Little Einstein Explorers
  LITTLE EINSTEIN EXPLORERS
     NOURISH THE BUDDING MINDS (703) IN EXCEL  or  (703)463-9235  

Summer Camp 2017



Half day and full day camps for rising 1 to 6 grade students


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  • *As low as $290 per week for full day camp (AM + PM) if paid by May 30 (with sibling/multi camp discount) or $350 after May 30
  • *As low as $190 per week for half day camp (AM or PM)

Location


Chantilly Location Map:


Cale Community Center
4615 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151



About 2017 Programs


Little Einstein Explorers thanks you!    For over 10 years, we have been “Nourishing the Budding Mind”!

At Little Einstein Explorers summer camps, we do more than Nourish the Budding Mind! We know the children need to get out and play, so our campers take breaks and head outside to exercise the body as well!

Half day and Full day camps available


Discounts


    Early Bird Discount:    Register before May 30 and save $50.00 per session (applicable to full day camp)
    Sibling or MutliCamp Discounts:    Save $10.00 per session (applicable to full day camp)

Camp Fees

  • *As low as $290 per week for full day camp if paid by May 30 (with sibling/multi camp discount) or $350 after May 30
  • *As low as $190 per week for half day camp

Registration

    Go to the above schedule and shop.

Camp programs:

    For details of programs see individual program tabs.

Age group

    Student attending 1-6 in Fall 2017
    Campers are divided into gradewise groups
    Senior students will have higher challenge to build and explore

Time

    9AM to 4PM with after and before care available

Extended Care

Activities include games, legos, chess, arts & crafts.
  • 8-9 AM $30/wk;
  • 4-5 PM $30/wk;
  • Both $55/wk

Locations

1. Chantilly (grade 1-3)/(grade 4-6)
    Cale Community Center
    4615 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Cancellation Policy

    Checks will be returned if the camp is full or cancelled. A full refund minus a $50 service fee is given if cancellation request is received by June 15, 2017. There are no refunds after June 15, 2017. If a child is sick and is unable to attend the camp, a doctoŕs note is required for a refund minus service fee. Switching sessions is permitted based on space available. There will be a $25 charge for any change.

Daily schedule

Typical Camp Day:
  • 8:45AM-9:00AM: Check In
  • 9:00-10:15: Morning Activitty
  • 10:15-10:30: *Snack and indoor games
  • 10:30-12:00: Back to fun (Rotate to a new station)
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM: *Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00: Recess (Soccer, Capture the flag, tag,.. etc)
  • 1:00-2:15: Afternoon STEAM lab
  • 2:15-2:30: *Snack and indoor games
  • 2:30-4:00: Back to fun (Rotate to a new station)
  • 4:00-4:15: Checkout


Every Wednesday is a water day, with outside water games.
Every Friday is a fun tournament, presentation, movie screening or Game day depending on their activities.

* Campers bring 2 snacks, lunch and drink

Coding & Robotics Camp


Each camp day is divided into half day of Coding and half day of Robotics

AM Coding Camp (9am –Noon)

1st - 3rd Grade: Coding for Fun: Some of the most popular games on the app store and on the market today were made as simple flash, 2d, or even text based games. Using drag and drop programming blocks student will have fun animating objects, creating stories and games. Students will be taught a set of tools to help them create a fun, interactive game that they can show off to their friends and family! Have fun creating and designing games by learning basic to intermediate programming that uses drag and drop coding blocks and helps students to learn programming concepts.

4th - 6th Grade: 3D Game designing/programming: Have fun creating and designing games using object based programming. Using basic to intermediate programming that uses drag and drop coding blocks, students learn to animate and control the behavior of objects in a virtual world. This camp fosters creativity, imagination along with programming knowledge. This course would be perfect for those who have experience with programming/game designing and want to take their programming/game designing skills to the next level!

Skills Learned:
  • Add and program sprite to interact with user
  • Intro to game designing
  • Problem Solving
  • Understanding mechanics behind some popular games
  • Basic Loops


  • PM Robotics Camp (1pm – 4pm)

    1st - 3rd Grade: Robotic Machines: Enter the exciting world of Robotics! Build and program a treasure box to guard your treasures. Create a 21st century pethouse that uses sensors to keep the predators away. Program a catapult to take part in the rock pitching challenge! Enjoy building robots and futuristic transportation cars! Campers explore machines, robots and mechanisms by investigating gearing mechanisms and build motorized machines and robots. They investigate friction, forces, distance and much more. Some motorized machines use computer to control Lego® model behavior using various drag and drop programming functions.

