2017 SUMMER CAMPS

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

10% off BEAM Summer Camps until April 31st:

USE CODE STEM_SPECIAL FOR THE FOLLOWING CAMPS:

1). Robotics at Cascade PPP
2) Video Game Design at Cascade PPP
3). Stop Motion Animation at Cascade PPP
4). Jr. Robotics at Cascade PPP

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

Master the art of the video game design! Using problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, students create fun game play — using a 2D game development engine called Stencyl. Through hands-on experience, they learn the multitude of art forms that go into making a finished game: such as game design, programming/logic, animation, graphics, testing, sound, and music.

Students will brainstorm, sketch, and create characters, game narrative, and objectives. They’ll explore new ways of developing and programming student-made video games.

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!

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 5-7:

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Wednesday 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: $240.00 Register now!

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!

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!

Stop Motion Animation – ages 8 and up

Make animated movies! Campers will create and film stories based on ideas from their own imaginations. Students will learn how to develop characters, plots, and settings. They will storyboard, add cinematic scores, and insert dialogue to bring their movies truly to life. And, lastly, they’ll publish their short films!

Campers will be taught how to animate using a variety of mediums. Want to create your own Lego movie using minifigures and settings made out of LEGO® bricks? Check. Want to draw your own movie using markers and a white board? Check. Want to film your origami creation so that it looks like it magically came together? Check! What to animate a robot dancing? Definitely.

Students will be taught how to animate using our Frames software.

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!

 

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!