2018 Summer Camp – Boca Raton

2018 Summer Camp at Boca Raton

Several camp sessions are full or nearly full!  Don't wait to register!

Summer Camp hours: Instruction begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.

Regular Drop Off & Pick Up: Morning drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. and afternoon pick up is from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Extended Care Options: We offer morning and afternoon extended care options at a cost equal to $10 per hour. Morning care begins at 7:00 a.m. and afternoon care extends until 6:00 p.m.  

Don't forget: There are NO registration fees! EVER!

Summer Camp Cost: Camps range from $350 to $550 per session. Prices are based on cost of materials, software, etc. You can pay in full, or make installment payments - your choice!

Discounts/Prices: The earlier you register, the less you pay.  Prices increase as camp approaches. Register early for the best prices.

Age Restrictions: We offer camps for children ages 6 to 14. We divide our campers into age-appropriate groups to match curriculum and children - ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11 and ages 12 to 14. 

The Schedule: In each "session" we offer "camps" for each age group. You will choose the sessions that best fits your camper's interests. There is no minimum requirement.

Note: In the 11 years of Digi-Camp's existence, we have made only one schedule change that effected only one registrant, but in the spirit of full disclosure - Digi-Camp reserves the right to change camp prices and content based on demand, available space & equipment, and staffing structures. 


Session 1 - June 4-8

Ages 6-8

Intro to Coding Level 1 & Minecraft Camp

Campers will learn to program using a wide range of coding platforms including Lego WeDo Robotics, Dash and Dot Robotics, and one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 9-11

Fabrication Camp - Only a few seats remain!

We will introduce your camper to the world of digital fabrication, where they can produce in the real world whatever they can imagine and create on a computer! We will work with powerful 2D and 3D design software that is appropriate for kids, but still able to make complex objects. Then we will teach your child to produce their designs on a variety of digital fabrication machines, including 3D printers, paper plotters / cutters, and a CNC machine. Participants will take home all of their creations!

Ages 12-14

Minecraft Modding Camp

Campers learn to modify Minecraft using a system that was designed to introduce kids to basic programming concepts through their favorite video game. Campers will make a variety of mini-games like “Capture the Flag” as well as create their own blocks, mobs, and items, and reprogram their Minecraft world in ways only they can imagine! Included in the price of the camp is a one-year subscription to the Learn To Mod online programming system that we will use in the camp so that your Young Maker can continue to program inside Minecraft once camp is over.


Session 2 - June 11-15

Ages 6-8

Intro to Coding Level 2 & Minecraft Camp

Campers will expand their knowledge of coding using robotics and by creating their own video games using one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning/practicing programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 9-11

Lego EV3 Robotics & Minecraft Camp

Campers will build and program Lego EV3 Mindstorms – designed to help children take ownership of the learning process, enabling them to actively develop the problem-solving skills and collaborative outlook necessary to become creators, not just consumers. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning robotics and coding skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 12-14

Build & Code Your Own Computer with Python - Sorry! This session is full!

Campers will assemble their own computer (which they will take home with them at the end of the week) including a screen, keyboard and mouse, and a Raspberry Pi board to act as its CPU. After assembling the computer, campers will use the Python programming language to create their own games, and to expand their computer so it can interact with circuits they build themselves.  Students will learn the basics of interacting with other devices online so that they can code their computers to be part of the Internet of Things (IOT) and communicate with phones, tablets, and other connected devices. By the end of the week, campers will have the experience and resources to continue creating with their new computer at home.


Session 3 - June 18-22

Ages 6-8

Maker Camp - Almost full!

This camp is for kids who like to make interesting, artistic, and technical inventions! We will make a variety of amazing projects that move, draw, fly, grab, and most of all make kids think.

 

Ages 9-11

Build & Code Your Own Computer w/ Python

Campers will assemble their own computer (which they will take home with them at the end of the week) including a screen, keyboard and mouse, and a Raspberry Pi board to act as its CPU. After assembling the computer, campers will learn how to program it to play games, interact with an included expansion board hosting lights, buttons, and sensors. This fun and challenging camp will expand kid’s understanding of how computers work and their coding skills. These skills will allow them to continue programming their new computer when they bring it home.

 

Ages 12-14

Microprocessors & Robotics with Javascript

Campers will dive into the world of programmable microprocessors this week, and will learn how to use MakeCode and Javascript to program them. Projects will include creating simple games using buttons and sensors on the microprocessor board, creating art and music using speakers and LEDs attached to the board, and even using the board as the “brain” for a small robot and remote control system that we will use in various challenges and competitions. At the end of the week, campers will bring all of their projects, including the robot, home with them so that the fun and exploration can continue.


