Summer Camps

 

Older students(age 14+) can apply now for our new week long outdoor immersive engineering program at www.Dark Planet.info

 
Register Now! Schedule Overview Summer Camp Summary
 

General Information

  • Boys & Girls • Grades 1-12 • Half- and Full-day camps • Weekly May 29th – August 10th
  • All camps are only one-week long, Monday-Friday, but most are repeated multiple times throughout the summer.
  • Flexible drop-off and pickup times (8:30 am –5:30 pm) at no extra charge; earlier and later times by request for $5 per half hour per child per day.
  • Most camps are half-day, but two half-day camps are often combined for a full-day camp. Lunchtime supervision provided; bring your own lunch.
  • Full-day camps: 9:00 am –5:00 pm • Half-day mornings: 9:00 am –12:30 pm • Half-day afternoons: 1:30–5:00 pm
  • Half-day camps range in price from $195 to $325 per week and full day camps from $390 to $695 per week.
  • Small class size and personalized instruction. Shop classes limited to 6 students per instructor. Most computer classes limited to 8 students per instructor.
  • If you find a class full, please register on the wait-list so that we can contact if you if space becomes available. We do our best to accommodate wait-listed students, who will be given priority if we are able to add another section of the class. We will then be in touch to confirm our ability to register your child.
  • If any class has not met the minimum of three students required for the class to run by one week prior to the start date, we may cancel the class to free up the instructor and class space for other classes which may have waiting lists. Should this need to happen, we will inform affected families immediately.
  • Use the grade your child will be entering next fall to determine age appropriate camps.
  • There are no classes on Memorial Day or July 4th. The prices have been adjusted for the four-day camp week.
  • Newton’s Attic supplies the computers for all computer based classes.

Color Code Guide

Grades 1-3 Grades 3-5 Grades 5+ Grades 7+ Grades 9+ Girls Only

 

Summer 2018 Camps

Register Now!  Schedule Overview

Summer 2018 Sessions

Morning

 
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 3-5) - Siege Alert! Look out, it’s time for flying tennis balls, eggs and bags of Jell-O as this camp offers participants the opportunity to design and build a table top size catapult or trebuchet. Students start with a kit of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic parts and create their catapult. When students finish their inventions, they […]
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Water Wars (Grades 5 and up) - Prepare to get wet in this water soaked engineering based class. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot, so lets cool off by building various gadgets that squirt, spray, stream and launch water in a variety of ways. Students will explore the basics of pressure, fluid flow, and engineering design as we build air […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Mini Robots – Mega Fun (Grades 3-5) - The toy designers at the Attic have created a fleet of notebook sized remote control robots on which teams of students can build a variety of mechanisms and constructs to engage in numerous activities. In this camp, each student will be assigned his or her own mini-bot platform to use for the week. Each day […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 5 and up) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  Register Now!Click Here!

Morning

 
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Introduction to Python Coding (Grades 5+) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Creative Aviation (Grades 5 and up) - After learning about aerodynamics, wing plan forms, airfoils, balance and flight controls, each student will construct a large custom glider using foam board, wood and glue. Several great flying designs are available. These creations will be launched using our high-tension accelerator to put some serious air under their wings. Students will use their crafts to engage in a […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Tesla Tykes (Grades 1-3) - Tesla was the master of electricity and father of alternating current. Like Da Vinci Kids, Tesla Tykes is a mixture of projects, demonstrations and actives but will focus on Tesla-inspired projects that relate to electricity and simple circuitry.    The projects and demonstrations will be different than those in Da Vinci Kids, Fig Newtons, Jr. […]
  • Wargames: Castle Siege (Grades 5 and up) - Rising from the ground is a mighty castle fortress, and its job is to protect those inside.  Advancing on the castle is an army intent on conquering it. Each group has with them the tools of siege: catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots and similar weapons.  The army gets closer and the tension rises. Prepare to […]
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Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - Formulated for the youngest of Newton’s Attic participants, Kiddie Chemistry offers all the fun of our older kids’ chemistry camp tailored to 1st through 3rd graders. Bubbling potions, flash paper experiments, glow in the dark liquids and other mystifying phe- nomena will be the reaction products in this fun and stimulating excursion into the world […]
  • Camp Katniss: Bow Design, Build and Archery (Grades 5 and up – Girls Only!) - Almost every young girl knows who Katniss Everdeen is, and she has mystified us with amazing archery skills on the movie screen (thank you Hollywood special effects).  In Camp Katniss, not only will girls learn real archery skills, but each student will design and build her own bow in the Newton’s Attic wood shop.  Here, […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Retro Arcade: Raspberry Pi (Grades 7+) - Build your own game console capable of playing popular classic arcade titles from the 80s and 90s. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises.  In this camp students will modify a project box to include an arcade joystick and buttons.  Participants […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 5 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 7 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Little League Legos (Grades 1-3) - Designed for 1st through 3rd graders, this introductory Lego class is the perfect first step for Lego loving little ones. Students will learn to use the robotic Lego bricks and motors in a series of hands-on projects such as creating animated pictures, dancing Lego-bots or other simple motion projects requiring limited programming of the Lego […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  Register Now!Click Here!

Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Imagineering (Grades 5 and up) - Let your imagination run wild in this hands on exploration of impromptu engineering using common items found around the home or office. This class will focus on the basics of mechanical engineering as young inventors use everyday objects, materials, and tools to design and build gadgets to accomplish various challenges. Can you build a better […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • OzoCoding (Grades 1-3) - Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! Ozo Coding 1 will introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Camp Kaboom! (Grades 9 and Up) - Be the envy of the block this 4th of July and show up Dad this year with the best fireworks show ever! In this camp, young pyromaniacs will learn how to take commercially available (and legal) fireworks and arrange them into a spectacular display of lights, action and sound. Campers will use tools in the […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 5 and up) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Tesla Tykes (Grades 1-3) - Tesla was the master of electricity and father of alternating current. Like Da Vinci Kids, Tesla Tykes is a mixture of projects, demonstrations and actives but will focus on Tesla-inspired projects that relate to electricity and simple circuitry.    The projects and demonstrations will be different than those in Da Vinci Kids, Fig Newtons, Jr. […]
  Register Now!Click Here!

Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - Formulated for the youngest of Newton’s Attic participants, Kiddie Chemistry offers all the fun of our older kids’ chemistry camp tailored to 1st through 3rd graders. Bubbling potions, flash paper experiments, glow in the dark liquids and other mystifying phe- nomena will be the reaction products in this fun and stimulating excursion into the world […]
  • Camp Katniss: Bow Design, Build and Archery (Grades 5 and up – Girls Only!) - Almost every young girl knows who Katniss Everdeen is, and she has mystified us with amazing archery skills on the movie screen (thank you Hollywood special effects).  In Camp Katniss, not only will girls learn real archery skills, but each student will design and build her own bow in the Newton’s Attic wood shop.  Here, […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Mini Robots – Mega Fun (Grades 3-5) - The toy designers at the Attic have created a fleet of notebook sized remote control robots on which teams of students can build a variety of mechanisms and constructs to engage in numerous activities. In this camp, each student will be assigned his or her own mini-bot platform to use for the week. Each day […]
  • Retro Arcade: Raspberry Pi (Grades 7+) - Build your own game console capable of playing popular classic arcade titles from the 80s and 90s. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises.  In this camp students will modify a project box to include an arcade joystick and buttons.  Participants […]
  • Wargames: SwordCraft (Grades 5 and up) - Swords have been around for about 5,000 years and are simple and easy to use. Well, not really. There is much more science and engineering to a sword than meets the eye, and skillfully using one takes considerable practice. In this class, students will make wooden model swords and learn about engineering related topics such […]
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Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (Grades 7 and up) - Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp.  Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Little League Legos (Grades 1-3) - Designed for 1st through 3rd graders, this introductory Lego class is the perfect first step for Lego loving little ones. Students will learn to use the robotic Lego bricks and motors in a series of hands-on projects such as creating animated pictures, dancing Lego-bots or other simple motion projects requiring limited programming of the Lego […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  • Water Wars (Grades 5 and up) - Prepare to get wet in this water soaked engineering based class. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot, so lets cool off by building various gadgets that squirt, spray, stream and launch water in a variety of ways. Students will explore the basics of pressure, fluid flow, and engineering design as we build air […]
  Register Now!Click Here!

Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 5 and up) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 7 and up) - Rockets are fun, and dragsters are fun. Combining the two gives more than twice the thrill, and that’s what this class does. Rocket dragsters are built from wood and other materials similar to pinewood derby cars.  Think rocket powered pinewood derby cars racing on wires. They are designed to fly along a 200 foot long […]
  • Tesla Tykes (Grades 1-3) - Tesla was the master of electricity and father of alternating current. Like Da Vinci Kids, Tesla Tykes is a mixture of projects, demonstrations and actives but will focus on Tesla-inspired projects that relate to electricity and simple circuitry.    The projects and demonstrations will be different than those in Da Vinci Kids, Fig Newtons, Jr. […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 5 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 7 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Imagineering (Grades 5 and up) - Let your imagination run wild in this hands on exploration of impromptu engineering using common items found around the home or office. This class will focus on the basics of mechanical engineering as young inventors use everyday objects, materials, and tools to design and build gadgets to accomplish various challenges. Can you build a better […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  Register Now!Click Here!

Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 7 and up) - Budding film directors, YouTubers and videographers are going to want to check out this camp which introduces the hardware and shot composition used for film making and video production. In this hands-on class, students will build mechanical items that are used to create various visual effects.  As these devices are finished, students will use them […]
  • Minecraft Mod with JAVA (Grades 5 and up) - Join a world of cubes and coding in this class for creating your own Minecraft mods! Students will work with the popular video game Minecraft and will use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Wargames: BowMaker (Grades 5 and up) - For centuries, the bow and arrow has been a valuable tool used by cultures around the world. Building a well-functioning bow is no easy task, and this class is designed to give students some insight into the process. The class starts with solid wood blanks from which custom risers (handgrip) are fashioned as students carefully […]
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Afternoon

 
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 3-5) - Siege Alert! Look out, it’s time for flying tennis balls, eggs and bags of Jell-O as this camp offers participants the opportunity to design and build a table top size catapult or trebuchet. Students start with a kit of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic parts and create their catapult. When students finish their inventions, they […]
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Digital Inventors: Video Editing (Grades 7 and up) - Video footage is being created at an ever expanding rate these days but most of it just gets left on the device in raw form.  In this camp we will discover ways to use that raw footage to make it more interesting and compelling.  This is a necessary step for those who want to post […]
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
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Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • OzoCoding (Grades 1-3) - Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! Ozo Coding 1 will introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 7 and up) - Rockets are fun, and dragsters are fun. Combining the two gives more than twice the thrill, and that’s what this class does. Rocket dragsters are built from wood and other materials similar to pinewood derby cars.  Think rocket powered pinewood derby cars racing on wires. They are designed to fly along a 200 foot long […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
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Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]
  • Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (Grades 7 and up) - Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp.  Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items […]
  • Mini Robots – Mega Fun (Grades 3-5) - The toy designers at the Attic have created a fleet of notebook sized remote control robots on which teams of students can build a variety of mechanisms and constructs to engage in numerous activities. In this camp, each student will be assigned his or her own mini-bot platform to use for the week. Each day […]
  • Mouse Trap Cars (Grades 5+) - Building mousetrap cars is a great way to incorporate the engineering design cycle while learning and applying math skills. Students will use basic tools in the woodshop to build the cars, investigate and test variables that affects distance and speed, and learn to use spreadsheets to better understand rate and basic data analysis. This class […]
  • Tesla Tykes (Grades 1-3) - Tesla was the master of electricity and father of alternating current. Like Da Vinci Kids, Tesla Tykes is a mixture of projects, demonstrations and actives but will focus on Tesla-inspired projects that relate to electricity and simple circuitry.    The projects and demonstrations will be different than those in Da Vinci Kids, Fig Newtons, Jr. […]
  • Wargames: Castle Siege (Grades 5 and up) - Rising from the ground is a mighty castle fortress, and its job is to protect those inside.  Advancing on the castle is an army intent on conquering it. Each group has with them the tools of siege: catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots and similar weapons.  The army gets closer and the tension rises. Prepare to […]
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Morning

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Circuits Du Soleil - Building circuits is fun! In this beginner level course, you will learn how to solder, read resistor codes and identify a variety of components such as capacitors, diodes, and potentiometers as you build your own-to-keep light emitting diode (LED) circuit. Age Level 5th grade+. Instructor – Tom Novitsky
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Wargames: SwordCraft (Grades 5 and up) - Swords have been around for about 5,000 years and are simple and easy to use. Well, not really. There is much more science and engineering to a sword than meets the eye, and skillfully using one takes considerable practice. In this class, students will make wooden model swords and learn about engineering related topics such […]
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Afternoon

 
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 3-5) - Siege Alert! Look out, it’s time for flying tennis balls, eggs and bags of Jell-O as this camp offers participants the opportunity to design and build a table top size catapult or trebuchet. Students start with a kit of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic parts and create their catapult. When students finish their inventions, they […]
  • Camp Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - Formulated for the youngest of Newton’s Attic participants, Kiddie Chemistry offers all the fun of our older kids’ chemistry camp tailored to 1st through 3rd graders. Bubbling potions, flash paper experiments, glow in the dark liquids and other mystifying phe- nomena will be the reaction products in this fun and stimulating excursion into the world […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Minecraft Mod with JAVA (Grades 5 and up) - Join a world of cubes and coding in this class for creating your own Minecraft mods! Students will work with the popular video game Minecraft and will use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
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Morning

 
  • Camp Kaboom! (Grades 9 and Up) - Be the envy of the block this 4th of July and show up Dad this year with the best fireworks show ever! In this camp, young pyromaniacs will learn how to take commercially available (and legal) fireworks and arrange them into a spectacular display of lights, action and sound. Campers will use tools in the […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Introduction to Python Coding (Grades 5+) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]
  • Digital Inventors: Video Editing (Grades 7 and up) - Video footage is being created at an ever expanding rate these days but most of it just gets left on the device in raw form.  In this camp we will discover ways to use that raw footage to make it more interesting and compelling.  This is a necessary step for those who want to post […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • OzoCoding (Grades 1-3) - Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! Ozo Coding 1 will introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming […]
  • Wargames: BowMaker (Grades 5 and up) - For centuries, the bow and arrow has been a valuable tool used by cultures around the world. Building a well-functioning bow is no easy task, and this class is designed to give students some insight into the process. The class starts with solid wood blanks from which custom risers (handgrip) are fashioned as students carefully […]
  Register Now!Click Here!

