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Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors



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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  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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009Elite Outdoor FPV Drone Racing (Invitation Only)

This class is being offered to a few distinguished returning campers only. During the previous summer/s these campers have proven themselves as masters of FPV drone racing and have qualified for this exclusive class that has extremely limited enrollment.  These campers will be flying a larger brushless drone capable of extremely high speeds. The materials fee will cover: A new drone, remote, replacement parts, batteries, and the battery charger. The campers will be using the goggles from last year’s advanced drone class. The class will not be available in the online registration system. On the evening of registration select 999-“No Class Selection” for period 1 and send an e-mail to info@discovercamp.com. We will confirm your name is on the invitation list and add the class to your schedule. You may also contact us before registration to ensure your name is on the list.

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016Warhammer Level I

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

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017Warhammer Level II

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

*Pre-requisite Warhammer Level I

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025Minecraft! What Will You Create?

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

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

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

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028Intro to Virtual Reality

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

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0303D Animation & Modeling

Three-dimensional technology is at the forefront of animation, modeling, architecture, and design. Various careers utilize 3D modeling to facilitate the creation of buildings, tools, products, and more. Campers will view creations in the Oculus Rift goggles. Campers will design models, pictures, and anything else they can imagine in 3D. However, unlike 3D computer programs where campers could only view their creations on a 2D screen, this class will use virtual reality (VR). Using the VR headsets, campers will be able to fully immerse themselves in their 3D projects. Campers will learn architecture, texturing, design, and how to utilize VR to enhance the designs. Campers do not need any VR experience, but an understanding of and interest in 3D design will help.

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031Intro 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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0343D Printing Inventors - Solutions to Everyday Problems (Intermediate)

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! Every week we will have a new challenge where you can use your creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to create unique and intricate creations. Campers will brainstorm problems they may find around their room, house, camp and then re-engineer simple machines in Tinkercad to create a solution and 3D print a working prototype. Campers should have experience with 3D design software, such as Tinkercad and be comfortable creating and using 3D printers independently.

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048Robotic Kinetic Creatures

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

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050Raspberry Pi is Delicious

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

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051Advanced Raspberry Pi

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

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054LEGO 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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058The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using top of the line camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 hit film The Blair Witch Project. Mike was most recently seen on CBS’s new hit show, FBI. He has had guest starring appearances on Law and Order, SVU, and Without a trace. Other film credits include Altered and The Objective. Mike and his wife run MCW Acting Studio where they work with young actors and actresses alike. Mike left his role in Hollywood about ten years ago for a career as a middle school guidance counselor.

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059Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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064Chopped Junior

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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067Textile Arts: Design and Creation

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

Campers will:

• Understand the art and science of fiber dying.

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

• Construct patterns and transfer their designs into reality.

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069Jewelry 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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078Discover Crafting

Discover Crafting encourages campers to use independent wisdom to connect to the wonderful world of art through craft. Hands-on activities will help campers develop the understanding, ability, knowledge, and capacity to create a visual language in their own artwork. This class is intended to stimulate personal response and aid in expression to develop critical thinking in the advancement as an artist. Campers will learn about crafts from yesterday and today. They will have the opportunity to work with many mediums including clay, yarn, wood, paper, and multimedia to create 2D, 3D, sculptures, paintings, sewings and drawings.

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084Introduction 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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085Advanced 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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087DC 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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088DC Soccer

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

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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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092American Sports

Each week In American Sports students will focus on one of the following sports: American Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Track and Field and Capture the Flag. They will learn the basic fundamentals and concepts of the sport for the first three days of the week, and the last two days of the week will feature friendly competition based on the skills attained during the prior days. The class will also have a 10-15 minute fundamentals of fitness instruction time where students learn to activate and improve fast twitch muscle performance.

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094Archery 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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098Discover 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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100Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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-2 10:30-11:55

001DC Juniors


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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

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

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

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

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

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008Outdoor FPV (First Person View) Drone Racing

THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS! You will need to come to this class with experience flying 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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010Multi-level Chess

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

Topics include:

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

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018X-Wing

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

Students will learn:

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

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

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024Game Design Using Roblox

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

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027Minecraft Virtual Reality

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

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029Advance Virtual Reality

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

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033Architecture and 3D Printing (Intermediate)

This class will focus on the design of buildings, both interior and exterior.  Students will explore several architectural styles of houses, famous buildings, and interior design. The design software Tinkercad will be used to create 3D printable models. Experiences in 3D printing and Tinkercad are highly recommended.

