iSPACE SUMMER CAMP - 2020

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iSPACE will continue following the CDC and ODH guidelines and if they recommend that summer camps be canceled we will cancel our camps and refund your funds 100%. Thank you all for your support and grace as we work through this unprecedented time in our nation together.

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 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. 
  • Camp runs from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • 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 
  • 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

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What Makes iSPACE Different?


Summer Day Camps 2020

Summer Day Camps 2020

iSPACE, Inc.

100 Scarlet Oaks Drive, Sharonville, OH

 

iSPACE ignites imaginations and transforms campers into robotics engineers and rocket scientists! Our engaging, hands-on summer day camps spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Over 40 interactive camps for grades K-12. Space is limited. Sign up early!

 

Camps run from 9 am- 2 pm, Monday – Friday

Cost: $290

Campers should bring a small healthy snack, water bottle, and lunch each day.

 

Registration links will be available soon!

Camp registration includes one camp t-shirt. Additional shirts available for purchase for $15

 

Entering Grades K-1

 

Three Bears in Space

June 8-June 12

Join our three space bears, Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo, as they explore the wonders of our Universe and space exploration. They’ll help campers create a constellation, probe into planetary science, train like an astronaut, test, and design B.E.A.R. (Bear Egress And Recovery) parachutes and celebrate with campers as they launch their own rocket!

  • Class Size: 14 campers
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 rocket)

 

Magical World @ iSPACE

June 15 – June 19, June 22 – June 26

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: 14
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner

 

Tinkering with Toys

July 6 – July 10

Explore the toy store!  Young toymakers will be able to design, build, and test out several toys and, at the same time, learn how they work!  Using concepts that include the engineering process, energy, shapes, color, and sound, we will create our own toy using everyday materials.  Come tinker with toys this summer at iSPACE!

  • Class Size: 14 campers
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner

 

Buggin’ Out Robotics

July 13 – July 17, 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: 14 campers
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 Blue Bot Robot)

 

Scientist, Scientist

July 20 – July 24, July 27 – July 31

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!

  • Class Size: 14 campers
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner

 

Entering Grades 2-3

 

Astronaut Training Challenge

June 8 – June 12

iSPACE challenges campers to take on the role of an “astronaut in training” as they explore rocketry, investigate forces of flight, and discover what it takes to stay healthy and safe while living and working in space. Astronauts will also be using Sphero robots to train and complete their missions. Campers can train like an astronaut and still be home in time for dinner!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and Sphero) 1:1 (1 student to 1 rocket)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and Sphero.

 

WeDo 2.0 Camp – Nature Bots

June 15- June 19, 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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and LEGO® kit)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and LEGO® kit.

 

SMArt (Science Meets Art)

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 Ozobot and tablet)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share Ozobots.

 

Science Behind the Movies

July 13 – July 17

Ready..Set..ACTION! Get ready to dive into the real magic behind the movies—Science! This camp will explore how science impacts the big screen and what we can do to get involved. Movie buffs will discover how STEAM and a whole lot of imagination all come together to create the wonderful worlds of the movies. Grab your popcorn as we use fun films to inspire us as we make Stop Motion Animations!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and Sphero)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and Sphero.

 

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and Sphero)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and Sphero.

 

Co-Botics! (Collaborative Robotics)

July 27 – July 31, 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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and LEGO® kit)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and LEGO® kit.

 

Entering Grades 4-5

 

RoboBlast (LEGO® EV3 Robots)

June 8 – June 12, 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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 laptop and EV3)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a laptop and EV3.

 

MOON MISSION

June 15 – June 19
iSPACE is on a mission to recruit a crew that is ready to discover what it takes to “arrive, survive and thrive” on the Moon. Build and launch rockets, design landers, and program LEGO® lunar-bots to assist in making our new home more like life on earth, and more! The mission fun continues with an iMISSION, an exciting experience where campers become scientists/engineers faced with the challenges of living and working on a lunar base. It’s our mission to make Moon Mission an “out of this world” summer camp!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 laptop and EV3; 2 students per lab materials) 1:1 (student to rocket)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a laptop and EV3, and lab equipment.

 

EV3 Challenge “Smart Cars” (LEGO® EV3 Robots)

July 6 – July 10, 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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 laptop and EV3)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a laptop and EV3.

 

Cool Chemistry

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students per lab materials)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share lab equipment.

 

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2-4 students per lab materials)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share lab equipment.

 

Amusement Park Antics

August 3 – August 7

Campers will don their hard hats and work as engineers to design, build, and test roller coasters. They will test drive customized mouse-trap cars and create the ultimate drop zone experience with an egg as the payload! Warning: constructing knowledge of Newton’s Laws of Motion and how forces work has never been more amusing!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2-4 students per lab materials)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share building materials.

