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Period-1 9:00-10:25

002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist with a wild sense of invention, creativity, and humor. He drew complicated inventions, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation. In this class we will design and build wild and wacky machines (think of the game Mousetrap). Your own imagination and creativity are all you need to build a super Rube Goldberg machine. We will use every type of part imaginable to create our inventions: marble tracks, rubber bands, pipes, clay, levers and more!  Students leave with a machine of their own creation made from parts we have used all summer.   

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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle. Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.

  • Build an assortment of introductory rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of homemade bottle rockets
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rockets engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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011Multi-level Chess

Campers will learn to play chess for fun and mental agility. Chess is an excellent forum for competition and sportsmanship. Chess develops life skills including focus, reasoning, decision-making, and strategic thinking. It’s the king of games and the game of kings (and queens)!

Topics include:

  • Rules of Play
  • Understanding the Chessboard : Ranks, Files Diagonals
  • Pieces: Names /Values / Moves
  • Algebraic Notation: Reading and writing chess moves
  • Check / Checkmate / Stalemate
  • Attack / Capture / Defend
  • Special moves: Castling / Promotion / En passant
  • Basic Checkmates
  • Tactics: Pins / Forks / Double attacks
  • Full Game
  • Time, Space, Material
  • Solving Checkmate Problems

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016Warhammer Level I

Warhammer is a tabletop strategy game where you play as the general of an army. Warhammer takes the skill and strategy of chess and transforms it into a game of endless moves and possibilities. Here you will build and customize your very own army. Campers literally build their army, everything from gluing to painting is yours to control. Once your army is built, the world of Warhammer awaits your challenge! This is a multi – level class, beginners and advanced campers welcomed!

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026Strategic Computer Games

Do you like computer games? Did you ever wonder what the games you played were actually about? If the answer is yes, then this is the right class for you. We’ve assembled a collection of exciting strategic computer games that we think the kids will love and learn from. Some are largely popular and others are not widely known. These games are based on different themes in history, science, math and social studies. Campers will realize their connection to real life, historic, scientific, mathematical and historic themes showcased in these games. They will also learn critical thinking and problem solving skills through the use and analysis of these games.

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027Minecraft! What Will You Create?

Minecraft is a game about discovery. Discovering what’s beyond the horizon. Campers will explore new cave systems, projects others have created, and new features released into updates. Campers will be in an environment of like-minded people who share the same passion for Minecraft. Unexperienced players are welcomed and encouraged to join this class.

Campers will learn: architecture, electronics, sculpture, texturing, landscaping, action, photography, decorating, music, trading, storytelling, adventure and modding.

The game is being used to teach more than just computer skills. It easily lends itself to science, technology, engineering and math explorations. But beyond that, language teachers are strengthening communication skills, civics teachers are exploring how societies function, and history teachers are having their students recreate ancient civilizations.

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers will be given weekly projects or challenges in which they will design and test their own 3D printed creations. They will be learning how to use advance 3D design techniques such as multipart prints as well as moving parts. Campers should be have experience using 3D designing software, and be comfortable creating and printing their own designs.

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041Raspberry Pi is Delicious

Campers will get to work with their very own Rasperry Pi mini-computer, while learning the basics of the Linux operating system as it relates to the Pi. Projects may include making a video game console or hand-held unit, a small robot, a small server (Minecraft, anyone?), weather station, email notifier, or DIY tablet.

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044LEGO WEDO Robotics

LEGO® Education WEDO™ is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to transition from classes like LEGO® engineering to the Mindstorm classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO® building with programming. Campers will build a variety of models such as lions, soccer players, ferris wheels, centrifuges, cars, helicopters and cranes. After students have built the models they will write programs that control the model’s behavior. Campers will gain experience writing programs using sequential, loop and logic based structures in a Graphical User Interface environment, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights.

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046LEGO Robotics Mindstorms EV3

The newest and most advanced technology in LEGO® Robotics! Campers will use their previous skills learned during the LEGO® Mindstorms class to create and command robots that walk, talk, and think with all new sensors, such as the infrared sensor, which gives robots the ability to see and detect various objects. They can follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create Gyro Boy, Tank Bot, Puppy, Stair Climber as well as the massive Elephant! Campers will also have the opportunity to create personalized robots using their imagination in order to solve various missions and tasks. Campers have the chance to bring these robots to life and develop problem solving skills in an easy, intuitive, and icon-based programming interface which is based on the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide. The new and improved EV3 Intelligence brick even allows campers to control their robots directly by connecting them wirelessly to their phones and tablets!

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049Film Academy

Is your child interested in how to make movies that have the same qualities as Hollywood films do? In this class, campers will discover secrets of movie making through exploring the fundamentals of production by shooting, editing and producing their own videos and short films. Using GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, Apple computers, and award winning film production software, campers will unleash their creativity by learning new techniques from movie makers.

  • Campers will work as a team to develop a short movie script
  • Campers will rotate project roles (spending time as a director, camera operator or actor)
  • Campers will learn how to tell short stories through utilizing sound effects, and visual effect techniques(green screens)

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050Discover Camp Rock Band

Are you ready to rock? Discover Rock Band offers hands on stage experience to play in a band. Campers will improve performance skills, build self-confidence, meet other musicians and acquire valuable team building lessons that last long after camp is over. Campers can expect to learn how to properly use their gear, read music charts, find or create parts and (most importantly) obtain skills for being a positive, productive member in performance group. Live performances are encouraged and have become an exciting part of each day at Discover Camp.

  • Rock and Roll appreciation
  • Experience live on stage performances
  • Song selection, campers have input on which songs are performed.
  • Campers are challenged to learn songs in a band environment.
  • Interact and cooperate with other young musicians
  • Build self-confidence

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052Italian Cooking

Do you want to learn how to speak Italian and learn how to make amazing Italian meals? This is the course for you! Campers will be engaged in a range of activities conducted in Italian like playing games and preparing foods. Campers will learn how to communicate in Italian through vocabulary, phrases and expressions. Campers will participate in a hands on culinary class and learn how to make authentic Italian dishes. The lessons will be conducted in conversational Italian connecting the hands-on experiences with the language. Immersion is the most effective way of learning a language. EVEN Mr. Rich learned how to order a fried pizza with onions and mushrooms while in Italy and his children have been exposed to the Italian language. At the end of the session campers will get to go home with their very own Italian cookbook.

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0573D Wearable Art

3D Wearable Art is a unique, hands on program for children who love being creative. Students will explore exciting and fun techniques to produce one of a kind Wearable Art.

Our young creators will work with an array of fascinating mediums while developing the skills to construct designs in a 3-dimensional form. Students will explore mixed media, collage, and simple construction techniques. 

 If you love to draw, paint, construct and CREATE! Then you’ll love 3D Wearable Art!!

This class focuses on building strong visualization skills and encourages innovative thinking, hand eye coordination, problem solving with simple constructions and developing self-confidence through the world of art!      

Let’s take a look at some of our projects for 2017!

Upcycle jean purses, 3D animal wallets, rainbow UV reactive tie dye bracelets, design your own tablet case, jewelry making, fuzzy fleece pillows, back to school accessories, pencil cases, backpacks, hair accessories, splatter paint fringed t-shirts, reverse stenciled tote bags, cute emoji pillows and more!

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062Creative Sculptures

Here is a hands-on Clay class to construct art out of Polymer clay to design creatures you have always dreamt of. Some of the creatures can consist of monsters, fairies, goblins or any creature you have in mind! Some skills the students will be working on are enhancing creativity, sculpting, texturing and layering techniques.

This class will focus on skills including:

  • Dedication to an art piece
  • Creativity
  • Hand building techniques
  • Additive and subtractive sculpture

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073Introduction to Skateboarding

Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe, fun atmosphere. The skills campers will learn is pushing, carving, tic tac’s, kick-turns, stopping safely as well as basic skateboarding terminology. Campers will learn how to adjust their skateboards and use the ramps safely and correctly. Throughout intro to skateboarding advanced maneuvers will be taught such as the ollie and the kick flip as well as “dropping in” for campers who are ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding.

Bringing your own skateboard, helmet and pad set is recommended but you can also rent equipment. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed and helmets and wrist guards are mandatory.

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075Boys & Girls Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skills-based games and activities. Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness.

Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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076Boys & Girls Soccer

Discover Camp soccer focuses on the campers individual skills and works to improve those skills over 4 weeks through modeling, drills, games, and scrimmages. The professional staff made up of both men and women are all soccer players who are or have been part of high level soccer programs. If you love the game of soccer this is the class for you.

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077Golf

Do you want to learn how to play golf? Do you already play, but want to improve your game? If so, sign up for “Swing Like The Pros.” You will learn and explore ways to improve your grip, putting stroke, short game and drives. We will use the local driving range, which has a chipping green and mini golf, to practice all of our skills and find innovative ways to apply our lessons through fun, healthy competition.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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086Karate

Do you want to learn how to kick, punch and block? Then karate is the class for you! Campers will be learning many types of martial arts which include but are not limited to: Japanese Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Aikido and Kung Fu. Beyond the fun of learning karate, campers will learn discipline, integrity, respect and perseverance. Campers will receive one-on-one guidance throughout the session and will refine their skills in groups. As you gain belts you will increase strength, flexibility and endurance while also defining your technique and getting that much closer to becoming a black belt! We use Fusion Martial Arts facility, 5 minutes from camp.

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088Mini-4WD

Earn your Builder’s License in one of our longest running classes. Explore the exciting world of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD cars. These kits are not radio controlled but are assembled from about 40 components and raced against competitors on a special track. The key to this class is to make your car go as fast as possible without leaving this special race track. Mini-4WD is a very popular “sport” in Japan and California where events attract thousands of kids. Discover Camp is the only camp in the nation to be supported directly by Tamiya America.

  • Campers are introduced to the process of building from a kit
  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams, identify, and use tools properly
  • Identify components including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings, etc.
  • Changing variables to improve performance

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089Mini-Z (New campers)

Earn your Driver’s License and explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand they are loaded with tons of performance features. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Again changing variables is the major skill that we emphasize. By changing one variable at a time students tune their cars to perform at a higher level. Competition takes place on a specialized track that is changed according to the ability of the group. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the children learn to change. Discover Camp is the ONLY camp in the United States recognized and supported by KYOSHO AMERICA to run the Mini-Z program.

  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams
  • Identify and use tools properly
  • Identify components, including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings etc.
  • Alter variables to improve performance
  • Learn driving skills and racing techniques

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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Period-2 10:30-11:55

004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Advanced kits and instructions will be used in this class. This class is great for campers who have earned their launching license and are ready to take building to higher levels.

  • Build an assortment of advanced rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of advanced homemade bottle rockets
  • Modify rocket kits to make them “better”
  • Design and build custom rockets from parts
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the campers’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, size of the rockets engine, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry I to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Kits and instructions are not used in this class. Campers assemble their rockets using skills that they have gained from several years of rocketry experience. Even more rocket parts are provided to choose from. Over the weeks, campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately calculate launch variables and design creativity. We will also complete one flying project which will also build upon skills from all three levels. Prizes will be awarded in our design and launching competition.

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010FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

FPV racing is an exciting new sport that combines high-tech drones and high-speed racing.  

In this class you will learn about all of the parts needed to race fpv.  We will start off with a small ducted quadcopter and learn to fly.  After the basic skills are acquired, we will tear the drone apart and upgrade everything while adding a micro camera and transmitter.  We will then start to fly using goggles and we will only be able to see what the camera sees, that’s when the class gets really interesting.  This class will test your spatial awareness as well as your reflexes.  We will be setting up many different race courses that will even test someone with a lot of experience.

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011Multi-level Chess

Campers will learn to play chess for fun and mental agility. Chess is an excellent forum for competition and sportsmanship. Chess develops life skills including focus, reasoning, decision-making, and strategic thinking. It’s the king of games and the game of kings (and queens)!

