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Spring Break Camp

Spring Break 2016 Camps March 21st – March 25thminecraft spring break

BadgerBOTS is offering two different Spring Break Camp experiences for 2016; Scratch Game Design and Minecraft ModdingCamps are for current 3rd- 7th graders. The cost is $250 per session.

Morning Session (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

Afternoon Session (1:00 – 4:00 PM) Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

Both morning and afternoon sessions will have a break for snack provided by BadgerBOTS. If your child has dietary restrictions or you have any concerns about snack, please contact us to make arrangements. All snacks will be nut-free.

Camp Topics

Scratch Game Design
Scratch is a programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab to enable kids to be creative with computers. Scratch CatIn this camp we’ll make animations and games using Scratch 2.0. Participants will learn real programming concepts such as logic, variables, and loops that (we hope) they’ll hold on to for the rest of their lives. Scratch can be downloaded and used for free, so once we get kids hooked, they’ll have a new activity that they can do anytime, anywhere. Most everything they learn will also be applicable not only in programming and engineering, but also the digital arts.

This camp is suitable for computer programming novices as well as those who already have a little familiarity with Scratch. The class is structured to include whole-class instruction, independent work time, one-on-one teacher check ins and peer review and sharing.

Minecraft Moddingblock
Minecraft is an online, block-based universe where players can explore and build their own world. Minecraft is special because how you “play the game” is determined by the player and possibilities are limited only by your imagination and ingenuity.

At camp we will start off playing all together; mining, building, farming and fighting monsters. In order to be successful, we will need to create our own “Code of Conduct” to govern how we play together. After we get to know each other better, the class will begin learning how to program modifications to Minecraft worlds using LearnToMod and also take some time to learn about 3D printing by creating sculptures in Minecraft which will be printed at BadgerBOTS.

Registration:

Please click on the links below to be redirected to our camp registration site. Each camp session will be limited to 16 participants. If the camp is full when you register, you can be added to the waiting list. You will be notified of any open camp registrations no later than one week before the beginning of a session.

AM ScratchSign Up Button (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

PM Scratch (1:00 – 4:00 PM) Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

AM Minecraft (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

PM Minecraft (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Monday, March 21st – Friday, March 25th

Lunch:

If your child is registered for a morning and afternoon session we will have a lunch break from 11:30 – noon. Children will need to bring their own lunch each day. Lunches will be kept in our refrigerator until 11:30. From noon – 1pm we will have a structured time for games, crafts, and maybe time outside if the weather is nice.

Refunds and Cancellations:

For cancellations, payments will be refunded minus a $25 administration fee if received before Sunday, March 13th. Any session cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. All cancellations must be received in writing in order to be refunded (email is sufficient).

Scholarships:

BadgerBOTS is accepting applications for full or partial scholarship for Spring Break! If you are planning to apply for a scholarship, register right away by clicking the “Sign Up” link above. Once you select the sessions you would like to register your child for, select “I would like to apply for a scholarship” and you will not be charged. Next, fill out the application and send it the BadgerBOTS. We will contact you when all the materials have been received to let you know about your scholarship status. Download the application here. You can email the application to Johanna at jtaylor@badgerbots.org or mail the completed application with teacher/adult recommendation to BadgerBOTS at:

7615 Discovery Drive

Middleton, WI 53562