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Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors



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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience



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004Arcade Builders

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


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005Escape DC

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


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007Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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012Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

This is an introductory class where you will be learning how to fly drones using FPV (First Person View Goggles) to race.  We will be flying a small micro quadcopter with a camera and will be upgrading it to make it faster throughout the session.  We will be setting up a series of racecourses all over the camp and will compete to see who is the best drone pilot. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes).  People involved in drone racing say “If you’re not crashing, you’re not trying!  The material fee covers the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fee does not cover replacement drones if they are lost. 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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021Warhammer 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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022Warhammer 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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024Strategic Board Games

Plan your next move in this class by playing a variety of strategic games. You and your fellow classmates will play a combination of old games as well as new, comprehensive games, to test your board game playing ability! Examples of games played in this class will be Risk, Settlers of Catan, Splendor, Machi Koro, Hero Quest, Scythe, and other favorites! No prior experience with any game will be necessary. Come on by if you are interested in anything and everything related to strategy.

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026Scratch Coding 3.0 (Grades 4 & 5)

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

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029Minecraft! 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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031Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

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


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034Intro 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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038Functional 3D Printing with Onshape

Are you a designer? Tinkerer? Artist? Or someone who is looking to learn and play while creating your own models for 3D printing? Who says functional 3D printing cannot be the same as printing for fun!? The real magic in 3D printing happens when you are able to create your own designs! In this course campers will learn to design their own models and functional prototypes for 3D printing using Onshape, a very powerful and free software for 3D design. Campers will quickly learn how to use Onshape to design numerous functional products that can be 3D printed. Each week, campers will build on their prior skills to introduce new design concepts and best practices when designing for desktop 3D printers. By the end of the session, campers will have the skills and confidence to create their own designs and be able to turn their ideas into remarkable physical objects.

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048Introduction to Arduino and Coding

This program will introduce children to Arduino, an inexpensive, open-source platform that combines electronics and 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 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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049All About Arduino (Advanced)

This class is a perfect follow up to any of our introductory Arduino classes or for campers with some Arduino experience. The Arduino is an open-source computer hardware/software platform for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control the physical world around them. We will focus on more advanced coding projects using sensors, and campers will create standalone, semi-permanent projects to take home and enjoy. This is in stark contrast to the simple projects from the beginner course that get disassembled almost immediately upon completion in order to build the next one. Projects vary from year to year and may include: Motion sensors/ home automation projects, Nerf turrets, and color-changing gates for drone racing.

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052LEGO WEDO Robotics and LEGO Boost

LEGO® Education WEDO™ and LEGO Boost is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to be introduced to LEGO® programming and transition into the EV3 classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO® building with drag and drop 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 (GUI) environment very similar to Scratch, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights. Campers will get to bring home their very own LEGO® Boost kit which includes the pieces to build 5 multifunctional robots that can be programmed via a tablet device.

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058Filmmaking

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using a variety of camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. This class is suited for students with no experience right up through those who have made short films before. Campers will learn scriptwriting, acting, filming, editing, special effects, and green screening throughout the session.

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064Jewelry Making and Creative Crafts

What could be more fun than 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 colorful beads from all over the world.  Campers will learn basic jewelry making techniques such as wire working, beading, mixed media, metal stamping and sculpting with clay.  As part of our jewelry making program children will have a blast creating fun and exciting crafts and wearable art such as friendship mirrors, pillows, wallets, hair accessories, splatter paint hats, and more!

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070Study The Masters in Art

Campers will get the chance to learn about many famous artists and recreate the most popular pieces of art that they have painted. As we dive into history, we will learn about Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci and many more artists. We will also shine a light on the “underground” artists and discover more modern day art, such as pop art and even street art. Have you ever been walking around the city and glance upon a mural or a graffitied wall and were in awe? There are so many artists around the world with immense talent and we will help you to become the next one!

