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Summer Camps @ Baden Academy Media Lab Presented by Grow a Generation, LLC

Grow a Generation, LLC Summer 2013

Tools for 21st century parenting

Weeklong camps for kids going into grades 3, 4 and 5. Held at Baden Academy from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

July 8-12

Theatrical Robots and Remote Control Mania MORNING SESSION Kids join Dr. Ellen to learn basic robot programming and design a skit to interact with their robot on film! GROMA robots are an excellent introduction to technology with a simple icon based control center, radio control, and dead reckoning concepts learned as they play. Kids have hilarious fun with theater and film concepts like script writing, blocking, and staging!

AFTERNOON SESSION Join Bricks4Kidz for afternoons designed especially for kids who love remote controls and seeing their creations in motion. With the use of LEGO速 wireless remote controls campers will build vehicles, machines, and other inventions, then use battery packs and motors to make them move. Kids will LOVE this challenging and exciting camp.

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July 15-

19 Video Game Design and Shel Silverstein MORNING SESSION Video Game Design with Scratch Join Dr. Ellen and use Scratch to program your own marvelous and quirky worlds using an icon based language (you drag symbolic blocks rather than type code). Kids will explore and create magical landscapes and zany characters while they learn the basics of programming and graphic design.

AFTERNOON SESSION Shelebrate the Marvelous, Quirky World of Shel Silverstein. Lions..., Giraffes..., and Babbits‌ Oh my! Join Miss Julie Preffer and Miss Taylor Bianco for witty limericks, poems that make you laugh and creative writing all centered around award-winning author Shel Silverstein!

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Zany Animation and Harry Potter MORNING SESSION Zany Animal Documentaries with Alice 2. Join Dr. Ellen to create a creature using Alice 2 animation software. Will it be cute or ferocious? What does it do in the wild? What fun facts can you tell us about your creature? Kids will create a documentary to enter into the CS2N Summer of Learning Nature Documentary competition.

AFTERNOON SESSION Harry Potter Camp Join Miss Preffer and Miss Bianco for a week at Hogwarts! Get sorted and explore Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, and Potions and learn the science of how they connect to our Muggle world! Join us and explore the amazing world of Harry, Ron, Hermione and of course, You Know Who...

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July 29-Aug 2 Becoming Superheroes and Mining and Crafting MORNING SESSION

Join Dr. Ellen to hear stories of young heroes in our world today. Learn to ‘photoshop’ your own green screen photo and add a few superhero tools to create and transform your own picture of yourself. Kids will be invited to explore childhood dreams and the problems of our world that need their gifts.

AFTERNOON SESSION Join Bricks4Kidz and experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun camp! Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® bricks. Campers will face new challenges each day, building motorized Bricks 4 Kidz models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game. At the end of the week, all MINERS AND CRAFTERS will go home with a custom mini-figure!

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Frequently Asked Questions What time and Where? 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Baden Academy Charter School (the old Mt. Gallitzin) on Rte 65 in Baden - on the first floor in the new Media Lab. Who can attend? Kids going into grades 3, 4 and 5 can enroll. They do not need to be students enrolled in Baden Academy Charter School. How Much? Each week has a registration cost of $170.00. How many students are in each camp? The maximum number of campers each week is twelve. What’s for lunch? Children are expected to pack their own lunch. Lemonade and water will be on available throughout the day. Can parents and teachers attend sessions? Morning sessions are open for free adult registration for those interested in using the technology in their homes or classrooms. Who are the teachers? Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh is the CEO of Grow a Generation, LLC, the Director of the Baden Academy Media Lab and Beaver County STEM with experience coaching and teaching robotics and game design with thirty years’ experience challenging youth to make a difference in the world. Bricks4 Kidz is represented by David Halsey, the owner of the Wexford franchise who enables kids will be able to learn while they play. Their programs provide students with the opportunity to build unique creations and have loads of fun using LEGO bricks. Miss Taylor Bianco and Miss Julie Preffer are two extraordinary and creative second grade teachers from Baden Academy.

REGISTRATION FORM _________________________________________________________ Last name First name Middle initial Grade School _________________________________________________________ Home address City Zip _________________________________________________________ Email Telephone _________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact Phone(s)

 Week1: July 8-12: Robots and Remote Control  Week 2: July 15-19: Game Design and Shel Silverstein  Week 3: July 22-26: Animation and Harry Potter  Week 4: July 28-Aug 2: Superheroes and Minecraft Enclosed is a check for ____________ $170.00 per week made payable to “Grow a Generation, LLC” Attach a separate page with your child’s name with any special instructions (such as allergies).

$170 per week

Teens and Young Adults can apply as help for individual camps.

~ Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh at 724-266-1498 Registration online at Or mail with full payment to: Grow a Generation, LLC Attn: Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh 200 Hoenig Road Sewickley, PA 15143 724-266-1498 Checks made payable to: Grow a Generation, LLC Registration will be at a first come basis

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AGES 8-14 Aug 5-9 Space Robots at CCBC Mindstorm NXT, planetary robotics, and NASA resources enhance the CMU Terraformers curriculum. Design your robot to visit a few moons, hone your terraforming skills, and compare your fictional exploration of planet Pantheon with Curiosity’s discoveries on the planet Mars. Register by calling CCBC at 724-480-3443 and mention class #

August 18-23 10 am row a Gen Labs IN YOUR HOME! Join Dr. Ellen each morning at 10 am in a Google Hangout for an hour of training and feedback as your home lab works to complete an entry for the CS2N Scratch programming challenge to create a creature and make a Nature Documentary. Will you prepare a documentary on your own, or invite a team of friends to work with you?

Grow a Generation, LLC 200 Hoenig Road Sewickley, PA 15143 724-266-1498

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