Dates: June 11-July 20
Grades: 1-8 (Boca Raton)
Grades: K-8 (Fort Lauderdale)
Pine Crest’s STEM Camp is the perfect setting for your camper who loves to design, program, build, and create. Guided by Pine Crest School innovation, computer science, technology, and science specialists, campers participate in a variety of activities that may include building with circuits, coding, and building and programming robots. Younger campers explore these concepts using littleBits and LEGO robotics while more advanced students will take a deeper dive using Raspberry Pi technology. Days may include Tinker Time where campers learn how to take apart old electronics, engineering challenges, construction, LEGOⓇ challenges, LED Bots, and 3D creations.
STEM Summer Camp activities, equipment, and programming languages may include:
With STEM programming varying week to week, campers may:
design, build and program robots through challenging mazes
gain hands-on experience with electronics and electrical engineering
host a *mini-Maker Faire to showcase inventions, creations, creativity, and innovative solutions to real-world problems
use specimen (frogs, earthworms, grasshoppers, starfish, and perch) observation and dissection skills to learn anatomy and gain a better understanding of life science
Summer STEM program highlights include:
Computer Science and Engineering
Bring on the scientists and engineers! Campers looking to explore computer science and engineering in a state of the art learning environment equipped with high tech, advanced technologies including 26 3D printers, 3 laser cutters, Chromebooks, iPads, VR equipment, Lego and Vex Robotics, to name a few.
Using a singular computer software campers will create animations while learning programming concepts. Using LEGO Mindstorms sets, and an exceptional curriculum especially designed for our campers, they will learn how to build and program robots in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Through this program, campers will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) topics according to their age and level, make friends who share their passion, and create robots from day one. Our program facilitates the development of higher cognitive skills through "hands-on" robot assembly, computer programming (coding), and teamwork. Your child will explore, discover, and be amazed while learning the basics of coding, robotics and engineering.
Every three weeks, students who are enrolled in STEM camp will have the opportunity to showcase their creations at a Maker Faire. In celebration of making, tinkering, innovation, and real-world problem solving the Maker Faire will showcase robots, coding programs, and science experiments that were created during STEM camp! The Maker Faire will take place at the end of week three, June 25 to 29, and the end of week six, July 16-20; the Faires will be on Friday, June 29 and Friday, July 20.