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Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors Science Chefs

In our kitchen science lab, students will work together to explore forces, matter, the five senses and more! They will learn how to conduct experiments just as real scientists do by making and testing their predictions through fun and wacky food-related experiments!


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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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003Introduction to Rocketry

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

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

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006Aeronautics

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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014Warhammer 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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015Warhammer 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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022Puzzle Breakers Game Design

Secret code cracking, superhero flight velocities, karate robot hand chops! Puzzle Breaker introduces students to solving fun puzzles by means of coding. In each class, students will learn the logic and programming skills needed to solve interesting puzzles and problems. The emphasis of this course is to familiarize students with programming techniques to solve familiar classroom problems of logic, algebra and sequential problems.

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024Minecraft! What Will You Create?

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

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

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

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028Intro to Virtual Reality

Welcome to the future. Campers will be using a web based app to create scenes that will enable them to travel using various devices. Campers will be creating environments and stories that they will be able to test out and share. Students will learn about geometry, textures, and camera angles. Students will also have the  option to code aspects of their virtual worlds using JavaScript. The main focus of this class is creation and development not being on a virtual reality device the entire time. Discover Camp has several Oculus Rift VR devices.  Campers can use personal devices like an iPhone and Galaxy phones to visit their creations with Google Cardboard.

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030Intro 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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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! Every week we will have a new challenge where you can use your creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to create unique and intricate creations. Campers will be creating new prototypes, building structures to think like architects, and re-engineering simple machines. Campers should have experience with 3D design software, such as Tinkercad and be comfortable creating and using 3D printers independently.

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036Electronic Game Construction

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

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047Raspberry Pi is Delicious

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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049All About Arduino (Beginners)

This program will introduce children to Arduino, an inexpensive, open-source platform that combines electronics and some light TEXT-BASED programming to create individual Do It Yourself-style projects. Possible creations with this microcontroller include (but are not limited to): alarm clocks, distance detectors, theremins, universal remote controls, simple robots, mini-tanks, and changing LED displays. Course fees include an Arduino board for each camper to take home and cover some of the remaining materials that might be connected to the board. Campers will start off with basic projects and learn simple electronics and coding. The last two weeks will be dedicated to more personal projects developed by the campers themselves. Both beginners and experienced enthusiasts are encouraged to enroll as the class will have different activity tracks.

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055The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class campers will work with Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 independent film gone Hollywood smash -The Blair Witch Project. Michael will work with campers in many aspects of storytelling (script writing, improvisation), filming (technical aspects for camera operators and directors), and acting (working from a script as well as comedy improvisation games). This class will immerse campers in the creative process utilizing Michael’s in depth theater training as well as his 15 plus years in the entertainment industry. Campers will be working with high end digital media such as GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, DJI gimbal stabilized cameras, Macbook Pros, and award winning film production software. Michael has appeared on numerous prime time television shows such as Law and Order and Without a Trace along his 15 plus year journey in Hollywood. He began teaching acting in 2003 and is an adjunct professor at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Michael received his master›s degree in guidance and counseling and moved away from Hollywood, back to his roots in New York, where he is now a middle school guidance counselor.

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056Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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062Textile Arts: Design and Creation

In this course, campers will take a textile project from beginning to end. It will start with an exploration of procion dyeing, to create rich fabric, then designing their own pillow pattern, constructing the design and embellishing it with beads or embroidery. Expect hands-on learning and demos of several textile techniques.  Campers will come home with finished home decor and skills to embark on their own textile designs.

Campers will:

• Understand the art and science of fiber dying.

• Learn how to hand sew, embroider, and embellish with beads.

• Construct patterns and transfer their designs into reality.

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065Jewelry Making and Creative Crafts

What could be more fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? This hands-on opportunity provides campers with an understanding and working knowledge of jewelry artistry. Children will discover the wonders of jewelry design by using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, semi-precious stones and exotic beads from all over the world. Campers will learn basic jewelry making techniques such as wire working, mixed media, bead stringing, clay and more! In addition, children will learn the proper use and control of tools used throughout the jewelry industry.