Session 4 - June 25-29

Ages 6-8

Lego WeDo Robotics Camp

Campers will complete a series of challenges which require engineering, creativity, and imagination to solve problems using the LEGO WeDo robotics kits. WeDo helps teach how technology plays an active role in the students' everyday life and is an ideal product for teaching across different subjects at primary levels such as Literacy, Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning robotics and coding skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 9-11

Digital Photography & Graphics

Campers will learn to use digital point-and-shoot as well as DSLR cameras to capture beautiful photographs. We will dabble in lighting techniques, rule of thirds, leading lines, and even photo editing techniques. We will take several field trips this week to take beautiful photographs.

Ages 12-14

Introduction to VEX Robotics

Campers with engage in a series of fun and challenging projects and competitions using the VEX IQ robotics system to build and code their own robotic creations. Using the same building systems and programming language (ROBOTC) our competitive teams use in the fall, campers will learn mechanical and drive systems needed to create robots that move, grab, and lift objects guided by remote control or autonomous code.  The robots abilities will be extended through the use of sensors which can be coded to measure angle, distance, color, and sense touch to extend the robot’s abilities and complete more complex tasks.  This camp is a great starting place for kids who wish to join competitive VEX Robotics competitions on their school teams or on teams we sponsor through Young Makers Lab.


Session 5- July 2-6 - No Camp July 4th

Ages 6-8

Jr. Robotics Camp

It’s never too early for kids to learn programming and building skills! Our Jr. Robotics Camp will give 6 and 7 year old campers the opportunity to make simple robots perform complicated tasks in a fun and challenging way.  The week will focus on learning to program by using block-based coding languages to get their robots to complete a variety of missions. By the end of the week, campers will be creating their own challenges.

Ages 9-11

Introduction to VEX Robotics

Campers with engage in a series of fun and challenging projects and competitions using the VEX IQ robotics system to build and code their own robotic creations. Using the same building systems and programming language (Graphical ROBOTC) our competitive teams use in the fall, campers will learn mechanical and drive systems needed to create robots that move, grab, and lift objects guided by remote control or autonomous code.  The robots abilities will be extended through the use of sensors which can be coded to measure angle, distance, color, and sense touch to extend the robot’s abilities and complete more complex tasks.  This camp is a great starting place for kids who wish to join competitive VEX Robotics competitions on their school teams or on teams we sponsor through Young Makers Lab.

 

Ages 12-14

Rocketry

We will introduce your camper to the science and fun of rocketry! During the week of camp, we will build a variety of rockets using air, water, and chemical propellants. Participants will build their own launch platform to take home, along with the four rockets they will build during the week! In addition, they will learn about the math and science behind rocketry by using a simulation software to predict the flight of rockets they build, along with the Kerbal Space Program software to simulate and launch life size rockets to orbit and beyond!


Session 6 - July 9-13

Ages 6-8

Intro to Coding Level 1 & Minecraft Camp - Only 2 seats remain!

Campers will learn to program using a wide range of coding platforms including Lego WeDo Robotics, Dash and Dot Robotics, and one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 9-11

Video Game Programming Level 1 & Minecraft Camp

Campers will learn to program their own video games using one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning video game programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

 

Ages 12-14

Drone Camp

Too often kids are given toy drones as a gift, they get flown a few times, and then either they break or end up buried under all of the other toys that have become boring. Our Drone Camp will turn the toy drones into tools, while adding to the fun! Campers will learn to fly and even program their drones while participating in a challenging sequence of missions and competitions with fellow campers. We will even teach campers to maintain and fix their drones so that when the week ends and the drones come home they will be used over and over.
Price includes a drone to take home, extra propellers, and safety goggles.


Session 7 - July 16-20

Ages 6-8

Intro to Coding Level 2 & Minecraft Camp - Almost full!

Campers will expand their knowledge of coding using robotics and by creating their own video games using one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning/practicing programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 9-11

Video Game Programming Level 2 & Minecraft Challenges

Campers will take their own video games to the next level, learning how to include advanced elements including gravity, scorekeeping, levels and more. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning video game programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 12-14

Fabrication Camp

We will introduce your camper to the world of digital fabrication, where they can produce in the real world whatever they can imagine and create on a computer! We will work with powerful 2D and 3D design software that is appropriate for kids, but still able to make complex objects. Then we will teach your child to produce their designs on a variety of digital fabrication machines, including 3D printers, paper plotters / cutters, and a CNC machine. Participants will take home all of their creations!


