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Summer Camp 2018



Details of each programs can be found in Camp Overview Tab below.

*As low as $290 per week for full day camp .... *As low as $190 per week for half day camp

Half day and Full day camps for rising 1st to 7th graders


Click on the camp activity below to select and then click Register me >>


Location


Chantilly Location Map:


Cale Community Center
4615 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151



About 2018 Programs


For over 10 years, we have been “Nourishing the Budding Mind”!
At Little Einstein Explorers summer camps, we do more than Nourish the Budding Mind! We know the children need to get out and play, so our campers take breaks and head outside to exercise the body as well!

Half day and Full day camps available


Discounts

    Early Bird Discount:    Register before May 30 and save $50.00 per session (applicable to full day camp only)
    Sibling or MutliCamp Discounts:    Save $10.00 per session (applicable to full day camp only)

Camp Fees

  • *As low as $290 per week for full day camp (with Early Bird and sibling/multi camp discount) or $350 after May 30
  • *As low as $190 per week for half day camp

Registration

    Go to Camp Overview tab above and select 1-7 grade schedule.

Camp Activities:

    For details of activities see individual activities tabs.

Age group

    Students attending 1-7 in Fall 2018
    Campers are divided into groups by grade
    Senior students will have higher challenge to build and explore

Time

    9AM to 4PM with after and before care available

Extended Care

Activities include games, legos, chess, arts & crafts.
  • 8-9 AM $30/wk;
  • 4-5 PM $30/wk;
  • Both $55/wk

Location

Chantilly (grade 1-3)/(grade 4-7)
    Cale Community Center
    4615 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Cancellation Policy

    Checks will be returned if the camp is full or cancelled. A full refund minus a $50 service fee is given if cancellation request is received by June 15, 2018. There are no refunds after June 15, 2018. If a child is sick and is unable to attend the camp, a doctoŕs note is required for a refund minus service fee. Switching sessions is permitted based on space availablity. There will be a $25 charge for any change.

Daily schedule

Typical Camp Day:
  • 8:45AM-9:00AM: Check In
  • 9:00-10:15: Morning Activitty
  • 10:15-10:30: *Snack and indoor games
  • 10:30-12:00: Back to fun (Rotate to a new station)
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM: *Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00: Recess (Soccer, Capture the flag, tag,.. etc)
  • 1:00-2:15: Afternoon STEAM lab
  • 2:15-2:30: *Snack and indoor games
  • 2:30-4:00: Back to fun (Rotate to a new station)
  • 4:00-4:15: Checkout


Every Wednesday is a water day, with outside water games.
Every Friday is a fun tournament, presentation, movie screening or Game day depending on their activities.

* Campers bring 2 snacks, lunch and drink

Game design & Robotics Camp


Each camp day is divided into half day of Game design and half day of Robotics

AM Game design camp (9am –Noon)
1st - 3rd Grade - 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. Using easily programmable coding blocks, students are able to manipulate objects inside the game lab. Students take their knowledge of game design to the next level by learning how to create an adventure game. They will continue learning to code and manipulate character behavioral changes, and create landscapes for their own original games.
4th - 7th Grade - Video Game Design
Enjoy playing video games? Have fun learning to create them! Students will learn to design and create Adventure style games. This camp is modeled to help students understand the basics of game development, design for a specific audience, and help students know how to utilize tools inside the game lab. Those who are new to Kodu ® will 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 also 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! They will learn scoring and create an arcade style game by the end of the week.
PM Robotics Camp (1pm – 4pm)
1st - 3rd Grade - RoboPets
Don’t ask parents to get you a pet! How about you make one for yourself? In fact everyday you get to build a new pet and enjoy playing with it. Build and program a dog to follow your command. Maybe you would like a bird as a pet that sings or chirps! Or would you prefer an alligator as a pet? Learn to program your pet to open its mouth when you feed it. Students learn the importance of simple machines, motors, sensors and learn coding while having fun at the Robopets camp. Enter the exciting world of Robotics! Campers explore robots and mechanisms by investigating gearing mechanisms and build motorized machines and robots. Some motorized machines use computer to control Lego® model behavior utlizing various drag and drop programming functions.
4th - 7th Grade - EV3 Sumo Bots
Join us to prepare your robots in a sumo wrestling challenge. In this challenge, students design robots that start inside the ring and program them to be the first one to push the other team's robot outside the ring, without stepping outside the ring themselves. Students learn to use and program the light sensor to achieve this task. Besides this challenge, students enjoy various mini challenges. Students are split into two groups - Intro to EV3 robot and an advanced EV3 robot group. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced robot programmer you are sure to have fun in this camp! Enjoy programming your robot to face various challenges. Using simple to advanced programming on Lego® Mindstorms® EV3 robots, students build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. They also develop teamwork and problem solving skills as they brainstorm through creative solutions. To accomplish these tasks they design, build, test and iteratively evaluate; continuously enhancing their skills while attempting to solve interesting problems or improving robot performance.

