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Summer Camp Registration Open

Grow a Generation is holding some exciting Camps at Baden Academy this summer!


Mon-Fri, Jun 16-20 9:30-3:00 History of Robotics(Grades 3-8)
Are you ready for the Google driverless car?  It is on the roads in California, Florida, Nevada and Michigan.  Spend a week exploring the history of autonomous robotics as we experiment with Lego Mindstorm sensors and programming. Learn the connections to Pittsburgh and the CMU partnership with General Motors to compete with Google. High school interns (particularly girl scout leaders) can apply as assistants.   The camp is offered in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Western PA.

Mon-Fri, Jun 23-27 9:30-12:00 iMovie Filmmaking Camp (Grades 3-8)
Do you own an iPad and have the iMovie app? Your child will learn to use it as a tool in making movies for home, school, and others in this week-long camp.  The camp will cover brainstorming ideas, the basics of storyboarding, creating good film shots, editing and production with iMovie as well as marketing their masterpieces. Campers will debut their film for friends and family in a special film festival on the last day of camp. All campers receive T-shirts.

Mon-Fri, June 23-27 12:30-3:00 Find Your Passion Leadership Camp(Grades 8-12)
What do you love?  What are you good at? What do you want to do?  For 8th to 12th graders who are not sure what they want to pursue after high school (and begin developing a portfolio for in highschool!).  The possibilities have shifted and a new landscape of economic opportunities is starting to be defined. Using strength finder tools, exploring college, technical school and entrepreneurial stories, and learning how to clearly articulate your passion are just part of what we will cover in this afternoon camp. Students will emerge with a personal mission statement and three practical steps to continue pursuing what they are passionate about.

Mon-Thr, Jun 30-July 3 9:30-3:00 Game Design Camp  (Grades 5-10)
Games Design applies to every type of game – board games, card games, simulations, and interactive stories. Mornings will be focused on elements, processes and theories of game design. Afternoons will explore how to apply the concepts learned in Scratch Programming. Boy scouts can earn the Game Design merit badge by actively participating in these four days.  Learn what makes games fun and what game designers have learned about how to get people to play your game!

Spots are still available in the Spring Camps@Baden Academy

Tuesdays May 13- June 10 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Theatrical Robots  (Grades 3-6)
Design costumes for Groma robots and program them to interact in key moments of the Musical Theatre Camp. You get to learn basic robotic programming, engineering, costume design and how to block and follow cues in the theater world (all while hiding backstage!). Groma robots are an excellent introduction to technology with a simple icon based control center, radio control, and dead reckoning concepts learned as they play. Kids have hilarious fun

Tuesdays May 13- June 10  3:45 pm – 5:15 pm  Musical Theatre Camp  (Grades 2-4)
Join Johnny Gallagher and Danielle Pollock to prepare a big musical number with acting, singing, and dancing. Johnny and Danielle are the director/choreographer of the Rochester High School Musical. Kids will have a blast, both curious new performers and experienced young actors.  Lessons will be enhanced by fun theatre games and activities.  The closing number (complete with Theatrical Robots) will be performed the final Tuesday at 4:45.

Saturday, May 17 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Cardboard Arcade Games Engineering Saturday (Grades 3-8)
Come make an arcade game out of cardboard!  Kids will design and build awesome creations using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Celebrate the creativity and imagination of “Caine’s Arcade.”

Saturday, May 24 11:00 am – 3:00 pm NASA Design Challenge Engineering Saturday (Grades 3-8)
Become part of space history and have your name recorded as a virtual crew member on Orion’s inaugural mission to Mars. We will study the effects of radiation on human space travelers and analyze different materials that simulate space radiation shielding for Orion.

Saturday, May 31 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Balsa Bridge Building Engineering Saturday (Grades 3-8)
Can you build a bridge that can stand the weight?  Learn to design, build and break a variety of bridge designs.

Saturday, June 7 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Catapults and Trebuchets Engineering Saturday (Grades 3-8)
Participants will design and build their own catapult/trebuchet. They will then finish with a competition launch. How far can you fling?

Saturday, June 14 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Re-purposed Motors Engineering Saturday (Grades 3-8)
Bring an old toy with a working motor with batteries to power it.  We will be tearing apart the old toys and innovating new ones with a new knowledge of how motors work.


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