Summer Camps

Enter Zaniac’s STEAM Labs for Kids!

Empowering the Next Generation of Innovators!

Zaniac’s 2019 Summer Labs are full of surprises and are ideal for children of all mastery levels. This summer we have designed our camps as Labs; for children to research, explore, experiment, problem solve and create. They have also been designed to fit varied students’ skill and experience levels, in order for everyone to learn, advance and be challenged. Our 2019 Summer Labs for Apprentice students are for those who have none or little experience in STEAM, and our Master Labs are for students who have intermediate or advance experience in STEAM.

Our Summer Camp space is limited, so enroll today!

The Summer Camp You Wish You Had When You Were a Kid.

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S7 Summer 19

Summer Camps run Weekly, June 3rd - August 30th


Zaniac Summer Camp Features:

  • Personalized attention with small camp sizes
  • Gain tech skills and make new friends
  • Role model instructors
  • Fun & safe high-tech environment
  • Certificate of Completion after every camp
  • Zaniac Souvenir

Grades Pre K-K

Popular Camps for this age group include Robotics Apprentice Lab, Minecraft Apprentice Lab, Circuits Lab, Mechanics in Motion Lab, STEAM Quest Lab, Math and Coding Apprentice Lab.

Grades 1-4

Popular Camps include Robotics Apprentice and Master Lab, Minecraft Apprentice and Master Lab, Circuits Lab, Mechanics in Motion Lab, Costume Design, Coding Apprentice Lab, App Creation, Web Maker Apprentice, 3D Maker Lab, Music Lab, Drones, Math, Reading and STEAM Quest Lab

Grades 5-8

Popular Camps include all levels of the Minecraft, Robotics and Coding Labs, Music Lab, Drones, Aeronautical Lab, Tinker and Code, Math and 3D Game Design, Math & Young Entrepreneurs Lab.

Full-Day Weekly Camps:
  • 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Full Week: $888 (July 4th Week: $708)
Half-Day Weekly Camps:
  • 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Full Week: $498 (July 4th Week: $398)



Zaniac Summer Camp Lab Descriptions

Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Apprentice Lab
Minecraft™ Biosphere Explorers Lab

Grades 1-4
Calling all apprentice Minecraft players! Campers will learn and sharpen their Minecraft computer skills all while learning the science behind the Biosphere. They will learn about biodiversity by exploring different biomes, understand the importance of sustainability, resource management and much more.

Minecraft™ Space Adventurers Lab

Grades 1-4
Commercial Space Travel may be just be around the corner for this Zaniac generation. NASA has provided us with the International Space Station as a test-bed and stepping stone for this challenging journey ahead. Campers are introduced to the International Space Station and space exploration through Galacticraft. Campers learn to build, prepare and launch a rocket. Stops at the Moon and Mars are part of our trip. And given our environmental consciousness, we throw in an extra challenge: Zaniac's Space Junk Clean Up!

Minecraft™ Industry and Production Lab

Grades 1-4
Students explore the inner workings of manufacturing and heavy industry, ranging from baseline resource gathering to advanced metal production. With the simpli ed tools provided by Minecraft, students set up working and powered facilities dedicated to creating products from raw materials, and a logistics network that can quickly and e ciently move items to where they are needed.

Minecraft™ Urban Adventurers Lab

Grades 1-4
Zaniac's Minecraft™ Urban Adventurers Lab is designed to groom an environmentally conscious generation of planners through the basics of urban planning, architecture and building design. Campers learn about rapid urban growth, electric sustainability, scarcity of water, and the need to bridge supplies to cities. Campers learn to design and build while bringing their miniature ecofriendly community together.

Minecraft™ City Rescue Squad Lab

Grades 1-4
In Zaniac’s Minecraft City Rescue Squad campers identify problems the planet is frequently facing: res, earthquakes, hurricanes, water shortages, ooding and rising water levels. Campers are challenged to build cities that can withstand these challenges and keep populations safe while learning urban planning and building design using MinecraftTM to create planet friendly solutions.