Minecraft Camp

Enjoy a Minecraft tournament on the last day of the camp!


AM Minecraft Camp (9am –Noon)
1st - 3rd Grade - Minecraft Junior
Is a video game really just a video game? Or can it be used as an engaging STEM tool? 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! Have fun learning the fundamentals of designing and editing your world using a custom environment template. How will your world look?
4th - 7th Grade - Minecraft Modding
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. You can virtually do anything from custom blocks, minecraft tools to mobs. Furthermore, students will learn to create their own texture packs and incorporate it into their world. 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!
PM Minecraft Camp (1PM – 4PM)
1st - 3rd Grade - Minecraft Engineer
What is Minecraft Engineering? Minecraft blocks are like virtual Lego® blocks which students use to create structures, contraptions, various means of transportation to name a few. Learn the skills necessary to make your own engineered adventure. Explore various fields of science including conversion of energy, Physics and Engineering in this part of the camp while having fun. Take on the Creeper challenge or building challenge to create a world of your own engineering marvels!
4th - 7th Grade - Minecraft Modding
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. In this class students will learn the basics to red stone and basic circuitry knowledge. Minecraft allows for students to create and test out their red stone designs and also attempt to make modifications and enhancements within each project! Have fun learning the process, on a smaller scale, of a real game designer’s constructive and development process.

AM Math (9AM - Noon)



We have high success rate over 10 years in GT/AAP/IOWA prep camps-
1st grade(NNAT) 2nd grade(NNAT) IOWA Test
80% 90% 100%
Over 90% of our students qualify for the AAP programs.

Our preparatory camps will help students to improve their performance in their grade level tests.

1st Grade
The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, NNAT® tests are administered to first grade school students on a group basis as a means to identify potentially gifted children for placement in AAP/GT (Advanced placement/Gifted and Talented) program. Students are administered an assessment test on the first day. This test assesses students abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols. Each day of the camp is devoted to teaching techniques and testing students on various patterns and geometric figures. Students are taught the underlying concepts and are familiarized with the format of the test. This in turn helps them to score higher in their tests.

Math Prep I: Covers assessment test, familiarization of the test format, understanding basic techniques in 9 sub sections and practice problems.
Math Prep II: Covers advanced techniques for in depth analysis of problems, more practice tests and final test.
2nd Grade
COGAT® is administered to assess students abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols. These assessments are used as part of the screening process for AAP/GT (Advanced placement/Gifted and Talented) program) in county schools. Students those are eligible to be in the AAP Full time program retain that eligibility up to 8th grade. Students are administered an assessment test on the first day. We help students improve their score for the test by teaching test taking strategies and techniques for solving problems.

Math Prep I: Covers assessment test, familiarization of the test format, understanding basic techniques in 9 sub sections and practice problems.
Math Prep II: Covers advanced techniques for in depth analysis of problems, more practice tests and final test.
3rd - 4th Grade
What do you do when there are 4 or more numbers in a problem? Do we need to use all the numbers? Which operation should be used? These are one of the few questions that arise when one solves a word problem. Students learn the process and amazing strategies to solve the problems with teacher in a small group. Workbooks are sent home at the end of the week.

Math Prep I: Introduction to 8 strategies for solving word problems, application of strategies for solving various addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimal, factors word problems.
Math Prep II: Covers topics for the upcoming Math grade year, some of the topics include order of operations, fractions and decimals, long division and factorization.
5th - 6th Grade
Preparatory program for IAAT®, IOWA® Algebra Aptitude test. It is a placement exam administered to 6th graders in Fairfax County Public Schools to determine placement in middle school Math (Algebra in 7th grade). Students are tested and separated into two groups. One group works on pre algebra and algebra concepts whereas the other group works on strengthening pre algebra concepts. Little Einstein Explorers covers curriculum needef for IOWA® test.