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037Graphic Design & Laser Etching and Engraving

Fire the lasers! Learn digital design and bring your designs to life with the power of a laser cutter and engraver in the classroom. We’ll learn the building blocks of graphic design and use these skills to model a number of different projects. From there we’ll use the laser to render those designs in wood, acrylic, and a number of other materials. Laser engravers an innovating industry and are truly a tool of the future. Bringing together computer skills, design thinking, and the power of a laser, this is a truly unique opportunity for fun!

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040Build 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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052Introduction 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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053All 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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055LEGO 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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056LEGO 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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057Stop Motion Animation and High Speed Videography

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. Also integrated into this class is a slow motion videography component using equipment that can capture up to 1200 fps (frames per second). Campers will be able to slow down time and learn exactly how things work and why.

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059Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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063Fun with Spanish and Italian

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

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071Rock 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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076Discover Drawing

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

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084Introduction 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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085Advanced 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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088DC Soccer

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

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090Backyard Games

Campers will be invited to test their accuracy, hand-eye coordination, communication, and collaboration skills through our lawn games class.  Instructors will create an equally competitive but fun and accepting environment where students test their skills via challenge games. Campers have the opportunity to be outside while trying out new games and activities. KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Horseshoes, and giant Jenga are just a few examples of the lawn games that students will participate in.

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093Floor 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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094Archery 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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098Discover 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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099Tennis

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

Campers will learn:

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

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

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102Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  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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006Model 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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007Indoor 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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010Multi-level Chess

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

Topics include:

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

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013Dungeons & Dragons Level I

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

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

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014Dungeons & 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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021Scratch 3.0

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

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025Minecraft! 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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027Minecraft Virtual Reality

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

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029Advance Virtual Reality

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

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0353D Printing Designers (Intermediate)

Campers will take 3D design to the next level in this class. Every day, 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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038Graphic Design, Laser Etching and Engraving (Advanced)

Fire the advanced lasers! Advanced students will be creating original digital compositions and bring them to life with the power of a laser cutter and engraver in the classroom. We’ll learn advanced techniques in graphic design and use these skills to create different projects to display our masterpieces. We’ll integrate technology in the display, and use outlets like the lasers to render those designs in wood, acrylic, and a number of other materials. This is a unique way to display your original designs on a material other than paper! We highly recommend that campers take one of the introductory laser etching classes as a prerequisite.

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040Build 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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041Electronic Game Construction

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

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049Elementary 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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061World Explorations

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

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070World of Glass and Light Art

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

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077Discover Painting

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

• Develop perceptions and expression.

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

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

• Develop and enhance the vocabulary of an artist.

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080Standard 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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081Custom 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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082Cruiser

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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083Longboard

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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086Discover Nerf Olympics

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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091Multi-Sports (Outdoor Sports)

Students will 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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094Archery 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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095Indoor 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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096Indoor 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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099Tennis

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

Campers will learn:

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

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

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101Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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001DC Juniors



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007Indoor 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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011Pokemon 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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012Pokemon 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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015Magic 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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019Siege 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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020App Genius

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

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022Scratch 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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0263D Design Using Minecraft

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

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

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028Intro to Virtual Reality

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

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

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

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0323D Printing Creators (Intermediate)

Calling all architects and designers! Come learn about famous architecture, create cities, design communities, and learn what it takes to become an architect! We will take Tinkercad to the next level to bring our designs to life and the 3D printers to create our models all while learning about famous structures around the world.

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039Discover Computer Graphics

In this class, we’ll start at the beginning to build a strong foundation in how to use computers and create digital graphics. We’ll cover the basics from how to navigate file systems to the differences between a jpg, png, and gif. From there we’ll grow skills working with both vector-based and bitmap graphics. We’ll use image editing and digital illustration to create a variety of different kinds of graphics. Edit yourself into a martian landscape, create a poster for your favorite band or movie, make a webcomic, star in your own animated gif and more!