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071Discover Sculpting

Here is a hands-on clay class to construct art out of polymer clay to 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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076Boys & Girls Soccer

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

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081Introduction 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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082Advanced 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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083Boys & Girls Basketball

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

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

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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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089Archery 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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095Mini-Z (New campers)

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

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

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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101My 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Period-2 10:30-11:55

001DC Juniors Multi Sports

Students will be introduced and instructed on basic kinesthetic movements and dynamic activities that can help lead to a healthier, more flexible, and more coordinated future in all lifestyles and specifically athletics. Students will be instructed on basic athletic motions including jumping jacks, mountain climbers, yoga routines, catching skills, throwing skills, and speed training. Campers will also participate in a variety of traditional and backyard sports

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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

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

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

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

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

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008Outdoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS! You will need to come to this class with experience flying FPV(first person view) drones before taking this class. We will be flying the Blade Torrent(or something similar in size) and most of the gear we will be using (goggles, radio, etc.) are from the drone racing class from last summer. This drone is fast and powerful and of course a lot of fun. It is similar to the drones that race in the DRL on ESPN. Another important aspect of this class will be diagnosing and repairing your drone after a crash (there will be crashes.) People that races drones say “If you’re not crashing, you’re not trying.” *Must reuse googles and remotes from Indoor FPV. If campers do not have these items they will need to be purchased for an additional fee. Material fees cover drone, replacement parts, charger, and battery.

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009Multi-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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016X-Wing

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

Students will learn:

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

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

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022Puzzle Breakers Game Design

Secret code cracking, superhero flight velocities, karate robot hand chops! Puzzle Breaker introduces students to solving fun puzzles by means of coding. In each class, students will learn the logic and programming skills needed to solve interesting puzzles and problems. The emphasis of this course is to familiarize students with programming techniques to solve familiar classroom problems of logic, algebra and sequential problems.

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023Game Design Using Roblox

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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026Bricks, Bits, and Blocks of Redstone (Interactive Minecraft)

Campers will use Little Bits and Minecraft together to make wild creations that straddle the line between the real world and the virtual one! Switches that are activated in the classroom affect the game world, and Minecraft Creepers can trigger traps that start Rube Goldberg-style contraptions within the classroom! A great course for both Minecraft fans as well as electronic tinkerers! Campers will be taking home a LittleBits kit that interacts with the Minecraft world.

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027Minecraft 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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0313D Printing Using Sketchup

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

3D Project ideas:

-Logo/Badge

-Amusement park rides

-Key chains

-And lots more...

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034Laser Etching & Engraving

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

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035Build Your Own PC

Campers will learn all the parts that make up a personal computer and then build one of their own from start to finish. Campers will get to know 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 will choose a budget of $500, $750, or $1,000 for their system. They will then choose 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. The base $500 materials fee will afford a machine with a 8GB RAM and a Pentium Core i3, or RYZEN processor. Campers and parents will decide during the first week whether they will upgrade from the base computer. Some examples are higher performance components such as a faster processor, an SSD storage device, and/or discrete graphics card. (Monitor is not included.)

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052LEGO Robotics Mindstorms EV3

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

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053LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Advanced

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

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055The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class campers will work with Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 independent film gone Hollywood smash -The Blair Witch Project. Michael will work with campers in many aspects of storytelling (script writing, improvisation), filming (technical aspects for camera operators and directors), and acting (working from a script as well as comedy improvisation games). This class will immerse campers in the creative process utilizing Michael’s in depth theater training as well as his 15 plus years in the entertainment industry. Campers will be working with high end digital media such as GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, DJI gimbal stabilized cameras, Macbook Pros, and award winning film production software. Michael has appeared on numerous prime time television shows such as Law and Order and Without a Trace along his 15 plus year journey in Hollywood. He began teaching acting in 2003 and is an adjunct professor at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Michael received his master›s degree in guidance and counseling and moved away from Hollywood, back to his roots in New York, where he is now a middle school guidance counselor.

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056Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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060Fun with Spanish and Italian

¡Vamos a España! /Andiamo in Italia! You will be engaged in a variety of fun activities like playing games and learning the culture behind these two beautiful languages! Campers will learn how to communicate in both Spanish and Italian through vocabulary, phrases and expressions. You will participate in this hands on class and learn what makes these languages similar and different. The lessons will be conducted in English with basic Spanish and Italian weaved in. It is a perfect course for beginners. We’ll even make a few Spanish and Italian treats in the kitchen and learn new words while cooking.

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066World of Glass and Light Art

Throughout history, artists have been intrigued by the fascinating nature of glass due to its amazing properties. Glass has the ability to transmit, reflect and refract light, making it the perfect medium to produce unique works of art. In this class, students will be engaged in a creative learning environment and challenged to develop decorative works of art using everyday items. Some of our projects include marbleized desk accessories, faux stained glass, sun catchers, sea glass candle holders, solar light jars, miniature scenes encased in magical glass worlds, amazing “GLOW” globes, and more! Building upon their glass art, campers will be introduced to the exciting world of Light Art. These projects will be brought to life using a bioluminescent medium which absorbs and stores light energy.  Light art projects include everything from wearables to painting on canvas.

