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Summer Camps

2021 CAMP SCHEDULE

Fab Lab summer camps are designed for students, by studentsEach in-person session runs Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Please select camp grade level based on the grade your child is entering in 2021-22 school year.

Questions? Call us at 941-840-4394 or email info@suncoastscience.org.

Stay tuned, additional camps may be added!

June 21-25

Brainbenders (6-8th)

Coding & Game Design with Scratch (4-5th) ONE spot left!

June 28-July 2

Chemistry (2-3rd)

Coding & Game Design (6-8th) SOLD OUT! Waitlist available

July 5-9

NO CAMPS


July 12-16

Engineering (2-3rd)

Electric Engineering (4-5th) SOLD OUT! Waitlist available

July 19-23

Robotics (2-3rd) SOLD OUT! Waitlist available

Robotics (4-5th) SOLD OUT! Waitlist available


July 26-30

Engineering Bots (6-8th) SOLD OUT! Waitlist available

Chemistry (4-5th) SOLD OUT! Waitlist available

We have a new system! On your first visit, simply click the "Sign Up" button to create an account.

*If you have previously participated at the Fab Lab, please sign up with the same email address used before as your child(ren)'s information should show up in the system. Be sure to review or change the information so it is updated. Click "Enroll in a Program" and choose "2021 Summer Camp Registration" to choose the camp(s) you wish to enroll in. If you are still having trouble getting in, your account may need to be reset. Please call 941-840-4394 or email jenn.sams@suncoastscience.org and we will reset your password ASAP.

*If you are new to the Fab Lab, click the "Get Started" button once logged in and follow the prompts to add your child(ren) as "Members." Once your children are added, click "Enroll in a Program" and choose "2021 Summer Camp Registration" to choose the camp(s) you wish to enroll in.

If you have any questions, call 941-840-4394 or info@suncoastscience.org.

Learn more about the different camps below and meet your FABulous instructors!

Explorers Camp for 2-3rd grade students

These camps are all about purposeful play. Kids will have a blast playing and discovering new interests through hands on activities plus they'll make fun take home projects using Fab Lab equipment like laser and vinyl cutters.

CHEMISTRY - $200  

Through hands-on experiments, testing chemical reactions, learning lab safety and set-up and participating in chemistry challenges, you’ll be a chem whiz in no time. Come ready to learn and leave prepared for a genuine laboratory chemistry class, with a few take-home lab creations!

ENGINEERING - $200  

Learn the basics of the engineering design process through hands-on activities and use of high-tech lab machines. Your new knowledge will help you solve fun challenges throughout the week and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will help you far beyond summer camp.

ROBOTICS - $200  

Learn the basics of robotics by constructing and using components like hydraulics, scissor lifts and much more. Explore the world of programming by completing challenges using Ozobots and block coding. You'll even design and build your very own bot to take home!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Psst... Click their photo to learn more!


This isn't your traditional science camp... Through innovative (and FUN) activities, challenges and use of high-tech machines, kids will level up their learning and become members of the STEAM Squad!

CHEMISTRY - $200  

Through hands-on experiments, testing chemical reactions, learning lab safety and set-up and participating in chemistry challenges, you’ll be a chem whiz in no time. Come ready to learn and leave prepared for a genuine laboratory chemistry class, with a few take-home lab creations!

CODING & GAME DESIGN WITH SCRATCH - $200

Learn the basics of coding through the drag and drop coding program Scratch. You'll make your own games and gain a great foundation to move into more advanced programming languages! No prior coding experience is required to participate, just come prepared to learn and have fun!

ELECTRIC ENGINEERING - $200  

We're combining electronics and engineering to help you explore the engineering design process in an exciting new way! Through teamwork and the use of high-tech lab machines, you'll solve fun challenges all week long and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will last long after summer camp ends.

ROBOTICS - $200  

Using Lego Mindstorms EV3, you’ll design, build and learn basic coding skills to complete daily challenges. Use the engineering design process, critical thinking skills and logic to have your bot perform a variety of tasks both effectively and efficiently.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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MS Masterclasses allow preteens and teens to elevate their experience and build skills that will come in handy in high school and beyond. Ready to level up and become a STEM master?! Let's do it!

