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Summer Camps 2016

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General Information

  • Boys & Girls • Grades 1-12 • Half- and Full-day camps • Weekly May 23rd – August 12th
  • 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 $185 to $225 per week and full day camps from $375 to $450 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.  Exceptions to grade restrictions will be considered for the exceptional child. Please ask and register by phone.
  • 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.

Summer 2016 Classes

  • Art Rage (Grades 5 and up) - In this computer arts class, students will harness their cre- ative instincts and computer skills by learning to use Art Rage to create there own unique works of art in several different digital medias including charcoal, oil paint, pastel, and many others. Students can bring in their own photographs to trace, or create some of […]
  • Biology for Beginners (Grades 5 and up) - Designed to increase and enhance a basic understanding of life, this introductory biology course provides foundational skills for any student with an interest in exploring the natural sciences. Topics of discussion will include the properties of life, levels of organization, the scientific method, cell theory, and DNA. Students will have the opportunity to work in […]
  • Bow Making (Grades 5 and up) - Students will learn engineering design and tool use and even incorporate a little math and physics while they construct their bows. Once their bows are completed, the students will move to the archery range to begin developing recognized archery skills and practices under close, experienced adult supervision.
  • Bricks4Kidz (Ages 5-14) - Bricks4Kidz is a partner of Newton’s Attic and holds classes at our facility, but registrations must be done through them and payment made to them. Although their registration system doesn’t show this option, Bricks4Kidz is offered on a class-by-class basis for $30 per class. Register without paying and pay for the class when you come.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer (Grades 5 and up) - In this class, students will assemble, program, and learn how to use their very own Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer. This printer was named by Make Magazine as the best portable 3D printer for 2 years in a row. The multi-step process will start with the unassembled 3D Printer Kit and end with a fully […]
  • 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 Catapult (Grades 5 and up) - 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 (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 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, […]
  • Code-A-Day (Grades 5 and up) - Students in code-a-day will take on a new Computer Science Challenge each day. The topics will range from Cyber Security to Video Game Development to Artificial Intelligence, and the language could be specified or up to the student’s discretion (tasks could be completed in a language dictated by the instructor or chosen by the student). […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • Electronic Circuits (Grades 5 and up) - Come explore low voltage electricity. We will look at electron flow and static electricity, then move into current electricity. Using AA and D cell batteries as our power sources, we will build circuits that do actual work. Filaments, resistors, LEDs, and electromagnets will also be investigated and built. Dissection of small household appliances will help […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 3-5) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • Game On! (Grades 5 and up) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • 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 Programming (Grades 6 and up) - Learn to program Python at Newton’s Attic! Python is an easy, yet powerful programming language used in all sorts of applications, from robotics to game development. With simple syntax, Python is the perfect way to introduce be- ginning coders to the world of variables, if-statements, and while-loops. This course will cover the basics of pro- gramming, […]
  • Javascript (Grades 5 and up) - Learn the basics one of today’s most popular scripting languages. JavaScript is an interpreted language that is used most often in web applications embedded in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). This class will teach students to utilize many of the most popular and unique features of this language and prepare them to further their expertise […]
  • 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 […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • MakerBoard Mayhem (Grades 5 and up) - From video games to phone apps to the space station, code is found everywhere. Never written code before? No worries – once you grasp it, the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn by working hands-on. Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world. Want to build […]
  • Minecraft Mod with Creator (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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 fa- vorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy lled camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys […]
  • Painting With Photoshop (Grades 5 and up) - In this computer arts class, students will harness their creative instincts and computer skills and learn to create, copy, or alter any image they want using Photoshop’s painting capabilities. This class is fun, relaxed, and devoted to honing the creativity of students rather than learning technical skills. Students who love to draw or paint will […]
