CAMP INVENTION: EPIC
Camp Invention’s “EPIC” for Grades 1-6 is a week-long enrichment program designed to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills through a week of high-energy challenges, building and design opportunities, and concept exploration in four different modules. Camp Invention participants will sketch up their best blueprints and clean green energy designs that will win the chance to be “Epic Park” co-owners and operators all while exploring principles of entrepreneurship and physics. In Maker Studio, campers reverse engineer machines to uncover the parts and pieces they will use to make big innovations. Upcycling and re-powering gears, motors, magnets and other gadgetry, they develop their own patent-worthy prototypes. They’ll explore the science of 3D printing and tinker with circuits to get their gears moving in a new direction as they prepare to make the Next Big Thing! Campers will also employ the concepts of physics and motion to design cricket-sized inventions. They’ll explore circuitry and biology when designing solar-powered cricket and spider bots that move using a vibrating motor and counter balance. Lastly, campers will have the opportunity to code a programmable robot. Join us for another exciting week of invention that is sure to be EPIC!
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Half Day Soccer Camp (9 am - Noon)
(8/15-8/19) and (8/22-8/26)
Our half-day soccer camps are designed for those new to the sport. Through drills and games, campers focus on skill development: shooting, passing, trapping, dribbling and defending. Soccer Camp is led by Jouons Kids, a premier DC youth soccer organization whose award-winning coaches also lead NPS afterschool program classes.
Half Day Basketball Camp (12:00 - 3:00 pm)
for Campers entering Grades 1-2
Join Coach Jeremy Patten for a week of afternoon basketball clinics. Have fun learning the game of basketball and work on your basic skills. You'll play and learn on the court and in actual scrimmages. Practice ball handling, passing, shooting, and rebounding in realistic game situations. A snack will be provided daily.
Half Day Ballet Petite Camp (9 Am - Noon)
For Campers Age 3-5
Join the instructors of Ballet Petite
for a week of dance and fun. Your ballerina will have the royal treatment with this camp! Each blooming ballerina will dance in enchanting fairytale ballets with sparkling costumes, wands, and tiaras. Every day will be filled with wonderful games, crafts, and a fancy tea party and etiquette lesson. Upon conclusion of the camp, the dancers will star in a ballet, dressed in beautiful costumes that they have designed.Price: $300/week
Extended Care (Noon - 3 pm)
Ballet and Soccer Camp ONLY
This optional childcare program is a fun and restful afternoon for our young specialty camp participants. Staff members provide care from Noon until 3:00 pm daily. Campers must bring a packed lunch and participate in a short rest period. Campers may also enroll in After 3 Club during Week 9 (8/15-8/19).