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072Discover Drawing

A sketchbook is one of the strongest tools an artist can have. This is where artists are able to construct, keep track of and enhance their every day skills all in one place. In this class students will learn to draw. They will turn shapes into forms, open up the picture plane, draw landscapes, create still lifes, and let their right side of the brain take over. Each camper will receive a sketchbook and learn how to use pencils, charcoal, crayons, ink and dabble a bit in water color. Campers will then turn their sketch book drawings into larger masterpieces. Campers will always be strongly encouraged to use their creativity and imagination.

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081Introduction 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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082Advanced 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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084Boys & Girls Soccer

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

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087Multi-Sports

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

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

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088Floor 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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089Archery 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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093Tennis

Taught at Westchester Indoor Tennis Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

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

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

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096Mini-Z (Returning campers that have a mini-z car)

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

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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Period-3 1:00-2:25

001DC Juniors Mini Picasso

Campers in this class will be working on a different project every other day to get a strong aspect of art.  Campers will also learn about artists who represent many forms. While simultaneously enhancing artistic and technical skills through painting, sculpting, drawing and printmaking, campers will utilize their creative skills to build or make art using hands-on art experience through every single medium.

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003Introduction to Rocketry

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

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

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007Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

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

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009Multi-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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012Dungeons & 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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013Dungeons & 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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019Scratch

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

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023Game Design Using Roblox

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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027Minecraft 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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0313D Printing Using Sketchup

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

3D Project ideas:

-Logo/Badge

-Amusement park rides

-Key chains

-And lots more...

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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! Every week we will have a new challenge where you can use your creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to create unique and intricate creations. Campers will be creating new prototypes, building structures to think like architects, and re-engineering simple machines. Campers should have experience with 3D design software, such as Tinkercad and be comfortable creating and using 3D printers independently.

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035Build Your Own PC

Campers will learn all the parts that make up a personal computer and then build one of their own from start to finish. Campers will get to know 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 will choose a budget of $500, $750, or $1,000 for their system. They will then choose 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. The base $500 materials fee will afford a machine with a 8GB RAM and a Pentium Core i3, or RYZEN processor. Campers and parents will decide during the first week whether they will upgrade from the base computer. Some examples are higher performance components such as a faster processor, an SSD storage device, and/or discrete graphics card. (Monitor is not included.)

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050All About Arduino (Advanced)

This course will focus on more complex and more customized projects that campers can build and take home. Some examples are a catapult with a pressure sensor, a pipe robot that is controlled by your smartphone, a LEGO Nerf Arduino Turret, or turning your Arduino into a Bluetooth beacon for others to discover! This is not an introductory course; some experience with Arduino is required.

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051LEGO WEDO Robotics and Boost

LEGO® Education WEDO™ is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to be introduced to LEGO® programing and transition into the EV3 classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO® building with icon based programming. Campers will build a variety of models such as lions, soccer players, ferris wheels, cars, helicopters and cranes. After students have built the models, they will write programs that control the model’s behavior. Campers will gain experience writing programs using sequential, loop and logic based structures in a Graphical User Interface environment very similar to Scratch, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights. New to this class will be the introduction of LEGO® Boost, the newest edition to the LEGO® robotics family. Campers will get to bring home their very own LEGO® Boost kit which include the pieces to build 5 multifunctional robots that can be programmed via a tablet device.

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057Digital Music Production

Digital Music will introduce campers to the electronic program Garage Band. They will explore various instruments of the program and experiment with available sounds and effects. We will discuss common progressions that appear in classic rock as well as modern pop. Ultimately, campers can compose their own songs using the methods that we review in class. At points, they will be free to work on music in the style of their choice. This is a great opportunity for campers to add their own interpretation to common chord progressions found from classic rock to modern pop songs. This class will help them understand how easy it is to introduce their ideas in music with today’s technology.

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058World Explorations

Future world travelers, this course is for you! Discover different cultures from around the world by exploring food, games and other traditions from a variety of countries. You will be engaged in a range of activities such as listening to music, learning dances, preparing food, making crafts and other cultural components that make each country unique.

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070Rock 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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077Standard 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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078Custom Standard Board

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


The Build a Board program was conceived by 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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079Cruiser

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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080Longboard

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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086Backyard Games

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. KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Horseshoes, and giant Jenga are just a few examples of the lawn games that students will participate in.

