This summer your child can research, explore, experiment, problem solve and create with our labs! Each lab has been designed to fit varied students’ skill and experience levels, in order for everyone to learn, advance and be challenged!
Go on a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Adventure with us and explore our NEW Summer Labs!
Zaniac Summer Camp Labs are the perfect combination of STEAM learning and fun.
Our Summer Camp space is limited, so enroll today!
Don't worry, we have Open Enrollment! We know that many of us don’t know our summer plans this early in the year, that is why you can save your child's space now with OPEN ENROLLMENT. If you know that your child wants to come to Zaniac for camps you can buy as many weeks as you like and decide later when and how you want to use them. You have until May 25th to tell us which weeks and programs you want to enroll your child into. Reserve their spot now and SAVE BIG!How do I register?
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Popular Camps for this age group include Robotics Apprentice Lab, Minecraft Apprentice Lab, Circuits Lab, Mechanics in Motion Lab, STEAM Quest Lab, Math, Reading and Coding Apprentice Lab.Grades 3-4
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 LabGrades 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.
Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
Our fun-filled approach to math 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.
This Summer your child can enjoy a motivating rewards-based approach to reading science-based nonfiction & 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!
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.
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!
What better way than to learn about geography through sports and Minecraft™? Campers will study and explore the diversity of the world’s different biomes. They will learn about map making and will be challenged to design soccer stadiums across their biomes equipped with connecting rail systems, water supply, athletes’ villages all while utilizing crafting and building skills.
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.
In Zaniac’s Minecraft City Rescue Squad campers identify problems the planet is frequently facing: fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, water shortages, flooding 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 Minecraft™ and Tinkercad™ to create planet friendly solutions.
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 find it! Students learn to devise a solid method to problem solve: Plan, Construct, Test, and Refine with a whole lot of fun added to it.
Game-Based Learning using Minecraft™ Redstone is the circuit equivalent in Minecraft™ that allows campers to use electrical engineering concepts to create machines such as a clock or a calculator. In Zaniac’s Redstone Lab, campers will learn about inputs, outputs, logic gates and more through the latest version of Minecraft™. Using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, campers will help scientists solve electrical challenges throughout the virtual laboratory.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 flow 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 field. 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. This is a three-part course that requires 3 weeks to complete the series.
In Costume Design students will create one of kind costumes for their favorite character or a character of their imagination using the open-source vector graphics software Inkscape. They will learn about character design, mood boards, vector drawing, arranging nodes, and layering color palettes to come up with their final design.
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 key principles of Robotics with levers, inclined planes, pulleys, and screws and build motorized mechanisms in teams.
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.
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 fighting robots incorporating features like motion sensitivity, functional claws and wheels and legs that keep them on the move to participate in the ultimate battle.
Every summer at Zaniac we incorporate sports into our Robotics camps, this year we are doing one Lab full of robotic sport excitement in celebration of the Olympic sports. Each day campers will design and program robots to play a popular Olympic sport including soccer, basketball, volleyball, racing and off 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.
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.
Water robotics is what this camp is all about! Students will design, build and program robots that will be submerged in a mini pool and solve challenges like swimming across the pool, rescuing objects from the bottom and much more. Campers will learn principles of robotics, programming, and teamwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The microcontroller is a fascinating piece of technology inspired by the human brain! This Tinker & Code Lab 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. At the end of camp, students will have created their own Arduino Project that replicates the design and functionality of an animal. Let the imagination run!
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. Each Lab will take one week to complete.
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. After this Lab 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!
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. The best way to learn a language is with a product. Remember the game of Hangman, Guess the Number and Dice Rolling? These are a few of the playful mini projects the Python Coder will work with. This Python Coder Lab takes your young coders to this next level!
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 efficiency, and automation, all while building a text adventure game, a calculator, and more.
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
Students learn to customize Minecraft™ and 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 preexisting mods, and interpret the elements of existing mods to define qualities for your own.
Dive deeper into the Minecraft Coder Pack for more advanced approaches and create custom inventory tabs, biomes, crops, and unique armor. Build on what you learned in Intro to Minecraft Mods to create a brand-new mod.
In STEAM Quest students will dive into science and technology exploration through the world of Superheroes, Galactic Wars or Natural Phenomena. They will spend one day doing different activities learning about science and math through Minecraft, robotics, 3D Printing, Tinkering and engaging in various science exploration experiments.