inGenius 2023 STEAM Summer Camp Program: Grades 3-4

Campus: Canyon Crest Academy

Available Going Fast Full

Grade 1Grade 2Grade 3-4Grade 5-7Grade 8-10
Grade Level :Grades 3-4 in school year of 2023-2024
Week 8:30-12:00pm Morning Camp
(Morning drop off starts 8:30
Weekly Theme classes 9:30-11:45am
**Advanced Programming classes 9:00am-12:00pm)
12:30-3:30pm Afternoon Camp
(Afternoon drop off starts 12:30
Weekly Theme classes 12:45-3:00pm
**Advanced Programming classes 12:45-3:45pm)
3:25-6:30pm After School Classes
Week 1: 6/12-6/16/2023 (select one)
Minecraft Game Design
Sewing Fun
Computational Thinking without Coding (II)
Creative Art Journaling
(select one)
3 Dimensional Art
The Magic World through Microscope
Intro to Photography
SOS: Endangered Species and Their Habitat
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
Week 2: 6/19-6/23/2023 (select one)
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
(Narrative) Creative writing and storytelling
Algebra: Finding the X Factor
Genetics: the science of us!
3D Modeling
(select one)
Learning to Code by Design with Scratch
Acrylic & Watercolor
Fascinating World Cultures
Digital Art: Paint & Pixel
Skylines: Game-based 3D City Design
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
Week 3: 6/26-6/30/2023 (select one)
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
We All Scream for Ice Cream! A Marketing Plan
Comic and Cartooning
Science of Chance
Mysterious Ancient World
(select one)
Art of Cuisine: Cooking around the world
Architecture in Minecraft
Money Sense
Wizard Chemistry
Intro to Knitting
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
Week 4: 7/3,5,6,7/2023 (select one)
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Clay Sculpture
Space Science: Are we alone in the universe?
Skylines: Game-based 3D City Design
(select one)
Lego Robotics & Visual Programming
Makers Engineering
Create Your Own Eco System
Public Speaking
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
Week 5: 7/10-7/14/2023 (select one)
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Chinese Paper Cutting: Design your wish
Painting & Drawing
Marine Quest
CRIME BUSTERS (series 1)
Minecraft Game Design
(select one)
creative writing - Harry Potter
Motion and Matters
Anatomy Academy
Anime appreciation
(Information) Nonfiction Reading and Writing
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
Week 6: 7/17-7/21/2023 (select one)
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Ancient Chinese Inventions and technology
Inventing Stuff
Creative Art Journaling
(Opinion) Essay Writing
Lego Robotics & Visual Programming
(select one)
Math and Physics: The Olympics
Rocketry
The Magic World through Microscope
Intro to Crochet
How Things Work: The Science of Stuff
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
Week 7: 7/24-7/28/2023 (select one)
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Learning to Code by Design with Scratch
Art of Cuisine: Cooking around the world
Making Sense of Geometry
3D Modeling
(select one)
Acrylic & Watercolor
Wizard Chemistry
Computational Thinking without Coding (II)
Graphic Novels
Video Game Design
Sports & Chess Club,
Math Practice, Vocabulary Building
**Advanced Programming classes

Week 1: 6/12-6/16/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Minecraft Game Design
Students team up to customize their own Adventure Maps and shape their own gameplay experience. Students strategically tailor unique biomes that provide players with challenges and rewards, utilize Redstone to create secret passageways, traps, access points, build safe havens with resources that help players move successfully throughout the game, and install mods that allow Students to create very distinct qualities within their Minecraft game.

Sewing Fun
Students will learn basic and creative stitches along with some decorative techniques. Let your creativity run wild as you make your own fun projects to take home with you to share with your friends and family.

Computational Thinking without Coding (II)
We will teach Computer Science through games and puzzles with cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. These activities will introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression. Importantly, no coding is needed.

Creative Art Journaling
Students will learn how to use words, images and color together to make art journal pages. Students will start with writing prompts, followed by background painting techniques. Then we add collage with a focus on composition, and finishing up with creative lettering. This is a wonderful class for creative young students who like to explore multiple mediums.

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
3 Dimensional Art
Our artists will spend the week exploring a variety of 3-dimensional art methods and mediums.  We will use paint, plastics, wood, clay, wire, and other materials to create a unique set of sculptures and art projects.