Topics include:

  • Rules of Play
  • Understanding the Chessboard : Ranks, Files Diagonals
  • Pieces: Names /Values / Moves
  • Algebraic Notation: Reading and writing chess moves
  • Check / Checkmate / Stalemate
  • Attack / Capture / Defend
  • Special moves: Castling / Promotion / En passant
  • Basic Checkmates
  • Tactics: Pins / Forks / Double attacks
  • Full Game
  • Time, Space, Material
  • Solving Checkmate Problems

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018X-Wing

If you love strategy and Star Wars then this is the hobby for you! Control the most advanced star fighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of crafts, to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.

Students will learn:

  • Basic rules and strategies of the game
  • List building and game theory
  • Tactics which include measuring distances and angles, setting maneuvers and making attacks
  • Basic mathematics and probability

Students will receive all necessary tools and models to play. Additional pieces will be available for order at an additional fee.

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020Da Vinci Academy

Leonardo Da Vinci is known as one of the greatest inventors of all time.  Da Vinci earned the nickname, “Renaissance Man,” as he was highly skilled in the areas of science, human anatomy, painting (Mona Lisa), sculpting, and engineering.  Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions were the precursers to equipment we use today such as the helicopter, parachute, scuba gear, the tank, robots, and more.  In the Leonardo Da Vinci Academy, campers will explore the world of invention as they build their own models based on Da Vinci’s blueprints and original designs.   Each camper will build their own set of Da Vinci inspired kits based on his CODEX blueprints.

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028Computer Programming Using Minecraft

ComputerCraft is a modification for Minecraft that’s all about computer programming. It allows players to build in-game virtual computers and robots called, Turtles. In this class we will be writing programs using the LUA programming language. LUA is a powerful, fast and user friendly scripting language. The use of Turtles opens up a wide variety of new possibilities in Minecraft for automation and creativity. By automating the mining and crafting we will be able to build and fuel rockets in the Galacticraft mod-pack and leave earth, construct space stations, go to the Moon and Mars… This class will also introduce the programming language, HTML. Even though no prior experience is necessary this is definitely NOT for minecraft beginners.

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029BitCraft

Campers will use Litle Bits and Minecraft together to make wild creations that straddle the line between the real world and the virtual one!  Switches that are activated in the classroom affect the game world, and Minecraft Creepers can trigger traps that start Rube Goldberg-style contraptions within the classroom!  A great course for both Minecraft fans as well as electronic tinekerers!

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030DC Maker Space

Kids get a taste of a real makerspace in this class that combines art, science, math, technology, engineering, arts and math in fun creative ways-STEAM! We will design, build and innovate in this engaging class. We will have mini themes during the 4 week session some of which will include: cardboard arcade, squishy circuits, electric styrofoam boats, electric sculpture, air rocket design and launching, robotics and more. Last summer students ran their own electrified cardboard arcade games during recess as a culminating activity- the whole camp enjoyed the fun! No previous experience is necessary for any of these fun and challenging projects. This class is all about the joys of making and problem solving while having fun with others!

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033Laser Etching & Engraving

Laser engraving is a relatively new art form and as far as we know Discover Camp is the only camp to offer a class utilizing this technology. This class will combine children’s love of art and technology to create new and unique products that cannot be replicated with any other machine. We can cut, etch and engrave wood, metals, plastics, stone, glass, leather, paper, iPhones, etc. This class combines a love of design with the power of lasers and who doesn’t love lasers?

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045LEGO Robotics Mindstorms

Campers take the “NXT” step in this course of robotics. Campers explore the world of Robotics using the NXT platform. They will be introduced to different building techniques utilizing a variety of beams, gears, and pins. In addition, they will gain an understanding of the operation of a micro controller, a variety of sensors, and servo operation. Programming is introduced in a GUI (Graphical User Interface) environment. The robots commands are programmed on a PC and uploaded to the robots micro controller. The class concludes with the camper building a model of their choice, such as Robot Arm, A Battle-Tank, Electric Guitar, or Pinball Machine.

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049Film Academy

Is your child interested in how to make movies that have the same qualities as Hollywood films do? In this class, campers will discover secrets of movie making through exploring the fundamentals of production by shooting, editing and producing their own videos and short films. Using GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, Apple computers, and award winning film production software, campers will unleash their creativity by learning new techniques from movie makers.

  • Campers will work as a team to develop a short movie script
  • Campers will rotate project roles (spending time as a director, camera operator or actor)
  • Campers will learn how to tell short stories through utilizing sound effects, and visual effect techniques(green screens)

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050Discover Camp Rock Band

Are you ready to rock? Discover Rock Band offers hands on stage experience to play in a band. Campers will improve performance skills, build self-confidence, meet other musicians and acquire valuable team building lessons that last long after camp is over. Campers can expect to learn how to properly use their gear, read music charts, find or create parts and (most importantly) obtain skills for being a positive, productive member in performance group. Live performances are encouraged and have become an exciting part of each day at Discover Camp.

  • Rock and Roll appreciation
  • Experience live on stage performances
  • Song selection, campers have input on which songs are performed.
  • Campers are challenged to learn songs in a band environment.
  • Interact and cooperate with other young musicians
  • Build self-confidence

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051Educational Gaming

In this class, campers will play a variety of interactive and engaging games while also building skills in math, science and other content areas. In educational gaming, we take your average board games and relay races to the next level! While having fun, campers will be developing life skills such as good sportsmanship and cooperation, while also building on their skills in addition, subtraction, reasoning, problem solving and more!

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052Italian Cooking

Do you want to learn how to speak Italian and learn how to make amazing Italian meals? This is the course for you! Campers will be engaged in a range of activities conducted in Italian like playing games and preparing foods. Campers will learn how to communicate in Italian through vocabulary, phrases and expressions. Campers will participate in a hands on culinary class and learn how to make authentic Italian dishes. The lessons will be conducted in conversational Italian connecting the hands-on experiences with the language. Immersion is the most effective way of learning a language. EVEN Mr. Rich learned how to order a fried pizza with onions and mushrooms while in Italy and his children have been exposed to the Italian language. At the end of the session campers will get to go home with their very own Italian cookbook.

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055Jewelry Making and More…

What could be fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? This hands-on opportunity provides students with an understanding and working knowledge of jewelry artistry. Children will discover the wonders of jewelry design by using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, semi-precious stones and exotic beads from all over the world.

Students will learn basic Jewelry Making techniques such as wire working, mixed media, bead stringing, clay and more! In addition, children will learn the proper use and control of tools used throughout the jewelry industry.

Our focus is encouraging children to be innovative and creative in this relaxed, yet exciting environment! All projects are age appropriate.

Here’s a look at some of our projects for 2017: 

Beautiful silver charm bracelets, Colorful beaded chokers, Starfish & Pearl mirror compacts, jeweled crystal keepsake boxes, Hair accessories, clay mini treats including donuts, cookies, ice-cream and M&M’s, Tie dye accessories with glow in the dark effects. Cute animal charms, for necklaces, backpacks,  and more!

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056Jewelry Making II - Wearable Art & Beyond

Get ready to learn new techniques and the chance to work with the most EXCITING materials you can imagine! Children will work with semi-precious stones, real Austrian Crystal, bright colored turquoise and beautiful cloisonné beads with real gold accents. In addition, students will work with fun silver charms and an array of whimsical items. In addition, rose, cherry and green quartz of all shapes and sizes will be brought back for 2017.  

Students taking part in this class begin learning the basics of jewelry making. More advanced techniques are acquired throughout the program. Additionally, children will learn how to use tools and components used throughout the jewelry industry.  From beginners to advanced, everyone is encouraged to be INOVATIVE and CREATIVE thinkers! 

Whether you’re taking Jewelry Making for the very first time or you just can’t wait to take it again, this is the perfect class for you! 

Check out some of the exciting projects for 2017!

Tech accessories, amazing realistic miniatures in clay, flowers, cupcakes, donuts, M&M’S, animals and more! Seed bead necklaces and bracelets, shell & island flowers, beaded earrings, feather and chain hair accessories, multi chain statement jewelry, trendy ankle bracelets and home decor items for your bedroom!

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061Study The Masters

Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques is an art appreciation course created for individuals without any artistic background. This class will introduce various art movements, artists, and their artwork. It will also teach true hands-on arts techniques while you discover your own creativity. In Study of the masters students will get to understand where art has come from and why it has shaped the world we know today. Students will get their hands dirty and learn how to paint, draw, construct like artists of yesterday and how to recreate their art work like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Keith Herring, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Learn about artist and follow their techniques to create art in 2d and 3d.

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074Advanced Skateboarding

This class is designed for returning campers or campers with skateboarding experience. Campers will be focusing on enhancing their skateboarding skills in a safe and progressive atmosphere. More challenging tricks and ramp maneuvers will be taught.

Bringing your own skateboard, helmet and pad set is recommended but you can also rent equipment from Jay. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed and helmets and wrist guards are mandatory.

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075Boys & Girls Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skills-based games and activities. Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness.

Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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076Boys & Girls Soccer

Discover Camp soccer focuses on the campers individual skills and works to improve those skills over 4 weeks through modeling, drills, games, and scrimmages. The professional staff made up of both men and women are all soccer players who are or have been part of high level soccer programs. If you love the game of soccer this is the class for you.

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077Golf

Do you want to learn how to play golf? Do you already play, but want to improve your game? If so, sign up for “Swing Like The Pros.” You will learn and explore ways to improve your grip, putting stroke, short game and drives. We will use the local driving range, which has a chipping green and mini golf, to practice all of our skills and find innovative ways to apply our lessons through fun, healthy competition.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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086Karate

Do you want to learn how to kick, punch and block? Then karate is the class for you! Campers will be learning many types of martial arts which include but are not limited to: Japanese Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Aikido and Kung Fu. Beyond the fun of learning karate, campers will learn discipline, integrity, respect and perseverance. Campers will receive one-on-one guidance throughout the session and will refine their skills in groups. As you gain belts you will increase strength, flexibility and endurance while also defining your technique and getting that much closer to becoming a black belt! We use Fusion Martial Arts facility, 5 minutes from camp.

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087Tennis

Taught at Solaris Sport & Racquet Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the game
  • Parts of the court & racquet and tennis scoring
  • Seven basic strokes - Serve, ground-stroke, approach shot, volley, overhead, drop shot and lob
  • Introduction to rally skills

All using fun games and contests to reinforce skills, cooperation and sportsmanship.

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088Mini-4WD

Earn your Builder’s License in one of our longest running classes. Explore the exciting world of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD cars. These kits are not radio controlled but are assembled from about 40 components and raced against competitors on a special track. The key to this class is to make your car go as fast as possible without leaving this special race track. Mini-4WD is a very popular “sport” in Japan and California where events attract thousands of kids. Discover Camp is the only camp in the nation to be supported directly by Tamiya America.

  • Campers are introduced to the process of building from a kit
  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams, identify, and use tools properly
  • Identify components including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings, etc.
  • Changing variables to improve performance

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089Mini-Z (New campers)

Earn your Driver’s License and explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand they are loaded with tons of performance features. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Again changing variables is the major skill that we emphasize. By changing one variable at a time students tune their cars to perform at a higher level. Competition takes place on a specialized track that is changed according to the ability of the group. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the children learn to change. Discover Camp is the ONLY camp in the United States recognized and supported by KYOSHO AMERICA to run the Mini-Z program.

  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams
  • Identify and use tools properly
  • Identify components, including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings etc.
  • Alter variables to improve performance
  • Learn driving skills and racing techniques

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist with a wild sense of invention, creativity, and humor. He drew complicated inventions, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation. In this class we will design and build wild and wacky machines (think of the game Mousetrap). Your own imagination and creativity are all you need to build a super Rube Goldberg machine. We will use every type of part imaginable to create our inventions: marble tracks, rubber bands, pipes, clay, levers and more!  Students leave with a machine of their own creation made from parts we have used all summer.   

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004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Advanced kits and instructions will be used in this class. This class is great for campers who have earned their launching license and are ready to take building to higher levels.

  • Build an assortment of advanced rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of advanced homemade bottle rockets
  • Modify rocket kits to make them “better”
  • Design and build custom rockets from parts
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the campers’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, size of the rockets engine, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry I to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Kits and instructions are not used in this class. Campers assemble their rockets using skills that they have gained from several years of rocketry experience. Even more rocket parts are provided to choose from. Over the weeks, campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately calculate launch variables and design creativity. We will also complete one flying project which will also build upon skills from all three levels. Prizes will be awarded in our design and launching competition.

