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Winter Camps

December 2013 and January 2014

Winter Camps will go on sale December 1, 2014. Topics and dates are TBD. If you would like to receive email notification about the Fleet’s educational programs and events, please click here to be added to our mailing list.

 

Below are the Winter Camp topics for 2013:

Rock and Roll Camp

Dates: December 23 and December 27

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grades:  1–2 and 3–4

Registration Fees: $45.00 per day (Members); $50.00 per day (Nonmembers)

Call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 to register.

Start you winter vacation off with a BANG!  Investigate sound waves, create your own instrument and explore 60+ different and unique guitars in the newly opened exhibition—Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World.

Dates & Topics
Monday, December 23: Instrument Extravaganza
Tune into sound science by exploring vibrations and sound waves!  Make roaring cups, kazoos and other totally cool instruments out of everyday objects.
Friday, December 27: Guitar Guru 
Learn the science behind building guitars.  Explore techniques that make guitars look and sound different, and use these tips and tricks to make your very own cardboard guitar!

 

Awesome Engineers

Dates: December 30–January 3

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grades:  1–2 and 3–4

Registration Fees: $45.00 per day (Members); $50.00 per day (Nonmembers)

Call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 to register.

Grab your hard hat and join us for full-day camps devoted to the science of construction.  Engineer tall towers, wide bridges and super-strong pyramids!  Tinker with simple machines to make your own crazy contraption.  Let your creativity go wild!

Dates & Topics
Monday, December 30: Mega Structures
Use the KEVA planks in our “Block Busters” exhibition to design the tallest tower or build the longest bridge. Return to the classroom to build castles, boats and super-strong pyramids out of unexpected materials.
Tuesday, December 31: Invention Day
Don’t miss the pre-New Year’s count down at 12:00pm—campers will invent their own noise-makers and flashing devices to bring in the New Year!  After the party, campers will invent a solution to the egg drop challenge!
Wednesday, January 1: “Motion Commotion
Discover how to build wind-powered boats, balloon-powered cars, chemical-powered rockets and much more. No electricity required!
Thursday, January 2: “Tinkering Day
Have you ever wondered how a toaster toasts or what a computer looks like on the inside? Get ready to disassemble and tinker with household objects in this hands-on class.  Tools provided – just bring your imagination!
Friday, January 3: High-Flying Creations 
Take your imagination to new heights by engineering planes, gliders and rockets.  Make objects soar high in the sky and learn the art of floating objects using wind tunnels.

 

Computer Programming Camp

In collaboration with ThoughtSTEM through UCSD, we are excited to offer week-long, half-day camps for students in grades 4 through 6.  Please note that registration for this camp is for either the morning or afternoon session for the entire week.  For those campers who would like a double-dose of programming, supervision will be provided during the lunch break.  Campers are asked to bring their own lunch.

Grades:  4–6

Registration Fees: $300 per week (Members); $325 per week (Nonmembers)

Call (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 to register.

Dates & Topics
9am - 12pm, December 30–January 3: Make Brick Breaker in Scratch
In this week-long camp, engage in a programming language called Scratch. Learn the basics of programming to build a full Brick Breaker Game.
1pm - 4pm, December 30–January 3Make Mario in Scratch 
In this week-long camp, learn the basics of programming that will help you build a very basic first scene of Mario using the programming language called Scratch.