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Hopkinton Camps

Specialty Camps

STEM Camps

 

Discovery 

Entering 3rd-6th
One Week Sessions

June 25-29
July 2-6
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3
August 6-10
August 13-17            

Does your child love science and nature?  Then Discovery Camp is for them!  Our 122 acres of forest, natural trails, nesting areas, and wetlands are the perfect setting for discovering more about our natural environment and the life within it.  Based on a variety of different environmental and outdoor themes, each session is packed with fascinating activities, projects, and fames designed to give campers knowledge and appreciation for nature, the environment, and science.  Their time in Discovery Camp will also include one field trip during each two-week session.  Campers will have the opportunity to participate in some of the traditional camp activities such as archery, rock wall, arts and crafts, and instructional and recreational swim each day.

 

Little Scientist

Entering 1st & 2nd
One Week Sessions

June 25-29
July 2-6
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3
August 6-10
August 13-17   
   

Little Scientist campers will use the outdoors as their laboratory in this fun camp!  Each day will be filled with the examination of our natural surroundings while exploring different concepts through hands-on activities. Campers can look forward to fun and engaging projects that range from building an erupting volcano to creating earth-quake structures!  Little Scientists will participate in recreational swim and one traditional camp activity every day.

 

Robotics

One Week Session
July 16-20
Entering Grades
4th-7th

Do you like building things, learning how things work, and enjoy problem solving? Then this is the camp for you! Robotics Camp is designed to enhance a camper’s instinctive curiosity about the surrounding world of machines.  This camp provides an excellent experiential platform for our campers to participate in engaging, hands-on activities that demonstrate concepts of mechanics, motors, and electronics. Additionally, campers participate in one traditional camp activity and recreational swim each day.

 

Flight

One Week Session 
July 23-27                                      
Entering Grades
4th-7th

Flight introduces campers to the various aspects of flight in an active, participatory way. While building a variety of model rockets to launch, the waiting-for-the-glue-to-dry periods are occupied with a variety of experiments demonstrating and explaining Bernoulli’s principle. The campers are continually challenged to make predictions and observations about their work, frequently modifying their plans to achieve their goals.

 

Engineers

One Week Session
July 30-August 3
Entering Grades 4th-7th

This hands-on physics camp explores the basics of levers, mechanical advantage, potential and kinetic energy, and gravity. The campers will build catapults and problem-solve on how to change the distance, height, and speed at which things can be launched. This is the ultimate camp for science enthusiasts!

 

Lego Apprentice

One Week Sessions
June 25-29
August 6-10
Entering Grades 1st & 2nd

New this summer, Play-Well TEKnologies will join our LEGO Apprentice camp!  During Minecraft week, campers will bring Minecraft to life using LEGO bricks!  Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game!  Campers will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO materials.  In Intro to STEM with LEGOs, campers will give their imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO parts!  They will build engineer-designed projects such as cities, garbage trucks, catamarans, dinosaurs, and more.  Campers will design and construct as they never have before with the support of Play Well and YMCA instructors.  LEGO Apprentice campers participate in one traditional camp activity and recreational swim every day.

 

Lego Masters

June 25-29
August 6-10

Entering Grades 4th-6th

Your camper’s imagination and creativity will be harnessed as they work with both Play-Well TEKnologies and YMCA Staff in this new specialty camp!  During Minecraft week, campers will bring Minecraft to life using LEGO bricks!  Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game!  Campers will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO materials.  In STEM Challenge with LEGOs, campers will give their imagination and engineering skills  a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO parts!  They will apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed project such as: forklifts, houseboats, mini golf courses, the London Tower Bridge, and more!  Campers will design and construct as they never have before with the support of Play Well and YMCA instructors.  LEGO Apprentice campers participate in one traditional camp activity and recreational swim every day.

 

 

 

 

 

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