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042Electronic Game Construction Lvl 2

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

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062These 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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063Fun with Spanish and Italian

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

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068DC 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 2019!

Harry Potter; Star Wars; Pirates of the Caribbean; Blue Tropical Islands; Mini Gardens; Mission to Mars; Waterfalls with REAL water effects; World of Avatar; Treasure Island; Magical forests.  Bring your favorite book or movie to life.  Create your WORLD or theme with rivers, ponds, oceans, mountains, animals & more!  All you need is your imagination!

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075Discover Sculpting

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

This class will focus on skills including:

• Creativity

• Hand building techniques

• Additive and subtractive sculpture

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086Discover Nerf Olympics

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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094Archery 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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095Indoor 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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096Indoor 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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097Gymnastics

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

Campers will learn:

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

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100Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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Closed ClassDiscover Camp 2019 Daily Schedule Session IIChoose one class from each columnAlmost Closed

Period-1 9:00-10:25

001DC Juniors


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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  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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016Warhammer Level I

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

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017Warhammer Level II

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

*Pre-requisite Warhammer Level I

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022Scratch 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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025Minecraft! What Will You Create?

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

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

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

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028Intro to Virtual Reality

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

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0303D Animation & Modeling

Three-dimensional technology is at the forefront of animation, modeling, architecture, and design. Various careers utilize 3D modeling to facilitate the creation of buildings, tools, products, and more. Campers will view creations in the Oculus Rift goggles. Campers will design models, pictures, and anything else they can imagine in 3D. However, unlike 3D computer programs where campers could only view their creations on a 2D screen, this class will use virtual reality (VR). Using the VR headsets, campers will be able to fully immerse themselves in their 3D projects. Campers will learn architecture, texturing, design, and how to utilize VR to enhance the designs. Campers do not need any VR experience, but an understanding of and interest in 3D design will help.

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036Autodesk Inventor (Advanced)

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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037Graphic Design & Laser Etching and Engraving

Fire the lasers! Learn digital design and bring your designs to life with the power of a laser cutter and engraver in the classroom. We’ll learn the building blocks of graphic design and use these skills to model a number of different projects. From there we’ll use the laser to render those designs in wood, acrylic, and a number of other materials. Laser engravers an innovating industry and are truly a tool of the future. Bringing together computer skills, design thinking, and the power of a laser, this is a truly unique opportunity for fun!

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041Electronic Game Construction

In this class, campers will construct a handheld video game and load classics such as Space Invaders and Attack of the Tomatoes. Students will learn to identify and describe the function of basic electronic components. Campers will be able to properly place and solder these components into printed circuit boards. Elements of programming may be introduced. At the conclusion of the class, campers will have individually constructed handheld gaming systems that they built.

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045Alternative Energy Vehicles

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

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

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047Discover Camp Light Sculptures

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

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058The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using top of the line camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 hit film The Blair Witch Project. Mike was most recently seen on CBS’s new hit show, FBI. He has had guest starring appearances on Law and Order, SVU, and Without a trace. Other film credits include Altered and The Objective. Mike and his wife run MCW Acting Studio where they work with young actors and actresses alike. Mike left his role in Hollywood about ten years ago for a career as a middle school guidance counselor.

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059Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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065Food Network Baking

Ready, set.... bake! Combine your love of cooking and dessert with a class focused on baking sweet treats! In this class, you will bake your favorite foods, including cookies, cupcakes, breads, biscuits, and other yummy pastries. You will also put your artistic abilities to work by decorating with custards, frostings, and creams. You will gain experience in mixing and combining different ingredients, and the best part is... you get to eat your creations after! Each camper will receive a recipe book containing each treat at the end of the session, so you can show off your new skills at home!

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072Lotions, Potions, and More

Welcome to the world of homemade bath and body products! In this class, we will use all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, organic butters, and simple everyday ingredients. This program will focus on crafting safe and responsible items that are gentle for you and the planet.  In addition, students will design and develop their own brand of unique packaging for homemade items.  If you can imagine it, we’ll try to create it! In keeping with our organic theme, we will include creating simple and delicious organic desserts. Here’s a peek at some of our upcoming projects: Strawberry flavored lip balms, pomegranate and mango body mists, raspberry shower jellies, bubble bars, glimmer body lotions and super cool soaps with fun surprises inside!

