SUMMER of STEM

All 2020 Summer Camps at our Richardson location are one week long. Camp hours are 9:00am-3:00pm. Campers should come with their own lunch; snacks and water are provided by WorkChops.  We are now located at 502 Business Parkway, Richardson, Tx 75081. Call or email us with any questions: 469-570-4127  mess@workchops.org

LIMITED TIME OFFER

Get any five camps for $1,000 – Camps can be split between members of the same family – Only 20 of these are available – Don’t Wait!

Little Kid Camps (Ages 4-9)

June 1 – June 5   Think Like a Chemist

This camp is for the child who is crazy about science experiments! In this hands-on camp, students will make putty, observe chemical reactions and explore dry ice. Favorite camp activities include color mixing, food science and fun explosions. Campers also get to take home cool items like waves in a test tube, tie-dyed clothing, slime, and a color-changing cup. Buy here

June 8 – June 12   Rocket Scientist

Rockets, and Bridges, and Air, oh my! Camp will combine physical science and engineering. Great for math geeks, too! This is the camp known for its Lego play and bring-your-own Nerf artillery – Lots of outdoor time! Electricity lessons and a laser light show make this a great Camp for “high energy kids!” Among other things, all Campers will build a rocket and make the popular “Vortex Toy” for take-home. Buy here

June 15 – June 19   Animal and Earth Scientist

In this two-part camp, we will get up-close with animals and the human body and its five senses; mid-week we’ll tie it all together with an oil spill clean-up, solar energy experiments, creative recycling, and even a fun fossil dig/scavenger hunt. Explore habitats, behavior and history of your favorite friends. Campers will get hands-on with insects, reptiles and small mammals. We will also make animal track molds and build bat houses. Buy here

June 22 – June 26   Think Like Leonardo

Inspired by Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks, campers will make a Mini Catapult, Action Figure Parachute, Foam Cube Castle, hand-made “flippers”, giant Vitruvian selves, and more! If your kids like using tools or building structures, this is right up their alley. Buy here

June 29 – July 3   Art Meets Science

Enjoy take-home art projects with science correlations to stimulate any aspiring scientist/artist. Tie dye, recycle paper, craft textile pompoms, construct a mobile, and make a paint ball shooter with this messy, “out of the box” science experience. Buy here

July 6 – July 10   Think Like a Chemist

This camp is for the child who is crazy about science experiments! In this hands-on camp, students will make putty, observe chemical reactions and explore dry ice. Favorite camp activities include color mixing, food science and fun explosions. Campers also get to take home cool items like waves in a test tube, tie-dyed clothing, slime, and a color-changing cup. Buy here

July 13 – July 17   Rocket Scientist

Rockets, and Bridges, and Air, oh my! Camp will combine physical science and engineering. Great for math geeks, too! This is the camp known for its Lego play and bring-your-own Nerf artillery – Lots of outdoor time! Electricity lessons and a laser light show make this a great Camp for “high energy kids!” Among other things, all Campers will build a rocket and make the popular “Vortex Toy” for take-home. Buy here

July 20 – July 24   Tech Fest/Teacher Training Days

More info coming in April

July 27 – July 31   Think Like Rube Goldberg

Spend a week learning with simple machines while playing with chain reactions. This fun camp is for the young inventor that wants to be inspired by the work of cartoonist and engineer, Rube Goldberg. Individual campers will use math, physics, and engineering to make Goldberg-esque contraptions. Buy here

August 3 – August 7   Art Meets Science

Enjoy take-home art projects with science correlations to stimulate any aspiring scientist/artist. Tie dye, recycle paper, craft textile pompoms, construct a mobile, and make a paint ball shooter with this messy, “out of the box” science experience. Buy here

August 10 – August 14   Think Like Leonardo

Inspired by Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks, campers will make a Mini Catapult, Action Figure Parachute, Foam Cube Castle, hand-made “flippers”, giant Vitruvian selves, and more! If your kids like using tools or building structures, this is right up their alley. Buy here

August 17 – August 21  Best of Camp

Our favorite days of each camp – all in one week! Experience chemistry, physics, art, and more. Great take-home items, too. Buy here

Junior Helpers for Little Kid Camps

Sign up here, if your camper has been approved as a helper. Please note which camps you’ll attend in the notes section, or send us an email with this info.