Game-Based Learning: Minecraft Masters Lab
Minecraft™ Newton’s World Lab

Grades 5-8
Zaniac’s Newton’s World Lab includes challenges with Liquid Physics, Electricity and Pistons, Electromagnetism, Newton’s laws and more. Each problem that campers encounter has a solution, but it takes a bit of problem solving to nd it! Students learn to devise a solid method to problem solve: Plan, Construct, Test, and Re ne with a whole lot of fun added to it.

Minecraft™ Redstone Lab

Grades 5-8
Game-Based Learning using MinecraftTM Redstone is the circuit equivalent in MinecraftTM that allows campers to use electrical engineering concepts to create machines such as a clock or a calculator. Using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, campers will help scientists solve electrical challenges throughout the virtual laboratory.

Design Lab
Music Lab

Grades 5-8
Music Lab with Garage Band™ celebrates music by teaching kids how to create exciting beats using Garage Band™. Campers will get hands-on experience with real-world music production equipment to bring their song ideas to life! 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.

3D Maker Lab

Grades 1-4
What does it take to become an inventor? 3D Maker Lab will engage campers with online digital creations of 3D models and teach them how to design pieces for 3D Printing using Autodesk TinkerCad™. Students will be immersed in the engineering and design process, printing their own unique and exciting ideas and turning them into a reality.

3D Engineering Design Challenge

Grades 5-8
Campers will learn the Iterative Design Process as a critical component of Engineering, they will be given a real-world problem to solve through 3D Design and Printing. They will have to research, construct, design and print solutions that will creatively solve those challenges.

3D Game Design

Grades 5-8
Looking for a camp that combines Design with Coding? Zaniac 3D Game Design camp teaches game design concepts such as formalism, abstractionism, rule implementation, challenge/reward balancing, game ow and paper prototyping. Campers create 3D character models using the modeling software Blender, and explore the history of video game design and how it relates to computer science as a eld. Campers will use the Unity game engine to map 3D environments, apply attributes, then design textures in Gimp to overlay on your game world and will bring their environments and characters to life using C#, a real-world, object-oriented programming language and learn programming concepts like classes, methods, and strings to create C# Scripts.

Photoshop

Grades 5-8
This course introduces students to the world of photography and design. Campers will understand the basics of photoshop to turn a regular photo into a work of art! They will work with layers, enhance images through color correction, edit out scratches from old photos or change the mood on a picture. They will begin to understand how to use lters to manipulate forms and shapes and to export and use their images on videos or movies. With this program campers will learn how to get professional photography results through exploration and creativity!

Engineering Apprentice Lab
Galaxy Engineering Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
Calling all astronauts! Space camp takes o in 5, 4, 3... Join us as we explore the moons and planets and discover the sun and starts. We travel through our solar system and participate in astronaut training activities. We explore the machines that get to space and build our own lunar rover.

Evironmental Engineering Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
Calling all young Builders! Campers will learn concepts like renewables, recycling, energy conservation, and carbon footprints through building wind turbines, hand generators, and conveyors. Environmental Science students nish the course with an understanding of the environmental impacts of their everyday actions.

LEGO Adventure Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
Students design their own park with robots using LEGO® and DUPLO® (big LEGO®) building blocks and motors. In the process of making their constructions move, they will learn basic engineering and simple machine principles. They will learn about electricity and how gear meshing works to transmit energy. Students use their imagination and apply newly learned mechanical skills to either build their own creations or follow a blueprint.

Ancient Egypt Engineering Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
Zaniac’s Ancient Egyptian Engineering camp explores the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Structural design is all around us! And what about these structures that have survived the years. Students learn how the Egyptians built these wonders of the worlds with simple machines such as the wedge, pulleys, and levers.

Mechanics in Motion Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
There is just enough hands-on building to keep the younger learners moving, but at the same time, we will be spending time figuring out how to get machines to make work easier for humans. Brings in the problem solving and critical thinking into equation. Students will learn the principles of Robotics with levers, inclined planes, pulleys, and screws and build motorized mechanisms in teams.

