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  • *NEW* Chess Summer Camp (entering grades 1-6)

    All levels welcome. Beginners learn piece movement, capturing, check, checkmate, castling and more. Participants with some experience will study intermediate lessons (pins, forks, back rank mates and examples). Advanced students will study elimination of defense, opening theory, and other advanced concepts. Camps are fun, fast-paced and packed with information.
  • *NEW* Code Championship 12U & 15U Bootcamp/Coding Competition (Entering Gr. 3-10)

    Code is sport. Just like gymnastics, dance, or basketball, competitive coding pushes us to be great. Build a computer bot to play head-to-head against other coders. Participants will break into sections based on age for competitive and fair play. Whether it is your first time at a Code Championship event, or if you're preparing for the Minnesota Code Championship, this week-long boot camp is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world of Code Championship. No previous coding experience necessary. Please come knowing how to navigate the internet (basic typing and mouse control) and a passion to work hard and have fun. You can even bring your own computer mouse if you want. 
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  • *NEW* Disaster Engineering (Entering Gr. 4-8)

    Hurricanes, tornadoes, and other destructive weather events highlight the role of engineers in improving forecasts and reducing the toll from natural disasters. Join our Disaster Engineering camp to brainstorm ideas and then use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and refine projects to avoid or minimize the impact of natural disasters like guiding search and rescue robots, measuring wind speeds and designing sturdier buildings.
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  • *NEW* Eggs-traordinary Physics Camp (Entering Gr. 5-8)

    Which came first, the chicken or egg-citing physics challenges? In this fast-moving camp, participants turn the study of motion and mass into hands-on projects and team building challenges. Spin, toss, race and design while studying the ideas of motion, such as velocity, speed and the major role gravity plays. These egg-cellent activities are not only engaging, but they provide valuable reinforcement of the physics concepts children can struggle with learning. Each day, learners meet the challenges of Eggs-traordinary Physics Camp head-on with teamwork, application-based learning, active demonstrations and a whole lot of egg-streme fun.
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  • *NEW* Glam Lab: Fun Science for Girls (Entering Gr. 1-4)

    Fizzy bath bombs, shimmering lip balm, shower dough, glam goo, exfoliating scrub and more fun science experiments. Science meets glam, grab your besties and have a blast concocting all type of beauty and bath products and more while you learn the science behind them all. Add a pinch of imagination as you create super cool packages and ads to take home your personal creations.
  • *NEW* Intermediate Chess (Grades 2-6)

    Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Chess or equivalent.Expand your knowledge of the game. Learn strategies, moves and counter moves. The session will culminate with an exciting tournament on the last day with prizes. 
  • *NEW* Intro to Aviation (Entering Gr. 5-8)

    In the history of humankind, the thought of flying has been discussed and attempted for centuries, but only in the last 115 years have we actually had powered flight. Participants will be introduced to aviation, the history, the science, the personalities, and the future of flying. Topics include Wrong Way Corrigan, Burt Rutan, Bob Hoover, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Berlin Airlift, experimental airplanes, gliders, balloons, and blimps. Plan a cross-country flight, just like real pilots do. Build an airplane model to take home, and keep a journal of what is learned. 
  • *NEW* It's Electric (Entering Gr. K-3)

    Have you ever dreamed about seeing your name in lights? During this camp, participants will explore the basic concepts of electrical engineering through fun and interactive lessons. Learn about magnets, circuits and even create your very own marquee.
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  • *NEW* Java Minecraft Modding: Infinity Gauntlet (entering grades 4-7)

    Learn and use elements of Java coding to create Minecraft mods. Alter the world around you with the real stone, defeat the ender dragon with the power stone, and halve the universe using all six infinity stones. Shape the world to your will and make the universe "perfectly balanced". Use the Java programming language to create Thanos armor and a working infinity gauntlet. Participants should be comfortable with keyboarding and, of course, playing Minecraft. Take home mods to share with family and friends. Bring a USB drive, a snack, and a drink each day.
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  • *NEW* Jr. Minecraft Modder (Entering Gr. 2-5)

