Kids will have a blast in our safe & fun campus located in Biltmore Park Town Square!View Summer Camp Brochure
Enjoy our fun-filled approach to Math where campers can even draw on our walls! Every Math Camper takes an individual Zane Math Assessment so we can customize a math program for each child from our 14,000 math problems database. Accelerate in math and avoid the summertime slide. We make math so fun and easy to understand that kids can’t wait to come back. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.Engineering: Simple Machines NEW!
Simple Machines is perfect for younger learners who are just getting started with LEGO. Students get an introduction to levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, and complete challenges in teams. Learn how simple machines are all around us (the flagpole at school, the wheelbarrow in your backyard, The seesaw at the playground!) and how they're used to make complex tasks easier to do.Camps for kids in grades K-2 and 3-5.Engineering: Robotics for Beginners
Technology and math skills come to life as we teach kids the basics of Robotics using lots of hands-on activities. We will spark curiosity with our friends Ozobot and DashBot! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2.Engineering: Robot Inventors
Design multiple prototypes to find the most effective way to move a robot without using wheels or test the efficiency of two different grabber designs. In Robot Inventors Camp, you get to combine colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. Let our Instructors and SPIKE Prime engage your child through fun, real-world learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems. Let your kids become the innovative minds of tomorrow! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Engineering: Advanced Robotics
Work with our robotics experts to build more complex robot systems using our LEGO EV3 Robotics System! Learn about sensors and motors, the scientific method, forces, and design through exploring scientific and engineering concepts.Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Engineering: Electronics Lab
Get charged up! Campers will be introduced to the basic properties of electricity and electronics. Learn the fundamentals behind circuitry and how circuits are used in the technological devices we use today. Kids will be able to create circuits to shine a light bulb, spin a motor and produce sounds.Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.Games Based Learning: Minecraft Explorer
Game-Based Learning using Minecraft™ capitalizes on the love you already have for the game as we explore math (like Cartesian coordinates) to navigate while working together with friends to accomplish group missions. Explore real science and engineering concepts like biomes and gravity playing a game you love. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.Games Based Learning: Minecraft Galaxy
Game-Based Learning using Minecraft™ capitalizes on the love you already have for the game as we explore the galaxy! Learn about Earth's oceans and undersea life with the Oceancraft mod, and explore space with the Galacticraft mod. Design and build rockets that travel to the moon, International Space Station, and even Mars. The final camp culminates with a team-building space rescue! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Architectural Design NEW!
In Architectural Design, students learn the basics of urban planning and building design. Explore real-world architectural landmarks through Google Maps & Street View, then take that knowledge and apply it to designing a cityscape using Minecraft™ and Tinkercad. Students will research and collect examples of interesting or unusual buildings from around the world and explore why these buildings are unique. Following their research, students will plan, design and build their own examples of amazing architecture in Minecraft! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Games Based Learning: Minecraft Engineering & Design
Campers explore the inner workings of manufacturing and heavy industry, ranging from baseline resource gathering to advanced metal production. With the simplified tools provided by Minecraft, students set up working facilities to create products from raw materials, and set up a logistics network that can efficiently move items to where they are needed. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Redstone Lab NEW!
