Available Courses

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Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K



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001DC Juniors Morning Session Only Grades K & 1



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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1



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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2



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004Arcade Builders

Caine’s Arcade is making carnival style “arcade games” out of recyclable materials, cardboard boxes, tubes, old spools of tape, cereal boxes, ping pong balls, track, wire etc. The goal is to think of a new way to use old materials, to make a game that can be enjoyed by all ages. “Toilet Paper Toss,” “Whack-a-Mole,” “Skeeball,” “Ring Toss,” among others are inspirations. 


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005Escape DC

Escape DC brings immersive gaming into the classroom in a revolutionary way.  Each game requires critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. Each game is based around an escape box. During a game, players need to navigate a series of mysteries and solve engaging problems. Games feature physical and online puzzles. Escape DC captures the thrill of the escape room phenomenon in our own unique way.  


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007Introduction 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.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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014Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

This is an introductory class where you will learn how to fly drones using FPV (First Person View Goggles) to race. We will be flying a small micro quadcopter with a camera. Drones have improved over the years and this summer the campers will be flying using an HD system which means it will be easier and better. We will be setting up a series of race courses all over the camp and will compete to see who is the best drone pilot. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes). The material fees cover the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fees DO NOT cover replacement drones if they are lost or destroyed.

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019Dungeons & 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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020Dungeons & 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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025X-Wing-Discover a new strategy game

If you love strategy and Star Wars, this is the class 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.

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

planning attacks.

• Basic mathematics and probability.

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026Scratch Coding 3.0

New to programming, but want to create something cool? Scratch 3.0 is a block- based programming language developed by the MIT Media Labs. With this program, students can code games, animations, music, art and much more. As students create and share objects, they will practice thinking creatively and learn to reason systematically and work collaboratively. Students will also learn about circuitry when they experiment with MaKeyMaKey, an external circuit board to create interactive art. In this class we will create interactive games, animations with dialog, interactive art and more! Scratch is a true beginner programming language that is not only fun, but a bridge to later coding such as Arduino and Java.

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033Metaverse Design Using Roblox Grades 3+

Roblox is a game design program where campers will learn how to design and create their own gaming world where they can then actually play in! There are a variety of different game templates the campers will be able to choose from. Some templates give campers a theme like a pirate island, a castle, western, or city while others are built for specific genres of games like racing, capture the flag, infinite running, and team areas. Roblox is also an online community of professional and amateur game designers who can create and play each other’s games. Campers can use Roblox on any PC or Apple product so they can take their work from camp home with them!

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035Minecraft Virtual Reality

The Minecraft VR class opens the door for students to experience their creations in an immersive 3-D environment. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk into your Minecraft base and experience your architectural prowess? Now you can view your Minecraft creations with Oculus Rift with the new Minecraft VR class. Campers will be challenged to build structures that integrate the necessary infrastructure to allow their Minecraft world to flourish. The Minecraft VR journey begins one block at a time. Campers will build in Minecraft outside of a VR environment and have the opportunity to view and test their creations in a VR environment to enhance their perspective.

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036Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two of the fastest growing technology fields. This class is designed for beginners to learn how to create and experience VR and AR. Campers will learn about geometry, textures, camera angles, and block-based coding. More advanced campers will also have the option to learn about programming for VR with JavaScript. Discover Camp has Oculus headsets for the campers to use or they can also use smart phones to view their creations with a Google Cardboard. Campers will also be exposed to Spark AR, a great introduction to making augmented reality filters and stickers just like the ones used on Instagram and Snapchat. The only limit is your imagination!


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038Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Years ago, 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. Campers will then move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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043Raspberry Pi Maker

What is a Raspberry Pi? It’s a full-featured computer that fits in the palm of your hand! These little wonders are very popular for smart DIY electronics projects. Each camper will learn how to set up their own Pi and how to manage it with some basic Linux commands. We will try our hand at Scratch and Python programming, explore the built-in games, run a Minecraft server, and do computer-controlled circuit prototyping. We will have projects using add-on peripherals like a camera to create images, time-lapse videos, sensors and displays so the Pi can interact with our world.

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048Awesome LEGO Building Challenges

Do you enjoy building with Lego? Are you searching for new ways to use the same pile of bricks? Well, look no further. During this class, we will be participating in a wide variety of builds/challenges that are great for every level of builder. Challenges include using bricks to build names/logos, buildings, small scenes and a marble maze. 

Additionally, we’ll take a closer look at the different pieces, talk about building techniques AND engage in some friendly competition. At the conclusion of the session, campers will have stretched their imaginations to new lengths, become more confident builders and will be addicted to all things LEGO.

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054Filmmaking

In Filmmaking, campers will create short films using digital camera equipment and iMovie editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. In the first week, students will learn and implement the skill of creating a story as well as film shot types and sequences while creating a ‘silent’ film. In the following weeks, students will add dialogue to their collaboratively written stories as they continue to hone their shooting and editing techniques. The final week will implement special effects and green screen for a diverse portfolio of short films that the students will go home with at the end of the sessions. This class is suited for both students with no experience up to those who have made short films before.

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061World of Miniatures

“Think and Create in 3D” Do you love everything miniature? Well, here’s your chance to escape to the world of Miniature Design! Famous miniature artists and creators all over the world use their incredible skills to create “Miniature Worlds.” Examples include: tropical island, bakery shop, slime store, secret house in the woods or ancient ruin. The ideas are truly endless. In this class you will be creating your very own “Miniature World”. All you need is your imagination! Some of the project ideas you can create are a crystal blue ocean with marine life, a camp ground with a tent and campfire, Pandora the World of Avatar, a waterpark with real water effects, an underwater cave, a cool haunted house, and more. Campers will work with wood, clay, paint, miniature realistic animals, rocks and pebbles, fabrics, real moss, sand, and a large array of art materials. Campers will learn how to design and build, learn about scale, create “realistic” miniature items and real water effects and explore three-dimensional form.

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070Ceramics

Who doesn’t love clay? In ceramics you will learn a variety of hand building techniques including coil, slab, trapped air and more. Projects include bowls, vases, realistic food, castles and more. Proper glazing techniques will be taught and all pieces will be fired. Both terracotta and white clay will be used.

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076Introduction to Skateboarding

Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe and fun atmosphere. The skills campers will learn are 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 introduction to Skateboarding, advanced maneuvers will be taught such asthe ollie and the kick flip as well as “dropping in” for campers who are ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding.  A skateboard, helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are required. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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077Advanced 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.  A skateboard, helmet and wrist guards are required. Knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended for advanced skaters. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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081DC Soccer (Grades 4+)

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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084Table Tennis at Westchester Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Campers will learn rules, techniques, and skills of the game taught by a Westchester Table Tennis pro. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Campers will be grouped based on skills so all levels are welcomed. 

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085Golf

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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086Frolf (Frisbee Golf)

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you enjoy competitive sports? Have you ever played golf or thrown a frisbee? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then disc golf is for you! Disc golf is a sport that has been around since the late 1970s. Played just like golf, a player’s goal is to throw a disc from a starting point (tee box) to a hole (or basket) in a set amount of throws (par). A player’s score on each hole is determined by how many throws is takes to get the disc into the basket. The winner is the player with the lowest score. A disc is similar to a frisbee, but smaller and thinner in order to glide farther. In this class, campers will get outside, learn how to play disc golf, and enjoy friendly competition.

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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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089Pickleball, Gaga Ball & More

Pickleball and More is designed to provide a fun and inclusive experience for campers of all skill levels. Campers will engage in a diverse range of activities and learning experiences, including: • Fundamentals and Skill Development • Drills and Practice Sessions • Match Play and Tournaments • Fitness and Conditioning • Team Building and Sportsmanship • Fun Off-Court Activities Some games campers will participate in this class are: Gaga Ball, KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Swing Ball, Frisbee Horseshoes, and Lawn Darts.

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092DC Dancers

Get ready to groove and shake it with Encore! Encore is on a mission to turn everyone into dance-floor dynamos who just can’t resist the siren call of rhythm! Feel the beat, embrace the heat, and join the jazz-tastic journey with Encore! Jazz dance is the ultimate dance fusion, blending the grace of classical ballet with the cool vibes of modern dance. Our classes are like dance parties where you’ll master isolations and conquer rhythm, all while learning to unleash your inner dance diva. Jazz lets you dive deep into technique while giving your body the freedom to bust a move like nobody’s watching! DC Dancers is the place to be! Let’s dance, let’s dazzle, and let’s make every move a masterpiece!

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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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096Mini-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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097Mini-B Racing

Earn your driver’s license and explore the exciting world of Mini-B radio controlled cars. At 1/16 scale, this little car packs a full size punch. Small enough to race inside and big enough to race outside. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy, campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Changing variables is the major skill we emphasize. The camper will receive an a new buggy, 2 tools to fix/ tune the car, and 2 batteries. By changing one variable at a time, campers tune their cars to perform at a higher level. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the campers learn to change. This class is a great intro to our very popular introduction to racing academy.

Campers will learn to:

• 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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Period-2 10:30-1:00

001DC Juniors Morning Session Only Grades K & 1


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2


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011Mechanical Models With Wood

Vehicles, buildings, bridges, and more. Campers will build mechanical models of vehicles, structures, and robotic arms out of wood. This hands-on class will teach campers about mechanisms, assembly, and the principles that make a machine work. All kits are wooden. Each project is kit designed and great for the child who likes to build things from instructions. Campers will participate in weekly challenges with each kit.

