SuperSTEM Camps

SuperSTEM Camps
Innovation Academy
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! 

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1-Day SuperSTEM Camps
Ages: 9-12

Aviation Gliders

  • Aviation Gliders
    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.

    Aprenda los conceptos básicos del vuelo y la aviación a través de nuestras manos en actividades de construcción de planeadores de bricolaje. Límite de 16 estudiantes por sesión.
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3-Day SuperSTEM Camps
Ages: 9-12

Become a Mad Scientist!

  • Become a Mad Scientist!
    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!

    ¡Entrena para convertirte en el próximo científico! Explore y experimente la física, la química, los códigos y los descifradores. Ensuciarse, mezclar porciones. ¡Hay No! ellos se dieron cuenta de su potencia y tienen miedo de que se apoderen del mundo… día 3 debe de escapar del laboratorio!

Makey Makey-Circuits & Switches

  • Makey Makey-Circuits & Switches
    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.

    Esta clase está centrada en la electrónica y la codificación. Se centrará el uso de la codificación basado en Scratch los kits de innovación Makey Makey y un espacio de creación de productos electrónicos para brindar oportunidades para los alumnos diseñan, crean y prueben sus propias innovaciones centradas en tecnología.

Meet Edison: Create Interactive Robotic Projects

  • Meet Edison: Create Interactive Robotic Projects
    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.

    Conozca a Edison, un robot programado que permite convertirse en codificador, inventor, pensador creativo y solucionador de programas. Practique los sensores del robot y programe su robot para hacer una tarea! Explore varias opciones de programación con funciones potentes y versatilidad para crear proyectos robóticos interactivos. Sumerge en una amplia gama de desafíos de ingeniería, diseño y programación utilizado los materiales de construcción del paquete de extensión similares a los Legos para adjuntar al robot Edison.

Meet RVR: A Robot Fit to be on Mars

  • Meet RVR: A Robot Fit to be on Mars
    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!

    ¿Te encantaría estar en Marte con perseverancia? Conoce a RVR, un robot programado construido para maniobrar obstáculos y varios terrenos. Controla tu aventura con la aplicación Shepro Edu usando Draw & Drive, Scratch Blocks y JavaScript. Interactive con los sensores de luz y color de RVR y cree laberintos originales y desafíos de navegación para que lo aborde el robot. Sube al asiento del conductor para vivir las interminables aventuras del RVR!

Mini Shark Tank! -Turn $5 into More $$

  • Mini Shark Tank! -Turn $5 into More $$
    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!

    ¿Quiere aprender cómo iniciar su propio negocio? Ven a experimentar creando tu idea y aprende cómo convertirla en un negocio. Participe en Challenge - COMPRA y Pitching y gane un PREMIO!

Mission to Mars

  • Mission to Mars
    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.

    ¿Alguna vez ha soñado con enviar un robot a espacio? ¡Aprenda cómo usamos robots para explorar el espacio y cómo los humanos planean colonizar Marte! Utilizará el sistema robótico Vex IQ para crear su propio Mars Lander para explorar el terreno marciano. Diseñará, construirá y programará su propio robot para completar una misión temática de Marte!

Program a Cozmo Robot using AI in a Box

  • Program a Cozmo Robot using AI in a Box
    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.

    IA(Inteligencia Artificial) está en todas partes, desde los motores de búsqueda hasta los servicios de transmisión de video y desde su casa hasta la escuela. Vamos a hacer muchas cosas grandes. AI-In-A-Box lo expone a muchas de las aplicaciones para AI. Programar un robot amigable llamado Cozmo para realizar seis aplicaciones de inteligencia artificial reconocimiento facial, reconocimiento de voz, generación de voz, manipulación de objetos y navegación basada en puntos de referencia. El ultimo dia usará sus nuevas habilidades para competir con otros crear la aplicación más genial de IA.

Questbots: Solve Complex Problems

  • Questbots: Solve Complex Problems
    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.

    Alguna vez te has preguntado cómo las computadoras y los robots toman decisiones y recuerdan información? Aprenda cómo los robots perciben y piensan y actúan con Questbotics, el conjunto de programación y aprendizaje definitivo! Resuelva problemas complejos construyendo secuencias con Cubos de colores para programar su Quesbot. Conviértase en artista, matemático, científico y continúe en su búsqueda de aprender sobre programación ingeniería y robótica.

Social Robots

  • Social Robots
    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 IIprovides 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.

    Los robots son mágicos. La oportunidad para que hagan cosas útiles es grande pera se ha limitado al mundo de los robotistas. Ahora con Misty II los estudiantes pueden aprender a dar rienda suelta a su potencia dando vida a la magia de los robots sociales. Misty II brinda un nuevo mundo de oportunidades con los robots para uso comercial, personal, investigación y educativo. Tiene muchas capacidades para que los estudiantes exploren: movimiento, hablar, incluse reconocimiento de visión. Este campamento enseñará a los estudiantes las herramientas para comenzar a desarrollar sus propias habilidades en el Misty II. Aprende sobre las diferentes formas en que se utilizan los robots sociales en nuestra sociedad. Lo mejor es no se necesita experiencia en codificación. Espacio **Limitado a 15 estudiantes por campamento**

Sphero Lil Bits: The Circuit Kit for Creative Kids

  • Sphero Lil Bits: The Circuit Kit for Creative Kids
    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!

