Youth Specialty Programs (Ages 6-14 years)

These programs are taught by a contractual instructor who plans the program based upon the number of students registered 48 hours prior to the start of the program. Therefore, we cannot grant refund, credit or transfer requests after 48 hours prior to the start of the class. Thank you for your understanding.

These programs are offered during our summer months.

LEGO Classes with Play-Well Teknologies:

Students will not be able to keep LEGO Materials.

Jedi Engineering Using LEGO: 

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy, Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Fees: $155R/NR

213713-A5-7 years​Mo-Fr​June 9-139 a.m. - Noon

Jedi Master Engineering Using LEGO

The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT Walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Fees: $155R/NR

213714-A8-12 years​Mo-FrJuly 9 - 13

​1-4 p.m.

Ninjaneering with LEGO

Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO® projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO® Materials. Fee: $155R/NR

213715-A5-7 years​Mo-Fr​June 18 - 229 a.m. - Noon

Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO

Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced camp, Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while
exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago.
Fees: $155R/NR

​213716-A​8-12 years​Mo-Fr​June 18 - 22​1-4 p.m.

CSI Camps

CSI Beginning and Intermediate

Beginning CSI students will learn how to examine the physical details that lay beneath the surface of a crime scene. Working in our Specialized TechStars lab, students will develop ultra-sensitive observation skills and learn how to create customized images of the suspects using state-of-the art facial-fitting software. Armed with this knowledge, they will ultimately solve the biggest crime case of their career and begin their adventure to becoming a full-fledged TechStars Crime Scene Investigator! Then, take your investigation skills to the next level with Intermediate CSI. Students will advance their CSI skills in this action-packed class. We will hone our skills using UV lights to gather evidence, examining evidence with chromatography, carrying out fingerprint analysis, discovering the role of DNA left at a crime scene, and much more. Working in our specialized TechStars Lab, students will be able to solve the crime faster than Sherlock Holmes! Fee: $135R/NR  

​213704-A​5 - 7 years​Mo-Fr​July 16 - 1910 - 11:30 a.m.

 

CSI Hollywood Heist

A scandal in the Hollywood Hills with high-profile victims and suspects. How will the world recover from this shock? Most importantly, who will solve this heinous crime? Use your investigative thinking to dive into the middle of the action and find the perpetrator in Hollywood. Utilizing evidence found at the scene of the crime, facial-fitting software, DNA and fingerprint analysis and a myriad of other scientific processes, we will uncover the truth behind the act and place our team in the CSI Hall of Fame! Are you up to the challenge? Fee: $170R/NR  

​213705-A8 - 14 years​Mo-Th​July 16 - 191 - 3 p.m.

 

 

Computer Explorers Camps

Purplemash Advantage

In our Purple Mash-Up Game Design Class, the sky, the hero, the treasure, even the bad guys are all created by your child. Using a variety of age-appropriate tools, students will build their own 3D video game that they can share with family and friends when the class is over.
Fee: $135R/NR  

​213706-A5 - 7 years​Mo-ThJune 11 - 1410 - 11:30 a.m.

 

MAKEY MAKEY & MICROBIT Programming

Exploit the electrical properties of ordinary objects to transform them into extraordinary computer controllers. Prepare to stretch your imagination and creativity to create things never even thought of before, out of things you see every day. Enroll now and watch the world around you morph into a ripening harvesting ground for innovative computer interaction tools. Fee: $170R/NR

​213707-A8 - 14 years​Mo-ThJune 11 - 141 - 3 p.m.

 

Minecraft - The Adventure Begins

Students will discover Minecraft essentials while searching for clues to unlock doors, participating in scavenger hunts, taming wolves and riding pigs! Interwoven with the fun, students will be introduced to the basics of computer networking, the geometry of multidimensional objects and the rendering of video game graphics. Inspiring students to build their own worlds and figure out how to program the system to implement their favorite features will bring out the engineer in everyone. Fee: $135R/NR  

​213702-A5 - 7 years​Mo-ThJune 25 - 2810 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Minecraft - Desert Island Survival

Discover, create, and learn as you access a proprietary Minecraft mod created only for TechStars! Learn fundamentals of computer networking through this Minecraft experience that also allows you and your friends to work in multiplayer mode as you mine, craft and build together to survive. Working with a partner, you will use your skills to explore all the secrets the world has to offer, including a mysterious castle filled with challenges. No matter whether you are new to Minecraft or already love the program, this camp is for you! Fee: $170R/NR  

​213703-A8 - 14 years​Mo-ThJune 25 - 281 - 3 p.m.