Morning

 
  • Creative Aviation (Grades 5 and up) - After learning about aerodynamics, wing plan forms, airfoils, balance and flight controls, each student will construct a large custom glider using foam board, wood and glue. Several great flying designs are available. These creations will be launched using our high-tension accelerator to put some serious air under their wings. Students will use their crafts to engage in a […]
  • Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (Grades 7 and up) - Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp.  Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Minecraft Mod with JAVA (Grades 5 and up) - Join a world of cubes and coding in this class for creating your own Minecraft mods! Students will work with the popular video game Minecraft and will use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be […]
  Register Now!Click Here!  

Afternoon

 
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 3-5) - Siege Alert! Look out, it’s time for flying tennis balls, eggs and bags of Jell-O as this camp offers participants the opportunity to design and build a table top size catapult or trebuchet. Students start with a kit of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic parts and create their catapult. When students finish their inventions, they […]
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 5 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 7 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  • Water Wars (Grades 5 and up) - Prepare to get wet in this water soaked engineering based class. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot, so lets cool off by building various gadgets that squirt, spray, stream and launch water in a variety of ways. Students will explore the basics of pressure, fluid flow, and engineering design as we build air […]
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  • Camp Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - Formulated for the youngest of Newton’s Attic participants, Kiddie Chemistry offers all the fun of our older kids’ chemistry camp tailored to 1st through 3rd graders. Bubbling potions, flash paper experiments, glow in the dark liquids and other mystifying phe- nomena will be the reaction products in this fun and stimulating excursion into the world […]
  • Christmas Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - All New Chemistry Activities Designed with Christmas in Mind! This camp will expose students to the fun, and sometimes, bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and […]
  • Christmas Chemistry II (Grades 3-5) - All New Chemistry Activities Designed with Christmas in Mind! This camp will expose students to the fun, and sometimes, bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Little League Legos (Grades 1-3) - Designed for 1st through 3rd graders, this introductory Lego class is the perfect first step for Lego loving little ones. Students will learn to use the robotic Lego bricks and motors in a series of hands-on projects such as creating animated pictures, dancing Lego-bots or other simple motion projects requiring limited programming of the Lego […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  • OzoCoding (Grades 1-3) - Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! Ozo Coding 1 will introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming […]
  • Santa’s Workshop I (Grades 1-3) - Students will use tools, creativity and imagination while designing and building a custom made Christmas gift. (Shhhh… We can’t tell you what they will be making because it could be for you.) This class is inspired by past Fig Newtons, Jack and Justine, who filled their family’s Christmas with handmade gifts. Students will make different […]
  • Tesla Tykes (Grades 1-3) - Tesla was the master of electricity and father of alternating current. Like Da Vinci Kids, Tesla Tykes is a mixture of projects, demonstrations and actives but will focus on Tesla-inspired projects that relate to electricity and simple circuitry.    The projects and demonstrations will be different than those in Da Vinci Kids, Fig Newtons, Jr. […]
Register Now! 
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 3-5) - Siege Alert! Look out, it’s time for flying tennis balls, eggs and bags of Jell-O as this camp offers participants the opportunity to design and build a table top size catapult or trebuchet. Students start with a kit of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic parts and create their catapult. When students finish their inventions, they […]
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Mini Robots – Mega Fun (Grades 3-5) - The toy designers at the Attic have created a fleet of notebook sized remote control robots on which teams of students can build a variety of mechanisms and constructs to engage in numerous activities. In this camp, each student will be assigned his or her own mini-bot platform to use for the week. Each day […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  • Santa’s Workshop II (Grades 3-5) - Students will use tools, creativity and imagination while designing and building a custom made Christmas gift. (Shhhh… We can’t tell you what they will be making because it could be for you.) This class is inspired by past Fig Newtons, Jack and Justine, who filled their family’s Christmas with handmade gifts. Students will make different […]
Register Now!
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Camp Katniss: Bow Design, Build and Archery (Grades 5 and up – Girls Only!) - Almost every young girl knows who Katniss Everdeen is, and she has mystified us with amazing archery skills on the movie screen (thank you Hollywood special effects).  In Camp Katniss, not only will girls learn real archery skills, but each student will design and build her own bow in the Newton’s Attic wood shop.  Here, […]
  • Circuits Du Soleil - Building circuits is fun! In this beginner level course, you will learn how to solder, read resistor codes and identify a variety of components such as capacitors, diodes, and potentiometers as you build your own-to-keep light emitting diode (LED) circuit. Age Level 5th grade+. Instructor – Tom Novitsky