    ¿Quieres construir un brade de prosthesis, rehacer tu juego de carnaval favorito? Si la respuesta es sí. Esta es la clase para ti! Practique los conceptos de STEAM que incluyen circuitos, ingeniería y física, arte y pensamiento de diseño con SPhero Lil Bits un kit de circuito introductorio. Conviértase en un solucionador de problemas críticos y creativo convirtiendo sus ideas en un producto final con 5 bits y 12 accesorios!
Ages 13-17

AI: Power the Future!

  • AI: Power the Future!
    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.

    IA(Inteligencia Artificial) llegó para quedarse. Nuestras vidas personales experimentan impactos aún mayores incluidas las revoluciones: automóviles autónomos asistentes digitales, transporte, redes sociales y compras en línea. Este campamento explorara muchas facetas de la IA necesarias para comprender y tener éxito en el mundo moderno, que incluyen: Aprendizaje automático, aprendizaje profundo, visión por computadora, recopilación, procesamiento, uso de algoritmos y ética.

Building Healthy Communities

  • Building Healthy Communities
    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!

    ¿Alguna vez se ha preguntado que podría estar haciendo para ayudar a mejorar la salud de su comunidad? En este campamento aplicará los principios de la ingeniería biomédica para resolver problemas de salud del mundo real. Como la presión arterial alta, la diabetes y las enfermedades cardiacas. Los estudiantes aprenderán más sobre cada enfermedad incluido sus orígenes, cómo se diagnostica y cómo se trata. Luego, después de conocer los circuitos de construcción y la programación con el microcontrolador Arduino, los estudiantes diseñarán y construirán múltiples de proyectos incluyendo su propio dispositivo de monitorización en el hogar para abordar un problema de salud de su elección. No se requiere experiencia en codificación, circuitos O Arduino.

Design Your First Game With Unity

  • Design Your First Game With Unity
    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!

    ¿Alguna vez ha querido hacer su propio videojuego? Este campamento le brindara el conocimiento y la experiencia para hacer precisamente eso durante el primer dia aprender los los principios básicos del diseño de juegos y se familiariza con el uso del motor de juego de Unity. Pasará los próximos dos días diseñado y desarrollado su propio videojuego que exhibirá durante nuestra propia competencia de diseño de juegos. ¡No se necesita experiencia en programación o diseño de juegos!

Pilot Ground

  • Pilot Ground
    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.

    ¿Has querido probar a volar? ¿Podría ser esto tu carrera o un pasatiempo increíble? La oportunidad de probar sus habilidad para volar utilizando nuestros numerosos simuladores de vuelo. Este será un aprendizaje práctico sobre vuelos, despegar y aterrizar sin mencionar una variedad de experiencias de vuelo. **Límite de 8 estudiantes por campamento.**

Social Robots (13-17)

  • Social Robots (13-17)
    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 IIprovides 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.

    Los robots son mágicos. La oportunidad para que hagan cosas útiles es grande pera se ha limitado al mundo de los robotistas. Ahora con Misty II los estudiantes pueden aprender a dar rienda suelta a su potencia dando vida a la magia de los robots sociales. Misty II brinda un nuevo mundo de oportunidades con los robots para uso comercial, personal, investigación y educativo. Tiene muchas capacidades para que los estudiantes exploren: movimiento, hablar, incluse reconocimiento de visión. Este campamento enseñará a los estudiantes las herramientas para comenzar a desarrollar sus propias habilidades en el Misty II. Aprende sobre las diferentes formas en que se utilizan los robots sociales en nuestra sociedad. Lo mejor es no se necesita experiencia en codificación. Espacio **Limitado a 15 estudiantes por campamento**

Sustainable Business-Learn the Ins & Outs!

  • Sustainable Business-Learn the Ins & Outs!
    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.

    ¿Cómo reduce Starbucks su huella de carbono en el mundo? ¿Puede ayudar a resolver el desafío de casos de negocios reales? Este campamento explora diferentes formas en que las empresas pueden ser sostenibles como las empresas pueden marcar la diferencia en nuestro medio ambiente. Aprenda habilidades de presentación, problemas financieros y reúnase con algunos expertos en negocios. Una competencia de solución de casos será parte de esta experiencia y los ganadores del equipo se irán con premios.
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5 Day Innovation Center 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.

Where:  Students will have the choice to attend the camp virtually or in-person, depending on the camp. 

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

Cost:  $150 (Note: need-based scholarships are available. Please email reitzig_axel@svvsd.org for more information. To review criteria and apply, go to this link.)

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

Beep Beep, R2 - How Socially Assistive Robotics Improve our World (In-Person)

  • Beep Beep, R2 - How Socially Assistive Robotics Improve our World (In-Person)
    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.


Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (In-Person)

  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (In-Person)
    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

Internet of Things with Micro:Bit (In-Person)

  • Internet of Things with Micro:Bit (In-Person)
    July 12-16 - 9:00 - 3:30
    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
    - July 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    - 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

Beep Beep, R2 - How Socially Assistive Robotics Improve our World (In-Person)

  • Beep Beep, R2 - How Socially Assistive Robotics Improve our World (In-Person)
    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.


Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (In-Person)

  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (In-Person)
    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

Introduction to Machine Learning (Virtual)

  • Introduction to Machine Learning (Virtual)
    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 & 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