  • Photo Manipulation (Grades 5 and up) - Using Photoshop, students will learn to take existing photographs and make them into something new. They will be free to simply combine and edit family photos, turn a portrait into a monster or alien, turn the family dog into a dinosaur, or almost anything else they can imagine. These skills are the basis of several […]
  • Programming With JAVA (Grades 6 and up) - Learn one of the most popular computer programming languages, JAVA. Experienced programmer and engineering student Robert Mcgillivray will lead students on a program- ming odyssey as he takes them through the history, develop- ment and implementation of this and other high level pro- gramming languages. Then, students will learn how to write a variety of […]
  • Programming With Scratch (Grades 3-5) - Scratch is an easy to learn and easy to use 2-D computer programming module designed by the MIT Media Lab. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. With Scratch, students learn the design and development process that goes into some of their favorite computer programs. Students will be designing […]
  • Python for Game Development (Grades 6 and up) - Dive into the world of Python game development this summer at Newton’s Attic! Why just learn to play video games when you can learn to make them? This course is designed to extend the Python Programming class and will allow students to gain experience programming games using Python. Students will learn the basics of 2D […]
  • Raspberry Pi Programming (Grades 6 and up) - The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises. No larger than a deck of cards, the R-Pi is perfect for many Newton’s Attic style projects, and that is exactly how it will used by students who participate in this class. Participants will […]
  • RoboChallenge (Grades 6 and up) - Everyone is familiar with Legos, and many know about Lego robotics using the NXT and EVO systems. If your kid liked Lego robotics, he or she will love UberLegos. Newton’s Attic is taking Lego robotics a big step further with our UberLegos robots. We have designed and fabricated a small remote control robot chassis on which Lego […]
  • Robot Rodeo (Grades 5 and up) - Fly a drone! Program a GPS equipped all-terrain rover to autonomously maneuver itself through an outdoor obstacle course. Use our mini robot to perform a rescue mission. These are the kinds of activities you can expect during your week of Robot Rodeo. Newton’s Attic will break out our full herd of robots for you to […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 6 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 6 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students 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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Summer 2016 Sessions

  • Art Rage (Grades 5 and up) - In this computer arts class, students will harness their cre- ative instincts and computer skills by learning to use Art Rage to create there own unique works of art in several different digital medias including charcoal, oil paint, pastel, and many others. Students can bring in their own photographs to trace, or create some of […]
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 5 and up) - 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 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, […]
  • 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 Programming (Grades 6 and up) - Learn to program Python at Newton’s Attic! Python is an easy, yet powerful programming language used in all sorts of applications, from robotics to game development. With simple syntax, Python is the perfect way to introduce be- ginning coders to the world of variables, if-statements, and while-loops. This course will cover the basics of pro- gramming, […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Raspberry Pi Programming (Grades 6 and up) - The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises. No larger than a deck of cards, the R-Pi is perfect for many Newton’s Attic style projects, and that is exactly how it will used by students who participate in this class. Participants will […]
  • 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students can […]
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  • Bow Making (Grades 5 and up) - Students will learn engineering design and tool use and even incorporate a little math and physics while they construct their bows. Once their bows are completed, the students will move to the archery range to begin developing recognized archery skills and practices under close, experienced adult supervision.
  • 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 (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, […]
  • Electronic Circuits (Grades 5 and up) - Come explore low voltage electricity. We will look at electron flow and static electricity, then move into current electricity. Using AA and D cell batteries as our power sources, we will build circuits that do actual work. Filaments, resistors, LEDs, and electromagnets will also be investigated and built. Dissection of small household appliances will help […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 3-5) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • 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 Creator (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 […]
  • 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 fa- vorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy lled camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys […]
  • Raspberry Pi Programming (Grades 6 and up) - The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises. No larger than a deck of cards, the R-Pi is perfect for many Newton’s Attic style projects, and that is exactly how it will used by students who participate in this class. Participants will […]
  • 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!
