Winter and Summer Childrens Tech Camps

Many technology devices that students use today include motion sensing electronics, from game controllers to phones. In this camp, students will employ motion sensing technology into a game they make. Using Scratch software, students design a Star Wars "Use the Force" game where they combine code blocks and their laptop camera to create motion sensing so that as a player waves their arms, a lightsaber on screen moves to defeat enemies such as Kylo Ren!

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 with your engineering, robotics and coding skills!

Build Robotic Vehicles and Creatures: 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 BB-8 droid with laser sounds, a remote-control A-wing, the Crystal Fox, Batmobile and more. Robots move autonomously or with remote control.

Creating Games by Coding: 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.

Team Activities: Gain a team robotics experience by working with classmates to complete challenges with MakeBlock's mBot programmable robot. You'll use Scratch-like code blocks to control this Arduino robot, avoiding obstacles and playing team games such as escape the maze. You'll have fun while learning how to code this sophisticated robot.

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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.

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Galaxy Defenders Camps located in San Francisco





San Francisco

Holy Trinity

July 16 - 20
August 6 - 10

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San Francisco

Marin Prep

June 18 - 22
July 30 - August 3

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