iSPACE SUMMER CAMP - 2020

UPDATE 6/5/20: Please review the iSPACE COVID-19 Policy here: iSPACE COVID-19 Plan 29May2020. Registration for those not already registered is OPEN!

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UPDATE 5/27/20: iSPACE will still have a limited number of on-site camps beginning June 15. These camps will have limited enrollment in order to abide by the COVID-19 protocol. We are working through the list of currently registered campers to accommodate as many of them as wish to come to on-site camps as we can. Once these campers have been placed, registrations will be started for the general public.

 

iSPACE summer camps for grades K-12 combine fun and learning in one unforgettable experience that teaches students how to think and work like real engineers, scientists, designers, and developers. Students get to work on cool projects, engage in fun, hands-on activities that will ignite the flame of life-long learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

  • Camp Dates are June 8 June 15 through August 7, 2020
    • With the Week of June 29- July 3 off.
  • Camps are held at TWO locations this year!
    • iSPACE on the Scarlet Oaks Campus in Sharonville, OH
    • Beechwood Elementary in Fort Mitchell, KY - Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Camp runs from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • On-site Cost: $290 per week
  • After camp care 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm available at the iSPACE location only for an additional fee
    • $100 per week or $30 per day if booked in advance
    • $120 and $36 if you sign up week of camp Cancelled due to COVID-19 protocol.
  • Multiple Child Discounts available
    • $50 off each additional child in the same family
  • Refer a Friend Discounts available
    • Referring family qualifies for a $50 discount for each "new to iSPACE family" they refer

Sign up for after camp care when you register for camp.  You'll see it as an add-on to your camp registration.

 

Virtual camps will also be offered, dates and times vary and a listed with camp descriptions below. 

  • Virtual Cost: $175 per week

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COVID UPDATED OFFERINGS
(5/26/20)

Due to the protocols required for day camps, enrollment in the in-person camps at iSPACE is extremely limited (up to eight students). The listing below identifies the camps we can offer with these restrictions in place. At the end of the list are the virtual camps being designed. More details on these will be posted when details and dates are firm.

 

IN-PERSON CAMPS AT iSPACE
(100 Scarlet Oaks Drive, Sharonville, 45241)

Camps run from 9 am- 2 pm, Monday – Friday
Cost: $290
Campers should bring a small healthy snack, water bottle, and lunch each day.

 

Entering Grades K-1

Magical World @ iSPACE
FULL! June 15 – June 19

This will be a fun and exciting camp filled with classes just like at that school for wizardry that you have read so much about. Campers will make spell books, wands, learn about magical creatures, potions, care of plants, read maps, and play games, all with a magical theme. Magical World will not be a scary camp, but perfect for young imaginations.

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner

 

Buggin’ Out Robotics
August 3 – August 7

Grab your antenna and wings as you embark on a different Bee-Bot adventure each day.  Stories, science experiences, plus programming a Bee-Bot robot all add up to a hive full of fun!  Bee-Bots, designed for the younger robotic enthusiast, will send campers on an exciting journey each day to explore Dino-Bots, Farm-Bots, Bug-Bots, and more!  Get ready for a buzzing great time!

  • Class Size: 8 campers
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 Blue Bot Robot)

 

Entering Grades 2-3

WeDo 2.0 Camp – Nature Bots
FULL! June 15- June 19, FULL! June 22 – June 26

Explore the perilous side of nature from the comfort of your…LEGO® builds? Using LEGO’s newest WeDo 2.0 robotics kits and programming platform, campers will be challenged to come up with solutions for some of the scientific world’s most pressing questions. How do we save the bees? How can we prevent coastal flooding? What can we do for earthquake-prone areas? LEGO® Engineers will put their brains together to become the scientist of tomorrow! Are you ready to tame nature’s fury?

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 tablet and LEGO® kit)

 

SMArt (Science Meets Art)
FULL! July 6 – July 10

What happens when a camper’s inner Picasso meets their inner Einstein? The combination will cause reactions that will be filled with oohs and ahhs! Campers will not only discover that science is fun (and messy) but also how science plays an important part in the process of creating art and toys. Campers will also use robotics and coding along with other media to design one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 Ozobot and tablet)

 

Environauts to the Rescue
July 20 – July 24

Beware! Campers may get dirty while learning how to protect our environment. Environauts will have a ball using Sphero robots to answer the spaceship Earth’s S.O.S message of “Save our Sphere”! Racing mealworms, growing plants, and building aquaria are just a few of the many other things that campers will do to help rescue our big blue marble.