  • Creative Aviation (Grades 5 and up) - After learning about aerodynamics, wing plan forms, airfoils, balance and flight controls, each student will construct a large custom glider using foam board, wood and glue. Several great flying designs are available. These creations will be launched using our high-tension accelerator to put some serious air under their wings. Students will use their crafts to engage in a […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 5 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Imagineering (Grades 5 and up) - Let your imagination run wild in this hands on exploration of impromptu engineering using common items found around the home or office. This class will focus on the basics of mechanical engineering as young inventors use everyday objects, materials, and tools to design and build gadgets to accomplish various challenges. Can you build a better […]
  • Introduction to Python Coding (Grades 5+) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 5 and up) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Minecraft Mod with JAVA (Grades 5 and up) - Join a world of cubes and coding in this class for creating your own Minecraft mods! Students will work with the popular video game Minecraft and will use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be […]
  • Mouse Trap Cars (Grades 5+) - Building mousetrap cars is a great way to incorporate the engineering design cycle while learning and applying math skills. Students will use basic tools in the woodshop to build the cars, investigate and test variables that affects distance and speed, and learn to use spreadsheets to better understand rate and basic data analysis. This class […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 5 and up) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  • WarGames (Grades 5 and up) - Part action, part engineering, and a big part of pure fun defines this camp. Each day in this thrill packed experience, each student will design and use tools in the shop to construct their own mechanical device that shoots, propels or otherwise launches some sort of (safe) projectile that will be used in a paintball […]
  • Wargames: BowMaker (Grades 5 and up) - For centuries, the bow and arrow has been a valuable tool used by cultures around the world. Building a well-functioning bow is no easy task, and this class is designed to give students some insight into the process. The class starts with solid wood blanks from which custom risers (handgrip) are fashioned as students carefully […]
  • Wargames: Castle Siege (Grades 5 and up) - Rising from the ground is a mighty castle fortress, and its job is to protect those inside.  Advancing on the castle is an army intent on conquering it. Each group has with them the tools of siege: catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots and similar weapons.  The army gets closer and the tension rises. Prepare to […]
  • Wargames: SwordCraft (Grades 5 and up) - Swords have been around for about 5,000 years and are simple and easy to use. Well, not really. There is much more science and engineering to a sword than meets the eye, and skillfully using one takes considerable practice. In this class, students will make wooden model swords and learn about engineering related topics such […]
  • Water Wars (Grades 5 and up) - Prepare to get wet in this water soaked engineering based class. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot, so lets cool off by building various gadgets that squirt, spray, stream and launch water in a variety of ways. Students will explore the basics of pressure, fluid flow, and engineering design as we build air […]
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  • Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (Grades 7 and up) - Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp.  Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items […]
  • Digital Inventors: Video Editing (Grades 7 and up) - Video footage is being created at an ever expanding rate these days but most of it just gets left on the device in raw form.  In this camp we will discover ways to use that raw footage to make it more interesting and compelling.  This is a necessary step for those who want to post […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 7 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 7 and up) - Budding film directors, YouTubers and videographers are going to want to check out this camp which introduces the hardware and shot composition used for film making and video production. In this hands-on class, students will build mechanical items that are used to create various visual effects.  As these devices are finished, students will use them […]
  • Retro Arcade: Raspberry Pi (Grades 7+) - Build your own game console capable of playing popular classic arcade titles from the 80s and 90s. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises.  In this camp students will modify a project box to include an arcade joystick and buttons.  Participants […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 7 and up) - Rockets are fun, and dragsters are fun. Combining the two gives more than twice the thrill, and that’s what this class does. Rocket dragsters are built from wood and other materials similar to pinewood derby cars.  Think rocket powered pinewood derby cars racing on wires. They are designed to fly along a 200 foot long […]
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  • Camp Kaboom! (Grades 9 and Up) - Be the envy of the block this 4th of July and show up Dad this year with the best fireworks show ever! In this camp, young pyromaniacs will learn how to take commercially available (and legal) fireworks and arrange them into a spectacular display of lights, action and sound. Campers will use tools in the […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]
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  • Camp Katniss: Bow Design, Build and Archery (Grades 5 and up – Girls Only!) - Almost every young girl knows who Katniss Everdeen is, and she has mystified us with amazing archery skills on the movie screen (thank you Hollywood special effects).  In Camp Katniss, not only will girls learn real archery skills, but each student will design and build her own bow in the Newton’s Attic wood shop.  Here, […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
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  • Camp Catapult (Grades 3-5) - Siege Alert! Look out, it’s time for flying tennis balls, eggs and bags of Jell-O as this camp offers participants the opportunity to design and build a table top size catapult or trebuchet. Students start with a kit of wood, steel, aluminum and plastic parts and create their catapult. When students finish their inventions, they […]