Big Kid Small Group* Camps (Ages 10-13)

June 1 – June 5   Tinker & Code: Electronics Lab

In this camp, young learners can experience the concepts and components that offer electricity to toys, household items, and the larger world. We’ll take circuitry to the next level when we solder and repair circuits. Camp includes lots of take home circuit board projects and opportunities for adding light, movement, and sound to the campers’ creations. Buy here

June 8 – June 12   Young Entrepreneurs Camp

Kids in this camp will be immersed in entrepreneurship to make a business idea come to life. The camp will start with brainstorming, and end in a “pitch” competition, where one new idea will be awarded $100 to launch. Kids can fly solo, or group up; all attendees will learn how to rapidly prototype their idea using tools like the popular Business Model Canvas. Buy here

June 15 – June 19   Intro to Microcontrollers

Use Microsoft MakeCode to Program Microcontrollers. MakeCode brings computer science to life by offering opportunities to make and code and merge the best of both worlds. We will introduce learners in this camp to the development environment Microsoft has created for the BBC micro:bit and the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. Both pieces of hardware are durable and affordable, so if you love this stuff, it will be easy to start making and coding at home straight away! Buy here

June 22 – June 26   Code a Website (HTML & CSS)

HTML is the language of the web! In this camp, learners will explore typing, using text editors, and saving files, all while coding their first website. We’ll also learn about web browsers, styling of web pages, editing/sizing photos for the web, and how search engines work. Buy here

June 29 – July 3   Young Designer

Design Thinking rules at this camp for creatives and techies, too. Explore Graphic Design, 3D Printing, Parametric Modeling, Sewing, Stenciling, Etching, Cyanotyping, Electronics, and more. We will use hardware, software, and even some coding to make campers’ designs come to life in just one week! Buy here

July 6 – July 10   Kids CNC Machining & 3D Printing

Digital fabrication is a design and manufacturing workflow that takes ideas, turns them digital, then makes them come to life in the physical world. Kids who attend this camp will learn design for 2D making and 3D printing. Next they’ll 3D print things and make original wooden signs on our CNC router. Buy here

July 13 – July 17   Tinker & Code: Electronics Lab

In this camp, young learners can experience the concepts and components that offer electricity to toys, household items, and the larger world. We’ll take circuitry to the next level when we solder and repair circuits. Camp includes lots of take home circuit board projects and opportunities for adding light, movement, and sound to the campers’ creations. Buy here

July 20 – July 24   Tech Fest/Teacher Training Days

More Info coming in April

August 3 – August 7   Special Effects/Costume Makers 

Design Thinking rules at this camp for creatives and techies, too. Explore Graphic Design, 3D Printing, Parametric Modeling, Sewing, Stenciling, Etching, Cyanotyping, Electronics, and more. We will use hardware, software, and even some coding to make campers’ designs come to life in just one week! Buy here

August 10 – August 14   Code a Website (HTML & CSS)

HTML is the language of the web! In this camp, learners will explore typing, using text editors, and saving files, all while coding their first website. We’ll also learn about web browsers, styling of web pages, editing/sizing photos for the web, and how search engines work. Buy here

August 17 – August 21   Kids CNC Machining & 3D Printing

Digital fabrication is a design and manufacturing workflow that takes ideas, turns them digital, then makes them come to life in the physical world. Kids who attend this camp will learn design for 2D making and 3D printing. Next they’ll 3D print things and make original wooden signs on our CNC router. Buy here

*Each Small Group camp will be limited to 6-8 campers.

Read our cancellation/change policies here.

All Camps cost $350, until June 1, when price will increase to $375 (Early Bird discount pricing of $250 ends February 29.)