SuperSTEM Camps

SuperSTEM Camps

The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools’ SuperSTEM Camps offer innovative, hands-on learning experiences that engage and challenge students and incorporate human-centered design thinking. Camps are taught primarily by student designers and teachers from the Innovation Center, and offer a wide-range of fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) activities.

Registration is now open! Camp schedule and descriptions are available below. We look forward to having you in our camps! 

1-Day SuperSTEM Camps

Ages 9-12

June 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, OR 17 (8:30 - 11:30)

Learn the basics of flight and scratch build aviation through our hands on DIY glider build activities. Limit to 16 students per session.

3-Day SuperSTEM Camps

Ages 9-12

June 9 - 11 (8:30 - 11:30 OR 12:00 - 3:00), June 16-18 (8:30 - 11:30 OR 12:00 - 3:00), and June 23 - 25 (12:00 - 3:00)

Train to become the next Mad Scientist! Explore, experiment, and experience physics, chemistry, codes and deciphers. Get messy, mix potions, and OH NO they realize your potential and are scared you will take over the world…day 3 you must escape the laboratory!

June 7-9 OR June 14-16 (12:00 - 3:00)

This electronics and coding-centered class will focus on using Scratch-based coding, Makey Makey Innovation Kits, and an electronics makerspace, to provide opportunities for learners to design, create and test their own tech-centered innovations.

June 7-9 OR June 14-16 (8:30 - 11:30)

Meet Edison, a programmable robot that enables you to become a coder, inventor, creative thinker and problem solver. Get hands-on with the robot’s sensors and program your robot to do a task! Explore several programming options with powerful functions and versatility to create interactive robotic projects. Plunge into a wide range of engineering, design, and programming challenges using the extension pack construction materials similar to Legos to attach to the Edison robot.

June 9 - 11 (12:00 - 3:00), June 16-18 (12:00 - 3:00)

Would you love to be on Mars with Perseverance? Meet RVR, a programmable robot built to maneuver obstacles and various terrains. Control your adventure with the Sphero Edu app using Draw & Drive, Scratch Blocks, and JavaScript. Interact with RVR’s color and light sensors and create original mazes and navigational challenges for the robot to tackle. Step into the driver’s seat to experience the endless adventures of RVR!

June 23-25 (8:30-11:30)

Want to learn the How to start your own business? Come experience creating your idea, learn how to make it a business, your $5 Challenge budget-BUY, participating in Pitching and win a PRIZE!

June 7-9 (8:30-1130 OR 12:00-3:00), June 14-16 (8:30-11:30 OR 12:00-3:00), June 21-23 (8:30-11:30)

Have you ever dreamed of sending a robot into outer space? Learn how we use robots to explore space as well as how humans plan to colonize Mars! You will use the Vex IQ robotic system to create your own Mars Lander to explore the Martian terrain. You will design, build, and program your own robot to complete a Mars themed mission.

June 16-18 OR June 23-25 (8:30-11:30)

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is everywhere, from search engines to video streaming services and from your house to your school. Let’s embrace it to do great things. AI-In-A-Box exposes you to many of the applications for AI. You will program a friendly robot named Cozmo to perform six AI applications: object recognition, facial recognition, speech recognition, speech generation, object manipulation, and landmark-based navigation. On the last day, you will use your newfound skills to compete with others to create the coolest application of AI.

June 9 - 11 (8:30 - 11:30), June 16-18 (8:30 - 11:30 ), and June 23 - 25 (12:00 - 3:00)

Have you ever wondered how computers and robots make decisions and remember information? Learn how robots sense, think, and act using Questbotics, the ultimate learning and programming set! Solve complex problems by building sequences with colorful Quebes to program your Questbot. Become an artist, mathematician, or scientist, and continue on your quest of learning about programming, engineering, and robotics.

June 21-23 (12:00-3:00)

Robots are magic. The opportunity for them to do useful things is large but has been limited to the world of roboticists. Now, with Misty II, students can learn how to unleash their potential by bringing the magic of social robots to life. Misty II provides a new world of opportunities with robots for business, personal, research and educational use.. She has a lot of capabilities for students to explore: movement, speech, and even vision recognition. This camp will teach students the tools to start developing their own skills on the Misty II. while learning about all the different ways social robots are being used in our society. The best thing is – o coding experience necessary! **NOTE: Limited availability of 15 students per camp.

