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  • Science Education

  • Science Camp
  • Science Camp

    Are you interested in a fun and educational option for your child this summer? If you have a child entering grades 5th–8th they should consider joining the Academy's Science Camp. Science Camp planning is underway with dates in August to be announced soon. To be on the list for early registration simply send an email to scienceeducation@nyas.org.

    Campers will learn how to reverse engineer and create online video games using the programming language Scratch. In addition the campers will learn how simple sensors can track their physical movement so they become active participants in their own games.

    Campers will interact with scientists from some of NYC's leading science institutions and working together to develop their leadership and teamwork skills. This way the next generation of science leaders learn the skills they need to be successful in high school and college.

    During camp the children will also go ice-skating to test how the lessons they have learned at the Academy apply once the environment changes. While ice-skating campers will get to meet and learn from former US Winter Olympians. To participate students do not need to have experience with coding nor ice-skating. A healthy lunch and an afternoon snack will be served.

    Camp Objectives

    1. Learn how FUN computer science can be.
    2. Learn the basics of using Scratch to program online games.
    3. Test how sensors can be linked between human movement and inputs for gaming.
    4. Explore science careers.
    5. Build science literacy skills.
    6. Make new friends and teamwork skills.

    Certificate of Completion

    Each camper who completes the camp will receive a certificate of completion.

    Register for Science Camp here.

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