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SUMMER CAMP 2019

Our all-inclusive, full day camp includes snacks, lunch, and before/after care.  Sparkiverse creates a healthy STEAM environment where campers move between tech, science, art, and sports blocks throughout the day. This year's camp includes: Minecraft: Team Adventure Challenges, Minecraft: Mods, Magic, & More, Hacking Electronics: Imagine & Invent, Hacking Electronics: Connect, Code, & Invent, Robots: in the Real World, and Robots: Build & Create

SUmmer Camp is Back - Check out Dates and sessions below!


All sessions meet at Duveneck Elementary School in Palo Alto

June 10 - 14

 

 

June 17 - 21

Wide World of Coding - Grades 1-3

Coding Creations - Grades 4-6

 

 
 

 

July 8 - 12

 

 

July 15 - 19

Wide World of Coding - Grades 1-3

Coding Creations - Grades 4-6

 

What's So Different About Camp Sparkiverse?

- Not Just for TEch KIDS -

Our camps are ideal for the tech enthusiast, the camper you'd love to get their feet wet, and everyone in between. We believe technology is the new literacy.  So our job is to get all kids excited about tech by introducing advanced topics and wrapping them with hands-on fun and exploration.

- The Healthy Tech camp -

It's summer! It's not the time to keep kids behind a computer all day. Our campers switch between tech, art, and outdoor rec blocks throughout the day. Our camp is also designed to be a collaborative tech environment where campers work together - even in Minecraft.   Plus snacks and lunches are healthy.

- For girls and boys -

We've learned a lot about what girls and boys like in STEAM topics from our after-school classes. We've taken care to create curriculums that appeal to both girls and boys with emphasis on creativity and exploration. Read here about recent research about how important it is to introduce young girls to tech.

- Free food + Before/after care -

We're trying to make it simple for everyone. So it's a one-price camp that includes free snacks, free lunch, and free before/aftercare. So drop off by 9 (or as early as 8) and pick up as early as 4:00 ... but based upon last year, your camper will tell you not to show up before camp ends!


Course Descriptions

 

At every Sparkiverse class, we mix art and outdoor play throughout the day for a healthy balance of summer activities.

 

Minecraft Hacking

We take students inside the Educational version of Minecraft (MinecraftEdu) and let them become the masters of their own worlds. Students imagine and design their own world, full of whatever characters, adventures, and terrain they choose to bring to life. Whether your student is new to Minecraft -- or has taken other Sparkiverse Minecraft classes - they will love Minecraft Hacking.

Minecraft: Mods, Magic, and More!

Students design, craft and play as they explore the inner workings of Minecraft. Students program their own characters and create their own challenges and gadgets by incorporating real world tech ideas with the endless possibilities in Minecraft. Perfect for older students, this class shows something new to every student, no matter their experience level.

Wide World of Coding

Designed specifically for younger students, this class is the perfect introduction into the world of robots and coding. Through hands-on experiments with codable robots, students develop an understanding of how robots think and how to teach them in their “language.” The perfect place for beginners!

Coding Creations

It’s all about gadgets and gizmos here -- if your student enjoys imagining and building their own inventions, this is the class for them! Working with a codeable breadboard and Arduino, students build their own gadgets, experimenting with light, sound, movement, and more. Students discover creative answers to challenges as they get to design their own solutions.

Tech Escape Room: Puzzles and Magic

How do you open a door with no handle or get a key out of a solid box? Well designed and clever applications of very simple scientific ideas can look like magic in the real world. Students explore these ideas through hands-on, creative projects as they use tricks of technology (circuits, magnets, logic puzzles, and more) to create magic.

Tech Escape Room: Design and Create

In this brand-new Sparkiverse Summer Camp class, students design their very own escape room. Bringing circuits, logic puzzles, and coding principles into a creative challenge, students develop a working knowledge of a broad range of subjects.