Summer Camps

Zaniac Summer Camps Rock!

Let your child’s imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!

Zaniac Summer Camps are the perfect combination of STEAM learning and fun. Each camp is tailored to your child’s needs and grouped for your child’s age and grade.

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Summer Camps run Weekly, June 19 - August 25
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Zaniac summer camps feature small class sizes led by instructors who are thoroughly vetted high school and college honor students who love to work with kids!

Get cool in our high-tech environment this Summer!

Grades K-2

Robotics, Engineering, Computer Programming, Minecraft, Math and Chess camps available!

Grades 3-5

Popular camps include Minecraft, Advanced Robotics, GarageBand, Modding, Coding, 3D Printing, App Creation, Math and Chess!

Grades 6-8

Challenging and fun camps like 3D Game Design, Fashion Design, Python & Java Coding, Chess for Experts, Advanced Robotics and Advanced Electronics!

Half-Day Weekly Camps: Full-Day Weekly Camps:

Summer Camp Descriptions
Zane Math

Our fun-filled 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 you from our 14,000 math problem database.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Chess

Develop strategic thinking skills. Studies have long shown the benefits of playing chess include developing higher order thinking skills, enhancing creativity, and improving memory, all to give you a leg up at school. Chess is also designed to be self-motivating and teach consequences to develop individual responsibility.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Minecraft Exploration

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.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

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!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Kerbal Space Program

KSP is a realistic aerospace simulator used to teach aerospace engineering, orbital mechancs, aerodynamics, and space exploration concepts, igniting a life-long interest in STEM. Through this camp develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, learn through experimentation, and unleash your creativity with an iterative design approach.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Game Modding

Learn to customize the Minecraft™ experience with real software development tools and techniques. Whether you are new to Minecraft or a seasoned veteran, learning to mod is the ultimate way to get the most out of the game. You’ll work with developer tools including JDK, Eclipse, Terminal, and Gimp to create custom items, blocks, and new materials by writing your own code in Java. Learn to install resource packs and pre existing mods, and interpret the elements of existing mods to define qualities for your own.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

GarageBand

Get hands-on experience with real-world music production equipment and bring your song ideas to life!. GarageBand® 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, you’ll work through looping, editing, sound manipulation, and capturing vocals and MIDI instrumentation to create their own music.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

3D Game Design

Learn to design and program every element of their own game including game mechanics, three-dimensional animations, character models, and much more. You will use Blender 3D modeling software, Gimp image editing software, the Unity game engine, and the C# programming language. Game Design bolsters creativity, emphasizes collaboration and strengthens 21st century skills like problem solving, innovation, and critical thinking. Don’t just play games, bring them to life.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camp for Kids in Grades 6-8.

3D Printing

Get immersed in the engineering and design process through working with cutting edge software and technology. Design unique and exciting ideas and 3D print them into reality!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Fashion Design

With Fashion Design you will design one-of-a-kind looks using digital modeling and create custom, wearable accessories through 3D printing. Explore color theory, careers, and the history and future of fashion through Zaniac's tech-centric, hands-on design course. Learn why running a modern fashion business is much more than lining up models or picking out fabrics. Fashion students create one-of-a-kind looks using the open-source vector graphics software Inkscape. Assemble your own custom garment designs through assembling mood boards, drawing vectors, arranging nodes, and layering color palettes. Boys love this camp as well, as many like designing sports gear!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Web Design

Create your own website, going all the way from concept to functional, hosted site. 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. You will also learn about site maintenance, including UX feedback, testing, updates, domain management, and hosting.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Intro to Circuits

Think, build, create! Explore electrical engineering through hands-on exploration and innovation using littleBits™, a system of modules that magnetically snap together to build projects ranging from flashlights to synthesizers. Learn about basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Intro to Micro-Controllers

Think, build, create! Learn programming logic through hands-on hardware projects, work with sensors to explore the science of light and sound, and build creatively with real circuit boards to create projects like color-mixing lamps.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Simple Machines

Technology and math skills come to life with the LEGO EV3 Robotics System, Ozobots, Spheros and more! Work with our robotics experts to learn and build robot systems to solve real challenges or just to play with!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camp for Kids in Grades K-2.

Intro to LEGO

Technology and math skills come to life with the LEGO EV3 Robotics System! Work with our robotics experts to build complex robot systems. Learn the basics of robotics, the scientific method, forces, and design through exploring scientific and engineering concepts. Build and program robotic solutions to defined projects and get introduced to a variety of sensors and motors
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Intro to Scratch

It’s never too early to learn to code, an essential 21st century skill. Learn programming concepts such as sequences, loops, iterative development, and debugging using the computer programing language Scratch, which uses a modern, block-based approach. Students create animations and videos to share with friends and family. No prior experience necessary.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Game Design with Scratch

Create a new game every camp day and program classic games like Pac-man and more. Learn advanced concepts, such as broadcasting, variables, and adaptability while working on collaborative learning skills.
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

App Creation

Explore the software design process using App Inventor 2, a block-based, visual programming approach designed by MIT. 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. After camp you can continue to develop your favorite apps at home, share them with friends via the App Inventor Gallery, and even sell them on the Google Play™ store!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Intro to Python

It’s never too early to learn to code, an essential 21st century skill. Python campers work with this intuitive, syntax-based computer programming language and learn syntax-specific concepts like lists, strings, and conditions. Create the foundation of a functional platform game!
Let your imagination and curiosity run wild this summer at Zaniac!
If you are with us all day, please bring a sack lunch.
Camps for Kids in Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

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