Galaxy Defenders Ages 8-11

Robotics and Scratch Coding with a Star Wars® and SuperHeroes Theme

All New Projects for 2018!


It's time to save the galaxy! Students will design motorized robotic creatures and vehicles from the Star Wars and superhero movies using LEGO® components. We'll use motors along with WeDo 2.0 motion and tilt sensors to bring our creations to life! Design a moving droid with laser sounds, a remote-control A-wing, the Batmobile and more.

Next, team up and further your robotics skills by completing missions with MakeBlock's mBot programmable robot. You'll use Scratch-like code blocks to control the robot, maneuver it through mazes and master challenges such as a balloon popping game. You'll also learn how to code text and even animate the eyes of your robot using an LED array panel.

In the afternoon, design several fun space adventure computer games while learning coding fundamentals. You'll learn about loops, if/else statements, logical operators, and variables using Scratch®'s code blocks. You'll even make a game where you have to use the "force" by moving your hand to control a lightsaber in your game! And, the best thing is that you can take home your games to play with friends and family on any Windows or Mac computer.

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Robotics ages 5 - 7

Camp Hours and Daily Schedule

  • 9:00-9:15 Project overview, key concepts and team-building
  • 9:15-10:20 Build robotic and motorized Star Wars® projects
  • 10:20-10:40 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 10:40-12:00 Program, customize, test, and play with creations
  • 12:00-12:30 Supervised lunch break (campers bring lunch)
  • 12:30-2:10 Create a Star Wars®-themed game using Scratch® software
  • 2:10-2:30 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 2:30-3:15 Continue game design + morning project (time permitting)
  • 3:15-3:30 Clean-up & review
Robotics ages 5 - 7

Activities and Take Homes

Top Skills Gained Through Activities
Robotics, Robotics Programming with WeDo® and Scratch® Software, Engineering ‑ Using Motors, Gears and Sensors, Intro to Computer Science with Scratch®, Problem-solving and Creative thinking

Take Homes
Students take home a mini LEGO® building kit, their games on a USB drive, and camp t-shirt. Note that students do not take home the daily building projects nor pieces from the class.

Camp Schedule                           

Galaxy Defenders Camps located in San Francisco





San Francisco

Holy Trinity

July 16 - 20
August 6 - 10