 

Entering Grades 6-8

 

 

Deep Space Bots

June 8 – June 12

Travel to the edge of the universe in a robotic adventure that reveals a future when humankind will transform distant planets into livable habitats. Campers join Space Shuttle Entropy’s team as they investigate distant moons and planets. They will put their programming and engineering skills to work in this engaging robot adventure in deep space!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 laptop and EV3)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a laptop and EV3.

 

Bio-Bots

June 15 – June 19, June 22 – June 26 (the second session is Girls Only)

Discover where and why NASA looks to nature for answers when designing robots to explore our solar system and beyond. Campers will use creativity and maybe just a little “animal instinct” to engineer and program robotic creatures that will be hopping, slithering, and crawling throughout this wild robotic adventure.

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 laptop and EV3)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a laptop and EV3.

 

STEAM Smorgasbord

July 6 – July 10, August 3 – August 7

NEW! Get a taste of everything STEAM- This camp is a great way to have it all, especially when it can be so hard to pick just one camp! Join us for a fun week where every day is something new. Campers will have the opportunity to explore everything to robotics to stop motion animations!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet; 2 students per lab materials)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share building materials, tablets, Spheros and other materials)

 

Radical Rockets

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 rocket)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to be responsible around rocket materials and during launches.

 

Get Your Game On (Video Game Design)

July 20 – July 24

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!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 laptop)

 

ART-gineering

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Students must love to draw!

 

 

Entering Grades 8-12

 

Java Boot Camp/Independent Advanced Study

July 6 – July 10

Interested in coding but don’t know where to begin?  Always wondered what programming is all about?  This is the camp for you!  Java Boot Camp is a beginning intensive, hands-on experience with Java. Campers will explore the various technologies and environments in which Java applications are developed as well as write, compile, test and troubleshoot Java programs. FTC robotics teams can gain valuable Java skills to help with robot programming. Students who already have existing Java experience may alternatively complete independent study challenges with the support of the instructor.

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 laptop)

 

TETRIX® Robotics “Tackling the Basics”

July 13 – July 17

Campers will attack ROBOTC programming basics with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot controller. Experiences are expanded as they build a heavy-duty TETRIX® robot using aircraft-grade aluminum parts and powerful drive motors. Campers that are serious about engineering or programming will enjoy tackling autonomous and remote control challenges.

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 Tetrix robot, programming phone and laptop)

 

Summer Day Camps 2020

Presented by iSPACE, Inc.

Beechwood Elementary

54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell, KY

 

Entering Grades K-1

 

Magical World @ iSPACE

July 13 – July 17

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: 14
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner

 

Buggin’ Out Robotics

July 20 – July 24

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: 14 campers
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Technology Ratio: 1:1 (1 student to 1 Blue Bot Robot)

 

 

Entering Grades 2-3

Co-Botics! (Collaborative Robotics)

July 13 – July 17

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and LEGO kit)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and LEGO kit.

 

Science Behind the Movies

July 20 – July 24

Ready..Set..ACTION! Get ready to dive into the real magic behind the movies—Science! This camp will explore how science impacts the big screen and what we can do to get involved. Movie buffs will discover how STEAM and a whole lot of imagination all come together to create the wonderful worlds of the movies. Grab your popcorn as we use fun films to inspire us as we make Stop Motion Animations!

  • Class Size: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 tablet and Sphero)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a tablet and Sphero.

 

 

Entering Grades 4-5

 

RoboBlast (LEGO® EV3 Robots)

July 13 – July 17

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2 students to 1 laptop and EV3)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share a laptop and EV3.

 

Forensic Fun

July 20 – July 24

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: 20
  • Instructors: 2 Instructors and 1 Teen Volunteer
  • Difficulty: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Technology Ratio: 2:1 (2-4 students per lab materials)
  • Prerequisite: Ability to work in pairs. Students will share lab equipment.

 


Register Here

The registration link will take you to our camp offerings for this year and you can filter by grade, date or topic.  Please use the grade that your child will be entering in the fall (2020-2021 school year).

How to Register:

Click on the program you are interested in and follow the registration link.

Once you make a selection and hit continue, you will be asked to enter your email address. The system will ask participant as well as parent/guardian information. Once you get to your cart, you will enter your payment information and a password to create your online account if you do not already have one.

   Parent FAQ   

Contact Information

Contact Information:

Camp Director - Beth Taylor
e-mail: btaylor@iSPACEstem.org
phone: 513-612-5774




Once you make a selection and hit continue, you will be asked to enter your email address. The system will ask participant as well as parent/guardian information. Other key information needed to complete registration will be doctor/dentist contact information and pick-up information. Once you get to your cart, you will enter your payment information and a password to create your online account if you do not already have one. You may be asked if you would like to participate in a trial of Active Advantage – this is an Active.com product and you do not have to participate in order to register for an iSPACE camp. You will receive three emails within a few minutes. 1. A confirmation email with links to your online account and the camp parent page (this page will have a parent packet and other camp information). 2. An email from Active.com acknowledging your account. 3. A receipt of purchase (with our Tax ID number if you need it for taxes).

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