BRICKS 4 KIDZ of Hunterdon-Somerset will be running camps throughout Hunterdon and Somerset counties during summer 2017. BRICKS 4 KIDZ® camps are a high-energy, fast-paced setting where kids discover, explore, invent and create. The extended hours of a day camp provides a child the opportunity to take a simple model, add their own imagination, and test the limits of their creativity. Whether building specific Bricks 4 Kidz® motorized models and then modifying them or building during free play, the campers will have a great time. In addition to lots of building with LEGO®s our themed camps may include games, challenges plus activities like car ramp challenges and zip line racing. See links below to download camp schedules and theme. Click here to register
(in alphabetical order)
A Galaxy Far Away featuring STAR WARS® – Blast off into a galaxy far, far away to join the Rebel forces in their battle against the Empire. There will be motorized models based on Starfighters and TIE Fighters, a X-34 land cruiser, BARC Speeders and even a JEDI Master. There will be plenty of opportunity to design and build your own STAR WARs models. In addition to building, there will be lots of games, STAR WARS trivia contests and crafts to participate in. Bring your imagination and may the Force be with you. Each camper will receive a LEGO take home.
Ages 6 – 12.
A PIRATE’S QUEST – Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life a pirate with LEGO® bricks. The camp will be based on a Quest for buried treasure. The students will learn about the structures of pirate ships and then get to build one (motorized), its helm and an anchor. Pirate lore often includes a monkey, a crocodile and a parrot. So does the camp. Along with building motorized models using Bricks 4 Kidz® copyrighted plans, the camp will also feature mosaics based on the pirate culture. Throughout the week, there will be pirate trivia, games and a dress like a pirate day. All the students will have a LEGO® take home.
AMUSEMENT PARK– Get your ticket to ride at Bricks 4 Kidz® very own Amusement Park! Campers will build a new ride each day, learning how to make things spin, roll, turn and rock. Motorized models maximize the action and the fun. Then they will take what they have learned to design their own thrills and challenges. What kind of thrill ride can you design? Throughout the week, campers will work on building an entire amusement park. But the camp isn’t just building. Each camp day includes fun carnival-themed games, group challenges and more. Campers take home a customized min-figure.
ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY– If you’re fascinated by the weird but true, wild and wacky, gross and yucky, then this is the camp for you! Spend the week discovering the zany biology of our animal friends. Each day we’ll explore fascinating facts about the animal kingdom, focusing on two “creatures of the day”. Don’t be surprised to find actual skeletons and preserved examples of some of the animals displayed. Build two different animal models each day and fill your very own “Animal Grossology” booklet with crazy and cool facts you learn, complete with a picture of each model.
Bat League – (new for 2017) Celebrating LEGO®’s Batman movie, our Bat League camp takes you into the DC Comics™world of the Batman. There will be plenty of building, crafts and games that will bring out the camper’s inner super hero (or villain). Motorized models will include the Bat Signal, a Batmobile, BatGirl’s cycle and even the Jokester’s Low Rider vehicle. Each camper will take home a LEGO® Bat League creation.
Bricks 4 GIrlz – Grab your friends and come hang out with us for a girls only week of crafting and creating with LEGO® bricks. The week will include activities based on LEGO Friends™ , building Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models as well as other unique activities with bricks. There will be jewelry making, brick art and origami that will be the take home project each day. And don’t worry…..there are “NO BOYS ALLOWED!”
EV3 Robotics – We will be offering both introductory and advanced robotics camps. The camp is designed to introduce the world of building and programming robots. Using the Mindstorm® EV3 platform and Bricks 4 Kidz designed models, the campers will build and play with robots as they learn basic drag and drop programming. There will be daily challenges and games making this a fun and educational experience. Advanced camps, for those campers with experience with the EV3 or programming, will delve further into programming, build more intricate models and work on challenges similar to what those in The First LEGO League competitions. The week ends with a friendly “Battle of the Bots”. Parents are encouraged to come watch the action the last day.
Jurassic Brick Land Join us as we learn about and build dinosaurs from the Jurassic period as well as celebrate the popular Jurassic Park movies. The gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptors and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex are just some of the models to be built. They will include both motorized and classic brick builds. The camp will include dinosaur based crafts and mosaics. When you are not building, there will be plenty of activity playing a variety of games including Dino trivia, Jurassic Land Brick Jeopardy and even Capture the Dinosaur. With all of that, there were still be plenty of time for creative free play as you build your favorite dinosaurs, perhaps your own Jurassic Park as well as scenes from your favorite Jurassic Park movie.
MASH-UP – This week’s camp is a mash up of different summer camp themes. Every day will feature model builds, games and activities from a different Bricks 4 Kidz camp theme. It will include parts of the camps themes from this year plus other camp themes.
Minecraft® LEGO® Adventure®– Minecraft® is what this camp is all about. Experience the Brick 4 Kidz® themed camp that merges the virtual world with hands on activities. This season campers will experience extended time playing the game, completing challenges and playing with other campers in Minecraft worlds controlled by the Bricks 4 Kidz® server. There will be plenty of building with LEGO®, both motorized models and 3D models of their favorite characters, Steve, Creeper, Enderman and including new models for 2017. There will be numerous Minecraft based games and activities to keep the action going. This is the ideal camp for those who love LEGO® and Minecraft®. Each camper will receive a LEGO Minecraft take home.
Creative Design with LEGO – This camp combines architecture and engineering as students are encouraged to creatively design and build structures and mechanical motorized models. During the 3 day camp, students will build world famous structures using Bricks 4 Kidz model plans. There will be discussions on the architecture of the structure as well the engineering involved in its building. Students will then design and build their own structures. Similarly, students will build Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models, discuss the use of gears to create specific movement and then be asked to design and build their own motorize model.
NASA Mission to Space – Calling all future astronauts, astro-physicists and engineers. Learn about real-life space exploration and build models based on designs from NASA’s space program. They include the Discovery, a launch pad, a Lunar Module and International Space Station. There will be space trivia contests, games and crafts along with time each day to stimulate your creativity during free play. Satellites to name a few. All campers will receive a Bricks 4 Kidz® /LEGO® take home.
Stop Motion Video – – We will be offering both introductory and advanced camps. Learn how to make a stop motion video using FRAMES® software, LEGO® mini-figures and bricks. Over the course of the week, the children working in pairs, will develop an idea and turn it into their own epic video. They will learn how to sequence and storyboard, write and edit the script, build the sets, rehearse, shoot over 120 digital pictures, edit, add sound effects, background music and dialogue to create their stop motion video. The advanced camps are for students who have had experience with stop motion video or Claymation that are looking to expand their skills. All supplies will be provided by Bricks 4 Kidz of Hunterdon-Somerset. Each camper will receive copies of the videos made that week on a wristband flash drive.
Ages 8 – 13.