Are you looking for some fun, engaging activities for your child to participate in over Summer, Thanksgiving and Spring breaks? We have an awesome selection of camps available for your children to participate. Fun, Innovative, Creative, Educational and Confidence Building. We have provided a description of some of our past camps below and to get specific information about upcoming camps, please click the appropriate link below:
- Summer Camps
- Hawking Charter Summer Camp
Students will learn about project design, object-oriented programming, console applications, graphics applications and many elements of the Java language. Along the way, students will use what they learn to create their first simple game in Java. No programming experience is necessary but doing common tasks on a computer is useful.
Build Your Own Computer:
In this hands-on investigation, kids will learn how a computer works by building a simple Raspberry Pi computer. Once the building is done, the fun continues while kids create their own versions of simple games and code in Minecraft on the computer they just built. We will have plenty of time off the computer as well when kids have the chance to learn and test game design and programming through active play. Kids keep their Rasberry Pi mini computer with all their projects on it as well as a better understanding of computers, programming logic and game design.
There are some science experiments that kids just can’t get enough of – the ooey, gooey, exploding and fizzing kind is what we are talking about! There is plenty of ooohs, aaahs and iiiiicks in this camp where we will don our lab coats and use real scientific instruments and the scientific method to conduct fun and exciting experiments.
Jr engineers and Lego builders will love this camp by bringing Minecraft to life with lego! Build a motorized walking creeper, a terrifying Ghast or anything Minecrafty that your imaginations can think of! This project-based camp combines the basic format of our engineering themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will use the Systems Engineering V to design, plan and explore real-world concepts in Physics, engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.
Jr Lego Star Wars:
Junior engineers will learn all about and build basic engineering concepts such as motors, catapults, unitized construction, wheel/axles, levers, and more as they build Star Wars themed projects like X-Wings, R2-units, energy catapults, defense turrets, and space settlements. The Force is definitely strong with this camp!
Build, Test, Battle:
Each day kids will use the systems engineering design process to design, create and test amazing builds such as cars, air rockets and bridges. the fun gets bigger and wilder when the camp splits into teams to build ballistic projects like trebcuchets, catapults, marshmallow shooters and lay siege to the other team’s base in a friendly battle.
In this camp you will use the systems engineering process to plan, design, then build just the right size adirondack chair for you. During this process kids will not only be taught how to use tools safely but also develop their woodworking skills by using real tools and learning all about the designing process.
Direct from the experts at Make Magazine and facilitated by our own talented makers, this is a camp your kids are sure to love! Campers will get inspired and complete new maker projects each day. This eclectic camp includes projects such as simple animatronics, wind tunnels to make planes lift, flowing fountains with no electricity, LED throwies, bouncy balls, vibrobots, cork launchers and more.
Oh YES! We said BIG and MESSY! Let your creative child feel free to immerse themselves from head to toe in those art projects you’d never dare do in your house. Pendulum painting, large scale paper mache sculptures, splat painting with food and household items, and giant spin art are a few examples of the fun in store for kids in this camp!
Have a budding artisan at home that loves to create? Cool artesian skills meet modern day projects in this camp with beautiful results. No foam door hangers here, these are art projects you’ll want to keep. Kids will enjoy wood art using real tools, 3D canvas art, giant town tower installations, spray paint graffiti, pour paint method to emulate famous artists, bath bombs that explode and more! Let your child’s imagination flow!