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006Introduction to Aeronautics

Enter the world of the Wright Brothers!  Wilbur & Orville used free-flight gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight.  In this hands-on class you will do the same by building and flying gliders & rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height.  Use your new skills to explore the basic principles of flight and what makes a good flyer.  Learn just as the Wright Brothers did with an added emphasis on creativity.


A variety of glider and rubber powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits. These aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height.  We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again.


Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principals are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  Flying is done indoors and outdoors. Competitions are used to motivate and push learning and experimentation.  Tool safety and craftsmanship are emphasized throughout.

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017Warhammer Level II

This Warhammer class is designed for returning campers who already have Warhammer armies. Warhammer Level II focuses on army design, advanced painting, learning the rules of play, strategies of defense, attacks, and probability. This is a multi – level class. Campers also will be able to order additional pieces for an additional fee.

*Pre-requisite Warhammer Level I

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019Siege Machines

Siege machines have been used since the days of Alexander the Great. Long before modern weaponry there were siege machines such as catapults, battering rams, and trebuchets. Siege machines were designed to break or go over city walls. These machines used mechanical energy to launch large projectiles to batter down stone walls or destroy what was inside the walls. Campers will put a modern spin on these machines by creating their own. Campers will also learn about the science and dynamics of how this technology were used and incorporated into history. Campers will build and test out catapults, trebuchets, and more.

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021DC Engineers

Interested in problem solving, science, technology, engineering and math? DC Engineers is the class for you. This is a STEM class that appeals to campers of all interests and learning styles. Campers will participate in open-ended activities that will engage inquisitive nature to complete multi-step challenges. Learning will take place through trial & error. Campers will apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts to the real world while having fun!.

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022App Genius

Ever wonder how apps are created or have a great idea for an app game? Our App Genius course will guide campers through the process of planning, creating, and testing a game that can be played on computers or smart phones. The program used is completely “drag and drop” and requires no coding at all, but still teaches campers the basics of program design.

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023Hands On with Sketchup

This class is designed to familiarize campers with the aspects of 3-Dimenstion design through Google SketchUp. Campers complete a collection of exercises and projects, which will have them creating nearly anything they can imagine. Campers work individually and collaborate with peers as they combine completed products to complete group projects.

  • 3D Project list:
  • Chair
  • Table
  • Dog house
  • Two floor bedroom
  • Dream house
  • Key chain

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027Minecraft! What Will You Create?

Minecraft is a game about discovery. Discovering what’s beyond the horizon. Campers will explore new cave systems, projects others have created, and new features released into updates. Campers will be in an environment of like-minded people who share the same passion for Minecraft. Unexperienced players are welcomed and encouraged to join this class.

Campers will learn: architecture, electronics, sculpture, texturing, landscaping, action, photography, decorating, music, trading, storytelling, adventure and modding.

The game is being used to teach more than just computer skills. It easily lends itself to science, technology, engineering and math explorations. But beyond that, language teachers are strengthening communication skills, civics teachers are exploring how societies function, and history teachers are having their students recreate ancient civilizations.

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers will be given weekly projects or challenges in which they will design and test their own 3D printed creations. They will be learning how to use advance 3D design techniques such as multipart prints as well as moving parts. Campers should be have experience using 3D designing software, and be comfortable creating and printing their own designs.

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035Electronic Game Construction

In this class campers will construct a handheld video game based on classics such as Breakout, Tetris, Frogger and Snake. Students will learn to identify and describe the function of basic electronic components. Campers will be able to properly place and solder these components into printed circuit boards. Elements of programming may be introduced. At the conclusion of the class campers will have an individually constructed hand held game system of professional quality.

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039Art & Circuits

This class will combine art and circuitry to make sculptures that move, paintings that make sounds, clothes that light up, and other works of art that come to life. The littleBits circuit building kit will be used to provide the motion, light, timing, and sound for the art projects. The littleBits circuits are simple to build and quick to learn, requiring no previous circuit building experience.

Campers will learn to:

  • Build using instructions
  • Use timing to trigger circuit effects such as sound and light at set intervals
  • Use art tools including drills, hammers, wire cutters, clay, paper mache, and plaster to name a few
  • Interpret diagrams
  • Create art using skills including creativity, confidence, problem solving, focus, nonverbal communication, and collaboration.

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041Wonderful Wired Wearables

This course is designed for campers who want to use small electronic micro-controllers to accentuate clothing and accessories.  Do you want to make a coat with running LED lights?  How about a bag with a changing color pattern, like Neopixells?  Have you ever wanted to work with electroluminescent wire? Maybe you just want to learn how to make the eyes light up on Halloween-style masks to create your own!  This course will include the usual coding and electronics skills that an Arduino class might, plus some basic sowing skills and a whole heap of imagination!

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053Food Network

Does your child love to cook or bake? In the Food Network, children will work together to make yummy and creative foods, as well as simple snacks they can prepare at their own at home. Table manners, kitchen safety, and cleanliness are reinforced each class, along with essential cooking skills like mixing, chopping, grating, stirring, whisking, and more. Children will learn how to follow a recipe, while integrating the basic math skills essential to cooking such as measuring ingredients and converting between measurements, working with fractions, doubling a recipe for larger parties and keeping time while cooking. Each young chef will also receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session so they can share their favorites with friends and family!

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055Jewelry Making and More…

What could be fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? This hands-on opportunity provides students with an understanding and working knowledge of jewelry artistry. Children will discover the wonders of jewelry design by using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, semi-precious stones and exotic beads from all over the world.

Students will learn basic Jewelry Making techniques such as wire working, mixed media, bead stringing, clay and more! In addition, children will learn the proper use and control of tools used throughout the jewelry industry.

Our focus is encouraging children to be innovative and creative in this relaxed, yet exciting environment! All projects are age appropriate.

Here’s a look at some of our projects for 2017: 

Beautiful silver charm bracelets, Colorful beaded chokers, Starfish & Pearl mirror compacts, jeweled crystal keepsake boxes, Hair accessories, clay mini treats including donuts, cookies, ice-cream and M&M’s, Tie dye accessories with glow in the dark effects. Cute animal charms, for necklaces, backpacks,  and more!

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056Jewelry Making II - Wearable Art & Beyond

Get ready to learn new techniques and the chance to work with the most EXCITING materials you can imagine! Children will work with semi-precious stones, real Austrian Crystal, bright colored turquoise and beautiful cloisonné beads with real gold accents. In addition, students will work with fun silver charms and an array of whimsical items. In addition, rose, cherry and green quartz of all shapes and sizes will be brought back for 2017.  

Students taking part in this class begin learning the basics of jewelry making. More advanced techniques are acquired throughout the program. Additionally, children will learn how to use tools and components used throughout the jewelry industry.  From beginners to advanced, everyone is encouraged to be INOVATIVE and CREATIVE thinkers! 

Whether you’re taking Jewelry Making for the very first time or you just can’t wait to take it again, this is the perfect class for you! 

Check out some of the exciting projects for 2017!

Tech accessories, amazing realistic miniatures in clay, flowers, cupcakes, donuts, M&M’S, animals and more! Seed bead necklaces and bracelets, shell & island flowers, beaded earrings, feather and chain hair accessories, multi chain statement jewelry, trendy ankle bracelets and home decor items for your bedroom!

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068Standard Board

Standard boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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069Custom Standard Board

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with standard trucks and wheels to be used on ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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070Cruiser

Cruisers aren’t made for tricks. They have bigger softer wheels for a much smoother ride.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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071Custom Cruiser

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with cruiser truck and big soft wheels for a smooth ride with extra style.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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072Longboard

A longboard is very much like a surfboard or snowboard with wheels. It is used for cruising, downhill racing, slalom racing, sliding, and/or transport.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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080Boys & Girls Lacrosse

Campers will develop skills in ball handling, shooting, passing, and game-play tactics in fun-filled outdoor play. Campers will gain a better understanding of game rules and player positions (goalie, defenders, mid-fielders, attackers) and will practice game-rules and skill development in intramural scrimmage play and through games and activities like Fireball, Monkey in the Middle, Steal the Bacon, and 5, 10, 15, 20. Most importantly, lacrosse will be fun and exciting! Campers of all abilities are welcome, and will come away with a new or greater love for lacrosse. They are sure to feel a sense of camaraderie with their teammates as they work towards a shared purpose. Lacrosse gloves and sticks required.

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081Floor Hockey

Looking for the speed and excitement of hockey but never learned how to skate? Want to master stick handling, puck control, and shooting while having a blast with your friends? Sign up for floor hockey with coach Benveniste to make the most of your athletic summer. Campers will immerse themselves in the overall rules and strategies of hockey while engaging in 3 on 3 tournaments, All-Star skills competition, and conditioning. The last week will culminate in a Stanley Cup Style Playoff event.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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083Indoor Rock Climbing (Beginners)

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

A Discover Camp counselor (who works at The Cliffs) will assist on the climbing experts with instruction. If you’ve never seen The Cliffs’ Facility, it is absolutely breathtaking. The Cliffs’ is 5 minutes away from camp.

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084Indoor Rock Climbing (Advance or Returning campers

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

This class is designed for returning campers who have partcipated in rock climbing previously. Campers will take their rock climbing skills to the next level on more advance obstacles and challenges.

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085Gymnastics

This class is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basic fundamentals and skills of gymnastics and acrobatics. This is a multi-level class taught at Westchester Gymnastics.

Campers will learn:

  • Forward and backward rolls
  • Back-bends
  • Back-walkovers
  • Cartwheels
  • Round-offs
  • Standing Back Handsprings and more

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087Tennis

Taught at Solaris Sport & Racquet Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the game
  • Parts of the court & racquet and tennis scoring
  • Seven basic strokes - Serve, ground-stroke, approach shot, volley, overhead, drop shot and lob
  • Introduction to rally skills

All using fun games and contests to reinforce skills, cooperation and sportsmanship.

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090Mini-Z (Returning campers that have a mini-z car)

Enrollment is strictly limited in this class. This class is designed for returning Mini-Z enthusiasts. Campers will explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Campers must have a Mini-Z already and must have taken the Mini-Z class in the past. Campers are given a “budget” to spend on upgrade parts and repairs. The attraction to this class is the wheel to wheel racing that takes place. Campers share upgrade tricks and then modify their cars with the new parts that they purchase. Campers are encouraged to develop independence by repairing and modifying their own cars under the supervision of Mr. Litchfield and Mr. Perry

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Kitchen Science

Discover your inner scientist! In our kitchen science lab, kids will work together to explore forces, matter, the five senses and much more. In doing so they will learn how to conduct experiments just as real scientists do, by making and testing their predictions through fun and wacky science experiments. Discover something new- time to be a scientist!

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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle. Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.

  • Build an assortment of introductory rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of homemade bottle rockets
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rockets engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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007Ultra Light Aircraft

The Ultra Light airplane model is an indoor, outdoor (calm weather only) RC plane.  Pre-installed LED lights, modular design (that makes replacement of broken parts quicker), elevator, rudder and throttle provide true 3-channel flight and maneuverability.  A very popular choice and great first radio controlled plane.

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008Fixed Wing Aircraft

The Fixed Wing airplane boasts a remarkably compact design and slow-flying capabilities perfect for outdoor fun on a calm day or flying in the gym. Weighing less than an 2 ounces, seasoned pilots will be able to handle this sleek micro flyer with ease and confidence, while those new to micro will be given a unique RC learning experience.

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009Quadcopters

Drones have become the most popular choice of all aircraft offerings. After extensive testing, the best flying, hobby grade compact drone has been selected by Discover Camp. Our select Drone is small enough to be flown indoors yet powerful enough to be used outdoors, weather permitting. Campers will learn how drones work, how to fly safely and repair them.


