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Makers Workshop with Take-Home Electronics Kit

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Makers Workshop with Take-Home Electronics Kit

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Invent and Program Electronic Gadgets

Students will bring gadgets to life with electrical engineering and hardware code! They will learn how to program electronics using the BBC micro:bit, a microprocessor designed specifically for learning programming through physical computing – computing to control hardware in the physical world. They will discover how engineering and programming work together to make new and exciting inventions a reality.

Students will use the engineering design process (i.e., create, test and improve) to break down a problem and design and build a solution. They’ll leave camp with an understanding of the electrical engineering process along with a micro:bit kit to take home.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: MakeCode Block Programming, micro:bit, moto:bit

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: MakeCode Block Programming, micro:bit, moto:bit

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Programming in Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit
  • Coding concepts: events, variables, loops, algorithms, conditionals
  • Digital and analog input and output on the micro:bit
  • Connecting external sensors and circuitry to the micro:bit

What Students Create

  • Fortune Teller
  • Grand Prix and Treasure Hunt video games
  • Bluetooth Rock-Paper Scissor Game
  • Music Box
  • Electronic Musical Instrument
  • Maze-running and Line-following Robots

More About This Course

Our Robotics + Engineering courses equip students with critical thinking, technical, and creative skills necessary to build innovative electrical and mechanical gadgets or competitive robots! In this course, you’ll learn how to seamlessly combine the engineering design process with Arduino’s C-based programming to invent your very own electrical device to take home.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an electrical engineering course?

Yes! Primarily it deals with electrical engineering, although it also involves a bit of mechanical engineering and a good amount of software engineering (programming).

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

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Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“I loved programming the Arduino and running the code with LEDs”

Marina Q.

Adventures in Electronics with Arduino

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

The Best Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.