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088Floor 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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089Archery 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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093Tennis

Taught at Westchester Indoor Tennis Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

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

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

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095Mini-Z (New campers)

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

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

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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Juniors Young Makers

In this class, campers in kindergarten and first grade will experience design thinking and STEAM challenges.  For example, the students may start with a story Three Billy Goats Gruff then work in partnerships to design and build a bridge to circumvent the troll using materials like straws, tape, and clay. Young makers will also experience simple electronics, robotics, and Rube Goldberg type design throughout this fun-filled session.


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010Pokemon 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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011Pokemon 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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017Siege 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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018App Genius

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

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0253D Design Using Minecraft

We’ve combined two of the most popular classes at DC, 3D design and Minecraft. Tinkercad is a design program where campers will design 3D structures to import into Minecraft. The Tinkercad program allows designs to be more complex and detailed. Campers will be creating structures from the past, present, and their imagination. Campers can build their dream house or an impenetrable fortress. Perhaps the Roman Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, or the Great Wall of China. Maybe their favorite sports team’s stadium or the Golden Gate Bridge or even some local attractions like Playland. Different mods to Minecraft can bring in different styles of designs.

Campers will learn: architecture, electronics, sculpture, texturing, landscaping, action, photography, decorating, music, trading, storytelling, adventure and modding. Campers do not need to be Minecraft experts, but an understanding of the game will help.

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029Advance Virtual Reality

The “Advanced VR” class will challenge students to design immersive gaming environments using Unity. Campers will have the opportunity to design scenes and program various aspects of their game. Students will learn about geometry, textures, materials, and lighting. Campers will also have the opportunity to view their games in a VR environment using Oculus Rift goggles.

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030Intro 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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034Laser Etching & Engraving

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

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037Electronic Game Construction Lvl 2

This is a follow up class to Electronic Game Construction I. Campers will continue to enhance their soldering skills with more challenging projects. Various soldering projects will be used to build camper knowledge of different electronic components and better develop camper’s soldering techniques. The highlight of this class will have campers constructing the MAKERbuino, a handheld gaming console that includes over 20 games and includes multiplayer capabilities.

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045Elementary Electricity (Circuit Playground)

Designed for campers entering grades 2-5 as of September 2018, we will explore simple circuits while making electric art, play with simple sensors, and design with LEDs. Materials such as paper and play dough will be used as well as conductive inks and paints. The course will end with an experience in programming an interactive light demonstration. No experience required.

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054Stop Motion

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

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055Crafting a More Beautiful World: Repurposing the Everyday Into Art

Learn fundamental craft techniques through the use of reused and scavenged materials. We’ll cover a wide range of techniques: weaving, mosaic, paper making, and sewing. For four weeks, we’ll focus on seeing the world as ripe for repurposing into functional art and ornament. Class time will be hands-on making, with demos showing how to deconstruct everyday items and turn them into beautiful crafts that support a more sustainable world. Campers will have the opportunity to make tote bags, wall hangings, stepping stones, seed paper, and will be encouraged to take these new skills wherever their imagination leads!

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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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060Fun with Spanish and Italian

¡Vamos a España! /Andiamo in Italia! You will be engaged in a variety of fun activities like playing games and learning the culture behind these two beautiful languages! Campers will learn how to communicate in both Spanish and Italian through vocabulary, phrases and expressions. You will participate in this hands on class and learn what makes these languages similar and different. The lessons will be conducted in English with basic Spanish and Italian weaved in. It is a perfect course for beginners. We’ll even make a few Spanish and Italian treats in the kitchen and learn new words while cooking.

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068Lotions, Potions, and More

Welcome to the world of homemade bath and body products!

In this class, we will use all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, organic

butters and simple everyday ingredients. This program will focus on crafting

safe and responsible items that are gentle for you and the planet.

In addition, students will design and develop their own brand of unique

packaging for homemade items. Some of our handmade adornments will

include, miniature clay donuts, cupcakes, M&Ms, Skittles and more. If you can imagine it, we’ll try to create it! All of these products make super cool gifts for friends and family. In keeping with our organic theme, we will include creating simple and delicious organic desserts. Here’s a peek at some of our upcoming projects: Strawberry flavored lip balms, pomegranate and mango body mists, raspberry shower jellies, bubble bars, glimmer body lotions and super cool soaps with fun surprises inside!

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073Discover Painting

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

• Develop perceptions and expression.

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

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

• Develop and enhance the vocabulary of an artist.