  • 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 (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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 3-5) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • 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 […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • MakerBoard Mayhem (Grades 5 and up) - From video games to phone apps to the space station, code is found everywhere. Never written code before? No worries – once you grasp it, the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn by working hands-on. Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world. Want to build […]
  • Minecraft Mod with Creator (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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Raspberry Pi Programming (Grades 6 and up) - The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises. No larger than a deck of cards, the R-Pi is perfect for many Newton’s Attic style projects, and that is exactly how it will used by students who participate in this class. Participants will […]
  • RoboChallenge (Grades 6 and up) - Everyone is familiar with Legos, and many know about Lego robotics using the NXT and EVO systems. If your kid liked Lego robotics, he or she will love UberLegos. Newton’s Attic is taking Lego robotics a big step further with our UberLegos robots. We have designed and fabricated a small remote control robot chassis on which Lego […]
  • Robot Rodeo (Grades 5 and up) - Fly a drone! Program a GPS equipped all-terrain rover to autonomously maneuver itself through an outdoor obstacle course. Use our mini robot to perform a rescue mission. These are the kinds of activities you can expect during your week of Robot Rodeo. Newton’s Attic will break out our full herd of robots for you to […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 6 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students can […]
    Register Now!Click Here!
  • Bow Making (Grades 5 and up) - Students will learn engineering design and tool use and even incorporate a little math and physics while they construct their bows. Once their bows are completed, the students will move to the archery range to begin developing recognized archery skills and practices under close, experienced adult supervision.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer (Grades 5 and up) - In this class, students will assemble, program, and learn how to use their very own Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer. This printer was named by Make Magazine as the best portable 3D printer for 2 years in a row. The multi-step process will start with the unassembled 3D Printer Kit and end with a fully […]
  • Camp Catapult (Grades 5 and up) - 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 (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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • Electronic Circuits (Grades 5 and up) - Come explore low voltage electricity. We will look at electron flow and static electricity, then move into current electricity. Using AA and D cell batteries as our power sources, we will build circuits that do actual work. Filaments, resistors, LEDs, and electromagnets will also be investigated and built. Dissection of small household appliances will help […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 3-5) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 Creator (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 […]
  • Programming With Scratch (Grades 3-5) - Scratch is an easy to learn and easy to use 2-D computer programming module designed by the MIT Media Lab. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. With Scratch, students learn the design and development process that goes into some of their favorite computer programs. Students will be designing […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 6 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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  • 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 (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 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, […]
  • Electronic Circuits (Grades 5 and up) - Come explore low voltage electricity. We will look at electron flow and static electricity, then move into current electricity. Using AA and D cell batteries as our power sources, we will build circuits that do actual work. Filaments, resistors, LEDs, and electromagnets will also be investigated and built. Dissection of small household appliances will help […]
  • 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 Programming (Grades 6 and up) - Learn to program Python at Newton’s Attic! Python is an easy, yet powerful programming language used in all sorts of applications, from robotics to game development. With simple syntax, Python is the perfect way to introduce be- ginning coders to the world of variables, if-statements, and while-loops. This course will cover the basics of pro- gramming, […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • MakerBoard Mayhem (Grades 5 and up) - From video games to phone apps to the space station, code is found everywhere. Never written code before? No worries – once you grasp it, the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn by working hands-on. Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world. Want to build […]
  • 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 fa- vorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy lled camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 6 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 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 […]
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  • Biology for Beginners (Grades 5 and up) - Designed to increase and enhance a basic understanding of life, this introductory biology course provides foundational skills for any student with an interest in exploring the natural sciences. Topics of discussion will include the properties of life, levels of organization, the scientific method, cell theory, and DNA. Students will have the opportunity to work in […]
  • Camp Chemistry (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) […]
  • Code-A-Day (Grades 5 and up) - Students in code-a-day will take on a new Computer Science Challenge each day. The topics will range from Cyber Security to Video Game Development to Artificial Intelligence, and the language could be specified or up to the student’s discretion (tasks could be completed in a language dictated by the instructor or chosen by the student). […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 3-5) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • 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 Creator (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 […]
  • 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 6 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students can […]
    Register Now!Click Here!
