Summer Camps

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 many new themes, interlaced with new civic challenges this summer. We will even incorporate many themes and Robotic elements from our upcoming “Cities of Future” this Fall. Please email info@kidzzinc.com if you have any questions.

Overview:

  • 1-week camps for grades K-3 and 2-week camps for grades 3-6
  • 1-week options are also available for older kids who are partnered age-appropriately and presented with more complex challenges – pl email/call if you have any questions)
  • 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, natural disasters, policty issues and increasingly complex challenges
  • Children 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 (Full)
June 9th                        July 21st
June 16th                      July 28th
June 23rd                     August 4th
June 30th*                   August 11th
July 7th (Full)

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Los Altos/ Palo Alto (2-week camp options):
June 2nd                       July 21st
June 16th                      August 4th
July 7th (2 spots left)
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Belmont (1-week camp options):
June 30th*                        July 7th                            July 21st
July 28th                           August 4th
August 11th                       August 18th
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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
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*June 30th camp is 4 Days only, as July 4th is a holiday and is pro-rated accordingly.
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 info@kidzzinc.com if you have any questions pertaining to any of the summer camps.
 
Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details

New!!! Robotizens Super Fun Summer Camp – July 7th – 11th!

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.  Some previous experience with robotics is recommended. Suitable for 3rd grades and above.

These projects provide an opportunity to study construction methods, principles of physics and science and basic concepts of engineering, such as connected systems, motorized machines, levers, gears, pulleys, speed/torque, stress testing, and more.  The students will learn how to program the robots to perform tasks, use sensors, and solve a series of fun challenges.
After completing a few basic robot designs and a couple of training challenges, students are presented with the Green City Challenge. This includes a number of missions simulating real-life engineering problems, each environmentally focused and conducted on a table top simulated city including LEGO buildings, power plants and trash bins.  For this challenge, the student teams will design, build, program and test a robot using their own creative ideas.  They will need to solve problems and revise their design and programming to see how many of the missions their robot can complete.

* The Robotizens camp is being offered from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, from July 7th through July 11th.  Please email if you’re interested in our Robotizens summer camps.

*June 30th camp is only 4 days, until July 3rd and pro-rated to $330
Please email info@kidzzinc.com for discounts if you’re registering for multiple Kidizens Summer Camps.

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