Upper Elementary Camps

Register online or call GB Parks and Rec at (810) 694-0101.

GameCoders: Design and Program Your Own Web Game

Learn how to code and create your own online game! We’ll be using Scratch, a way to code with instructions that snap together like puzzle blocks. Create any game style, from mazes to flying games, boss fights or trivia--whatever you can imagine! This class will work for beginners or students that have used Scratch before. All materials provided. For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. Cost: $99.

GameBuilders: Create and Design Your Own Retro Arcade Game

Come create your own retro-style arcade game! We will use real-life blocks to design characters and create levels with obstacles, coins, and enemies. Then we’ll use an app to convert the block design to a playable online game! This class will work for any level of experience. The class comes with a Bloxels kit for game design that you can take with you to create more games at home! A mobile phone or tablet is required for use of the app (iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire apps available). For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. Cost: $129.

BotCommanders: Draw, Design, Play, Program Robots

Learn how to drive, move, control and program your very own robot in this class! Yes, you get to have and keep your own Ozobot when the class is finished! We’ll draw mazes, courses, and towns for robots to drive through. We’ll make games and run robo-races, getting our bots to do cool moves with secret codes. Later, we’ll program the robot to move and dance using an online puzzle-block coding language just like Scratch. This course comes with an Ozobot Bit that your student takes with them after the course is finished. Markers also included. For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. Cost: $149.

DroneZone: Learn to Fly and Perform Tricks with Mini-Drones

Become a drone pilot in DroneZone! Learn how to launch, fly, flip, perform tricks, move and control your very own mini-drone in this class! We will set up obstacle courses, race, and turn our drones into spy gear! We will play drone games and use our drones for search and rescue! This course comes with a mini-drone that your student takes with them after the course is finished. For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. Beginners welcome. Cost: $139.

CodeTronics: Coding and Programming Mini-Electronics

In CodeTronics, you’ll learn how to go beyond coding things that only happen on a screen. Coding games is fun, but CodeTronics will show you how to program actual electronics you can hold in your hand! Learn how to code your own Micro:Bit electronic board to light up, play games, be a spy gadget, send messages, or play sounds. Micro:Bit codes with block codes similar to Scratch. Each student will get to take their Micro:Bit electronic kit home with them when the class is finished! For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. All materials provided. Cost: $129.

BuildLab: Designing, Creating, Inventing!

In BuildLab, you’ll invent ways to control games, apps, and digital instruments using real-world objects. We’ll make instruments, games, electric circuits, and other inventions using the Makey Makey invention kit. Control your Makey Makey with Play Doh, clay, people, leaves, drawings, foil, even water! Almost anything can be turned into a mouse, sensor, or controller. Each student will get to take their Makey Makey kit home with them when the class is finished so they can create even more inventions when the class is over! For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. Cost: $149.

Laser League: BattleGB

Join Laser League and take part in epic laser battles! We’ll be playing team matches, tournaments, Capture the Flag, and 1v1v1v1 Fortnite-style survival battles! New games every day! Each student will get their own laser tag gun to use and take with them when the class is finished! All materials provided. For students entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall. Cost: $79.

Register online or call GB Parks and Rec at (810) 694-0101.