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2018 Summer - Robotics & Engineering

 

 

 

 

Fairytale Engineering: Grades PreK-2nd
Calling all engineers! Do you like Fairy Tale characters? Do you like to help solve problems? Help the Three Pigs survive the Big Bad Wolf, help the Prince get to Rapunzel, help The 3 Billy Goats Gruff cross the bridge and more! In this one-week camp students will work together to help popular Fairy Tale characters have a different ending to their stories! 

Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades PreK - 2nd M - F June 11 - 15 1:00p - 2:00p FC E106 $137
Max: 20

Instructor: Jessica Weaver | jweaver@zcs.k12.in.us


Advanced Minecraft Engineering Camp: Grades 3rd-8th
For intermediate and advanced Minecraft players. In addition to many of the activities and games presented in the "World of Minecraft Camp", campers will learn advanced crafting skills, complex Redstone engineering, and how to install and manage mods. Campers will put their engineering skills to the test in both survival and creative worlds with individual and team-based challenges and games including Spleef, Skywars, Race for the Wool, and many more.

NOTE: Campers will not need to bring a computer to camp but are encouraged though not required, to have their own Mojang Minecraft account so that they can try at home what they learn at camp.

Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 3rd - 8th M - F June 11 - 15 9:00a - 12:00p ZCHS 512 $160
Max: 28

Instructor: Matt Mulholland | mmulholland@zcs.k12.in.us


World of Minecraft: Grades 1st-6th
For Minecraft players of all skill levels. Join the adventure that is MINECRAFT in this exciting camp that will immerse students into the game they love. Campers will play a special educational mod of the game on a secure server where they will explore a vast interactive ancient world map complete with thrilling quests and adventures. In another activity, campers will be divided into teams where they must work together in a survival mode to design, create, and build an entire virtual community on a volcano island. Each day will see a different set of challenges and games that will put their creativity and problem solving to the test.

Note: Campers should be able to read simple on-screen instructions. Also, campers will not need to bring a computer to camp and they will not need their own Mojang Minecraft account.

Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 1st - 6th M - F June 25 - 29 1:00p - 4:00p ZCHS 512 $160
Max: 28

Instructor: Matt Mulholland | mmulholland@zcs.k12.in.us


Minecraft Build Battles: Grades 2nd-8th
For Minecraft players of all skill levels. Build Battles is for the Minecraft Player who enjoys building and showing off their creations. Each day will present campers with a different build challenge. A medieval castle, a luxurious mansion, a secret fortress, a deluxe tree house – these are just a few of the Build Battle challenges that will put their Minecraft skills to the test. At the end of each day campers will get to show off their creations to the rest of the class.

Note: Campers do NOT need a computer or a Mojang Minecraft Account.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 2nd - 8th M - F June 11 - 15 1:00p - 4:00p ZCHS 512 $160
Max: 28

Instructor: Matt Mulholland | mmulholland@zcs.k12.in.us


Middle School Vex IQ Robotics: Grades 5th-8th
Campers will be introduced to the Vex IQ robots and game. They will design, build, drive, test and refine their robot. They will also be introduced to programming. At the end of the week, they will compete in a Vex IQ tournament.

Session #1 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 5th - 8th M - F June 11 - 15 9:00a - 12:00p FC E207 & E209 $168
Max: 18
Session #2 Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 5th - 8th M - F June 18 - 22 9:00a - 12:00p FC E207 & E209 $168
Max: 18

Instructor: Andy Seward | aseward@zcs.k12.in.us


Minecraft Megabuild: Grades 2nd-8th
For Minecraft players of all skill levels. Welcome to the world of Minecraft MegaBuild! Campers will work together on a secure server in creative mode to design and build a virtual model of downtown brick street Zionsville. Students will learn about modern city planning along with design and engineering concepts related to building construction. Campers will also design and build various other Mega-Structures including skyscrapers and a mall.

