Camp Discovery 2019 Specialty STEM Weeks

Program and Fees

Our Specialty STEM Weeks are designed for campers entering grades 5-7 and are offered on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ. Campers who opt for both morning and afternoon sessions must bring lunch and will have a recess between classes.

All courses are taught by Super Science for Kids-certified teachers.

When: July 22 through Aug. 16

Session Schedules: Morning Course 9 AM to 12 PM; Afternoon Course 1 PM to 4 PM

Drop-off/Pick Up:

  • Weeks 1 to 3, AM Course, Drop off 8 to 8:45, pick up 12 noon
  • Weeks 1 to 3, PM Course, Drop off 12:45, pick up 4 to 5
  • Week 4, AM Course, Drop off 8:30 to 8:45, pick up 12 noon
  • Week 4, PM Course, Drop off 12:45, pick up 4 to 4:15 (no before or after care for week 4)

$295 per course: A $25 non-refundable deposit per course, plus a $10 registration fee (per week), is required at time of registration to hold a space for each camper. All fees are due by May 30, 2019.

Week 1: July 22 through 26

Morning Course: Introduction to Computer Animation

Ready, set, action!  In this class, campers will use a stop-motion camera and create their own stop-motion animation videos. They will explore basic skills needed to create and animate. Students will learn to copy, edit, move and delete animation frames, and learn to import music and sounds, add special effects, and more.

Afternoon Course: Architecture and Engineering Challenges

Students will design and build towers, balsa bridges and a wide array of LEGO and K’nex™ architecture projects. They will build famous architectural designs and other structures using a variety of materials. Students will explore structural engineering principles and forces that act on structures, along with mathematics, technology and science concepts.

Week 2: July 29 through Aug. 2

Morning Course: Super Science STEM Challenges

Students will integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics by building and designing a wide range of gadgets, inventive machines, towers and more. Projects will include the Great Tower Challenge, the Standing Cup Pyramid Challenge, Egg Drop Challenge, Wooden Coaster Challenge, a Structural Engineering Challenge, Magnificent Marble Machine, and a host of other fun contests.

Afternoon Course: Amusement Park Physics  

In this class, students will learn about physics concepts such as friction, gravity, momentum, velocity and other effects of force and motion as they relate to theme park rides. They will design, construct, and test loop-the-loops, marble catchers, ball machines, Ferris wheels, swinging amusement rides and more.

Week 3:  Aug. 5 through 9

Morning Course: Robotic Fun and Battle-Bots

Campers will construct a wide range of robot projects such as a Battle-Bot from the Robotix modular collection, participate in a robot tug-of-war, experience an Olympic competition and soccer match, and more. They will explore engineering principles and take home a Hexbug robot.

Afternoon Course: Introduction to LEGO EV3 Robotics 

Students will build, design and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms and build robot projects and creations that use working sensors and motors. They will utilize LEGO Mindstorms’ combined versatility of the LEGO building system and its intelligent microcomputer brick and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software. All students will take home a Hexbug robot.

Week 4:  Aug. 12 through 16

Morning Course: Architecture and Engineering Challenges

Students will design and build towers, balsa bridges and a wide array of LEGO and K’nex™ architecture projects. They will build famous architectural designs and other structures using a variety of materials. Students will explore structural engineering principles and forces that act on structures, along with mathematics, technology and science concepts.

Afternoon Course: Introduction to Computer Animation

Ready, set, action!  In this class, campers will use a stop-motion camera and create their own stop-motion animation videos. They will explore basic skills needed to create and animate. Students will learn to copy, edit, move and delete animation frames, and learn to import music and sounds, add special effects, and more.