  • Camp Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - Formulated for the youngest of Newton’s Attic participants, Kiddie Chemistry offers all the fun of our older kids’ chemistry camp tailored to 1st through 3rd graders. Bubbling potions, flash paper experiments, glow in the dark liquids and other mystifying phe- nomena will be the reaction products in this fun and stimulating excursion into the world […]
  • Camp Chemistry II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Camp Kaboom! (Grades 9 and Up) - Be the envy of the block this 4th of July and show up Dad this year with the best fireworks show ever! In this camp, young pyromaniacs will learn how to take commercially available (and legal) fireworks and arrange them into a spectacular display of lights, action and sound. Campers will use tools in the […]
  • Camp Katniss: Bow Design, Build and Archery (Grades 5 and up – Girls Only!) - Almost every young girl knows who Katniss Everdeen is, and she has mystified us with amazing archery skills on the movie screen (thank you Hollywood special effects).  In Camp Katniss, not only will girls learn real archery skills, but each student will design and build her own bow in the Newton’s Attic wood shop.  Here, […]
  • Christmas Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - All New Chemistry Activities Designed with Christmas in Mind! This camp will expose students to the fun, and sometimes, bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and […]
  • Christmas Chemistry II (Grades 3-5) - All New Chemistry Activities Designed with Christmas in Mind! This camp will expose students to the fun, and sometimes, bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and […]
  • Circuits Du Soleil - Building circuits is fun! In this beginner level course, you will learn how to solder, read resistor codes and identify a variety of components such as capacitors, diodes, and potentiometers as you build your own-to-keep light emitting diode (LED) circuit. Age Level 5th grade+. Instructor – Tom Novitsky
  • Creative Aviation (Grades 5 and up) - After learning about aerodynamics, wing plan forms, airfoils, balance and flight controls, each student will construct a large custom glider using foam board, wood and glue. Several great flying designs are available. These creations will be launched using our high-tension accelerator to put some serious air under their wings. Students will use their crafts to engage in a […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (Grades 7 and up) - Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp.  Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items […]
  • Digital Inventors: Video Editing (Grades 7 and up) - Video footage is being created at an ever expanding rate these days but most of it just gets left on the device in raw form.  In this camp we will discover ways to use that raw footage to make it more interesting and compelling.  This is a necessary step for those who want to post […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 5 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 7 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Imagineering (Grades 5 and up) - Let your imagination run wild in this hands on exploration of impromptu engineering using common items found around the home or office. This class will focus on the basics of mechanical engineering as young inventors use everyday objects, materials, and tools to design and build gadgets to accomplish various challenges. Can you build a better […]
  • Introduction to Python Coding (Grades 5+) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 5 and up) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 7 and up) - Budding film directors, YouTubers and videographers are going to want to check out this camp which introduces the hardware and shot composition used for film making and video production. In this hands-on class, students will build mechanical items that are used to create various visual effects.  As these devices are finished, students will use them […]
  • Little League Legos (Grades 1-3) - Designed for 1st through 3rd graders, this introductory Lego class is the perfect first step for Lego loving little ones. Students will learn to use the robotic Lego bricks and motors in a series of hands-on projects such as creating animated pictures, dancing Lego-bots or other simple motion projects requiring limited programming of the Lego […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Minecraft Mod with JAVA (Grades 5 and up) - Join a world of cubes and coding in this class for creating your own Minecraft mods! Students will work with the popular video game Minecraft and will use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  • Mini Robots – Mega Fun (Grades 3-5) - The toy designers at the Attic have created a fleet of notebook sized remote control robots on which teams of students can build a variety of mechanisms and constructs to engage in numerous activities. In this camp, each student will be assigned his or her own mini-bot platform to use for the week. Each day […]
  • Mouse Trap Cars (Grades 5+) - Building mousetrap cars is a great way to incorporate the engineering design cycle while learning and applying math skills. Students will use basic tools in the woodshop to build the cars, investigate and test variables that affects distance and speed, and learn to use spreadsheets to better understand rate and basic data analysis. This class […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • OzoCoding (Grades 1-3) - Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! Ozo Coding 1 will introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Retro Arcade: Raspberry Pi (Grades 7+) - Build your own game console capable of playing popular classic arcade titles from the 80s and 90s. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises.  In this camp students will modify a project box to include an arcade joystick and buttons.  Participants […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 7 and up) - Rockets are fun, and dragsters are fun. Combining the two gives more than twice the thrill, and that’s what this class does. Rocket dragsters are built from wood and other materials similar to pinewood derby cars.  Think rocket powered pinewood derby cars racing on wires. They are designed to fly along a 200 foot long […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 5 and up) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  • Santa’s Workshop I (Grades 1-3) - Students will use tools, creativity and imagination while designing and building a custom made Christmas gift. (Shhhh… We can’t tell you what they will be making because it could be for you.) This class is inspired by past Fig Newtons, Jack and Justine, who filled their family’s Christmas with handmade gifts. Students will make different […]
