BOLINGBROOK PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS

201 Recreation Dr, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

SCHEDULE

DATE AGES TIME CAMP NAME ACTIVITY CODE PRICING: RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT
June 10-14 7-9 9:00-12:00 Build your Droid 200328-G20 $269 / $375
9-12 12:30-3:30 Game of Drones 200328-G21 $269 / $375
July 8-12 5-6 9:00-12:00 STEAM Academy 200328-G22 $299 / $375
7-9 12:30-3:30 Fly with Me: Rockets 200328-G23 $299 / $375
9-12 9:00-3:00 Bionic Bike 200328-G24 $499 / $575
July 29 - Aug 2
9-12 12:30-3:30 Wizarding World Adventure 200328-G25 $269 / $375
7-9 9:00-12:00 Wizarding World Adventure 200328-G26 $269 / $375
12-15 9:00-3:00 App Incubator 200328-G27 $499 / $575
 

Build your Droid

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Date: June 10 - June 14

Join us on a journey far far away to build a one-of-a-kind Star Wars themed robot droid! In this camp, TinkRers will dive into learning all about robots. They will discover the difference between autonomous robots and other machines, and also the similarities between robots and humans! Once they learn about their bots, the TinkRers will assemble their droids by bringing together a 3D-printed chassis, an Arduino micro-computer, sensors, and other materials. They’ll spend time learning not just about the electronic components, but will program their droid to move, explore, and play star wars themed sounds! To express their creative sides, the TinkRers will complete some pretty cool Star Wars themed artwork as well, and they will learn a lot about our galaxy by comparing real planets to Star Wars planets. Come be a Jedi (or a Sith) for a week and build your mini robot!

What the students take home: Fully programmed Droid robots

Ages: 7-9

Max Students: 12


Game of Drones

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Date: June 10 - June 14

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and join us in this one-of-a-kind design, build and fly camp! In Game of Drones, students will build their very own quadcopters (drone with 4 propellers) from scratch and will learn about the science of flight and how each component of the quadcopter works. Each student will be testing and using brushed DC motors, flight-controller boards, wireless receivers, motor mounts, LEDs, and transmitters. They learn how to customize their drones using tool sets like 3D-printers, and once drone construction is finished, the students will polish their piloting skills as they learn to fly!  And the best part? They get to take home their drones and controllers to continue the fun! 

What the students take home: A fully-functional quadcopter and transmitter along with a primary and back-up battery (with charger)

Ages: 9-12

Max Students: 12


STEAM Academy

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Date: July 08 - July 12

Code your own electric art! Students will choose and customize a wooden façade and will attach electronics to their art piece to make it light up, play different sounds, and move when people approach it! Students will explore light mixing and how to change the colors of programmable LEDs, and will learn how to program microcomputers to control an ultrasonic sensor to make their projects interactive. Best of all, students will take their fully-functional creations home to show their families! 

What the students will take home: Their personal electronic art pieces they create

Ages: 5-6

Max Students: 12


Fly with Me: Rockets

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Date: July 08 - July 12

3..2..1...LIFTOFF! Students will have a blast as they build and launch their very own fully-functional and reusable rockets in this special camp focused on flight. The students will assemble all the pieces of their rocket kits step by step, personalize them using paint and vinyl, and then watch as they soar over 500 feet in the air! But how does a rocket fly up that high? Well, the students will learn all about the science behind Newton’s Laws and how they allow a rocket to lift off the ground, and they will participate in exciting experiments that mimic Newton’s Laws in action during a rocket launch. The students will learn about the history behind rockets and space shuttles and about the mechanism of how model rocket engines work to propel the rockets into the air. They will also experiment to see just how high different engine strengths can propel the rockets (weather permitting). Of course, the students will be able to launch their rockets multiple times throughout the week, and we will even attach a camera to an instructor rocket to see the view from 500 feet in the air! This camp is perfect for students who like to shoot for the stars, so come fly with us! 

What the students take home: Their fully-functioning rockets that they build

Ages: 7-9

Max Students: 12


Bionic Bike

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Date: July 08 - July 12

It’s time to turn ordinary bicycles into tech-savy rides!  In this week long project, students will bring their bikes to camp and give them some amazing new capabilities with a computer device that they can program and attach to their bikes. They’ll program the device to act as a digital speedometer that measures how fast the bike is going and records what distance they traveled.  They can program a burglar alarm that goes off if anybody tries to move their bikes that can only be turned off with a secret code.  A high-brightness LED flashlight can also be added to their devices so that the bikes are easier to see at night!  The students will work with Arduino microcontrollers to build their bike devices, and they will learn how to wire it together and program their devices themselves. Finally, to test the device, the students will hit the road and go on bike rides to see how well it works! They will securely attach the device to their bikes and will take it home at the end of the week!

What the students will take home: Their programmed electronic devices attached to their personal bicycles

Ages: 9-12

Max Students: 12


Wizarding World Adventure

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Date: July 29 - Aug 02

Calling all witches and wizards! Come see what it would be like to be a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for a week. Students will use science, technology, and their creativity to bring the wizarding world found in the popular book and movie series Harry Potter to life! They will start their journey by getting sorted by a “Sorting Hat” into their Hogwarts houses. Once sorted, the newly inducted Hogwarts students will use a drag and drop programming interface to code a working Goblet of Fire that will use an Arduino microcontroller board to control LED lights to react when something is placed into the goblet. Students will attend Potions class and learn about the chemistry involved in making bubbling, color changing, and temperature changing “magic potions”. Finally, the students will get to see the magic Invisibility Cloak become a reality through the use of green screen videography! Come unleash your wizarding powers in this amazing TinkRworks experience and take your goblet home! 

What the students will take home: Working Goblets of Fire and any art pieces they create

Ages: 7-9, 9-12

Max Students: 12


App Incubator

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Date: July 29 - Aug 02

Angry Birds, Snapchat, Pokémon Go. Mobile applications, or simply Apps for short, like these have transformed the way we use technology in our world. During this week-long camp full of adventures in coding, TinkRers will learn amazing skills in the fundamentals of building Apps. TinkRers will begin the week by learning how to use an interactive development environment, similar to Scratch, called MIT App Inventor. This online tool, in combination with an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, will enable children to create Apps by dragging and dropping elements such as buttons, pictures and characters into place on an empty canvas. Then, by learning about and adding coding blocks, TinkRers will bring these Apps to life so that they respond to touch, play sounds and show animations. And as they go deeper, they will learn to develop VR and AR Apps in HTML and Javascript to bring their ideas to life. Throughout the week, TinkRers will explore programming concepts such as variables, loops, timers and conditionals.  They will learn how to build utility and game Apps, and by the end of this camp, they will have the experience necessary to create apps on their own that they can show off to friends and family!

What the students will take home: Apps that they build

Ages: 12-15

Max Students: 12