Ramapo Parks
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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Space Explorers Camp 

Session 1: July 9 - 13             Session 2: July 16 - 20             Session 3: July 23 - 27

Juniors: entering grades 2 - 4 / Seniors: entering grades 5 - 7 

9am - 3pm  Fee: $285 per session 

3pm - 5pm  Fee: $85 per session  

Campers will explore the wonders of space science with lots of engaging hands-on projects and activities. Camp will include learning in many areas, to include:

  • Fundamental aerodynamic forces associated with aircraft and rocket flight
  • Train as an astronaut
  • Cosmic mysteries of the universe
  • Weird and wacky science behind phenomena we encounter every day
  • Investigate the science involving invisible energies
  • Create objects using a 3-D printer
  • Design, build and even write LEGO® programs
  • Seniors Explorers will train like pilots and experience the new and realistic space simulator
  • Junior Explorers will work like NASA space scientists designing, building & launching "pop" rockets

Mad Science Camp

Session 1: June 25 - 29        Grades 1 - 4

9am - 12pm - Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions

1pm - 4pm - NASA: Journey Into Outer Space

Session Half Day Fee: $195

Session Full Day Fee: $355

Session 2: August 20 - 24     Grades 2 - 5

9am - 12pm - Secret Agent Lab

1pm - 4pm - Crazy Chemworks

Session Half Day Fee: $195

Session Full Day Fee: $355

Register for Mad Science Camp on-line at: midhudson.madscience.org

LEGO® Camp

August 13 - 17

9am - 12pm - Jedi Engineering: The force awakens in this introductory engineering courde for young Jedi! Explore engineering pricipals by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!   Ages 5-6    Fee: $190

1pm - 4pm - Jedi Master Engineering: The Force Awakens in ths advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away!  Ages 7-12    Fee: $190

IncrediFlix Camp 

Session 1: July 30 - August 3            Ages 7 - 13

9am - 12pm - Animation Flix: Learn how to bring everyday objects to life using the magic of stop-motion! Create multiple stop-motion movies using everything from toy cars to whiteboards. It's the ultimate arts & crafts camp where you create, direct and film your own movies in age appropriate groups.

1pm - 4pm - Minecraft Movie Flix: Turn the video game into an exciting Minecraft stop-motion movie! Working in age appropriate groups, bring Steve, the creepers and more to life as you write, storyboard, shoot and add voice-overs to your favorite characters.     

Session Half Day Fee: $205 (AM or PM)

Session Full Day Fee:  $340 (9am-3pm; includes 1-hour supervised lunch - parents provide lunch)

Session 2: August 27 - 31                  Ages 7 - 13

9am - 12pm - Live Action: Go through the Hollywood process of filmmaking as we guide you from "Action" to "That's a wrap"! Work in groups to brainstorm, location scout, bring in props/costumes, act and direct in a collaborative movie that will be fun for the entire auddience.

1pm - 4pm - LEGO® Flix: Bring LEGO® worlds to life! We provide the LEGOS® and you provide your imagination. Work in groups as you create a LEGO® set with LEGO® characters for a stop-motion movie you'll storyboard, shoot and add voice-overs to.

Session Half Day Fee: $205 (AM or PM)

Session Full Day Fee:  $340 (9am-3pm; includes 1-hour supervised lunch - parents provide lunch)

Chess Camp              K-8th grade

Join us for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games and cool prizes! You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Camp includes fun team chess games, (like bughouse), recess time and snacks, tournaments and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy and puzzle folde. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your summer vacay with Chess Wizards!

Session 1: July 2, 3, 5, 6 (no class July 4)    

Half Day: 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm $145

Full Day:  9am - 3pm  $250

Session 2: August 6-10         

Half Day: 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm $170

Full Day:  9am - 3pm  $295

Specialty Camp Application / Challenger Center Summer Camps