Camps By Grade Level


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Grade 1-3

  • Camp Chemistry I (Grades 1-3) - Formulated for the youngest of Newton’s Attic participants, Kiddie Chemistry offers all the fun of our older kids’ chemistry camp tailored to 1st through 3rd graders. Bubbling potions, flash paper experiments, glow in the dark liquids and other mystifying phe- nomena will be the reaction products in this fun and stimulating excursion into the world […]
  • DaVinci Kids (Grades 1-3) - Science, Math, Engineering, Art: Da Vinci was a master of it all. In this class designed exclusively for young developing minds, students get to follow in his footsteps by engaging in a variety of stimulating activities that cut across a wide range of disciplines. Tool use, building and engineering, chemistry and biology, art and design, […]
  • Fig Newtons (Grades 1-3) - Little campers having big fun in the shop is what Fig Newtons is all about. This camp is designed to be a companion to DaVinci Kids offering youngsters different projects at a similar skill level. Fig Newtons also offers the opportunity to spend more time in the shop making hands on projects that teach about […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Junior Apprentices (Grades 1-3) - Hand tools, saw dust, wood, metal and plastic are just some of the things kids will get their hands on and learn to use in this very creative camp. At the beginning of the week, students will be instructed on the safe and proper use of tools as well as how things are built. Then, […]
  • Little League Legos (Grades 1-3) - Designed for 1st through 3rd graders, this introductory Lego class is the perfect first step for Lego loving little ones. Students will learn to use the robotic Lego bricks and motors in a series of hands-on projects such as creating animated pictures, dancing Lego-bots or other simple motion projects requiring limited programming of the Lego […]
  • Mini Makers (Grades 1-3) - In the spirit of Fig Newtons, Jr. Apprentices and Da Vinci Kids, Mini-Makers allows 1st-3rd grade children to use tools as they build a series of hands-on projects. Projects will be different from those previously done in the other 1st -3rd grade classes, and students will keep the projects they make. * This class can […]
  • OzoCoding (Grades 1-3) - Games, mazes, robots … OH MY! Ozo Coding 1 will introduce students to the concepts of coding at a young age. Coding will help students make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use logic reasoning skills to complete tasks. Students will learn how to code through Hour of Code and Ozoblockly. Although programming […]
  • 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 II (Grades 3 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 3-5) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Lego Robo-Sumo (Grades 3 and up) - This introductory/ intermediate course of Remote Control Sumo Robotics can be enjoyed by students with varying experience levels. Some build experience is beneficial but not required, and no programming experience is required. Participants will build Sumo-style Lego robots which will be remote controlled via an Android device (phone or tablet) as the robots battle it […]
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 3 and up) - This multi-level course is structured for beginners with no Lego robotics experience as well as students with some programming experience. The small class size (no more than twelve students) allows for individualized instructional pace. Students will be taught to build and program a robot and will learn how to use the NXT’s motors and sensors […]
  • Maker Mania (Grades 3-5) - Games, tools, excitement! It’s Maker Mania! The Maker movement is all the rage and there seems to be no end in sight for it. In this creative camp, students are introduced to basic tool use, engineering design and a little artistic creativity as they spend the week making fun projects from wood and metal. Each […]
  • Minecraft Mod with MCreator (Grades 3-5) - By popular demand, we have adapted the Minecraft Mod class to include revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 8 to join in. The students will be introduced to MCreator, a code-generating program that is used to make modifications without programming knowledge. The class will teach students to work with the code […]
  • Mini Robots – Mega Fun (Grades 3-5) - The toy designers at the Attic have created a fleet of notebook sized remote control robots on which teams of students can build a variety of mechanisms and constructs to engage in numerous activities. In this camp, each student will be assigned his or her own mini-bot platform to use for the week. Each day […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 3-5) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]


