Minecraft Master Engineering with LEGO« Materials
Ages: 7 to 12
Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO« parts! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or the LEGO« building system.
August 6th - August 10th, 2018
|Time||1:00pm - 4:00pm|
Ojai Recreation Department
|Location||Ojai Rec map|
510 Park Rd
Ojai, CA 92023
|Website||Register thru Ojai Recreation Department|
|Note||For more info, call Ojai Rec at 805-646-5581 ext. 390. Registration starts May 1.|
|Phone||805-646-5581 ext. 390|
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?
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|
Will Play-Well TEKnologies Engineering summer camps be a repeat for my child if they have already attended previous Play-Well summer camps and/or enrichment classes?
While there are some fundamental projects that are revisited in summer camps, our instructors offer advanced challenges and modifications for any model that will push even the most experienced Lego Maniacs to the next level! Our curriculum is flexible and adjusts to the interests and experience level of the students. With hundreds of projects to choose from and a constantly expanding curriculum, our instructors look forward to continually challenging the most advanced students to reach their full potential. We also encourage our students to communicate when they desire a new challenge that meets their building skill level. Our responsibility as instructors is to never leave any student bored or unchallenged!
ADVANCED SUMMER CAMPS / "CHALLENGES"
Are the Junkyard Challenge and Bash `Em Bots summer camps more advanced than the Engineering Fundamentals summer camps?
Yes. Instructors expect that participants in either the Junkyard Challenge or Bash `Em Bots summer camps are already familiar with basic engineering concepts and techniques taught in our Fundamentals summer camps. These advanced classes require a more open-ended creative application of building techniques to accomplish specific goals and challenges. We strongly encourage students to take our Fundamentals summer camps before enrolling in our more advanced summer camps.
SIGN IN / OUT
Do I need to sign my child in and out?
We ask that you sign your child in and out each day of the summer camp. To ensure the children's safety, our instructors stay in the classroom with the child until a parent / guardian is there to pick them up and sign them out. This also gives us the opportunity to get to know your family and touch base before or after class!
Can we get pictures of our child's final projects?
Can we purchase the LEGO® parts used in summer camps?
Unfortunately, we do not sell the Lego parts used in our summer camps and classes. We encourage parents to visit our website, play-well.org, and check the `materials' link which lists the places where we obtain pieces for our kits.
Should my child bring a snack to summer camp?
Do the kids go outside at all during summer camp?