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 tablet and Sphero)

 

Co-Botics! (Collaborative Robotics)
August 3 – August 7

Ready for an adventure? Join us as we explore the benefits of humans and robots working together! Campers will build and program their way through dangerous situations while exploring different types of robots using LEGO’s NEW WeDo 2.0 Robotics kits and programming platforms. Get your camper ready to jump into the future of robots, wireless programming, and exciting challenges! Oh my!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 tablet and LEGO® kit)

 

Entering Grades 4-5

RoboBlast (LEGO® EV3 Robots)
FULL! June 22 – June 26

Calling all cadets! Enlist in this exciting adventure where campers will work in teams to build and program LEGO® MINDSTORM EV3 robots. Combining LEGO robots, daily robotic challenges, a rocket, and new friends is sure to make this camp a blast!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 laptop and EV3)

 

EV3 Challenge “Smart Cars” (LEGO® EV3 Robots)
FULL! July 6 – July 10, FULL! July 20 – July 24

Look Ma - no hands! Self-driving cars are no longer science fiction! Campers take on the roles of engineers and computer programmers to build and design autonomous cars that can navigate roads and park themselves. There will be no need for crash-test dummies in this LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot ultimate driving experience!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 laptop and EV3)

 

Cool Chemistry
FULL! July 13 – July 17

Join our group of mad scientists! Be prepared to brew, blend, and build while exploring bizarre and beguiling experiments. Cool chemistry concepts include acid and bases, chromatography, polymers, boats that run on soap, density, and more! This camp is sure to charm and captivate the chemist in you!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student per lab materials)

 

Forensic Fun
July 27 – July 31

Farmer Bob is missing, and we need your help to solve this mystery! Campers will serve as investigators to try and locate Bob and as forensic scientists analyzing evidence collected at the crime scenes. Latent print and footprint comparisons, tool mark and handwriting analysis, principles of chromatography, scientific method and DNA analysis will all be used to solve this mystery! (Based on curriculum developed by BCI, which incorporates a study of Ohio fossils.)

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student per lab materials)

 

Entering Grades 6-8

Radical Rockets
FULL! July 13 – July 17

Warning: Campers may get wet! While launching water bottle rockets, we bet campers won’t even notice how wet they are as they watch their rocket soar high in the sky. Then, it’s back to the drawing board to design an even better rocket. They’ll also build and launch air-powered and solid-fuel rockets – one with fins designed and 3D printed by campers. Creativity and teamwork make for an action-packed week of radical rocketry fun!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 rocket)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to be responsible around rocket materials and during launches.

 

ART-gineering
FULL! July 27 – July 31

A love of Art AND Science is the perfect combination for a variety of fascinating careers. Campers explore this unique combination of interests that has commonly been the catalyst for new ideas throughout history. Invent new toys, design, and build model homes or bridges, test designs, and create beautiful artwork to showcase inventions. Learn the principles of design and the engineering design process. Our focus will be on having fun while we dream up and artistically communicate amazing new ideas.  Let’s see where our imaginations can take us!

  • Class Size: 8
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Students must love to draw!

 

 

VIRTUAL CAMPS

Camps may run at different times depending on the camp
Cost: $175
Check for technology and supply requirements prior to registering.

 

Entering Grades K-1

Scientist, Scientist
June 22-June 26 (6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)

Scientist, scientist, what do you see? I see bubbling solutions, buzzing insects, rainbows of color, and so much more looking at me! Junior scientists will explore a different science topic each day based on the books of award-winning children’s author, Eric Carle. Finding the science in beloved literature, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar or The Mixed-Up Chameleon, engages even the youngest scientist through experiments, activities, and science-related crafts!

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Supply requirements: If applicable, parents will be asked to pickup a supply kit at iSPACE the week before the camp runs,  More information on this will be emailed out to parents.
  • Technology requirements: Stable internet connection, computer or tablet with camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability

 

Entering Grades 2-3

 


The Science of Movie Making
Dates June 22 - June 26 (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Action! Have you ever wondered how stop motion movies are made? The 2014 hit "Box Trolls" was made using stop motion as well as many Pixar movies. Campers will learn the basics of stop motion videos and create one of their own!