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012Pokemon Level I

Pokémon trainers get ready! In this league trainers will battle, collect, and trade their cards to win prizes and badges. Prizes include booster packs, theme decks and more. Trainers have the opportunity to become Pokémon masters and challenge the gym leader of the camp.   Campers will learn math skills like probability, subtraction, addition, and multiplication while participating in these exciting card games. Your adventure awaits!

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013Pokemon Level II

This Pokémon League class is designed for returning campers who have already taken Pokémon League I and have their own starter deck. Campers will receive more booster packs to bolster their already formidable collection. This advanced class focuses on deck building, strategy, and tactics.

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024Scratch

Scratch, a programming language developed by the MIT media lab, makes it easy to create interactive stories, games, animation, music and art, and to share these creations on the web. As students create and share projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Students will also learn about circuitry when they experiement with MaKey MaKey external circuit board to create inactive art. In this class we will create interactive games, animations with dialog, interactive art and more! Scratch is a true beginning programming language that is not only fun, but a bridge to later coding such as Arduino and Java.

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025Survey Of Programming Languages

This course will introduce campers to a variety of programming languages with different applications. Primary focus will be on Javascript, HTML, CSS, & Python. The course is geared for beginners--no prior experience is necessary or expected. Additional projects with app development for Android devices as well as some basic video game design principles are available for more advanced campers. Students will begin each week with a new language and scripted activities but will end up writing their own code by the end of the week.

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028Computer Programming Using Minecraft

ComputerCraft is a modification for Minecraft that’s all about computer programming. It allows players to build in-game virtual computers and robots called, Turtles. In this class we will be writing programs using the LUA programming language. LUA is a powerful, fast and user friendly scripting language. The use of Turtles opens up a wide variety of new possibilities in Minecraft for automation and creativity. By automating the mining and crafting we will be able to build and fuel rockets in the Galacticraft mod-pack and leave earth, construct space stations, go to the Moon and Mars… This class will also introduce the programming language, HTML. Even though no prior experience is necessary this is definitely NOT for minecraft beginners.

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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033Laser Etching & Engraving

Laser engraving is a relatively new art form and as far as we know Discover Camp is the only camp to offer a class utilizing this technology. This class will combine children’s love of art and technology to create new and unique products that cannot be replicated with any other machine. We can cut, etch and engrave wood, metals, plastics, stone, glass, leather, paper, iPhones, etc. This class combines a love of design with the power of lasers and who doesn’t love lasers?

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034Build Your Own PC

Campers will build a personal computer from individual components. Building a personal computer includes knowledge of all hardware and software in a functioning computer. All of the components and information will be introduced to the campers by instructional lectures, Power Point slides, videos, and finally by physically installing each component into the system unit.

Campers:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of 21st Century computer software and hardware
  • Understand how to effectively use and make the most of software and hardware
  • Effectively research, compare and contrast software and hardware
  • Benchmark computer performance based on hardware upgrades
  • Produce a fully functioning computer
  • Maintain computers performance by utilizing disk clean up, Windows updates, disk defragmenter, and Windows defender

Material fee includes computer case, motherboard, CPU, hard drive, ram, cooling fan, power supply, operating system (Windows 10), mouse and keyboard. The monitor is not included. Additional computer upgrades including monitors are available at an additional fee.

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043All About Arduino

This program will introduce children to Arduino, an inexpensive, open-source platform that combines electronics and some lite TEXT-BASED programming to create individual DIY-style projects. Possible creations with this microcontroller include (but are not limited to): alarm clocks, distance detectors, theremins, universal remote controls, simple robots, mini-tanks, & changing LED displays. Course Fees include an Arduino Board for each camper to take home and cover some of the remaining materials that might be connected to the board.

Campers will start of with basic projects and learn simple electronics and coding while the last 2 weeks will be dedicated to more personal projects developed by the campers themselves. Both beginners and experienced enthusiasts are encouraged to enroll as the class will have different activity tracks with varying levels of difficulty so that everyone will have something fun and new to create.

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047LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Advance

This class is an extension of LEGO® Robotics where campers will team up to complete various objectives. They will have to work together to design sky carts that can pick up or drop off cargo or design autonomous and semi autonomous robots that can navigate through diverse obstacle courses! Advanced building techniques are introduced and campers build more sophisticated robots that utilize multiple sensors such as the color, infrared and gyro sensor. This is a vigorous and engaging class, which is sure to capture the imagination of any camper. This class is designed for campers who have advance background with EV3 or NXT. Campers will be introduced to similar challenges present in the First Lego League (FLL) competitions. 

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048Stop Motion

In stop motion campers bring their LEGOs, clay, chalk drawing and much more to life as they explore the world of stop motion photography. NEW this summer minecraft and star wars stop motion kit. Stop motion animation allows the photographer to tell a story. This style of photography makes a physically manipulated object appear on its own. In stop motion, campers will have the opportunity to make their own movies, and also recreate scenes from their favorite movies like Star Wars. Campers will experience the basics of stop-motion animation using digital cameras, iPads, and their imaginations to bring their ideas (and LEGOs) to life. Also integrated into this class is a slow motion videography component using equipment that can capture up to 1200 fps (frames per second). In this part of the class we will explore the fun and exciting world of high speed cameras. Using such cameras will allow us to break down and analyze various scientific actions and reactions. Campers will be able to slow down time and learn exactly how things work and why they work that way. We’ll explore some great apps that make simple stop motion available to anyone. Even the new iPhone 6 and GoPro Hero are capable of some impressive slo mo shots shooting 240 fps.

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054Food Network - World Tour

This diverse culinary experience allows kids to take a tour of the world and learn about new cultures while cooking specialties from countries such as France, Belgium, Japan, China, Italy, Greece, Poland and Mexico. Kids will try new foods, share interesting facts about each country, as well as utilize and improve their kitchen safety and math skills. As our young chefs follow international kid-friendly recipes, they will be mixing, chopping, stirring and whisking together ingredients they measured to prepare a meal large enough for everyone to try. Who knew math could be so delicious? Each World Chef will also receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session so they can share their favorites with friends and family!

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059Shine

Create! Imagine! Discover and DREAM! What is SHINE? Imagine a world where you can CREATE One of a kind items, just from using your imagination! Shine is innovative, fascinating, fun and totally Hands On! What’s even better, SHINE is a collection of the most popular kid tested projects from over a half a dozen programs. Students taking part in this class will explore various mediums and learn fun crafting techniques. Kids will explore new concepts including the power of color, contour, shape dimension and form. All projects will be original and unique using an array of FASCINATING materials that truly excite the IMAGINATION! Projects include: Mini “live” Terrarium Jewelry. Amazing Air Plant Creations! Learn about these unusual little plants that grow without soil! Fire fly Glow Jars! Create a Mini World with glass bottle charms! Fuzzy fleece pillows! Solar powered Beach lanterns! Water Dream Globes Panda’s, Puppies, Forest Animals and more! Floating Flower Glow jars! Miniature Kawaii (Japanese for Cute) animals and more! Have fun creating dazzling perfume bottles and Mirror Compacts! Candy Jars! Keep them for yourself or give to a special friend!

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063Brush It Up

Feel that inner artist need to create? Love the idea of learning how to use texture  to paint a sunflowers like Vincent Van Gogh? How to paint a landscape using strong value to bring your painting to life? Do you want to learn proper techniques on how to paint and draw? This painting class will have you open your eyes to color theory, how to mix paint, and become comfortable in the art studio and familiarize themselves with tools and materials. In this class the student will be able to : 

• Strengthen self-disciple

• Develop perceptions and expression

•Observe, research, and learn from the work of other artists

• Explore the painting genres of still life, figure and landscapes

•Develop and enhance know-how in vocabulary of an artist.

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068Standard Board

Standard boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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069Custom Standard Board

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with standard trucks and wheels to be used on ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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070Cruiser

Cruisers aren’t made for tricks. They have bigger softer wheels for a much smoother ride.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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071Custom Cruiser

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with cruiser truck and big soft wheels for a smooth ride with extra style.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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072Longboard

A longboard is very much like a surfboard or snowboard with wheels. It is used for cruising, downhill racing, slalom racing, sliding, and/or transport.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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078Baseball

Utilizing our philosophy of small group instruction we will concentrate on building skills, sportsmanship, cooperation and game knowledge. Campers will participate in various drills, exercises and scrimmages to develop their skills. A focus on individualized instruction will be emphasized to ensure each camper learns at their own rate.

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079Multi-Sports

Campers will participate in three sports throughout the session: Flag Football, Flag Rugby, and Ultimate Frisbee.

In this course campers will develop their athletic skills in catching, throwing, agility, and game-play strategy. All sports are non-contact and will be great for campers of all levels. Campers will learn the game rules while also participating in drills that will prepare them for fun, cooperative intra-team play. We will focus on each sport for approximately one and a half weeks throughout the session. Your child will love the sense of team that we will develop throughout the session and the enjoyment that comes with playing sports with friends.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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083Indoor Rock Climbing (Beginners)

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

A Discover Camp counselor (who works at The Cliffs) will assist on the climbing experts with instruction. If you’ve never seen The Cliffs’ Facility, it is absolutely breathtaking. The Cliffs’ is 5 minutes away from camp.

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084Indoor Rock Climbing (Advance or Returning campers

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

This class is designed for returning campers who have partcipated in rock climbing previously. Campers will take their rock climbing skills to the next level on more advance obstacles and challenges.

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085Gymnastics

This class is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basic fundamentals and skills of gymnastics and acrobatics. This is a multi-level class taught at Westchester Gymnastics.

Campers will learn:

  • Forward and backward rolls
  • Back-bends
  • Back-walkovers
  • Cartwheels
  • Round-offs
  • Standing Back Handsprings and more

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091RC Racing

This course is the first opportunity for campers to learn to drive both indoors and outdoors! The 1/18th scale LaTrax RC series will be used and is included with the materials fee. The importance of controlling speed and maneuvering while learning basic maintenance, terminology, and racing techniques will be the major focus. This class is great for those who have taken Mini 4WD or Mini-Z but aren’t quite ready for Racing Academy.

Class includes: LaTrax kit, spare clear body, paint, ball bearing upgrade, extra battery, aluminum driveshaft front and rear, and upgraded ac/dc charger

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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Closed ClassDiscover Camp 2017 Daily Schedule Session IIChoose one class from each columnAlmost Closed

Period-1 9:00-10:25

003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle. Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.

  • Build an assortment of introductory rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of homemade bottle rockets
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rockets engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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011Multi-level Chess

Campers will learn to play chess for fun and mental agility. Chess is an excellent forum for competition and sportsmanship. Chess develops life skills including focus, reasoning, decision-making, and strategic thinking. It’s the king of games and the game of kings (and queens)!

Topics include:

  • Rules of Play
  • Understanding the Chessboard : Ranks, Files Diagonals
  • Pieces: Names /Values / Moves
  • Algebraic Notation: Reading and writing chess moves
  • Check / Checkmate / Stalemate
  • Attack / Capture / Defend
  • Special moves: Castling / Promotion / En passant
  • Basic Checkmates
  • Tactics: Pins / Forks / Double attacks
  • Full Game
  • Time, Space, Material
  • Solving Checkmate Problems

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013Dungeons & Dragons Level I

D&D is an imaginative, social experience that engages players in a rich fantasy world filled with larger-than-life heroes, deadly monsters, and diverse settings. There are a great many reasons to share D&D with kids. Besides being just the kind of imaginative play that kids naturally engage in, Dungeons & Dragons develops an array of essential educational skills, including:

  • Math, reading, and writing skills
  • Cooperation and leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Creative thinking

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015Dungeons & Dragons Level II

This Dungeons & Dragons class is designed for returning campers who already have experience playing Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. This advanced class focuses on character design, leveling up, and advanced rules and tactics. Campers will further develop an array of essential educational skills, including:

  • Math, reading, and writing skills
  • Cooperation and leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Creative thinking

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026Strategic Computer Games

Do you like computer games? Did you ever wonder what the games you played were actually about? If the answer is yes, then this is the right class for you. We’ve assembled a collection of exciting strategic computer games that we think the kids will love and learn from. Some are largely popular and others are not widely known. These games are based on different themes in history, science, math and social studies. Campers will realize their connection to real life, historic, scientific, mathematical and historic themes showcased in these games. They will also learn critical thinking and problem solving skills through the use and analysis of these games.

