ELMHURST PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS

375 W 1st St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

SCHEDULE

DATE AGES TIME CAMP NAME ACTIVITY CODE PRICING: RESIDENTS/NON-RESIDENTS
June 3-7 7-9 9:00-12:00 Wizarding World Adventure RP21256-01 $398 / $498
9-12 12:30-3:30 Game of Drones RP21257-01 $398 / $498
July 29-Aug 2 5-6 9:00-12:00 STEAM Academy RP21258-01 $398 / $498
7-9 12:30-3:30 Fly with Me: Rockets RP21259-01 $398 / $498
 

Wizarding World Adventure

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Date: June 3 - June 7

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

Max Students: 12


Game of Drones

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Date: June 3 - June 7

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 29 - Aug 02

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 29 - Aug 02

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