• Norwin STEM Camps: Summer 2018
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    Summer camps are open to all students enrolled in the Norwin School District. On May 7, 2018, camps that still have open spaces will be opened to non-resident students.

    Summer camp registration will be done online beginning on April 16, 2018.
     
    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.  (*Please make sure that you have completed a registration form for each child and each camp that they are attending.)
     
    Camp registration closes on May 14, 2018 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

    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 18-21 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Hillcrest Intermediate

    Matt Bostick

    Nicole Cole

     

    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 11–14, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Hillcrest Intermediate

    Matt Bostick

    Larry Paladin

     

    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 9-12, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Sunset Valley Elementary

    Larry Paladin

    Jalina Robosky

     

    Fairy Tales and Engineering

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

    2-3

    June 11-14, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

     

    Hillcrest Intermediate

    Nicole Cole

    Kiersten Brown

    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

    June 25-28, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Sunset Valley Elementary

    Larry Paladin

    Jalina Robosky

    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 11-14, 2018

    12:30 - 3:30 pm

    Norwin High School

    Molli Nicholas

    Marina Panaia

    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 18-21, 2018

    12:30 – 3:30 pm

    Hillcrest Intermediate

    Molli Nicholas

    Marina Panaia

    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 18-21, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Hillcrest Intermediate

    Marina Panaia

    Molli NIcholas

    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 16-19, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Sheridan Terrace Elementary

    Laura Swick

    Jared Schultz

    NEW

    3D Printing Basics

    Students will learn the basic operation and maintenance of a Makerbot 3D printer.  Using the Makerbot app and print software, students will create and print a 3D model to take home.

    3-5

    July 23–26, 2018

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Sheridan Terrace Elementary

    Laura Swick

    Jared Schultz

    Beginning Game Design

    (Gamestar Mechanic)

    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

    July 9–12, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Norwin Middle School

    Jessica Pollock

    NEW

    Create a 3D Virtual World

    Students use intuitive built-in tools and basic building blocks to create their own 3D worlds.  They can animate their world using a visual programming language ideal for beginners or scripting languages for more advanced coding.  Students will switch to VR mode and explore in an immersive 360 degree and 3D virtual environment.

    4-8

    July 9–12, 2018

    12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Norwin Middle School

    Jessica Pollock

    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 along with a movie file .

    4-6

    July 16-19, 2018

    12:30 – 3:30 pm

    Hillcrest Intermediate 

    Autumn Hyde

    NEW

    Build, Sculpt, Fire – Intro to Clay and Sculpture

    Students will learn the basics of working with clay to create pinch pots and mugs.  They will learn to roll a slab and do hand-building work before glazing and firing a one-of-a kind keepsake.

    5-8

    June 11 – 14, 2018

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Norwin High School

    Molli Nicholas

    Marina Panaia

     

    Registration limited to 18

    NEW

    Print, Stamp, Repeat!

    Students will learn the fine art of printmaking through new and traditional ways of printing original mnoprints, relief prints, and collagraphs.  Using different tools and materials they will design their own creations including multi-colored marbled paper.

    5-8

    July 16-19, 2018

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Hillcrest Intermediate

    Molli Nicholas

    Autumn Hyde

     

    Lego Minstorm NXT: Movie Madness

     

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

    6-8

    July 9-12, 2018

    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 5-8, 2018

    9:00 am – 12:45 pm

     

    Optional Training Dates  for Certification:

    June 23-24

    Norwin High School

    TJ Lloyd

    Advanced SCUBA Diving

    For SCUBA Camp Alumni and Certified Divers

     

    Camp Cost $165 Includes equipment and rental fee

     

    Students who have successfully completed SCUBA Diving Camp in the Norwin School District and/or those who are certified divers are invited to participate in Advanced SCUBA diving.  The format of each day will be one hour in class followed by two hours in the pool to learn more advanced diving skills and techniques.  There will be an option to certify as either an Advanced or entry level diver.

    7-12

    *Must be Age 12 to participate

    June 11-15, 2018

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Norwin High School

    TJ Lloyd