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079Discover The Art Masters

Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques is an art appreciation course created for individuals without any artistic background. It will help develop the understanding, ability, knowledge, and capacity to create a visual language of their own artwork.  It will also introduce various art movements, artists, and their artwork.  It will teach true hands-on arts techniques while you discover your own creativity. In Discover, the Master's campers will understand where art has come from and why it has shaped the world we know today. Students will get their hands dirty and learn how to paint, draw, construct like artists of yesterday and how to recreate the artwork of Salvador Dali, Tim Burton, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol. 

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084Introduction 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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085Advanced 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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085Discover Nerf Olympics

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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087DC 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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088DC Soccer

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

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094Archery 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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098Discover 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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099Tennis

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

Campers will learn:

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

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

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100Mini-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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101Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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002Design and Build your own Rube Goldberg Machine

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

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004Advanced Rocketry I - Taking Rocketry to Higher Levels

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

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

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005Advanced Rocketry II - The Academy for the Evil Genius

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

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010Multi-level Chess

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

Topics include:

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

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018X-Wing

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

Students will learn:

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

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

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024Game Design Using Roblox

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

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027Minecraft Virtual Reality

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

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029Advance Virtual Reality

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

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031Intro 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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0343D Printing Inventors - Solutions to Everyday Problems (Intermediate)

Campers, prepare to become inventors, designers, and creators! Every week we will have a new challenge where you can use your creativity and knowledge of 3D printing to create unique and intricate creations. Campers will brainstorm problems they may find around their room, house, camp and then re-engineer simple machines in Tinkercad to create a solution and 3D print a working prototype. Campers should have experience with 3D design software, such as Tinkercad and be comfortable creating and using 3D printers independently.

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040Build 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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046Circuits and Coding Explorers

This is a follow-up class for Robots, Racers, and Circuits. Campers will build advanced projects like a robot arm and a remote-controlled configurable racer. Students will control circuits with the popular Arduino microcontroller. The proper use of hand tools will be practiced.

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052Introduction 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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053All 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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055LEGO 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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056LEGO 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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058The Actor, the Writer, the Director, (Movie making, Acting, and Filming)

In this class, campers will write, direct, act, and edit their own short films using top of the line camera equipment and editing software. Students will work together collaboratively under the guidance of Michael C. Williams, star of the 1999 hit film The Blair Witch Project. Mike was most recently seen on CBS’s new hit show, FBI. He has had guest starring appearances on Law and Order, SVU, and Without a trace. Other film credits include Altered and The Objective. Mike and his wife run MCW Acting Studio where they work with young actors and actresses alike. Mike left his role in Hollywood about ten years ago for a career as a middle school guidance counselor.

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059Discover Camp Rock Band

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

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

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066Food Network - World Tour

This diverse culinary experience allows you to take a tour of the world and learn about new cultures while cooking specialties from countries such as France, Belgium, Japan, China, Italy, Greece, Poland, and Mexico. Campers will try new foods, share interesting facts about each country, as well as utilize and improve their kitchen safety and math skills. As young chefs you’ll follow international kid-friendly recipes, mixing, chopping, stirring and whisking together ingredients that you have measured to prepare a meal large enough for everyone to try. Each World Chef will receive a recipe book of everything made at the conclusion of each camp session.

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074Color Explosion

Do you love to experiment?  Do you love to create?  Then this is the class for you! Color Explosion is all about color, imagination, experimentation, and innovation.  Ever wonder how to create those super cool painting effects? In this class, we’ll explore the tips and tricks of the coolest abstract art. It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s Amazing!  Mediums include Acrylic paint, Wood, Glass, Canvas, Fabric and more! Some of our techniques include Splatter paint, Water Art, Paint Pouring, Marble Art, drip, Ombre effects, abstract watercolor, acrylic cell formation and so much more!  This class focuses on lots of experimentation.   Art is very individual, our goal is for each child to truly create one of a kind works of art in an exciting and vibrant atmosphere.

