Daily Program Schedule

3rd, 4th, 5th grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

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  • 8:45am - Camp Zoom links open daily
  • 9:00am - Daily check-in and welcoming activity
  • 9:15am - Class 1 online via zoom breakout rooms
  • 10:15am - Snack and restroom break in main zoom link
  • 10:30am - Class 2 online via zoom breakout rooms
  • 11:30am - Lunch - on their own
  • 12:30pm - Recess - same zoom link with activities in break out rooms
  • 1:00pm - Class 3 online via zoom breakout rooms  
  • 2:00pm - Snack and restroom break in main zoom link 
  • 2:15pm - Class 4 online via zoom breakout rooms
  • 3:15pm - Closing activity via main zoom
  • 3:30pm - Camp ends 

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

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  • 8:45am - Camp Zoom links open daily  
  • 9:00am - Daily check-in and welcoming activity   
  • 9:15am - Class 1 online via zoom breakout rooms   
  • 11:30am - Lunch on their own   
  • 12:30pm - Recess - same zoom link with activities in break out room   
  • 1:00pm - Class 3 online via zoom breakout rooms    
  • 3:15pm - Closing activity via main zoom   
  • 3:30pm - Camp ends

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TechLab introduces kids to products, technology and programming to help them dream big.

 For many kids, technology is just playing games on a phone or tablet. We want kids to think bigger.

Working alongside faculty from Anderson High School and across Austin Independent School District, we supply the latest tech and tech-art  tools in an educational and safe yet fun and informal environment where  campers can develop a passion for using technology to create and learn.

Each  year, our camp will ask children to pretend to be scientists trying to  solve a challenge. While doing so, kids won't hear a lecture; they will ask the questions and they will use their imagination (and our tools) to find the answers.


Track 2 - Currently offered in the online Summer Sessions

  • Physics of Light and Sound  - Explore how light and sound make our world exciting and learn to use  electronics and instruments as your work with classmates to form a online band.
  • Programming - learn to program in Scratch and amaze your friends with your own a game or app.
  • Movie Making - use your digital camera and online programming to create your own movie about your life during this unusual time.
  • Geology - learn  about how the earth was formed, go out to hunt for geodes and learn about all the impressive rocks and minerals found on the Earth.

Rising 3rd to 5th Grade Classes

  •  Participants entering grades 3 - 5 will complete activities in each of the following  four learning areas. Scouts can apply what they learn towards  advancements or Adventures. We will be happy to help match what is  covered to any organizations requirements for advancement if you can provide the advancement information to us.  


Track 1 - currently offered during the online Summer Session 

  • Toy Design - design their own toys using TinkerCAD, simple machines, found objects  to bring their creations to life.  


  • Robotics/Electronics - use engineering and programming to design and build various robotics/products that can solve exploration problems.  


  • Digital Media/Art - use digital cameras (you will need to have and help get the images onto a computer) and online programs to edit photographs.  We will also be having some various art projects during the class, which we will include in the supply box.  


  • Environment (E-STEAM) - learn about amazing animals and plants in each camp theme's location and in your local ecosystems.  Supplies for this exploration will be included in the supply box 


In Track 1 registered Cub Scouts will complete the following:

  • Bears - Make it Move, NOVA Swing, Robotics, NOVA Wild (Partial), Critter Care
  • Webelos - Engineer, Swing, Into the Wild, NOVA Wild, Art Explosion


 Track 2 - Currently offered in the online Summer Sessions 

  • Physics of Light and Sound  - Explore how light and sound make our world exciting and learn to use  electronics and instruments as your work with classmates to form a online band.  


  • Programming - learn to program in Scratch and amaze your friends with your own a game or app.  


  • Movie Making - use your digital camera and online programming to create your own movie about your life during this unusual time.  


  • Geology - learn  about how the earth was formed, go out to hunt for geodes and learn about all the impressive rocks and minerals found on the Earth.


In Track 2 registered Cub Scouts will complete the following:

  • Bears - World of Sound, NOVA Cub Scouts can Code, NOVA Down and Dirty, Movie Making
  • Webelos - Engineer, NOVA Cub Scouts can Code, Earth Rocks, NOVA Down and Dirty, Art Explosion (Partial)

Ready to Learn about the Environment, Design, Art, and Technology 


Week 1 June 15-19th   


Week 2 June 22nd - 26th


Week 3 July 13th - 17th


Week 4 July 20th -24th

Rising 6th to 9th Grade Classes

Participants entering grades 6 - 9 can pick two classes listed below. Scouts can apply what they learn towards advancements or Merit Badges.   Please note, classes will cover some of the badge requires but not all  of them. Scouts will have the opportunity to work with badge counselors  during lunch time and after school time if they want to work towards a  completion on the badge.


Currently all rising 6th to 9th grade classes are offered at Summer Sessions only. 

  • Morning options: 
    • Programming
    • Communication and Photography,
    • Robotics
    • Oceanography and Exploration 


  • Afternoon options: 
    • Game Design and Animation
    • Environmental Science
    •  Engineering
    • Inventing 


Class Descriptions

Programming

  • Build and program different types of electronic systems as you  create systems to address various tasks, including learning to use both  arduinos and basic device circuits
  • Learn to edit and enhance  programs in three of the following different programming languages  (based on skill level and group): Scratch, Blockly, C++, Java, or  Python. Learn to control robots, make apps or run microprocessor
  • Participants involved with BSA will complete Programming Merit Badge.


Photography and Communication

  • Produce and display visual art display using the classes' photographs using advanced composition and capturing techniques, including long light exposure and stop-motion photography methods
  • Learn to take professional quality photographs with whatever camera the participant has.
  • Review basic safety, history, skills, techniques, and tools used in Photography and careers in Photography
  • Learn how to virtually communicate with others using various formats, including video and photography
  • Participants involved with BSA will complete Photography and Communication Merit Badges.  Communication is an Eagle Required Merit Badge


Engineering

  • Use the Systems Engineering Approach to design your own invention while learning about Engineering ethics and careers.
  • Meet and talk with engineers who have worked on this planet and maybe off of it too!
  • Reverse engineer common electronics to create a machine that does something new
  • Learn the basic safety and thought processes behind Engineering
  • Participants involved with BSA will complete Engineering Merit Badge


Robotics

  • Learn to develop robots with a robotics system and use the robot to address various  challenges. Learn about careers in robotics and meet professionals who make and use robots every day.
  • Learn about the history, safety, basic skills and tools needed for working with Robots.
  • Participants involved with BSA will complete Robotics Merit Badge


Inventing

  • Work with a top Austin maker to pick something to invent and learn various techniques needed to invent your product. 
  • Participants involved with BSA will complete Inventing Merit Badge


Game Design and Animation

  • Learn the basics of designing your own game and its animation
  • Create an online game to play with your friends
  • Participants involved with BSA will complete Game Design and Animation Merit Badges


Environmental Science

  • Learn about the Central Texas Environment and ways to protect it
    Learn to identify, study and estimate animal and plant populations
  • See how current technology, like apps, drones, crowd sourcing and AI are used to study the environment
  • Participants involved in BSA will complete Environmental Science Merit Badge, an Eagle Required Merit Badge


Oceanography and Exploration 

  • Learn about the physical and biological aspects of the worlds oceans
  • Use your new knowledge to plan an extreme ocean expedition. 
  •  Participants involved with BSA will complete Oceanography and Exploration Merit Badges

 

Ready to Learn about the Engineering, Oceanography, Programming or Game Design.  Sign up NOW!

 

Week 1 June 15-19th   


Week 2 June 22nd - 26th


Week 3 July 13th - 17th


Week 4 July 20th -24th