Summer Camp Opportunities

Williams will be offering day camps in robotics, computing, and engineering as well as an evening camp for lacrosse, while Mystic Seaport has a variety of fun summer camps for children and youth to learn valuable maritime skills and UConn will be helping girls pursue their interests in science and technology.
Monday-Friday, June 25-29 - Register Today!

M.I.C.R.O. Middle School Introduction to Computing, Robotics, and Object Oriented Programming
Boys & Girls, Grades 6-8
 
M.I.C.R.O. Session 1: Loop the Loop – 9:00-11:30AM
Participants will work individually and in teams to use looping algorithms within a variety of different software development environments to solve problems related to robotics control (Lego Mindstorms), 3D animation (Alice 3.0), and gaming (Greenfoot). They’ll have so much fun that they won’t realize they’re learning to code in the Java programming language!
 
M.I.C.R.O. Session 2: There is a Method to the Fun-ness – 12:30-3:00PM
Participants will work individually and in teams to refine a program shell by developing individual modules (methods) within a variety of different software development environments to solve problems related to robotics control (Lego Mindstorms), 3D animation (Alice 3.0), and gaming (Greenfoot). They’ll have so much fun that they won’t realize they’re learning to code in the Java programming language!
 
W.I.R.E.D. Williams Introduction to Robotics and Engineering Design
Boys & Girls, Grades 3-5
 
W.I.R.E.D. Session 1:  The A-MAZE-ing Race - 9:00-11:30AM
Participants will work in pairs to design and program an autonomous robot capable of navigating various mazes using an assortment of modular sensors. The week will culminate in the A-MAZE-ing race where team robots will compete in different challenging events. Everyone will win with this fun educational experience!
 
W.I.R.E.D. Session 2: Battle-Bots - 12:30-3:00PM
Participants will work in pairs to design, program, and/or control robots that compete in various head-to-head challenges. Every detail of the design, from the robot's center of gravity to its power to weight ratio will determine how each will fare against the other. Everyone wins as participants learn valuable engineering fundamentals while having fun!

Evening Lacrosse Camp
Monday-Friday, June 25-29
6:00-8:00 PM
Boys & Girls, Grades 3-10

Nightly sessions will stress individualized instruction in stick handling, shooting and offensive/defensive play. Each session will promote a player’s development through a comprehensive teaching progression allowing the campers to learn every aspect of the game. By week's end, players will participate in team games.

On Land and at Sea: Unique Summer Camps at Mystic Seaport!
Children and Youth, Ages 4-18
If you're interested in having your child gain hands-on experience with maritime skills on the campus of a living history museum, look no further than the Mystic Seaport, where they can sail on the schooner Brilliant, sleep on board a historic tall ship the Joseph Conrad, and learn how to sail on the scenic Mystic River. This year the seaport has some exciting new programs, including Lego camps, Float Box Derby: Create and Row Your Own Unique Vessel, Build a Bevin Skiff, Ocean Adventurers, and a Race Clinic Week.  For more information visit their website.
 
SPARK - STEM Sessions for Girls at UConn
SPARK is UConn’s latest initiative to shrink the STEM gender gap. It is an on-campus summer program. SPARK challenges current 6th - 9th grade female students to incorporate their math and science skills into hands-on projects and fun activities, with the guidance of current female undergraduate engineering students. 

There are four sessions:
July 8 - July 14: Coding in Space
July 15 - July 21: Underwater Robotics
July 22 - July 28: 3-D Printing a Better Earth
July 29 - August 4: Engineering Through the Ages

Students can choose to participate in one, two, three, or all four weeks! For further information or to apply, visit their website.

Notes regarding SPARK Camp:
*Financial Assistance is available on a need basis.  
*If you are outside of the grade range, please feel free to still apply. Priority will be given to those within the grade range.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact UConn's Engineering Diversity and Outreach Center at (860) 486-5536.
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