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027Minecraft! What Will You Create?

Minecraft is a game about discovery. Discovering what’s beyond the horizon. Campers will explore new cave systems, projects others have created, and new features released into updates. Campers will be in an environment of like-minded people who share the same passion for Minecraft. Unexperienced players are welcomed and encouraged to join this class.

Campers will learn: architecture, electronics, sculpture, texturing, landscaping, action, photography, decorating, music, trading, storytelling, adventure and modding.

The game is being used to teach more than just computer skills. It easily lends itself to science, technology, engineering and math explorations. But beyond that, language teachers are strengthening communication skills, civics teachers are exploring how societies function, and history teachers are having their students recreate ancient civilizations.

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers will be given weekly projects or challenges in which they will design and test their own 3D printed creations. They will be learning how to use advance 3D design techniques such as multipart prints as well as moving parts. Campers should be have experience using 3D designing software, and be comfortable creating and printing their own designs.

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038Soldering Circuits

Campers will build several working circuits using soldering. Circuits will include a light sensor circuit, siren circuit, a working FM radio, and more. No prior soldering experience is necessary, but campers must have patience when learning how to solder properly and safely. The first project will have blinking lights and a siren, and is intended to teach the participants about basic components such as resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits. It is also used to teach soldering skills such as how to properly hold the solder and the iron, how to avoid solder bridges, and correct polarity of components. The projects that follow the practice circuit are more challenging – the FM radio requires the proper soldering of over 25 individual components. Campers will learn soldering skills and use of several tools such as angle cutters, screwdrivers, long nose pliers, and how to complete an intricate circuit so that it works properly.

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041Raspberry Pi is Delicious

Campers will get to work with their very own Rasperry Pi mini-computer, while learning the basics of the Linux operating system as it relates to the Pi. Projects may include making a video game console or hand-held unit, a small robot, a small server (Minecraft, anyone?), weather station, email notifier, or DIY tablet.

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044LEGO WEDO Robotics

LEGO® Education WEDO™ is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to transition from classes like LEGO® engineering to the Mindstorm classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO® building with programming. Campers will build a variety of models such as lions, soccer players, ferris wheels, centrifuges, cars, helicopters and cranes. After students have built the models they will write programs that control the model’s behavior. Campers will gain experience writing programs using sequential, loop and logic based structures in a Graphical User Interface environment, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights.

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046LEGO Robotics Mindstorms EV3

The newest and most advanced technology in LEGO® Robotics! Campers will use their previous skills learned during the LEGO® Mindstorms class to create and command robots that walk, talk, and think with all new sensors, such as the infrared sensor, which gives robots the ability to see and detect various objects. They can follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create Gyro Boy, Tank Bot, Puppy, Stair Climber as well as the massive Elephant! Campers will also have the opportunity to create personalized robots using their imagination in order to solve various missions and tasks. Campers have the chance to bring these robots to life and develop problem solving skills in an easy, intuitive, and icon-based programming interface which is based on the industry-leading graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers worldwide. The new and improved EV3 Intelligence brick even allows campers to control their robots directly by connecting them wirelessly to their phones and tablets!

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049Film Academy

Is your child interested in how to make movies that have the same qualities as Hollywood films do? In this class, campers will discover secrets of movie making through exploring the fundamentals of production by shooting, editing and producing their own videos and short films. Using GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, Apple computers, and award winning film production software, campers will unleash their creativity by learning new techniques from movie makers.

  • Campers will work as a team to develop a short movie script
  • Campers will rotate project roles (spending time as a director, camera operator or actor)
  • Campers will learn how to tell short stories through utilizing sound effects, and visual effect techniques(green screens)

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050Discover Camp Rock Band

Are you ready to rock? Discover Rock Band offers hands on stage experience to play in a band. Campers will improve performance skills, build self-confidence, meet other musicians and acquire valuable team building lessons that last long after camp is over. Campers can expect to learn how to properly use their gear, read music charts, find or create parts and (most importantly) obtain skills for being a positive, productive member in performance group. Live performances are encouraged and have become an exciting part of each day at Discover Camp.

  • Rock and Roll appreciation
  • Experience live on stage performances
  • Song selection, campers have input on which songs are performed.
  • Campers are challenged to learn songs in a band environment.
  • Interact and cooperate with other young musicians
  • Build self-confidence

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054Food Network - World Tour

This diverse culinary experience allows kids to take a tour of the world and learn about new cultures while cooking specialties from countries such as France, Belgium, Japan, China, Italy, Greece, Poland and Mexico. Kids will try new foods, share interesting facts about each country, as well as utilize and improve their kitchen safety and math skills. As our young chefs follow international kid-friendly recipes, they will be mixing, chopping, stirring and whisking together ingredients they measured to prepare a meal large enough for everyone to try. Who knew math could be so delicious? Each World Chef will also receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session so they can share their favorites with friends and family!

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058Lotions, Potions, and More

Join this ever growing trend and learn how to create useful and eco-friendly items. In this class, we will use all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, organic butters and simple everyday ingredients! 

 This program will focus on crafting safe and responsible items that are gentle for you and the planet. 

In addition, students will design and develop their own brand of unique packaging for homemade items.

 Some of our handmade adornments will include, miniature clay donuts, cupcakes, M&M s, Skittles and more. If you can imagine it, we’ll try to create it!  

 All of these products make super cool gifts for friends and family. 

In keeping with our organic theme, we will include creating simple and delicious organic deserts. 

Here’s a peek at some of our upcoming projects: Strawberry flavored lip balms, pomegranate and mango body mists, Raspberry shower jellies, bubble bars, Glimmer hand and body lotion and super cool soaps with fun surprises inside!

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067Creative Characters

Enjoy revisiting favorite children’s books and focus on the artwork that fills the pages. In this class students will take a closer look at such stories as Where the Wild Things Are and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi to analyze the techniques used in the illustrations to enhance a character’s development and support the author’s message. Through group discussions children will identify character traits, learn to draw some characters through guided drawings and have fun creating unique characters of their own! Returning students may choose to focus on a specific technique or a character they’ve developed and further their cartooning skills in an independent or small group study.

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073Introduction to Skateboarding

Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe, fun atmosphere. The skills campers will learn is pushing, carving, tic tac’s, kick-turns, stopping safely as well as basic skateboarding terminology. Campers will learn how to adjust their skateboards and use the ramps safely and correctly. Throughout intro to skateboarding advanced maneuvers will be taught such as the ollie and the kick flip as well as “dropping in” for campers who are ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding.

Bringing your own skateboard, helmet and pad set is recommended but you can also rent equipment. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed and helmets and wrist guards are mandatory.

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075Boys & Girls Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skills-based games and activities. Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness.

Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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076Boys & Girls Soccer

Discover Camp soccer focuses on the campers individual skills and works to improve those skills over 4 weeks through modeling, drills, games, and scrimmages. The professional staff made up of both men and women are all soccer players who are or have been part of high level soccer programs. If you love the game of soccer this is the class for you.

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077Golf

Do you want to learn how to play golf? Do you already play, but want to improve your game? If so, sign up for “Swing Like The Pros.” You will learn and explore ways to improve your grip, putting stroke, short game and drives. We will use the local driving range, which has a chipping green and mini golf, to practice all of our skills and find innovative ways to apply our lessons through fun, healthy competition.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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086Karate

Do you want to learn how to kick, punch and block? Then karate is the class for you! Campers will be learning many types of martial arts which include but are not limited to: Japanese Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Aikido and Kung Fu. Beyond the fun of learning karate, campers will learn discipline, integrity, respect and perseverance. Campers will receive one-on-one guidance throughout the session and will refine their skills in groups. As you gain belts you will increase strength, flexibility and endurance while also defining your technique and getting that much closer to becoming a black belt! We use Fusion Martial Arts facility, 5 minutes from camp.

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088Mini-4WD

Earn your Builder’s License in one of our longest running classes. Explore the exciting world of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD cars. These kits are not radio controlled but are assembled from about 40 components and raced against competitors on a special track. The key to this class is to make your car go as fast as possible without leaving this special race track. Mini-4WD is a very popular “sport” in Japan and California where events attract thousands of kids. Discover Camp is the only camp in the nation to be supported directly by Tamiya America.

  • Campers are introduced to the process of building from a kit
  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams, identify, and use tools properly
  • Identify components including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings, etc.
  • Changing variables to improve performance

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089Mini-Z (New campers)

Earn your Driver’s License and explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand they are loaded with tons of performance features. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Again changing variables is the major skill that we emphasize. By changing one variable at a time students tune their cars to perform at a higher level. Competition takes place on a specialized track that is changed according to the ability of the group. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the children learn to change. Discover Camp is the ONLY camp in the United States recognized and supported by KYOSHO AMERICA to run the Mini-Z program.

  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams
  • Identify and use tools properly
  • Identify components, including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings etc.
  • Alter variables to improve performance
  • Learn driving skills and racing techniques

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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Period-2 10:30-11:55

004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Advanced kits and instructions will be used in this class. This class is great for campers who have earned their launching license and are ready to take building to higher levels.

  • Build an assortment of advanced rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of advanced homemade bottle rockets
  • Modify rocket kits to make them “better”
  • Design and build custom rockets from parts
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the campers’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, size of the rockets engine, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry I to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Kits and instructions are not used in this class. Campers assemble their rockets using skills that they have gained from several years of rocketry experience. Even more rocket parts are provided to choose from. Over the weeks, campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately calculate launch variables and design creativity. We will also complete one flying project which will also build upon skills from all three levels. Prizes will be awarded in our design and launching competition.

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011Multi-level Chess

Campers will learn to play chess for fun and mental agility. Chess is an excellent forum for competition and sportsmanship. Chess develops life skills including focus, reasoning, decision-making, and strategic thinking. It’s the king of games and the game of kings (and queens)!

Topics include:

  • Rules of Play
  • Understanding the Chessboard : Ranks, Files Diagonals
  • Pieces: Names /Values / Moves
  • Algebraic Notation: Reading and writing chess moves
  • Check / Checkmate / Stalemate
  • Attack / Capture / Defend
  • Special moves: Castling / Promotion / En passant
  • Basic Checkmates
  • Tactics: Pins / Forks / Double attacks
  • Full Game
  • Time, Space, Material
  • Solving Checkmate Problems

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018X-Wing

If you love strategy and Star Wars then this is the hobby for you! Control the most advanced star fighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of crafts, to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.

Students will learn:

  • Basic rules and strategies of the game
  • List building and game theory
  • Tactics which include measuring distances and angles, setting maneuvers and making attacks
  • Basic mathematics and probability

Students will receive all necessary tools and models to play. Additional pieces will be available for order at an additional fee.

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020Da Vinci Academy

Leonardo Da Vinci is known as one of the greatest inventors of all time. Da Vinci earned the nickname, “Renaissance Man,” as he was highly skilled in the areas of science, human anatomy, painting (Mona Lisa), sculpting, and engineering. Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions were the precursers to equipment we use today such as the helicopter, parachute, scuba gear, the tank, robots, and more. In the Leonardo Da Vinci Academy, campers will explore the world of invention as they build their own models based on Da Vinci’s blueprints and original designs. Each camper will build their own Da Vinci Helicopter, Da Vinci Omnicopter, Da Vinci Bridge, and more!

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028Computer Programming Using Minecraft

ComputerCraft is a modification for Minecraft that’s all about computer programming. It allows players to build in-game virtual computers and robots called, Turtles. In this class we will be writing programs using the LUA programming language. LUA is a powerful, fast and user friendly scripting language. The use of Turtles opens up a wide variety of new possibilities in Minecraft for automation and creativity. By automating the mining and crafting we will be able to build and fuel rockets in the Galacticraft mod-pack and leave earth, construct space stations, go to the Moon and Mars… This class will also introduce the programming language, HTML. Even though no prior experience is necessary this is definitely NOT for minecraft beginners.

