Irving

2018 Summer Camps in Irving, Tx

Cool Camps for Irving Kids!

We are pretty excited to offer some of our best programs this Summer at The Study USA Innovation Center in Irving. Even better news: The Study is offering free coworking* to parents while their kids are at camp. All these camps are Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm, and you can sign up by clicking on the weekly themes below:

June 25 – June 29
Creative Computing with Scratch
July 9 - July13
Fun with Coding for Circuit Boards
July 16- July 20
Electronics for Makers 
July 23 – July 27
Thinking About Design Camp
July 30 – August 3
Creative Computing with Scratch
August 6 – August 10
Fun with Coding for Circuit Boards
August 13 – August 17 
Thinking About Design Camp

 

About the Camps:   

Creative Computing with Scratch

Get up and coding fast while building a great foundation for learning programming languages! This camp features analog logic games and guided exploration of MIT’s Scratch program. Beginners will learn about the Scratch interface while making their first working products; specific challenges for more experienced campers will grow their exposure and launch them into next level coding (we will meet all learners “where they are,” so we gladly dabble in HTML, Python, JavaScript, and other languages for children who are able and interested). We will even offer some experiences in robotics, VR, art, and/or electronics during breaks in this week.

Fun with Coding for Circuit Boards

This hands-on camp will feature the BBC micro:bit hardware, Circuit Playground boards and Microsoft MakeCode software and Makey Makey Invention Kits for use with the popular Scratch Programming Language. The micro:bit is a tiny computer that offers kids an opportunity learn electronics, coding, and prototyping. The Makey Makey is a fun circuit board that lets curious campers make household items into working computer keys. Circuit Playground boards combine the capabilities of these two boards and offer even more potential because of the many sensors they incorporate.

Thinking About Design Camp

This camp features five days of creative thinking, learning new skills, then bringing ideas to life. Choose one track, or try them all: 3D Printing, Graphic Design, Stop-motion Animation, Sewable/Wearable technology, making with textiles, and more. Come with your own ideas, or use our daily brainstorm session to inspire the things you'll make and do at camp. This camp is okay for students who have no experience, and for those who have some exposure to design software and/or concepts.

Electronics for Makers

Circuits power everything! And in this camp, young learners can experience key concepts and components that offer electricity to toys, household items, and the larger world. Campers with prior exposure to electronics will take circuitry to the next level with open access to all our equipment and components! Learners will get to solder and repair short circuits and broken connections. Camp includes lots of take home circuit board projects and opportunities for adding light, movement, and sound to handmade creations.  We provide everything, but campers are welcome to bring their own toys and broken electronics from home for exploration at camp.

 

*For more information about The Study USA and free coworking this Summer, visit their website: thestudyusa.com or email them: info@thestudyusa.com