June 9 - 11 (8:30 - 11:30 & 12:00 - 3:00) and June 14-16 (8:30 - 11:30 & 12:00 - 3:00)

Do you want to build a simple prosthetic arm, remake your favorite carnival game, or invent a crazy-cool creature? If the answer is yes, this class is for you! Practice STEAM concepts including circuitry, engineering, physics, art, and design thinking with Sphero Lil Bits, an introductory circuit kit. Become a critical and creative problem solver by turning your ideas into an end-product with 5 bits and 12 accessories!

Ages 13-17

June 16-18 or June 23-25 (12:00-3:00)

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is here to stay. Our personal lives see even greater impacts including revolutions: self-driving cars, digital assistants, transportation, social media, and online shopping. This camp will explore the many facets of AI needed to understand and succeed in the modern world including: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Collection/Processing, Use of Algorithms, and Ethics.

June 9-11 OR June 16-18 OR June 23-25 (12:00-3:00)

Ever wonder what you could be doing to help improve the health of your community? In this camp you’ll apply biomedical engineering principles to solve real world health concerns such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Campers will learn more about each disease including its origins, how it’s diagnosed, and how it’s treated. Then, after being introduced to the building circuits and programming with the Arduino Microcontroller, campers will design and build multiple projects, including their own at-home monitoring device to address a health concern of their choice. No experience with coding, circuits, or Arduino required to join!

June 7-9 OR June 21-23 (12:00-3:00)

Have you ever wanted to make your own video game? This camp will give you the knowledge and experience to do just that. During the first day you’ll learn basic game design principles and get introduced to using the Unity game engine. You’ll spend the next two days designing and developing your own video game which you’ll showcase during our very own game design competition. No programming or game design experience necessary!

June 7-9 OR June 14-16 (8:30-11:30)

Have you wanted to try flying? Could this be a career or awesome hobby? The opportunity to try your skills at flying using our many flight simulators. This will be hands-on learning about flight, take-offs and landings, not to mention a variety of flight experiences. **Limited availability of 8 students per camp.

June 14-16 (12:00-3:00)

Robots are magic. The opportunity for them to do useful things is large but has been limited to the world of roboticists. Now, with Misty II, students can learn how to unleash their potential by bringing the magic of social robots to life. Misty II provides a new world of opportunities with robots for business, personal, research and educational use.. She has a lot of capabilities for students to explore: movement, speech, and even vision recognition. This camp will teach students the tools to start developing their own skills on the Misty II. while learning about all the different ways social robots are being used in our society. The best thing is – o coding experience necessary! **NOTE: Limited availability of 15 students per camp.

June 23-25 (12:00-3:00)

How does Starbucks reduce their carbon footprint in the world? Can you help solve real business case challenges? This camp explores different ways businesses can be sustainable and how companies can make a difference to our environments. Learn presentation skills, financial issues, and meet with a few business experts. A case solution competition will be a part of this experience and the team winners will walk away with Prizes.

5-Day SuperSTEM Camps

The Innovation Center of the St. Vrain Valley Schools is excited to announce its fourth summer of collaborating with Northrop Grumman, the University of Colorado and Aurora Public Schools to offer high-quality STEM camps to middle and high school students.

Includes:  Guest speakers (from National Security Agency, CU, Northrop-Grumman). To Register:  Please read through the respective course descriptions below, then go to the registration section below.     

Questions?  

Email Axel Reitzig (reitzig_axel@svvsd.org)

Middle School Students

July 12-16 - 9:00 - 3:30

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Robots are magic. The opportunity for them to do useful things is large but has been limited to the world of roboticists. Now, with Misty II, students can learn how to unleash their potential by bringing the magic of social robots to life.

Misty II provides a new world of opportunities with robots for business, personal, research and educational use. She has a lot of capabilities for students to explore: movement, speech, and even vision recognition. This camp will teach students the tools to start developing their own skills on the Misty II while learning about all the different ways social robots are being used in our society.

Students will be able to code Misty either through Blockly, a block-based program, or text-based languages Python and Javascript.

Questions? Contact Axel Reitzig (reitzig_axel@svvsd.org)

DETAILS:
IN-PERSON
– July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
– Open to middle and high school students from any Colorado school
– This class is geared towards students with some basic experience with either coding or robotics, but no expertise in either is required.

July 12-16 - 9:00 - 3:30

Interested in learning about cybersecurity? This week-long summer course introduces students to cybersecurity and concludes with a national cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. The course is designed for students who have not previously participated in cybersecurity competitions and have not previously taken a cybersecurity course. Some experience in computer science is helpful but not required. The camp is based on the national CyberPatriot program. Topics will range from how and why to set passwords to setting security policies in both Windows and Unix. By the conclusion of the course, you will be familiar with cybersecurity, be able to apply the concepts to both Windows and Unix operating systems, and will have the opportunity to test your skills against other beginning teams from around the country in a CyberPatriot competition.

