STEAM Project in San Diego

Science, technology, engineering, art, math & maker (STEAM) programs for preschool through 8th grade

YMCA Camps

Gizmos & Gadgets is proud to partner with YMCA

: Throughout South/North San Diego

Java Game Programming: (Grades 4+)5407c3_d12d295cc308430799ce971333811fc2

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.


Young Engineers:

Each day kids will use the systems engineering design process to design, create and test amazing builds such as build cars, air rockets and bridges. The fun gets bigger and wilder when the camp splits into teams to build ballistic projects like catapults, marshmallow shooters and lay siege to the other team’s base in a friendly battle.

Build, Test, Battle:

This is one of our most popular camps!Using the Engineering Design Process campers will create a life-size wooden catapult. Each Camper will measure, cut and build each piece needed to create their very own take-home catapult. Campers will discuss tool safety and then be able to use real tools to build out their catapult. This includes handsaws with miter boxes, drills and electric sanders. At the end of the week campers will test their catapults by creating forts and launching water balloons!