What will students experience this year?
Our 2023 program, Wonder, is designed to inspire students to become problem finders and problem solvers. Through hands-on activities and challenges, children build confidence, investigate STEM concepts, use their imaginations and learn that everyone can be creative.
Big ideas pop up as children design their own mini pop-up business! Building their entrepreneurship skills, campers make strong financial decisions and develop creative marketing strategies to attract customers and achieve their business goals. They receive a loan, practice responsible decision making with their startup funds, present their unique ideas for ways to distribute products, and then learn to measure and record data. Finally, they explore the power of green energy before launching their business with the ultimate pop-up event.
Children ride through physics, engineering, invention and art as they build their own skate park complete with ramps, bowls and rails! After personalizing their mini skateboards, they gain momentum and learn perseverance by practicing tricks of creativity and invention. Then, campers make DIY skateboard riders, build features and create skate park logos before trying on designer finger shoes to test each other’s one-of-a-kind, innovative parks and equipment!
To create the best celebration ever, children become confident event planners! They engineer light-up party hats, invent a Party Assistant to help with their plans, explore the science of color with bubble art banners and experiment with sound vibrations through the creation of a musical instrument. When it’s time for the big celebration, children play fun party games that inspire them to make natural physics connections as they celebrate all their creative accomplishments.
Children show their unique style when they transform a MimicBot into a one-of-a-kind animatronic stuffie using inspiration from nature! They explore biomimicry, genetics and adaptive creativity, and they learn how to use the power of intellectual property to protect their creation from the idea-stealing Copy Cat. Along the way, they collaborate with friends before taking home their personalized stuffie to encourage even more original ideas.
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