Summer Camps 2014-Science, Technology & Career

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Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Summer Career Camps

When: 7th-9th grade, June 9-12; 4th-6th grade, June 23-26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, 8001 Breckville Road, Breckville

Cost: $195 per week for in-district students and $205 per week for out-of-district students, with one $25 Early Bird Discount available per student for registration before March 26

Features: Camp activities allow campers to "try on" a career, such as video game design, culinary, robotics, medicine, and IT--many of which use state-of-the-art technology. Camp counselors are certified teachers who demonstrate 21st Century Skills such as collaboration and communication, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving. The small-group setting facilitates self-discovery and provides an opportunity to meet campers from other schools.

Contact: www.cvccworks.edu/CAREERCAMPS.aspx

The College of Wooster's B-WISER summer science camp

When: June 8-13

Where: The College of Wooster

Cost: $475, with scholarships available for students in the reduced-lunch program

Features: This team-taught, hands-on science experience is open to girls who will complete seventh grade this academic year. Labs in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, model robotics, and Lego® robotics will be included in the camp. The deadline for applications is April 20.

Contact: 330-263-2101 or http://bwiser.spaces.wooster.edu

A.C.E. Academy

When: June 9 - 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Kent State University,Van Deusen Hall

Cost: $225 for Compact Students; $275 for non-compact students

Features: For students in ninth through 12th grades. This unique aeronautics week is sanctioned by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the registered students will receive clearance allowing them access to Federal aviation and research facilities that are not accessible to the general public. At Hopkins International Airport, students visit the Air Traffic Control Tower, Radar Center, United Headquarters and Operations Tower and other airport sites. Each student will fly a single engine Cessna with a KSU instructor, observe current research at NASA Glenn Research Center, experience KSU's Air Traffic Controller Simulator, tour the Ohio National Guard Unit at Akron Canton Airport, visit the MAPS museum and talk with many aviation and aeronautics professionals.

Contact: www.sixdistrict.com

Western Reserve School of Cooking-Kids Camp 1

When: June 23-27, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Western Reserve School of Cooking, 140 North Main St., Hudson

Cost: $250

Features: For ages 8 to 12. Each day, participants will learn about the country's great food traditions along with learning to try new foods. The focus will be on organizational skills, kitchen safety, and cleaning up. Themes include southwest, California, southern, midwest and east coast cuisine.

Contact: 330-650-1665 or www.wrsoc.com

Western Reserve School of Cooking-Teen camp Pro

When: July 7-11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Western Reserve School of Cooking, 140 North Main St., Hudson

Cost: $325

Features: For ages 13-18. Teens will work together to create delicious menus that will certainly impress family and friends. The focus will be on on knife skills, organization, menu planning, and problem solving as they prepare favorites from America and other parts of the world, such as Italy, Greece and Poland.

Contact: 330-650-1665 or www.wrsoc.com

Western Reserve School of Cooking-Kids Camp 2

When: July 14-18, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Western Reserve School of Cooking, 140 North Main St., Hudson

Cost: $250

Features: For ages 8 to 12. Each day, participants will learn to prepare international dishes from Greece, Italy, France and more.

Contact: 330-650-1665 or www.wrsoc.com

Western Reserve School of Cooking-Teen Baking Camp

When: Aug. 4-8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Western Reserve School of Cooking, 140 North Main St., Hudson

Cost: $325

Features: For ages 13-18. Teens will learn to prepare some sweet and savory favorites as they cover the foundations of baking. Learning basic techniques and organization skills will take the stress out of baking and make it a fun and enjoyable experience. Those participating should bring a sack lunch the first four days and the school will provide pizza on the last day.

Contact: 330-650-1665 or www.wrsoc.com

Great Lakes Science Center camps

When: all summer

Where: varies; camps at Great Lakes Science Center, and several other locations, including Camp Y-Noah, Lawrence School, Hudson Montessori School, University School and Cleveland State University

Cost: Call for details

Features: Camps available for children and teens from preschool to 12th grade. Camp themes range from animals and physics to construction and weather.

Contact: 216-621-2400 or www.greatscience.com

Cleveland Museum of Natural History summer Camps

When: Call for details

Where: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive University Circle Cleveland

Cost: Call for details

Features: The museum offers several camps for children and teens from third through 12th grade. Some camps are already sold out. Scholarships are available; applications are due by April 30. Themes include medicine, nature and science.