    It's adventure time in Minecraft and time to learn to Mod Minecraft. Using Minecraft EDU, learn the ins and outs of creating a custom adventure map, programming teleporters and using WordEdit to instantly create massive structures. Explore awesome mods such as industrial craft and Parzi’s SW Mod to create automated factories, working vehicles and a jet pack. Learn to use custom tools to create your own unique skins. An immersive camp for both beginner and advanced Minecraft fans.
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  • *NEW* Junior League Robotics (Entering Gr. 1-5)

    Build it, program it, play with it and learn from it using LEGO® Mindstorms WeDo software and LEGO® bricks. Build race cars, a forklift, boat and more, then program them to complete various tasks. Participants will be challenged to build, test, program and modify multiple projects, then use those projects to investigate basic robotic concepts as well as introductory computer coding. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.
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  • *NEW* Ratchet Mechanics (grades 1-5)

    Learn basic engineering concepts in a fun setting after school. Students use Lego bricks to build a hammer, fishing rod and design their own hill-climbing car. Projects created will focus on the use of a pawl, ratchet and a cam drive. 
  • *NEW* Sports Science Camp (Entering Gr. K-3)

    With near-perfect pitches, swings, kicks, strokes and sprints, an athlete’s skills come down to countless hours of practice and a whole lot of science. Designed to excite participants by bringing STEM into their favorite activities, this camp thrives on action-packed learning experiences. Each day learners investigate the mechanics of a different movement, connecting STEM concepts, like force, motion and the influence of gravity, to the movement of their own bodies. What does friction have to do with soccer? Why would a football player need to know about unbalanced forces? How would an Olympian hold up against a kangaroo in the long jump? Answer these questions and so much more in Sports Science Camp.
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  • *NEW* Survivor Island Camp (Entering Gr. 3-7)

    Participants will find themselves stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles, dark caves, wild animals, cold temperatures, little food, and separation from the comforts of home. Work collaboratively with your tribe members to compete against other tribes in specific engineering-related projects aimed at trying to survive the harsh island conditions and escape to their freedom. The tribe with the most points at the end of the week will claim the honor of being the winners of Survivor Island.
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  • *NEW* T3 STEM Squad: Bricks and Robots (Entering Gr. K-3)

    This camp has it all for curious minds that want to have a STEMtastic summer getting engaged in amazing projects. Have a blast programming Ozobots, building cool machines using LEGO bricks, and more. Please bring a nut-free snack and beverage each day. 
  • *NEW* Whoosh-Water Guns & Pneumatic Engineering (Entering Gr. 2-5)

    If you were ever curious about the amazing power of water, this camp is for you. Explore the might of water and how it has been used by engineers like you. Engineer a water gun, water propelled rocket car, hammer mill, paddle boats and more. Take home a water blaster of your own.
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  • *NEW* Zoo Camp (Entering Gr. K-3)

    Traverse tricky terrain, shake claws with lobsters and design ecosystems in this life science camp. Discover the diversity of wildlife adaptations, the differences in habitats and what’s necessary for each biome’s survival. Focusing on specific environments, participants travel from the sands of the Sahara to the peaks of the Himalayas in search of unique and complex creatures. Camp delivers an engaging, hands-on experience around the Earth’s biosphere and the vital roles animals play in them.
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  • Beginning Chess (Gr. 2-6)

    Learn how to play chess in a fun environment, right after school. Each class will focus on a different piece. The session will culminate with an exciting tournament on the last day with prizes.
  • Chess (Entering Gr. 4-6)

    Open to all interested in learning or expanding their understanding of the classic game of chess. As one progresses, or for those already proficient, variations will be introduced. The use of time clocks and playing simultaneous games and 3 and 4-player competitions can also add to the challenge. On final day, interested participants introduced to cribbage, another fun game that engages the brain. 
  • Destination Mars: Rocketry (Entering Gr. 2-5)

