March break camps
March break camps
About the program
Youth University is offering a week of exciting programs while school is out. Whether it is building the ultimate LEGO robot, creating your own comic strip or completing scientific challenges, we have something that will pique your child’s interest.
Programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and for the convenience of working parents, we offer complementary before and aftercare from 8:10 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 4:50 p.m.
Cost: $35 per camper per day
March 10 2014 (click to exapnd)
March 11 2014
Back by popular demand, this radical robot camp is an introduction to building and programming robots using LEGO NXT robotics. Learn how to build and operate intelligent robots that can sense and respond to their environment.
Help your characters come to life with emotion and a cool storyline. In this camp you will learn how to develop your own unique style of Anime or Manga drawing. You will learn about the history of Japanese animation and comic books and leave with your very own comic strip.
Ground control to Major YU: You and your team need to save the Earth from intergalactic emergencies. Design and program a LEGO NXT robot to salvage space junk, stabilize the atmosphere, and ensure that the galaxy is safe before the end of this adventurous day. This camp is out of this world!
March 12 2014
Science is all around us. Join YU as we explore why geology rocks and use scientific methods to solve engineering challenges. Learn how to extract DNA from strawberries and test your reaction time in the YU sport science lab.
Join the world of stop motion creation as you and your team will use LEGO and clay to sculpt, record, add voice-overs and produce your very own movie. Unveil your masterpiece to friends at the YU red-carpet event.
Do you have what it takes to build and program the strongest robot imaginable? Join YU as we put your team’s robot through many challenges that will test strength, agility and might. Prepare to face off with other robots at the end of the day for the ultimate strong-robot competition.
March 13 2014
Want to know the complete video game design process including game story writing and production? In this camp you’ll learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your own game, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Game on!
Join YU on Mount Olympus to explore a mythological era. Learn about early scientific discoveries, reproduce ancient artifacts and delve into mythology. End the day by participating in our very own YU Olympics – can you compete with Zeus?
Build it, program it, then sit back and watch it go. In this camp you will design a variety of maze challenges and then program your team’s robot to navigate the maze at top speed. Will you beat the YU record?
March 14 2014
Do you have what it takes to create a virtual world? Use specialized software to learn about what it takes to create stunning and complex computer-generated environment. Put your ideas into action as you create your own video game level.
Do you dream of seeing your name in lights? Do you want to be an actor on TV? This camp will get you ready for your big break in show business. Come learn acting and voice techniques as you take part in theatre games, improv, and physical theatre.
You’ve learned the basics. Now impress your friends with your advanced programming skills. Become an expert as we focus on light sensors, jumps, forks, split tasks and more. You’ll be a programming whiz in no time. This program is recommended for campers who have experience with LEGO NXT Robotics.