Contact: 216-231-4600, ext. 3214, or www.cmnh.org

The Children's Museum of Cleveland Summer Discovery Camps

When: varies, call for details

Where: The Children's Museum of Cleveland, 10730 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland

Cost: $99 for members, $115 for nonmembers

Features: The museum provides a variety of camps, including Kitchen Chemistry, Art Meet Science, Invent It!, and Dinosaur Dig.

Contact: 216-791-7114 or www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

Hudson Community Education & Recreation-Stem Camps

When: call for details

Where: call for details

Cost: call for details

Features: HCER has a large selection of science camps for children. Camps include:

Mad Science Camp Eureka! (Grades 1-5) You are the inventor at this camp! Use tips from inventors, basic materials and simple machines to overcome challenges. Construct a catapult, an egg drop design and assemble a working saber! Camp meets Monday - Friday, June 16-20, from 9am to 3pm at East Woods, $250.

Mad Science Forensics Academy (Grades 1-5) Learn about the secret world of espionage! See how ultraviolet light is used to gather clues and then create your own crime scene. Learn about forensic science using the pH scale bones and bugs. Decode messages and more. Camp meets Monday - Friday, August 4-8, from 9am to 3pm at East Woods, $250.

Camp Invention (Grades 1-6) Led by local educators, this camp experience immerses elementary school children in exciting hands-on activities like building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered car and taking apart electronics to construct an epic insect-themed pinball machine! Camp meets Monday - Friday, June 23-27, from 9am to 3:30pm at McDowell Elementary, $250.

Contact: 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer

Hudson Community Education & Recreation-Funutation Tekademy Camps

When: call for details

Where: call for details

Cost: call for details

Features: HCER has a large selection of technology-themed camps for children. Camps include:

2D Video Game Design with Scratch (Grades 3-6) Design a basic computer video game and learn computer graphic techniques and animation fundamentals. Camp meets Monday - Friday, July 7-11 from 9-10am at East Woods, $99.

LegoNXT Robotics (Grades 3-6) Campers will be introduced to the basics of NXT-G programming. Campers work in teams of 3 and program a robot to move, turn and navigate a maze! Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 7-11 from 12:45-2:15pm at East Woods, $99 plus $20 material fee.

Amazing Roller Coasters (Grades 3-6) Be part of the design and engineering team that builds a working miniature roller coaster! Build steep inclines and exciting drops while understanding the mechanics of roller coasters. Camp meets Monday - Friday, July 7-11, from 2:30-4pm at East Woods, $99, plus $20 material fee.

K'Nex Robotics (Grades 3-6) Discover how real world amusement parks rides work using K'nex models. Teams of 4 will use K'nex models to control boxes, lights and motors to program a spinning carpet, double ferris wheel, tramcar and many other models. Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 28-August 1, 2:30-4pm at East Woods. Camp fee is $99 plus $20 materials fee.

Scratch with Make Makey Board (Grades 3-6) Campers learn how to do character animations, program with variables and use a Makey Makey Board to play your game! Prior experience with Scratch 2.0 is required. Camp meets Monday - Friday, July 28-August 1, from 10:45am-12:15pm at East Woods. Camp fee is $99 plus $20 materials fee.

Computer Animation (Grades 3-6) Get ready to animate! Take a picture of you, your friend or other objects and start making your animation. Campers will learn how to use pictures that they take to draw to make a 2D animation complete with sounds, special effects and scenery. Camp meets Monday - Friday, July 28-August 1, 9-10:30am at East Woods. Camp fee is $99.

Kodu Video Game Design (Grades 3-6) Tekkies work in teams of 2, build a game environment, create objects, add characters and make a hide-and-seek mystery. Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 28-August 1, 12:45-2:15pm at East Woods. Camp fee is $99.

Raspberry Pi (Grades 7-10) Don't think a credit card sized computer can do much? Guess again. Camper will use a computer called Raspberry Pi to do computer animations, design games and make simple window applications. Program meets Monday-Friday, July 14-18, from 2:30-4pm at East Woods. Camp fee is $99, plus $20 materials fee.

Making an iPhone App (Grades 7-10) This tek lab will explore the process of creating iPhone apps. Participants will work in teams of 2 and acquire the skills of basic programming, digital animation and digital sound mixing to create fun and exciting games. Camp meets Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3 from 10:45am to 12:15pm. Session 2 meets Monday-Friday, July 14-18 from 9-10:30am. Camp location is East Woods Session 1 fee is $80, Session 2 fee is $99.