    Launch and watch your very own rocket speed 300 feet into the air. Then it is yours to take home. Make and take home multiple rockets of varying difficulty throughout the session. These rockets and airplanes used to investigate basic aeronautical concepts including propulsion, thrust, lift, drag and more. We will also hypothesize about travel in outer space, like how to get a United States astronaut to Mars and life on Mars. Do you have the right stuff? Please bring two 2-liter empty bottles for use in experiments. 
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  • Eureka Engineering (Entering Gr. 3-5)

    Eureka introduces students to the core skills of robotics and other STEM areas through engaging, hands-on learning opportunities. Student groups will work with LEGO Mindstorm kits, which include both programming and mechanical components. The small groups will be mentored by experienced and passionate students from both high school and collegiate level robotics teams. For those interested in getting involved in FIRST Robotics, Eureka serves as a marvelous transition into a FIRST Lego League team.
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  • GRASP - Math ONLY

    GRASP is a 9-week correspondence program designed to help students just finishing grades K to 8 to help review and maintain reading and math skills learned during the school year while they are on summer break. It should take your child approximately one hour per week to complete each weekly lesson.We suggest parents order the grade level just completed. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the grade level that is appropriate for your child. You can view sample pages at grps.org. Lessons are completed, mailed to a scoring center at Centennial Community Education, where they are analyzed and then returned. Instruction sheets found in each packet provide all the necessary information. Students successfully completing at least 7 lessons with 70% accuracy are awarded a certificate. Those that successfully complete all lessons will receive a medal. Medals can be picked up at Community Education.The enrollment fee is $26 for one subject, and $46 for both math and reading. All materials will be sent home with the child the last week of school. For elementary students, please include your child's current teacher's name when registering. Grades 6-8: Will complete GRASP lessons online - no books or scoring sheets. All information will be communicated via email from GRASP directly with log in information.Registration deadline is April 26, 2019
  • GRASP - Math and Reading

    GRASP is a 9-week correspondence program designed to help students just finishing grades K to 8 to help review and maintain reading and math skills learned during the school year while they are on summer break. It should take your child approximately one hour per week to complete each weekly lesson.We suggest parents order the grade level just completed. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the grade level that is appropriate for your child. You can view sample pages at grps.org. Lessons are completed, mailed to a scoring center at Centennial Community Education, where they are analyzed and then returned. Instruction sheets found in each packet provide all the necessary information. Students successfully completing at least 7 lessons with 70% accuracy are awarded a certificate. Those that successfully complete all lessons will receive a medal. Medals can be picked up at Community Education.The enrollment fee is $26 for one subject, and $46 for both math and reading. All materials will be sent home with the child the last week of school. For elementary students, please include your child's current teacher's name when registering. Grades 6-8: Will complete GRASP lessons online - no books or scoring sheets. All information will be communicated via email from GRASP directly with log in information.Registration deadline is April 26, 2019
  • GRASP - Reading ONLY

    GRASP is a 9-week correspondence program designed to help students just finishing grades K to 8 to help review and maintain reading and math skills learned during the school year while they are on summer break. It should take your child approximately one hour per week to complete each weekly lesson.We suggest parents order the grade level just completed. If there are extenuating circumstances, order the grade level that is appropriate for your child. You can view sample pages at grps.org. Lessons are completed, mailed to a scoring center at Centennial Community Education, where they are analyzed and then returned. Instruction sheets found in each packet provide all the necessary information. Students successfully completing at least 7 lessons with 70% accuracy are awarded a certificate. Those that successfully complete all lessons will receive a medal. Medals can be picked up at Community Education.The enrollment fee is $26 for one subject, and $46 for both math and reading. All materials will be sent home with the child the last week of school. For elementary students, please include your child's current teacher's name when registering. Grades 6-8: Will complete GRASP lessons online - no books or scoring sheets. All information will be communicated via email from GRASP directly with log in information.Registration deadline is April 26, 2019