STEM & Innovation Camps

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Presented by Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology & Bio-Med Science Academy


Summer STEM & Innovation Camps will be hosted at the Rootstown Campus of Bio-Med Science Academy at 4211 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown, Ohio. Get Directions.

Bio-Med Science Academy is housed on the campus of the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Signage on the NEOMED campus will direct you to the building for Bio-Med Science Academy, where the camps will be held.

Camp Fee:

  • $125 per camp through May 31
  • $150 per camp after May 31

Registration: To register for any programs in the listing, please note the two-step registration process. Registration is not final until both steps have been completed. Please ensure that registration is completed with the name of the child participating in the program(s) instead of the parent or guardian's name.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made five business days before the program start date to receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations must be submitted via email to continuinged@kent.edu.


Program Listing

Summer STEM & Innovation Camps


List of Programs:


Junior Adventures with Robots

Young campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of coding and computational thinking through hands-on experiences with a variety of programmable robots including Blue-Bot, mBots, Edisons and Sphero SPRK+.

Grade: 2+
Date: July 11-14, 2022; 9-11:30 a.m.


Full STEAM Ahead with LEGO® SPIKE™ Essential

LEGO® SPIKE™ Essential is LEGO’s new learning platform for amplifying children’s understanding of concepts for science, technology, literacy and math. Campers will engage in hands-on investigation of STEAM concepts as they build with LEGO® elements and program with the intuitive SPIKE™ App.

Grade: 3+
Date: July 18-21, 2022; 9-11:30 a.m.


Programming in Minecraft

Campers will learn how to program agents to autonomously build and create in Minecraft. Campers will be programming in both blocks and Python.

Grade: 4+
Date: July 18-21, 2022; 9-11:30 a.m.


Creating Your Own Escape Room in Fortnite Creative

Campers will learn how to design, build and program an escape room in Fortnite Creative. Campers will share and try to escape each other’s rooms on the last day of the camp. No experience playing Fortnite is required. (Note: Fortnight Creative is a sandbox environment within the Fortnight platform in which students can create interactive environments and worlds. Campers will not be playing the typical Fortnite video game.)

Grade: 6+ 
Date: July 18-21, 2022; 12:30-3:00 p.m.


Digital Game Design

Campers will build from their passion for video games and learn to design and program their own playable digital games using tools such as RPG Maker MV and more

Grade: 4+
Date: July 25-28, 2022; 9-11:30 a.m.


Explorations in Extended Reality

Campers will work with a variety of tools and applications to create their own Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality projects and experiences including 360 cameras, Google Street View, ThingLink, Merge Cubes, CoSpaces, and more.

Grade: 4+
Date: August 1-4, 2022; 9-11:30 a.m.

 

Step 1: Registration Form

Register for Summer STEM & Innovation Camps Here


Additional Notes:

  • Complete one registration form per student per program. 
  • Refundable registration fees for cancellations made 5 business days prior to program start. 

Please ensure that registration is completed with the name of the child participating in the program(s) instead of the parent or guardian's namePlease use your child's enrolling grade for 2021-2022 

Please complete registration Step 2 and submit the program registration fee via credit card. Payment can also be submitted via check.

For assistance with registration payment, please contact Judi Cash at jcash11@kent.edu

Step 2: Registration Fee Payment

Submit Payment for Your Registration Fee via Credit Card Here

  • $125 per camp through May 31
  • $150 per camp after May 31 

Please ensure that registration is completed with the name of the child participating in the program(s) instead of the parent or guardian's name. Please use your child's enrolling grade for 2021-2022 

For assistance with registration payment, please contact Judi Cash at jcash11@kent.edu