We are excited for another summer of STEAM fun!  This year, our camp focus is on tech and engineering with a full schedule of robotics and LEGO engineering camps as well as art.  Don’t miss Camp Invention in July!

Students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate real-world challenges. Camps dates, times and prices are listed for each camp.  Sign up below.

Intro to Robotics

For children entering grades 1-4.

Price: $150

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     6/20/2022 – 6/24/2022 
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

No experience necessary.  Learn the basics of robot design and programming by using the VEX GO robotics system to complete a series of challenges. Students will start with the basics and work their way up to a self-driving robot!

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Intermediate Robotics

For children entering grades 3-8.  (No Experience Necessary.  Exceptionally ambitious younger students allowed.)

Price: $150

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     6/27/2022 – 7/1/2022 
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Students may register for afternoon STEM camp and stay for lunch for a full day option.

Students will work in teams with the VEX IQ robotics system to build a robot suitable for the 2022-2023 VEX IQ challenge (TBA late April). Students will not only learn how to build and program a robot, they will also learn valuable teamwork skills.

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Advanced Robotics

For children entering grades 5-8.  (No Experience Required.  Exceptionally ambitious or experienced younger students as young as grade three are allowed.)

Price: $150

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     7/25/2022 – 7/29/2022 
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Students will use micro:bits to take a deep-dive into the inner workings of a robot’s brain. They will learn the basics of hardware hacking and unlock the potential to create all manner of neat and interesting things.

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Exploring Clay

For children entering grades 1 – 6

Price: $150  

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     7/06/2022 – 7/08/2022
Program Times:     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ceramics are everywhere!  From trinkets to cookware to pipes in the ground, clay has been used for centuries.  Campers will explore ways clay is rendered from the earth, learn the chemical science of clay, and will create using various techniques and clays.

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Camp Invention: Explore!

For children entering grades K – 6

Price: $255  

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     7/18/2022 – 7/22/2022
Program Times:     9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Introducing our 2022 program, Explore! 

Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure! All-new, hands-on activities will launch their imagination and get their confidence soaring as they explore STEM fun from the oceans to outer space. Read more about what your camper will do each day at camp:

PROBLEM SOLVING
Campers create a habitat for their own robotic fish — complete with a symbiotic friend — and prototype the next great aquatic innovation to lure in and hook investors at the fish market.

CONFIDENCE
Inspired by real space exploration, children construct a Spacepack, engineer an Astro-Arm device, complete gravity-defying cooking challenges, mine asteroids and observe erupting ice volcanoes.

CREATIVITY
Making exciting connections between science and art, campers build their own robotic artist to make awesome spin art and discover how inventions have changed the way people create.

PERSISTENCE
Children experiment with the fun of physics and engineering when they build and test their own mega marble arcade, then take on collaborative challenges to level up their design thinking.

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Minecraft Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials

For children ages 7-12

Price: $150

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     7/11/2022 – 7/15/2022
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Bring your favorite Minecraft adventures to life with our enthusiastic Play-Well instructors. In a Minecraft world powered by LEGO® resources, we will build shelters to keep out Creepers, craft mystical items that only true masters can wield, and perfect our crossbow skills to stop the Wither from taking over! If you can
imagine it, we can build it.

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Harry Potter Master Engineering

For children ages 7-12

Price: $150

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     8/08/2022 – 8/12/2022
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Visit Diagon Alley, play a game of Quidditch, and duel the evil Lord Voldemort. Hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts.

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Pokémon w/LEGO® Materials + STEM

For children ages 6-12

Price: $300

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     8/01/2022 – 8/05/2022
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Prepare for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! Build projects inspired by cool machines such as: chugging Steamboats, enchanting Moon Bridges, and bustling Airports. Then join Ash and Pikachu as you explore the vast world of Pokémon, design your own Poké Balls, and fly with
Charizard. Engineering and Pokémon adventure are the focus of this new full-day themed camp for LEGO® fanatics!

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MARVELous Engineering + STEM

For children ages 6-12

Price: $300

Location: 1274 Cunningham Lane South, Salem, OR 97302
Program Dates:     8/15/2022 – 8/19/2022
Program Times:     8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Gear up for a full-day LEGO® camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! In this challenge based program, start by building engineer-designed projects and putting your creativity and problem solving into action. Then, get ready to save the world as we help Thor retrieve Mjolnir, swing through the city with Spider-man, and tell Hulk to….Smash! Our journey will take us to battles on this world and beyond; are you up to the challenge?

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