Advanced STEM Camps

Advanced STEM camps are designed for students in incoming 6th - 12th grade. We offer a variety of camps for all experience levels. All camps are designed for both introductory and intermediate level students. 

Grade Levels: Incoming 6th - Incoming 12th

Location: Claremont McKenna College - Kravis Center

Camp Name Dates Cost
Electronics & Coding in C 6/22 - 6/25 $465
Raspberry Pi & The Pi Cruiser 7/6 - 7/9 $525
Rugged Robotics 7/20 - 7/23 $465
Advanced Makers Workshop 7/27 - 7/30 $465

Location: STEM Center USA - Rancho Cucamonga Location

Camp Name Dates Cost
Rugged Robotics 6/29 - 7/2 $395

Day/Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All camps run Monday - Thursday. Friday Tinker Day is available for separate registration. 

Extended Care: AM and PM extended care options are available from 7:30 AM to 9 AM & 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Descriptions of Each Advanced Camp

Rugged Robotics I & Intro to VRC

Students build with metallic structural components, learn to assemble using tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches, collect and utilize data with analog & digital sensors, connect everything together with wiring, and program their creations in an introductory format of C code – RobotC. Students will build an experimental panel of their own design to practice their RobotC skills. Then, students will build the ClawBot - a large robot that features a chassis, sensors, and a programmable claw. 

This camp is perfect for students that are moving up from "Discover" level camps from last year or for students middle school students that have attended sessions at STEM Center - Claremont. 

This camp will also introduce students to the Annual VEX Robotics Competition (VRC)

Electronics & Coding in C 

Circuits run the world - literally! Understanding the flow of electricity, current, and resistance is essential to circuits and technology. In this camp, students will:

  • Be introduced to the breadboard
  • Learn basic electronic components
  • Light up an LED
  • Determine the size of resistors based on color-bands
  • Program in Arduino C
  • Create a final project

This is a great introductory camp for students interested in taking Unity, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi camps.

Makers Workshop 

Join our Makers Workshop to learn how to use tools, make DIY crafty robots, and create your own custom inventions. This camp explores everything from Computer Aided Design (CAD) to wearable electronics & design. Projects include 3D printed keychains,  game designs, laser cutting, and unique final projects. We highly recommend this high-energy, project-oriented class for anyone interested in exploring the world of STEM and inventions!

  • 3D Modeling & Laser Cutting - DIY your own items by 3D modeling and printing them, or using the laser cutter
  • Hammer & Nail Art - learn how to use tools in a safe environment and then take home your own wood & art creations
  • Wearable Design & Fashion - design your own light-up clothes by using conductive thread, LEDs, and sensors
  • Coding & Game Design - code your own game that features a strong role model

Raspberry Pi Robotics

The Raspberry Pi is a powerful minicomputer. Students will build their own workstation as they learn to integrate the various parts of a "computer" including an HD monitor, power board, mouse/keyboard, and set up the Raspian OS. Students will then make their new computer mobile as they convert it to a "Pi Cruiser". The Pi Cruiser can be programmed by Scratch or the Python coding language. The Pi-Cruiser is a sturdy robot which features a unique swivel 5" display screen. The design of the robot is visually pleasing with an "open" look to maintain a view of all the technology packed on board.

Students will work individually in this camp as they build, assemble, and code their Pi Cruiser. Upon completing the course, students will take home their robot and kit, which normally retail for $249! This kit will come with all the robot components including the Raspberry Pi and camera.