Mine, Craft, Build Survival Game with LEGO« Materials
Ages: 7 to 12
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO« bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, craft tools, and watch out for Creepers! This ultimate LEGO Minecraft experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors, using gameplay elements and characters inspired by the popular Minecraft video game. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO« materials.
July 9th - July 13th, 2018
|Time||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
City of Ventura Recreation Department
|Location||Barranca Vista Park map|
7050 E. Ralston St
ventura, CA 93003
|Website||Register thru City of Ventura Recreation Department|
|Note||Registration starts on April 3rd. Use keyword LEGO to find our classes or camps.|
Play-Well Summer Camp FAQ
Summer Camp Goals
What are the goals of the summer camps?
- Develop and enhance students' problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Expose children to concepts and vocabulary of:
- Provide an opportunity to have a great time with a terrific and versatile building system
Our Pre-Engineering summer camps are primarily focused on BUILDING techniques.
SUMMER CAMP FORMAT
What is the format of a Play-Well TEKnologies Engineering summer camp?
We typically work on 2 different engineering and architectural projects per day. Projects typically start with an introduction and short presentation by the instructor followed by a design/building assignment. Students have access to approximately 100,000 pieces of LEGO® materials to use in creating their engineering projects.
Will the students take anything home with them at the conclusion of the summer camp?
Unfortunately, the campers don't get to take any of the LEGO® materials home with them. We re-use the materials with our other summer camps and classes. If we saved projects, we would not have enough materials for our other summer camps.
What are some of the concepts covered in your summer camp?
|1st, 2nd, 3rd Class Levers||Motors, batteries, leads|
|Compound gear trains||Overlapping|
|Crown gears / bevel gears||Pneumatics and pumps|
|Beam bridges||Rack and pinion steering|
|Belt drive transmissions||Rack gears|
|Cams and clutch gears||Skid steering|
|Connected systems||Steering mechanisms|
|Gear drives, torque, speed||Timing Mechanisms|
|Load & stress testing||Worm gear drives|
|Moment of inertia||Friction and Gravity|
ADVANCED SUMMER CAMPS / "CHALLENGES"
SIGN IN / OUT
Do I need to sign my child in and out?
Can we get pictures of our child's final projects?
Can we purchase the LEGO® parts used in summer camps?
Should my child bring a snack to summer camp?
Do the kids go outside at all during summer camp?
Depending on the weather, we may take the group outside to eat snacks during our break. At this time we may allow the kids to run around and play a bit if there is a sufficient amount of space at the site. Please feel free to send your child with a hat/ sunscreen if you choose (please apply sunscreen before class begins!).