STEM Camp

STEM Camp:
Intro to Coding

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - Friday, February 23, 2018, 5:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York, USA

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

STEM Camp

“My favorite part [of coding camp] was the first day we started to do the coding--everybody could put in their own ideas. It was really fun being on a team with all my friends and for us all to collaborate.” Marcelle,11, New York City

STEM Camp

“The camp provided my daughter with an opportunity to do what she loves--coding!  She was challenged by the social-impact theme of the project, she gained confidence from successfully creating an interactive game, and she further developed her leadership and team-building experience by working with her fellow coders." Judy Villeneuve, New York City

The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to offer the Mid-Winter Break Science Camp from February 20-23, 2018.​ Over the course of four days, students in 5th-8th grades will work alongside scientists from some of New York City’s leading institutions in a range of hands-on activities to expand their skills in multiple STEM areas.

Activities include:

  • Learning the coding language Scratch to program their own video games to mimic their physical movements
  • Solve engineering challenges by working with their peers to create solutions
  • Ice-skating at the nearby Rink at Brookfield Place
  • And more!

Over the course of this four-day Science Camp, students will gain:

  • Leadership skills through STEM design challenges
  • Communication techniques that allow them to share science concepts with their peers
  • Scientific collaboration and engineering skills
  • Teamwork and problem-solving experience

Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Location

Drop-off and pickup will be at the New York Academy of Sciences in downtown Manhattan – 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street 40th floor, New York, NY 10007. Easily accessible by train:

  • 2/3/A/C/E at Park Place
  • R/W at Cortlandt Street
  • 4/5/6/J/Z at Fulton Station

Cost

  • $450 per week

About our Staff

The New York Academy of Sciences has a long history of delivering enriching educational experiences to kids in the city. During our four-day program, campers will work alongside our team of educators plus STEM professionals from CompTIA—the experts in the information technology industry--and will learn the basics of the coding language Scratch.

  • 1:5 staffing ratio allows instructors to give individual attention to each child.


Session Descriptions

Introduction to Scratch: Students will learn how to connect simple sensors to a laptops to manipulate video games that react to their movement and instructions.

Leadership and Teamwork: Students will learn the skills sets for leadership and how to be a good leader in the STEM world, with exposure to real world examples of teenagers who are STEM leaders. Students will practice their skills through a variety of hands-on challenges.

Field Trips: Students will visit a nearby university to tour their lab space and go ice-skating during the week for recreation.


For more information about this camp as well as our spring and summer camps, please email: 

Kristian Breton
Director, Education
212.298.8654
kbreton@nyas.org

Contact

Kristian Breton

Director, Education

212.298.8654

Tuesday

February 20, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Introduction to Sensors: What they do and what you can do with them?

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hack Your Game: Brainstorm new ideas and begin to create a game!

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hack Your Game, continued: More coding and improving your project

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Game Evaluation: Pivot or Persevere?

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finishing Touches: What do we need to focus on tomorrow?

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Wednesday

February 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome Back!

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Scratch Lesson

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hack Your Game: How can we improve this game?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hack Your Game, continued: More coding and improving your project

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Game Evaluation: Pivot or Persevere?

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finishing touches for the day: What do we need to focus on tomorrow?

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Thursday

February 22, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome Back!

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Scratch Lesson

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hack Your Game: How can we improve this game?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hack Your Game, continued: More coding and improving your project

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Game Evaluation: Pivot or Persevere?

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finishing touches for the day: What do we need to focus on tomorrow?

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal

Friday

February 23, 2018

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome Back!

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Scratch Lesson

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hack Your Game: How can we improve this game?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hack Your Game, continued: More coding and improving your project

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snack Break!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Game Evaluation: Pivot or Persevere?

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finishing touches for the day: What do we need to focus on tomorrow?

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Prepare for Dismissal