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Winter Science Camps

Camp offers messy fun
Camp offers messy fun
What will you make in Winter Camp?
What will you make in Winter Camp?
Design a roller coaster at camp!
Design a roller coaster at camp!

See You Next Winter!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for 2017 Winter Camps! We had a great time and we hope to see you again next winter! During the winter break students in Grades 1–3 enjoy a variety of fun, educational, hands-on activities and Grades 4–8 can sharpen their computer science and technology skills. Sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days! Topics vary each year, but check out the list below for previous topics.


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Science Camp: Grades 13

2018 Topics

Inside Your Insides

Investigate bones, blood, digestion and other amazing systems of the human body.

Magic & Illusion

Make color-changing potions, observe the fascinating nature of dry ice and learn illusion tricks that will impress your friends!

To the Extreme

Explore explosive earth events, crazy weather and other thrilling science activities!

Maker Mania

Join the Maker movement! Craft, tinker and create your own incredible devices.

Build It!

Learn what it takes to be an engineer by testing, tweaking and retesting as you build tall towers, bridges and other construction challenges.

Chemistry Craze

Explore the basics of chemistry through loud, colorful and shocking activities.

Physics Fun

Make roller coasters and parachutes and discover how inertia, gravity and momentum are a part of our everyday lives. 

 


ThoughtSTEM Winter Camp


Grades 48

This winter, the Fleet Science Center and ThoughtSTEM have come together to bring you the ultimate week of camp that brings computer science and coding to life. This winter break we’re celebrating Fortnite in all its glory! We’ve created coding projects that help you create your very own 2D battle royale game with different features from Fortnite. Our version of Fortnite, however, is a little more wholesome - characters in the game will play with paintball guns! Each day you will learn how to code a different part of your battle royale game, each more exciting than the last. You do not have to join all of the camp dates, but joining more than one will put you well on the way to becoming the greatest video game developer of all time!

Note: Students will not be playing the game, Fortnite, in this camp. Students will be learning how to code a 2D video game with elements representative of Fortnite and other battle royale games.

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Topics for 2018  

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Melee Battle Mode

Code game mechanics for melee-style gameplay, including enemy design, close-quarters battle, basic paintball weapons, health and damage.

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Battle Gear (Paintball Weapons)

Design and code different paintball weapons for your character to collect in a Fortnite-style game.

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Defensive Base

Code game mechanics for building a defensive base in-game, like walls, portals, quicksand and slime.

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Battle Gear (Armor)

Design and program different armor for your character to collect in a Fortnite-style game.

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Offensive Base

Create game mechanics for building an offensive base in game, including paintball-shooting turrets, moats of lava or shark-infested water.

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Range Battle Mode

Build game mechanics for range-style game, including enemy design, long-range paintball battle, basic paintball weapons, health and damage.

Fortnite 2D Game Design: Battle Gear (Power-ups & Potions)

Design and code different power-ups for your character to collect in a Fortnite-style game.

ThoughtSTEM’s Commitment to Non-Violence

We are always trying to find new ways to bring students into computer science and coding. Often, video games provide a great gateway into computer science, but sometimes those popular video games can be somewhat violent. We are 100% committed to making sure what students are not exposed to violent content in our camps. This is why we often modify video game content to meet students' educational needs, while still engaging them in a game they love.