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014Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

This is an introductory class where you will learn how to fly drones using FPV (First Person View Goggles) to race. We will be flying a small micro quadcopter with a camera. Drones have improved over the years and this summer the campers will be flying using an HD system which means it will be easier and better. We will be setting up a series of race courses all over the camp and will compete to see who is the best drone pilot. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes). The material fees cover the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fees DO NOT cover replacement drones if they are lost or destroyed.

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015Drone Racing For Advanced Pilots

THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS! You will need to come to this class with experience flying drones FPV (first person view) using goggles. We will be flying an advanced drone that is capable of high speeds. Drones have improved over the years and this summer the campers will be flying using an HD system which means it will be easier and better. You must have experience flying smaller, slower drones in order to have success in this class. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes!) The material fees cover the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The materials fees DO NOT cover replacement drones if they are lost or destroyed.

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016Multi-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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021Magic The Gathering and Strategic Table Games

The past decade has seen a surge in popularity for an unexpected industry: tabletop board games. This class will introduce students to the world of strategic board gaming. These aren’t your parent’s board games! Titles like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic and Magic: The Gathering, are just a few of the innovative games that students will learn to play. Unlike some of the more traditional board games (Monopoly, Risk, Stratego etc.), these modern classics emphasize specific game mechanics that favorability over luck. The class will focus on skills such as probability, critical thinking, teamwork, planning, organization, and social interaction. The Golden Age of board gaming is upon us. What are you waiting for?

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022Warhammer 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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023Warhammer 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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028Make Your Own Website (HTML/CSS Coding)

Want to create your own website? This is the course for you! We will work on developing web pages from scratch using HTML and CSS. HTML is the standard markup language for creating websites and CSS is the language that describes the style of an HTML document. We will combine HTML and CSS to create a basic web page. For the final project, we will create a fully functional website based on your design!

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034Minecraft! What Will You Create? B Grades 2 - 4

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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034Minecraft! What Will You Create? A Grades 5+

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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037Game Design in Virtual Reality with Unity

The Game Design with Unity class will challenge campers to use real game development tools to create a project that they can take home, play, and share with friends. The Unity game engine is an industry favorite, powering popular games like Pokémon GO, Cuphead, and Beat Saber. We’ll take a deeper look at geometry, textures, materials, and game programming. Campers will have a variety of projects to work on, from creating simple mobile apps to VR-ready games! Our final project will be to create an interactive game that we can play on the camp’s Oculus Rift VR headsets. With such a powerful platform, every camper will get to flex their creative minds through their games.

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041- Build Your Own PC $1000 Build

Campers will learn about the parts that make up a personal computer and then build one of their own from start to finish. Campers will become familiar with each of the components of a computer and will learn about the price vs performance trade-offs of each. With this knowledge and with assistance, campers and parents will choose a budget of $750 or $1,000 for their system. They will then select parts that fit the budget and will assemble and test their own personal machine. Each camper will go home with a fully assembled computer running Windows 10. Included components are CPU, motherboard, storage drive, RAM, power supply, computer case, keyboard, and mouse. (Monitor is not included.)

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041- Build Your Own PC $1500 Build

Campers will learn about the parts that make up a personal computer and then build one of their own from start to finish. Campers will become familiar with each of the components of a computer and will learn about the price vs performance trade-offs of each. With this knowledge and with assistance, campers and parents will choose a budget of $750 or $1,000 for their system. They will then select parts that fit the budget and will assemble and test their own personal machine. Each camper will go home with a fully assembled computer running Windows 10. Included components are CPU, motherboard, storage drive, RAM, power supply, computer case, keyboard, and mouse. (Monitor is not included.)

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041- Build Your Own PC $2000 Build

Campers will learn about the parts that make up a personal computer and then build one of their own from start to finish. Campers will become familiar with each of the components of a computer and will learn about the price vs performance trade-offs of each. With this knowledge and with assistance, campers and parents will choose a budget of $750 or $1,000 for their system. They will then select parts that fit the budget and will assemble and test their own personal machine. Each camper will go home with a fully assembled computer running Windows 10. Included components are CPU, motherboard, storage drive, RAM, power supply, computer case, keyboard, and mouse. (Monitor is not included.)

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049LEGO Builders and Collectors Unite

Do you enjoy building and displaying challenging LEGO sets? Has your collection grown to be quite large? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, this is the class for you. In LEGO Builders and Collectors, campers (KFOLs) will pre-select a set they want to work on during the session. In addition, we’ll be taking a closer look at various techniques, parts, making modifications, and the benefits and challenges of being a LEGO builder/ collector. As an added bonus, campers will get to interact with AFOL’s from across the U.S. and beyond to fully understand the power of collecting LEGO as a hobby. KFOL = Kid Fan of LEGO AFOL = Adult Fan of LEGO

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053Digital Photography & Graphic Design

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of digital photography, where campers will not just learn, but immerse themselves in the artistry of capturing moments. Armed with state-of-the-art point-and-shoot digital cameras, campers will venture into the realm of pixels and lenses, discovering the magic that unfolds through the viewfinder. Campers will unleash their creativity with PC-based photo editing software, transforming their snapshots into visual masterpieces. It’s not just about taking photos; it’s about sculpting them into stories. Campers will curate their own gallery. Welcome to the immersive world of digital photography – where every snapshot is a step into the extraordinary.

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054Filmmaking

In Filmmaking, campers will create short films using digital camera equipment and iMovie editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. In the first week, students will learn and implement the skill of creating a story as well as film shot types and sequences while creating a ‘silent’ film. In the following weeks, students will add dialogue to their collaboratively written stories as they continue to hone their shooting and editing techniques. The final week will implement special effects and green screen for a diverse portfolio of short films that the students will go home with at the end of the sessions. This class is suited for both students with no experience up to those who have made short films before.

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062Jewelry Making and Creative Crafts

From sparkling bright colored beads to real Austrian crystal, campers will be inspired by discovering the wonders of Jewelry Making and design. If you love bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings and charms then you’ll love this class! Campers will learn how to work with tools of the trade and apply various techniques to create their own unique works of art. Campers will develop their fine motor skills, visual perception, and develop their sense of creativity! Let’s have fun exploring your inner designer and create your very own jewelry collection! As part of our Jewelry Making program, children will have an opportunity to create room décor items such as wall art mirrors, desk accessories, jeweled heart boxes, memory journals, squishy’s, charms for backpacks, and ocean inspired hair accessories. New to Jewelry Making this year campers will be creating resin jewelry and charms. Have yourself a blast and create a sparkling collection of gummy bear jewelry, adorable animal charms, and more!

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072The Paintbrush Life

The Paintbrush Life is all about painting! Campers will explore acrylic painting through canvas painting, pour painting and mixed media projects. A variety of acrylic mediums will be introduced to create dimension effects and surfaces. Campers will learn to transfer their drawings to canvas with graphite paper to create original works of art! Campers will learn color mixing, shading, and palette knife techniques. Weekly sharing and feedback will be given as well as looking at famous works of art.

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076Introduction to Skateboarding

Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe and fun atmosphere. The skills campers will learn are 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 introduction to Skateboarding, advanced maneuvers will be taught such asthe ollie and the kick flip as well as “dropping in” for campers who are ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding.  A skateboard, helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are required. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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077Advanced 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.  A skateboard, helmet and wrist guards are required. Knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended for advanced skaters. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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078Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 3 & 4)

The thrill of running through a camper-designed course! Strategizing and developing group strategies and teamwork! Put your Nerf skills to the test with accuracy and Olympic style events! Campers will engage in cooperative challenges in an instructor-driven, counselor supervised class. Throughout the Nerf class, campers can develop and design target shooting, Olympic style contests (Biathlon, Accuracy, multi-skilled shots), Capture the Flag, Attack and Defend, as well as end of week culminating events. Class periods will focus on team organization, engineering of course constructions, competitive challenges, safety and Nerf instruction. Additional aspects of the class will include engineering principles of course design, physics application of distance and speed with Nerf guns, and creativity/imagination in team building activities. Campers will be able to implement their Nerf materials in a safe and constructive environment with safety goggles and approved apparati. Campers will be allowed to bring their own Nerf items within reason (Rival, Nerf materials that have darts clips of more than 20, and other varieties are not allowed). The camp will supply all darts, protective glasses, and building materials for the class. Nerf guns will also be supplied for campers that do not own their own.

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081DC Soccer (Grades 2-3)

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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084Table Tennis at Westchester Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Campers will learn rules, techniques, and skills of the game taught by a Westchester Table Tennis pro. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Campers will be grouped based on skills so all levels are welcomed. 

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085Golf

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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087Floor 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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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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089Pickleball, Gaga Ball & More

Pickleball and More is designed to provide a fun and inclusive experience for campers of all skill levels. Campers will engage in a diverse range of activities and learning experiences, including: • Fundamentals and Skill Development • Drills and Practice Sessions • Match Play and Tournaments • Fitness and Conditioning • Team Building and Sportsmanship • Fun Off-Court Activities Some games campers will participate in this class are: Gaga Ball, KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Swing Ball, Frisbee Horseshoes, and Lawn Darts.

