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 two-week 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.


FAQ

What are the dates and times of the program?
This camp will take place during NYC's DOE Mid-Winter Recess which is from February 20–23, 2018. The times are from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Where is it held?
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Who is eligible for this camp?
Students in grades 5th–8th.

How much does the program cost?
The program costs $450.  Lunch and a t-shirt are included in the program cost.

How do I register for the program?
Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the cohort online. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy with next steps regarding permission slips for trips. In order to participate in the program, the parent and/or guardian must submit a signed permission slip permitting the student to attend the program.

How many students will participate?
We expect to enroll 100 students in this cohort.

Is there a dress code?
No, although students should aim to wear clothes that permit easy movement for activities.

Contact

Kristian Breton

Director, Education

212.298.8654

Registration

Individual
$450

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