Technology and Game Design Camps at Germantown Friends School

Do your kids have an interest in technology, building robots, coding, creating video games, building websites, photography, digital video, or making amazing Minecraft worlds? Then they will love the summer programs from Fleming Tech Camps at Germantown Friends School.

Fleming Tech Camps are designed to provide kids with hands-on experiences with cool tech that encourages an interest in science, technology, computing and engineering.  We are a 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp organization that focuses on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age.  At Fleming Tech Camps we engage your child’s creativity and problem solving skills, and build technology skills that will last a lifetime.

To achieve our mission, Fleming Tech Camps partner with schools, museums, universities and summer camps to help those organizations offer state-of-the-art technology programs. This summer, Germantown Friends School will partner with Fleming Tech Camps to host six of our amazing summer camp programs. 

Each session of our technology camps feature a unique, and specialized, technology topic which is lead by an instructor with an expertise in technology and teaching. During camp, the instructor guides campers through an incredibly fun (and educational) journey where campers are learning, discovering, creating and playing with cutting edge tech! 

Parents can enroll their campers in up to four weeks of Tech Camp at Germantown Friends School. For families looking for multiple weeks of summer camp programming Germantown Friends School can offer your family  amazing flexibility. You can enroll your child into one, or more, weeks of Fleming Tech Camps and also enroll them into a wide range of other camping programs, including Germantown Friends School‘s traditional day camps.  Summer camp programs atGermantown Friends School run from 9AM to 3:30PM. However, Germantown Friends School also offers AM and PM extended day options for parents that need addition flexibility.

In the summer of 2019, Germantown Friends School and Fleming Tech Camps will will offer four weeks of programs, with two technology programs each week. Throughout the summer, we will offer  technology camps for two groups: rising 3rd through 6th graders and rising 6th through 9th graders.

Pricing for Fleming Tech Camp programs at Germantown Friends School is $X per week. For more information about Germantown Friends School Summer Camp, and to enroll in one of our camp programs, visit Germantown Friends School summer camp website at: https://www.germantownfriends.org/student-life/summer-camps

Campers at computers

2019 CAMP PROGRAMS

Dream it. Design it. Create it! This camp will introduce you to the basics of 3D design and architecture, with a focus on designing 3D buildings and objects. Discover cutting-edge technology, as you learn and navigate 3D design software. Then, work together as a team of innovators to engineer cool three-dimensional cityscapes and other objects, devices, or gadgets. When not creating 3D worlds, explore city planning and development with Sim City. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 3rd to 6th

Tuition: $ per week.

Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Working in small teams, learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Program your robot to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. For novices, start with the basics of construction and programming. For the more experienced, develop sophisticated programming and engineering skills. No prior experience with LEGO® Mindstorms necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 6th to 9th

Tuition: $ per week.

If you like 3D-based video games then this camp is for you! Portal 2 is a first-person, puzzle-platform style video game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. At camp you will use 3D game engine software and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles and traps. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 3rd to 6th

Tuition: $ per week.

This exciting programming camp provides you with an introduction to coding and gives you an understanding of how computer coding works through the use of both “drag and drop” tools and Javascript. The camp uses a combination of programming tools, including Code Spells, Minecraft EDU and other game-based software that let you play and code at the same time. Ultimately, you can take on the role of a mighty hero who can cast spells and build worlds however, to wield your magic you need to learn how to write computer code. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 6th to 9th

Tuition: $ per week.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a YouTuber or Twitch video producer? Learn the ins-and-outs of producing video content that is appropriate for showcasing on YouTube and Twitch. Create videos such as Let’s Play, package openings, pop culture reviews and interviews. Learn how to shoot and capture video, as well as write editorial copy and edit your work.

For Campers entering grades 3rd to 6th

Tuition: $ per week.

Amusement Parks are filled with lots of heart pounding fun, as well as multiple opportunities to learn about science and engineering. In this exciting camp, learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy, and centripetal force. At camp you’ll build and test, physical and “virtual” roller coaster models. Using various computer programs, including Minecraft, you will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX and experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops! The camp day is divided into 3 periods. Two thirds of the day is spent working on science and engineering of roller coasters and approximately one third of the day is dedicated to working with Minecraft. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 3nd to 6th

Tuition: $ per week.

CAMP INFORMATION

Started in 2003 (then known as the VideoGame.Net Experience) Fleming Tech Camp partners with schools, museums, universities and summer camps to provide their campers with state-of-the-art technology and video game summer camp programs. In 2019, we will host over 40 camp programs at 20 locations.  Our programs are designed to engage your child’s creativity and problem solving skills, and builds technology skills that will last a  lifetime. 

Fleming Tech Camps focus on providing campers with experiences working with amazing technologies.  We provide Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced materials – we have your camper covered no matter your skill level. Many of our campers elect to take our camp programs more then once. Each time they take a camp program they have new experiences with the topics covered and can work on more and more advanced projects as their skill levels increase.

Our camps are designed for kids that are highly motivated to learn about technology – about 65% to 75% of the day take place in a classroom. The day is broken up into seven periods. Many of our camp partners offer, an optional, extended AM and PM program so that you can drop off and pick up your camper at a convenient time for you.

Classroom & Hands-On Computer Lab (4 periods)

More then 65% of the day will be spent indoors, working in our technology labs. During the day, our campers are provided with four AM and PM instruction and lab periods. Campers work with subject matter experts and in small teams to build their technology and gaming projects.

Outdoor Activities (1 period – before or after Lunch)

Weather permitting, everyday our campers will spend time outdoors and play games such as capture the flag, kickball, ‘Nurf War’, and compete in water fights.

Lunch and Free Breaks (2 periods)

We will take a few breaks during the camp day – during this free time campers can have a snack and/or play in a video or board game tournament. 

Many campers buy lunch from our partner schools. Most of our partner campuses offer an optional food service program, and costs for the service differ from campus to campus. If you don’t want to buy lunch, be sure to send a lunch with your child that doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

8:50AM TO 9:00AM DROP OFF AT CAR LINE
9:00AM TO 9:15AM MORNING ASSEMBLY
9:15AM TO 10:30AM AM TECH PROJECTS
10:30AM TO 10:45PM SNACK BREAK
10:45PM TO 12:00PM BACK TO PROJECTS
12:30PM TO 1:00PM LUNCH AND AFTERNOON REC PERIOD
1:00PM TO 2:40PM PM LAB PROJECTS
2:40PM TO 2:55PM DAILY WRAP UP
2:55PM TO 3:05PM PICK UP – AFTERNOON CAR LINE

TECHNOLOGY CAMP GRID SCHEDULE

2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

June 10 – June 14
June 17 – June 21
June 24 – June 28
July 1 – July 5
July 8 – July 12
July 15 – July 19
July 22 – July 26
July 29 – Aug 2
Aug 5 – Aug 8
Aug 12 – Aug 16
Aug 19 – Aug 23
3D Printing and Sim City
Rising 3 – 6 Graders
                     
Robotics 101
Rising 6 – 9 Graders
                     
3D Game Design Featuring Portal 2
Rising 3 – 6 Graders
                     
Programming for Gamers: Learning to Code
Rising 6 – 9 Graders
                     
Digital Video: Youtube and Twitch
Rising 3 – 6 Graders
                     
Science of Rollercoasters with Minecraft
Rising 3 – 6 Graders
                     
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