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082Introduction 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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083Advanced 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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086DC Soccer (Grades 4+)

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

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089Golf

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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092Archery 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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095Discover Ninja Warrior

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

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

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

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

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

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

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

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

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096Mini-4WD

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

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

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097Mini-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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Period-2 10:30-11:55

001DC Juniors


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience


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003Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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006DC Woodcrafting and Modeling

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


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008Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

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

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

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009Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

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

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014Outdoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS! You will need to come to this class with experience flying drones FPV (first person view) using goggles. We will be flying an advanced drone that is capable of high speeds. You must have experience flying smaller slower drones. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes!) The material fee covers the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fee does not cover replacement drones if they are lost. If you do not have the goggles from the indoor fpv class the cost will be an additional $100.

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015Multi-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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016Pokemon 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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017Pokemon 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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026Introduction to Astronomy

Ever look up into the sky, fascinated by the stars? In this class students will learn about different areas of astronomy, from objects we can see in the night sky to outside the bounds of our solar system! Students will create various artifacts to use for their astronomical study at camp, as well as use electronic programs to track star movements that they can also use at home. Apps for smartphones/iPads will be used as well, and while not a requirement for the course, will help with class activities. This class is going to be “out of this world”!

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028Game 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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032Game Design in Virtual Reality with Unity

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

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039Autodesk Inventor

Are you ready for a real engineering experience? Autodesk Inventor is a professional Computer Aided Design software that is used in many high schools, colleges, and engineering firms. Campers will be introduced to 3D mechanical design, measurement, and prototyping. 3D designs will ultimately be 3D printed. Experience in 3D printing and other computer design software (Sketchup, Tinkercad, etc..) is highly recommended.

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041Build 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 tradeoffs 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 an 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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053LEGO 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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054LEGO 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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058Filmmaking

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using a variety of camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. This class is suited for students with no experience right up through those who have made short films before. Campers will learn scriptwriting, acting, filming, editing, special effects, and green screening throughout the session.

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059Stop Motion Animation

In stop motion, campers bring their LEGO, clay, chalk drawing, Star Wars, Minecraft figures and much more to life as they explore the world of stop motion animation. Stop-motion animation allows the photographer to tell a story. This style of photography makes a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. In stop motion, campers will have the opportunity to make their own movies, and also recreate scenes from their favorite movies like Star Wars. Campers will experience the basics of stop-motion animation using digital cameras, iPads, and their imaginations to bring their ideas to life

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066Rock 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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071Exploring the World Through Art

Have you ever wanted to travel around the world? In this class, we will bring many countries to the classroom! From Italy to Australia to Africa, the cultures are breathtaking. We will be traveling to all seven continents and learning about what makes each unique. We will explore the arts, traditions and fully dive into their culture. Each student will design their own passport, journal what they have learned, and create projects representing each place we visited.

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082Introduction 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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083Advanced 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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084Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 3 & 4)

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

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086DC Soccer (Grades 2-3)

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

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091Floor 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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092Archery 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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095Discover Ninja Warrior

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

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

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

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

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

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

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

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

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099Introduction 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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100Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

Campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Bandit

Campers will be disassembling a buggy according to instructions that we developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Bandit is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other buggies and trucks at camp. This class includes the Bandit buggy kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools and a tool box. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their stock truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

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

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - 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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104Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.”  After the initial build, campers will be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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109My 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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110Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

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

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Period-3 1:00-2:25

001DC Juniors


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience


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007Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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011Model Airplane Building

Enter the world of the Wright Brothers! Wilbur and Orville used free-flight gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight. In this hands-on class, you will do the same by building and flying gliders and rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height. Use your new skills to explore the basic principles of flight and what makes a good flyer. Learn just as the Wright Brothers did with an added emphasis on creativity. A variety of glider and rubber band powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits. These aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height. We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again. Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principles are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  Enter the world of the Wright Brothers!  Wilbur & Orville used free-flight gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight.  In this hands-on class, you will do the same by building and flying gliders & rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height.  Use your new skills to explore the basic principles of flight and what makes a good flyer.  Learn just as the Wright Brothers did with an added emphasis on creativity.  A variety of glider and rubber powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits. These aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height.  We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again. Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principals are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  Flying is done indoors and outdoors. Competitions are used to motivate and push learning and experimentation.  Tool safety and craftsmanship are emphasized throughout.