BRAINBENDERS - $200  

Enter–if you dare–into a new frontier while exploring recursion, proof by induction, game theory, and much more during Brainbenders mathematics camp! Daily exploratory activities and games, collaborative problem solving and model building using Fab Lab machines will allow you to dive into the world of interactive mathematics and critical thinking.

CODING & GAME DESIGN - $200 

Learn the basics of coding language Python and then utilize your newfound skills to program your very own text-based computer game. Build technical and problem-solving skills while learning the ins and outs of the Python programming environment. No prior Python experience is required to participate, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

ENGINEERING BOTS - $200  

The worlds of Engineering and Robotics collide in this unique camp that teaches the basics of engineering through the use of Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. By programming your bot to complete various courses and challenges, you'll develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will help you for life!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Psst... Click their photo to learn more!


COVID-19 & CAMP POLICIES AND INFORMATION

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Check-in will take place at 8:30am, outside of the main entrance located near the rear of the building. In an effort to reduce crowding, a volunteer will help you check-in your child outside so you do not have to enter the lab.

You are also required to sign your child out when picking them up at 12:30pm. Again, this will be done outside of the building and a volunteer will retrieve your child from the lab. If someone other than you will be picking up your child, please notify lab staff so that person’s name can be added to your account.

General Health and Safety

Staff, instructor, volunteer and camper temperatures will be taken every morning at check-in. If any participants’ temperature is above 100.4, you will be required to take your child home.

Professional cleaning of the lab will be increased during the summer. Laptops, lab equipment and other tools used during camp sessions will be sanitized each day throughout the camp session using EPA approved cleaning products.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the lab for use as needed.

Limited camp participants will allow for campers to sit a safe distance apart from each other. Each camper will be provided a designated zip lock bag for storing their personal belongings. The bag will help separate each child’s belongings and reduce contact.

Dress Code

Students should wear comfortable, fitted, casual clothing and closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. Gym or tennis shoes – NO SANDALS or FLIP FLOPS. Loose clothing and jewelry are not permitted for safety purposes and long hair must be secured.

Staff, instructors and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings. Campers under age 12 are strongly encouraged to bring and wear their own face covering. Campers over age 12 are required to wear a face covering. In the event a camper does not have a face covering, we will have extras available. If a camper is unable to wear a mask due to health issues, please contact us to discuss further.

Snacks

To reduce unnecessary contact, please pack a snack for your child to enjoy during the daily designated snack time. Please make sure your child brings a refillable bottle for water which they can refill at the lab.

Release Forms

Waiver, Release and Authorization forms are mandatory for your child’s participation. You will be required to acknowledge these forms during registration.

Cancelations

All cancelation fees are waived in light of COVID-19. If you plan to cancel a session, please do so as soon as possible so we can plan properly and notify families on the waitlist.

Student Expectations

For each student to have a positive, safe experience in Fab Lab summer camps, we have established the following expectations.

  1. Walking is our preferred mode of transportation while working in the lab! Please refrain from running.
  2. No food or drink (including candy and gum) is allowed in classroom or machine areas. Snacks you bring will be set aside for snack time.
  3. The Golden Rule… Treat others as you would like to be treated! This means raising your hand to speak, respecting others’ personal space, being considerate and helpful, etc.
  4. Treat our machines and tools respectfully... like they are your own!
  5. We have two camps running simultaneously each week. Please be sure to stay with your group at all times.

Three Strikes Policy

To reinforce these rules and encourage an appropriate and safe learning environment, we employ the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” policy in relation to the above expectations.

  • Reminder: A reminder of our expectations will be given to the student.
  • Warning: The student will be removed from camp activities for a short period of time.
  • Action: We will discuss the behavior in question when you pick up your child. This is the student’s first strike.

If the behavior continues, we will contact you by phone during camp hours to discuss. This is the student’s second strike.

If the behavior ceases to stop after the first two strikes, we will contact you to immediately pick up your child from camp. This is the student’s third and final strike.

Suncoast Science Center
4452 S Beneva Road
Sarasota Florida 34233
info@suncoastscience.org
941-840-4394

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