Nourish your child's budding mind with Little Einstein Explorers Camp!
Join Little Einstein this summer at the Cale Community Center in Chantilly, where children in Grades 1-7 will enjoy hands-on enrichment programs that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, exploration and investigation. The professional team of teachers at Little Einstein is committed to providing a rich atmosphere for children where having fun is just as important as learning. Campers take mental breaks throughout the day and head outside for fun games and exercise. Every Wednesday campers participate in outside water games and every Friday campers experience a fun tournament, presentation, movie screening or Game Day depending on that week's camp themes.
Camp Descriptions for GRADES 1-3
Math Prep I/Math Prep II
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Junior Scientists & Engineers
Explore science and engineering like you have never before! Turn oranges into an electronic keyboard and make music using everyday objects. Study connectors, resistors, capacitors, sensors, switches and motors. Using these building blocks of electronics, students build various projects such as alarms, flying saucers, an AM radio, light sensitive devices and more. Some projects use Snap circuits® to explore electronics. Campers also explore secrets hidden inside a baby diaper and make poof bubbles and hands-on ooey gooey science experiments.
Intro to Digital Animation
Enjoy cartoons? Want to create a funny movie? Explore 2D animation and learn animation techniques, editing, different camera angles, backgrounds, music and sound recording. By the end of this camp, students will be able to recognize and use animation tools to assist them in creating their own 2D animations. Maybe the next blockbuster movie would be yours! Movies will be shared for family and friends to enjoy.
Intro to Game Design
Learn how to make various game structures and mechanics, and learn basic programming to create mini games. Students learn the logical reasoning and creative process behind design and programming games. Students take their knowledge of game design to the next level by learning how to create an adventure game.
This class uses the extremely popular game of Minecraft to teach students various STEM skills such as engineering, architecture, and logical thinking. Whether you are new or have been playing Minecraft, this class will help you build, create and design your own world!
What is Minecraft Engineering? Minecraft blocks are like virtual Lego® blocks which students use to create structures, contraptions and various means of transportation. Learn the skills necessary to make your own engineered adventure. Explore various fields of science including conversion of energy, physics and engineering. Take on the Creeper challenge or Building Challenge to create a world of your own engineering marvels!
Dream of being a Fashion Designer? Design doll-sized outfits and have fun creating matching accessories and shoes! Create a portfolio of your own designer originals or use the camp's designs. Learn the art of sketching designs and explore various fabrics. Watch your designs come to life by designing, sewing and draping on dolls and mannequins. Dolls are provided in class. No prior sewing experience necessary.
Cool DIY Crafts
Create crafts from various categories and sell them in a Pop Up Craft Fair! Learn and have fun creating pop up cards, decorating candles, jewelry boxes and more. Along the way, students will explore entrepreneurial skills and investigate and determine product costs, pricing, as well as marketing and selling! Students will have a craft booth, where they will proudly showcase, and sell their products. Friends and family are invited to come in early on the last day to see and buy these one of a kind, handmade creations!
Camp Descriptions for GRADES 4-7
Math Prep I/Math Prep II
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Krazy Scientists & Engineers
How crazy can you get exploring science and engineering? Students create and build various structures, play Mario® games using apples as keyboard, make music using everyday objects, create a model of a mine, turn glue into a worm and have fun with screaming balloons! Create a Gyrobot and other contraptions and enjoy science and engineering to the fullest.
Making YouTube Movies
Explore the world of movie making using various animation apps and programs that help you begin your journey. Be a director, editor, cameraman and a producer. Learn editing, different camera angles, backgrounds, music and sound recording. Learn to customize background and import it into your movie. By the end of this camp, students will be able to recognize and use various tools to assist them in creating their movie. Movies will be uploaded on YouTube for family and friends to enjoy.
Video Game Design
Enjoy playing video games? Have fun learning to create them! Use Kodu ® to learn the fundamentals of game design and programming by creating and solving problems using landscapes, developing character behavioral changes, and forming games of different genres. This camp is for the beginner or perfect for those who have experience with game design and want to take their game developing skills to the next level! Students will learn specific tools in the game lab that will aid students to create full 3D games of their own!
Minecraft Modding (AM Class)
Build, create, mod, and have fun! Students will learn to edit, and mod to create custom items! Students create their own mods and export the mods to play in their own Minecraft game. This workshop uses the extremely popular game of Minecraft to teach students various STEM skills by going deeper into game design, development, and modding. Customize and make the Minecraft game the way you want it to be!
