Norwin STEM Camps: Summer 2017
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Summer camps are open to all students enrolled in the Norwin School District. On May 8, 2017, camps that still have open spaces will be opened to non-resident students.

Summer camp registration will be done online beginning on April 17, 2017. Payment, via a check or money order, for camps should be made payable to the Norwin School District and submitted to:

Norwin School District Administration
251 McMahon Drive
North Huntingdon, Pa 15642
Attention: Summer STEM Camps
 
Camp registration closes on May 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (Exception: Camp Invention)
 
To register for a camp, click on the camp name. 
 
All camps cost $115 per student unless otherwise indicated

 

Camp Name

Camp Description

Grade(s)

Entering

Dates/Times

Location

Instructors

Camp Invention

Camp Cost $220

Camp Invention returns to Norwin for its sixth year.  Students participate in innovative challenges and learning activities with District teachers.

1-6

June 5-9

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Veronica Check, Director

Candice Hindman

Sue Fariss

Jalina Robosky

It’s Never Too Early for STEM!

Primary students will engage in hands-on STEM activities that focus on Light Optics, Living Things, Force/Motion, Water, and Electricity and will use the Engineering Design Process to solve real-world problems.

K-2

June 5-8

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Matt Bostick

 

Earth Science

Students will use hands-on activities and explorations to develop earth science concepts including land formations, forces that change the earth’s surface, the water cycle, and weather.

1-2

June 12-15

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Matt Bostick

 

We’re Alive! Biology Camp

We’re Alive! Biology Camp will focus on the relationships between living things and environments.  Through a variety of learning experiences we will look at biomes, food webs, and adaptations.

1-3

July 10-13

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Larry Paladin

 

Fairy Tales and Engineering

Students will become engineers and will solve challenges taken from some of our most popular fairy tales.

2-3

June 26-29

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Hillcrest Intermediate

Lauren Karcher

Baseball Math

Actual baseball game experience will be combined with classroom math lessons on place value, fractions/decimals, data/graphing, and geometry.

3-5

June 5-8

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunset Valley Elementary

Dan Miller

Jason Giuliana

Introduction to Robotics – Lego WeDo

Students will be introduced to programming and will build simple robots using Legos, extending the Lego work they did during the school year.

3-5

July 17-20

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunset Valley Elementary

Larry Paladin

Click, Click, Move, … Stop Motion Animation

Students will get the chance to be creative in designing short stop motion mini-movies in this camp!

3-6

June 12-15

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Molli Nicholas

Marina Panaia

NEW

Photography and Photo Manipulation

Learn basic photography with your own device or with a provided iPad. Also, learn basic Photoshop manipulation elements to create various digital artworks that you can print and frame.

3-6

June 12-15

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Molli Nicholas

Marina Panaia

NEW

Digital Animation

Learn how to create digital animations using a variety of methods and applications. Start with provided characters and backgrounds learning to make them move before starting from scratch to draw your own. Create different styles of animations with different apps, bring a 2D artwork to life, draw over photos, and create digital artwork that you will make move.

3-6

June 19-22

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Molli Nicholas

Marina Panaia

App Creation with JavaScript

This camp teaches students introductory concepts of the programming language JavaScript.  These programming skills will enable students to build interactive apps in a collaborative environment. No prior coding experience is necessary.

 

7-9

June 26-29

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Norwin Middle School

Jessica Pollock

NEW

Coding

“Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society.”

Our students are growing up in the digital age.  They are easily able to use cell phones, tablets, and computers, but do they know what drives this technology?    In this course, students will be introduced to the logic behind the technology they use every day.  We will use programs such as Code.org, Scratch, and Tynker to allow students to see the magic of how things work.    Logical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and communication skills will be the focus of this camp. 

3-5

July 17-20

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Laura Swick

Jared Schultz

Beginning Game Design

Students will create, collaborate, publish and provide feedback on games using online software.  No coding is required, as students practice digital design skills through experimentation with puzzles and games.  Students should have experience using a desktop or laptop computer. 

2-6

June 26-29

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Norwin Middle School

Jessica Pollock

NEW

Digital Book Making/Illustration

                Students will learn how to illustrate and write their own digital eBook. They will illustrate own images and upload their pictures onto each page. Students will also write their own story and record their own voice to narrate their creation. In the end, they will create both a digital and hard copy book.

4-6

July 10-13

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillcrest Intermediate

Autumn Hyde

Lego Mindstorm NXT:

Deep Space Terraformers

Using programming skills, sensors, and team building skills students will get to explore robotics.

6-8

July 17-20

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Norwin Middle School

Brad Zundel

Matt Mincucci

Scuba Diving

 

Camp Cost $165 includes equipment rental fee

 

Students will learn the science of scuba diving with an emphasis on the physics of diving, physiology of divers, and ecology of the diving environment.  The water portion will include an introduction to snorkeling, handling of equipment, buoyancy control and rescue techniques.  This week long experience has an option for certification (additional fees, materials, training required).

7-12

*Must be Age 12 to participate

June 12-16

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Optional Training Dates for Certification:

June 24-25

Information provided during camp

Norwin High School

TJ Lloyd


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