Summer 2017: The Future is Fort Greene
At Camp Fort Greene, we aim to educate the next great generation. Our kids are the architects of our future. This summer, we will give our campers an exploratory experience in fields that will spark their imagination and encourage them to ask big questions about the world around them.
WEEK 1 : OUR FUTURE ARTISTS
July 10 - July 14
Our campers will paint, sculpt, draw and design what their own imaginations inspire. Using a variety of materials, our campers will explore their creative power in new ways.
WEEK 2 : OUR FUTURE ENGINEERS
July 17 - July 21
Build it up! Campers will explore and investigate a variety of structures. What material is the strongest? The most flexible? Let’s find out!
WEEK 3 : OUR FUTURE ASTRONAUTS
July 24 - July 28
Is there life on Mars? Our campers will find out through hands-on activities that will help them learn about space and the great beyond.
WEEK 4 : OUR FUTURE ENVIRONMENTALISTS
July 31 - August 4
Taking care of our earth is more important than ever. We encourage our kids to be environmental stewards in our parks and communities every day, not just in the summertime.
WEEK 5 : OUR FUTURE ACTIVISTS
August 7 - August 11
The only constant in our world today is change. Our kids will be the powerful, peaceful change-makers of our future.
WEEK 6 : OUR FUTURE MUSICIANS
August 14 - August 18
Sing a song of summertime! Our campers will make instruments and write original songs to celebrate our favorite season.
TECH FORT GREENE : Play, Make, Go!
(July 10-July 28, 2017)
We believe in empowering children with the tools they need to bring their imagination to life. Tech Fort Greene campers will explore and experiment with circuits and 3D printing, program their own robots, and design their own short films using green screen technology. Our program aims to teach children the foundations of computational thinking through experimentation and discovery. Campers will have hands-on time with Little Bits circuits, Bee Bots and Lego Education software, and will learn the basics of Scratch, an introductory programming language.
WEEK 1 (JULY 10-14): PLAY!
Flying through the air, appearing and disappearing on alien planets and in magical kingdoms, shrinking down and swimming in a fish tank… your imagination is the only limit! This weeklong workshop exploring green screen technology and its applications. The students will work with a green screen studio setup and use materials such as paint and costumes to create their own magical movies. This hands-on workshop is an exercise in storytelling that allows for imaginative scenarios and experimentation.
WEEK 2 (JULY 17-21): MAKE!
Make your imagination come to life! Campers will brainstorm wacky inventions and zany creatures through a variety of makerspace tools. Campers will experiment with circuitry to create puppets and use 3D printers to design the characters of their dreams.
WEEK 3 (JULY 24-28): GO!
Robots run, robots go! Campers will learn and explore the many abilities of robots. Through experimentation with sensors and motors, campers will learn how to build and program their robots in many different ways.