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012Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

This is an introductory class where you will be learning how to fly drones using FPV (First Person View Goggles) to race.  We will be flying a small micro quadcopter with a camera and will be upgrading it to make it faster throughout the session.  We will be setting up a series of racecourses all over the camp and will compete to see who is the best drone pilot. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes).  People involved in drone racing say “If you’re not crashing, you’re not trying!  The material fee covers the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fee does not cover replacement drones if they are lost. 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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015Multi-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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018Dungeons & 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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019Dungeons & 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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023Warhammer Blood Bowl - Gross Name , Awesome Game

Warhammer Blood Bowl is a strategy, rugby styled board game set in the Warhammer universe where you become the coach of an up and coming team! Use your own strategy, tactics, and your team’s abilities to bring your team to the top of the league rankings! Campers customize their own team (colors, gluing, etc.), and can keep the team after camp ends. Beginners and advanced campers welcome!

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026Scratch Coding 3.0 (Grades 2 & 3)

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

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030Minecraft 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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032Game Design in Virtual Reality with Unity

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

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0363D Printing Designers (Intermediate)

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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046Elementary Electricity - The Circuit Playground

We will explore simple circuits while making electric art, play with simple sensors, and design with LEDs. Interesting materials such as conductive inks and paints will be experimented with. The course will end with experience in programming an interactive light demonstration. No experience required.

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050Awesome LEGO Building Challenges

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

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

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060Comedy Improvisation

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

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069BE A CREATOR!

Hey everyone. Let’s get creative. This is the place where kids meet creativity. Experience what it means to be a creator. This is the perfect class for kids who love to use their imagination. Learn all the inside tips, tricks and create cool DIY projects. Experiment using abstract art techniques such as marble painting, drip painting, splatter painting, sponge painting and more.  Develop skills you never thought you had. Ever wonder what it’s like to create super cool projects as seen on YouTube? Well here is your chance. Even better, you can invent your own. In this class students have an opportunity to invent, experiment and learn through hands-on fun. Let us check out some of the projects you’ll be creating this summer.  Snow globe rings, glitter hologram wall art, bake shop miniatures, under the sea jars, shadow glow lanterns, starry night room decor, magic potions, lava lamp jars, ombre clamshells ocean discovery, marble art room decor, tie dye accessories, amazing live terrariums turned into wearable art.

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072Art Without Boundaries

Are you a young artist tired of using the same materials all the time? Well you’re in the right place! In this class, campers will be pushed out of their comfort zones to explore different techniques. We will be working with charcoal, paint, chalk, oil pastels, clay and many more mixed mediums. Students will create multiple projects that will get them comfortable using each medium. Some of the projects we will complete include: Still life projects, working with different perspectives, exploring the sketchbook and tie dye.

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078Standard 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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079Custom 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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080Cruiser

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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081Longboard

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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084Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 5+)

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

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088Backyard 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. Campers will also  be introduced to a variety of sports in a fun and accepting environment. We mix both popular domestic and popular international sports into the program. The class functions on a three day rotational cycle. Students learn the basic skills and concepts of the sport and work on active kinesthetic drills during the first two days of the cycle. On the third day, the class splits into two teams and plays a game in that sport. Sports offered include but are not limited to: Soccer, American flag football (No contact permitted), Gaelic Football, Stickball and Cricket.

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092Archery 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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093Indoor 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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094Indoor 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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099Introduction 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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100Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

Campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Bandit

Campers will be disassembling a buggy according to instructions that we developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Bandit is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other buggies and trucks at camp. This class includes the Bandit buggy kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools and a tool box. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their stock truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

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

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - 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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104Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.”  After the initial build, campers will be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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109My 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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110Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

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

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Juniors



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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience



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005Escape DC

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


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010Siege Machines Plus

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

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013Flying Wing Racing

This is an introductory class where you will be learning how to fly flying wings (small airplanes) using FPV (First Person View Goggles.)  We will be flying something called a flying wing.  A flying wing is shaped similar to the B-2 stealth bomber.  It will have a camera which allows you to fly it using goggles.  We will be setting up a series of race courses in the big field once our flying skills are sharp enough. 

Another important aspect of flying wing racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes!)   The material fee covers the wing, goggles, remote, batteries, battery charger, and some replacement parts.  

