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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION is now OPEN.
Fab Lab Center Summer Camp name with a sun and the Fab Lab logo

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 it all out here!

 

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!

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS run for 8 weeks with 4 clubs themes to choose from so REGISTER NOW!  All clubs feature new and exciting activities!

STEAM Saturdays offer a few hours of interactive activities sure to engage and create tons of smiles. Select from any, or all, of them. Bring a friend and share the fun! 

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Robot Olympics!

It’s not technically a Winter Olympics year, but we’re still celebrating the Olympics at the Fab Lab! What could be more fun than coding robots to figure skate, ski down a mountain, or have fun with the game of curling?! Kids will have a blast at this STEAM Saturday, learning how to code various robots to successfully engage in popular winter sports.
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Saturday 24 February 9:00 AM

Homeschool Field Trip: 3D Design

Calling all Homeschool families! The Fab Lab Center is offering a series of field trips for homeschool families, each focused on a different STEAM topic that the Fab Lab is known for! This field trip will engage children 3D designing, introducing them to 3D printing! All participants will create a small creation that the Fab Lab team will then print for them.
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Wednesday 28 February 9:30 AM

STEELS Standards 301: Three-Dimensional Assessment

This day of professional learning is focused on what assessment looks like with Pennsylvania’s new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Environmental Literacy & Sustainability (STEELS) Standards. Participants will learn how to design and implement assessments that support STEELS three-dimensional learning. There will be time to collaborate on developing authentic performance assessment and clear scoring guides that align to the standards.
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Tuesday 12 March 8:30 AM

Food Truck Frenzy: 3D Design!

Kids will dream up their own idea for a Food Truck - they'll name it, create a menu, and decide what it will look like! Then they'll design their Food Truck in Tinkercad (3D design software) as they learn the basics of digital design, as well as plenty of more advanced tips and tricks! NOTE: Due to the nature of time needed to print 3D designs, all Food Trucks will be printed and mailed to designers after the session ends.
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Saturday 16 March 9:00 AM

Supporting Environmental Literacy Across the Curriculum with the MWEE Framework

The environment provides endless opportunities for authentic learning experiences that support your entire curriculum. When students learn through systemic and well-designed environmental education, they build background content knowledge to support literacy, experience authentic, hands-on learning that advances STEM and promotes career readiness. Recognizing the complexities of implementing student-driven, authentic, and locally relevant environmental education that meets academic goals,we will explore the Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE). This well-established framework provides the structure and resources to support integrating environmental education in schools that aligns to PA STEELS standards, including the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability domain.
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Thursday 04 April 9:00 AM

Make and Take Game Controllers

Kids will create their own game and use a Makey Makey kit to create a controller for it! 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 tool uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal.
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Saturday 13 April 9:00 AM

Supporting Environmental Literacy Across the Curriculum with the MWEE Framework

The environment provides endless opportunities for authentic learning experiences that support your entire curriculum. When students learn through systemic and well-designed environmental education, they build background content knowledge to support literacy, experience authentic, hands-on learning that advances STEM and promotes career readiness. Recognizing the complexities of implementing student-driven, authentic, and locally relevant environmental education that meets academic goals,we will explore the Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE). This well-established framework provides the structure and resources to support integrating environmental education in schools that aligns to PA STEELS standards, including the Environmental Literacy and Sustainability domain.
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Saturday 18 May 9:00 AM

All Things STEAM - Summer Kick-Off!

Come explore all things STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) and Fab Lab to kick off your summer! Can’t pick just one speciality camp to sign up for because everything looks FABulous?! Then this is the week for you! Campers will experience everything the Fab Lab is known for during this week of camp. 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 17 June 8:00 AM

TEMPLATE - Fab Lab Summer Camps 2024

Super cool description explaining a very fun summer camp at the Fab Lab. The description will probably be a few sentences, maybe more who knows! The kids will work on different STEAM skills in a fun environment. The camps will all sell out this year and it will be a huge success! We look forward to when the camps are ready for registration!

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Monday 24 June 12:00 AM

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

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.