The Magic World through Microscope
Students will learn scale and size and proper use of microscopes. Students will examine and compare one-celled and multi-cellular organisms. One of the topics will include cell structure, nutrient needs, and growth. Students will learn to appreciate the complexities of familiar things such as newsprint, fibers, or blades of grass. They develop laboratory skills including staining, and DNA extraction. They will also explore the various ways microscopes are used in the fields such as forensic science..

Intro to Photography
In this class the students will be introduced to digital photography. They will learn basic skills such as composition, focus, exposure and styles. They will practice with assignment in portrait, landscape and events photography. They will also learn and exercise photo editing skills using Photoshop or similar image editing software.

SOS: Endangered Species and Their Habitat
This class will challenge students to help save endangered species. They will learn what is means to be endangered or threatened species. They will investigate their habitat and threats like oil spills that put their habitat in danger. They will also research to find ways to help save the species.

Week 2: 6/19-6/23/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Outdoor sports camps take place in the Canyon Crest Academy fields. Activities include: Capture the Flag, Basketball,Soccer, Bocce Ball, Rugby, Yoga, Over the Line. Rotation Games: Park Ranger, Sharks and Minnows.

(Narrative) Creative writing and storytelling
Students will learn narrative writing skills by writing their very own short stories! Over the course of the week, students will engage in the writing process; planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. By the end of the writing process, students will have a writing piece that follows a clear plot and has well developed characters. In addition, Students will learn editing skills, such as checking spelling and correcting grammatical errors.

Algebra: Finding the X Factor
Algebra is everywhere as a foundational branch of math. Students will be introduced to equations and inequalities, model and graph linear functions. They will investigate and solve real-world applications and apply your mathematical expertise to real-world problems.

Genetics: the science of us!
Why do I have brown eyes when my Dad has blue eyes? Why is my hair wavy when my sister’s is straight? Students will learn the relationship between genotype and phenotype, conduct Punnet squares to investigate the heritability of various physical traits, and address what problems in DNA look like when they are physically expressed. We will model DNA in multiple ways (origami & marshmallows!) and dive into bioethics and the future of science. 

3D Modeling
Explore the interesting world of 3D Modeling. In the class, you'll learn the basics of perspective scale drawings and how to use 3D software to design. You will also learn how this technology is revolutionizing social progress from rapid innovation in business to formerly unprecedented breakthroughs. This class will engage students in conceptual and practical spatial problem solving and precise geometric formulation.

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
Learning to Code by Design with Scratch
Let your imagination run wild in this multimedia adventure. Scratch is a fun and easy way for kids to learn the basics of programming using snap-together code blocks to build working programs. Before class starts, please help your child to create a Scratch account at home. The link is https://scratch.mit.edu.

Acrylic & Watercolor
Students will have a blast painting with acrylics and watercolor. They will create paintings on canvas and watercolor paper and learn about color theory and different painting techniques. Students will also learn best studio practices, including how to choose and protect supplies. Your young artists will fill your home with unique and beautiful artwork by the end of this week.

Fascinating World Cultures
This class will provide opportunities for each of our students to connect their own personal experiences and identity with the questions, concepts, and content discussed from our lessons. This class we will be studying several different cultures around the world.

Digital Art: Paint & Pixel
Students develop and improve their graphic design skills while mastering professional design tools. Students develop the skills necessary to research and compose digital image projects. They are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent.

Skylines: Game-based 3D City Design
This is a fascinating class that, with computer games, will introduce the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city. No more messing with paper, scissors and glues. Through simulation, Students will engage in urban planning by controlling your own roads, public services, transportation and more. You're only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!

Week 3: 6/26-6/30/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Outdoor sports camps take place in the Canyon Crest Academy fields. Activities include: Capture the Flag, Basketball,Soccer, Bocce Ball, Rugby, Yoga, Over the Line. Rotation Games: Park Ranger, Sharks and Minnows.

We All Scream for Ice Cream! A Marketing Plan
Marketing is about to putting the right product in the right place, at the right price, at the right time. Students will utilize the Four P's of the marketing mix to best bring a new product or service to market. Student will learn to define marketing options in terms of price, product, promotion, and place so that their offering meets a specific customer need or demand. One of the activities will be to determine the target market for multiple ice cream brands.

Comic and Cartooning
Are you ready to take your cartooning to the next level? Bring a comics project to our camp and we will help you do just that! Through a series of lectures and in-class exercises our instructors will teach you methods for developing characters, environments and a variety of inking techniques. Each day will have dedicated studio time for students to apply these concepts to their own work.