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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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094Ice Skating

Westchester Skating Academy provides campers with the highest quality programs in a safe and friendly environment. SKATING CLASS: Your child will have a 1-hour class with a professional coach. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of ice skating while building a strong foundation and have fun. For children who are more advanced instruction will be provided based on their level so they can build on their skill set and feel challenged. WSA will provide your children with a fantastic summer skating experience. Helmets are required and you must bring your own. WSA does not rent helmets or other protective gear. RECOMMENDATIONS/SUGGESTIONS: SKATES: Should be comfortable but snug; skates should be slightly smaller than shoe size. Rental skates will be provided for those who do not have their own skates. CLOTHING: Warm, layered, comfortable clothing (snowpants, sweaters, and sweatshirts are preferable to bulky jackets) and gloves or mittens.

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100Introduction 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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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

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 Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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 are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

Tires, suspension upgrades, servo, and a new remote and receiver which will be used for future cars and truck builds.

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car 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 be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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108Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in racing their vehicles, getting their vehicles back in order or upgrading their vehicles should join this class. The goal of this course is to give each camper the tools they need to refine their RC driving ability and become a faster, better driver. You’d be amazed what a new set of tires or even a suspension change can do to bring down your lap times. 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 or upgrades. Should a camper require major repairs or upgrades above the materials fees then parents can send a check.  We always have plenty of parts on hand or can order from our suppliers.

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Period-3 1:00-2:25

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2


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003Design 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.

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007Introduction 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.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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016Multi-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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017Pokemon 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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018Pokemon 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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024Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Similar to other tabletop games like Warhammer, players assemble, paint, and collect highly detailed plastic miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Players choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop where the very terrain itself can be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the super powered showdown. In this class, students will receive their own starter set which includes everything needed to play full games on their own! They will be provided with paint, brushes and other supplies to learn basic painting techniques and delve into all aspects of the hobby.

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030Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI)! This course is designed to introduce campers to the basic concepts, principles, and applications of AI in a fun and engaging way. As technology continues to evolve, understanding AI has become increasingly important, and this class aims to make it accessible and exciting for young minds. In this class campers will: • Develop a fundamental understanding of AI concepts and terminology. • Recognize the various applications of AI in daily life and different industries. • Gain hands-on experience through interactive projects and activities. • Explore the ethical implications of AI and the importance of responsible AI development. • Reflect on potential career opportunities and the future evolution of AI technology

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033Metaverse Design Using Roblox B Grades 5+

Roblox is a game design program where campers will learn how to design and create their own gaming world where they can then actually play in! There are a variety of different game templates the campers will be able to choose from. Some templates give campers a theme like a pirate island, a castle, western, or city while others are built for specific genres of games like racing, capture the flag, infinite running, and team areas. Roblox is also an online community of professional and amateur game designers who can create and play each other’s games. Campers can use Roblox on any PC or Apple product so they can take their work from camp home with them!

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033Metaverse Design Using Roblox A Grades 3 & 4

Roblox is a game design program where campers will learn how to design and create their own gaming world where they can then actually play in! There are a variety of different game templates the campers will be able to choose from. Some templates give campers a theme like a pirate island, a castle, western, or city while others are built for specific genres of games like racing, capture the flag, infinite running, and team areas. Roblox is also an online community of professional and amateur game designers who can create and play each other’s games. Campers can use Roblox on any PC or Apple product so they can take their work from camp home with them!

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037Game Design in Virtual Reality with Unity

The Game Design with Unity class will challenge campers to use real game development tools to create a project that they can take home, play, and share with friends. The Unity game engine is an industry favorite, powering popular games like Pokémon GO, Cuphead, and Beat Saber. We’ll take a deeper look at geometry, textures, materials, and game programming. Campers will have a variety of projects to work on, from creating simple mobile apps to VR-ready games! Our final project will be to create an interactive game that we can play on the camp’s Oculus Rift VR headsets. With such a powerful platform, every camper will get to flex their creative minds through their games.

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038Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Years ago, 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. Campers will then move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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042Handheld Game Builders

Ever wonder what’s behind your favorite classic video games? In this program, campers will learn each step in building their very own handheld gaming consoles. Steps include soldering the initial components, programming the handheld consoles to run varies games and modifications. This course brings the excitement that comes with gaming while learning how these amazing little computers really work! Campers will start with small soldering projects and eventually move on to the final full gaming console project with many games to explore. Bring back the classics!

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047Star Wars - The Class

In a galaxy, far, far away, a unique camp experience has presented itself, providing die-hard Star Wars fans an opportunity to share and grow their passion for intergalactic adventures. It doesn’t matter if they’re a Padawan or Jedi Knight, there is something for everyone. Campers will engage in a variety of activities such as building vehicles and characters out of LEGO, making and sampling galactic treats, putting together some amazing crafts, and watching movie highlights. For the final project campers will be able to build their own lightsaber hilt.

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056Comedy Improvisation

In this fast-paced, fun, think on your feet class, students will learn how to create characters and relationships out of thin air. Based on the famed Chicago Second City style of improv, this class will be a blast for all students. We will utilize theatrical and team building games to build students’ performance skills and give the group an improv “troupe” mentality. Campers will improve on their listening and concentration skills, body language, communicating effectively, thinking on their feet and recognizing opportunities.

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057Content Creators

In this class, the campers will produce all the content that the Daily Discover Camp Newscast will feature. We will be filming and editing short segments for each news show. We are also planning 3 live shows to be filmed on Fridays and added into the news. Some of the ideas we are working on are a talent show, Live Game show, How To Tutorials, Improv/Skit, Comedy Show, Competition show, Trivia competition, Magic Show, and an Art Show. The news show will be going out live to the Discover Camp YouTube channel for everyone to watch.

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060The Great DC Cook Off (Grades 4+)

Ever watched a cooking show and thought, “I could totally do that!”? Then The Great DC Cook-Off is for you! This class combines elements from popular cooking shows such as The Great British Baking Show, Chopped Jr, Guy’s Grocery Games and more to create a competitive and delicious experience. From beginners to children with more experience in the kitchen, this class is open to all chefs. In this class, campers work in teams to create culinary masterpieces using the mystery ingredients provided.

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066Abstract Art

Create amazing extreme art! Abstract art has been around for over 100 years and uses shapes, colors, lines, and textures to create cool effects. Abstract art is an independent composition where students learn the process of experimentation and exploration. Campers will create abstract works of art that will utilize their imaginations and sense of creativity. Anyone can have fun learning how to create abstract art. In this class you will learn techniques such as: Splatter paint, ghost swiping, galaxy fluid paint pour, abstract deep space, spin art, bloom pours and spray paint art. We will create canvas paintings, organizers, pencil & art supply cases, journals, hats, magnets, jewelry, trinket boxes, wallets, ocean wave light jars and wall art. Students will have the opportunity to explore the various methods and techniques in ways they have never imagined!

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069Discover Sculpting

Here is a hands-on clay class to construct art out of polymer clay and design mini sculptures ranging from delicious food, magical creatures, to everything in between. Some skills the students will be working on are enhancing creativity, sculpting, texturing , making adequate amateurs for each sculpture, using clay tools, learning how to properly cook the clay and using proper layering techniques. This class will focus on skills including:• Creativity• Hand building techniques• Additive and subtractive sculpture

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073Standard Board

Standard boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Discover Camp 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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074Cruiser

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


The Build a Board program was conceived by Discover Camp 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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075Longboard

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 Discover Camp  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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078Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 5+)

The thrill of running through a camper-designed course! Strategizing and developing group strategies and teamwork! Put your Nerf skills to the test with accuracy and Olympic style events! Campers will engage in cooperative challenges in an instructor-driven, counselor supervised class. Throughout the Nerf class, campers can develop and design target shooting, Olympic style contests (Biathlon, Accuracy, multi-skilled shots), Capture the Flag, Attack and Defend, as well as end of week culminating events. Class periods will focus on team organization, engineering of course constructions, competitive challenges, safety and Nerf instruction. Additional aspects of the class will include engineering principles of course design, physics application of distance and speed with Nerf guns, and creativity/imagination in team building activities. Campers will be able to implement their Nerf materials in a safe and constructive environment with safety goggles and approved apparati. Campers will be allowed to bring their own Nerf items within reason (Rival, Nerf materials that have darts clips of more than 20, and other varieties are not allowed). The camp will supply all darts, protective glasses, and building materials for the class. Nerf guns will also be supplied for campers that do not own their own.

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083Backyard Games, Gaga Ball & Multi Sports

Campers will be invited to test their accuracy, hand-eye coordination, communication, and collaboration skills through our lawn games class. Instructors will create an equally competitive but fun and accepting environment where students test their skills via challenge games. Campers have the opportunity to be outside while trying out new games and activities. Gaga Ball KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Swing Ball, Frisbee Horseshoes and Lawn Darts are just a few examples of the lawn games that students will participate in. Campers will also be introduced to a variety of sports in a fun and accepting environment. The class functions on a three day rotational cycle. Students learn the basic skills and concepts of the sport and work on active kinesthetic drills during the first two days of the cycle. On the third day, the class splits into two teams and plays a game in that sport. Sports offered include but are not limited to: Soccer, American flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Wiffle Ball and Gaga Ball.

