• 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.
     
    Payments for camp registration fees are being collected online via RevTrak.  RevTrak accepts credit card and electronic check payments. If you make online food service payments, you can use your existing RevTrak account for any RevTrak transactions, including STEM Camp registration fees. The link to RevTrak will display after registering for a camp. You can also click here to access RevTrak. 
     
    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 Locations TBD

      

    Camp Name

    Camp Description

    Grade(s)

    Entering

    Dates/Times

    Instructors

    Camp Invention

    Camp Cost $220

    *Registration separate from other District camps

     

    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

    Ms. Check, Director

    Mrs. Hindman

    Mrs. Fariss

    Mrs. 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

    Mr. 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

    Mr. 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

    Mr. 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

     

    Mrs. 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

    Mr. Miller

    Mr. 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

    Mr. 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

    Mrs. Nicholas

    Ms. 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

    Mrs. Nicholas

    Ms. 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

    Mrs. Nicholas

    Ms. 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

    Ms. 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

    Mrs. Swick

    Mr. 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

    Ms. 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

    Ms. 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

    Mr. Zundel

    Mr. 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

    Mr. Lloyd