Science of Chance
Students develop a fundamental understanding of probability and statistics through fun activities and real word examples. Students will work with both first-hand and second-hand data. They will learn to conduct experiments and surveys. They will also obtain data from newspapers and journals. Using the data, they will generate graphs, charts, and tables to discover patters, draw conclusions and make predictions.

Mysterious Ancient World
Learn about mysterious ancient countries around the world. Compare and contrast their culture, legend and daily living. Complete an interactive notebook and project for each lesson. Be able to tell one fact from each area and time.

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
Art of Cuisine: Cooking around the world
Let the cooking extravaganza begin! Create delicious food inspired by cuisine from around the world. Culinary campers have an absolute blast learning to cook. They gain the confidence to take their new skills and knowledge home to cook for their families and friends. Here is a taste of what our culinary campers will accomplish during this week: create appetizer, salads, entrees and desserts; learning to use a wide variety of ingredients; cook according to daily themes, learn basic Kitchen safety.

Architecture in Minecraft
Minecraft is a powerful open-ended platform to construct awesome structures. In this camp, students will learn the principles of architectural design and study some of the most exciting structures in the world such as Great Pyramid, Eiffel Tower, and Empire State Building. They will then build 3D replicas in Minecraft! Students will also challenge themselves to create their own dream structures!

Money Sense
Kids are fascinated by the value of money. But most aren't taught the power of saving and investing in school or at home. Money sense for kids' camp is a fun way to introduce important concepts such as opportunity cost and interests as well as the basics of saving and investing as a way of life. Teaching money skills to kids is more challenging in today's high-tech world that includes debit cards, ATM's, direct deposits, automatic deductions, credit cards, on-line bill paying, and more. Let camp help the kids get started.

Wizard Chemistry
The class will have many hands-on experiments. It helps students connect real-world situations with science. It will explore mixing experiments and the periodic table that describes elemental science for our young chemists.

Intro to Knitting
Learn the basic stitches of knitting and how to read a pattern. Learn a quick project: a scarf or dish towel.

Week 4: 7/3,5,6,7/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Outdoor sports camps take place in the Canyon Crest Academy fields. Activities include: Capture the Flag, Basketball,Soccer, Bocce Ball, Rugby, Yoga, Over the Line. Rotation Games: Park Ranger, Sharks and Minnows.

Clay Sculpture
Artists will explore various ways to create with clay. They will explore projects such as pinch pots, Pueblo pots, animal sculptures, and more. All without the use of a pottery wheel or a kiln.

Space Science: Are we alone in the universe?
Are we alone in the universe? Students will study everything from aliens and planets to rockets and astronauts. Students will learn the scope and scale of our solar system and how it fits into the universe. Explore the stars, moon, and planets, and how math, science, and philosophy help us our understand the universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. And plan what items to bring to be able to explore other planets.

Skylines: Game-based 3D City Design
This is a fascinating class that, with computer games, will introduce the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city. No more messing with paper, scissors and glues. Through simulation, Students will engage in urban planning by controlling your own roads, public services, transportation and more. You're only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
Lego Robotics & Visual Programming
Solving fun challenges using Lego EV3 Robots and learn to code motors and sensors with LEGO MINDSTORMS! Use your programming skills to allow the robot to perform by itself in a simulation environment.

Makers Engineering
Students will learn what it means to become an engineer. They will understand the process of problem-solving through iterations, and they will learn to work within limited constraints. They will be introduced to various engineering disciplines, and look at classic examples of bridge architecture and design.

Create Your Own Eco System
An ecosystem encompasses all the living things in a designated area. That means animals, plants and any other organism, and it also includes the environment they live in. The cool thing about ecosystems is when so many things combine into one. The elements of a sustainable ecosystem play off one another for survival. In this class, student will learn and create their own ecosystem. This is a perfect boot camp for our young ecologists and biologists.

Public Speaking
Too many students have something to say but do not have the tools to speak in public effectively and with comfort. Sharpening communication abilities helps students succeed in a world that demands confidence, articulation and the ability to clearly communicate ideas. By building superior speaking skills, students will be prepared to excel in school, attain their dream jobs, defend their beliefs and values, and become leaders in their communities. This camp will be an emphasis on oral communication as well as writing skills in this course, arguing the topics of the day.

Week 5: 7/10-7/14/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Outdoor sports camps take place in the Canyon Crest Academy fields. Activities include: Capture the Flag, Basketball,Soccer, Bocce Ball, Rugby, Yoga, Over the Line. Rotation Games: Park Ranger, Sharks and Minnows.