  • Santa’s Workshop II (Grades 3-5) - Students will use tools, creativity and imagination while designing and building a custom made Christmas gift. (Shhhh… We can’t tell you what they will be making because it could be for you.) This class is inspired by past Fig Newtons, Jack and Justine, who filled their family’s Christmas with handmade gifts. Students will make different […]
  • Tesla Tykes (Grades 1-3) - Tesla was the master of electricity and father of alternating current. Like Da Vinci Kids, Tesla Tykes is a mixture of projects, demonstrations and actives but will focus on Tesla-inspired projects that relate to electricity and simple circuitry.    The projects and demonstrations will be different than those in Da Vinci Kids, Fig Newtons, Jr. […]
  • WarGames (Grades 5 and up) - Part action, part engineering, and a big part of pure fun defines this camp. Each day in this thrill packed experience, each student will design and use tools in the shop to construct their own mechanical device that shoots, propels or otherwise launches some sort of (safe) projectile that will be used in a paintball […]
  • Wargames: BowMaker (Grades 5 and up) - For centuries, the bow and arrow has been a valuable tool used by cultures around the world. Building a well-functioning bow is no easy task, and this class is designed to give students some insight into the process. The class starts with solid wood blanks from which custom risers (handgrip) are fashioned as students carefully […]
  • Wargames: Castle Siege (Grades 5 and up) - Rising from the ground is a mighty castle fortress, and its job is to protect those inside.  Advancing on the castle is an army intent on conquering it. Each group has with them the tools of siege: catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots and similar weapons.  The army gets closer and the tension rises. Prepare to […]
  • Wargames: SwordCraft (Grades 5 and up) - Swords have been around for about 5,000 years and are simple and easy to use. Well, not really. There is much more science and engineering to a sword than meets the eye, and skillfully using one takes considerable practice. In this class, students will make wooden model swords and learn about engineering related topics such […]
  • Water Wars (Grades 5 and up) - Prepare to get wet in this water soaked engineering based class. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot, so lets cool off by building various gadgets that squirt, spray, stream and launch water in a variety of ways. Students will explore the basics of pressure, fluid flow, and engineering design as we build air […]
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  • Abram Gornik – Master Instructor - Abram Gornik hails from the Big Island of Hawaii, and from a very diverse educational background. Raised in a family that runs both a construction enterprise and a successful educational non-profit, he has participated in both endeavors from a young age first as student and apprentice, and then as instructor. Abram has a wealth of […]
  • Ashlee Edmonson – Master Instructor - Ashlee Edmonson has been with Newton’s Attic for over a year and is a rising sophomore at the University of Kentucky, studying Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis on the Bioenvironmental track. Ashlee currently holds positions at the University of Kentucky on the Student Sustainability Council and for the Society of Women Engineers. She has a […]
  • Blaise Davis – Assistant - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Brandon Gowan – Assistant - Brandon Gowan is a homeschooled, high school senior. He has competed in FIRST robotics competitions for nine years, and has competed at international level FIRST competitions twice. Brandon has mentored middle school FIRST teams, as well as helping teach multiple camps for teams. He has been very passionate about robots since discovering Lego robots at […]
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  • Brittany Rice – Instructor - Brittany Rice is a Nutritional Sciences Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky studying developmental programming and toxic exposures. Brittany is originally from North Carolina and came to Lexington through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program. Prior to arriving in Lexington, Brittany graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor’s of Science […]
  • Chelsea Reyes – Master Instructor - Chelsea Reyes is a California native who graduated from Lafayette High School in 2014. She has currently finished up her fourth year at the University of Kentucky, where she is double majoring in Art Education and Art Studio. She has a passion for photography and sculpture and has dabbled in many different art forms such […]
  • Christian Renner – Master Instructor - Christian Renner is originally from Southern Maryland and now resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Frankfort High School and the Frankfort Science Academy. After exhausting the AP Science and Mathematics courses offered, Christian sought and designed his own internship with HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. in Frankfort. He recently taught Technology for grades […]
  • Christian Skinker – Instructor - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Cole Vanzant – Volunteer - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Daniel Barracca – Assistant - Daniel Barracca is a home-school high schooler who has grown up in Kentucky but is originally from El-Paso, TX. He has been homeschooled since day one, which has instilled in him a love for learning and teaching. At a young age, he discovered videography and filmmaking, and it has been his passion ever since. Daniel […]
  • Eura Shin – Volunteer - Eura Shin is a computer science undergrad at the University of Kentucky. She recently helped start the campus ACM-W, a Computer Science club for women. She is passionate about making Computer Science fun and accessible for everyone. She has organized many Hour of Code events at local elementary schools in Lexington. In her spare time […]
  • George Turner – Artisan in Residence (Volunteer) - George Turner is a Kentucky Native who loves anything that stimulates the brain. George has worked with the Cloyd families since the early 1980’s. As a Controls Engineer and Programmer, George has traveled the country. Some of George’s hobbies include telescope making, radios, electronics, caving and blacksmithing, just to name a few. With his wide […]
