Registration Currently Underway for 2015 Summer Robotics Camps at The Science Academy at Park Shore
Registration is now open for the 2015 Science Academy at Park Shore. The programs are designed to inspire Long Island students to become interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The camp is located at 450 Deer Park Road in Dix Hills. The phone number to the camp is (631) 499-8580 and their website iswww.parkshoredaycamp.com.
The Robotics Science Academy will focus exclusively on robotics. This Academy will be similar to a beginner FIRST® LEGO League camp program in which campers will build and program NXT robots. LEGO Mindstorms is the featured robotics hardware and software program. Students will design, program and control a fully functional “NXT” generation robot. They will use software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of lifelike robotic behaviors. Students will then be challenged to physically construct the components, resulting in a standard goal. Principles of engineering, including STEM, are introduced. Benefits of robotic engineering include working through a problem, decision making, problem solving, team building skills, managing time and assembling a robot with their own hands.
The Science Academy at Park Shore’s morning day camp session for children completing grades one through five as of June 2015 is available for four two-week sessions from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:
• June 29-July 10, 2015
• July 13-July 24, 2015
• July 27-August 7, 2015
• August 10-August 21, 2015
Lunch is available at an additional cost. For children who are staying for lunch, pickup will be at 12:50 p.m.
The Science Academy at Park Shore is an educational summer program designed for first through fifth graders, geared to stimulate their curiosity in science. Park Shore Country Day Camp has developed a curriculum centered around STEM and takes place in four fully equipped laboratories. This program is student-centered, inquiry-based, and hands-on applications of the understanding of science and engineering. Students are challenged through innovative and thought-provoking laboratory inquiries to develop a hypothesis, test and analyze data, and draw pertinent scientific conclusions. These activities are designed to develop a child’s critical thinking, creative design skills, and their confidence in tackling new understandings of their universe. The program at the Science Academy is universal in scope and sequence, truly integrating the basic sciences with the latest in technology and engineering. Students will have a core focus in four main areas: robotics, engineering, physical science, and life science.
Parents must transport their children for both the morning and afternoon sessions. To enroll your child in one of the programs, please visit www.parkshoredaycamp.com/sc.html. A $200 deposit is required with your enrollment form. Final payment balance is due two weeks before your child’s selected section. Please make sure to mention SBPLI when enrolling.