August Session 3 - Summer Of Makers 2017

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August Session 3 - Summer Of Makers 2017

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Join The Maker Mill for our Summer of Makers workshop program.  Each week is packed with a variety of STEM enrichment and Maker activities that are hands-on, fun and educational. 

Each day kids will participate in a variety of workshops to develop their STEM & Maker skills. 

Session 3 (August 21st - 25th)

Workshops:

  • K-3rd Grade Classes - Life Science Experience 
  • 3rd - 6th Grade Classes - Robotics Experience SOLD OUT!!!
  • 4th - 8th Grade Classes - Gaming Experience - SOLD OUT!!!
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How it Works

Summer of Makers is structured as half-day, full-day and full-week workshops. 

Full-Day and Full-Week participants can bring a peanut free lunch and snacks. We will be hosting fun lunchtime and afternoon activities.

To create a focused and fun learning experience, summer workshops are limited to a maximum of 10 children per session with 1 instructor and 1 mentor.

Workshop Descriptions

Life Science Experience(K-3rd):  Enter the fun world of Life science and learning about the world around us. The children will be introduced to The Scientific Method while conducting hands on experiments to learn about the life cycle of the butterfly, dissecting Owl pellets, exploring DNA in Minecraft, observing plants, Etc. Skills learned in this workshop are observing, predicting, measuring, and comparing. Some projects are throughout the week but a new concept will be introduced each day so feel free to join anytime.

Robotics Experience (3rd-6th): This fun workshop is meant to explore a variety of robot concepts including motors, sensors, design and control.  During this full-week workshop participants will white board, design & build an end to end robot from the ground up while also developing skills in coding. Several robotics platforms will be explored including LEGO Mindstorms and Makeblock.  We start a new project every day so feel free to jump in any day of the week.  (You must register for FULL week AM/PM or FULL Week)

Gaming Experience (4th-8th):  This workshop will teach participants about what makes a great game & a variety of tools and techniques needed to develop a modern PC, phone or tablet game.  We will be exploring a variety of tools such as Scratch, Portal (world building & Game design tool), Python and more.  The kids will learn the process from white boarding, making characters and exploring current games.  With permission, the kids can send the finished game to their mobile device. Please choose concurrent days when selecting this workshop each project starts on Monday and builds off of the prior day’s knowledge and design.  We will also be playing chess, sketching video games and playing games.

Pricing

  • Half Day Sessions (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm): $60
  • Half Day Sessions All Week (Mon-Fri either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm): $275
  • Full Day Session (8:30am-5pm): $110
  • Full Week (8:30am-5pm): $500

Registration Process

Step 1: Review the complete list of workshops for your preferred week and be sure there are workshops available for your child's interests and age group. The Age Category is listed next to each workshop.   Scroll down to see full descriptions of each workshop.  You can enroll in many workshops for a single day, but some workshops build upon the prior days skills.  Please read the full descriptions of each class or call if you have questions.   Middle School + categories do not run every week so please look take a look at the schedule before choosing this option.

We understand that some students may be more advanced in certain areas of technology.  Please feel free to choose outside of the age range if you feel your child has already mastered a skill in a certain area of interest.

Please contact us at hollie@themakermill.com or 978-258-0883 with any questions.

Please review our Refund & Make-up Session Policy prior to signing up for class.