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083Boys & Girls Basketball

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

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

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089Archery 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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092Gymnastics

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

Campers will learn:

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

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094Mini-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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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Closed ClassDiscover Camp 2018 Daily Schedule Session IIChoose one class from each columnAlmost Closed

Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Junior Edible Experiments

Combine your love of science experiments and cooking in the kitchen with a food science class! In this class, you will perform hands-on delicious experiments while cooking your favorite foods. You will learn the science behind certain foods, such as what makes yellow cheese yellow, and sour candy sour. You will practice science skills of gathering and measuring ingredients, as well as following a procedure. You will also conduct experiments using different ingredients to make your food more yummy! You will gain experience in pouring, mixing, and combining Chemicals. The best part is you get to eat your experiments afterwards!

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003Introduction to Rocketry

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

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

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006Aeronautics

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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014Warhammer 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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015Warhammer 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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022Puzzle Breakers Game Design

Secret code cracking, superhero flight velocities, karate robot hand chops!  Puzzle Breaker introduces students to solving fun puzzles by means of coding. In each class, students will learn the logic and programming skills needed to solve interesting puzzles and problems. The emphasis of this course is to familiarize students with programming techniques to solve familiar classroom problems of logic, algebra and sequential problems.

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024Minecraft! What Will You Create?

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

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

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

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028Intro to Virtual Reality

Welcome to the future. Campers will be using a web based app to create scenes that will enable them to travel using various devices. Campers will be creating environments and stories that they will be able to test out and share. Students will learn about geometry, textures, and camera angles. Students will also have the  option to code aspects of their virtual worlds using JavaScript. The main focus of this class is creation and development not being on a virtual reality device the entire time. Discover Camp has several Oculus Rift VR devices.  Campers can use personal devices like an iPhone and Galaxy phones to visit their creations with Google Cardboard.

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0333D Inventors Maker-Space

Campers will take 3D design to the next level in this class. Everyday, 3D Inventors is designed to challenge campers with weekly themes. The weekly themes are.

• 3D Engineers - Design and print solutions to everyday problems.

• 3D Printing Challenge - Design and 3D print solutions to a challenge.

• 3D Toy Creation - Create your own toys using Tinkercad.

Students should have prior 3D printing experience and/or CAD experience. The majority of the class will be spent designing and engineering using the Tinkercad program.

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034Laser Etching & Engraving

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

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036Electronic Game Construction

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

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039Robots, 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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042Discover Camp Light Sculptures

Harness the latest in lighting technology to create fun and beautiful artistic projects! In this course, campers will use materials like full color LEDs and electroluminescent wire to build pieces of art that they will customize to their own shapes and light sequences. Some projects may respond to motion or sound in changing patterns of light.

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048Advanced Raspberry Pi

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

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055The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class campers will work with Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 independent film gone Hollywood smash -The Blair Witch Project. Michael will work with campers in many aspects of storytelling (script writing, improvisation), filming (technical aspects for camera operators and directors), and acting (working from a script as well as comedy improvisation games). This class will immerse campers in the creative process utilizing Michael’s in depth theater training as well as his 15 plus years in the entertainment industry. Campers will be working with high end digital media such as GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, DJI gimbal stabilized cameras, Macbook Pros, and award winning film production software. Michael has appeared on numerous prime time television shows such as Law and Order and Without a Trace along his 15 plus year journey in Hollywood. He began teaching acting in 2003 and is an adjunct professor at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Michael received his master›s degree in guidance and counseling and moved away from Hollywood, back to his roots in New York, where he is now a middle school guidance counselor.

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056Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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0673D Wearable Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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074Animal Sculptures

Campers will be introduced to the concept of sculpture through a hands-on exploration of the four basic processes: carving, modelling, casting and construction.  Beginning with an art historical overview, classical through contemporary sculpture will provide ample inspiration.  As campers create both real and imagined creatures, they will be studying how different angles and shapes create positions and moods of their animals.  Using a wide variety of materials and found objects, campers will develop their hand eye coordination and creativity.

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081Introduction 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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082Advanced 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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083Boys & Girls Basketball

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

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

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084Boys & Girls Soccer

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

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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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089Archery 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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095Mini-Z (New campers)

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

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

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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Period-2 10:30-11:55

001DC Juniors Multi Sports

Students will be introduced and instructed on basic kinesthetic movements and dynamic activities that can help lead to a healthier, more flexible, and more coordinated future in all lifestyles and specifically athletics. Students will be instructed on basic athletic motions including jumping jacks, mountain climbers, yoga routines, catching skills, throwing skills, and speed training. Campers will also participate in a variety of traditional and backyard sports.

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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist with a wild sense of invention, creativity, and

humor. He drew complicated inventions, laboriously contrived to perform a

simple operation. In this class we will design and build wild and wacky machines

(Think of the game Mousetrap). Your own imagination and creativity are all you

need to build a super Rube Goldberg machine. We will use every type of part

imaginable to create our inventions: marble tracks, rubber bands, pipes, clay,

levers and more! Students leave with a machine of their own creation.

