GLENCOE PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS

999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

SCHEDULE

DATE AGES TIME CAMP NAME PRICING: RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT
Aug 12-16 5-6 9:00-12:00 STEAM Academy $427 / $470
7-9 12:30-3:30 Fly with Me: Rockets $428 / $471
9-12 9:00-3:00 Bionic Bike $784 / $863
Aug 19-23 7-9 9:00- 12:00 Wizarding World Adventure $427 / $470
9-12 12:30-3:30 Fly with me: Rockets! $428 / $471
12-14 9:00-3:00 Bionic Bike $784 / $863
 

STEAM Academy

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Date: Aug 12 - Aug 16

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: Aug 12 - Aug 16, Aug 19 - Aug 23

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, 9-12

Max Students: 12


Bionic Bike (Ages: 9-12)

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Date: Aug 12- Aug 16

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: Programmed electronic devices attached to their personal bicycles

Ages: 9-12

Max Students: 12


Bionic Bike (Ages: 12-14)

Date: Aug 19 - Aug 23

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: Programmed electronic devices attached to their personal bicycles

Ages: 12-14

Max Students: 12


Wizarding World Adventure

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Date: Aug 19 - Aug 23

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: 7,8,9

Max Students: 12