Technology and Game Design Camps at
Sidwell 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 Sidwell 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, Sidwell Friends School will partner with Fleming Tech Camps to host fourteen 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 ten weeks of Tech Camp at Sidwell Friends School. For families looking for multiple weeks of summer camp programming Sidwell 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 Sidwell Friends School‘s traditional day camps.  Summer camp programs atSidwell Friends School run from 9AM to 3PM. However, Sidwell Friends School also offers AM and PM extended day options for parents that need addition flexibility.

In the summer of 2019, Sidwell Friends School and Fleming Tech Camps will offer ten weeks of programs, with two technology programs each week. Throughout the summer, we will offer  technology camps for rising 1st grade through 8th graders.

Pricing for Fleming Tech Camp programs at Sidwell Friends School is $595 per week. For more information about Sidwell Friends School Summer Camp, and to enroll in one of our camp programs, visit Sidwell Friends School summer camp website at: https://www.sidwellsummer.org/dc-camps/stem

Campers at computers

2019 CAMP PROGRAMS

The camp day is divided into two topics: Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge. In Sports Car Racing & Design campers compete against each other and race Anki smart cars and also work in teams design and build large Anki race courses. During the Robot Challenge campers will be provided an introduction to robotics that will show them how to pre-program, code and operate a robot through a varierty of tasks.

For Campers entering grades 1st to 3rd

Tuition: $595 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: $595 per week.

Take your passion for LEGOs and your imagination to the next level, as you work with a team to build the ultimate sci-fi masterpiece! Imagine the possibilities when you and fellow “padawans” embark on a secret mission to become intergalactic master builders. In addition to building amazing sci-fi inspired LEGO® starships, machines and vehicles you’ll also explore introductory engineering concepts with LEGO’s Simple and Powered Machines.

For Campers entering grades 1st to 3rd

Tuition: $595 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: $595 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 5th

Tuition: $595 per week.

Experience the amazing world of Minecraft. Build your own virtual reality in a sandbox-like environment by using tablets to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $595 per week.

The camp day is divided into two topics: Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge. In Sports Car Racing & Design campers compete against each other and race Anki smart cars and also work in teams design and build large Anki race courses. During the Robot Challenge campers will be provided an introduction to robotics that will show them how to pre-program, code and operate a robot through a varierty of tasks.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $595 per week.

Our Scratch coding camp provides campers with the ultimate introduction to programming. Using Scratch, an educational application created by the MIT Media Lab, campers will learn the basics of software development in a sophisticated, yet easy to learn environment. Campers will learn basic software development techniques and use drag and drop tools to design and program projects. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $595 per week.

The camp day is divided into two topics: Digital Photography and Intro to Engineering. In Digital Photography campers will take photos, make photo edits, add 2D art and create other fun and engaging images. During the Intro to Engineering portion of camp, campers work with a variety of tools that investigate simple motors and machines (gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys), while solving tasks related to mechanical principles.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $595 per week.

The focus of Web Design 4 Kids is on learning how to design a super cool website, without writing HTML or other code. Campers will learn the basics of web design using WSIWIG design tools and will also have an introduction to graphic design software. By the last day of camp, campers will have designed a series of web pages that reflect their personal interests and hobbies. No prior experience necessary. All skills levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $595 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 1st to 3rd

Tuition: $595 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 2019 expect the most exciting missions yet. Creativity, critical thinking and communication will be your keys to success! Previous experience with Minecraft is recommended.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 8th

Tuition: $595 per week.

Experience the amazing world of Minecraft. Build your own virtual reality in a sandbox-like environment by using tablets to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 1st to 3rd

Tuition: $595 per week.

Have you ever imagined actually having the ability to walk in the shoes of your favorite character from a movie or video game? Have you ever wanted to walk on an alien planet, or fly above the clouds like a bird? With virtual reality, you can do all of this and more. In this camp, the adventurous and courageous will explore VR and dive into this amazing and immersive experience. Explore strange new worlds, learn how to navigate through virtual space and even design your own virtual objects.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 8th

Tuition: $595 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

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2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

June 10 – June 14
June 17 – June 21
June 24 – June 28
July 1 – July 3
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
Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge
Rising 1-3 Graders
                     
Science of Roller Coasters with Minecraft
Rising 4-8 Graders
                     
Master Builders: Lego Engineering featuring Star Wars
Rising 1-3 Graders
                     
Robotics 101
Rising 4 – 8 Graders
                     
Game Design & Roller Coaster Science
Rising 2-5 Graders
                     
Minecraft 4 Kids Club
Rising 2 -5 Graders
                     
Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge
Rising 2-5 Graders
                     
Introduction to Scratch – Programming 4 Kids
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Digital Photography & Intro to Engineering
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Web Design 4 Kids: Intro and Intermediate
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Junior Robotics: Levels 1 & 2
Rising 1-3 Graders
                     
Minecraft Missions: Intro and Intermediate
Rising 4 – 8 Graders
                     
Minecraft 4 Kids: Level 1 and 2
Rising 1-3 Graders
                     
Virtual Reality: Designing 3D Worlds
Rising 4 -8 Graders
                     
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