Technology and Game Design Camps at

Lake Highland Preparatory 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 Lake Highland Preparatory 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, Lake Highland Preparatory School will partner with Fleming Tech Camps to host twelve 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 six weeks of Tech Camp at Lake Highland Preparatory School. For families looking for multiple weeks of summer camp programming Lake Highland Preparatory 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 Lake Highland Preparatory School‘s traditional day camps.  Summer camp programs at Lake Highland Preparatory School run from 9AM to 3:30 PM. However, Lake Highland Preparatory School also offers AM and PM extended day options for parents that need addition flexibility.

In the summer of 2020, Lake Highland Preparatory School and Fleming Tech Camps will offer six weeks of programs, with two technology programs each week. Throughout the summer, we will offer  technology camps for two groups: rising 2nd to 4th graders and 4th through 8th graders.

Pricing for Fleming Tech Camp programs at Lake Highland Preparatory School is $450 per week. For more information about Lake Highland Preparatory School Summer Camp, and to enroll in one of our camp programs, visit Lake Highland Preparatory School summer camp website at: https://www.lhps.org/summer

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Campers at computers

2020 CAMP PROGRAMS

Turn camp into a engineering & coding laboratory and explore the exciting world of Robotics! Learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Make your robot come to life, as you learn how to program it to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. This camp is designed for campers who have a keen interest in robots. No prior experience with LEGO® WeDo necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 4th

Tuition: $450 per week.

How are modern 3D games created? What does it take to get an idea for a game from your brain and onto a computer screen? In this introduction to game design camp, we will answer these questions by teaching you how to make games with Unity. Unity is a cutting edge game engine used by professional game makers to create “Triple A” games for consoles and PCs. With Unity, campers will learn the basics of 3D game design and make their own video game levels. While the concepts in this camp program are somewhat advanced, other then a passion for learning 3D design, no prior experience necessary.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 8th

Tuition: $450 per week.

This camp day is divided into two exciting STEAM topics: Movie Making and Awesome Machines. 1/2 the day, you will work on digital movie making and you’ll learn the basics of filming, acting in and editing videos that you can share with your family. Working in teams, campers will create short movies with a tablet device. The camp will focus on teaching basic acting skills, and show campers how to direct and edit video scenes. The other 1/2 of the day, you’ll learn how to build simple machines, like a pully system, or how to use levers to move heavy things from one place to another. At camp, you’ll work with a variety of tools that help you investigate how simple motors and machines (gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys) work. Using the LEGO Simple and Powered Machines tool kit, will be solving tasks related to basic mechanics and learning about the principles of engineering. By the end of camp, you’ll also get to use all of you new knowledge to build the ultimate Rube Goldberg device.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 4th

Tuition: $450 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 4th to 8th

Tuition: $450 per week.

Take your passion for LEGOs and your imagination to the next level, as you work with a team to build Star Wars Droids using the all new LEGO Boost learning platform. Imagine the possibilities when you and fellow “padawans” learn how to build and program three different Star Wars Droids: the lovable R2-D2, the Gonk Droid, and the Empire’s Mouse Droid. In addition to building amazing Droids and learning to code, you will have tons of additional Star Wars themed engineering missions to complete with your team. May the Force be with you!

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 4th

Tuition: $450 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 4th to 8th

Tuition: $450 per week.

The camp day is divided into two topics: Game Design & Roller Coaster Science. In the Game Design potion of camp, campers learn the basics of video game development and design games by hand with Bloxels and tablets. In the Roller Coaster Science session, campers work with instructors to learn the basic engineering behind roller coasters and use K’Nex to build models that demonstrate how roller coasters work.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 4th

Tuition: $450 per week.

In this camp, the adventurous and courageous will explore 3D worlds and dive into amazing and immersive experiences. This camp focuses on 3D design and provides introductory lessons with 3D art software. After creating their 3D art the campers are given the opportunity to see their work come to life with Virtual Reality and through printing samples of their work on a 3D Printer. In this program, campers will also learn how to use Virtual Reality tools and games, build a 3D art project within VR, work with 3D design software tools and explore your designs within Virtual Reality. To get a real feel for your creations you’ll also get to see your projects in real life when you print out your best art on a 3D Printer.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 8th

Tuition: $450 per week.

Turn camp into a engineering & coding laboratory and explore the exciting world of Robotics! Learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Make your robot come to life, as you learn how to program it to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. This camp is designed for campers who have a keen interest in robots. No prior experience with LEGO® WeDo necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 4th

Tuition: $450 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 4th to 8th

Tuition: $450 per week.

Are you up for an adventure? In this multi-player environment, Minecraft will be the vehicle to help develop your leadership and social skills, as you accomplish unique missions with a team of campers. Use your imagination and collaborate with your team to design and build a large-scale Minecraft Missions project. In 2020 expect the most exciting missions yet. Creativity, critical thinking and communication will be your keys to success!

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 4th

Tuition: $450 per week.

Have you ever wanted to up your game and learn what it takes to be a YouTuber or Twitch video producer? This intermediate level Digital Video program is designed for campers who have some prior experience making and editing videos. During this camp program you will direct, act in, edit and produce videos which would be appropriate for display on Youtube, Mixer, Vimeo and Twitch video streaming platforms. Campers will work in small teams to produce videos with Go Pros and will be provided hands on experience with a green screen, audio recording equipment and sophisticated video editing software. By the end of the week, campers will have created a series of videos, which they will share with the entire class.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 8th

Tuition: $450 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 2020, we will host over 40 camp programs at 15 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 10:45AM SNACK BREAK
10:45AM TO 12:00PM BACK TO PROJECTS
12:00PM TO 1:00PM LUNCH AND AFTERNOON REC PERIOD
1:00PM TO 3:05PM PM LAB PROJECTS
3:05PM TO 3:25PM DAILY WRAP UP
3:25PM TO 3:35PM PICK UP – AFTERNOON CAR LINE

TECHNOLOGY CAMP GRID SCHEDULE

2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

June 8 – June 12
June 15– June 19
June 22 – June 26
June 29 – July 3
July 6 – July 10
July 13 – July 17
July 20 – July 24
July 27– July 31
Aug 3 – Aug 7
Aug 10 – Aug 14
Aug 17– Aug 21
Jr Robotics

Rising 2 – 4 Graders

                     
3D Game Design with Unity

Rising 4  – 8 Graders

                     
Digital Movie Making and Awesome Machines and Rube Goldberg Devices

Rising 2 – 4 Graders

                     
Robotics 101

Rising 4 – 8 Graders

                     
Star Wars Engineering: Building and Programming

Rising 2 – 4 Graders

                     
Science of Roller Coasters with Minecraft 
Rising 4  – 8 Graders
                     
Game Design and Roller Coaster Science

Rising 2-4 Graders

                     
3D Design: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing

Rising 4 – 8 Graders

                     
Junior Robotics
Rising 2-4 Graders
                     
Digital Video 1: An Introduction to Movie Making: Becoming a Youtuber

Rising 4 – 8 Graders

                     
Minecraft Missions 4 Kids

Rising 2 – 4 Graders

                     
Digital Video 2: Making and Editing Movies For Youtube and Twitch

Rising 4 – 8 Graders

                     
                       
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