Session 8 - July 23-27

Ages 6-8

Maker Camp - Only a few seats remain!

This camp is for kids who like to make interesting, artistic, and technical inventions! We will make a variety of amazing projects that move, draw, fly, grab, and most of all make kids think.

Ages 9-11

Lego EV3 Robotics & Minecraft Camp

Campers will build and program Lego EV3 Mindstorms – designed to help children take ownership of the learning process, enabling them to actively develop the problem-solving skills and collaborative outlook necessary to become creators, not just consumers. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning robotics and coding skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 12-14

Digital Photography, Graphics, and Production Camp

Campers will learn to use DSLR cameras to capture beautiful photographs. We will dabble in lighting techniques, rule of thirds, leading lines, and even photo editing techniques. We will also work in Photoshop & Adobe Premiere Pro.


Session 9 - July 30-August 3

Ages 6-8

Intro to Robotics using mBot & Minecraft Camp

Each camper will build their own mBot – a fun but powerful robot with motors, sensors, and the ability to be programmed using the Scratch programming language from MIT (the same language we use in our Video Game Programming I and II camps). Campers will bring their robot home at the end of the camp.Young Makers will learn to program their robots to move and to react to its surroundings using light and distance sensors. Children will learn by completing a series of fun challenges that will allow them to teach their ‘bot to do surprisingly complex things.

Ages 9-11

Fabrication Camp

We will introduce your camper to the world of digital fabrication, where they can produce in the real world whatever they can imagine and create on a computer! We will work with powerful 2D and 3D design software that is appropriate for kids, but still able to make complex objects. Then we will teach your child to produce their designs on a variety of digital fabrication machines, including 3D printers, paper plotters / cutters, and a CNC machine. Participants will take home all of their creations!

Ages 12-14

Web Building Camp

Campers will learn to use the web to tell rich, interconnect stories using blogging, graphic design, animation and a wide variety of skills. We will teach the beginning levels of HTML, CSS and Javascript languages, as well as helping kids develop good clean graphic design skills!


Session 10 - August 6-10

Ages 6-8

Jr. Robotics & Minecraft Camp

It’s never too early for kids to learn programming and building skills! Our Jr. Robotics Camp will give 6 and 7 year old campers the opportunity to make simple robots perform complicated tasks in a fun and challenging way.  The week will focus on learning to program by using block-based coding languages to get their robots to complete a variety of missions. By the end of the week, campers will be creating their own challenges.

Ages 9-11

Engineer's Camp

Introduce your child to the world of engineering through building, play, cooperation, and thought-provoking challenges. At different points in the week, campers will work individually, in pairs, and in teams to solve simple to complex engineering challenges.

Ages 9-14

Competitive VEX Robotics

This camp is designed for campers who have attended our Introduction to VEX Robotics camp, or who have already learned VEX by competing in a previous season’s challenge at Young Makers Lab or at school. Campers will get access to the 2018-2019 VEX IQ Challenge Board and design robots to meet the new challenges. Advanced instruction will be tailored to campers needs in the design process. The goals of this week are to help campers extend their building and coding abilities using the VEX IQ Robotics system, and to give them a head start in designing robots to meet this year’s VEX IQ Challenge. The week will conclude in a mini-tournament on Friday for campers to test their building, coding, and driving skills.


Session 11 - August 13-17

Ages 6-8

Intro to Coding Level 1 & Minecraft Camp

Campers will learn to program using a wide range of coding platforms including Lego WeDo Robotics, Dash and Dot Robotics, and one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

Ages 9-11

Video Game Programming Level 1 & Minecraft Camp

Campers will learn to program their own video games using one of the most popular video game software packages available - developed by the engineers at MIT. This camp employs a split day format where campers get to spend the morning learning video game programming skills, and the afternoon is spent completing cooperative Minecraft challenges.

 

Ages 9-14

Competitive VEX Robotics

This camp is designed for campers who have attended our Introduction to VEX Robotics camp, or who have already learned VEX by competing in a previous season’s challenge at Young Makers Lab or at school. Campers will get access to the 2018-2019 VEX IQ Challenge Board and design robots to meet the new challenges. Advanced instruction will be tailored to campers needs in the design process. The goals of this week are to help campers extend their building and coding abilities using the VEX IQ Robotics system, and to give them a head start in designing robots to meet this year’s VEX IQ Challenge. The week will conclude in a mini-tournament on Friday for campers to test their building, coding, and driving skills.