WESTCHASE Summer Camp 2018 is here!

We are please to offer camp at two sites in the Westchase area, Bay Hope Church and Avant Garde Academy.

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The daily schedule includes:

  • Interactive Engineering Projects
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Presentations
  • Camper-Innovated Designs
  • Coding and Technologies
  • Snack and Lunch Breaks
  • Outdoor Recreational Play
  • Themed Videos (after-care only)
  • Guest Speakers (weekly, as available)

Bay Hope Westchase Camp Details

Bay Hope Westchase Location

10701 Sheldon Rd, Tampa (at the new Bay Hope Church, formerly Wellspring United Methodist Church).

Camp hours are from 9AM-1PM Students bring their own snacks and lunch. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available as early as 8 am and as late as 4 pm. Early drop-off and after-care is pay-as-you-go for $8/hr and can be added during camp week.

This camp is for children who are entering grades 1-8. Your child will be placed in a section with other children similar in age.

Registration includes materials and t-shirt, and any other supplies explicitly mentioned in the camp description.

Adventures in Engineering is co-ed! We highly encourage both girls and boys to attend our camp!

A spot will only be reserved for your child when both the registration form and the payment have been received.

All registrations and payments are final. Refunds will not be issued unless a camp session is canceled or in case of a medical emergency.

Please contact us with any questions at AdventuresInEng@gmail.com.

Bay Hope Westchase Camp Themes

Python Coding Bootcamp (Grades 5-8, with a prior intro to coding recommended)

June 18-22, July 16-20, and July 23-27 $185/week

Python is a powerful, relatively easy coding language to learn, and is used in the real world. During this bootcamp, students will get an in-depth knowledge of key coding concepts in Python, including input/output, variables, sequencing, algorithms, conditional statements, loops and more. Campers will create projects of their own design. Using the fundamentals they have learned, past students have made helpful tools such as a math quiz machine, as well as fun games like a Mad Lib maker. We look forward to seeing what this group of new programmers will create!
Note: Campers may sign up for one or many weeks of Python Coding. They will continue to progress each week.

**FULL** Week 1: Robotics (Grades 1-8)

June 18-22 $185

Older grades assemble and program award winning LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots.  Students learn the basics of hardware, software, control loops and sensing.  Students team to complete challenges like following a line, infrared sensing, responding to touch and more.

Younger grades learn the basics of robotics by playing with Ozobot mini-bots.  As beginner “programmers”, students learn how to connect the physical and digital worlds through very simple programming apps.  Ozobots can sense color and follow lines to complete mazes and challenges.  Students also study Makey-Makey, which gives them practice with circuits and programming their own musical instrument using everyday objects.

All ages complete group design and build projects and participate in innovative play that teaches persistence, adaptability, and communication skills.

Week 2: Makerspace (Grades 1-8)

June 25-29 $185

Tinker, invent, learn tools, explore materials, and create!  Makerspace brings STEAM principles to life by teaching introductory manufacturing techniques including material selection, hand and power tools, engineering design and so much more.  Sessions include medieval machines, pyrography (the art and science of burning patterns into wood), special effects using pneumatic (air) pressure, wearable technology and more.  Session topics will be influenced by student input.

Week 3: Minecraft (Grades 1-8)

July 16-20 $220

Summon animals, build towers, make lightning strike, and more!  Minecraft is a sandbox game that is designed to allow creative freedom for players while they find supplies (mining), build, and interact with other characters in the game.  Students advance at their own rate during this camp, so beginners and more advanced students are both welcome.  Students also spend time playing on a group server during class time to accomplish challenges and play mini-games!

Note: No Minecraft student IDs and passwords are required. We will provide full Minecraft access for camp.

Week 4: Star Wars (Grades 1-8)

July 23-27 $185

Star Wars has captivated children for 40 years with the technology, effects and amazing inventions used in “a galaxy far, far away”.  Students learn about the forces around them, and have fun exploring the inventions of Star Wars.  Discover the real-life adventures of NASA, control a droid, collaborate on projects, and learn code based on the Star Wars movies.

