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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
|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)
————————————————————- Los Altos/ Palo Alto (2-week camp options):
June 2nd July 21st
June 16th August 4th
July 7th (2 spots left) ————————————————————- Belmont (1-week camp options):
June 30th* July 7th 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 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 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!!! 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.