  • 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 (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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 5 and up) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • 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 […]
  • Introduction To Python Programming (Grades 6 and up) - Learn to program Python at Newton’s Attic! Python is an easy, yet powerful programming language used in all sorts of applications, from robotics to game development. With simple syntax, Python is the perfect way to introduce be- ginning coders to the world of variables, if-statements, and while-loops. This course will cover the basics of pro- gramming, […]
  • 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 Creator (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 […]
  • Programming With JAVA (Grades 6 and up) - Learn one of the most popular computer programming languages, JAVA. Experienced programmer and engineering student Robert Mcgillivray will lead students on a program- ming odyssey as he takes them through the history, develop- ment and implementation of this and other high level pro- gramming languages. Then, students will learn how to write a variety of […]
  • RoboChallenge (Grades 6 and up) - Everyone is familiar with Legos, and many know about Lego robotics using the NXT and EVO systems. If your kid liked Lego robotics, he or she will love UberLegos. Newton’s Attic is taking Lego robotics a big step further with our UberLegos robots. We have designed and fabricated a small remote control robot chassis on which Lego […]
  • Robot Rodeo (Grades 5 and up) - Fly a drone! Program a GPS equipped all-terrain rover to autonomously maneuver itself through an outdoor obstacle course. Use our mini robot to perform a rescue mission. These are the kinds of activities you can expect during your week of Robot Rodeo. Newton’s Attic will break out our full herd of robots for you to […]
  • 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!
  • Biology for Beginners (Grades 5 and up) - Designed to increase and enhance a basic understanding of life, this introductory biology course provides foundational skills for any student with an interest in exploring the natural sciences. Topics of discussion will include the properties of life, levels of organization, the scientific method, cell theory, and DNA. Students will have the opportunity to work in […]
  • 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 (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) […]
  • Code-A-Day (Grades 5 and up) - Students in code-a-day will take on a new Computer Science Challenge each day. The topics will range from Cyber Security to Video Game Development to Artificial Intelligence, and the language could be specified or up to the student’s discretion (tasks could be completed in a language dictated by the instructor or chosen by the student). […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Game On! (Grades 5 and up) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • 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 […]
  • Javascript (Grades 5 and up) - Learn the basics one of today’s most popular scripting languages. JavaScript is an interpreted language that is used most often in web applications embedded in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). This class will teach students to utilize many of the most popular and unique features of this language and prepare them to further their expertise […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Painting With Photoshop (Grades 5 and up) - In this computer arts class, students will harness their creative instincts and computer skills and learn to create, copy, or alter any image they want using Photoshop’s painting capabilities. This class is fun, relaxed, and devoted to honing the creativity of students rather than learning technical skills. Students who love to draw or paint will […]
  • Programming With JAVA (Grades 6 and up) - Learn one of the most popular computer programming languages, JAVA. Experienced programmer and engineering student Robert Mcgillivray will lead students on a program- ming odyssey as he takes them through the history, develop- ment and implementation of this and other high level pro- gramming languages. Then, students will learn how to write a variety of […]
  • RoboChallenge (Grades 6 and up) - Everyone is familiar with Legos, and many know about Lego robotics using the NXT and EVO systems. If your kid liked Lego robotics, he or she will love UberLegos. Newton’s Attic is taking Lego robotics a big step further with our UberLegos robots. We have designed and fabricated a small remote control robot chassis on which Lego […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 6 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students can […]
    Register Now!Click Here!
  • 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 (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) […]
  • Code-A-Day (Grades 5 and up) - Students in code-a-day will take on a new Computer Science Challenge each day. The topics will range from Cyber Security to Video Game Development to Artificial Intelligence, and the language could be specified or up to the student’s discretion (tasks could be completed in a language dictated by the instructor or chosen by the student). […]
  • 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, […]
  • Introduction To Python Programming (Grades 6 and up) - Learn to program Python at Newton’s Attic! Python is an easy, yet powerful programming language used in all sorts of applications, from robotics to game development. With simple syntax, Python is the perfect way to introduce be- ginning coders to the world of variables, if-statements, and while-loops. This course will cover the basics of pro- gramming, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • Raspberry Pi Programming (Grades 6 and up) - The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises. No larger than a deck of cards, the R-Pi is perfect for many Newton’s Attic style projects, and that is exactly how it will used by students who participate in this class. Participants will […]
  • Robot Rodeo (Grades 5 and up) - Fly a drone! Program a GPS equipped all-terrain rover to autonomously maneuver itself through an outdoor obstacle course. Use our mini robot to perform a rescue mission. These are the kinds of activities you can expect during your week of Robot Rodeo. Newton’s Attic will break out our full herd of robots for you to […]
  • 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students 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 […]
    Register Now!Click Here!