    4th - 6th Grade: EV3 Robot Pizza Challenge:

    Can you program your robot to deliver a pizza? Will the pizza survive if the robot has to go through an obstacle course. Students are split into two groups - Intro to EV3 robot and an advanced EV3 robot group. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced robot programmer you are granted to have fun in this camp! Enjoy programming your robot to face various challenges. Using simple to advanced programming on Lego® Mindstorms® and EV3 robots, students build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. They also develop teamwork and problem solving skills as they brainstorm through creative solutions. To accomplish these tasks they design, build, test and iteratively evaluate; continuously enhancing their skills while attempting to solve interesting problems or improving robot performance.

    Skills Learned:
    • Learn the engineering design process
    • Importance of simple machines
    • Problem Solving
    • Programming

    Grades:
    • (Rising) 1st-3rd
    • (Rising) 4th-6th

    Locations and Dates:
    • Chantilly - 1 week camp

    Camp Hours:
    • 9am - 4pm

    Extended Care Hours and Fees:
    • 8am - 9am ($30/wk)
    • 4pm - 5pm ($30/wk)

    Fees:
    • $190 for half day
    • $300 for full day if registered and paid before May 30th, $350 after May 30

    Camp Schedule:
    • Full day campers will rotate through various activities and will have breaks with outside sports and play.

    Minecraft Camp


    AM Minecraft Camp (9am –Noon)

    1st - 3rd Grade: Minecraft Adventure Maps: Have you ever wondered what goes into making a Minecraft adventure map? Learn the skills necessary to make your very own adventure. Creating a playable map allows the student to develop their own story within Minecraft. Using skills already known and ones acquired in the class students will be exposed to storyline structure, texture pack design, and testing their worlds in a fun environment!

    4th - 6th Grade: Minecraft Command Blocks: In this class students will be learning programming while playing Minecraft! Without syntax, students will be introduced to basic problem solving and algorithm structure to accomplish in game tasks, all while learning how to enhance their game play. Command blocks are very useful tools inside Minecraft that allow the player to create anything from simple custom mob generator to complex games. Have fun learning the process, on a smaller scale, of a real game designer’s constructive and development process.

    PM Minecraft Camp (1PM – 4PM)

    1st - 3rd Grade: Minecraft Junior: Is a video game really just a video game? Or can it be used as an engaging STEM tool? This class uses the extremely popular game of Minecraft to teach students various STEM skills such as engineering, architecture, and logical thinking. Whether you are new or have been playing Minecraft, this class will help you build, create and design your own world! Have fun learning the fundamentals of designing and editing your world using a custom environment template. How will your world look?

    4th - 6th Grade: Minecraft Circuitry: Have you ever thought of building an elevator, a security system or even a Ferris Wheel? Students will focus on using “redstone contraptions” to build circuits that will allow objects to rotate and move in Minecraft. This class is designed to show a deeper level of understanding of programming, practical architectural design and real life constructing process. At the end, we will learn how to build an underwater city!

    Enjoy a Minecraft tournament on the last day of the camp!

    Skills Learned:
    • Campers will gain knowledge of how Minecraft operates and learn various ways to customize in-game play, as they want!
    • Manipulate Minecraft game image files (design texture packs)
    • Create and design

    Grades:
    • (Rising) 1st-3rd
    • (Rising) 4th-6th

    Locations and Dates:
    • Chantilly - 1 week camp

    Camp Hours:
    • 9am - 4pm

    Extended Care Hours and Fees:
    • 8am - 9am ($30/wk)
    • 4pm - 5pm ($30/wk)

    Fees:
    • $190 for half day
    • $300 for full day if registered and paid before May 30th, $350 after May 30

    Camp Schedule:
    • Full day campers will rotate through various activities and will have breaks with outside sports and play.

    AM Math (9AM - Noon)



    90% of our students qualify for the AAP programs.

    Our preparatory camps will help students to improve their performance in their grade level tests.


    1st and 2nd Grade Test prep
    Math Prep I: Covers assessment test, familiarization of the test format, understanding basic techniques in 9 sub sections and practice problems.
    Math Prep II: Covers advanced techniques for in depth analysis of problems, more practice tests and final test.

    1st Grade: The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, NNAT® tests are administered to first grade school students on a group basis as a means to identify potentially gifted children for placement in AAP/GT (Advanced placement/Gifted and Talented) program. Students are administered an assessment test on the first day. This test assesses students abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols. Each day of the camp is devoted to teaching techniques and testing students on various patterns and geometric figures. Students are taught the underlying concepts and are familiarized with the format of the test. This in turn helps them to score higher in their tests.