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004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

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

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

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

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

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009Multi-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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016X-Wing

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

Students will learn:

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

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

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022Puzzle Breakers Game Design

Secret code cracking, superhero flight velocities, karate robot hand chops!

Puzzle Breaker introduces students to solving fun puzzles by means of

coding. In each class, students will learn the logic and programming skills

needed to solve interesting puzzles and problems. The emphasis of this course is

to familiarize students with programming techniques to solve familiar

classroom problems of logic, algebra and sequential problems.

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023Game Design Using Roblox

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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029Advance Virtual Reality

The “Advanced VR” class will challenge students to design immersive gaming environments using Unity. Campers will have the opportunity to design scenes and program various aspects of their game. Students will learn about geometry, textures, materials, and lighting. Campers will also have the opportunity to view their games in a VR environment using Oculus Rift goggles.

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030Intro 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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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! Every week we will have a new challenge where you can use your creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to create unique and intricate creations. Campers will be creating new prototypes, building structures to think like architects, and re-engineering simple machines. Campers should have experience with 3D design software, such as Tinkercad and be comfortable creating and using 3D printers independently.

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035Build Your Own PC

Campers will learn all the parts that make up a personal computer and then build one of their own from start to finish. Campers will get to know 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 will choose a budget of $500, $750, or $1,000 for their system. They will then choose 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. The base $500 materials fee will afford a machine with a 8GB RAM and a Pentium Core i3, or RYZEN processor. Campers and parents will decide during the first week whether they will upgrade from the base computer. Some examples are higher performance components such as a faster processor, an SSD storage device, and/or discrete graphics card. (Monitor is not included.)

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040Alternative 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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043Wonderful Wired Wearables

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

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051LEGO WEDO Robotics and Boost

LEGO® Education WEDO™ is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to be introduced to LEGO® programing and transition into the EV3 classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO® building with icon based programming. Campers will build a variety of models such as lions, soccer players, ferris wheels, cars, helicopters and cranes. After students have built the models, they will write programs that control the model’s behavior. Campers will gain experience writing programs using sequential, loop and logic based structures in a Graphical User Interface environment very similar to Scratch, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights. New to this class will be the introduction of LEGO® Boost, the newest edition to the LEGO® robotics family. Campers will get to bring home their very own LEGO® Boost kit which include the pieces to build 5 multifunctional robots that can be programmed via a tablet device.

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055The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class campers will work with Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 independent film gone Hollywood smash -The Blair Witch Project. Michael will work with campers in many aspects of storytelling (script writing, improvisation), filming (technical aspects for camera operators and directors), and acting (working from a script as well as comedy improvisation games). This class will immerse campers in the creative process utilizing Michael’s in depth theater training as well as his 15 plus years in the entertainment industry. Campers will be working with high end digital media such as GoPro Heros, HD digital video cameras, DJI gimbal stabilized cameras, Macbook Pros, and award winning film production software. Michael has appeared on numerous prime time television shows such as Law and Order and Without a Trace along his 15 plus year journey in Hollywood. He began teaching acting in 2003 and is an adjunct professor at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Michael received his master›s degree in guidance and counseling and moved away from Hollywood, back to his roots in New York, where he is now a middle school guidance counselor.

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056Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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061Food Network - World Tour

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

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064Metal Stamping, Beading and Clay

Learn the art of Metal Stamping! In this class, have fun expressing your creativity while working with metal. What could be more fun than creating your favorite messages, quotes or even better, your own original designs. Transform an array of metal shapes including brass, silver plate, copper and stainless steel.  Learn techniques such as texturing, hammered effects, antiquing and so much more! Create necklaces, keychains, bracelets, ankle bracelets, earrings, rings, pet jewelry, wall art and unique gifts.  Part two of our program will consist of learning the basics of bead stringing using colorful glass beads and soft beading wire. Campers will learn exciting jewelry making techniques and are highly encouraged to explore the use of color and pattern.  In part three of the program, students will learn how to create wonderful clay items. Campers will have a blast crafting donuts for key chains, cupcake charms, Skittle bracelets, lolli-pop keepsakes and cute kawaii animals. Create your own donut store, animal charms and more!

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075Drawing in Nature: Flora Fauna

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

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081Introduction 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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082Advanced 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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084Boys & Girls Soccer

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

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087Multi-Sports

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

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

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088Floor 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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089Archery 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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093Tennis

Taught at Westchester Indoor Tennis Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

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

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

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096Mini-Z (Returning campers that have a mini-z car)

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

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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Period-3 1:00-2:25

001DC Juniors 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.