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076Discover Drawing

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

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084Introduction 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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085Advanced 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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087DC 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.ts. All campers will feel comfortable in our program regardless of prior experiences with sports.

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088DC Soccer

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

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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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091Multi-Sports (Outdoor Sports)

Students will 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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094Archery 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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098Discover 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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102Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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003Introduction to Rocketry

Build and launch rockets as you use hands-on learning to explore fundamental scientific concepts including Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle.  Maximize flight performance through experimentation and the changing of variables. Learn how to safely launch rockets under the careful eye of our rocket experts and their assistants.  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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006Model 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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010Multi-level Chess

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

Topics include:

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

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013Dungeons & Dragons Level I

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

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

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014Dungeons & 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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023Game Design with Construct 2

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

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025Minecraft! 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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027Minecraft Virtual Reality

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

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0353D Printing Designers (Intermediate)

Campers will take 3D design to the next level in this class. Every day, 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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038Graphic Design, Laser Etching and Engraving (Advanced)

Fire the advanced lasers! Advanced students will be creating original digital compositions and bring them to life with the power of a laser cutter and engraver in the classroom. We’ll learn advanced techniques in graphic design and use these skills to create different projects to display our masterpieces. We’ll integrate technology in the display, and use outlets like the lasers to render those designs in wood, acrylic, and a number of other materials. This is a unique way to display your original designs on a material other than paper! We highly recommend that campers take one of the introductory laser etching classes as a prerequisite.

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043Art with Light and Motion

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

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

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

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048Robotic Kinetic Creatures

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

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050Raspberry Pi is Delicious

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

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051Advanced Raspberry Pi

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

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054LEGO 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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060Digital Music Production

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

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073Glow 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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077Discover Painting

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

• Develop perceptions and expression.

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

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

• Develop and enhance the vocabulary of an artist.

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080Standard 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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081Custom 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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082Cruiser

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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083Longboard

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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092American Sports

Each week In American Sports students will focus on one of the following sports: American Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Track and Field and Capture the Flag. They will learn the basic fundamentals and concepts of the sport for the first three days of the week, and the last two days of the week will feature friendly competition based on the skills attained during the prior days. The class will also have a 10-15 minute fundamentals of fitness instruction time where students learn to activate and improve fast twitch muscle performance.

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093Floor 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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094Archery 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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095Indoor 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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096Indoor 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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099Tennis

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

Campers will learn:

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

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

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101Mini-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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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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011Pokemon 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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012Pokemon 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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015Magic 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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019Siege 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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020App Genius

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

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0263D Design Using Minecraft

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

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

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028Intro to Virtual Reality

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

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

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

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0323D Printing Creators (Intermediate)

Calling all architects and designers! Come learn about famous architecture, create cities, design communities, and learn what it takes to become an architect! We will take Tinkercad to the next level to bring our designs to life and the 3D printers to create our models all while learning about famous structures around the world.

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042Electronic Game Construction Lvl 2

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

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044Robots, 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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049Elementary 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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057Stop Motion Animation and High Speed Videography

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. Also integrated into this class is a slow motion videography component using equipment that can capture up to 1200 fps (frames per second). Campers will be able to slow down time and learn exactly how things work and why.

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062These 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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069Jewelry 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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075Discover Sculpting

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

This class will focus on skills including:

• Creativity

• Hand building techniques

• Additive and subtractive sculpture

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090Backyard Games

Campers will be invited to test their accuracy, hand-eye coordination, communication, and collaboration skills through our lawn games class.  Instructors will create an equally competitive but fun and accepting environment where students test their skills via challenge games. Campers have the opportunity to be outside while trying out new games and activities. KanJam, Ladder Ball, Spike Ball, Cornhole, Horseshoes, and giant Jenga are just a few examples of the lawn games that students will participate in.

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094Archery 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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095Indoor 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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096Indoor 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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097Gymnastics

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

Campers will learn:

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

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103Introduction 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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104Introduction 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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105Intermediate 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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106Intermediate 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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107Intermediate 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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108Advanced 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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109Advanced 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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110Advanced 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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111Racing 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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112My 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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113Discover 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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