If required parents will be asked to pickup a supply kit at iSPACE the week before the camp runs, More information on this will be emailed out to parents.

  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Supply requirements: If applicable, parents will be asked to pickup a supply kit at iSPACE the week before the camp runs,  More information on this will be emailed out to parents.
  • Technology requirements: Stable internet connection, computer or tablet with camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability. The application "Stop Motion Studio", available for $4.99, will need to be installed on their device.

 

Entering Grades 4-5

 

Forensic Fun Virtual Boot Camp
Dates July 13 - July 17 (10:00 a.m. - noon)

Mystery Mouse has been kidnapped! Help us solve the crime by visiting the crime scene virtually, sketching the area, lifting finger prints, learning and using lip and ink chromatography, testing unknown substances and much more!

  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Supply requirements: If applicable, parents will be asked to pick up a supply kit at iSPACE the week before the camp runs. More information will be emailed to parents.
  • Technology requirements: Stable internet connection, computer/workstation or Chromebook, camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability, access to Google Drive and basic understanding of search engines.

 

Zoom to the Moon - and Back Again
Dates July 27 - July 31/August 1 (
Test zoom connections 7/27 at 7:00 p.m.;  camp runs Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Optional 5th day in-person camper plus parent session at iSPACE Saturday, 8/1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Campers will zoom into a new moon-based learning adventure where they will participate in virtual interactions with their iSPACE Commanders and conduct at-home explorations that correspond with living and working on the moon. Mini-missions such as, Touchdown/Splashdown, Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Lunar Landscapes, “Houston, We Have a Problem”, Water, Water (Isn’t) Everywhere - plus more - will help campers understand what is needed to “Arrive, Survive and Thrive” on the moon - and then return safely back to Earth again! EXTRA: optional 5th day in person camper plus parent session on Saturday, 8/1 (from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Supply requirements: If applicable, parents will be asked to pick up a supply kit at iSPACE the week before the camp runs. More information will be emailed to parents.
  • Technology requirements: Stable internet connection, computer/workstation or Chromebook, camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability

 

Entering Grades 6-8 (or 6-HS)

 

Get Your Game On (Video Game Design)
Dates July 13 - July 17 (9:30 a.m. - noon)

Campers are transformed into authentic video game designers as they learn and apply animation techniques and special tricks to create amazing versions of maze-based and platform computer games. They will develop programming prowess as well as a sense of pride when they get to share and play real video games that they design and program themselves!

  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Requirements: Stable internet connection, computer/workstation or Chromebook, camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability

 

3D Printing Plus
Dates July 27-31 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 60 minute lunch, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. print job viewing and submissions) 

Join us on a journey to turn an idea in your mind into a plastic object in your hand. Campers will love both the simplicity and the versatility of Tinkercad, the extremely popular modeling platform we will be using for our designs. Polymer theory lessons and design time will be broken up with fun demonstrations, mini challenges, and group activities. Parental assistance will be requested to verify that the camper's computer is compatible with Tinkercad, Zoom/GoogleMeet. There is one at-home activity planned where we will be asking the parent/guardian to supervise heating the student’s project in your home oven. We will make arrangements for campers to receive their 3-D printed projects after camp has concluded.

  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Supply requirements: If applicable, parents will be asked to pick up a supply kit at iSPACE the week before the camp runs. More information will be emailed to parents.
  • Technology Requirements: Stable internet connection, computer/workstation or Chromebook compatible with TinkerCad, camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability, access to email account to create a free TinkerCad account (student can create free with parent permission).

 

Java Virtual Boot Camp (6th grade and up)
July 6 – July 10 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch)

Java Virtual Boot Camp is a beginning intensive, hands-on experience with Java. Campers will write, compile, test and troubleshoot Java programs. Students will be introduced to the basics of object oriented programming and the use of various programming structures. These will include basic class structure, creation of methods, top down design and decomposition, proper use of commenting and indentation, effects of inheritance, iterations (for loops and while loops), and decision making (if statements). The lessons will use Karel the Dog to allow students to have fun while they are learning.

  • Instructors: 2 Instructors
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 laptop)
  • Technology Requirements: Stable internet connection, computer/workstation or Chromebook with browser access (preferably Chrome), camera and microphone, zoom account/meeting capability, access to email account to create a free CodeHS user account.

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