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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION is now OPEN.
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Check out all the details on the 9 amazing weeks of camps, discounts for multiple weeks, siblings, or early registration, and more!!  Don't let your child miss out on this amazing summer camp opportunity! Check out all the summer camp details here!

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Other Events

Whether you are looking for an AFTER SCHOOL CLUB or a STEAM SATURDAY - the Fab Lab Center has something exciting for everyone! REGISTRATIONS MAKE GREAT GIFTS -  Review and register below for upcoming FABulous fun!

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Minecraft Worlds

Learn to survive and thrive in the amazing and magical world of Minecraft Education Edition. Campers of all ages will become experts on different types of opponents, game winning mechanics, survival strategies, potion making, and even enchanting. Soon, no one in the game will be able to stop you! Once you learn to survive on your own, the game advances to more fun with Minecraft MakeCode, a STEAM coding tool which will allow campers to change and reprogram the game in new, challenging ways. From raining chickens to summoning Creepers after every meal, MakeCode will open the door to new possibilities for learning how to code games for yourself. Playing alone or together with other campers, see if you have what it takes to make your way through our Minecraft camp challenges!

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Monday 24 June 8:00 AM

Exploring Space with STEAM

Blast off into space during this week of Fab Lab summer camp! Campers will experience real-world STEAM applications and learn teamwork skills as they explore the planets and space. Exploring space is a great way to spark kids’ imagination and inspire them to become future engineers, astronauts, and scientists. Space-themed activities will offer the perfect opportunity to expand young minds, encourage learning, and allow them to explore STEAM in a fun and safe environment. Fascinating new discoveries are happening right now, and there’s no better time to encourage innovation, creativity, and collaboration!

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Monday 08 July 8:00 AM

Stop Motion Video

Kids LOVE animating their stories and ideas with Stop Motion videos! This week of summer camp will teach campers the basics of stop motion animation and then teach them fun tricks and more advanced skills to make their videos polished and extra fun! We’ll use LEGOs, clay, and other mediums to bring their stories to life. From storyboarding, shot composition, sound production, and visual effects to using green screen technology, kids will have a blast while learning creative, useful skills! This week is always a favorite with our campers!!

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Monday 15 July 8:00 AM

Robot Beach Party

Campers will get to know the Fab Lab’s family of robots this week as they give robots directions to complete fun, exciting, beach-themed challenges! Kids with all levels of experience in coding will find success and challenge this week, using their creativity and problem-solving skills to successfully complete the challenges. With a few lines of code (directions for the robot), campers will get their robot to move, raise its arms, or even dance! Campers will use age/skill-appropriate robots such as Ozobot, Sphero, Finch, Dash, Hummingbird, and much more!

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Monday 15 July 8:00 AM

3D Printing and Design

Embark on a thrilling journey where young minds explore the exciting realm of 3D printing technology! This week of Fab Lab camp is designed to inspire creativity, innovation, and a hands-on understanding of the fascinating world of three-dimensional printing. We’ll start with a review of the basics of 3D design and progress to more advanced skills related to 3D designing. They'll witness the magic of layer-by-layer creation, seeing their designs materialize before their eyes. Our experienced instructors will guide them through the printing process, ensuring a memorable and educational experience.

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Monday 22 July 8:00 AM

Cardboard Engineering

Calling all young engineers! This week of camp will inspire creativity and problem solving as kids use cardboard to build, design, and even do a little bit of coding! Campers will learn about the design process and embark on mini projects that revolve around the world of design and engineering. Campers will also have a chance to create a game out of cardboard and use Makey Makey to bring it to life. Makey Makey is an invention kit designed to connect everyday objects to computer keys. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the toy uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal. Cardboard Engineering combines the best of everything the Fab Lab has to offer: hands-on engineering, robots and coding, electronics, circuitry, and more!

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Monday 22 July 8:00 AM

LEGO Quest

ATTENTION ALL LEGO AND ROBOT LOVING KIDS: THIS IS YOUR WEEK!! Does your child like building LEGOs and programming robots? This week of camp will be a FABulous combination of the two! Campers will build robots using LEGO bricks, motors, wheels, sensors, and other simple machines! Once the robots are created, they will program the robot to complete various challenges. Younger campers will use LEGO WeDo and older campers (or those with more skills) will use LEGO Spike Prime as their equipment - each group will engage in specially designed fun and engaging activities.

