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PlanetBravo's Techno-tainment Camps

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PlanetBravo's Techno-tainment Camps have provided kids and teens with the opportunity to enjoy summer fun while creating incredible tech projects for 17 summers. With 10 locations in Southern California and the Bay Area, campers enjoy a full week of a camp course for hundreds less than nationwide tech programs. From virtual reality and battle royale game design to drone programming and simple coding, any ability level is perfect for the courses at this camp. The staff is fun, friendly, and really knows how to make the learning meaningful and engaging. 

PlanetBravo has been featured on Netflix and PBS NewsHour and written about in Fortune magazine as an example of how tech can improve academics in schools. Learn more at www.planetbravo.com.

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BoomFTK Camp

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BoomFTK Camp provides a fun and educationally exciting environment that allows children to explore different STE(A)M-based themes every week through arts & craft projects, hands-on-experiments, and usage of FasTracKids' world-renowned teaching techniques and principles. Children will have a great time playing in the clean and safe 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art play area as they have fun, socialize, and learn all under one roof.

The FasTracKids program has been enriching children on Staten Island and worldwide in over 50 countries for close to 20 years. It offers children the ability to learn, explore, and socialize while still having fun. This paired with the incredibly clean and spacious play area at BoomKidz makes BoomFTK Camp a great choice for your children this summer.

The camp makes it easy for working parents with extended-day hours (7:30am-6:00pm daily). Hot lunches are also provided.

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Fashion Technology & Design Summer Camp

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ThunderLily Fashion Tech offers summer camps where young fashionistas and aspiring engineers fuse creativity with innovation as they explore the exciting world of wearable technology.

Students learn the actual techniques that are needed to be fashion designers and then use their creativity to solve real world dilemmas, working through iterative design cycles from concept to final prototype. In these summer courses, students delve into the four pillars of wearable tech—design, engineering, construction, and sustainability—learning conceptual design and how to refine their ideas. Students gain hands-on experience with pattern-drafting, sewing, and construction; learn how to program Arduinos; and explore the fundamentals of electrical engineering, prototyping, and choosing fabrics.

For their capstone project, students create a unique piece of wearable technology that improves the world around us.

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ARAS Pioneer Teens Art Program

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At the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) Pioneer Teens Art Program, high school students ages 14-17 can:

  • Discover art, symbols, and myths from all over the world
  • Create their own artwork inspired by universal symbols
  • Explore museums and galleries and meet working artists.

Pioneer Teens is a free two-week summer program for NYC teens. Please visit the website for a schedule, application deadline, and more information.

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Summer STEAM at Shady Hill School

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Summer STEAM is a multifaceted, child-centered summer program on the Shady Hill School campus. It features hands-on, project-based science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Students are encouraged to be curious about the world around them, question the limits of their knowledge, and identify and solve real-world problems.

Throughout their time on campus, students will:

  • Explore the world around them and think critically about what they see, know, and understand.
  • Connect and collaborate with friends as they work together to problem-solve and have fun.
  • Create new knowledge and show that learning through a variety interactive, innovative ways.

Each week has a unique theme that defines the learning and exploration. These themes, along with a schedule and more information, can be found on the school's website.

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LeapUp Learning - Camp

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LeapUp Learning is an afterschool learning center located on the Upper East Side near the 96th Street stop on the Q train. The newly renovated center holds lessons in five bright, spacious classrooms. LeapUp Learning offers a variety of programs, including Mandarin Chinese, debate, public speaking, and tutoring, to children of all ages. Mandarin Chinese classes are taught by teachers with advanced degrees in bilingual education. LeapUp Learning also provides one-on-one tutoring in various subjects and test prep for G&T, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, SAT, etc., as well as a Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp.

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Cradle of Aviation Museum & Education Center - Camps

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Join the Cradle for an energizing camp and museum experience that will introduce and inspire kids to learn more about STEAM. Led by museum educators, campers get to explore, interact, experiment, and create in an inspiring, one-of-a-kind atmosphere, engaging with exhibits, artifacts, and the planetarium. Choose from weekly summer camp sessions or school break camps. Campers look forward to returning year after year to meet up with friends from the close-knit groups. Sign up now to reserve your spot at one of the most affordable camps on Long Island. Themes include "To the Moon & Beyond" and "Super Science".

Parent testimonial: “We chose to return to the CoA camp because my kids were happy—they had fun and learned, and they loved being able to have access to all the museum exhibits.”

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Lycée Français de New York - French Immersion Summer Camp

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Children can enjoy an authentic taste of France and the French language in New York City during the summer at one of the most renowned bilingual schools in the world. Campers ages 3-10 join the Lycée from all over the world and feel at home being fully immersed in the French language program. No previous knowledge of French is required.

Young campers will:

  • Learn and discover French language through a variety of immersive activities
  • Practice sports to get their bodies moving and refine motor skills
  • Create art, music, puppets, cooking, and more
  • Conduct science experiments in the science laboratory
  • Practice theater to develop expressiveness, creative voice, and free movement.

Early drop-off and pick-up and a sibling discount are available. Please visit the website for a schedule and more information.

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