THE MATERIAL FEE DOES NOT COVER REPLACEMENT WINGS IF THEY ARE LOST OR BROKEN.

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020Magic The Gathering and Strategic Table Games

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

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027Scratch 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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028Game 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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031Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

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


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034Intro 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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047Raspberry Pi Maker

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

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051LEGO Mosaic Makers

Ready to take your creative expression to a whole new level? Do you love using your hands and building with Lego? Welcome to Mosaic Makers. In this class, we will be transforming blank canvases into magnificent pieces of art using tiny Lego pieces. Artists will gain a better understanding of the elements and technology needed to design and build their work. In addition, we will explore a variety of pop culture ideas and then transform them into art pieces that can be displayed at home.

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061These 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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067Amazing Dollhouse Design

Welcome to Amazing Dollhouse Design! Create and design your very own dollhouse Miniature. Have fun learning how to create a doll house diorama. In this class students will create an “open” floor plan with a focus on design and creativity. No need to build a complicated structure as this is as simple as it gets. In this class, our goal is to develop a sense of color, creative style and learn how to build miniature furniture and accessories. All you need is your imagination. This is a perfect class for campers who love the challenge of creating miniature items. Campers will work with paint, wood, clay, colorful fabrics, trims and more.

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073Recycled Art + Science

Have you ever seen videos or pictures of 3D Art made out of used cans or juice boxes? Well here is where you can make your own masterpieces. Students will be given the challenge of using recycled goods and making them into one of a kind art pieces. Campers will be given the opportunity to work with used cans, bottle caps, paper towel rolls, cardboard and much more. Campers will also learn about the importance of recycling and ways to help the environment. 

Have you ever wanted to make your own volcano or put Mentos into soda and watch it explode but your mom told you it would be too messy? Well in this class, we encourage messes! The messier, the better in our opinion. Campers will be able to learn about the world of science while applying it to fun projects that they will be able to create themselves. We will be bringing the science fair magic to the Discover Camp classroom where campers will be able to go outside of their comfort zones and get their hands dirty.

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085DC Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skill-based games, and activities.  Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness. Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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090Frolf (Frisbee Golf)

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

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092Archery 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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093Indoor 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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094Indoor 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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098Mini-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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105Advanced Racing Academy - Team Associated Short Course Truck

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

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106Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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107Advanced 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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108Racing 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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Closed ClassDiscover Camp 2021 Daily Schedule Session IIChoose one class from each columnAlmost Closed

Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience


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005Escape DC

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


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007Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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011Model Airplane Building

Enter the world of the Wright Brothers! Wilbur and Orville used free-flight gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight. In this hands-on class, you will do the same by building and flying gliders and rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height. Use your new skills to explore the basic principles of flight and what makes a good flyer. Learn just as the Wright Brothers did with an added emphasis on creativity. A variety of glider and rubber band powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits. These aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height. We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again. Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principles are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  Enter the world of the Wright Brothers!  Wilbur & Orville used free-flight gliders and models to learn the basic principles of flight.  In this hands-on class, you will do the same by building and flying gliders & rubber band powered aircraft to maximize flight time and height.  Use your new skills to explore the basic principles of flight and what makes a good flyer.  Learn just as the Wright Brothers did with an added emphasis on creativity.  A variety of glider and rubber powered aircraft will be built and flown from kits. These aircraft are free-flight with pre-set control surfaces that guide the aircraft through the air to achieve the best flight time and height.  We will build, fly, crash, repair and then fly again. Experimentation plus knowledge of flight principals are used to improve the flight characteristics of an aircraft.  Flying is done indoors and outdoors. Competitions are used to motivate and push learning and experimentation.  Tool safety and craftsmanship are emphasized throughout.