Making Games for Samsung Android Smartphones (Grades 7-10) Participants will experience the basics of computer programming to design a landscape, learn basic animation, mix digital sounds, and make special effects such as explosions to be used in their apps. Camp meets Monday-Thursday, June 30-July3 from 2:30-4pm. Session 2 meets Monday-Friday, July 14-18 from 10:45am-12:15pm at East Woods. Session 1 is $80 and session 2 is $99.

Making Games for the Nintendo DS (Grades 7-10) This class will show you how to use easy drop and drag actions to create professional looking games. Students will use DS Game Maker to create backgrounds, animated graphics, sound effects and music. Camp meets Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3 from 12:45-2:15pm at East Woods. Fee is $80.

Battlebots (Grades 7-10) Robot warriors clash! Build a basic motorized bot, then create your own custom design, armor and weapons. Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 14-18 from 12:45-2:15pm at East Woods. Fee is $99 plus $20 materials fee.

3D Video Game Design - Similar to Xbox(Grades 7-10) This tek lab will share the steps of the game development cycle. Explore and modify the code in Visual C# Express. This is the same program that is used to make XBOX 360 video games. Create an asteroids game and a flight simulator. Camp meets Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3 from 9-10:30am at East Woods, $80.

Contact: 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer

Hudson Community Education & Recreation-LEGO Camps with Bricks4Kidz

When: call for details

Where: call for details

Cost: call for details

Features: HCER has a large selection of LEGO camps for children. Camps include:

Mining and Crafting 2 (Grades K-5) For those who have participated in previous mining and crafting camps or not, each camper will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life! Build new mob figures, mosaics and custom models! Camp meets Monday-Friday, June 9-13, from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

Angry Birdies Bad Piglets (Grades K-5) Enter into the world of angry birds and bad piggies! Campers will be challenged to physically build and destroy a level from the popular game of angry birds. Using LEGO bricks, campers will create different color birds, catapults, slingshots and more. Camp meets Monday-Friday, June 16-20 from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

CHI Challenge Cup (Grades K-5) Only the brave survive in the pursuit of CHI, the balance of life. Campers choose their tribe, while building and battling for victory. Camp meets Monday-Friday, June 23-27 from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

Super Hero Camp (Grades K-5) Build super heroes with LEGO bricks! Create a fantasy world and protect it against the evil arch enemies! Use motorized models to help the caped crusaders. Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 7-11, from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

Mining and Crafting Camp (Grades K-5) Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to building anything you can imagine. Kids will start by crafting their own shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO bricks. Campers will face new challenges each day! Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 14-18, from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

Future Astronauts' Camp (Grades K-5) Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, our space adventure camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Each camper will learn about real life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 21-25, from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

Future LEGO Master Builders (Grades K-5) How do LEGO brick designers come up with their ideas? Where do they begin and how do they go from concept to completion? Use the creative process in model design, learn the different functions of bricks and more. Camp meets Monday-Friday, July 28-August 1 from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

Future LEGO Scientist Builders (Grades K-5) Explore the fascinating science of living things and build engaging models of creatures from caterpillars to dinosaurs of LEGO bricks and motors. Explore the amazing lifecycle of a butterfly and investigate the Venus Fly Trap. Camp meets Monday-Friday, August 4-8, 9am to Noon at East Woods, $150.

HCER Chess Camp (Grades K-6) Students of all skill levels are welcome and will thrive in our supportive environment, receiving plenty of individual attention. Participants will engage in interactive lessons and problem solving activities with ample time for supervised play. Camp meets Monday-Thursday, July 14-17, from 9am to Noon at East Woods, $140.

Contact: 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer

Ravenna Summer Playground-RAMP

When: June 9-Aug. 8, 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Where: Call for details

Cost: Call for details

Features: The Ravenna Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Camp has also partnered for the fourth year with the Ravenna School District's Summer Reading and Math program. Ravenna School district students enrolled in Summer Camp are eligible to participate if interested. Camper will be transported to the schools via a Ravenna School Bus participate in the program and then returned to camp by noon to join back into camp activities.

Contact: 330-296-2864 or www.ci.ravenna.oh.us

Hudson Community Education & Recreation-Middle School Digital Photography

When: June 24-26, 10 a.m.-noon

Where: call for details

Cost: $85

Features: For grades 6 to 8. Topics include operation of camera and techniques for shooting. Campers should bring their own camera.

Contact: 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer

Hudson Community Education & Recreation-Car Camp for teens

When: July 28-31, 9-11:30 a.m.

Where: call for details

Cost: $125

Features: This camp covers basic automotive knowledge in the areas of engine operation and maintenance, tires and brakes, belts and hoses as well as basic cleaning and detailing.

Contact: 330-653-1210 or www.hudson.edu/hcer

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