    Skills Learned:
    • Understand Pattern Recognition
    • Improve Spacial Visualization
    • Techniques for solving reasoning problems
    • Understand relationship between shapes and figures

    2nd Grade: COGAT® is administered to assess students abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols. These assessments are used as part of the screening process for AAP/GT (Advanced placement/Gifted and Talented) program) in county schools. Students those are eligible to be in the AAP Full time program retain that eligibility up to 8th grade. Students are administered an assessment test on the first day. We help students improve their score for the test by teaching test taking strategies and techniques for solving problems.

    Skills Learned:
    • Addition, subtraction and analogies needed for Quantitative section
    • Improve vocabulary, under verbal analogies and classification
    • Techniques for solving figure classification and paper folding

    3rd and 4th Grade prep
    Math Prep I: Introduction to 8 strategies for solving word problems, application of strategies for solving various addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimal, factors word problems.
    Math Prep II: Covers topics for the upcoming Math grade year, some of the topics include order of operations, fractions and decimals, long division and factorization.

    3rd - 4th Grade:What do you do when there are 4 or more numbers in a problem? Do we need to use all the numbers? Which operation should be used? These are one of the few questions that arise when one solves a word problem. Students learn the process and amazing strategies to solve the problems with teacher in a small group. Workbooks are sent home at the end of the week.

    Skills Learned:
    • Strategies for solving word problems
    • Steps involved in the process
    • Multiplication, division, fraction, probability
    • Effective strategies for problem solving

    5th and 6th Grade Test prep
    Math Prep I: Topics include but not limited to ...
    1. Decimals
    2. Fractions
    3. Algebraic Properties
    4. Variables

    Math Prep II: Topics include but not limited to ...
    1. Solving equations
    2. Solving Inequalities
    3. Ratios, Rates and Proportions
    4. Graphs

    5th - 6th Grade: Preparatory program for IAAT®, IOWA® Algebra Aptitude test. It is a placement exam administered to 6th graders in Fairfax County Public Schools to determine placement in middle school Math (Algebra in 7th grade). Students are tested and separated into two groups. One group works on pre algebra and algebra concepts whereas the other group works on strengthening pre algebra concepts. Little Einstein Explorers covers curriculum needef for IOWA® test.

    Skills Learned:
    • Students learn new concepts and reinforce concepts that have been worked on.
    • Besides concepts, students work on applying the concepts to word problems.
    • Few examples of topics covered: Fractions, Square roots, Solving Proportions, Permutations and Combinations, Various graphs, Matrices, Simplifying Algebraic Equations, solving one step and two step equations, Graphing Linear Functions, the Slope Formula etc.

    Locations and Dates:
    • Chantilly - 1 week camp

    Camp Hours:
    • 9am - 4pm

    Extended Care Hours and Fees:
    • 8am - 9am ($30/wk)
    • 4pm - 5pm ($30/wk)

    Fees:
    • $190 for half day
    • $30 material fee payable to Instructor on the first day of the camp

    Digital Animation and Chess


    PM Digital Animation and Chess (1pm – 4pm)

    1st - 3rd Grade: Maybe the next blockbuster movie would be yours! Have fun creating props for your very own Minecraft movie. Enjoy exploring various animations like digital animation, stop motion animation and learn animation techniques, editing, different camera angles, backgrounds, music and sound recording and enjoy creating your own movie. At the end of the class, movies will be shared for family and friends to enjoy

    4th - 6th Grade: Want to create a funny movie? How about an adventurous movie? Explore 2D animation and learn animation techniques, editing, different camera angles, backgrounds, music and sound recording. Learn to customize background and import it into your movie. By the end of this camp, students will be able to recognize and use animation tools to assist them in creating 2D animations. Movies will be shared for family and friends to enjoy.

    Want MORE Animation? Learn how animation movies were created before we went digital! Enjoy creating a comic book, learn cartooning and enjoy creating a paper animated short film.


    Skills Learned:
    • Students will learn how to add, manipulate and capture frame by frame their own animation!
    • Show motion and learn how to animate items (frame-by-frame)
    • Use their own creativity to make a small cartoon
    • Teamwork skills
    • Communication skills

    Chess (All grades)

    Begin your adventure in Chess! Have fun!
    Whether you are new to the game or you are very good at it, have fun learning tactics and enjoy the game of chess! Campers are divided into groups by their skill level from beginners to experienced players. They learn openings, middle game tactics, checkmate and how to think in end games. Develop the skill of focus and concentration! Beginners learn everything they need to know - to start playing a complete chess game. Experienced players comprehend more complex material.