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Grade 5 and up

  • Camp Chemistry III (Grades 5 and up) - Glowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) […]
  • Camp Katniss: Bow Design, Build and Archery (Grades 5 and up – Girls Only!) - Almost every young girl knows who Katniss Everdeen is, and she has mystified us with amazing archery skills on the movie screen (thank you Hollywood special effects).  In Camp Katniss, not only will girls learn real archery skills, but each student will design and build her own bow in the Newton’s Attic wood shop.  Here, […]
  • Circuits Du Soleil - Building circuits is fun! In this beginner level course, you will learn how to solder, read resistor codes and identify a variety of components such as capacitors, diodes, and potentiometers as you build your own-to-keep light emitting diode (LED) circuit. Age Level 5th grade+. Instructor – Tom Novitsky
  • Creative Aviation (Grades 5 and up) - After learning about aerodynamics, wing plan forms, airfoils, balance and flight controls, each student will construct a large custom glider using foam board, wood and glue. Several great flying designs are available. These creations will be launched using our high-tension accelerator to put some serious air under their wings. Students will use their crafts to engage in a […]
  • Don’t Try This At Home (Grades 5 and up) - The name says it all. It’s the one phrase that strikes terror in the hearts of moms everywhere. It’s also the one phrase that almost guarantees that kids will try to do something unwise in the basement or garage. But fear not, the purpose of this camp is to help youngsters vent the natural desire […]
  • Imagineering (Grades 5 and up) - Let your imagination run wild in this hands on exploration of impromptu engineering using common items found around the home or office. This class will focus on the basics of mechanical engineering as young inventors use everyday objects, materials, and tools to design and build gadgets to accomplish various challenges. Can you build a better […]
  • Introduction to Python Coding (Grades 5+) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Kerbal Space Program (Grades 5 and up) - Just about everyone has heard of Minecraft, but there is another computer game phenomenon that is just as much fun and much more educational. It’s called Kerbal Space Program, and its popularity is skyrocketing. In this computer based camp, students will learn how to use the game software to create and manage their own mini […]
  • Minecraft Mod with JAVA (Grades 5 and up) - Join a world of cubes and coding in this class for creating your own Minecraft mods! Students will work with the popular video game Minecraft and will use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be […]
  • Mouse Trap Cars (Grades 5+) - Building mousetrap cars is a great way to incorporate the engineering design cycle while learning and applying math skills. Students will use basic tools in the woodshop to build the cars, investigate and test variables that affects distance and speed, and learn to use spreadsheets to better understand rate and basic data analysis. This class […]
  • Nerf Gun Mods (Grades 5 and up) - Lots of youngsters love nerf guns, and the only thing more fun than shooting foam darts at each other is modifying our favorite model so that it shoots farther and faster and has more bling. In this toy led camp(and yes, there are plenty of adult engineering lessons to be learned studying how toys work), […]
  • Pinball Wizard (Grades 5 and up) - Parents, remember life before videogames when pinball machines ruled the arcade halls? This camp is a somewhat nostalgic return to those days as students design and build their own table top sized pinball machine complete with steel balls, flippers and flashing lights. Working in the shop with a variety of tools, young wizards design and […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]
  • Rube Goldberg Machines (Grades 5 and up) - We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of house- hold items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand […]
  • Wargames: BowMaker (Grades 5 and up) - For centuries, the bow and arrow has been a valuable tool used by cultures around the world. Building a well-functioning bow is no easy task, and this class is designed to give students some insight into the process. The class starts with solid wood blanks from which custom risers (handgrip) are fashioned as students carefully […]
  • Wargames: Castle Siege (Grades 5 and up) - Rising from the ground is a mighty castle fortress, and its job is to protect those inside.  Advancing on the castle is an army intent on conquering it. Each group has with them the tools of siege: catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots and similar weapons.  The army gets closer and the tension rises. Prepare to […]
  • Wargames: SwordCraft (Grades 5 and up) - Swords have been around for about 5,000 years and are simple and easy to use. Well, not really. There is much more science and engineering to a sword than meets the eye, and skillfully using one takes considerable practice. In this class, students will make wooden model swords and learn about engineering related topics such […]
  • Water Wars (Grades 5 and up) - Prepare to get wet in this water soaked engineering based class. It’s the middle of summer and it’s hot, so lets cool off by building various gadgets that squirt, spray, stream and launch water in a variety of ways. Students will explore the basics of pressure, fluid flow, and engineering design as we build air […]


