Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials
Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans, and Dinosaurs. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
What should I bring to camp? Campers should bring healthy snacks, water bottle (please avoid sugary foods and drinks) and appropriate clothing and shoes for an active day. If you child is also participating in an afternoon camp, don’t forget to pack a healthy lunch. Your camper will spend some time outside so they should be prepared for the sun. Please apply sunscreen before camp and have them bring a sunhat. Labeling your child's belongings is always a great idea.
Note: We are a "Nut-Aware" campus - No food or related items containing nuts, tree nuts, and other related oils are permitted on campus. A complete list of items to avoid is available on request.
What should I NOT bring to camp? Everything your camper will need for their camp will be provided, please leave the electronics at home.
Lunch OptionCampers that are registered for both a morning and afternoon camp will stay with us for lunch at NO EXTRA CHARGE. Think of it as a custom full-day camp! Campers will eat in our shady picnic table area followed by free play on our playground that will make you wish you were a camper too.
Campers that are signed up for only a morning or afternoon camp may stay for lunch for an additional $10/day. In order to have proper staffing levels, campers will need to sign up for our "Lunch Option" prior to the start of camp.
Dates/Time: Monday-Friday, July 30 - August 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pmGrades/#: Ages 5-7 years old; minimum 8, maximum 25 studentsCost: $190Contact: Brie Laffey, 720-515-7309, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.play-well.org Location: 1st Grade Classroom
What are the goals of the summer camps?
Our Pre-Engineering summer camps are primarily focused on BUILDING techniques.
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.
Students are introduced to engineering terminology that they are encourage to use throughout the class when identifying pieces, posing questions, or assisting each other. Instructors circulate and assist the children in realizing their project goals.
When the participants have satisfied basic requirements of a project, they are encouraged to further explore engineering applications of the principles and construction methods by inspecting, testing, modifying, and rebuilding. At the end of each class session, students are expected to dismantle their projects and put away their materials.
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.
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!
What are some of the concepts covered in your summer camp?
Mackintosh Academy Boulder Summer Camp Cancellation Policy
Mack Boulder offers unique specialty camps on our amazing 23-acre campus. Because these classes are enrollment driven, we have the following cancellation policy:
To cancel your registration: Email email@example.com your full name, participant’s full name, camp that you are registered for, and the camp dates.
Please note: The cancellation policy for Renaissance Adventures is stated on their website and supersedes the cancellation policy stated above.
Mack Boulder reserves the right to cancel any summer specialty camp that does not meet minimum enrollment. Full refunds will be issued and you will be notified at least one week prior to the start date of camp.
Please note: Mack Boulder reserves the right to remove any student from the program if s/he displays any behavior that is harmful to others and/or disruptive to the camp. Under these circumstances, a refund would not be issued.
For campers that are signed up for only a morning or afternoon camp but would like to join us for lunch to extend their fun.
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