Kidizens Summer Camps
Would you like to build and be the Mayor of an entire city of LEGOs?
Join us for one or two weeks of fun and responsibility at our very popular Kidizens Summer Camps! Our 1-week and 2-week camps are now open for registration for all of our locations, in Los Altos, Belmont and Saratoga.
Kidizens inspires students to become good citizens and future leaders, one LEGO brick at a time. The Kidizens Summer program includes intensive action and excitement-packed sessions, where children create their own small civilization built with LEGOs and serve as Co-Mayors for a week. The Co-Mayors manage the economy, the residents and their needs, city departments and services and deal with unexpected problems and situations. In a fast-paced dynamic environment, the kids develop leadership and interpersonal skills while dealing with flooding, earthquakes and other acts of nature, resident problems and budget crises.
Our summer camps have received tremendous parent endorsements and are increasingly becoming popular. Many kids returned for a 2nd and a 3rd year to our camps this past summer. For kids who have experienced the thrill of a Kidizens summer camp in the past, we will be introducing new themes and interlacing new civic challenges upcoming summer. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
- 1-week camps for grades K-3 and 2-week camps for grades 3-6 (1-week options also available for older kids – pl email/call)
- Mon -Fri; 9-2:30 (except for the June 30th camp, which runs for 4 days until July 3rd)
- Students will serve as co-mayors for an entire LEGO city that they will build from nothing
- Co-Mayors are given a huge swath of LEGO land on which to create their own small civilization, manage citizens and solve real-time problems and challenges
- Accelerated timeline means that students are given a lot of responsibility and are expected to think out of the box and on their feet, all the time!
- Daily walks to a nearby park for lunch and city-related games
|Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM; Monday – Friday
|Camps/ Dates Offered:
Los Altos/ Palo Alto (1-week camp options):
June 2nd July 14th
June 9th July 21st
June 16th July 28th
June 23rd August 4th
June 30th* August 11th
Los Altos/ Palo Alto (2-week camp options):
June 2nd July 21st
June 16th August 4th
Belmont (1-week camp options):
June 30th* July 7th
July 14th July 21st
July 28th August 4th
August 11th August 18th
Saratoga (1-week camp options) NEW!! :
June 9th July 14th
June 16th July 21st
June 23rd July 28th
June 30th* August 4th
July 7th August 11th
*June 30th camp is 4 Days only, as July 4th is a holiday.
You will be presented with all the camp options, when you register – please select the 1-week or 2-week camp option at the desired location. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions pertaining to any of the summer camps.
Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details
New!!! Announcing Robotizens Super Fun Summer Camps!
Many Age-appropriate programs to choose from:
I. Pre-Robotics – LEGO Simple Machines and Mechanisms
Our new class uses the Simple Machines set and activity pack and is an excellent way to introduce budding builders to key simple machines concepts while building teamwork and communication skills. Elementary students will discover basic physical science models such as gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles through observation, prediction, reasoning, and critical thinking. This class is an excellent precursor to the WeDo and NXT Robotics programs, giving students the basic building skills and real world engineering designs needed to flourish in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). No previous experience is required. Recommended for 2nd – 4th grade.
II. LEGO WeDo Motorized Machines
This fun and exciting class is ideal for beginners. Students will be introduced to building and programming robots using the LEGO® Education WeDo kits. Working in pairs using LEGO blocks, gears, motors and sensors, students will explore cross-curricular, theme based activities by building robots that can move and make sounds. Projects consist of physical science models that include gears, pulleys and levers. Students will develop skills in science technology, engineering and math as well as literacy, social studies and literacy by using their prediction, reasoning, and critical thinking skills. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, icon based programming and teamwork skills. No previous experience is required. This class can be repeated. Recommended for 3rd – 5th grade.
III. LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robotics – Green City Challenge
This STEM based class is an in-depth investigation of building and programming robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms™ NXT Robotics System with the real life setting of the Green City Challenge. Students will learn construction and programming with the NXT intelligent brick using servo style motors, touch, light and ultrasonic sensors to complete the theme based Green City Challenge. Students will build a robot and program it using a PC to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve game challenges such as activating a wind turbine, closing a dam and fixing a power plant. This class is good preparation for students interested in robotics competitions. Some previous experience such as the WeDo class is recommended but not required. This class can be repeated. Recommended for 4th – 8th grade.
* Each of our one week Robotizens class sessions are offered weekly from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. The schedule for the Robotizens camps will be posted shortly.
*June 30th camp is only 4 days, until July 3rd and pro-rated to $330
Please email email@example.com for discounts if you’re also registering for multiple Kidizens Summer Camps