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Monday 29 July 8:00 AM

Robot Olympics

Celebrate the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, Fab Lab style! Throughout the week, campers will embark on a journey filled with exciting robotics challenges, hands-on activities, and friendly competitions, all centered around the theme of the summer Olympics. From building and programming robots to participating in mini-Olympic events, campers will develop valuable STEM skills while fostering teamwork and creativity. Join us for a week of innovation, exploration, and the chance to witness the incredible feats of our young robot enthusiasts at the Robot Olympics Summer Camp Week!

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Monday 05 August 8:00 AM

Gaming and Minecraft

Do you love Minecraft, but want to expand your skills in other games as well? Why not experience the best parts of both! During this week of camp, we will explore the world of Minecraft and what the different regions and biomes have to offer, all while experimenting with Minecraft MakeCode, the STEAM coding program that allows campers to change the game for themselves. But let's go one step further. We will also expand our playing and game developing skills even further through several new games to the Fab Lab, focusing on the important tools needed to play and create all different types of games. From developing their own levels, to learning creative solutions to puzzle solving, to strategies in role playing games, and even how to build using real world physics, your camper will be one step closer to understanding the world of gaming and becoming a game developer for themselves.

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Monday 12 August 8:00 AM

All Things STEAM - Summer Celebration!

Campers will experience everything the Fab Lab is known for during this week of camp, without repeating activities from earlier in the summer! We’ll celebrate a FABulous summer with daily STEAM challenges! Each day will focus on a piece of STEAM, as follows: Monday - Coding & Robotics Tuesday - Digital Fabrication Wednesday - Engineering Thursday - Coding & Robotics Friday - Combination of all things STEAM! Campers will be grouped by age and experience. They will be engaged in interactive, fun activities throughout each day.

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Monday 19 August 8:00 AM

Introduction to STEAM Education (STEM Course 1)

This course will provide educators with a strong foundation in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Education, introducing students to each of the STEAM disciplines and their corresponding academic standards.
Introduction to STEAM Education (STEM Course 1) - View Event Details
Wednesday 04 September 4:30 PM

FIRST LEGO League - Explore

Reserve your spot today on the Fab Lab’s FIRST LEGO League Explore Team! Space is extremely limited - the Fab Lab will field 4 Explore Teams, each with 6 students! Students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way. In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 (grades 2-5) focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential. Every year, FIRST® LEGO® League releases a new Challenge based on a real-world, scientific theme. Get ready to splash into STEM learning and ocean exploration during the 2024-2025 ocean-inspired SUBMERGEDSM game. Teams will meet weekly 21 times throughout the school year, culminating in a regional competition (and possibly a state competition and beyond!). The club will follow a schedule of every Monday, excluding holiday weeks. Families will be invited to attend the first session on September 30, where a full schedule will be distributed and families will learn more about the FIRST LEGO League!

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Kids in grades 1 through 5
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Monday 30 September 5:00 PM

FIRST LEGO League - Challenge

Reserve your spot today on the Fab Lab’s FIRST LEGO League Explore Team! Space is extremely limited - the Fab Lab will field 2 teams of 5 students! Students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way. Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students in grades 6-8 engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering - building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. Each year, FIRST issues a new game/ challenge. Get ready to splash into STEM learning and ocean exploration during the 2024-2025 ocean-inspired SUBMERGEDSM game. Teams will meet weekly 21 times throughout the school year, culminating in a regional competition (and possibly a state competition and beyond!). The club will follow a schedule of every Monday, excluding holiday weeks. Families will be invited to attend the first session on September 30, where a full schedule will be distributed and families will learn more about the FIRST LEGO League!