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012Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

This is an introductory class where you will be learning how to fly drones using FPV (First Person View Goggles) to race.  We will be flying a small micro quadcopter with a camera and will be upgrading it to make it faster throughout the session.  We will be setting up a series of racecourses all over the camp and will compete to see who is the best drone pilot. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes).  People involved in drone racing say “If you’re not crashing, you’re not trying!  The material fee covers the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fee does not cover replacement drones if they are lost. 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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021Warhammer 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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022Warhammer 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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024Strategic Board Games

Plan your next move in this class by playing a variety of strategic games. You and your fellow classmates will play a combination of old games as well as new, comprehensive games, to test your board game playing ability! Examples of games played in this class will be Risk, Settlers of Catan, Splendor, Machi Koro, Hero Quest, Scythe, and other favorites! No prior experience with any game will be necessary. Come on by if you are interested in anything and everything related to strategy.

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029Minecraft! 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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031Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

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


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034Intro 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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040Prototyping & Engraving Using Laser Etching

Fire up the lasers! Learn basic graphic design and bring your ideas to life with the power of a laser cutter and engraver in the classroom. We’ll learn to create basic vector images and use those to cut acrylic or wood prototypes. We will also learn about creating and applying raster images to different materials to add personal touches to the prototypes we create. Bringing together computer skills, design thinking, and the power of a laser, this is a truly unique opportunity for fun!

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042Robots, 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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052LEGO WEDO Robotics and LEGO Boost

LEGO® Education WEDO™ and LEGO Boost is an excellent way for some of our younger campers to be introduced to LEGO® programming and transition into the EV3 classes. It combines the children’s love of LEGO® building with drag and drop 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 (GUI) environment very similar to Scratch, which make use of tilt and motion sensors and control motors and lights. Campers will get to bring home their very own LEGO® Boost kit which includes the pieces to build 5 multifunctional robots that can be programmed via a tablet device.

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058Filmmaking

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using a variety of camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. This class is suited for students with no experience right up through those who have made short films before. Campers will learn scriptwriting, acting, filming, editing, special effects, and green screening throughout the session.

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063DC Amazing Miniatures

Experience the excitement of building your very own miniature world! From simple to more advanced constructions, use your imagination to bring your amazing ideas to life. Work with wood, clay, paint, stone, moss, rocks, or anything you can imagine. Let’s check out some of the awesome worlds or themes you can build in 2020! Harry Potter, Star Wars, Amazing Tree Houses, Blue Tropical Islands, Haunted Graveyards, Mission to Mars, Waterfalls with REAL water effects, Carnivals, Fun Water Parks, Magical and more. Bring your favorite book or movie to life. Create your world or theme with rivers, ponds, oceans, mountains, animals and more! All you need is your imagination

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077Ceramics

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

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082Introduction 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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083Advanced 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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086DC Soccer (Grades 4+)

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

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089Golf

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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092Archery 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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095Discover Ninja Warrior

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

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

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

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

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

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

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

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

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096Mini-4WD

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

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

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097Mini-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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Period-2 10:30-11:55

001DC Juniors


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience


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003Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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008Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

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

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

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009Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

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

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014Outdoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS! You will need to come to this class with experience flying drones FPV (first person view) using goggles. We will be flying an advanced drone that is capable of high speeds. You must have experience flying smaller slower drones. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes!) The material fee covers the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fee does not cover replacement drones if they are lost. If you do not have the goggles from the indoor fpv class the cost will be an additional $100.

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015Multi-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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016Pokemon 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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017Pokemon 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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026Introduction to Astronomy

Ever look up into the sky, fascinated by the stars? In this class students will learn about different areas of astronomy, from objects we can see in the night sky to outside the bounds of our solar system! Students will create various artifacts to use for their astronomical study at camp, as well as use electronic programs to track star movements that they can also use at home. Apps for smartphones/iPads will be used as well, and while not a requirement for the course, will help with class activities. This class is going to be “out of this world”!

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028Game 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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032Game Design in Virtual Reality With Unity

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

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0353D Printing Inventors for Beginners

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! We will start the session with an introduction to Tinkercad, a 3D modelling and design tool. We will scour the camp and our homes for problems that require solutions.  We will present our problems to the class and brainstorm solutions.  We’ll apply our new Tinkercad skills to design unique solutions to the problems. We’ll then use our 3D printers to prepare rapid prototypes to test the solutions in the real world.   

Some experience with 3D printing or 3D design would be helpful. 

