In our LEGO summer camps, we will be using kits and curriculum designed to help students master concepts of engineering with mechanisms, structures, and forces. The activities we engage in will promote students’ STEM understanding of simple and powered machines.
Students will come away from the camp with an understanding of basic engineering, architecture, and mathematics principles. They will also have the chance to improve skills in problem-solving and public speaking as they confront challenges and explain reasoning and solutions to their peers.
Our first priority is to have fun! There will be a lot of interaction, competition and laughing at ourselves. Chess will be used to teach life lessons like helping with concentration, taking risks, improving logic, navigating rules, taking responsibility for actions and solving problems in uncertain environments.
And have we said that chess is rediculously fun? Our facilitator has connections with professional, state, and nationally-renowned chess players and will invite some of these folks to join us, share their stories, as well as their greatest secret moves at camp when they are available. If you choose to participate in the 3-hour Friday tournaments, you will not only compete and win medals, but will also eat pizza and make new friends!