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029BitCraft

Campers will use Litle Bits and Minecraft together to make wild creations that straddle the line between the real world and the virtual one!  Switches that are activated in the classroom affect the game world, and Minecraft Creepers can trigger traps that start Rube Goldberg-style contraptions within the classroom!  A great course for both Minecraft fans as well as electronic tinekerers!

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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033Laser Etching & Engraving

Laser engraving is a relatively new art form and as far as we know Discover Camp is the only camp to offer a class utilizing this technology. This class will combine children’s love of art and technology to create new and unique products that cannot be replicated with any other machine. We can cut, etch and engrave wood, metals, plastics, stone, glass, leather, paper, iPhones, etc. This class combines a love of design with the power of lasers and who doesn’t love lasers?

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039Art & Circuits

This class will combine art and circuitry to make sculptures that move, paintings that make sounds, clothes that light up, and other works of art that come to life. The littleBits circuit building kit will be used to provide the motion, light, timing, and sound for the art projects. The littleBits circuits are simple to build and quick to learn, requiring no previous circuit building experience.

Campers will learn to:

  • Build using instructions
  • Use timing to trigger circuit effects such as sound and light at set intervals
  • Use art tools including drills, hammers, wire cutters, clay, paper mache, and plaster to name a few
  • Interpret diagrams
  • Create art using skills including creativity, confidence, problem solving, focus, nonverbal communication, and collaboration.

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045LEGO Robotics Mindstorms

Campers take the “NXT” step in this course of robotics. Campers explore the world of Robotics using the NXT platform. They will be introduced to different building techniques utilizing a variety of beams, gears, and pins. In addition, they will gain an understanding of the operation of a micro controller, a variety of sensors, and servo operation. Programming is introduced in a GUI (Graphical User Interface) environment. The robots commands are programmed on a PC and uploaded to the robots micro controller. The class concludes with the camper building a model of their choice, such as Robot Arm, A Battle-Tank, Electric Guitar, or Pinball Machine.

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050Discover Camp Rock Band

Are you ready to rock? Discover Rock Band offers hands on stage experience to play in a band. Campers will improve performance skills, build self-confidence, meet other musicians and acquire valuable team building lessons that last long after camp is over. Campers can expect to learn how to properly use their gear, read music charts, find or create parts and (most importantly) obtain skills for being a positive, productive member in performance group. Live performances are encouraged and have become an exciting part of each day at Discover Camp.

  • Rock and Roll appreciation
  • Experience live on stage performances
  • Song selection, campers have input on which songs are performed.
  • Campers are challenged to learn songs in a band environment.
  • Interact and cooperate with other young musicians
  • Build self-confidence

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051Educational Gaming

In this class, campers will play a variety of interactive and engaging games while also building skills in math, science and other content areas. In educational gaming, we take your average board games and relay races to the next level! While having fun, campers will be developing life skills such as good sportsmanship and cooperation, while also building on their skills in addition, subtraction, reasoning, problem solving and more!

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052Film Academy

Is your child interested in how to make movies that have the same qualities as Hollywood films do? In this class, campers will discover secrets of movie making through exploring the fundamentals of production by shooting, editing and producing their own videos and short films. Using GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, Apple computers, and award winning film production software, campers will unleash their creativity by learning new techniques from movie makers.

  • Campers will work as a team to develop a short movie script
  • Campers will rotate project roles (spending time as a director, camera operator or actor)
  • Campers will learn how to tell short stories through utilizing sound effects, and visual effect techniques(green screens)

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053Food Network

Does your child love to cook or bake? In the Food Network, children will work together to make yummy and creative foods, as well as simple snacks they can prepare at their own at home. Table manners, kitchen safety, and cleanliness are reinforced each class, along with essential cooking skills like mixing, chopping, grating, stirring, whisking, and more. Children will learn how to follow a recipe, while integrating the basic math skills essential to cooking such as measuring ingredients and converting between measurements, working with fractions, doubling a recipe for larger parties and keeping time while cooking. Each young chef will also receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session so they can share their favorites with friends and family!

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055Jewelry Making and More…

What could be fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? This hands-on opportunity provides students with an understanding and working knowledge of jewelry artistry. Children will discover the wonders of jewelry design by using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, semi-precious stones and exotic beads from all over the world.

Students will learn basic Jewelry Making techniques such as wire working, mixed media, bead stringing, clay and more! In addition, children will learn the proper use and control of tools used throughout the jewelry industry.

Our focus is encouraging children to be innovative and creative in this relaxed, yet exciting environment! All projects are age appropriate.

Here’s a look at some of our projects for 2017: 

Beautiful silver charm bracelets, Colorful beaded chokers, Starfish & Pearl mirror compacts, jeweled crystal keepsake boxes, Hair accessories, clay mini treats including donuts, cookies, ice-cream and M&M’s, Tie dye accessories with glow in the dark effects. Cute animal charms, for necklaces, backpacks,  and more!

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056Jewelry Making II - Wearable Art & Beyond

Get ready to learn new techniques and the chance to work with the most EXCITING materials you can imagine! Children will work with semi-precious stones, real Austrian Crystal, bright colored turquoise and beautiful cloisonné beads with real gold accents. In addition, students will work with fun silver charms and an array of whimsical items. In addition, rose, cherry and green quartz of all shapes and sizes will be brought back for 2017.  

Students taking part in this class begin learning the basics of jewelry making. More advanced techniques are acquired throughout the program. Additionally, children will learn how to use tools and components used throughout the jewelry industry.  From beginners to advanced, everyone is encouraged to be INOVATIVE and CREATIVE thinkers! 

Whether you’re taking Jewelry Making for the very first time or you just can’t wait to take it again, this is the perfect class for you! 

Check out some of the exciting projects for 2017!

Tech accessories, amazing realistic miniatures in clay, flowers, cupcakes, donuts, M&M’S, animals and more! Seed bead necklaces and bracelets, shell & island flowers, beaded earrings, feather and chain hair accessories, multi chain statement jewelry, trendy ankle bracelets and home decor items for your bedroom!

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064Animals In Art

From pre historic cave paintings to modern art sculpture animals have always been a popular topic. Come and explore how animals are represented in art throughout the ages. Students will sketch and create their own animal art pieces with a variety of materials - pencil, watercolor, pastel, paint and collage - after being inspired by the animals created by such artists as Albecht Durer, Eric Carle, Franz Marc, George Stubbs, Pablo Picasso among others. 

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074Advanced Skateboarding

This class is designed for returning campers or campers with skateboarding experience. Campers will be focusing on enhancing their skateboarding skills in a safe and progressive atmosphere. More challenging tricks and ramp maneuvers will be taught.

Bringing your own skateboard, helmet and pad set is recommended but you can also rent equipment from Jay. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed and helmets and wrist guards are mandatory.

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075Boys & Girls Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skills-based games and activities. Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness.

Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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076Boys & Girls Soccer

Discover Camp soccer focuses on the campers individual skills and works to improve those skills over 4 weeks through modeling, drills, games, and scrimmages. The professional staff made up of both men and women are all soccer players who are or have been part of high level soccer programs. If you love the game of soccer this is the class for you.

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077Golf

Do you want to learn how to play golf? Do you already play, but want to improve your game? If so, sign up for “Swing Like The Pros.” You will learn and explore ways to improve your grip, putting stroke, short game and drives. We will use the local driving range, which has a chipping green and mini golf, to practice all of our skills and find innovative ways to apply our lessons through fun, healthy competition.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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086Karate

Do you want to learn how to kick, punch and block? Then karate is the class for you! Campers will be learning many types of martial arts which include but are not limited to: Japanese Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Aikido and Kung Fu. Beyond the fun of learning karate, campers will learn discipline, integrity, respect and perseverance. Campers will receive one-on-one guidance throughout the session and will refine their skills in groups. As you gain belts you will increase strength, flexibility and endurance while also defining your technique and getting that much closer to becoming a black belt! We use Fusion Martial Arts facility, 5 minutes from camp.

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087Tennis

Taught at Solaris Sport & Racquet Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the game
  • Parts of the court & racquet and tennis scoring
  • Seven basic strokes - Serve, ground-stroke, approach shot, volley, overhead, drop shot and lob
  • Introduction to rally skills

All using fun games and contests to reinforce skills, cooperation and sportsmanship.

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088Mini-4WD

Earn your Builder’s License in one of our longest running classes. Explore the exciting world of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD cars. These kits are not radio controlled but are assembled from about 40 components and raced against competitors on a special track. The key to this class is to make your car go as fast as possible without leaving this special race track. Mini-4WD is a very popular “sport” in Japan and California where events attract thousands of kids. Discover Camp is the only camp in the nation to be supported directly by Tamiya America.

  • Campers are introduced to the process of building from a kit
  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams, identify, and use tools properly
  • Identify components including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings, etc.
  • Changing variables to improve performance

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089Mini-Z (New campers)

Earn your Driver’s License and explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand they are loaded with tons of performance features. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Again changing variables is the major skill that we emphasize. By changing one variable at a time students tune their cars to perform at a higher level. Competition takes place on a specialized track that is changed according to the ability of the group. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the children learn to change. Discover Camp is the ONLY camp in the United States recognized and supported by KYOSHO AMERICA to run the Mini-Z program.

  • Read and follow instruction manuals
  • Interpret diagrams
  • Identify and use tools properly
  • Identify components, including the names and uses of different screws, washers, bushings, bearings etc.
  • Alter variables to improve performance
  • Learn driving skills and racing techniques

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Advanced kits and instructions will be used in this class. This class is great for campers who have earned their launching license and are ready to take building to higher levels.

  • Build an assortment of advanced rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of advanced homemade bottle rockets
  • Modify rocket kits to make them “better”
  • Design and build custom rockets from parts
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the campers’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, size of the rockets engine, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

Use the skills gained in Introduction to Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry I to build, design and launch the rockets that you’ve created. Kits and instructions are not used in this class. Campers assemble their rockets using skills that they have gained from several years of rocketry experience. Even more rocket parts are provided to choose from. Over the weeks, campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately calculate launch variables and design creativity. We will also complete one flying project which will also build upon skills from all three levels. Prizes will be awarded in our design and launching competition.

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006Introduction to Aeronautics

Enter the world of the Wright Brothers!  Wilbur & Orville used free-flight gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight.  In this hands-on class you will do the same by building and flying gliders & rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height.  Use your new skills to explore the basic principles of flight and what makes a good flyer.  Learn just as the Wright Brothers did with an added emphasis on creativity.


A variety of glider and rubber powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits. These aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height.  We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again.


Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principals are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  Flying is done indoors and outdoors. Competitions are used to motivate and push learning and experimentation.  Tool safety and craftsmanship are emphasized throughout.

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017Warhammer Level II

This Warhammer class is designed for returning campers who already have Warhammer armies. Warhammer Level II focuses on army design, advanced painting, learning the rules of play, strategies of defense, attacks, and probability. This is a multi – level class. Campers also will be able to order additional pieces for an additional fee.

*Pre-requisite Warhammer Level I

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019Siege Machines

Siege machines have been used since the days of Alexander the Great. Long before modern weaponry there were siege machines such as catapults, battering rams, and trebuchets. Siege machines were designed to break or go over city walls. These machines used mechanical energy to launch large projectiles to batter down stone walls or destroy what was inside the walls. Campers will put a modern spin on these machines by creating their own. Campers will also learn about the science and dynamics of how this technology were used and incorporated into history. Campers will build and test out catapults, trebuchets, and more.

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020DC Engineers

Interested in problem solving, science, technology, engineering and math? DC Engineers is the class for you. This is a STEM class that appeals to campers of all interests and learning styles. Campers will participate in open-ended activities that will engage inquisitive nature to complete multi-step challenges. Learning will take place through trial & error. Campers will apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts to the real world while having fun!.

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022App Genius

Ever wonder how apps are created or have a great idea for an app game? Our App Genius course will guide campers through the process of planning, creating, and testing a game that can be played on computers or smart phones. The program used is completely “drag and drop” and requires no coding at all, but still teaches campers the basics of program design.

