Camps By Grade Level


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Grade 1-3

  • 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, […]
  • 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) […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]


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Grade 3-5

  • 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) […]
  • Catapult Girls (Grades 3-5) - This special session is for girls only! 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Goldberg Girls (Grades 3-5) - This is one of our girls only classes!   We have all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of household 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 […]
  • 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) - This program is for students with varying levels of experience using tools and building projects. This structured, supervised class introduces students to the engineering process and hand and power tool use. Students work in the shop on predesignated, age-appropriate projects for the duration of the class. No experience is required, but students must be able […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • SwordCraft (Grades 3-5) - 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 and pvc swords and learn about engineering related topics […]


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Grade 5 and up

  • 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.
  • 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 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, […]
  • Catapult Girls (Grades 5 and up) - This special session is for girls only! 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Don’t Do 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Goldberg Girls (Grades 5 and up) - This is one of our girls only classes!   We have all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of household 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 […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • 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 Apprentice (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. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and fabricate various mechanical parts of their machine including things […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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Grade 6 and up

  • 3D Game Design (Grades 6 and up) - This is going to be one ‘unreal’ camp! There is no question that computer games have influenced the way media is consumed by children and adults alike, and games are continually becoming more powerful and more lifelike. Building your own 3 dimensional game is no longer impossible, and the technology is accessible. This class will […]
  • Intro to Android App Development (Grades 6 and up) - That smartphone in your pocket has more computing power than all of NASA did in the 60’s and 70’s(Despite that, they managed to put a man on the moon!). So, just contemplate what your child could accomplish if he or she knew how to harness that much computing power. With the availability of android phones […]
  • Intro to Website Development (Grades 6 and up) - What words are to a book or bricks are to a wall is what websites are to the internet. There are millions of them, and they are as diverse as the people who created them. If you want to help build and expand the internet, then this camp is for you. Students in this class […]
  • 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, […]
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 6 and up) - Budding film directors, youtubers and videographers are going to want to check out this camp which is all about creating the hardware used in good film making and video production. In this hands-on class, students will create mechanical items that are used to create various visual effects. These items include a steady cam, a camera […]
  • 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 CyberSpy (Grades 6 and up) - Long distance becomes a thing of the past when you can harness the power of the internet. Telepresence robots are becoming more common in all sorts of settings from the office, to the hospital, and now your home. Students will learn how to write and host their own web server on a raspberry pi securely […]
  • 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 […]
  • Steam Punk Circuitry (Grades 6 and up) - Have you ever wondered what goes into making a digital clock tick? Here is your chance to find out. Students will be provided with an arduino uno microcontroller and various electrical components including four “Nixie” tubes for display, and by then end of the week will have produced their own digital clock with plenty of […]
  • SwordCraft (Grades 6 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 and pvc swords and learn about engineering related topics […]
  • WarGames (Grades 6 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 […]
  • White Hat Hacking (Grades 6 and up) - From Sony and Target to Home Depot and Yahoo, companies, organizations and individuals have all been targets of hacking and security penetrations. Well, we’re not going to take it anymore! We’re going incognito in this adventure into cyber security so that you don’t have to worry as much about who might have access to your […]


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Grade 8 and up

  • Camp Kaboom! (Grades 8 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 […]
  • Crash Landing (Grades 8 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission will meet a terrible fate. Your team will be stranded and alone. Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives with the tools and supplies on hand? Full Description Coming Soon! This is a full week class with three overnights. There is an application for this class, please email newtonsatticoffice@gmail.com […]


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Girls Only

  • 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, […]
  • Catapult Girls (Grades 3-5) - This special session is for girls only! 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 Girls (Grades 5 and up) - This special session is for girls only! 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 […]
  • Goldberg Girls (Grades 3-5) - This is one of our girls only classes!   We have all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of household 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 […]
  • Goldberg Girls (Grades 5 and up) - This is one of our girls only classes!   We have all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of household 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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