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Kids in grades 6 through 8 
DATE: Mondays [EventStartDate] - [EventEndDate]
TIME: [EventStartTime] - [EventEndTime]
COST: [EventCost]


FIRST LEGO League - Challenge - View Event Details
Monday 30 September 5:00 PM

VEX IQ Team

Reserve your spot today on the Fab Lab’s VEX IQ Robotics Team! Space is extremely limited - the Fab Lab will field 8 teams of 5 students! VEX IQ competitions, geared for students in grades 3-6, guide student teams through design, engineering, driving and coding challenges while building the relationships vital to being part of a team. All students are natural scientists and engineers- they love to question, tinker, experiment and play. VEX competitions foster these skills and capitalize on the motivational effects of competitions and robotics to help all students create an identity as a STEM learner. This year’s game - RAPID RELAY - is a fast-paced, cooperative challenge that will have competitors and viewers on the edge of their seat. Teams will work towards the goal of attending and competing in regional competition, with the opportunity to reach state and even national championship levels! NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION FEES: We are currently accepting a $35 deposit fee to pre-register for the VEX IQ Robotics Team! The Fab Lab has applied for grants that will significantly impact the price of joining this team - we will notify those we have reserved a spot in September as to the status of this funding and the final fees as noted here below. Your $35 deposit is non-refundable. If the grant funding is approved, the total fee to join the club will be $75. You will be invoiced in December 2024 for the remaining $40 to complete your payment. Should grant funding not be approved, the cost of this club will be $38/club meeting (there are 21 meetings through the year for a total cost of $799). You will have the option to pay the full remaining balance of $764 in October or make three payments of $254.67 in October, December, and February. Failure to complete payment will result in your child being eliminated from the team.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Kids in grades 6 through 8 
DATE: Mondays [EventStartDate] - [EventEndDate]
TIME: [EventStartTime] - [EventEndTime]
COST: [EventCost]


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Wednesday 02 October 5:00 PM

VEX V5 Competition Teams

Reserve your spot today on the Fab Lab’s VEX V5 Robotics Team! Space is extremely limited - the Fab Lab will field 2 teams of 5 students! The VEX V5 platform offers students in grades 6-9 with the chance to build, code and control advanced robotics and compete against teams from our region and beyond. All students are natural scientists and engineers- they love to question, tinker, experiment and play. VEX competitions foster these skills and capitalize on the motivational effects of competitions and robotics to help all students create an identity as a STEM learner. This year's game, HIGH STAKES, is an exciting challenge where robots stack, climb and score while defending against the opposing teams. Over 11,000 teams from 40 countries will work through local, state and national tournaments on their path to be World Champs! NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION FEES: We are currently accepting a $35 deposit fee to pre-register for the VEX IQ Robotics Team! The Fab Lab has applied for grants that will significantly impact the price of joining this team - we will notify those we have reserved a spot in September as to the status of this funding and the final fees as noted here below. Your $35 deposit is non-refundable. If the grant funding is approved, the total fee to join the club will be $75. You will be invoiced in December 2024 for the remaining $40 to complete your payment. Should grant funding not be approved, the cost of this club will be $38/club meeting (there are 21 meetings through the year for a total cost of $799). You will have the option to pay the full remaining balance of $764 in October or make three payments of $254.67 in October, December, and February. Failure to complete payment will result in your child being eliminated from the team.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Kids in grades 6 through 9 for the 2024-2025 school year
DATE: Mondays [EventStartDate] - [EventEndDate]
TIME: [EventStartTime] - [EventEndTime]
COST: [EventCost]


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Wednesday 02 October 5:00 PM

Tiny House Challenge

AS SEEN ON TV! Turn on any home design show and you'll quickly realize that tiny houses are very popular these days! This STEAM Saturday session is kids' chance to have fun with the trend! Kids will engage in the engineering design process to design and construct a prototype of a tiny house. There will be awards for the most creative design, best teamwork, best prototype - and the list goes on! The main goals of this session are to be creative and have fun!
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Saturday 16 November 9:00 AM

Noon Year's Eve at the Fab Lab!

Ring in the New Year at the Fab Lab! Kids will ring in 2025 and celebrate with STEAM during the Fab Lab Center's 'Noon' Year's Eve Celebration! Kids will engineer a ball drop, code robots to celebrate New Years, and engage in other fun celebratory STEAM challenges! We will ring in 2025 at Noon with a light snack and juice!
Noon Year's Eve at the Fab Lab! - View Event Details
Tuesday 31 December 10:00 AM

Discounts, Scholarships, and Health and Safety at the Fab Lab Center

Discounts for siblings who are all attending an event are available.  We also have scholarships for those who may qualify. Prior to registering, please email the Fab Lab Center at FabLab@BucksIU.org for complete details.   

All attendees of events and activities at the Fab Lab Center must follow the Bucks IU Health and Safety Plan.