Summer Camps for Ages 5 - 9

Looking for a unique summer educational experience that will challenge and excite your child? Our camps teach students technology skills through fun, engaging and dynamic projects, many of which feature special LEGO® components, such as battery packs, motors and gears.

From robotics to game design, and a tech week just for girls, TechKnowHow camps provide supportive, teacher-led instruction followed by hands-on learning experiences that let students use technology in creative ways. Campers gain technical skills along with confidence as they explore, create and problem-solve.

All camps also include team-building, group games and recess activities to provide time for shared fun and a chance to get to know fellow campers.

"My child learned new building techniques and found a new passion for LEGO® motors and robotics."- Parent of a 1st grader at our Alameda camp

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Summer Camps 2017

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Note that some classes are offered as a half day or full day option.
Robot Adventures ages 5 - 7

Robot Adventures - Ages 5 - 7

Morning camp (9am-12pm) Have fun while exploring engineering and robotics! This hands-on building camp features remote-controlled LEGO® bots and an intro to robot programming.

Zoo Zanimals - Ages 5 - 7

Afternoon camp (12:30-3:30pm) Have you ever wanted to use LEGO® elements to build a bird with wings that flap? How about making a creature like a dog or a wild hippo and make it move? In this camp, you will learn all the secrets of animal building using LEGO® motors, battery packs, and special design elements.

The classes above can be taken together for a full-day (9-3:30) camp.
Blockbuster Builds ages 6 - 8

Blockbuster Builds: Motorized Movie Vehicles and Mechanical F/X Made with LEGO® Elements & K'NEX® - Ages 6 - 8

All day camp (9am-3:30pm) Join us for a week of building magic as we design vehicles for our favorite movie and TV characters. You'll learn all about vehicle design, wheels and axles, gears, and how to motorize LEGO® creations. Then, in the afternoon, we'll use the K'NEX construction system to build structures and machines to accompany our vehicles. Use your creativity and learn building techniques so that you can design anything that you dream up!
Pok?Mania ages 7 - 9

PokéMania: Game Design and Robotic LEGO® Creatures - Ages 7 - 9

All day camp (9am-3:30pm) In the morning, explore robotics as you build Pokémon® characters with LEGO® components and control them with programs that you create with WeDo® and Scratch® software. You'll use motors along with motion and tilt sensors to move the creatures. In the afternoon, design two fun Pokémon®-themed computer games while learning coding fundamentals with Scratch® software.

Minecrafter's Lab ages 7 - 9

Minecrafter's Lab: LEGO Robotics and Minecraft® Creative Building - Ages 7 - 9

All day camp (9am-3:30pm) Learn about robotics as you create projects from Minecraft using LEGO components, while operating them with programs that you create with WeDo and Scratch software. Then, in the afternoon, explore Minecraft in Creative Mode, building projects which teach how to design and power machines, use physics to build better gadgets and even how to create and operate a roller coaster.

Girls STEAM Tech ages 7 - 9

Girls STEAM Tech Camp 1 - Ages 7 - 9

All day camp (9am-3:30pm) We've created a workshop environment where girls can come explore, tinker, dream, and create in a place of their own. Led by female instructors, girls in this Tech Camp will build robots, create a computer game, and make electronic crafts. In the morning, girls will explore robotics, and in the afternoon, girls will create a story for a game world and use Scratch® drag-and-drop software to turn their ideas into an interactive storytelling computer game.
Jedi Robotics and Game Design ages 8 - 11

Jedi Robotics and Game Design Academy - Ages 8 - 11

All day camp (9am-3:30pm) In a galaxy not so far away, students design motorized and robotic creatures and vehicles from the Star Wars® movies using LEGO® components and electronics. Once projects are built, students use Scratch® software to create programs to run them. In the afternoon, students design two fun space adventure computer games while learning coding fundamentals with Scratch® software.


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