Bots Ignite Lab

Grades 1-4
Zaniac’s Robotics Ignite LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Camp is designed for campers who are no strangers to LEGO®, but who are ready to immerse in the world of Robotics and learn how the basics of how to build and program robots. Mechanics in Motion is a pre- requisite for this lab.

Battles Bots Lab

Grades 1-4
Keeping it safe and keeping it fun, campers in Battle Bots Lab with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® will research, design and build futuristic cyborgs, ferocious dinosaurs, and ghting robots incorporating features like motion sensitivity, functional claws and wheels and legs that keep them on the move to participate in the ultimate battle.

Olympic Bots Lab

Grades 1-4
Every summer at Zaniac we incorporate sports into our Robotics camps, this year we are doing one Lab full of robotic sport excitement! Each day campers will design and program robots to play a popular Olympic sport including soccer, basketball, volleyball, racing and o course we can’t leave out the magical game of Quidditch! Campers will use creativity, design & problem-solving skills to build and program robots that can play and win in these sports.

Engineering Masters Lab
Green Bots Lab

Grades 1-4
Green Bots LEGO® MINDSTORMS® is all about designing, building and programming environmentally friendly and earth-loving robots. Campers learn about renewable and non-renewable resources, carbon footprints, recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation, while gaining a deeper understanding of robotics.

Biology Bots Lab

Grades 3-6
Find out how robotics is changing biology. In Zaniac's Bio Bots LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Lab, campers will learn about different kinds of robots used in the field of medicine and how robots help doctors reduce human errors in surgery. Students will attempt to replicate their own Bio bots and perform a small surgery; they will also design miniature bones, organs and prosthetics and 3D print them.

Drones Lab: Engineering takes Flight

Grades 5-8
The intersection of engineering and computer science takes flight with Drones! In Engineering Takes Flight, campers learn about drones and will use creativity and critical-thinking skills to successfully engineer the design and code behind two drone models. Students will discuss nature’s influence on the technology and the design of drones. Students explore physics and geometry to understand how the anatomy of a drone supports its course of flight and how to program their drone with block programming commands to pilot their drone's flight path. By combining these concepts, students will complete a variety of hands-on challenges and understand the real-world applications of drone technology.

Mega Bots Battle

Grades 5-8
Keeping it safe and keeping it fun, students in Zaniac’s MegaBot Battle LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Camp will research, design and build futuristic cyborgs, ferocious dinosaurs, and ghting robots incorporating features like motion sensitivity, functional claws, and hands that grab and lift objects, and wheels and legs that keep them on the move. Students learn the principal of Robotics and Programming.

Aeronautical Lab

Grades 5-8
Campers will explore a whole new universe by creating and managing their own space program. They learn aerospace engineering, the physics of space travel, orbital mechanics and much more by designing, testing, and launching airplanes and rockets to complete a series of missions.

Circuits Lab

Grades 1-4
Zaniac's Circuits Lab is a fantastic introduction to the world of electronics. With littleBits™, campers learn about basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more. Students build prototypes of their own inventions exploring the world through the lens of easy-to-build magnetic circuits.

Tinker & Code Lab

Grades 5-8
The microcontroller is a fascinating piece of technology created by humans and it is all around us, they were inspired by the brain! Programming Electronics Camp introduces students to this wonderful creation. With open source hardware, students learn programming logic through hands-on hardware projects, work with sensors to explore the science of light and sound, and build creatively with motors, wires, and real circuit boards.

Coding Lab
Wonder Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
Dash Bot and our Zaniac instructors teach you to code with Blockly! Learn the basics of using the Blockly coding language with some help from our robot Dash! Blockly is an intuitive and visual way to learn how to code. Blockly editor uses interlocking, graphical blocks to represent code concepts like variables, logical expressions, loops, and more. Generate Blockly code and use your new skills for game-based coding challenges, as well as building and programming robots.