  • Isabella Belden -Assistant - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Jacob Chen – Instructor - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Joel Damron – Master Instructor - Joel Damron grew up in Elkhorn City, KY where he was active in 4H as a student and a camp counselor. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Eastern Kentucky University and worked for over a decade in automotive engineering designing machines for factory automation. He has been a soccer coach, a competitive […]
  • Jonathan Moore – Assistant - Jonathan is a Lexington native who is currently a rising junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Engineering. Besides school, he is also a part of the Air Force ROTC program at UK, which has given him many opportunities to lead and teach. He also has a variety of other experiences in leadership […]
  • Lynsey Crumbie – Assistant - Lynsey Crumbie is a graduate of Tates Creek Sr. High School and currently an undergraduate student at the University of Louisville. She is majoring in Public Health with a minor in French on a Pre-Law track. She has experience working with young children in a day camp setting as well as in a research lab […]
  • Marlana Pressley-Wallace – Master Instructor - Marlana Pressley-Wallace got her start in the northeast growing up in New York City and living in Connecticut for 3 years before moving to Kentucky where she currently resides. Marlana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and also holds a Master of Science in Secondary science education. Marlana has been a […]
  • Mason Collins – Master Instructor - Mason Collins is a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He originally attended the Newton’s Attic Mechantics summer camp in middle school and came back in order to help give other kids the opportunity to enjoy engineering. As a kid, he especially enjoyed making different backyard projectile launchers. Now, he is […]
  • Michael Noss – Master of Creative Thinking (Assistant) - Michael Noss, Master of Creative Thinking, is a 2016 graduate of Woodford County High School and a two year veteran of Newton’s Attic, where he has assisted with birthday parties, field trips and numerous summer camps. Michael’s shop skills and problem solving come in handy when he is assisting classes such as Camp Catapult, Rube […]
  • Mike Klinglesmith – Master Instructor - Mike has lived in Lexington KY since the age of four. He is a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, class of 71. He has worked in the HVAC industry and various other electromechanical trades since 1971. He taught Heating and Air Conditioning for Fayette County Public Schools from 1987-2005 and worked in the FCPS […]
  • Nikolas Coleman – Assistant - Nikolas Coleman is a 2017 graduate of Tate’s Creek High-school and has a passion for networking as well as information security. Nikolas hopes to go to BCTC to major in early education and computer science. When Nikolas is not working, he helps with birthday parties, field trips, and summer camps here at Newton’s Attic.
  • Olivia Denny – Instructor - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Parker Owen – Master Instructor - Parker Owen is a 12-year veteran of the public school system, teaching science and math to middle and high school students. He has coached First Lego League competitions, taught summer robotics camps to middle and elementary school students at Georgia Tech, and has taught chemical and imaginative engineering camps at Newton’s Attic for five years. […]
  • Rachelle Fairchild – Instructor - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Reuben Golyatov – Instructor - Rueben Golyatov is a Biosystems Engineering student at UK and spends his free time helping out at Newton’s Attic. Rueben has known the Cloyd family since childhood and has assisted Newton’s Attic in a variety of capacities here and in the community for the past year. People are what keeps Rueben coming back to Newton’s […]
  • Robert McGillivray – Master Instructor - Robert McGillivray is a Senior at the University of Kentucky studying computer science, Mathematics, and German language. Robert has been involved in many programs including FIRST Robotics, UK E-Day, UK ACM, and Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout. He is a former Newton’s Attic student and volunteer and has participated in many Newton’s […]
  • Sam Egan – Instructor - Sam Eagen is a 2018 graduate of Woodford County High School and plans to attend Grinnell University in the Fall. Sam began programming in sixth grade when he discovered that there were many free courses available online. He quickly absorbed all the information he could, learning several languages and learning more about how unix based […]
  • Sana Aslam – Instructor - Sana Aslam is a rising junior at Yale University, majoring in psychology but studying all sorts of things! She has long been a science literacy enthusiast and is excited about the ways in which scientific thinking inspires people to push boundaries in helping the world. If there’s one thing Sana believes in most, it is […]
  • Sarah Wilson – Master Instructor - Sarah Wilson is a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Rowan University in New Jersey before attending graduate school for her PhD at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Sarah conducted her thesis research on the production of the anti-cancer compound Paclitaxel (Taxol) through the […]
  • Seth Bashore – Master Instructor - Seth Bashore is an undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky studying Mechanical Engineering. He has been working at Newton’s Attic since the spring of 2014 as an instructor. Seth has taught Camp Catapult, Rube Goldberg Machines, Robot Gladiators, Lego Mindstorm, Autodesk Inventor, and the maiden Voyage of Capernicus I, Crash Landing. Seth has experience […]
  • Tom Birge – Assistant - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Tyler Ferry – Assistant - Bio Coming Soon!
  • Vanya Bistrekova – Instructor - Vanya graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Biosystems Engineering in 2016 and became a certified EIT in 2017. She has led undergraduate research teams, worked in a professional engineering setting, and presented at state, national, and international science and engineering conferences. In her free time, Vanya has worked on small solar […]
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