Questions? Contact Beth Cerrone (cerrone_elizabeth@svvsd.org)

Details:
– July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
– IN-PERSON
– Open to middle and high school students
– No prior experience with cybersecurity or Cyberpatriots necessary

July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Our world is increasingly connected through all kinds of devices that connect and communicate with each other. This is called the Internet of Things (IoT). Participants will not only learn more about IoT, they will develop their own network of connected devices using the Micro:Bit, then they will code using either MakeCode or Micro-Python. They will use various sensors and actuators to create a dynamic IoT project that interacts with its environment and other devices. Some examples include bedroom burglar alarms or a smart garden. Come be a creative problem solver with technology!

Questions? Contact Mai Vu (vu_mai@svvsd.org)

DETAILS:
IN-PERSON
– Open to middle school students from any Colorado school.
– This class is geared towards students with some basic experience with either coding or robotics, but no expertise in either is required

High School Students

July 12-16 - 9:00 - 3:30

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Robots are magic. The opportunity for them to do useful things is large but has been limited to the world of roboticists. Now, with Misty II, students can learn how to unleash their potential by bringing the magic of social robots to life.

Misty II provides a new world of opportunities with robots for business, personal, research and educational use. She has a lot of capabilities for students to explore: movement, speech, and even vision recognition. This camp will teach students the tools to start developing their own skills on the Misty II while learning about all the different ways social robots are being used in our society.

Students will be able to code Misty either through Blockly, a block-based program, or text-based languages Python and Javascript.

Questions? Contact Axel Reitzig (reitzig_axel@svvsd.org)

DETAILS:
IN-PERSON
– July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
– Open to middle and high school students from any Colorado school
– This class is geared towards students with some basic experience with either coding or robotics, but no expertise in either is required.

July 12-16 - 9:00 - 3:30

Interested in learning about cybersecurity? This week-long summer course introduces students to cybersecurity and concludes with a national cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students. The course is designed for students who have not previously participated in cybersecurity competitions and have not previously taken a cybersecurity course. Some experience in computer science is helpful but not required. The camp is based on the national CyberPatriot program. Topics will range from how and why to set passwords to setting security policies in both Windows and Unix. By the conclusion of the course, you will be familiar with cybersecurity, be able to apply the concepts to both Windows and Unix operating systems, and will have the opportunity to test your skills against other beginning teams from around the country in a CyberPatriot competition.

Questions? Contact Beth Cerrone (cerrone_elizabeth@svvsd.org)

Details:
– July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
– IN-PERSON
– Open to middle and high school students
– No prior experience with cybersecurity or Cyberpatriots necessary

July 12-16 - 9:00 - 3:30

According to jobs website LinkedIn, Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist and Data Scientist are the top emerging jobs for 2020, and colleges are scrambling to add degree programs in these fields. What are AI, machine learning (ML), and data science? These are the ideas and algorithms that enable self-driving cars, and teach music apps like Pandora to predict what music you like. Data scientists program computers to find patterns that humans themselves cannot find.

The core techniques are based on statistics and computer programming. This class, taught by faculty and students from CU’s Applied Mathematics and Computer Science departments (and part of CU’s new Statistics and Data Science major), is a fast-paced introduction to statistics and ML algorithms, and involves hands-on analysis of real-world datasets, concluding with the development of a 20 Questions Game. Curriculum is geared toward advanced high school students, preferably with some prior experience programming.

Questions? Contact Dr. Stephen Becker (stephen.becker@colorado.edu, 303-492-0662)

DETAILS
– July 13-17, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
– VIRTUAL
– Open to high school students
– Internet access and computer/chromebook required
– Participants should have prior experience with computer programming

Payment and Registration Information

Thank you for checking out our SuperSTEM Camps. Registration will open March 3rd at 4:00 PM. Below is the information as it pertains to each of the individual camps. To register, click on the button at the bottom. We look forward to seeing your student this summer! 

1 Day Camps
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Price: $50 per camp
  • When is it offered? 1 Day camps are offered throughout the month of June.
3 Day Camps 
  • Ages: 9-12 and 13-17 
  • Price: $160 per camp
  • When is it offered? 3 Day Camps are offered throughout the month of June. The dates and times vary depending on the camp. 
  • Times: 8:30 – 11:30 or 12:00 – 3:00 
5 Day Camps
  • Ages: 13-17 
  • Price: $150 per camp
  • When is it offered? The 5 day camps will take place from July 12-16th. 
  • Times: 9:00 – 3:30