Ages 3–5 • $800
See description under Session 1. STEAMing Into Nature
Ages 8–11 • $800
Campers will dig into the soil and care for plants in multiple gardens and the new greenhouse. We will design and build contraptions that solve daily issues, such as a giant funnel to collect water or an automated fish feeder for an aquaponics system, and head out onto the trails for Quest adventures, to build forts, and study the wildlife of the mini ecosystems. Using costumes, puppets, props, and art supplies, children will express these experiences on the outdoor stage through stories and performances. At the end of each week, campers will host a farmer’s market and sell fresh produce they cared for and harvested. Group Leader: Bruce Frost Into the Woods & Down The Rabbit Hole
Grades 1–8 • $600
Scenes and musical numbers from INTO THE WOODS and ALICE IN WONDERLAND. What would happen if Cinderella or Little Red ran into Alice or the White Rabbit while in the woods? Students will not only learn the musical numbers, scenes and choreography for the production but will also be involved with some props, costume and scenery work. We will culminate the two weeks with a performance for friends and family at 1pm during the last class on Friday, 8/4. Group Leader: Meri-Lee Mafera NuVu Biofashion
Ages 11–17 • $1775
Within nature there are many beautiful forms, textures and colors: from the tiniest sea caterpillars exploding with striking color, to the mighty redwood trees standing gracefully with their elegant structure. Nature is full of fascinating patterns and designs. Using the combined power of digital design (computer aided drafting, 3D modeling) and rapid prototyping tools (laser cutters and 3D printers), students will create high-tech fashion pieces inspired by nature and biology. The designs could include fashion pieces for dancers, performers, musicians, or everyday people. Students will also incorporate unique materials, complex patterns, and robotics into their final pieces! Get ready to enter the high tech Biofashion world!
Ages 11–17 • $1775
Speed your way through this Studio by creating your own remote control (RC) model racecar inspired by vehicles from Need for Speed, Batman, or The Fast and The Furious. Learn about all the components that make your vehicle go vroom — motors, batteries, engines, radio signals, types of chassis and wheels, robotic intelligence — and push your vehicle to the creative limit with an innovative design! Students will ride the waves of radio frequency and modulation, thus understanding transmitters, receivers, and RC communication. Other topics of discussion include on-road versus off-road suspension, how RC models compare to full-sized cars, and levels of robotic intelligence (automaton, remote control, teleoperation, full autonomy). Students will experience the hands-on joy of soldering, drilling, and building circuits before applying a custom paint job for the finishing touch. Then it’s off to the races in a final exhibition where the cars will race-off in the Robo Cars showdown!