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003Introduction to Rocketry

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

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

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012Dungeons & 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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013Dungeons & 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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020Scratch Coding with Mbots

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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021Game Design with Construct 2

The Introduction to Gaming class will invite campers into the exciting world of game creation. Campers will have the opportunity to produce their own games using HTML5 game creator Construct 2. Students will learn how to produce games without having to learn a computer language. Students will learn the principles of programming in a fun and engaging way. Students can share their games on the Google Play store and download as an app on their personal devices.

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023Game Design Using Roblox

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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030Intro 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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0323D Inventors (Advanced 3D printing)

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! Every week we will have a new challenge where you can use your creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to create unique and intricate creations. Campers will be creating new prototypes, building structures to think like architects, and re-engineering simple machines. Campers should have experience with 3D design software, such as Tinkercad and be comfortable creating and using 3D printers independently.

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041Soldering Circuits

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

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043All About Arduino (Beginners)

This program will introduce children to Arduino, an inexpensive, open-source platform that combines electronics and some light TEXT-BASED programming to create individual Do It Yourself-style projects. Possible creations with this microcontroller include (but are not limited to): alarm clocks, distance detectors, theremins, universal remote controls, simple robots, mini-tanks, and changing LED displays. Course fees include an Arduino board for each camper to take home and cover some of the remaining materials that might be connected to the board. Campers will start off with basic projects and learn simple electronics and coding. The last two weeks will be dedicated to more personal projects developed by the campers themselves. Both beginners and experienced enthusiasts are encouraged to enroll as the class will have different activity tracks.

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046Make your Own Laptop

Campers will build their own Kano computer. Each camper will get a real computer, powered by Raspberry Pi 3 and Kano OS. Campers will get all the apps and programs they need. Campers will get a powerful learn-to-code tool, designed to unlock potential, and unleash creativity. Campers will even learn to mod in Minecraft with these laptops.

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047Raspberry Pi is Delicious

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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052LEGO Robotics Mindstorms EV3

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

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053LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Advanced

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

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057Digital Music Production

Digital Music will introduce campers to the electronic program Garage Band. They will explore various instruments of the program and experiment with available sounds and effects. We will discuss common progressions that appear in classic rock as well as modern pop. Ultimately, campers can compose their own songs using the methods that we review in class. At points, they will be free to work on music in the style of their choice. This is a great opportunity for campers to add their own interpretation to common chord progressions found from classic rock to modern pop songs. This class will help them understand how easy it is to introduce their ideas in music with today’s technology.

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069Wonders of Natural Art

In this class campers will work with various organic mediums to create their unique works of art using beautiful sea shells, flowers, driftwood, sea glass, beach sand, pearls, sand dollars, natural gemstones and more. All you need to bring is your imagination. Throughout this program, young artists can challenge themselves to construct amazing “miniatures” and an array of organic projects Children will love bringing their art to life by creating animals such as owls, turtles, pandas and more. Check out some of our exciting projects that will be offered this summer: Ocean Art, Water Worlds, Tropical Islands with “real water effects”, terrariums with live cactus, sun catchers, mini gardens, beach and nautical décor, dream catchers and colorful wind chimes

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075Shapes and Colors Through Still Life

In still life painting, often simple objects such as a bowl, fish or flower mean much more than what is first visible. Citing examples from art history, campers will learn how to look for this deeper cultural significance, and how still life has developed over time. Basic elements for color theory, how to mix paints, and composition will be introduced. Campers will also learn how different paint brushes are used and the effect acrylic paint has on different materials. Techniques to simplify objects into basic shapes will be explored.


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077Standard 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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078Custom Standard Board

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


The Build a Board program was conceived by 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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079Cruiser

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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080Longboard

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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086Backyard Games

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. KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Horseshoes, and giant Jenga are just a few examples of the lawn games that students will participate in.

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088Floor 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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089Archery 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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093Tennis

Taught at Westchester Indoor Tennis Club by Certified Professional Tennis coaches.

Campers will learn:

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

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

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095Mini-Z (New campers)

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

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

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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Juniors Arts and Crafts

Young campers will have the opportunity to let their imaginations soar as they engage, explore, and experiment with a wide variety of natural and recycled materials. Through various mediums and crafting techniques, campers will learn about form and composition. Basic introduction to art theory will provide daily inspiration, one day Matisse’s cut out and the next Picasso’s blue period. Campers will cultivate a deeper understanding of art and what it means to create with their hands.