  • Art Rage (Grades 5 and up) - In this computer arts class, students will harness their cre- ative instincts and computer skills by learning to use Art Rage to create there own unique works of art in several different digital medias including charcoal, oil paint, pastel, and many others. Students can bring in their own photographs to trace, or create some of […]
  • Camp Chemistry (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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • MakerBoard Mayhem (Grades 5 and up) - From video games to phone apps to the space station, code is found everywhere. Never written code before? No worries – once you grasp it, the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn by working hands-on. Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world. Want to build […]
  • 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 fa- vorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy lled camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys […]
  • Photo Manipulation (Grades 5 and up) - Using Photoshop, students will learn to take existing photographs and make them into something new. They will be free to simply combine and edit family photos, turn a portrait into a monster or alien, turn the family dog into a dinosaur, or almost anything else they can imagine. These skills are the basis of several […]
  • Python for Game Development (Grades 6 and up) - Dive into the world of Python game development this summer at Newton’s Attic! Why just learn to play video games when you can learn to make them? This course is designed to extend the Python Programming class and will allow students to gain experience programming games using Python. Students will learn the basics of 2D […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 6 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students can […]
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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 (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) […]
  • Code-A-Day (Grades 5 and up) - Students in code-a-day will take on a new Computer Science Challenge each day. The topics will range from Cyber Security to Video Game Development to Artificial Intelligence, and the language could be specified or up to the student’s discretion (tasks could be completed in a language dictated by the instructor or chosen by the student). […]
  • Electronic Circuits (Grades 5 and up) - Come explore low voltage electricity. We will look at electron flow and static electricity, then move into current electricity. Using AA and D cell batteries as our power sources, we will build circuits that do actual work. Filaments, resistors, LEDs, and electromagnets will also be investigated and built. Dissection of small household appliances will help […]
  • Game On! (Grades 3-5) - Defending castles, breaking codes and chasing gold coins are just a few of the exciting activities we’ll do in this internet video game based adventure. However, the real fun of this class is developing the critical thinking skills needed to conquer these games. These skills consist of applying parts of the scienti c method to […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • MakerBoard Mayhem (Grades 5 and up) - From video games to phone apps to the space station, code is found everywhere. Never written code before? No worries – once you grasp it, the possibilities are endless! You’ll learn by working hands-on. Your instructor will guide you through building and coding projects that sense and react to the real world. Want to build […]
  • Minecraft Mod with Creator (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 6 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 […]
  • 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 Catapult (Grades 5 and up) - 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 (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) […]
  • Code-A-Day (Grades 5 and up) - Students in code-a-day will take on a new Computer Science Challenge each day. The topics will range from Cyber Security to Video Game Development to Artificial Intelligence, and the language could be specified or up to the student’s discretion (tasks could be completed in a language dictated by the instructor or chosen by the student). […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • Kiddie Chemistry (Grades 1-3) - 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • Teens & Tools (Grades 5 and Up) - Teens & Tools is a program for students 10 and older with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on age appropriate projects for the duration of the class. More experienced students can […]
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  • Abram Gornik - Abram 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 experience […]
  • Clayton Salchli - Clayton Salchli will graduate from Eastern Kentucky University in the summer of 2016 with a B.S. in Applied Engineering Management and an A.A.S in Auto CAD. He graduated from Covington Catholic High school in 2011 having grown up in Covington as one of six brothers. Clayton is interested in learning anything engineering related and has […]
  • Eli Dreyer - Eli Dreyer attends Lafayette High School in the Pre-Engineering program, mostly striving in the science and math areas. In the past, he has been awarded the Certificate of Merit in the Engineering Area, The National Junior Beta Club Award, The Leadership Award, and The Citizenship Award. Additionally, Eli performs with the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra […]
