2017 SUMMER CAMPS

Join us this summer! 2017 Camps are week-long half or whole day experiences.

BEAM Experiences camps provide S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics) experiential and hands-on learning for children ages 8 and up. BEAM encourages students to use teamwork, evaluate needs, and pursue iterative design to help them grow as collaborators, innovators, and thought leaders.
Our instructors are artists, architects, and engineers who all have a passion for teaching S.T.R.E.A.M. education and creating project-based experiences. They all have their hands in creating the curriculum to provide some of Seattle’s most compelling enrichment programs. Our instructors can tailor the camp to meet every child’s skill set. All instructors have passed background checks and are experts in whatever they teach.

Video Game Design – ages 8 and up

Make a video game you can play! Make a video game you can play! Campers will create all the phases of making their own game by learning advanced programming in our game-making software, Stencyl. They’ll choose the style of the game, decide on controls, and create the story. They’ll create levels and put in graphics and behaviors as well as sounds and music. Campers will learn advanced play-testing and bug-fixing – as well as mechanics, abilities, power-ups, and progression.

July 10-14:

  • 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • This camp is hosted at Villa Academy in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle at 5001 NE 50th St.
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • Cost: $225.00 Register now on Villa Academy’s website!

July 17-21:

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • From noon to 1 pm, students will have lunch break and access to the school’s playground.
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • This camp is hosted at Cascade Parent Partnership Program (Cascade PPP) in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle at 2919 First Ave. W.
  • Cost: $400.00 Register now!

July 31-August 4: 

  • 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • This camp is hosted at The Meridian School in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle at 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. #242.
  • Cost: $230.00 Register now on The Meridian School’s website!

Jr. Robotics – ages 6 and up

BEAM Experiences uses the popular Bricks 4 Kidz Jr. Robotics curriculum, teaching campers how to turn their next LEGO creations into a robot, programmed to do exactly what they tell it to do! This offers all the fun of building with LEGO Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming. Using drag-and-drop, icon-based WeDo software provides an introduction to the world of programming and robotics that will equip children to succeed in a technology-based marketplace. BEAM encourages students to think creatively while experimenting with Cubelets. This fun, action-packed class combines real life skills with real kid fun!

July 10-14:

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • From noon to 1 pm, students will have lunch break and access to the school’s playground.
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • This camp is hosted at Cascade Parent Partnership Program (Cascade PPP) in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle at 2919 First Ave. W.
  • Cost: $400.00 Register now!

August 7-11:

  • 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • From noon to 1 pm, students will have lunch break and access to the school’s playground.
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • This camp is hosted at Cascade Parent Partnership Program (Cascade PPP) in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle at 2919 First Ave. W.
  • Cost: $200.00 Register now!
  • To make this an all-day camp, sign up for a Bricks 4 Kidz morning Lego camp here.

Stop Motion Animation – ages 8 and up

Make animated movies! Campers will create and film stories based on various fun STEM concepts. Students will begin learning the process of stop-motion animation by reenacting various sport plays themselves and completing a tug-of war. They’ll capture the origami process by making origami and learning about construction/deconstruction through taking pictures as they slowly disassemble it. They’ll understand the function of bridges by designing a bridge to connect two raised areas while focusing on ideas of weight, creativity, and aesthetics. Campers will develop their own characters (monsters made from candy, things that fly, creations that metamorphose), plots, and settings. We won’t finish the week without directing our own LEGO movie. Using the Frames software, campers will learn how to add dialogue and cinematic scores to truly bring their film to life.

July 24-28:

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • From noon to 1 pm, students will have lunch break and access to the school’s playground.
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • This camp is hosted at Cascade Parent Partnership Program (Cascade PPP) in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle at 2919 First Ave. W.
  • Cost: $400.00 Register now!

Robotics –  ages 8 and up

Ignite your imagination and unleash your creative powers with this hands-on robotics camp that has you build your own unique robots. Students will design, build, and program a variety of moving robots: including rovers, wall-dodgers, sumo bots, and racers — using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3. Practicing creative problem-solving while creating robots, students will learn: logic, computer science, technology, and engineering. Students will learn how to construct sturdy, functional robots, and with this knowledge, all students will be encouraged to design their one-of-a-kind robots. With learning how to program the EV3 brain (an intuitive icon-based interface), students will bring their creations to life! What are the perks of completing their creations? Iterative testing robots to race, dodge walls, complete obstacle courses, and battle!

July 31-August 4:

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
  • From noon to 1 pm, students will have lunch break and access to the school’s playground.
  • Classes are available to students ages 8 and up.
  • This camp is hosted at Cascade Parent Partnership Program (Cascade PPP) in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle at 2919 First Ave. W.
  • Cost: $400.00 Register now!

Looking for Lego Engineering camps? Camp will be listed on BEAM’s calendar page, but to register, the link will take you to our sister company Bricks 4 Kidz Greater Seattle.

  • Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Engineering Camps: Our classes combine LEGO® Bricks, games, and activities to ensure kids will have plenty of LEGO® fun! Using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors, children construct a variety of specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models (with different variations to match each student’s skill level), as well as build creations of their own during our free-play periods. We’ll build animals, Spin Art Machines, Paper Crinklers, vehicles, and more. During craft time, projects can include making Lego jewelry and key chains. Themes include: Minecraft II, Ninja Spinning, Jurassic Brick Land, Galaxy Far Away, BRICK City Engineers, and Batman League! Register here!

 Interested in having us teach our STEAM camps at your location? Contact us now!