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039Autodesk Inventor

Are you ready for a real engineering experience? Autodesk Inventor is a professional Computer Aided Design software that is used in many high schools, colleges, and engineering firms. Campers will be introduced to 3D mechanical design, measurement, and prototyping. 3D designs will ultimately be 3D printed. Experience in 3D printing and other computer design software (Sketchup, Tinkercad, etc..) is highly recommended.

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045Soldering Circuits

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

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053LEGO 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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054LEGO 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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058Filmmaking

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using a variety of camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of instructors who are well versed in the craft. This class is suited for students with no experience right up through those who have made short films before. Campers will learn scriptwriting, acting, filming, editing, special effects, and green screening throughout the session.

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059Build A Ukulele

Campers will design, create, customize, assemble and learn to play their very own ukulele! In the following weeks, students will learn how to play, read chord tabs, and compose their own songs using their ukuleles! Students will have a performance on their custom instruments, either live or virtually! No musical experience required.

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065Wonders of Ocean Art

Do you love the beach? Coming this summer for 2020, we will explore everything you love about the ocean. Campers will have fun creating seashell lamps, cool beaches in bottles, ombre seashell chokers, giant clamshell mirrors, sand art canvases, sea glass room decor, ocean blue drip paint wall art, REAL tropical island miniatures, glow in the dark tiny aquariums, ocean themed sun catchers, mermaid art and so much more! One of my favorite things about the ocean is its sea life. Let’s bring your art to life with animals such as starfish, dolphins, seals, tropical fish, cute hermit crabs, sea turtles, glowing jellyfish, sea horses and more!

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076Design Your Own House (Dollhouse)

Paint, design, and build furniture for your own dollhouse that you will build from a kit. Each camper will get their own unfinished house to create a dream dollhouse. Paint and coordinate each room and make furniture from clay. Finish your rooms with carpets, curtains, and wallpaper to make your house complete! House can be wall-mounted or left freestanding when finished.

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082Introduction 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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083Advanced 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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084Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 3 & 4)

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

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086DC Soccer (Grades 2-3)

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

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091Floor 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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092Archery 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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095Discover Ninja Warrior

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

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

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

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

• Learn trampoline techniques to improve jumping height and distance.

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

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

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

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099Introduction 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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100Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

Campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Bandit

Campers will be disassembling a buggy according to instructions that we developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Bandit is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other buggies and trucks at camp. This class includes the Bandit buggy kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools and a tool box. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their stock truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

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

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - 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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104Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.”  After the initial build, campers will be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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109My 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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110Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

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

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Period-3 1:00-2:25

001DC Juniors


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience


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007Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  Campers will build an assortment of introductory rocket kits.  Each week campers will compete in launching competitions which will test the students’ ability to accurately judge launch variables including weight, aerodynamic efficiency, rocket’s engine size, launch angle, wind speed, and direction.  Prizes will be awarded for all competitions. Tool safety and correct usage will be strongly emphasized. 

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012Indoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

This is an introductory class where you will be learning how to fly drones using FPV (First Person View Goggles) to race.  We will be flying a small micro quadcopter with a camera and will be upgrading it to make it faster throughout the session.  We will be setting up a series of racecourses all over the camp and will compete to see who is the best drone pilot. Another important aspect of drone racing is making repairs after you crash (there will be crashes).  People involved in drone racing say “If you’re not crashing, you’re not trying!  The material fee covers the drone, goggles, remote, battery charger, and some replacement parts. The material fee does not cover replacement drones if they are lost. 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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015Multi-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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018Dungeons & 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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019Dungeons & 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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023Warhammer Blood Bowl - Gross Name , Awesome Game

Warhammer Blood Bowl is a strategy, rugby styled board game set in the Warhammer universe where you become the coach of an up and coming team! Use your own strategy, tactics, and your team’s abilities to bring your team to the top of the league rankings! Campers customize their own team (colors, gluing, etc.), and can keep the team after camp ends. Beginners and advanced campers welcome!

