Summer Camps 2016

Real science and real fun…
here at the Challenger Learning Center of RCSD1!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE open!

Explanation of Summer Camp Deposits:
A $50 deposit is required to reserve your child’s summer camp registration.
This deposit is applied toward the summer camp fee.
For example, if the summer camp fee is $75, you will need to pay $50 to reserve your child’s spot.  You still owe $25 for the remaining camp fee.

Summer Camp FAQs HERE

To download the Summer Camp 2016 Flyer, click
2016 Summer Camp FLYER.

To download the Summer Camp 2015 Registration Form, click
2016 Summer Camp REGISTRATION (pdf)
2016 Summer Camp REGISTRATION (Word)

Early Bird Discount
Register by May 1 and pay via PayPal and receive $5 off your camp fee!

All campers should bring a bag lunch and a drink for all camps!
All campers receive a Challenger t-shirt!
All camps run from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Family Fun Rocket Camp!
Parents, don’t let your kids have all the fun!  Attend camp with your child!
Build and launch a rocket!
Friday, August 12, 9:00am-noon
To download the Family Fun Camp Registration Form, click
2016 Family Fun Day REGISTRATION (pdf)
2016 Family Fun Day REGISTRATION (Word)

Scroll down for descriptions of camps.

Camp Date Ages Cost
Robot Camp June 6-9 Mon-Thurs 9-14 yrs $200
Rocket-Intro June 13-14 Mon-Tues 11-14 yrs $75
Rocket-Intermediate June 15-16 Wed-Thurs 11-14 yrs $75
Arduino June 14 Tues 13-18 yrs $50
Fischertechnik June 15 Wed 13-18 yrs $50
Rocket-Advanced June 20-21 Mon-Tues 11-14 yrs $75
Rocket-Fundamentals June 22-23 Wed-Thurs 7-10 yrs $75
Astronaut Academy-FULL June 27-30 Mon-Thurs 8-12 yrs $180
RC Pilot July 12 Tues 13-18 yrs $50
Robot-Intro Aug 8-9 Mon-Tues 9-14 yrs $100
Robot-Intermediate Aug 10-11 Wed-Thurs 9-14 yrs $100

Astronaut Academy

As an astronaut preparing for your mission, you will explore robotics and rocketry and aviation as you prepare for your first mission!  Campers will fly a full Space Mission, visit the e-Planetarium, and fly planes with our flight simulators.  Campers will keep the robot they assemble and the rocket they construct and launch.Astronaut Academy

Rocket Camp

Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets!  Campers will keep the rockets they construct; if your rocket goes too high and is not recovered, we will provide you with another rocket kit before you leave camp.  Each camp constructs different rockets, and the Advanced Camp will construct a different rocket every summer.  Campers registering for Fundamentals and Intro do not need prior rocketry experience; campers registered for Intermediate and Advanced should have some prior rocketry experience.  Campers are encouraged to bring sunglasses to wear during rocket launches.

Robotics Camp

Build a robot to keep every day!  Each camp builds different robots.  All camps will also work with Mindstorm EV3 robots.  (Students will not be allowed to keep the robots constructed with the Mindstorm kits.)  Campers registering for Intro do not need prior robotics experience; campers registering for Intermediate should have some prior robotics experience.

Arduino Camp

Learn all about electricity! This camp is for students that want to pursue automation using an Arduino Uno development board. This is a unique camp to dive into the world of automation. (Students will not be allowed to keep the Arduino kits.) We will spend a day introducing sensors, inputs, outputs and basic functions and programming.

Fischertechnik Camp

Learn how automate! This camp teaches engineering design, programming and automation. We use the Fischertechnik building platform which is easy for the students to construct different automated systems. Students will learn the basics of flowcharting and logic to write programs for their systems.

RC PIlot Camp

Fly virtually and in reality! Campers are given the opportunity to learn the basics of flight and work on their flying capabilities virtually through flight simulation and in reality using radio controlled airplanes. This camp teaches the fundamentals of pre-flight inspection and basic flight. (Students will not be allowed to keep the radio controlled planes that are flown.) Campers are encouraged to bring sunglasses to wear during the radio controlled plane flight portion.

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