Note: Campers do NOT need a computer or a Mojang Minecraft Account.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 2nd - 8th M - F June 25 - 29 9:00a - 12:00p ZCHS 512 $160
Max: 28

Instructor: Matt Mulholland | mmulholland@zcs.k12.in.us


Minecraft Games & More: Grades 1st-6th
For Minecraft players of all skill levels. Campers will play a variety of Minecraft games and challenges on a secure Minecraft server. Games will include "Spleef", "Skywars", "Race for the Wool", "Freeze Tag", "Hide & Seek", "Scavenger Hunt", "Team Obstacle Course", "Destroy the Beacon", and many more. The ultimate Minecraft Gaming Camp where campers get to put everything they know about Minecraft to the test!

Note: Campers do NOT need a computer or a Mojang Minecraft Account.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 1st - 6th M - F July 9 - 13 9:00a - 12:00p ZCHS 512 $160
Max: 28

Instructor: Matt Mulholland | mmulholland@zcs.k12.in.us


Minecraft Coding & 3D Printing Camp: Grades 4th-8th
For experienced Minecraft players.  Learn how to write command blocks, code in Java script, install and manage Minecraft mods, and accelerate your Minecraft game creation skills. Campers will learn the basics of object-oriented computer programming using the award winning Computer Craft Minecraft Mod while incorporating advanced redstoning skills to create complex commands and systems. Campers will also work with 3d Design Software and a Maker Gear 3-D printer to see their 3-D creations come to life.

Note: Campers are encouraged, but not required, to have their own Minecraft account.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 4th - 8th M - F July 9 - 13 1:00p - 4:00p ZCHS 512 $160
Max: 24

Instructor: Matt Mulholland | mmulholland@zcs.k12.in.us


Robots In The Real World: Grades 3rd-6th
This Robotics: Robots in the Real World curriculum is designed to introduce students to how robots can be used in the real world! Engineers will adapt and program their robots to contain an oil spill, perform surgery, explore dangerous worlds, and of course play games!!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 3rd - 6th M - F July 16 - 20 9:00a - 12:00p FC E203 $174
Max: 24

Instructor: TBD | Indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Toy Shop Engineers!: Grades K-2nd
Toys have always inspired creativity in children! This week your little engineer will learn concepts in Mechanical Engineering and become expert toy makers! Engineers will design and build a new toy every day!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 2nd M - F July 16 - 20 9:00a - 12:00p FC E204 $174
Max: 12

Instructor: TBD | Indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Coding With Scratch: Grades 3rd-6th
This camp is perfect for the beginning coder!! Your Engineer will learn the basics of coding using the MIT developed Scratch program. They will learn to animate characters with not only movement but also sound, build a game, and much more! Students will also be provided with a step by step guide to take home at the end of the week so the fun can continue at home!! Be sure to bring a flash drive to take home your creations!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades 3rd - 6th M - F July 16 - 20 1:00p - 4:00p FC E203 $174
Max: 24

Instructor: TBD | Indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Moving & Shaking: Grades K-2nd
Calling all Junior Robotics Engineers and LEGO® loving kids!! Your little engineer will learn all about robotics, automation, programming, and the Engineering Design Process during camp!! Your engineer will have a blast creating and programming a rescue helicopter, race car, and much more!! This class uses LEGO® WeDo™ Robots.

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades K - 2nd M - F July 16 - 20 1:00p - 4:00p FC E204 $174
Max: 12

Instructor: TBD | Indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


STEM - Paper Roller Coasters: Grades PreK-K
Do you love roller coasters? How about marble runs? Get ready to build your very own marble roller coaster out of only paper and tape! We will follow the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve the perfect roller coaster. On the last day of camp we will show off our roller coasters and explain how they work!

Session Days Dates Time Location Fee Register
Grades PreK - K M - F July 23 - 27 1:00p - 4:00p ZWMS 206 $140
Max: 10

Instructor: Amber Jackey | ajackey@zcs.k12.in.us