    Locations and Dates:
    • Chantilly - 1 week camp

    Camp Hours:
    • 9am - 4pm

    Extended Care Hours and Fees:
    • 8am - 9am ($30/wk)
    • 4pm - 5pm ($30/wk)

    Fees:
    • $190 for half day

    Camp Schedule:
    • Campers will rotate through various Animation activities and will have breaks with outside sports and play.


    Game Designing/Video Game Designing Camp


    PM Game Designing/Video Game Designing (1pm – 4pm)

    1st - 3rd Grade: Game Design: Learn how to make various game structures and mechanics, and learn basic programming to create mini games. Students learn the logical reasoning and creative process behind designing and programming games. Using easily programmable coding blocks, students are able to manipulate objects inside the game lab. Students take their knowledge of game designing to the next level by learning how to create an adventure game. They will continue learning to code and manipulate character behavioral changes, and create landscapes for their own original games.

    4th - 6th Grade: Video Game Design: Enjoy playing video games? Have fun learning to create them! Students will learn to design and create Adventure style games. This camp is modeled to help students understand the basics of game development, design for a specific audience, and help students know how to utilize tools inside the game lab. Those who are new to Kodu® will learn the fundamentals of game design and programming by creating and solving problems using landscapes, developing character behavioral changes, and forming games of different genres. This camp is also perfect for those who have experience with game designing and want to take their game developing skills to the next level! Students will learn specific tools in the game lab that will aid students to create full 3D games of their own! They will learn scoring and create an arcade style game by the end of the week.

    Skills Learned:
    • Basic to intermediate coding skills
    • Learn various ways to customize in-game play, as they want!
    • Manipulate objects
    • How to utilize tools in the game lab

    Grades:
    • (Rising) 1st-3rd
    • (Rising) 4th-6th

    Locations and Dates:
    • Chantilly - 1 week camp

    Camp Hours:
    • 9am - 4pm

    Extended Care Hours and Fees:
    • 8am - 9am ($30/wk)
    • 4pm - 5pm ($30/wk)

    Fees:
    • $190 for half day

    Camp Schedule:
    • Full day campers will rotate through various activities and will have breaks with outside sports and play.

    Fashion Designing/Sewing Camp


    PM Fashion Designing/Sewing (1pm – 4pm)

    1st - 3rd Grade: Fashion Designing: What’s it like to be a fashion designer? Like designing dresses, princess gowns, and exercise gear? Take home a doll with your designed outfits your portfolio of sketches, a party dress and matching shoes too! Create a portfolio of your own designer originals or use from our designs. Budding fashionistas will create designs that reflect their style. Learn the art of sketching designs, using accessories to mix and match and exploring various fabrics. Watch your designs come to life by designing, sewing** and draping on dolls and mannequins. Take home your portfolio of sketches, a doll with your designed yoga pant, a T-shirt, a tote bag, party dress, spring dress and more! *Outfits are designed to fit a doll (Doll provided in class). ** Involves sewing (No prior sewing experience necessary).

    4th - 6th Grade: Sewing 101: Whether you are a beginner in sewing or have been sewing, this sewing camp has something for everyone! Learn the mechanics of the sewing machine step by step and master basic sewing skills! Campers move on to challenging sewing projects, learn to create their own patterns or choose from our array of patterns, work with various types of fabric and have fun designing and sewing. Sew dresses, shrugs, tote bags, cell phone pouch, and many more to choose from.

    Skills Learned:
    • Basic to intermediate sewing skills
    • Learn to work with various fabrics
    • Design and creation
    • Sketching and draping

    Grades:
    • (Rising) 1st-3rd
    • (Rising) 4th-6th

    Location:
    • Chantilly - 1 week camp

    Camp Hours:
    • 9am - 4pm

    Extended Care Hours and Fees:
    • 8am - 9am ($30/wk)
    • 4pm - 5pm ($30/wk)

    Fees:
    • $190 for half day
    • $30 supply fee to be paid on the first day of the camp




    Mailing address: PO Box 223242, Chantilly, VA 20153-3242
    Phone: 703-463-9235   Fax: 707-248-0037     Email: littleeinsteinscience@gmail.com
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