BeSTEM! Summer Camp © 2018

Camps

All camps will be held at Thomas S Wootton High School

2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD, 20850

Robotics: Disaster Relief

Campers 9-14 years old

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.

A Bridge to Engineering

Campers 9-14 years old

Campers work in teams to design, prototype and evaluate a bridge (structure, roadway, and lighting) for a town. Playing the part of engineer, each camper will learn about bridge design, computer aided design, cost optimization using formulas in spreadsheets, physics and force analysis, material science, and how electrical circuits work. See why engineers get paid the big bucks!

3D Lab - Be The Inventor

Campers 9-14 years old

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

Young Entrepreneurs

Campers 9-14 years old

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.

Video Production

Campers 9-14 years old

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.

A World of Drones

Campers 9-14 years old

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.

Strategy Board Games

Campers 9-14 years old

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.

Minecraft

Campers 9-14 years old

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!