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024Scratch

Scratch, a programming language developed by the MIT media lab, makes it easy to create interactive stories, games, animation, music and art, and to share these creations on the web. As students create and share projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Students will also learn about circuitry when they experiement with MaKey MaKey external circuit board to create inactive art. In this class we will create interactive games, animations with dialog, interactive art and more! Scratch is a true beginning programming language that is not only fun, but a bridge to later coding such as Arduino and Java.

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027Minecraft! What Will You Create?

Minecraft is a game about discovery. Discovering what’s beyond the horizon. Campers will explore new cave systems, projects others have created, and new features released into updates. Campers will be in an environment of like-minded people who share the same passion for Minecraft. Unexperienced players are welcomed and encouraged to join this class.

Campers will learn: architecture, electronics, sculpture, texturing, landscaping, action, photography, decorating, music, trading, storytelling, adventure and modding.

The game is being used to teach more than just computer skills. It easily lends itself to science, technology, engineering and math explorations. But beyond that, language teachers are strengthening communication skills, civics teachers are exploring how societies function, and history teachers are having their students recreate ancient civilizations.

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers will be given weekly projects or challenges in which they will design and test their own 3D printed creations. They will be learning how to use advance 3D design techniques such as multipart prints as well as moving parts. Campers should be have experience using 3D designing software, and be comfortable creating and printing their own designs.

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035Electronic Game Construction

In this class campers will construct a handheld video game based on classics such as Breakout, Tetris, Frogger and Snake. Students will learn to identify and describe the function of basic electronic components. Campers will be able to properly place and solder these components into printed circuit boards. Elements of programming may be introduced. At the conclusion of the class campers will have an individually constructed hand held game system of professional quality.

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037Alternative Energy Vehicles

Campers will build several cool vehicles, many that run on alternative energy sources. Projects include magnetic levitation (maglev) vehicles, a 6-in-1 transforming solar project, an air motor racer, a hover craft, and a salt water fuel cell car.

Alternative energy such as solar and fuel cells are exciting options for the future of energy. Alternative methods of propulsion for transportation, such as wind motor and hovercraft open new ideas and creativity about how we move from one place to another. Campers will build some projects from kits, others from instructions and raw materials. They will learn to identify and use some tools such as angle cutters, long nose pliers, and screwdrivers.

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042PiGrrl Productions (Advanced Raspberry Pi)

A natural sequel to the “raspberry pi is delicious” course, we will be making a DIY handheld electronic game console using a raspberry pi 2 on the inside!  The console will be able to play classic NES and SNES games, as well as other 8 and 16 bit titles. In addition to having taken the first pi course, experience with soldering is recommended.

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055Jewelry Making and More…

What could be fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? This hands-on opportunity provides students with an understanding and working knowledge of jewelry artistry. Children will discover the wonders of jewelry design by using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, semi-precious stones and exotic beads from all over the world.

Students will learn basic Jewelry Making techniques such as wire working, mixed media, bead stringing, clay and more! In addition, children will learn the proper use and control of tools used throughout the jewelry industry.

Our focus is encouraging children to be innovative and creative in this relaxed, yet exciting environment! All projects are age appropriate.

Here’s a look at some of our projects for 2017: 

Beautiful silver charm bracelets, Colorful beaded chokers, Starfish & Pearl mirror compacts, jeweled crystal keepsake boxes, Hair accessories, clay mini treats including donuts, cookies, ice-cream and M&M’s, Tie dye accessories with glow in the dark effects. Cute animal charms, for necklaces, backpacks,  and more!

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056Jewelry Making II - Wearable Art & Beyond

Get ready to learn new techniques and the chance to work with the most EXCITING materials you can imagine! Children will work with semi-precious stones, real Austrian Crystal, bright colored turquoise and beautiful cloisonné beads with real gold accents. In addition, students will work with fun silver charms and an array of whimsical items. In addition, rose, cherry and green quartz of all shapes and sizes will be brought back for 2017.  

Students taking part in this class begin learning the basics of jewelry making. More advanced techniques are acquired throughout the program. Additionally, children will learn how to use tools and components used throughout the jewelry industry.  From beginners to advanced, everyone is encouraged to be INOVATIVE and CREATIVE thinkers! 

Whether you’re taking Jewelry Making for the very first time or you just can’t wait to take it again, this is the perfect class for you! 

Check out some of the exciting projects for 2017!

Tech accessories, amazing realistic miniatures in clay, flowers, cupcakes, donuts, M&M’S, animals and more! Seed bead necklaces and bracelets, shell & island flowers, beaded earrings, feather and chain hair accessories, multi chain statement jewelry, trendy ankle bracelets and home decor items for your bedroom!

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066Color And Design

Learn about the impact of color in art and create your own personal interpretations that reflect color theory and how artists enhance the optical, emotional and aesthetic qualities through either the addition or elimination of color. Basic drawing skills and elements of composition, color theory, positive and negative space and line quality will be addressed as students develop their own designs. We will look at famous artists’ works of varying techniques for inspiration, sketch outdoors, work from photographs, use names and initials and favorite quotes in your own design work. 

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068Standard Board

Standard boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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069Custom Standard Board

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with standard trucks and wheels to be used on ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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070Cruiser

Cruisers aren’t made for tricks. They have bigger softer wheels for a much smoother ride.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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071Custom Cruiser

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with cruiser truck and big soft wheels for a smooth ride with extra style.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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072Longboard

A longboard is very much like a surfboard or snowboard with wheels. It is used for cruising, downhill racing, slalom racing, sliding, and/or transport.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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080Boys & Girls Lacrosse

Campers will develop skills in ball handling, shooting, passing, and game-play tactics in fun-filled outdoor play. Campers will gain a better understanding of game rules and player positions (goalie, defenders, mid-fielders, attackers) and will practice game-rules and skill development in intramural scrimmage play and through games and activities like Fireball, Monkey in the Middle, Steal the Bacon, and 5, 10, 15, 20. Most importantly, lacrosse will be fun and exciting! Campers of all abilities are welcome, and will come away with a new or greater love for lacrosse. They are sure to feel a sense of camaraderie with their teammates as they work towards a shared purpose. Lacrosse gloves and sticks required.

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081Floor Hockey

Looking for the speed and excitement of hockey but never learned how to skate? Want to master stick handling, puck control, and shooting while having a blast with your friends? Sign up for floor hockey with coach Benveniste to make the most of your athletic summer. Campers will immerse themselves in the overall rules and strategies of hockey while engaging in 3 on 3 tournaments, All-Star skills competition, and conditioning. The last week will culminate in a Stanley Cup Style Playoff event.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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083Indoor Rock Climbing (Beginners)

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

A Discover Camp counselor (who works at The Cliffs) will assist on the climbing experts with instruction. If you’ve never seen The Cliffs’ Facility, it is absolutely breathtaking. The Cliffs’ is 5 minutes away from camp.

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084Indoor Rock Climbing (Advance or Returning campers

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

This class is designed for returning campers who have partcipated in rock climbing previously. Campers will take their rock climbing skills to the next level on more advance obstacles and challenges.

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085Gymnastics

This class is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basic fundamentals and skills of gymnastics and acrobatics. This is a multi-level class taught at Westchester Gymnastics.

Campers will learn:

  • Forward and backward rolls
  • Back-bends
  • Back-walkovers
  • Cartwheels
  • Round-offs
  • Standing Back Handsprings and more

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087Tennis

Taught at Solaris Sport & Racquet Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

  • The fundamentals of the game
  • Parts of the court & racquet and tennis scoring
  • Seven basic strokes - Serve, ground-stroke, approach shot, volley, overhead, drop shot and lob
  • Introduction to rally skills

All using fun games and contests to reinforce skills, cooperation and sportsmanship.

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090Mini-Z (Returning campers that have a mini-z car)

Enrollment is strictly limited in this class. This class is designed for returning Mini-Z enthusiasts. Campers will explore the exciting world of Kyosho’s Mini-Z radio controlled cars. Campers must have a Mini-Z already and must have taken the Mini-Z class in the past. Campers are given a “budget” to spend on upgrade parts and repairs. The attraction to this class is the wheel to wheel racing that takes place. Campers share upgrade tricks and then modify their cars with the new parts that they purchase. Campers are encouraged to develop independence by repairing and modifying their own cars under the supervision of Mr. Litchfield and Mr. Perry

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Kitchen Science

Discover your inner scientist! In our kitchen science lab, kids will work together to explore forces, matter, the five senses and much more. In doing so they will learn how to conduct experiments just as real scientists do, by making and testing their predictions through fun and wacky science experiments. Discover something new- time to be a scientist!

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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist with a wild sense of invention, creativity, and humor. He drew complicated inventions, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation. In this class we will design and build wild and wacky machines (think of the game Mousetrap). Your own imagination and creativity are all you need to build a super Rube Goldberg machine. We will use every type of part imaginable to create our inventions: marble tracks, rubber bands, pipes, clay, levers and more!  Students leave with a machine of their own creation made from parts we have used all summer.   

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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle. Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.

  • Build an assortment of introductory rocket kits
  • Build an assortment of homemade bottle rockets
  • Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized
Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rockets engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction. Prizes will be awarded for all competitions.

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007Ultra Light Aircraft

The Ultra Light airplane model is an indoor, outdoor (calm weather only) RC plane.  Pre-installed LED lights, modular design (that makes replacement of broken parts quicker), elevator, rudder and throttle provide true 3-channel flight and maneuverability.  A very popular choice and great first radio controlled plane.

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008Fixed Wing Aircraft

The Fixed Wing airplane boasts a remarkably compact design and slow-flying capabilities perfect for outdoor fun on a calm day or flying in the gym. Weighing less than an 2 ounces, seasoned pilots will be able to handle this sleek micro flyer with ease and confidence, while those new to micro will be given a unique RC learning experience.

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009Quadcopters

Drones have become the most popular choice of all aircraft offerings. After extensive testing, the best flying, hobby grade compact drone has been selected by Discover Camp. Our select Drone is small enough to be flown indoors yet powerful enough to be used outdoors, weather permitting. Campers will learn how drones work, how to fly safely and repair them.


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012Pokemon Level I

Pokémon trainers get ready! In this league trainers will battle, collect, and trade their cards to win prizes and badges. Prizes include booster packs, theme decks and more. Trainers have the opportunity to become Pokémon masters and challenge the gym leader of the camp.   Campers will learn math skills like probability, subtraction, addition, and multiplication while participating in these exciting card games. Your adventure awaits!

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013Pokemon Level II

This Pokémon League class is designed for returning campers who have already taken Pokémon League I and have their own starter deck. Campers will receive more booster packs to bolster their already formidable collection. This advanced class focuses on deck building, strategy, and tactics.

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025Survey Of Programming Languages

This course will introduce campers to a variety of programming languages with different applications. Primary focus will be on Javascript, HTML, CSS, & Python. The course is geared for beginners--no prior experience is necessary or expected. Additional projects with app development for Android devices as well as some basic video game design principles are available for more advanced campers. Students will begin each week with a new language and scripted activities but will end up writing their own code by the end of the week.

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028Computer Programming Using Minecraft

ComputerCraft is a modification for Minecraft that’s all about computer programming. It allows players to build in-game virtual computers and robots called, Turtles. In this class we will be writing programs using the LUA programming language. LUA is a powerful, fast and user friendly scripting language. The use of Turtles opens up a wide variety of new possibilities in Minecraft for automation and creativity. By automating the mining and crafting we will be able to build and fuel rockets in the Galacticraft mod-pack and leave earth, construct space stations, go to the Moon and Mars… This class will also introduce the programming language, HTML. Even though no prior experience is necessary this is definitely NOT for minecraft beginners.

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031Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Discover Camp was the first camp in the country to integrate this emerging technology into a summer camp class. In this course campers will begin to explore ways to design and create real 3D objects and bring them to life. Campers will be introduced to the world of 3D printing by learning how this groundbreaking technology works and where it is presently being used in society. They will learn how to navigate and use websites such as Thingiverse.com and tinkercad.com. At first, students will learn to print designs that currently exist then campers will move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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033Laser Etching & Engraving

Laser engraving is a relatively new art form and as far as we know Discover Camp is the only camp to offer a class utilizing this technology. This class will combine children’s love of art and technology to create new and unique products that cannot be replicated with any other machine. We can cut, etch and engrave wood, metals, plastics, stone, glass, leather, paper, iPhones, etc. This class combines a love of design with the power of lasers and who doesn’t love lasers?