Chinese Paper Cutting: Design your wish
Paper cutting conveys the nature and symbolism of traditional culture with its own particular language. Say your wishes out loud with your design and from your precise movement with scissors. This camp is instructed in English.

Painting & Drawing
Unleash your child's imagination this summer! This camp provides student a wonderful introduction to several forms of visual art. Each day brings a new project that may include drawing and painting. Students will learn skills and techniques and also learn to think out of box and create your style.

Marine Quest
This camp offers an exciting avenue into the oceans of our world. Through a blend of engaging education, kids will discover a passion for marine biology. Whether your child simply enjoys animals or thirsts for an adventure in the seas, a marine science camp could be just what you're looking for.

CRIME BUSTERS (series 1)
Campers will learn to become Crime Scene Investigators during actual crime scene setups! Campers will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes. Campers will learn how a crime is actually solved and learn how Biology, Chemistry, and Physics play a major role in the investigation! Some of the focuses will be on Fingerprinting, Fiber Analysis, Hair Analysis, and Handwriting Analysis.

Minecraft Game Design
Students team up to customize their own Adventure Maps and shape their own gameplay experience. Students strategically tailor unique biomes that provide players with challenges and rewards, utilize Redstone to create secret passageways, traps, access points, build safe havens with resources that help players move successfully throughout the game, and install mods that allow Students to create very distinct qualities within their Minecraft game.

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
creative writing - Harry Potter
Jumping into the magical world of Harry Potter, students will engage in writing exercises, and fun activities based on the world of Harry Potter.

Motion and Matters
Students explore around physical sciences core ideas dealing with forces and interactions, matter and its interactions, and with engineering design. Students will critically examine topics such as light, sound, electricity and force and motion through demonstrations and hands on activities. Emphasis will be on the physics in everyday life. Students engage in science and engineering practices to answer questions, and to define problems in order to develop solutions.

Anatomy Academy
Join us for a field trip through the human body! Learn about the major body systems by exploring structure and function of the human body at multiple levels. This class will for sure stimulate students' interest and confidence in human anatomy and physiology through interactive learning activities.

Anime appreciation
Starting with the creation of different art styles, students will explore the rich history of Japanese anime from early examples to modern shows and movies.

(Information) Nonfiction Reading and Writing
This class will begin with by studying nonfiction texts. Students will learn new reading strategies, such as looking for text structures, that will allow them to better understand nonfiction texts. After studying nonfiction texts, students will be ready to write their own nonfiction books teaching about a topic of their choice. Students will learn all of the skills necessary for writing nonfiction. Students will also engage in the writing process; planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing, which prepares them to write well organized and well edited writing pieces.

Week 6: 7/17-7/21/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Outdoor sports camps take place in the Canyon Crest Academy fields. Activities include: Capture the Flag, Basketball,Soccer, Bocce Ball, Rugby, Yoga, Over the Line. Rotation Games: Park Ranger, Sharks and Minnows.

Ancient Chinese Inventions and technology
A small invention can change the world. The Ancient Chinese were renowned for some advanced inventions and technology, many of which have a lasting influence today. Perhaps, you are the shining inventor we have been waiting for! This camp is instructed in English.

Inventing Stuff
The camp is an adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. It connects students to inventors who changed the world and their impact across the centuries. Throughout high-energy and hands-on activities of inquiry, discovery, and problem solving, students explore not only the how and why of various discoveries and inventions, but also the entrepreneurship through innovation.

Creative Art Journaling
Students will learn how to use words, images and color together to make art journal pages. Students will start with writing prompts, followed by background painting techniques. Then we add collage with a focus on composition, and finishing up with creative lettering. This is a wonderful class for creative young students who like to explore multiple mediums.

(Opinion) Essay Writing
Students will learn how to write persuasive essays. Essay writing is an important skill that students will use throughout their school years. In this class, students will begin by coming up with an idea or a thesis statement. Students get to choose a subject they are passionate about! From there, students will come ups with reasons and examples to support their ideas. Through this process, students will learn how to write a well-organized essay that is focused on a central idea. Over the course of a week, students will engage in the writing process; planning, drafting, editing, revising, and publishing. Each stage is a new learning opportunity!

Lego Robotics & Visual Programming
Solving fun challenges using Lego EV3 Robots and learn to code motors and sensors with LEGO MINDSTORMS! Use your programming skills to allow the robot to perform by itself in a simulation environment.

