STEAM Youth Programs

When school is out, STEAM is in! More than just fun and games, our programs provide engaging and unique learning opportunities for students ages 8 to 12 (unless noted otherwise) on a college campus. Don’t miss out on these diverse, academic youth programs.

Summer 2018 Offerings

New! Manufacturing Camp For Kids
Get your gears turning this summer with this exciting camp for youth ages 12-14. Explore manufacturing and engineering career possibilities while participating in hands-on projects using 3D printing and other cutting edge technologies. Discover the inner workings of Tinkercad, SolidWorks, and more! Students will work in teams, visit manufacturing companies, and engage with guest speakers in the field.
Located at the Skokie Campus
July 30 - August 2 or August 6 - 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Printable Flyer for Manufacturing Camp (PDF)

To register for the Manufacturing Camp, click on the link above and submit the registration form on page 2.

To view other classes, click on the link below, view our classes on pages 1-2, and submit the registration form on pages 3-4.

Printable Flyer (PDF)

July - Located at Skokie and Des Plaines

New! 3D Printing with a Biology Focus
Learn the basics of 3D printing, study the mathematics in biological structures, and then collaboratively design and print a biological figure.
Monday - Thursday, 7/23 - 7/26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie
Monday - Thursday, 7/30 - 8/2, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines

New! Computer Programming with Arduino
Use a combination of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering skills to program with Arduino™– an exciting electrical engineering prototyping platform that explores electronics and how electronic circuits work.
Monday - Thursday, 7/23 - 7/26, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie
Monday - Thursday, 7/30 - 8/2, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines

New! Make Your First 2D Video Game (GameMaker)
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D plat-former game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
Monday - Thursday, 7/23 - 7/26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines
Monday - Thursday, 7/30 - 8/2, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie

New! Photoshop/YouTube Creations
After taking photos, learn to use filters, layers, color theory, and more. Later, discover how to cut and edit raw video including adding title pages, music, special effects and transitions, before posting your video on YouTube. Each student will need to bring to class each day a device with a built-in camera such as an iPad or smartphone and a USB cable to plug it into a computer.
Monday - Thursday, 7/23 - 7/26, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines
Monday - Thursday, 7/30 - 8/2, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie

View our flyer here.

Lunch is not provided.

To Register for a Summer 2018 Class:

Click on the link below, view our classes on pages 1-2, and submit the registration form on pages 3-4.

Registration Information (PDF)

Note: Please submit a separate registration form for each youth. For security reasons, registrations can not be submitted via e-mail.

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