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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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090Indoor 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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091Indoor 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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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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095King Pins (DC Bowling)

Welcome King Pins Bowling Class—a striking adventure for kids eager to learn the ins and outs of one of America’s favorite pastimes! Our bowling class is designed to introduce children to the excitement and skill of the game in a fun and supportive environment. The skilled instructors will lead aspiring bowlers through fundamental techniques, covering everything from ball grip to refining their approach. This comprehensive guidance ensures a strong groundwork for future success in achieving strikes and spares. Campers will learn: • Team building • Lane etiquette • Bowling etiquette • Selecting the right-sized bowling ball The program will include fun challenges. Learning is more enjoyable when it’s paired with excitement! Our class incorporates engaging challenges and mini-games to keep the energy high and the smiles even higher

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100Introduction 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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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

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 Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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 are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

Tires, suspension upgrades, servo, and a new remote and receiver which will be used for future cars and truck builds.

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car 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 be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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104Advanced Racing Academy - Team Associated 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 found with today’s tracks and faster motors, 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 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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105Advanced 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 who 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 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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106Advanced 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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107My Laps (For Returning Campers)

Students will receive a brand new MyLaps Transponder so that they can connect  to our new timing system. This transponder and timing system allows students to challenge themselves to be consistent and learn more about their race cars to achieve the fastest times.  Campers keep their personal transponder. Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes. Contact Davis Taylor with questions (dtaylor@discovercamp.com)

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108Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in racing their vehicles, getting their vehicles back in order or upgrading their vehicles should join this class. The goal of this course is to give each camper the tools they need to refine their RC driving ability and become a faster, better driver. You’d be amazed what a new set of tires or even a suspension change can do to bring down your lap times. 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 or upgrades. Should a camper require major repairs or upgrades above the materials fees then parents can send a check.  We always have plenty of parts on hand or can order from our suppliers.

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K



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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1



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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2



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006DC Woodcrafting and Modeling

If you enjoy spending time thinking, brainstorming, creating, and working with your hands, this is the course for you. DC woodcrafting and modeling will provide campers with an opportunity to use basic yet essential woodworking tools to construct functional wooden models, prototypes, sculptures, and inventions. Campers will assemble a variety of wood modeling kits, create hydraulic powered machines, architectural models, vehicles, and other prototypes as potential solutions to real world problems. Campers will design, build, paint, experiment, and learn using a systematic approach to problem solving known as the “Design Process.”


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008Advanced 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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009Advanced 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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017Pokemon 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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018Pokemon 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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027Scratch Coding with Mbot Robtos - Build a Robot

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. 

Campers will each get their very own Mbot, a friendly robot! Mbots are programmable robots that will unleash camper imagination.

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029Python Coding

Python is a very popular programming language to learn to code! It is an easy-toread, high-level programming language, meaning commands are read like English words instead of complex 0s and 1s. This allows Python to be easier to learn without any experience as compared to other programming languages. In this course, campers will learn concepts, commands and syntax (rules for the specific layout of code) of Python through various projects and games that we will develop together!

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031Competitive Gaming E-Sports

Do you love video games? Do you love competition? Then you’ll love our competitive video games class. Campers will play age appropriate video game classics against one another in causal play and tournament settings. Games like Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Brothers will be cornerstones of fun. Campers will practice eye-hand coordination, game strategy, problem solving, teamwork, and learn how to win or lose with class. Grab a controller and join the fun.

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035Minecraft Virtual Reality

The Minecraft VR class opens the door for students to experience their creations in an immersive 3-D environment. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk into your Minecraft base and experience your architectural prowess? Now you can view your Minecraft creations with Oculus Rift with the new Minecraft VR class. Campers will be challenged to build structures that integrate the necessary infrastructure to allow their Minecraft world to flourish. The Minecraft VR journey begins one block at a time. Campers will build in Minecraft outside of a VR environment and have the opportunity to view and test their creations in a VR environment to enhance their perspective.

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036Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two of the fastest growing technology fields. This class is designed for beginners to learn how to create and experience VR and AR. Campers will learn about geometry, textures, camera angles, and block-based coding. More advanced campers will also have the option to learn about programming for VR with JavaScript. Discover Camp has Oculus headsets for the campers to use or they can also use smart phones to view their creations with a Google Cardboard. Campers will also be exposed to Spark AR, a great introduction to making augmented reality filters and stickers just like the ones used on Instagram and Snapchat. The only limit is your imagination!


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039Advanced 3D Printing

Campers will be introduced to advanced CAD and 3D printing skills so they have the technical abilities to bring an idea to life. Projects will concentrate on 3D design, problem solving, and prototyping. Activities include creating multiple part assemblies, making useful objects like tools, fixing / replacing parts and more. Previous CAD (Tinkercad or Onshape) and 3D printing experience is highly recommended

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050Brick Art

Everyone knows the sound of digging through piles and piles of Lego bricks and the satisfaction that comes with building their very own “masterpiece.” For years people have been pushing creative limits and using these plastic blocks in unconventional ways. In Brick Art, campers will embark on an open-ended art experience limited only by the bounds of their creativity. While building with Lego in the traditional sense is fun and engaging, campers will use blocks to design and construct a variety of projects. They’ll learn how to paint, sculpt, fabricate jewelry, and design custom household items. Everything that is crafted in this class will be brought home to be shared with families.

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055Stop Motion Animation

In stop motion, campers bring their LEGO, clay, chalk drawing, Star Wars, Minecraft figures and much more to life as they explore the world of stop motion animation. Stop-motion animation allows the photographer to tell a story. This style of photography makes a physically manipulated object appear to move 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 to life

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058News DC

In this class the campers will produce a daily live news show! The students will be doing each important job at some point throughout the session. Some of these jobs include: news anchor, field reporter, director, producer, editor, script writer, teleprompter operator, camera operator, drone operator, and many more. The students will be split into 2 groups, each group will be responsible for every other day’s episode. Live news brings all kinds of challenges. The students will get real world skills that range from problem solving to cooperative learning. The news show will be going out live to the DC YouTube channel for everyone to watch.

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059These Images are Alive! Creating and Reading Graphic Novels

Combine your love of art with the power of writing and storytelling! Graphic novels are the result of these creative mediums. Become like the authors and characters that you cannot get enough of! Campers will read and discuss popular graphic novels, storyboard their own ideas, and create their own novels. Journey through the many worlds that today’s graphic novels hold and be a part of those stories by creating your own! This course will guide campers through the newest novels and while emulating the authors’ and artists’ styles, become what they enjoy!

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060The Great DC Cook Off (Grades 2-3)

Ever watched a cooking show and thought, “I could totally do that!”? Then The Great DC Cook-Off is for you! This class combines elements from popular cooking shows such as The Great British Baking Show, Chopped Jr, Guy’s Grocery Games and more to create a competitive and delicious experience. From beginners to children with more experience in the kitchen, this class is open to all chefs. In this class, campers work in teams to create culinary masterpieces using the mystery ingredients provided.

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064Rock 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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068Rock Artistry: Exploring Creative Techniques in Rock Coloring

Welcome to the vibrant world of rock artistry! In this engaging and hands-on course, campers will explore the art of coloring on rocks using a variety of artistic techniques. From basic concepts to advanced designs, participants will unleash their creativity and learn how to transform ordinary rocks into beautiful works of art. Throughout this course, campers will delve into a diverse range of rock coloring methods, including but not limited to: • Basic Rock Preparation • Color Theory • Painting Techniques • Pointillism and Patterns • Marbling and Texture Effects • Stenciling and Masking

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080DC Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skill-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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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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090Indoor 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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091Indoor 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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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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095King Pins (DC Bowling)

Welcome King Pins Bowling Class—a striking adventure for kids eager to learn the ins and outs of one of America’s favorite pastimes! Our bowling class is designed to introduce children to the excitement and skill of the game in a fun and supportive environment. The skilled instructors will lead aspiring bowlers through fundamental techniques, covering everything from ball grip to refining their approach. This comprehensive guidance ensures a strong groundwork for future success in achieving strikes and spares. Campers will learn: • Team building • Lane etiquette • Bowling etiquette • Selecting the right-sized bowling ball The program will include fun challenges. Learning is more enjoyable when it’s paired with excitement! Our class incorporates engaging challenges and mini-games to keep the energy high and the smiles even higher

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097Mini-B Racing Upgrades (Returning campers with a Mini B)

This class is designed for campers who have already have a Losi Mini B and wish to spend their time upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the buggy/truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their vehicle to a modified racer. The upgrades are designed to bring the Losi Mini B to a new level of competition. Included materials: suspension upgrades, rx, servo, and motor.

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097Mini-B Racing

Earn your driver’s license and explore the exciting world of Mini-B radio controlled cars. At 1/16 scale, this little car packs a full size punch. Small enough to race inside and big enough to race outside. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy, campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Changing variables is the major skill we emphasize. The camper will receive an a new buggy, 2 tools to fix/ tune the car, and 2 batteries. By changing one variable at a time, campers tune their cars to perform at a higher level. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the campers learn to change. This class is a great intro to our very popular introduction to racing academy.

Campers will learn to:

• 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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099Soap Box Derby

In this class students will learn to use different tools to build a gravity based soap box derby car that they will ride in. The car comes as a kit that needs to be assembled and tuned. Once they have a working car, they will be racing them head to head. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) based learning will be taught in conjunction with the build. The kit includes an automotive style steering mechanism, wheels, instructions, templates and all parts needed to build a basic racer, with the exception of a half sheet of 5/8” plywood, nails, screws and glue. The kit is easy to build with common household tools (i.e. hammer, wrench, screw driver, drill and jigsaw).