It’s electrifying! Redstone is the circuit equivalent in Minecraft that allows students to use electrical engineering concepts to create complex machines such as a clock or a calculator. In Zaniac’s Redstone Lab program, students will learn about inputs, outputs, logic gates and more through the latest version of Minecraft. Using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, students will help scientists solve electrical challenges throughout the laboratory. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Games Based Learning: Chess
Chess Camp helps your child develop strategic thinking skills critical to success. Chess helps develop higher order thinking skills, enhances creativity, and improves memory—while giving your child a leg up at school. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.Coding: Scratch Coder
Intro to Scratch teaches programming concepts such as sequences, loops, iterative development, and debugging using a modern, block-based approach. Students create animations and videos to share with friends and family. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Coding: Computer Science Lab with micro:bits
Get an introduction to coding and computer science by way of making and design, using the new micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft’s easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment. It is a project-based curriculum with a maker philosophy at its core; the idea is that by making physical objects, students create a context for learning the coding and computer science concepts and using interesting problems that students want to solve! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Coding: Python Coder
Students will learn about turtles—little arrows students use to program. Students will use turtles to learn loops, methods to make drawing numbers/shapes easier, and conditionals which change the way the turtle will move based on what they tell it to do. These techniques will help students learn how python works, and how to program, while keeping it fun. Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Art & Design: 3D Printing & Design
Design one-of-a-kind looks using digital modeling and create custom, wearable accessories through 3D printing. Explore color theory and use the open-source vector graphics software Inkscape. Assemble your own custom garment designs by assembling mood boards, drawing vectors, arranging nodes, and layering color palettes. Something for every taste—from dresses to sports gear! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Art & Design: Fashion Design
Design one-of-a-kind looks using digital modeling and create custom, wearable accessories through 3D printing. Explore color theory and use the open-source vector graphics software Inkscape. Assemble your own custom garment designs by assembling mood boards, drawing vectors, arranging nodes, and layering color palettes. Something for every taste—from dresses to sports gear! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Art & Design: GarageBand Music Lab NEW!
Get hands-on experience with real-world music production equipment and bring your song ideas to life! GarageBand® Music Lab is the perfect primer for beginners who want to learn the basics of one of the most popular and accessible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) programs out there. Starting with the basics of musical notation and form, students work through looping, editing, sound manipulation, and capturing vocals and MIDI instrumentation to create their own music. Unleash your musical creativity! Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.Science: Kitchen Chemistry
Join us for the most delicious week of the summer! Do you know what makes something soft or hard, or a solid, liquid, or gas? Chemistry tells you. We’ll make goop, cause chemical reactions, create yummy treats and munch, munch more! Each activity will illustrate an important chemistry concept. Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.Science: Space Science NEW!
Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Join us as we explore space through the eyes of an astronaut. Let’s learn more about the planets, moods, stars and space technology. Travel our solar system and participate in real astronaut-training activities, including living in space. Explore the technologies that space scientists and astronauts use, including lunar rovers and robotic arms. Using what you have learned in this class, will you be able to survive in space? Camps for Kids Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.Science: Ocean Explorers
Dive under the water's surface and learn about the largest habitat in the world. Discover how marine mammals are adapted for life in the ocean and learn all about the different animals that call the ocean their home with hands-on activities and fun projects. Learn just what it takes to be a friend to the natural world and how to protect our oceans and take steps to help in conservation science! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.STEM Quest Maker Space
Where art and construction combine to unleash creative hands-on projects. Do you like to create, build, tinker, invent, learn and share? Campers will engage with hands-on learning and problem solving through a range of tools, machines, technology, possibilities and instructor encouragement. Enjoy maker concepts such as programming, robotics, engineering, multimedia and design. Camps for Kids in Grades in K-2 and 3-5.STEM Quest Wizardry WondersNEW!
Calling all Tech Wizards! Cast a spell with your own 3D Printed magic wand to take home! Create a magic spell in Scratch and watch your animation change with Code. Harness your computational powers as you tinker with circuits! Revelio Zaniaco! Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.Zaniac Summer Camps Feature:
Multiple Cancellation or Rescheduling Options Available.
Please Note: Our Summer Camps sell out and flexibility becomes a challenge as the summer gets closer. We have made necessary changes to our cancellation policy with that factor in mind. For camps between June 1 and August 31: For cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the start date of camp, the customer has the option of either (i) having the amount paid refunded less a cancellation fee of $75 per camp (or the total amount if it is less than $75), or (ii) having the amount paid added as a credit to your Zaniac account. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start date of the camp, there is no refund or credit (with the specific exception that if the cancellation is due to the camper’s documented COVID-19 diagnosis or quarantine order then the customer will receive credit to their Zaniac account of the amount paid less a cancellation fee of $75 per camp). Any amount credited will be maintained as a credit on your account and can be used for any future purchases made within 1 year of the cancellation. Your credit is transferable to any family member.