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010Pokemon 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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011Pokemon 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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017Siege 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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018App Genius

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

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0253D Design Using Minecraft

We’ve combined two of the most popular classes at DC, 3D design and Minecraft. Tinkercad is a design program where campers will design 3D structures to import into Minecraft. The Tinkercad program allows designs to be more complex and detailed. Campers will be creating structures from the past, present, and their imagination. Campers can build their dream house or an impenetrable fortress. Perhaps the Roman Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, or the Great Wall of China. Maybe their favorite sports team’s stadium or the Golden Gate Bridge or even some local attractions like Playland. Different mods to Minecraft can bring in different styles of designs.

Campers will learn: architecture, electronics, sculpture, texturing, landscaping, action, photography, decorating, music, trading, storytelling, adventure and modding. Campers do not need to be Minecraft experts, but an understanding of the game will help.

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029Advance Virtual Reality

The “Advanced VR” class will challenge students to design immersive gaming environments using Unity. Campers will have the opportunity to design scenes and program various aspects of their game. Students will learn about geometry, textures, materials, and lighting. Campers will also have the opportunity to view their games in a VR environment using Oculus Rift goggles.

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0333D Inventors Maker-Space

Campers will take 3D design to the next level in this class. Everyday, 3D Inventors is designed to challenge campers with weekly themes. The weekly themes are.

• 3D Engineers - Design and print solutions to everyday problems.

• 3D Printing Challenge - Design and 3D print solutions to a challenge.

• 3D Toy Creation - Create your own toys using Tinkercad.

*Students should have prior 3D printing experience and/or CAD experience. The majority of the class will be spent designing and engineering using the Tinkercad program.

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034Laser Etching & Engraving

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

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037Electronic Game Construction Lvl 2

This is a follow up class to Electronic Game Construction I. Campers will continue to enhance their soldering skills with more challenging projects. Various soldering projects will be used to build camper knowledge of different electronic components and better develop camper’s soldering techniques. The highlight of this class will have campers constructing the MAKERbuino, a handheld gaming console that includes over 20 games and includes multiplayer capabilities.

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039Art with Light and Motion

Paintings, sculptures, and dioramas can be more than flat and stationary!  We will create art projects that include lights, spinning or vibrating parts, or flowing water. Campers will learn about the circuits that make their art light up and move.

Possible projects, all with the option of lights and spinning or vibrating elements:

Wearables, sewing circuits with Lilytwinkle, tabletop water features, theme based dioramas, canvas painting with lights and moving elements, model building with moving element.

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044Kinetic Creatures

A true STEAM course where campers will create sculptures of animals from wood, wire, and cardboard which will be animated using small motors. Several animals and animated creations will be covered over the summer, starting with the most basic and ending with some free-form personal projects. NO experience is necessary, although careful focus and patience is helpful.

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046Make your Own Laptop

Campers will build their own Kano computer. Each camper will get a real computer, powered by Raspberry Pi 3 and Kano OS. Campers will get all the apps and programs they need. Campers will get a powerful learn-to-code tool, designed to unlock potential, and unleash creativity. Campers will even learn to mod in Minecraft with these laptops.

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054Stop Motion

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

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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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065Jewelry Making and Creative Crafts

What could be more fun than being totally immersed in learning how to make jewelry? This hands-on opportunity provides campers with an understanding and working knowledge of jewelry artistry. Children will discover the wonders of jewelry design by using high quality materials such as Austrian crystal, semi-precious stones and exotic beads from all over the world. Campers will learn basic jewelry making techniques such as wire working, mixed media, bead stringing, clay and more! In addition, children will learn the proper use and control of tools used throughout the jewelry industry.

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083Boys & Girls Basketball

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

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

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089Archery 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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092Gymnastics

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

Campers will learn:

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

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094Mini-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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097Introduction 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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098Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

(for returning or new campers who own a Traxxas Slash) This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time 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, remote and receiver.

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099Intermediate Racing Academy - Scale Trail Truck

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

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100Intermediate 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 (electric speed controller), battery and tool box. 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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101Advanced Racing Academy - Short Course Truck

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

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101My 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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102Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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103Advanced 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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104Racing Academy Masters Program

This course is designed to let those who have been through most of the other RC Cars and want to build either something more specific to their interests or a kit not mentioned above. Students interested in this course must contact Davis Taylor (dtaylor@discovercamp.com) to discuss which car and parts are going to be needed and determine cost, before finishing registration for the summer.  Prerequisites: Must have built a car with Discover Camp other than a Slash and/or completed both Intro and Intermediate Level Racing Academy classes as well as at least 1 of the Racing Academy 3 cars.

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106Discover Camp Racing & Repair

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

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