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Closed ClassDiscover Camp 2024 Daily Schedule Session IIChoose one class from each columnAlmost Closed

Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1


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001DC Juniors Morning Session Only Grades K & 1


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2


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003Design 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.

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007Introduction 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.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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017Pokemon 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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018Pokemon 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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030Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI)! This course is designed to introduce campers to the basic concepts, principles, and applications of AI in a fun and engaging way. As technology continues to evolve, understanding AI has become increasingly important, and this class aims to make it accessible and exciting for young minds. In this class campers will: • Develop a fundamental understanding of AI concepts and terminology. • Recognize the various applications of AI in daily life and different industries. • Gain hands-on experience through interactive projects and activities. • Explore the ethical implications of AI and the importance of responsible AI development. • Reflect on potential career opportunities and the future evolution of AI technology

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032Introduction to E-Sports

Introduce yourself to the modern world of sporting: Esports! In this class, campers will be introduced to an assortment of competitive online games with a variety of playstyles. Campers will be able to learn the basics of each game, compete against each other as a class, and work cooperatively towards various goals and missions. Games played will be: • Hearthstone (Digital Collectable Card Game) • Heroes of the Storm (Multiplayer Battle Online Arena) • Overwatch 2 (First Person Combat) • Starcraft 2 (Real Time Strategy) Campers will be required to create a Battle.net account, which requires an email address. Previous experience in any game is more than welcome, but certainly not required!

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034Minecraft! What Will You Create? Grades 2+

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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036Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two of the fastest growing technology fields. This class is designed for beginners to learn how to create and experience VR and AR. Campers will learn about geometry, textures, camera angles, and block-based coding. More advanced campers will also have the option to learn about programming for VR with JavaScript. Discover Camp has Oculus headsets for the campers to use or they can also use smart phones to view their creations with a Google Cardboard. Campers will also be exposed to Spark AR, a great introduction to making augmented reality filters and stickers just like the ones used on Instagram and Snapchat. The only limit is your imagination!


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040Prototype/Design 3D Printing Assisted Devices and Everyday Items

The “Prototype and Design 3D Printing Assisted Devices and Everyday Items” class is an advanced exploration of the principles, methods, and practical applications of 3D printing technology in creating innovative devices and everyday items. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the entire process, from conceptualization to the production of prototypes using 3D printing technology.

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044Soldering Circuits

Campers will build several working circuits while learning how to safely solder. No prior soldering experience is necessary. Circuits will include a light sensor circuit, a siren circuit, a working FM radio, and more. 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 are more challenging – the FM radio requires the proper soldering of over 25 individual components. Campers will learn soldering skills and the 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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048Awesome LEGO Building Challenges

Do you enjoy building with Lego? Are you searching for new ways to use the same pile of bricks? Well, look no further. During this class, we will be participating in a wide variety of builds/challenges that are great for every level of builder. Challenges include using bricks to build names/logos, buildings, small scenes and a marble maze. 

Additionally, we’ll take a closer look at the different pieces, talk about building techniques AND engage in some friendly competition. At the conclusion of the session, campers will have stretched their imaginations to new lengths, become more confident builders and will be addicted to all things LEGO.

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051Beat Making/Digital Music Lab

Learn how to create beats and songs at your fingertips! Using Soundtrap campers will learn the fundamentals of music production, how to create their own music, the basics of recording and editing their own tracks. Soundtrap is a cloud based software that allows students to make music together online. Using a MIDI USB Keyboard/Launchpad, students can input digital instruments into the program with ease. No musical experience required. Students will keep the MIDI USB Keyboard/Launchpad. 

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054Filmmaking

In Filmmaking, campers will create short films using digital camera equipment and iMovie editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. In the first week, students will learn and implement the skill of creating a story as well as film shot types and sequences while creating a ‘silent’ film. In the following weeks, students will add dialogue to their collaboratively written stories as they continue to hone their shooting and editing techniques. The final week will implement special effects and green screen for a diverse portfolio of short films that the students will go home with at the end of the sessions. This class is suited for both students with no experience up to those who have made short films before.

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067Create Your Very Own Dream Bedroom

Escape to the World of Miniature Design. Be your own designer, architect, builder in miniature scale. Campers will learn how to problem-solve, use their imagination and exercise resourcefulness to create their awesome 3D miniature “DREAM” Bedroom! Campers will practice fine motor skills by handling tools, glue, paint, wood and an array of trims, fabrics and tiny building materials. Create your very own COZY BED, art studio with miniature artwork, loft with ladder, tiny lamps, carpets, tables and chairs, cozy corner and dedicated media space. Campers will use miniature items such as, books, toys, cats, dogs, purses, sunglasses, tablets, gaming consoles, candy jars, jar of slime, mini goldfish tank, miniature TV, snacks, and more! This is a perfect class for campers who love the challenge of creating miniature items and bringing their DREAM bedroom to life!

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070Ceramics

Who doesn’t love clay? In ceramics you will learn a variety of hand building techniques including coil, slab, trapped air and more. Projects include bowls, vases, realistic food, castles and more. Proper glazing techniques will be taught and all pieces will be fired. Both terracotta and white clay will be used.

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076Introduction to Skateboarding

Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe and fun atmosphere. The skills campers will learn are 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 introduction to Skateboarding, advanced maneuvers will be taught such asthe ollie and the kick flip as well as “dropping in” for campers who are ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding.  A skateboard, helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are required. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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077Advanced 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.  A skateboard, helmet and wrist guards are required. Knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended for advanced skaters. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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078Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 3 & 4)

The thrill of running through a camper-designed course! Strategizing and developing group strategies and teamwork! Put your Nerf skills to the test with accuracy and Olympic style events! Campers will engage in cooperative challenges in an instructor-driven, counselor supervised class. Throughout the Nerf class, campers can develop and design target shooting, Olympic style contests (Biathlon, Accuracy, multi-skilled shots), Capture the Flag, Attack and Defend, as well as end of week culminating events. Class periods will focus on team organization, engineering of course constructions, competitive challenges, safety, and Nerf instruction. Additional aspects of the class will include engineering principles of course design, physics application of distance and speed with Nerf guns, and creativity/imagination in team building activities. Campers will be able to implement their Nerf materials in a safe and constructive environment with safety goggles and approved apparati. Campers will be allowed to bring their own Nerf items within reason (Rival, Nerf materials that have darts clips of more than 20, and other varieties are not allowed). The camp will supply all darts, protective glasses, and building materials for the class. Nerf guns will also be supplied for campers that do not own their own.

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081DC Soccer (Grades 4+)

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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084Table Tennis at Westchester Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Campers will learn rules, techniques, and skills of the game taught by a Westchester Table Tennis pro. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Campers will be grouped based on skills so all levels are welcomed. 

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085Golf

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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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination. 

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089Pickleball, Gaga Ball & More

Pickleball and More is designed to provide a fun and inclusive experience for campers of all skill levels. Campers will engage in a diverse range of activities and learning experiences, including: • Fundamentals and Skill Development • Drills and Practice Sessions • Match Play and Tournaments • Fitness and Conditioning • Team Building and Sportsmanship • Fun Off-Court Activities Some games campers will participate in this class are: Gaga Ball, KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Swing Ball, Frisbee Horseshoes, and Lawn Darts.

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092DC Dancers

Get ready to groove and shake it with Encore! Encore is on a mission to turn everyone into dance-floor dynamos who just can’t resist the siren call of rhythm! Feel the beat, embrace the heat, and join the jazz-tastic journey with Encore! Jazz dance is the ultimate dance fusion, blending the grace of classical ballet with the cool vibes of modern dance. Our classes are like dance parties where you’ll master isolations and conquer rhythm, all while learning to unleash your inner dance diva. Jazz lets you dive deep into technique while giving your body the freedom to bust a move like nobody’s watching! DC Dancers is the place to be! Let’s dance, let’s dazzle, and let’s make every move a masterpiece!

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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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096Mini-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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097Mini-B Racing

Earn your driver’s license and explore the exciting world of Mini-B radio controlled cars. At 1/16 scale, this little car packs a full size punch. Small enough to race inside and big enough to race outside. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy, campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Changing variables is the major skill we emphasize. The camper will receive an a new buggy, 2 tools to fix/ tune the car, and 2 batteries. By changing one variable at a time, campers tune their cars to perform at a higher level. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the campers learn to change. This class is a great intro to our very popular introduction to racing academy.

Campers will learn to:

• 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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Period-2 10:30-1:00

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K


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001DC Juniors Morning Session Only Grades K & 1


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2


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005Escape DC

Escape DC brings immersive gaming into the classroom in a revolutionary way.  Each game requires critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. Each game is based around an escape box. During a game, players need to navigate a series of mysteries and solve engaging problems. Games feature physical and online puzzles. Escape DC captures the thrill of the escape room phenomenon in our own unique way.  


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006DC Woodcrafting and Modeling

If you enjoy spending time thinking, brainstorming, creating, and working with your hands, this is the course for you. DC woodcrafting and modeling will provide campers with an opportunity to use basic yet essential woodworking tools to construct functional wooden models, prototypes, sculptures, and inventions. Campers will assemble a variety of wood modeling kits, create hydraulic powered machines, architectural models, vehicles, and other prototypes as potential solutions to real world problems. Campers will design, build, paint, experiment, and learn using a systematic approach to problem solving known as the “Design Process.”


