Summer 2021 STEAM and Literacy Programs

Book Club (June)

Students Entering 1st - 2nd Grades

Wednesday June 23rd, 9:00-10:00, $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your kiddos, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers. When you register, we'll send you the book information so you and your kiddo can begin reading!  In June, they'll be enjoying the Fairytale, Folklore, Legend and Mythology genres!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (July)

Students Entering 1st - 2nd Grades

Wednesday July 21st, 9:00-10:00, $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your kiddos, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information so you and your kiddo can begin reading!  In July our theme will be: "The book was better!"  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (June)

Students Entering 3rd - 5th Grades

Thursday June 24th 3:00-4:00, $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your kiddos, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your kiddo can begin reading! In June, they'll be enjoying the Fairytale, Folklore, Legend and Mythology genres!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (July)

Students Entering 3rd - 5th Grades

Thursday July 22nd, 3:00-4:00, $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your kiddos, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your kiddo can begin reading!  In July our theme will be: "The book was better!"  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Chess for Beginners

Students Entering 3rd - 5th Grades

May 31 to June 4 OR June 28-July 2

12:30 to 1:30, $50

Students learn to play one of the world's oldest and most popular strategy games.  Before the week is over, they'll know how all the pieces move, have a basic game strategy and be able to employ multiple game-enhancing tactics.  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Art Fundamentals

Students Entering 3rd - 5th Grades

July 5-9, 10:30-11:30, $50           

Students explore line, shape and color with graphite, acrylic paints and modeling clay.  We'll provide the professional artist and all of the materials.  You provide the kid!

Computer Programming (Introduction)

Students Entering 3rd - 4th Grades

Every Tuesday and Thursday this Sumer,  5:15-6:15

First Class - June 8 / Last Class-August 12 , $125

Through a healthy combination of interactive group activities and online coding games, students learn the logical sequencing which underlays programming languages.  After this class, students will be ready for the next step:  JavaScript!  NEW THIS SUMMER!  Scholarships available and made possible by our local partners at ProMan.

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Engineers in Training

Students Entering 1st - 5th Grade

Every Wednesday Evening, 5:15 to 6:15,

First Wednesday-June 2, Last Wednesday-Aug. 11,

$10 Each Class / Only pay for the number of Wednesday's they will attend. 

Our youngest students begin exploring the most fundamental physics, construction and engineering concepts.  They develop dexterity, perseverance and collaboration skills through play!  At the same time, with every task they accomplish, they're earning points toward building toys they can take home!  

Medieval Machines

Students Entering 3rd or 4th Grade

June 7-11 OR  August 2-6 12:30 - 1:30, $50

Students learn about simple machines in the coolest way:  building catapults, trebuchets and ballistae with Legos and then testing them in battle!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Robotics

Students Entering 3rd or 4th Grade

June 14 -18 OR July 19-23, 12:30-1:30, $50

Students use the Lego Education WeDo construction sets to build and program working robots with motors and sensors.  They'll learn basic principles of mechanics and block-coding logic, AND they'll take home a colorful and engaging robotics book for summer reading!

Electricity

Students Entering 3rd or 4th Grade

June  21-25 OR July 12 -16, 12:30-1:30, $50    

Students explore the basics of electricity by constructing something new every day - circuits, motors, electromagnets and more!  Each participant receives a hard-cover copy of How Does My House Work, which explains the behind-the-scenes operation of the energy and machines at work in our homes!

Rocket Science

Students Entering 3rd or 4th Grade

June 28  to July 2 OR August 9-13, 12:30 to 1:30, $50

Students learn basic principles of rocket science while constructing a different rocket every day!  A Little Engineers: Space and Rockets coloring book is included!

Chemistry

Students Entering 3rd or 4th Grade

July 5-9  OR July 26 -30, 12:30-1:30, $50     

Students perform a variety of experiments and observe exciting demonstrations while learning about matter, atoms, molecules and chemical reactions.  This course includes a chemistry coloring book to help them visualize the science of elemental interactions we can't see!

Pneumatics

Students Entering 5th or 6th Grade

July 19-23,  1:45-2:45, $50                                            

Students build working pneumatic systems (including an air compressor) with Lego Education bricks and pumps.  They'll finish the week by making air-powered ball cannons!

Drones

Students Entering 5th or 6th Grade

July 12-16 OR August 9-13 , 1:45 to 2:45, $50      

Students design, construct, control and crash Lego Drones while learning the physics of flight!  

Robotics

Students Entering 5th or 6th Grade

June 28 to July 2 OR August 2-6, 1:45 to 2:45, $50     

Students build Lego WeDo 2.0 robots with motors and sensors.  Using a block-coding system, they program their bots to achieve a variety of challenging tasks.  Along the way, they'll learn, collaboration, persistence and logical thinking!  

Battle Bots

Students Entering 5th or 6th Grade

June 21-25 OR July 26-30 1:45-2:45, $50         

Students build and customize Lego RC bots to play capture-the-flag!  They'l learn about gear ratio and friction as they attempt to out-maneuver other robots on a ramp-laden playing field!  