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
Math and Physics: The Olympics
This interdisciplinary course goes beyond medal counts and world-record finishes as students explore the history, science, math, and cultural significance of the Olympics with a variety of activities, experiments, and analysis. For example, students will Apply concepts from the physics and math of sports to determine which angles create the smallest splash and measure the speed, distance, repetitions in the gym, and calories, to name a few.

Rocketry
This camp is designed to proliferate a student's imagination about the practice and theory of space exploration and the vehicles that will take us there. This course will teach students the vocabulary and math behind rocket thrust and orbital trajectory. Students will create and test motion hypothesis using model rockets.

The Magic World through Microscope
Students will learn scale and size and proper use of microscopes. Students will examine and compare one-celled and multi-cellular organisms. One of the topics will include cell structure, nutrient needs, and growth. Students will learn to appreciate the complexities of familiar things such as newsprint, fibers, or blades of grass. They develop laboratory skills including staining, and DNA extraction. They will also explore the various ways microscopes are used in the fields such as forensic science..

Intro to Crochet
Learn the basic stitches of crochet and how to read a pattern. Learn to make a quick project: a hat, dish towel, or scarf.

How Things Work: The Science of Stuff
This class will give students a chance to discover how things work around us. That includes understanding the forces and objects and the interactions between them. Students will discuss, disassemble, and examine the world around us. Each day the class will focus on a different machine, topic, or phenomenon to explore or even to take apart.

Week 7: 7/24-7/28/2023


Morning Camp
Select one from the following:
Outdoor Sports (Group B)
Outdoor sports camps take place in the Canyon Crest Academy fields. Activities include: Capture the Flag, Basketball,Soccer, Bocce Ball, Rugby, Yoga, Over the Line. Rotation Games: Park Ranger, Sharks and Minnows.

Learning to Code by Design with Scratch
Let your imagination run wild in this multimedia adventure. Scratch is a fun and easy way for kids to learn the basics of programming using snap-together code blocks to build working programs. Before class starts, please help your child to create a Scratch account at home. The link is https://scratch.mit.edu.

Art of Cuisine: Cooking around the world
Let the cooking extravaganza begin! Create delicious food inspired by cuisine from around the world. Culinary campers have an absolute blast learning to cook. They gain the confidence to take their new skills and knowledge home to cook for their families and friends. Here is a taste of what our culinary campers will accomplish during this week: create appetizer, salads, entrees and desserts; learning to use a wide variety of ingredients; cook according to daily themes, learn basic Kitchen safety.

Making Sense of Geometry
Understanding geometry basics is essential for all math students today. This camp will explore topics in Geometry and make math come alive with intriguing examples of geometry in the world around us. Students will learn about 3D shapes, tessellations, transformations, constructions, and more as they explore topics in geometry and participate in various hands-on activities. Students will build their understanding of shapes, formulas, and geometric tools for future studies in Geometry courses.

3D Modeling
Explore the interesting world of 3D Modeling. In the class, you'll learn the basics of perspective scale drawings and how to use 3D software to design. You will also learn how this technology is revolutionizing social progress from rapid innovation in business to formerly unprecedented breakthroughs. This class will engage students in conceptual and practical spatial problem solving and precise geometric formulation.

Afternoon Camp
Select one from the following:
Acrylic & Watercolor
Students will have a blast painting with acrylics and watercolor. They will create paintings on canvas and watercolor paper and learn about color theory and different painting techniques. Students will also learn best studio practices, including how to choose and protect supplies. Your young artists will fill your home with unique and beautiful artwork by the end of this week.

Wizard Chemistry
The class will have many hands-on experiments. It helps students connect real-world situations with science. It will explore mixing experiments and the periodic table that describes elemental science for our young chemists.

Computational Thinking without Coding (II)
We will teach Computer Science through games and puzzles with cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. These activities will introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression. Importantly, no coding is needed.

Graphic Novels
A graphic novelist uses drawings to help tell a story. The stories could be about fantasy, science fiction, history, fairy tales or stories about science. or biographies. In this class you’ll also be introduced to character building, plot, and setting, while working with various art mediums. Have fun drawing action pictures and increase the appreciation of storytelling.

Video Game Design
Students will learn to build their own video game characters, art, stories, and layouts with brainstorming techniques, storyboards, grid sheets, and planning guides. They will also study both programming concepts and principles of design in an intuitive and rich development environment.

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