  • Jacob Royster - Jacob Royster is a Lexington native who graduated from Lafayette’s pre-engineering program and is now arising sophomore at the University of Kentucky as a Computer Science major. Jacob has programming experience with C++, Java, QBasic, and Verilog. He has participated in a few programming competitions such at Cathacks and IEEExtreme. He has also worked on […]
  • Katherine Wild - Katherine Wild is a sophomore in the pre-engineering program at Lafayette High School. She especially has a passion for math and science. Katherine is in the Mu Alpha Theta math club, Beta Club and plays the flute in the Lafayette High School Wind Symphony and marching band. She has received the “Outstanding Sophomore” award as […]
  • Kathryn Turbek - Kathryn Turbek has been teaching middle school science for 10 years, with special interest in environmental science and sustainability. She established an environmental club and has been working on integrating project-based-instruction into her curriculum. When not teaching, Kathryn can be found playing with her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. Kathryn enjoys singing, traveling, and Kentucky […]
  • Keith Hollifield - Instructor Keith Hollifield has had a life-long passion for model building, electronic gadgets and aviation and is a long time member and former president of the Lexington Model Airplane Club. He has built and flown over 200 different model aircraft from those small enough for indoor flight to jet powered models capable of 200mph. Keith […]
  • Kevin Ireland - Kevin Ireland is a two year instructor of Newton’s Attic’s Minecraft Mod class. He is a senior at Lafayette high school with 3 years of computer science classes at the advanced and AP level. He aspires to get a degree in computer science to become a video game developer. He has taught Java coding classes […]
  • Kirk Hardy - Kirk Hardy is a Lexington native and a graduate of Lafayette Senior High School and SCAPA with a major in creative writing. He is a rising senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Math. For the last two years he has worked as a full stack developer for UK’s […]
  • Mark Simonds - Mark Simonds is a senior at the University of Kentucky studying Electrical Engineering. From an early age, Mark has been taking apart anything he could get his hands on to see how it worked and what made it tick. From starting a robotics club at Bluegrass Community and Technical College to building a custom Mars […]
  • Mason Collins - 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 […]
  • Matthew Smyser - Matt Smyser is a freelance illustrator and screen printer with extensive knowledge and training in digital and all drawing media. He is a Lafayette High School alumnus and had attended Eastern Kentucky University as a printmaking major for the past two years, honing his craft. He is currently developing skills in fine woodworking and painting, […]
  • Natalie Hagan - Natalie Hagan is a recent graduate of Woodford County High School and plans to study biochemistry and molecular biology with a Spanish focus at Centre College. She volunteered at Newton’s Attic with a friend in early 2015 and has loved it ever since. Natalie has worked at Newton’s Attic through the 2015/16 school year teaching […]
  • Nathan Rukavina - Nathan Rukavina attends Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in the MSTC program. He has had an interest in computers and electronics his entire life, always taking devices apart and turning them into something new. Throughout elementary and middle school, Nathan was involved in Lego Robotics and continues to volunteer with his elementary school team. He […]
  • Parker Owen - Parker Owen is an 10-year veteran of the public school system, teaching science and math to middle school students. He has coached First Lego League competitions, and has taught summer robotics camps and computer programming camps to middle and elementary school students at Georgia Tech. We are pleased to have him returning to teach Lego […]
  • Robert McGillivray - 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 - Sam Eagen is a junior at Woodford County high school. 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 systems work. In addition to programming and working on projects […]
  • Sana Aslam - Sana Aslam is a rising freshman at Yale University. She is a science literacy enthusiast and for the past three years has worked to characterize retinal regeneration in the Morris Lab at the University of Kentucky. It was there that her mentor Sara Perkins encouraged her to get involved with Newton’s Attic. Sana is passionate […]
  • Sarah Fanning - Sarah Fanning is from Versailles, Kentucky and graduated in 2016 from Woodford County High School. She attends college at Campbellsville University where she studies art. She is working on getting her Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design and illustration. She just completed her sophomore year and had one of her drawings […]
  • Sarah Wilson - Sarah Wilson recently joined the University of Kentucky as a lecturer in Chemical and Materials Engineering. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey in 2009 and continued on to receive her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 2015. While at UMass, Sarah conducted […]
  • Seth Bashore - 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, and Autodesk Inventor. Seth has experience in woodworking, metalworking, fabrication of custom parts, 3D […]
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