INFO TO KNOW

SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & DESIGN CAMPS
For boys & girls
entering grades 8-9

WHERE
Hunting Valley Campus

Coding & App Development
(CAMP  FULL - CALL 216.831.2200 X7366 TO BE PLACED ON WAIT LIST)

June 12 -16
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$425

Robotics - CAMP CANCELLED

June 19 - 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$475

Rocketry
July 5 - 7 (no camp July 3 & 4)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$350

The Science of Making... - CAMP CANCELLED
July 10 - 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$425

DIRECTOR
William Daughtrey
wdaughtrey@us.edu
216.321.8260 ext. 7355

Science, Engineering & Design

The following camps are open to boys & girls grades 8 & 9:

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Coding & App Development

    Learn how to program games and the basics of app development in this exciting and informative summer camp! We will spend the week creating games in the Unity graphics engine, the most popular tool used by professional game designers. We will also create apps for your Android phone with App Inventor, a visual code editor developed at Google laboratories. You will create an app that can convert text to speech; use the built-in camera to make a simple painting and photo-editing app; and write a basic game that bounces a beach ball around the screen based on your input gestures. No prior programming experience is required (although strong logic and math skills are helpful). Come see how easy it can be to code!  When you're not designing your game, we'll enjoy some time playing games outside or swimming in our indoor pool. Campers bring their own bagged lunch and drinks. Refrigeration will be provided.
    
    June 12 - 16
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    $425
  • CAMP CANCELLED

    Robotics

    Join the Robot Revolution! Using the Tetrix Robotics building kit, you will design and build your very own robot. Our campers start the week by building a basic 4-point chassis design using omnidirectional wheels. Onto this chassis, they will mount a gripping/lifting mechanism and compete each day to test their designs and driving skills against other robots. Among the topics they are exposed to include motion, forces, and energy; the principles of mechanical engineering; and gearing ratios and how they affect torque and speed. We finish out the week by programming the robots using light and touch sensors. Find out how exciting it can be to bring the digital world of computers into our physical world! When you're not designing or building your robot, we'll enjoy some time playing games outside or swimming in our indoor pool. Campers bring their own bagged lunch and drinks. Refrigeration will be provided.
     
    June 19 - 23
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    $475
  • Rocketry

    Join the University School Rocketry Team coach Jim Seibyl in a hands-on engineering challenge as you design and launch powerful rockets. The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world’s largest student rocket contest. Students routinely build rockets that launch thousands of feet in the air, approaching the speed of sound (773 MPH). This three-day camp will introduce you to the contest with discovery of rocketry highlighted by a mini competition with the rockets you design and build. Don’t miss this exciting introduction to rocketry and the TARC contest! All materials are provided.  Campers bring their own bagged lunch and drinks. Refrigeration will be provided.
     
    July 5 - 7 (no camp July 3 & 4)
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    $350
  • CAMP CANCELLED
    The Science of Making: Biodiesel, Fireworks, Plastic, and more!

    Every wonder how things are made? Join materials science teacher Dr. Jason Dyke for a week of hands-on exploration into the industrial and chemical process that goes into making things like fireworks, biodiesel, plastics, light and color, and scents. You’ll spend your days in the lab learning synthetic methods to make your own plastics, essential oils, rubber, and biodiesel and then putting your creations to the test. This is a fantastic summer opportunity for inquisitive students interested in how we apply science to create the things around us. Campers bring their own bagged lunch and drinks. Refrigeration will be provided.
     
    July 10 - 14
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    $425

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES K-8
Phone: 216.321.8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216.831.2200
University School serves 870 boys in grades K-12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.