Coding Apprentice Lab

Grades 1-4
Zaniac’s Coding Apprentice Lab offers two introductory levels to coding. It starts with Apprentice Coder Lab in Scratch for the true beginners when finished they can sign up for Apprentice Coder II Lab to gain more experience and understanding. In these two Labs, campers learn basic computer programming skills such as sequences, loops, iterative development, and debugging using a modern, block-based approach. Students create fun animations, videos and games.

App Maker Lab

Grades 1-4
Learn basic computer programming techniques while building a simple Android-based mobile phone or tablet game using MIT App Inventor. Learn and use real development techniques like event handlers, timers, lists, database management, and script generation to go from concept to a functional application that is yours to keep.

Python Coder Lab

Grades 5-8
Given how many of the common functionalities that programmers need are already built into this programming language, Python is a fantastic language for intermediate coders ready to transfer programming ideas into instructions that the machine can interpret. Python Coder Lab takes your young coders to this next level.

Java Coder Lab

Grades 5-8
This is the perfect camp with students at an intermediate level of coding and a drive to create! Campers learn the basics of Java, a “write once, run everywhere” language. Explore principles like variables, classes, methods, code e ciency, and automation, all while building a text adventure game, a calculator, and more.

Web Maker Apprentice

Grades 5-8
In Web Design camp, students create their own website, going from concept to functional hosted site. Campers will learn the basics of the HTML5 and CSS3 web languages, layout strategies, color theory, and responsive web design. Start by brainstorming your initial concept, wireframing a template in Moqups, building in Weebly, and tweaking the HTML and CSS to dial in the design. Web Design students also learn about site maintenance, including UX feedback, testing, updates, domain management, and hosting

Web Maker Master with JavaScript

Grades 5-8
Make things happen on a web page! Understand the programming language of JavaScript and become a website developer in training. Watch what you can make happen on a web page with JavaScript and how to use it to alter HTML coding. Change text and images on a website. Run calculations. Write expressions and learn how to use pop-ups. Understand what parts of a website use JavaScript, enhance your skills reading and writing JavaScript, and know how JavaScript affects a website.

Scholars Lab
Young Entrepreneurs Lab

Grades 5-8
Zaniac Young Entrepreneurs aims to the process of design thinking as a problem-solving process and provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students with each session building toward a product-pitch competition. The program is designed to make it fun for the kids and tap into their budding entrepreneurial and CREATIVE mindset. We are doing this in association with Junior Achievement (JA).

Zane Math Lab

Grades Pre-K - 8
Our fun- lled approach to math (you can draw on our glass walls!) keeps you eager to come to camp every day! We customize a math program for your child from our 14,000 math problem database based on your child’s individual Math Assessment.

Zane Reading Lab

Grades 2-6
This Summer your child can enjoy a motivating rewards-based approach to reading science-based non ction & earn tokens to watch cool science videos & read science-magazines! Our reading camp uses an award-winning program from Readorium that will increase vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension skills, improve strategic-thinking & study skills while developing a love for books!

STEAM Quest Lab
STEAM Quest Apprentice Lab

Grades Pre-K-K
In STEAM Quest students will dive into science, engineering, academics and exploration. This camp is designed to focus on creative thinking skills with hands- on engineering and science principles with a fun weekly theme for our youngest innovators.

STEAM Quest Master Lab

Grades 1-4
In STEAM Quest students will dive into science, engineering, academics and exploration. They will spend one day doing di erent activities learning about science through Minecraft, robotics, Tinkering and engaging in various science exploration experiments.

Our Summer Camp Lab space is limited, so enroll today!


Cancellation & Credit Policy ZANIAC Summer Camp 2019

If you cancel your child’s enrollment, you must notify us in writing by April 1st, 2019. Full cancellations made on or prior to this date are subject to a $100 fee per child.
If cancellation is made after April 1st, 2019 and on or before May 1, 2019, we will issue you a credit for all tuition fees paid, valid only for Summer Camps 2019. Your credit is transferable to any family member.

N.B.: No refunds or credits will be given out after May 2, 2019 regardless of your registration date. Changes in enrolled weeks are based on availability.

It is understood that no credit will be given for absences (medical or otherwise), family vacations, transportation delays or withdrawals.