PARK RIDGE PARK DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS

2701 W Sibley St, Park Ridge, IL 60068

 

SCHEDULE

DATE AGES TIME CAMP NAME ACTIVITY CODE PRICING FOR FULL DAY CAMP: RESIDENTS/NON-RESIDENTS
Aug 5-9 7-9 9:00-12:00 Fly with me: Rockets 3110705-01 $475 / $475
9-12 12:00-3:00 Game of Drones 3110705-03 $475 / $475
Aug 12-16 7-9 12:00-3:00 You're a Wizard, TinkRer! 3110705-04 $475 / $475
9-12 9:00-12:00 CSI: Gold 3110705-05 $475 / $475
 

Fly with Me: Rockets

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Date: Aug 05 - Aug 09

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


Game of Drones

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Date: Aug 05 - Aug 09

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


You're a Wizard, TinkRer!

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Date: Aug 12 - Aug 16

“You’re a wizard, Harry!” Come join TinkRworks in a camp where students will use science, technology, and their creativity to bring to life the wizarding world found in the popular book and movie series Harry Potter! In this camp, the newly inducted Hogwarts students will be divided into “houses” using a sorting hat and will then construct a working Goblet of Fire using our TinkRworks iPad App. The students will program their goblets to respond with flickering LED "fire" when something is placed in it, just like in the movies. The students will also use their skills to learn the art of Potion making, and in doing so will 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: Their Goblets of Fire and any art piece they create

Ages: 7-9

Max Students: 12


CSI: Gold

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Date: Aug 12 - Aug 16

HELP! The TinkRworks golden drone has been stolen from the safe…. And the TinkRworks team needs help finding out who did it! A brave group of detectives and forensic scientists will need to take the case and use biology, genetics, and chemistry to identify the correct suspect. In this camp, students will practice paying close attention to details and will gather genetic evidence and use context clues to solve the mystery. The students will practice extracting fingerprints from a surface and will also discover the different biological patterns of fingerprints by observing them under a microscope. They will learn about DNA and how genes are expressed differently in different people, and will use this information to compare the DNA of hair samples found at the scene and hair obtained from the suspects. They will take an unknown substance left by the robber to the lab and use different chemicals such as iodine and vinegar to determine its identity, and they will also compare a note the robber left to handwriting samples and determine what ink the robber used using paper chromatography! The students will even be able to try and extract their own DNA from saliva and the DNA from a strawberry! Are the students up for the challenge? TinkRworks will be eternally grateful! 

What the students take home: A mini mystery kit so that they can set up a crime scene in their own home!

Ages: 9-12

Max Students: 12