Minecraft Modding (PM Class)
Have you ever thought of building an elevator, a security system or even a Ferris Wheel? Students will focus on using “redstone contraptions” to build circuits that will allow objects to rotate and move in Minecraft. Have fun learning the process, on a smaller scale, of a real game designer’s constructive and development process.
Sewing for Fun
Whether you are a beginner or advanced in sewing, this sewing camp has something for everyone! Learn the mechanics of the sewing machine step by step and master basic sewing skills! Students move on to challenging sewing projects at their own pace, learn to create their own patterns or choose from the camp's array of patterns, work with various types of fabric and have fun designing and sewing. Design your own pillow, sew shorts, drawstring bag, summer dress, hair scrunchie and much more.
Candles to Scrubs
Create products ranging from DIY candles to emoji inspired crafts and scrubs to lotions. Work on building/designing a product inventory that is unique just to you! Along the way, explore, investigate and determine product costs, pricing for original works as well as marketing and selling! Students will have a craft booth, where they will proudly showcase, and sell their original designs. Friends and family are invited to come in early on the last day to see and buy these one of a kind, handmade creations!
Choose to attend One Week of Half-Day Camp (9 a.m. - noon OR 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) or One Week of Full-Day Camp (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Before (8am-9am) and After Care (4pm-5pm) is available for an additional fee, payable directly to the vendor.
A Typical Camp Day:
- 8:45am - 9am: Check In
- 9am - 10:15am: Morning Activity
- 10:15am - 10:30am: Snack and indoor games
- 10:30am - Noon: Back to fun (Rotate to a new station)
- Noon - 12:30pm: Lunch
- 12:30pm - 1pm: Recess (Soccer, Capture the Flag, Tag and more!)
- 1pm - 2:15pm: Afternoon STEAM lab
- 2:15pm - 2:30pm: Snack and indoor games
- 2:30pm - 4pm: Back to fun (Rotate to a new station)
- 4pm - 4:15pm: Checkout
Information & Restrictions
Cale Community Center
4615 Stringfellow Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20151
Hurry! Limited Availability at this Special Price!
- $170 for One-Week of HALF-Day Little Einstein Explorers Camp ($190 Value - $20 Off).
- $275 for One-Week of FULL-Day Little Einstein Explorers Camp ($350 Value - $75 Off).
Ages: Camp is for Grades 1-7.
- Campers are separated into age-appropriate groups: Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-7.
- Full Day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Half Day: Morning (9 a.m. - noon) or Afternoon (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
- Before (8am-9am) and after (4pm-5pm) care is available for an additional fee of $55 per week, payable directly to the vendor.
2018 Camp Sessions:
July 9 - July 13
- Grades 1-3: Math Prep I (AM) // Jr. Scientists & Engineers (PM)
- Grades 4-7: Math Prep I (AM) // Krazy Scientists & Engineers (PM)
July 16 - July 20
- Grades 1-3: Math Prep II (AM) // Fashion Design OR Digital Animation (PM)
- Grades 4-7: Math Prep II (AM) // Sewing OR Make YouTube Video (PM)
July 23 - July 27
- Grades 1-3: Intro to Game Design OR Cool DIY Crafts (AM) // Robopets (PM)
- Grades 4-7: Video Game Design OR Candles to Scrubs (AM) // EV3 Sumo Bots (PM)
July 30 - August 3
- Grades 1-3: Minecraft Jr. (AM) // Minecraft Engineer (PM)
- Grades 4-7: Minecraft Modding (AM) // Minecraft Circuitry (PM)
What You Need to Know:
- HURRY! Camp space is limited, don’t delay!
- Camp is help at Cale Community Center.
- Campers bring 2 snacks, lunch and drink.
- Math, Sewing, Fashion Design, DIY crafts and Candles to Scrubs each have an additional $30 supply fee, payable directly to the vendor at registration.
Expiration: August 3, 2018.
To Redeem and Register for Camp:
- Registration is required and space is limited. After purchase, please call 703-463-9235 or email [email protected] to register for camp. Provide your 12-digit CertifiKID voucher number.
- Please note, you are NOT officially registered for camp until you follow the redemption instructions above.
Questions? Need More Information? Please contact Little Einstein Explorers Camp at 703-463-9235 or email [email protected].
Valid only for the 2018 camp sessions listed above. Multiple vouchers may be purchased and redeemed for multiple children or multiple camp sessions. Cannot be combined with any other special offers, promotions or discounts. Not valid on prior camp enrollments. Merchant cancellation policy applies. This very special camp deal is nonrefundable. Vendor is responsible for the quality of the products or services provided at redemption.
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