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013Drones for Beginners

Participants will learn how to fly drones in a step-by-step manner, even if they have never flown one before. Both a simple cinematic drone and a racing drone will be purchased and used to learn how to fly. The cinematic drone will be flown to be steady in the air for taking pictures and video. (A cell phone is needed to view and record the pictures.) The racing drone will be flown to do acrobatic flips and race through hoops or against other drones. Additional charges will be accessed for drones that are broken or lost due to careless flying or handling.

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016Multi-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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022Warhammer 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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023Warhammer 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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027Scratch Coding with Mbot Robtos - Build a Robot

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. 

Campers will each get their very own Mbot, a friendly robot! Mbots are programmable robots that will unleash camper imagination.

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033Metaverse Design Using Roblox A Grades 5+

Roblox is a game design program where campers will learn how to design and create their own gaming world where they can then actually play in! There are a variety of different game templates the campers will be able to choose from.  Some templates give campers a theme like a pirate island, a castle, western, or city while others are built for specific genres of games like racing, capture the flag, infinite running, and team areas. Roblox is also an online community of professional and amateur game designers who can create and play each other’s games. Campers can use Roblox on any PC or Apple product so they can take their work from camp home with them!

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033Metaverse Design Using Roblox B Grades 3 & 4

Roblox is a game design program where campers will learn how to design and create their own gaming world where they can then actually play in! There are a variety of different game templates the campers will be able to choose from.  Some templates give campers a theme like a pirate island, a castle, western, or city while others are built for specific genres of games like racing, capture the flag, infinite running, and team areas. Roblox is also an online community of professional and amateur game designers who can create and play each other’s games. Campers can use Roblox on any PC or Apple product so they can take their work from camp home with them!

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037Game Design in Virtual Reality With Unity

The Game Design with Unity class will challenge campers to use real game development tools to create a project that they can take home, play, and share with friends. The Unity game engine is an industry favorite, powering popular games like Pokémon GO, Cuphead, and Beat Saber. We’ll take a deeper look at geometry, textures, materials, and game programming. Campers will have a variety of projects to work on, from creating simple mobile apps to VR-ready games! Our final project will be to create an interactive game that we can play on the camp’s Oculus Rift VR headsets. With such a powerful platform, every camper will get to flex their creative minds through their games.

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038Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Years ago, 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. Campers will then move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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043Raspberry Pi Maker

What is a Raspberry Pi? It’s a full-featured computer that fits in the palm of your hand! These little wonders are very popular for smart DIY electronics projects. Each camper will learn how to set up their own Pi and how to manage it with some basic Linux commands. We will try our hand at Scratch and Python programming, explore the built-in games, run a Minecraft server, and do computer-controlled circuit prototyping. We will have projects using add-on peripherals like a camera to create images, time-lapse videos, sensors and displays so the Pi can interact with our world.

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049LEGO Builders and Collectors Unite

Do you enjoy building and displaying challenging LEGO sets? Has your collection grown to be quite large? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, this is the class for you. In LEGO Builders and Collectors, campers (KFOLs) will pre-select a set they want to work on during the session. In addition, we’ll be taking a closer look at various techniques, parts, making modifications, and the benefits and challenges of being a LEGO builder/ collector. As an added bonus, campers will get to interact with AFOL’s from across the U.S. and beyond to fully understand the power of collecting LEGO as a hobby. KFOL = Kid Fan of LEGO AFOL = Adult Fan of LEGO

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054Filmmaking

In Filmmaking, campers will create short films using digital camera equipment and iMovie editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. In the first week, students will learn and implement the skill of creating a story as well as film shot types and sequences while creating a ‘silent’ film. In the following weeks, students will add dialogue to their collaboratively written stories as they continue to hone their shooting and editing techniques. The final week will implement special effects and green screen for a diverse portfolio of short films that the students will go home with at the end of the sessions. This class is suited for both students with no experience up to those who have made short films before.

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063The Magic Potion Shop

Step into the enchanted world of your very own magic potion shop. Mix and measure your mystical ingredients to create the perfect secret potions. Here in this miniature world, you will design and build your very own amazing magic potion shop. This class is perfect for students who love creating potions, miniatures and all that is mystical and mysterious. You will have an opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn how to create detailed, true-to-scale, miniature items such as miniature wands, medieval and gothic inspired furniture, dripping candles, bubbling caldrons and the Book of Magic Spells & Potions. Campers will design and create a three-dimensional miniature world using materials such as wood, clay, paint, fabrics, animals, rocks, old grey stone for walls and flooring and an array of organic materials to create their magical potions.

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071Discover Arts and Crafts

What do you get when you combine summer camp with arts and crafts? A happy camper! Discover arts and crafts is about introducing campers to the wonderful world of crafting. This class will expose campers to a wide variety of popular summer crafting projects.  Campers will learn how to make friendship bracelets, dream catchers, lanyards, keychains, and many more. 

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076Introduction to Skateboarding

Campers will learn the fundamentals of skateboarding in a safe and fun atmosphere. The skills campers will learn are 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 introduction to Skateboarding, advanced maneuvers will be taught such asthe ollie and the kick flip as well as “dropping in” for campers who are ready to take the next step towards advanced skateboarding.  A skateboard, helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are required. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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077Advanced 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.  A skateboard, helmet and wrist guards are required. Knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended for advanced skaters. For safety concerns, only real skateboards that have urethane wheels and trucks with proper bushings will be allowed.

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079Nerf Olympics Level II: Build your Own Nerf Blaster/Outside Adventure/Gel Battles

Have you mastered Zombies vs. Humans, Capture the Flag, and Wild West Blasters? Are you wishing that you could build your own Nerf and customize as you see fit? It’s time to level up and join the adventure of a new Nerf experience! Older and more experienced campers will be able to select various customizable options for their blaster, paint it to their specifications and use them in unique competitions throughout the three week session. We will also be adding the use of gel ball competitions with specifically designed guns. The three-week experience will culminate with a day trip to MSG paintball in Middletown, NY where campers will face off against each other, using extremely low impact paintballs. This class is perfect for a camper who loves creativity, competition, and cardio

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081DC Soccer (Grades 2-3)

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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084Table Tennis at Westchester Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Campers will learn rules, techniques, and skills of the game taught by a Westchester Table Tennis pro. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Campers will be grouped based on skills so all levels are welcomed. 

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085Golf

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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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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089Pickleball, Gaga Ball & More

Pickleball and More is designed to provide a fun and inclusive experience for campers of all skill levels. Campers will engage in a diverse range of activities and learning experiences, including: • Fundamentals and Skill Development • Drills and Practice Sessions • Match Play and Tournaments • Fitness and Conditioning • Team Building and Sportsmanship • Fun Off-Court Activities Some games campers will participate in this class are: Gaga Ball, KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Swing Ball, Frisbee Horseshoes, and Lawn Darts.

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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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094Ice Skating

Westchester Skating Academy provides campers with the highest quality programs in a safe and friendly environment. SKATING CLASS: Your child will have a 1-hour class with a professional coach. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of ice skating while building a strong foundation and have fun. For children who are more advanced instruction will be provided based on their level so they can build on their skill set and feel challenged. WSA will provide your children with a fantastic summer skating experience. Helmets are required and you must bring your own. WSA does not rent helmets or other protective gear. RECOMMENDATIONS/SUGGESTIONS: SKATES: Should be comfortable but snug; skates should be slightly smaller than shoe size. Rental skates will be provided for those who do not have their own skates. CLOTHING: Warm, layered, comfortable clothing (snowpants, sweaters, and sweatshirts are preferable to bulky jackets) and gloves or mittens.

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100Introduction 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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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

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 Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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 are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

Tires, suspension upgrades, servo, and a new remote and receiver which will be used for future cars and truck builds.

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car 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 be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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108Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in racing their vehicles, getting their vehicles back in order or upgrading their vehicles should join this class. The goal of this course is to give each camper the tools they need to refine their RC driving ability and become a faster, better driver. You’d be amazed what a new set of tires or even a suspension change can do to bring down your lap times. 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 or upgrades. Should a camper require major repairs or upgrades above the materials fees then parents can send a check.  We always have plenty of parts on hand or can order from our suppliers.

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Period-3 1:00-2:25

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2


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008Advanced 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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009Advanced 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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012Model Airplane Building

Enter the world of the Wright Brothers! Wilbur and 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 and 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 band 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 principles are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  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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016Multi-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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024Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Similar to other tabletop games like Warhammer, players assemble, paint, and collect highly detailed plastic miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Players choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop where the very terrain itself can be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the super powered showdown. In this class, students will receive their own starter set which includes everything needed to play full games on their own! They will be provided with paint, brushes and other supplies to learn basic painting techniques and delve into all aspects of the hobby.

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026Scratch Coding 3.0

New to programming, but want to create something cool? Scratch 3.0 is a block- based programming language developed by the MIT Media Labs. With this program, students can code games, animations, music, art and much more. As students create and share objects, they will practice thinking creatively and learn to reason systematically and work collaboratively. Students will also learn about circuitry when they experiment with MaKeyMaKey, an external circuit board to create interactive art. In this class we will create interactive games, animations with dialog, interactive art and more! Scratch is a true beginner programming language that is not only fun, but a bridge to later coding such as Arduino and Java.