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027Scratch 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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030Minecraft 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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032Game Design in Virtual Reality With Unity

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

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0363D Printing Designers (Intermediate)

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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037Shark Tank! Rapid Prototyping Using 3D Printing

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! We will start the session with a brief review of Tinkercad, a 3D modeling, and design tool. We will scour the camp and our homes for problems that require solutions or invent something completely new.  We will present our problems to the class and brainstorm solutions.  We’ll work in small teams or individually designing, printing, testing, and tweaking our inventions. We’ll then use our 3D printers to prepare rapid prototypes to test and prove our inventions in the real world.  Finally, we’ll present our inventions to a panel of “investors” to see if our designs are ready for market. 

Students should be comfortable with 3D printing or 3D design.

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043Alternative 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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050Awesome LEGO Building Challenges

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

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

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059DC Digital Music Makers

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

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060Comedy Improvisation

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

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062Chopped Junior (Grades 4+)

Introducing Chopped Junior, an Iron-Chef style cooking competition! In this class, campers work in teams to create culinary masterpieces using the mystery ingredients provided. The rounds are timed, so use the clock wisely! When the clock runs out, it’s time for the dishes to be judged on presentation, taste, and creativity. Do you have what it takes to be a Chopped Junior Champion?

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068Glow Art

Do you love things that glow in the dark?  Bio-luminescent objects and creatures that glow in the dark have long captivated our imaginations. The word “glow” evokes images of magical potions, fireflies, glowing jelly fish and amazing mystical worlds.  In this class, we use our imaginations to create everything from magical potions to firefly glow jars!  Campers will learn fun techniques to create their unique works of art.  All you need to bring is your imagination!  Various mediums include UV reactive luminescent paint, clay, glass, canvas, organic materials, wood & more!  Check out the list of projects coming for 2019…Glow in Dark Jelly Fish Tanks, Firefly Glow Jars, Cool Wall Art, Lava Lamps, Glow in the dark SQUISHIES, Glow Slime, Glow Jewelry, create a Glowing MYSTICAL Forest and more!

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076Art Exploration

Each week we will work on something different-exploring different materials and techniques. Part Art , Part Craft ...you will get to experience a multitude of different projects. You will design your own venetian mask from air dry clay, then paint, detail and decorate with crystals and ribbons-even connect it to stick! We will also look at animal masks from around the globe to create your own animal face mask! Learn to role play or even create a performance with your mask. Next we will be we exploring collage. Looking at famous collage artists we will be inspired by the work of Matisse, Picasso and others. We will focus on textures, layering and shape to create unique masterpieces. We will round out  by exploring basic painting techniques for water color and acrylic. Paintings will be based on campers individual interests. Campers will paint on canvas, paper and an assortment of unique items and surfaces!

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078Standard 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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079Custom 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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080Cruiser

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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081Longboard

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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084Discover Nerf Olympics (Grades 5+)

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

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088Backyard 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. Campers will also  be introduced to a variety of sports in a fun and accepting environment. We mix both popular domestic and popular international sports into the program. The class functions on a three day rotational cycle. Students learn the basic skills and concepts of the sport and work on active kinesthetic drills during the first two days of the cycle. On the third day, the class splits into two teams and plays a game in that sport. Sports offered include but are not limited to: Soccer, American flag football (No contact permitted), Gaelic Football, Stickball and Cricket.

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092Archery 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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093Indoor 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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094Indoor 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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099Introduction 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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100Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Rustler

Campers will be disassembling a truck according to instructions that we have developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Rustler is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off-road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other trucks at camp. Includes: This class includes the truck kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools, and a toolbox. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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101Introduction to Racing Academy - Traxxas Bandit

Campers will be disassembling a buggy according to instructions that we developed ourselves. This class is great for those who want to take that first step into the hobby. The Bandit is very straight-forward and is nearly indestructible. After completion, the campers will be able to use our off road track to participate in organized racing events with many of the other buggies and trucks at camp. This class includes the Bandit buggy kit, remote, charger, 2 batteries, tools and a tool box. The charger and tools will be needed for any future Racing Academy course.

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102Intermediate Racing Academy - Slash Spec./Upgrades

This class is designed for campers who have already built a Traxxas Slash and wish to spend their time upgrading their cars. This will be done very carefully by first thoroughly cleaning and examining the truck for wear and tear. The campers will be upgrading their stock truck to a race ready truck. The upgrades are designed to bring the slash to a new level of competition. Included materials:

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

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103Intermediate Racing Academy - 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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104Intermediate Racing Academy - On Road Spec.