Math Prep I: Topics include but not limited to ...
  1. Decimals
  2. Fractions
  3. Algebraic Properties
  4. Variables
Math Prep II: Topics include but not limited to ...
  1. Solving equations
  2. Solving Inequalities
  3. Ratios, Rates and Proportions
  4. Graphs
7th and 7th Grade Honors
Students are tested and separated into two groups. Emphasize is on strengthening the foundations of algebra. This course jump starts students middle school math and helps them master the fundamentals to take Algebra 1 in 8th grade.

Math Prep I: Topics include but not limited to ...
  1. Integer computation
  2. Algebraic Properties
  3. Proportional reasoning
  4. Variables
Math Prep II: Topics include but not limited to ...
  1. Solving two step linear equations
  2. Solving Inequalities
  3. Probability
  4. Graphs

*Additional $30 supply fee (book provided)

Digital Animation and Making YouTube movies


1st - 3rd Grade - PM Intro to Digital Animation (1pm – 4pm)
Enjoy cartoons? Want to create a funny movie? Explore 2D animation and learn animation techniques, editing, different camera angles, backgrounds, music and sound recording. Learn animation techniques, editing, different camera angles, backgrounds, music and sound recording and enjoy creating your own movie. By the end of this camp, students will be able to recognize and use animation tools to assist them in creating 2D animations. Maybe the next blockbuster movie would be yours! Movies will be shared for family and friends to enjoy.
4th - 7th Grade - PM Making YouTube movies (1pm – 4pm)
Want to make a short movie for YouTube? 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.
Skills Learned
  • Students will learn how to add, manipulate and capture frame by frame their own animation!
  • Story board and editing (frame-by-frame)
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication skills

Scientist & Engineers


1st - 3rd Grade - PM Junior Scientists & Engineers(1pm – 4pm)
Explore science and engineering like you have never before! Students learn and have fun as they turn oranges into an electronic keyboard, make music using everyday objects and investigate objects that conduct electricity. They study components such as connectors, resistors, capacitors, sensors, switches and motors. Using these building blocks of electronics, students built various projects such as alarms, flying saucers, an AM radio, light sensitive devices and many more. Some projects use Snap circuits® to explore electronics, which are easy to use. Be a scientist and explore secrets hidden inside a baby diaper! Make some poof bubbles and enjoy hands-on ooey gooey science experiments.

4th - 7th Grade - PM Krazy Scientists & Engineers(1pm – 4pm)
If you see a smoke vortex at our camp, you might think are aliens visiting earth but it’s just our mad scientist at work! How crazy can you get exploring science and engineering? Students are scientist and engineers as they create, 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! Students create a Gyrobots and other contraptions and enjoy science and engineering to the fullest.
Skills Learned
  • Basic to intermediate engineering skills
  • Challenging hands-on science experiments
  • Research and investigation
  • How to utilize tools

Fashion Design/Sewing Camp

PM Fashion Design/Sewing (1pm – 4pm)
1st - 3rd Grade - Fashion Design
What’s it like to be a fashion designer? Like designing outfits? Take home a doll with your designed outfits* from dresses to shorts to swimwear! Have fun creating accessories to go with the outfits and dress up your doll with matching shoes! Create a portfolio of your own designer originals or use from our designs. Budding fashionistas will create designs that reflect their style. Learn the art of sketching designs, using accessories to mix and match and exploring various fabrics. Watch your designs come to life by designing, sewing** and draping on dolls and mannequins. *Outfits are designed to fit a doll (Doll provided in class). ** Involves sewing (No prior sewing experience necessary).
4th - 7th Grade - Sewing for Fun
Whether you are a beginner in sewing or have been 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, learn to create their own patterns or choose from our 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 many more to choose from.

*Additional $30 supply fee

Cool DIY Crafts
Candles to Scrubs


PM Cool DIY Crafts / Candles to Scrubs (1pm – 4pm)
1st - 3rd Grade - Cool DIY Crafts
Join us to 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!
4th - 7th Grade - Candles to Scrubs
Join us in creating products ranging from creating your own candles, decorating candles, emoji inspired crafts, scrubs to lotions to name a few. Each meeting they will work on building/designing a product inventory that is unique just to them! Along the way, we will explore, investigate and determine product costs, pricing for their 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!

*Additional $30 supply fee



Mailing address: PO Box 223242, Chantilly, VA 20153-3242
Phone: 703-463-9235   Fax: 707-248-0037    
Email: littleeinsteinscience@gmail.com


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