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035Minecraft Virtual Reality A Grade 4

The Minecraft VR class opens the door for students to experience their creations in an immersive 3-D environment. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk into your Minecraft base and experience your architectural prowess? Now you can view your Minecraft creations with Oculus Rift with the new Minecraft VR class. Campers will be challenged to build structures that integrate the necessary infrastructure to allow their Minecraft world to flourish. The Minecraft VR journey begins one block at a time. Campers will build in Minecraft outside of a VR environment and have the opportunity to view and test their creations in a VR environment to enhance their perspective.

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035Minecraft Virtual Reality B Grades 5+

The Minecraft VR class opens the door for students to experience their creations in an immersive 3-D environment. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk into your Minecraft base and experience your architectural prowess? Now you can view your Minecraft creations with Oculus Rift with the new Minecraft VR class. Campers will be challenged to build structures that integrate the necessary infrastructure to allow their Minecraft world to flourish. The Minecraft VR journey begins one block at a time. Campers will build in Minecraft outside of a VR environment and have the opportunity to view and test their creations in a VR environment to enhance their perspective.

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037Game Design in Virtual Reality With Unity

The Game Design with Unity class will challenge campers to use real game development tools to create a project that they can take home, play, and share with friends. The Unity game engine is an industry favorite, powering popular games like Pokémon GO, Cuphead, and Beat Saber. We’ll take a deeper look at geometry, textures, materials, and game programming. Campers will have a variety of projects to work on, from creating simple mobile apps to VR-ready games! Our final project will be to create an interactive game that we can play on the camp’s Oculus Rift VR headsets. With such a powerful platform, every camper will get to flex their creative minds through their games.

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039Advanced 3D Printing

Campers will be introduced to advanced CAD and 3D printing skills so they have the technical abilities to bring an idea to life. Projects will concentrate on 3D design, problem solving, and prototyping. Activities include creating multiple part assemblies, making useful objects like tools, fixing / replacing parts and more. Previous CAD (Tinkercad or Onshape) and 3D printing experience is highly recommended

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046Robots, 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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047Star Wars - The Class

In a galaxy, far, far away, a unique camp experience has presented itself, providing die-hard Star Wars fans an opportunity to share and grow their passion for intergalactic adventures. It doesn’t matter if they’re a Padawan or Jedi Knight, there is something for everyone. Campers will engage in a variety of activities such as building vehicles and characters out of LEGO, making and sampling galactic treats, putting together some amazing crafts, and watching movie highlights. For the final project campers will be able to build their own lightsaber hilt.

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052DC Music Makers

No instrument, no problem! Campers will learn to create and play their own music using a variety of apps, software and materials. Using found materials, campers will be able to create their own instruments out of anything! We will use MakeyMakeys to design new instruments and Scratch, a beginner coding software, to program them. We will also learn to use the basics of creating music digitally with Incredibox, Chrome Music Lab, Soundtrap and more. No musical experience required.

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056Comedy Improvisation

In this fast-paced, fun, think on your feet class, students will learn how to create characters and relationships out of thin air. Based on the famed Chicago Second City style of improv, this class will be a blast for all students. We will utilize theatrical and team building games to build students’ performance skills and give the group an improv “troupe” mentality. Campers will improve on their listening and concentration skills, body language, communicating effectively, thinking on their feet and recognizing opportunities.

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060The Great DC Cook Off (Grades 4+)

Ever watch a cooking show and thought, “I could totally do that!”? Then The Great DC Cook-Off is for you! This class combines elements from popular cooking shows such as The Great British Baking Show, Chopped Jr, Guy’s Grocery Games and more to create a competitive and delicious experience. From beginners to children with more experience in the kitchen, this class is open to all chefs. In this class, campers work in teams to create culinary masterpieces using the mystery ingredients provided. 

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065Art & Design for Creative Minds!

Wearable Art is known for its spirit of fantasy, craftsmanship, creativity and commitment to personal vision. Wearable Art is an expression of imagination; a form of personal decoration! In this class we explore color, texture, development of personal style, stenciling, fringing, fabric painting techniques, and pattern design. This is a no-sew class. Campers will not be required to use sewing machines to create their works of art. Campers will have access to a large array of whimsical embellishments and materials such as trims, fabrics, crystals, vegan leather, and fur, ribbons, rhinestone trims, sequin trims, fleece, lace, metal stud trims, and cute resin Kawaii charms. Fabrics include jersey, denim, super soft fleece, and cottons. Projects include anything and everything that falls under the category of fashion accessories; purses, resin jewelry (child friendly), sunglasses, flip flops, socks, hats, earrings, cell phone wrist lariats, fingerless gloves, pocket cell phone cases, rings, and bracelets, wallets, gummy bear accessories, coin purses, T-shirts, beachy beaded hair accessories, Hindu “forehead” jewelry, hand art jewelry, and more.

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069Discover Sculpting

Here is a hands-on clay class to construct art out of polymer clay and design mini sculptures ranging from delicious food, magical creatures, to everything in between. Some skills the students will be working on are enhancing creativity, sculpting, texturing , making adequate amateurs for each sculpture, using clay tools, learning how to properly cook the clay and using proper layering techniques. This class will focus on skills including:• Creativity• Hand building techniques• Additive and subtractive sculpture

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073Standard Board

Standard boards are commonly used for tricks and ramps.


The Build a Board program was conceived by Discover Camp 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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074Cruiser

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


The Build a Board program was conceived by Discover Camp 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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075Longboard

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 Discover Camp 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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078Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 5+)

The thrill of running through a camper-designed course! Strategizing and developing group strategies and teamwork! Put your Nerf skills to the test with accuracy and Olympic style events! Campers will engage in cooperative challenges in an instructor-driven, counselor supervised class. Throughout the Nerf class, campers can develop and design target shooting, Olympic style contests (Biathlon, Accuracy, multi-skilled shots), Capture the Flag, Attack and Defend, as well as end of week culminating events. Class periods will focus on team organization, engineering of course constructions, competitive challenges, safety, and Nerf instruction. Additional aspects of the class will include engineering principles of course design, physics application of distance and speed with Nerf guns, and creativity/imagination in team building activities. Campers will be able to implement their Nerf materials in a safe and constructive environment with safety goggles and approved apparati. Campers will be allowed to bring their own Nerf items within reason (Rival, Nerf materials that have darts clips of more than 20, and other varieties are not allowed). The camp will supply all darts, protective glasses, and building materials for the class. Nerf guns will also be supplied for campers that do not own their own.

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083Backyard Games, Gaga Ball & Multi Sports

Campers will be invited to test their accuracy, hand-eye coordination, communication, and collaboration skills through our lawn games class. Instructors will create an equally competitive but fun and accepting environment where students test their skills via challenge games. Campers have the opportunity to be outside while trying out new games and activities. Gaga Ball KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Swing Ball, Frisbee Horseshoes and Lawn Darts are just a few examples of the lawn games that students will participate in. Campers will also be introduced to a variety of sports in a fun and accepting environment. The class functions on a three day rotational cycle. Students learn the basic skills and concepts of the sport and work on active kinesthetic drills during the first two days of the cycle. On the third day, the class splits into two teams and plays a game in that sport. Sports offered include but are not limited to: Soccer, American flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Wiffle Ball and Gaga Ball.

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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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090Indoor 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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091Indoor 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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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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095King Pins (DC Bowling)

Welcome King Pins Bowling Class—a striking adventure for kids eager to learn the ins and outs of one of America’s favorite pastimes! Our bowling class is designed to introduce children to the excitement and skill of the game in a fun and supportive environment. The skilled instructors will lead aspiring bowlers through fundamental techniques, covering everything from ball grip to refining their approach. This comprehensive guidance ensures a strong groundwork for future success in achieving strikes and spares. Campers will learn: • Team building • Lane etiquette • Bowling etiquette • Selecting the right-sized bowling ball The program will include fun challenges. Learning is more enjoyable when it’s paired with excitement! Our class incorporates engaging challenges and mini-games to keep the energy high and the smiles even higher

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100Introduction 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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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

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 Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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 are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

Tires, suspension upgrades, servo, and a new remote and receiver which will be used for future cars and truck builds.

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car 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 be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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104Advanced Racing Academy - Team Associated 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 found with today’s tracks and faster motors, 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 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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105Advanced 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 who 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 as well as the Intermediate course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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106Advanced 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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107My Laps (For Returning Campers)

Students will receive a brand new MyLaps Transponder so that they can connect  to our new timing system. This transponder and timing system allows students to challenge themselves to be consistent and learn more about their race cars to achieve the fastest times.  Campers keep their personal transponder. Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes. Contact Davis Taylor with questions (dtaylor@discovercamp.com)

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108Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

Any camper who has previously taken The Racing Academy and is interested in racing their vehicles, getting their vehicles back in order or upgrading their vehicles should join this class. The goal of this course is to give each camper the tools they need to refine their RC driving ability and become a faster, better driver. You’d be amazed what a new set of tires or even a suspension change can do to bring down your lap times. 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 or upgrades. Should a camper require major repairs or upgrades above the materials fees then parents can send a check.  We always have plenty of parts on hand or can order from our suppliers.