Starting with the basic touring car chassis, campers will build from a kit an easy to drive 4WD chassis. Discover Camp experiments with upgrade packages and has developed a plan based around the concept of “best bang for the buck.”  After the initial build, campers will be adding an aluminum driveshaft and other drivetrain upgrades. These parts will allow the campers to see the before and after results of their upgrade. Intermediate courses included materials: the kit, remote, receiver, motor/ESC (electronic speed controller), battery and toolbox. It DOES NOT include the required charger and tools acquired from taking the Introductory Slash Course. These items can be purchased at camp for an additional cost if campers have misplaced these items or want a second or new charger.

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109My 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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110Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

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

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Period-4 2:30-3:55

001DC Juniors


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002DC Juniors 2 - The Ultimate DC Experience


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005Escape DC

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


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010Siege Machines Plus

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

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020Magic The Gathering and Strategic Table Games

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

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028Game 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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031Virtual and Augmented Reality Creators

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


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033Future City Engineers + 3D Designers

Calling all future architects, engineers, planners, and designers! Come learn about famous architecture, create 3D printed cities and community spaces, and learn what it takes to become an urban planner! Do you have ideas for an awesome park and playground for your neighborhood or would you like to design a 21st century school? We will take Tinkercad and SimCity BuildIt Software to the next level while designing future cities that tackle today’s real-world problems.  Campers will print their creations using the camps 3D printers.

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034Intro 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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044Vehicle Builders

Participants will build vehicles and structures. The projects can be built, and then re-built into other projects - including a 12-in-1 vehicle building kit. At least one project will include a sensor or remote control. This is a great class for beginners, and includes learning how to follow detailed pictorial instructions. No soldering will be done in this introductory course.

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051LEGO Mosaic Makers

Ready to take your creative expression to a whole new level? Do you love using your hands and building with Lego? Welcome to Mosaic Makers. In this class, we will be transforming blank canvases into magnificent pieces of art using tiny Lego pieces. Artists will gain a better understanding of the elements and technology needed to design and build their work. In addition, we will explore a variety of pop culture ideas and then transform them into art pieces that can be displayed at home.

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059Beat Making/Digital Music Lab

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

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061These 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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062Chopped Junior (Grades 2-3)

Introducing Chopped Junior, an Iron-Chef style cooking competition! In this class, campers work in teams to create culinary masterpieces using the mystery ingredients provided. The rounds are timed, so use the clock wisely! When the clock runs out, it’s time for the dishes to be judged on presentation, taste, and creativity. Do you have what it takes to be a Chopped Junior Champion?

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064Jewelry Making and Creative Crafts

What could be more fun than 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 colorful beads from all over the world.  Campers will learn basic jewelry making techniques such as wire working, beading, mixed media, metal stamping and sculpting with clay.  As part of our jewelry making program children will have a blast creating fun and exciting crafts and wearable art such as friendship mirrors, pillows, wallets, hair accessories, splatter paint hats, and more!

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074Paint, Paint, Paint

In this class its all about the LOVE of painting! We will paint like the masters and learn different paint styles and techniques in watercolor and acrylic. Projects include painting in plain air (outside) with easels to create sparkling landscapes, and adding modeling paste to still life flowers to create dimensional flowers and texture. We will be using both canvas and paper along with some unconventional painting surfaces such as wood and other objects from nature. Projects will include camper interest topics along with art history.

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085DC Basketball

Campers will develop a sense of camaraderie while working toward shared goals with fellow teammates in a variety of fun, skill-based games, and activities.  Drills will focus on ball-handling, coordination, proper shooting techniques, and aerobic fitness. Our basketball program is non-competitive and prides itself on developing and strengthening your child’s passion for sports. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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090Frolf (Frisbee Golf)

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

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092Archery 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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093Indoor 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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094Indoor 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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098Mini-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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105Advanced Racing Academy - Team Associated Short Course Truck

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

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106Advanced Racing Academy - Stadium Truck

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

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107Advanced 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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108Racing 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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110Discover Camp Racing & Repair (For Returning Campers)

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

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