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036Robots, Racers & Circuits

Campers will learn basic circuit components, and then put them together to build projects including a working AM radio (using Snap Circuits), a sweeper robot, a doodling robot, a ‘smart’ wandering robot, and a mini solar racer. No soldering will be done in this introductory course. The robots that are built actually do something, and the ‘smart’ wandering robot illustrates how a robot can navigate. The racers explore how propulsion can be achieved with solar energy and with wind. The snap circuits have over 300 projects that can be built, using sound and light sensors, to produce different frequency noises or flashing lights or a working AM radio.

Participants will learn about some electric components such as resistors and capacitors. They will learn to use some tools such as angle cutters and screwdrivers.

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043All About Arduino

This program will introduce children to Arduino, an inexpensive, open-source platform that combines electronics and some lite TEXT-BASED programming to create individual DIY-style projects. Possible creations with this microcontroller include (but are not limited to): alarm clocks, distance detectors, theremins, universal remote controls, simple robots, mini-tanks, & changing LED displays. Course Fees include an Arduino Board for each camper to take home and cover some of the remaining materials that might be connected to the board.

Campers will start of with basic projects and learn simple electronics and coding while the last 2 weeks will be dedicated to more personal projects developed by the campers themselves. Both beginners and experienced enthusiasts are encouraged to enroll as the class will have different activity tracks with varying levels of difficulty so that everyone will have something fun and new to create.

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047LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Advance

This class is an extension of LEGO® Robotics where campers will team up to complete various objectives. They will have to work together to design sky carts that can pick up or drop off cargo or design autonomous and semi autonomous robots that can navigate through diverse obstacle courses! Advanced building techniques are introduced and campers build more sophisticated robots that utilize multiple sensors such as the color, infrared and gyro sensor. This is a vigorous and engaging class, which is sure to capture the imagination of any camper. This class is designed for campers who have advance background with EV3 or NXT. Campers will be introduced to similar challenges present in the First Lego League (FLL) competitions. 

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048Stop Motion

In stop motion campers bring their LEGOs, clay, chalk drawing and much more to life as they explore the world of stop motion photography. NEW this summer minecraft and star wars stop motion kit. Stop motion animation allows the photographer to tell a story. This style of photography makes a physically manipulated object appear on its own. In stop motion, campers will have the opportunity to make their own movies, and also recreate scenes from their favorite movies like Star Wars. Campers will experience the basics of stop-motion animation using digital cameras, iPads, and their imaginations to bring their ideas (and LEGOs) to life. Also integrated into this class is a slow motion videography component using equipment that can capture up to 1200 fps (frames per second). In this part of the class we will explore the fun and exciting world of high speed cameras. Using such cameras will allow us to break down and analyze various scientific actions and reactions. Campers will be able to slow down time and learn exactly how things work and why they work that way. We’ll explore some great apps that make simple stop motion available to anyone. Even the new iPhone 6 and GoPro Hero are capable of some impressive slo mo shots shooting 240 fps.

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060Rock Out Your Room

Welcome to the world of home design and home accessories. This is a wonderful opportunity to create and design unique items for your own bedroom! This class emphasizes creativity and learning basic design concepts. Students will explore various mediums by working with fascinating materials and creating one of kind works of art! All projects are age appropriate. Check out some of our new and most popular projects for 2016! Mini Lamps! Floating Flower Glow Jars! FUZZY Fleece Pillows! Sea glass light jars! Memory Journals! Galaxy Designs! Create Mirrors, Frames, Wall Art and Glowing 3D looks! Rock’n Organizers for all your stuff! Water Dream Globes with Panda’s, Puppies, Nature Animals and more! Cool locker looks! Amazing Wall art! Memory Keepsake Boxes, Desk Accessories, create bottle charms, Vampire Blood, Harry Potter Potions and so much more!

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065Meet The Modern Artists

Students will be introduced to a variety of contemporary artists who are celebrated for their ability to experiment in paint application, subject matter, expressive line and pure color. Some of the artists that will be studied to inspire students’ individual creativity are Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock among others. 

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068Standard Board

Standard boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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069Custom Standard Board

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with standard trucks and wheels to be used on ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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070Cruiser

Cruisers aren’t made for tricks. They have bigger softer wheels for a much smoother ride.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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071Custom Cruiser

Design a custom shape and style skateboard. It can be as unique as any idea in your mind. Set up with cruiser truck and big soft wheels for a smooth ride with extra style.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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072Longboard

A longboard is very much like a surfboard or snowboard with wheels. It is used for cruising, downhill racing, slalom racing, sliding, and/or transport.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Jay Isolini the “Build a Board” art program is designed to make the experience of building a board as entertaining as skating itself. Campers will learn the art of how a skateboard is made and what it takes to make a professional skateboard deck.

Campers will learn how to mount their trucks, install and remove wheels to clean bearings all while learning a little history behind skateboarding. Campers will then participate in skate lessons. Please see side column for when classes are offered

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078Baseball

Utilizing our philosophy of small group instruction we will concentrate on building skills, sportsmanship, cooperation and game knowledge. Campers will participate in various drills, exercises and scrimmages to develop their skills. A focus on individualized instruction will be emphasized to ensure each camper learns at their own rate.

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079Multi-Sports

Campers will participate in three sports throughout the session: Flag Football, Flag Rugby, and Ultimate Frisbee.

In this course campers will develop their athletic skills in catching, throwing, agility, and game-play strategy. All sports are non-contact and will be great for campers of all levels. Campers will learn the game rules while also participating in drills that will prepare them for fun, cooperative intra-team play. We will focus on each sport for approximately one and a half weeks throughout the session. Your child will love the sense of team that we will develop throughout the session and the enjoyment that comes with playing sports with friends.

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082Archery

Archery is a huge hit with the kids at Discover Camp this summer. Girls and boys will really enjoy learning about archery. There’s something classic about it. Nocking an arrow, pulling the bow, taking a breath, holding still, and releasing the arrow toward the target. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve and hit the target perfectly. Once again we’ve combined our instructor with something that he has a passion for. Mr. D has been bow hunting and practicing with targets since he was very young.

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083Indoor Rock Climbing (Beginners)

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

A Discover Camp counselor (who works at The Cliffs) will assist on the climbing experts with instruction. If you’ve never seen The Cliffs’ Facility, it is absolutely breathtaking. The Cliffs’ is 5 minutes away from camp.

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084Indoor Rock Climbing (Advance or Returning campers

Right around the corner from Discover Camp is “The Cliffs” an indoor climbing facility. Our students will be treated to a daily lesson in climbing safety, climbing skills and the physics of climbing.

This class is designed for returning campers who have partcipated in rock climbing previously. Campers will take their rock climbing skills to the next level on more advance obstacles and challenges.

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085Gymnastics

This class is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basic fundamentals and skills of gymnastics and acrobatics. This is a multi-level class taught at Westchester Gymnastics.

Campers will learn:

  • Forward and backward rolls
  • Back-bends
  • Back-walkovers
  • Cartwheels
  • Round-offs
  • Standing Back Handsprings and more

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091RC Racing

This course is the first opportunity for campers to learn to drive both indoors and outdoors! The 1/18th scale LaTrax RC series will be used and is included with the materials fee. The importance of controlling speed and maneuvering while learning basic maintenance, terminology, and racing techniques will be the major focus. This class is great for those who have taken Mini 4WD or Mini-Z but aren’t quite ready for Racing Academy.

Class includes: LaTrax kit, spare clear body, paint, ball bearing upgrade, extra battery, aluminum driveshaft front and rear, and upgraded ac/dc charger

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092Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Slash Spec

Focused around the infamous Traxxas Slash, the campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby, the Slash is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible (we jumped it off a two story roof and it was fine!) After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other Slash trucks at camp. We’ve built about 900 Slashes since we introduced it to our camp many years ago so we’re certainly experts on this particular chassis.

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093Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time carefully upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their Stock Truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades will include parts that will lower the center of gravity, new tires to give better traction, strengthen and lighten the arms and rear hubs. We will also be upgrading the steering servo to make it stronger and faster.

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094Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

This year will be taking to the trails of the off-road crawler course with the Tamiya CC-01. The CC-01 is a tried and true scale crawler. The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a horizontally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper I-arms and lower H-arms plus rear rigid suspension. This truck is highly upgradable and is incredibly fun to drive. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.  INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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095Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic Tamiya TT-02 chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.” After the initial build, campers will turn their TT-02 chassis into the Type- WC. This special spec. class will be adding an aluminum driveshaft, oil filled dampers, and full ball bearing set to each kit. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Oil filled shocks dampen the suspension and prevent bounce. Ball bearings offer greater durability and fix the sloppy suspension and the aluminum driveshaft cuts down on driveline vibrations and also gives the kids the ability to upgrade to faster motors at a later time. You will be contacted in the Spring with a choice of bodies that are available at that time.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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096Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Crawler

The Sawback is here to take the podium on fit and finish! Designed from the ground up for scale performance and great looks with or without a body, the Sawback does not disappoint. The combination of scale looks and performance parts makes this truck go where you want in style. The new crawler features a heavy-duty C-channel frame. The truck also features a very strong and durable gearbox. The wheels and tires included are a bead lock type tire that will allow for maximum traction in any terrain. The truck will be paired with a strong brushless/esc motor and a high torque servo. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course.   INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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097Intermediate Racing Academy - Rock Buggy

The Gmade R1 1/10 Scale Rock Buggy Kit is a shaft driven crawler that replicates the look of a high performance rock buggy, and delivers performance that makes it a capable scale recreation of the real thing. The molded composite tube frame features an incredibly realistic appearance, and clear lexan body panels allow you to add a personalized touch to your rig.  But this design does more than look the part, it provides protection to your electronics, and keeps everything safe when you tumble down the rocks. The camper will be able to test it on the all new off road crawler course. Intermediate courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course 102. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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098Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

This class is for the advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. The truck has changed the game with their new Mid-motor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive short course truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires.  Based on the B5m and T5m, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. The SC5m shares many of the same Factory Team optional parts that result in improved durability and faster lap times. Factory Team V2 12mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, and ‘Gull Wing’ front suspension are just a few of the SC5m features that make it stand above the rest of the pack! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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099Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

This is a 2-wheel drive stadium truck with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. Since its release the truck has remained at the top level of national competition. The kit comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, just to name a few. Also included in the kit is a Pro-Line body and advanced mid-motor design developed and applied to the race-winning truck platform. The finished product is a potent race truck and has everything it takes to get you to the top of the podium! This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving.  Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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100Advanced Racing Academy - 2wd Buggy

This class is for the most advanced builder and driver who wishes to build an advanced, race-level, kit. These kits have changed the game with their new Midmotor design. Team Associated has found that with today’s tracks and faster motors that positioning the motor in the middle of the chassis resulted in faster times. This is a 2-wheel drive buggy with high performance trimmings like a ball differential, big bore shocks, and upgraded tires. Parts are all carefully selected by Mr. JP Kaminski, the JPK Special. The kit delivers the next level of 2wd buggy performance that will continue to be proven a winner. This is a great selection for the advanced builder that is looking to challenge themselves both mechanically and driving. Advanced Racing Academy courses INCLUDED MATERIALS: the Kit, wheels, tires, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and Lipo battery.  It DOES NOT include the required tools, remote and charger gained by taking the Introductory Slash Course 102 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger. 

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101Discover Camp Slash Repair

This class is reserved for camper at the highest independence level and campers in this class must be self directed, helpful, respectful and not distracting others. Campers in this class must have a few cars to work on and race. Parts broken or upgrades will deducted from the $50 materials fee. 

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102Discover Camp Racing & Repair

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in getting their vehicles back in order and racing their vehicles should join this class. We’ll be assigning two counselors specifically to this program so that there is ALWAYS someone available to race with the kids or assist with repairs. No additional fees are charged except for parts needed for repairs.

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