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade K


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001DC Juniors Full Day Session Grade 1


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience Grade 2


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010Siege Machines Plus

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 was used and incorporated into history. Campers will build and test out catapults, trebuchets, Da Vinci machines and more.

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019Dungeons & 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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020Dungeons & 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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021Magic The Gathering and Strategic Table Games

The past decade has seen a surge in popularity for an unexpected industry: tabletop board games. This class will introduce students to the world of strategic board gaming. These aren’t your parent’s board games! Titles like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic and Magic: The Gathering, are just a few of the innovative games that students will learn to play. Unlike some of the more traditional board games (Monopoly, Risk, Stratego etc.), these modern classics emphasize specific game mechanics that favorability over luck. The class will focus on skills such as probability, critical thinking, teamwork, planning, organization, and social interaction. The Golden Age of board gaming is upon us. What are you waiting for?

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029Python Coding

Python is a very popular programming language to learn to code! It is an easy-toread, high-level programming language, meaning commands are read like English words instead of complex 0s and 1s. This allows Python to be easier to learn without any experience as compared to other programming languages. In this course, campers will learn concepts, commands and syntax (rules for the specific layout of code) of Python through various projects and games that we will develop together!

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033Metaverse Design Using Roblox Grades 3+

Roblox is a game design program where campers will learn how to design and create their own gaming world where they can then actually play in! There are a variety of different game templates the campers will be able to choose from.  Some templates give campers a theme like a pirate island, a castle, western, or city while others are built for specific genres of games like racing, capture the flag, infinite running, and team areas. Roblox is also an online community of professional and amateur game designers who can create and play each other’s games. Campers can use Roblox on any PC or Apple product so they can take their work from camp home with them!

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034Minecraft! What Will You Create? Grades 2+

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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036Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two of the fastest growing technology fields. This class is designed for beginners to learn how to create and experience VR and AR. Campers will learn about geometry, textures, camera angles, and block-based coding. More advanced campers will also have the option to learn about programming for VR with JavaScript. Discover Camp has Oculus headsets for the campers to use or they can also use smart phones to view their creations with a Google Cardboard. Campers will also be exposed to Spark AR, a great introduction to making augmented reality filters and stickers just like the ones used on Instagram and Snapchat. The only limit is your imagination!


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038Intro to 3D Printing and Design - The Next Dimension

Years ago, 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. Campers will then move on to modifying existing designs or creating and printing their own original designs.

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042Handheld Game Builders

Ever wonder what’s behind your favorite classic video games? In this program, campers will learn each step in building their very own handheld gaming consoles. Steps include soldering the initial components, programming the handheld consoles to run varies games and modifications. This course brings the excitement that comes with gaming while learning how these amazing little computers really work! Campers will start with small soldering projects and eventually move on to the final full gaming console project with many games to explore. Bring back the classics!

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045Alternative 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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050Brick Art

Everyone knows the sound of digging through piles and piles of Lego bricks and the satisfaction that comes with building their very own “masterpiece.” For years people have been pushing creative limits and using these plastic blocks in unconventional ways. In Brick Art, campers will embark on an open-ended art experience limited only by the bounds of their creativity. While building with Lego in the traditional sense is fun and engaging, campers will use blocks to design and construct a variety of projects. They’ll learn how to paint, sculpt, fabricate jewelry, and design custom household items. Everything that is crafted in this class will be brought home to be shared with families.

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055Stop Motion Animation

In stop motion, campers bring their LEGO, clay, chalk drawing, Star Wars, Minecraft figures and much more to life as they explore the world of stop motion animation. Stop-motion animation allows the photographer to tell a story. This style of photography makes a physically manipulated object appear to move 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 to life

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059These Images are Alive! Creating and Reading Graphic Novels

Combine your love of art with the power of writing and storytelling! Graphic novels are the result of these creative mediums. Become like the authors and characters that you cannot get enough of! Campers will read and discuss popular graphic novels, storyboard their own ideas, and create their own novels. Journey through the many worlds that today’s graphic novels hold and be a part of those stories by creating your own! This course will guide campers through the newest novels and while emulating the authors’ and artists’ styles, become what they enjoy!

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060The Great DC Cook Off (Grades 2-3)

Ever watch a cooking show and thought, “I could totally do that!”? Then The Great DC Cook-Off is for you! This class combines elements from popular cooking shows such as The Great British Baking Show, Chopped Jr, Guy’s Grocery Games and more to create a competitive and delicious experience. From beginners to children with more experience in the kitchen, this class is open to all chefs. In this class, campers work in teams to create culinary masterpieces using the mystery ingredients provided. 

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062Jewelry Making and Creative Crafts

From sparkling bright colored beads to real Austrian crystal, campers will be inspired by discovering the wonders of Jewelry Making and design. If you love bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings and charms then you’ll love this class! Campers will learn how to work with tools of the trade and apply various techniques to create their own unique works of art. Campers will develop their fine motor skills, visual perception, and develop their sense of creativity! Let’s have fun exploring your inner designer and create your very own jewelry collection! As part of our Jewelry Making program, children will have an opportunity to create room décor items such as wall art mirrors, desk accessories, jeweled heart boxes, memory journals, squishy’s, charms for backpacks, and ocean inspired hair accessories. New to Jewelry Making this year campers will be creating resin jewelry and charms. Have yourself a blast and create a sparkling collection of gummy bear jewelry, adorable animal charms, and more!

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072The Paintbrush Life

The Paintbrush Life is all about painting! Campers will explore acrylic painting through canvas painting, pour painting and mixed media projects. A variety of acrylic mediums will be introduced to create dimension effects and surfaces. Campers will learn to transfer their drawings to canvas with graphite paper to create original works of art! Campers will learn color mixing, shading, and palette knife techniques. Weekly sharing and feedback will be given as well as looking at famous works of art.

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080DC Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skill-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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082DC Baseball Fundamentals

In this class campers will learn key skills for hitting, pitching, and fielding from Christopher Motta, former minor leaguer for the Phillies organization as well Australia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, and Canada. Throughout the class, campers will receive a wealth of knowledge for all positions by performing several different drills designed by the instructor. Campers will also work on agility and eye-hand coordination drills that keep the class interactive and fun. 

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088Archery and Outdoor Games

Archery is a huge hit at Discover Camp with both boys and girls. Campers really enjoy learning and applying the skills of archery. It’s not easy at first, but with practice it doesn’t take long to improve your skills. Some archery activities include archery trick shots, balloon popping, fruit salad, slow motion archery and shoot the pinata.  Campers will also participate in other outdoor activities between their shooting sessions. These games will focus on developing hand eye coordination.

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090Indoor 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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091Indoor 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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093Discover Ninja Warrior

Westchester Ninja Warriors is a fitness program inspired by the hit television show American Ninja Warrior. Class curriculum is designed and taught by 4 time American Ninja Warrior veteran and Team Ninja Warrior competitor Noel Reyes. With a hand-picked coaching staff picked for their skill in not only completing obstacles but teaching the techniques used to navigate through obstacle courses quickly and efficiently participants will:

• Try obstacles they’ve seen on TV such as the Warped Wall, Quintuple Steps, Ring Toss and also original obstacle designs by our staff.

• Learn techniques to improve balance and agility to navigate through lower body obstacles. 

• Learn techniques for swinging from stationary objects and hanging objects such as monkey bars, ropes, rings, and rock holds.

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

• Learn body awareness in space and how to manipulate your body for efficiency through lower body and upper body obstacles.

• Learn how to analyze obstacles and determine the appropriate approach to highlight their individual strengths.

• Attempt full-scale obstacle courses in friendly competition style fashion.

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095King Pins (DC Bowling)

Welcome King Pins Bowling Class—a striking adventure for kids eager to learn the ins and outs of one of America’s favorite pastimes! Our bowling class is designed to introduce children to the excitement and skill of the game in a fun and supportive environment. The skilled instructors will lead aspiring bowlers through fundamental techniques, covering everything from ball grip to refining their approach. This comprehensive guidance ensures a strong groundwork for future success in achieving strikes and spares. Campers will learn: • Team building • Lane etiquette • Bowling etiquette • Selecting the right-sized bowling ball The program will include fun challenges. Learning is more enjoyable when it’s paired with excitement! Our class incorporates engaging challenges and mini-games to keep the energy high and the smiles even higher

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097Mini-B Racing

Earn your driver’s license and explore the exciting world of Mini-B radio controlled cars. At 1/16 scale, this little car packs a full size punch. Small enough to race inside and big enough to race outside. To complement our Mini 4WD program and prepare campers for our Racing Academy, campers are taught how to drive a radio controlled car. Changing variables is the major skill we emphasize. The camper will receive an a new buggy, 2 tools to fix/ tune the car, and 2 batteries. By changing one variable at a time, campers tune their cars to perform at a higher level. These radio controlled cars have replacement parts that the campers learn to change. This class is a great intro to our very popular introduction to racing academy.

Campers will learn to:

• 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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098Mini-B Racing Upgrades (Returning campers with a Mini B)

This class is designed for campers who have already have a Losi Mini B and wish to spend their time upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the buggy/truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their vehicle to a modified racer. The upgrades are designed to bring the Losi Mini B to a new level of competition. Included materials: suspension upgrades, rx, servo, and motor.

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100Introduction 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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