Computer Programming (JavaScript / Bots)

Students Entering 5th or 6th Grade

Every Tuesday & Thursday this Summer, 3:00-4:00

First Class - June 8 / Last Class- August 12 , $125

Students program the Sphero SPRK+ using a variety of programming methods:  drawing, block and then JavaScript text.  This is an incredibly fun way to introduce computer science to the next generation of programmers! Scholarships available and made possible by our local partners at ProMan.  

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Electronics

Students Entering 5th or 6th Grade

June 7 -11 OR July 5-9, 1:45-2:45, $50         

This is a great next step to follow our Electricity camp.  Students move past the basics of circuits to build their own projects on breadboards.  They'll get hands-on experience with motors, sensors, transistors and learn about current,  amperage, voltage and much more!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Art Fundamentals

Students Entering 6th-8th Grades

July 5-9, 12:30-1:30, $50         

Students explore line, shape and color with graphite, acrylic paints and modeling clay.  We'll provide the professional artist and all of the materials.  You provide the kid!

Book Club (June)

Students Entering 6th-8th Grades

Wednesday, June 23rd 10:00-11:00, $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your kiddos, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your kiddo can begin reading! In June, they'll be enjoying the Fairytale, Folklore, Legend and Mythology genres!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (July)

Students Entering 6th - 8th Grades

Wednesday, July 21st 10:00-11:00, $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your kiddos, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your kiddo can begin reading!  In July our theme will be: "The book was better!"  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Chess for Beginners

Students Entering 6th - 8th Grades

June 7-11 OR July 5-9, 3:00 to 4:00, $50 

Students learn to play one of the world's oldest and most popular strategy games.  Before the week is over, they'll know how all the pieces move, have a basic game strategy and be able to employ multiple game-enhancing tactics. NEW THIS SUMMER!

Drones

Students Entering 7th or 8th Grade

June 14-18 OR July 19-23, 3:00-4:00, $50   

Students design, construct, control and crash Lego Drones while learning the physics of flight!  

Electronics

Students Entering 7th - 8th Grades

August 9-13, 3:00-4:00, $50         

Students move past the basics of circuits to build their own projects on breadboards.  They'll get hands-on experience with motors, sensors, transistors and learn about current,  amperage, voltage and much more!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Battle Bots

Students Entering 7th - 12th Grades

May 31 to June 4 OR July 12-16, 3:00-4:00, $50

Definitely the crowd favorite - students build, customize and battle RC Lego Technic robots designed by our very own people at The Well!  Students will learn how to manage weight, leverage, gearing and friction as they attempt to disable their opponent!

Robotics

Students Entering 7th - 12th Grades

June 21-25, 3:00-4:00, $50        

Students build Lego EV3 robots with motors and sensors.  Using a more advanced block-coding system, they'll program their robots to navigate The Maze, designed and constructed by our people at The Well!  This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the EV3 system prior to participating in our competition robotics program during the school year!

3-D Printing

Students Entering 7th - 12th Grades

July 26-30 OR August 2-6, 3:00-4:00, $50        

Students learn to design their own 3D projects using TINKERCAD.  Then, they'll see their ideas become reality using our 3-D printers!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Intro to Web Design

Students Entering 7th - 12th Grades

Every Tuesday and Thursday this Summer

5:15-6:15

First Class - June 8 / Last Class-August 12 , $125

Students learn to the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  They'll use these three programming languages in concert to create a functioning website!  Scholarships available and made possible by our local partners at ProMan.  

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Book Club (June)

Students Entering 9th or 10th Grade

Monday June 21st, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your teen, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your teen can begin reading! In June, they'll be enjoying the Fairytale, Folklore, Legend and Mythology genres!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (July)

Students Entering 9th or 10th Grade

Monday July 19th, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your teen, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your teen can begin reading! In July our theme will be: "The book was better!"   NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (June)

Students Entering 11th or 12th Grade

Tuesday, June 22nd, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your teen, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your teen can begin reading! In June, they'll be enjoying the Fairytale, Folklore, Legend and Mythology genres!  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Book Club (July)

Students Entering 11th or 12th Grade

Tuesday, July 20th, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $15

Specifically designed to create a passion for reading in your teen, inspire thoughtful discussion about books, expand their vocabulary and help them to become insightful readers.  When you register, we'll send you the book information, so your teen can begin reading! In July our theme will be: "The book was better!"    NEW THIS SUMMER!

Art (Drawing and Painting from Life)

Students Entering 9th-12th Grades

Tuesday Evenings in June  (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd)

6:30-7:30, $50

Students use graphite, ink and watercolor while learning the skills required to draw and paint real-life objects.  Beginners are welcome.  We provide the professional artist and the supplies.  NEW THIS SUMMER!

Art (Drawing and Painting from Life)

Post-High School

Thursday Evenings in June  (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th)

6:30-7:30, $50

Students use graphite, ink and watercolor while learning the skills required to draw and paint real-life objects.  Beginners are welcome.  We provide the professional artist and the supplies.  NEW THIS SUMMER!

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This year's summer programs have been sponsored in part by Xcel Energy.  We are so incredibly grateful for their partnership and investment back into our community!

To register or for more information Call 806-486-1971 or message us on Facebook!