Campers will gain transferable skills such as communication, focus, teamwork and the ability to unplug.

Week 8: 3D Lab - Be the Inventor                  

 

Campers 9-14 years old

August 10th to August 14th

Be the Inventor gives campers the opportunity to design and create their own designs both in the virtual world and in the real world. They learn the engineering design process as they define a problem and use 3D CAD software to design solutions. They then use our 3D lab with 3D printers, CNC machines and 3D printers to rapidly prototype their creations.

Week 8: Young Enterpreneurs                       

Campers 9-14 years old

August 10th to August 14th

Ambitious campers will explore their entrepreneurship side as they immerse themselves in the world of business! Campers will explore many different investment strategies, such as debt and money management, stock market, and commodities, as they work together in teams to build a business. Campers learn how to make a preliminary business plan, do marketing analysis, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the competition, compile a financial spreadsheet, and make collaborative decisions.

Week 8: Strategy Board Games                     

Campers 9-14 years old

August 10th to August 14th

The Strategy Camp teaches tactics and leadership as well as teamwork as they challenge each other in classic board games. The camp instructors will facilitate and referee as campers discuss and plan strategies for success. Campers will gain transferable skills such as communication, focus, teamwork and the ability to unplug.

Week 9: A Bridge to Engineering                   

 

Campers 9-14 years old

August 17th to August 21st

A Bridge to Engineering is an introduction to Civil Engineering. Student will learn the engineering design process as they design and construct a fully functional city. They will leverage our 3D Lab to rapidly construct buildings, bridges, roadways, water and power utilities and traffic management.

Week 9: Exploring Video Production

 

Campers 9-14 years old

August 17th to August 21st

Learn what it takes to make a movie! Campers will experience video production techniques with hands-on, in-class and field-based instruction. Campers will work in groups to discover how to capture images, create vibrant and professional videos and storytelling. With an overview of key foundational concepts, campers will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, editing and post-production using the Adobe Creative Cloud. Campers will be growing their own leadership, communication, project management, and creative design skills.

Week 9: Minecraft

 

Campers 9-14 years old

August 17th to August 21st

The sky's the limit as your camper explores endless possibilities in the world of Minecraft. With challenges and scenarios that will test their creative spirits, campers will learn teamwork, communication and problem solving skills as they build their world to meet the needs of the challenge. Who says campers can't learn from video games. With BeSTEM!, Minecraft is more than just a game, it is a wonderful learning experience!