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 on a college campus. Don’t miss out on these diverse, academic youth programs.

Summer 2018 Offerings - Located at Skokie and Des Plaines

Printable Flyer (PDF)

Minecraft© Animators
Bring your favorite Minecraft® characters to life in an animated short film. Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies using techniques such as key framing, texturing, animating rigged 3D models, and more.
KID U07-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50137
KID U07-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50141
KID U07-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50142
KID U07-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50143

New! Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling
Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
KDE S05-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50144
KDE S05-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50145
KDE S05-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50146
KDE S05-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50147

New! App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App
The hottest new Apps are IO apps! Do you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io? If so, then you will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web IO. In this class, your team will design an original multiplayer experience.
KDE S17-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50148
KDE S17-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50149
KDE S17-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50150
KDE S17-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50151

New! ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®. Class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun.
KDE S29-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50152
KDE S29-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/4 - 6/7, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50153
KDE S29-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50154
KDE S29-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/11 - 6/14, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50155

New! Drone Adventures
Let the drone battles begin. In this hands on, interactive class, learn how to fly and drive drone robots. Working in teams code your drone to compete in missions that will prepare you for the ultimate challenge.
KDE S14-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50156
KDE S14-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50157
KDE S14-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50158
KDE S14-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50159

Minecraft Designers
Love the game Minecraft®? Learn to design your own characters and buildings for your games. Design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft® games.
KID U03-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50160
KID U03-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50161
KID U03-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50162
KID U03-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50163

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
Create your own virtual worlds, explore simulated environments, and craft memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the class, take home your VR headset to be used on your mobile device. Tuition includes cost of VR headset.
KDE S12-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $158 CRN 50164
KDE S12-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Des Plaines, $178 CRN 50165
KDE S12-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, EB $158 CRN 50166
KDE S12-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Skokie, $178 CRN 50167

New! Learn How to Program
Have you ever wondered what it is like to code your own solution to problems or create your own software program? Now is your chance. Various software languages will be used.
KDE S15-01, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, EB $139 CRN 50168
KDE S15-02, Monday - Thursday, 6/18 - 6/21, 1 - 4 p.m., Des Plaines, $159 CRN 50169
KDE S15-03, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, EB $139 CRN 50170
KDE S15-04, Monday - Thursday, 6/25 - 6/28, 1 - 4 p.m., Skokie, $159 CRN 50171

To see additional courses, 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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