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Grade 7 and up

  • Digital Inventors: 3D Printing (Grades 7 and up) - Dream, design, and build your invention using our 3D printing lab in this engineering design focused camp.  Starting off we will explore the different types, capabilities and limitations of modern 3D printers by downloading, modifying and printing existing designs. You will then get an introduction to professional 3D design software where you can design items […]
  • Digital Inventors: Video Editing (Grades 7 and up) - Video footage is being created at an ever expanding rate these days but most of it just gets left on the device in raw form.  In this camp we will discover ways to use that raw footage to make it more interesting and compelling.  This is a necessary step for those who want to post […]
  • Digital Inventors: Virtual Reality (Grades 7 and up) - Virtual Reality is a rapidly expanding field of study for many computer specialists, from game developers to medical researchers. Learn to create and explore a full size reactive model of your project, an invaluable talent for many engineers. Students who sign up for this class can expect to learn how to setup and operate the […]
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 7 and up) - Budding film directors, YouTubers and videographers are going to want to check out this camp which introduces the hardware and shot composition used for film making and video production. In this hands-on class, students will build mechanical items that are used to create various visual effects.  As these devices are finished, students will use them […]
  • Retro Arcade: Raspberry Pi (Grades 7+) - Build your own game console capable of playing popular classic arcade titles from the 80s and 90s. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, inexpensive and versatile computer that can be incorporated into countless fun and educational enterprises.  In this camp students will modify a project box to include an arcade joystick and buttons.  Participants […]
  • Robotic Gladiators (Grades 7 and up) - Based on the popular Wrestling Robots, Robotic Gladiators incorporates newly designed, bigger, faster, tougher and rougher Robo-Chassis that will challenge each other in the Robo-Coliseum. Students will learn and practice hand and power tool use and the basic principles of design as they construct complex mechanical devices that will mount atop the remote controlled vehicles. […]
  • Rocket Dragsters (Grades 7 and up) - Rockets are fun, and dragsters are fun. Combining the two gives more than twice the thrill, and that’s what this class does. Rocket dragsters are built from wood and other materials similar to pinewood derby cars.  Think rocket powered pinewood derby cars racing on wires. They are designed to fly along a 200 foot long […]


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Grade 9 and up

  • Camp Kaboom! (Grades 9 and Up) - Be the envy of the block this 4th of July and show up Dad this year with the best fireworks show ever! In this camp, young pyromaniacs will learn how to take commercially available (and legal) fireworks and arrange them into a spectacular display of lights, action and sound. Campers will use tools in the […]
  • Dark Planet (Grades 9 and Up) - Your spacecraft mission to an alien world encounters trouble. Your team will be stranded and alone (or are you?). Can you engineer a way to survive until help arrives?   This is a full week class with four overnights. There is an application for this class.  Please see our website at www.darkplanet.info for more information and […]


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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, […]
  • Goldie Blox and the Three Gadgets (Girls Only! Kindergarden to 3rd Grade) - This girls-only class incorporates GoldieBlox, an award winning book series and construction set starring Goldie the girl inventor, developed by Stanford-degreed Mechanical Engineer, Debbie Sterling. GoldieBlox taps into girls’ strong verbal skills and uses a story based construction set to explore concepts such as the wheel and axel, belt drive, the hinge and other engineering […]
  • Python For Girls (Grades 5+, Girls Only!) - Learn the basics of programming in Python! Python is a diverse yet easy to learn programming language used in everything from building video games, to creating mobile apps, and even advancing scientific research. This class will focus on Python and open-source materials, but it will teach the basics of programming common to many different languages, […]

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