ALL SUMMER PASS DAY: Every day for all 4 camp weeks (Robotics, Makerspace, Minecraft, and Star Wars), 9 am-1 pm $735
ALL SUMMER PASS EXTENDED DAY: Every day for all 4 camp weeks, 8 am-4 pm $1340

 

Bay Hope Westchase Registration Form

Avant Garde Academy Westchase Camp Details

Avant Garde Academy Westchase Location

13901 Sheldon Rd, Tampa, FL 33626

Camp hours are from 9AM-1PM. Students bring their own snacks and lunch. This camp is for children who are entering grades 1-8. Your child will be placed in a section with other children similar in age.

Registration includes materials and t-shirt, and any other supplies explicitly mentioned in the camp description. Adventures in Engineering is co-ed! We highly encourage both girls and boys to attend our camp! A spot will only be reserved for your child when both the registration form and the payment have been received. All registrations and payments are final. Refunds will not be issued unless a camp session is canceled or in case of a medical emergency.

Please contact us with any questions at AdventuresInEng@gmail.com.

Avant Garde Academy Camp Themes

**CANCELED**Makerspace (Grades 1-8)

June 11-15, 9 am – 1 pm $185

Tinker, invent, learn tools, explore materials, and create! Makerspace brings STEAM principles to life by teaching introductory manufacturing techniques including material selection, hand and light power tools, engineering design and so much more. Lessons include fashioning miniature models using clays and molds, mixing and testing concrete, inventing and prototyping games and more!

Robotics (Grades 1-8)

July 2-6, 9 am – 1 pm $185

Older grades assemble and program award winning LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots.  Students learn the basics of hardware, software, control loops and sensing.  Students team to complete challenges like following a line, infrared sensing, responding to touch and more.

Younger grades learn the basics of robotics by playing with Sphero bots and Ozobot mini-bots.  As beginner “programmers”, students learn how to connect the physical and digital worlds through very simple programming apps.  Ozobots can sense color and follow lines to complete mazes and challenges.  Students also study Makey-Makey, which gives them practice with circuits and programming their own musical instrument using everyday objects.

All ages complete group design and build projects and participate in innovative play that teaches persistence, adaptability, and communication skills.

Avant Garde Academy Westchase Registration Form

Volunteer at Either Westchase Camp

For teens who are entering grades 9-12 volunteer camp counselor opportunities are available. If you love any aspect of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and would like to gain volunteer hours in a camp setting this camp is for you!

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Testimonials

  • My son really benefitted from Mrs. Saville's STEM classes and her hands-on approach. STEM classes are the future of engineering and it's important that students develop skills that help them think outside the box, approach a problem creatively and learn to work with others to maximize each team member's talents. Mary Saville's enthusiasm and passion for STEM classes is contagious and the students not only learn the core concepts, but are able to extend and demonstrate that learning!

    -Mother of a middle school student
  • I would definitely recommend taking a class from Mrs. Saville because she uses STEM activities all the time, and those are the activities that help you learn how to solve real world problems. She shows how STEM classes will help you succeed in the real world!

    -11-year old student
  • You have really sparked his enthusiasm for the whole engineering pursuit

    -Mother of a student
  • It is the best class that I ever took! I learned a lot, but at the same time it was very fun. Thursdays were always the high point of the week!

    -High school student
  • I like how we got to use toys to build something new!

    -1st grade student, in reference to an invention challenge
  • I did a teacher education seminar on the weekend for Makedo and showed off your handy work. Teachers were totally inspired. Thank you and thank your class. Your outputs have exceeded my expectations! It’s so exciting to see, and I love how you say that you don’ see it as trash but as materials – that was always our intention with this product. I would absolutely love your lesson plans for these classes.

    -Makedo, a corporate partner who donated material that was then incorporated into our lesson plan
  • Thank you so much for making this possible by taking an interest in our son during class time - he really enjoyed learning from you.

    -Family of an Intro to Engineering student who became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • For the record it was the time I spent in your classes that developed my love of engineering. I am really looking forward to college, and feel that I am well prepared for the challenges. You have been an amazing teacher

    -High school student about to enter college as an engineering major
  • I greatly enjoyed you as a teacher last year. You got me started on SketchUp and I wanted to show you how far I have come: I made a 3D-designed house!

    -14-year old student, after receiving computer design lessons for a semester
  • Mrs. Saville’s Engineering knowledge and STEM approach was invaluable to our son during his high school years. Her enthusiasm and engaging approach helped direct him into pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in college at a school that is in the top 20 engineering programs in the country.

    -Kirsten K