Winter Camps for Ages 5 - 9

Looking for a unique educational experience that will challenge and excite your child during winter break? 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, 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

Best LEGO® Camp and Best Science, Technology and Digital Arts Summer Camps in Parents Press for 2015Best Technology Summer Camps Bay Area Parent Magazine Gold 2017

Winter Camps 2017-2018

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Note that some classes are offered as a half day or full day option.
Ages 5 - 7 Robotics camps

Winter Wonder Builds - Ages 5 - 7

with LEGO® motors and lights!

Morning camp (9am-12pm) - Get creative with LEGO gears, motors and light elements as you build holiday vehicles and creatures. Make a motorized dog sled, elf-mobile, holiday train, and a red-nosed reindeer. All projects move and light up with LEDs. We’ll use many specialty parts such as hinges, sloped bricks and radar dishes. Plus, build a winter wonderland with your classmates using LEGO parts illuminated with lighted bricks! This camp teaches building techniques for movement with gears and hinges, along with electric LEGO components. Click on the class title to see a video of the projects!

Ages 5 - 7 Robotics camps

Smart Bots - Ages 5 - 7

featuring Remote-Control LEGO®-based projects!

Afternoon camp (12:30-3:30pm) - Take your building skills to a new level as you make remote-controlled projects using LEGO components. Learn about gears, electric power, and motors as we create cars, animals, planes and more with LEGO Power Functions electronics and remotes. Then, learn how to control robots by using commands to move a tabletop robot mouse and solving app-based challenges. This class teaches about mechanisms, engineering, and problem-solving with logic and sequencing, which serves as an introduction to coding. Click on the class title to see a video of the projects!
Winter Tech Camps

Technovators Workshop - Ages 7 - 9

Robotics, Game Coding, and Animation

Build robots, make computer games, and animate computer characters. Start by making and controlling robots with the LEGO WeDo 2.0 system. We’ll make and program movement for a cat creature, an autonomous airplane, amusement park ride and more using sensors, motors and programming software!

Then, we will use Scratch code blocks as we make computer games to play at home such as soccer and maze adventures. Learn about game programming, from using loops to conditional statements and score-keeping variables. Plus, you’ll learn how to make custom talking computer heads through the process of facial animation. You can make any image talk, from a dog to a character from Minecraft. Click on the class title to see a video of the projects!

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