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Cabrillo Youth Science & Engineering Camps

We emphasize small class sizes so space is limited in each camp. Register Early!

Questions about classes or registration? Call (831) 479-6331. Interested in a scholarship? Click here for more information.

For a calendar of all Summer Youth Programs: Click here!


SS ROV Camp (Seafloor Science and Remotely Operated Vehicle) Ages 9-12

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Dive into the world of marine science, technology, and operations with the SS-ROV (Seafloor Science and Remotely Operated Vehicle) camp. Discover the exciting field of ocean exploration from technical and environmental perspectives in this STEM-based camp. This hands-on camp covers the scientific method in geology, oceanology, and ecosystems plus technologies for ocean exploration. Interactive activities incorporate electronics, rovers, designing, building and driving underwater ROVs, sensors, sonars, deep-sea scientific drilling, seafloor geology and more. As an ocean explorer, you will learn teamwork, creative problem solving, all while discovering the unique underwater world.

Geoff Wheat has a Ph.D. in Oceanography and is a Research Professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Adjunct Scientist at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute). He has been on over 78 ocean expeditions of which 49 include a submersible or ROV component.

Trevor Fournier is a graduate of California State University, Monterey Bay, with a B.S. in Marine Science and of Monterey Peninsula College with an A.A. in Business Administration. He has participated in four research expeditions as a science technician and has designed and fabricated sensors and samplers for deep sea exploration.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with the Seafloor Science Remote Operated Vehicle Project this summer. For more information about them please go to http://www.ssrovcamp.org/about/

Click HERE to check out a short viedo about the SS ROV camp, hear from the instructors, and from campers too!

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is guartanteed to fill!

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1603
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Room: 1603
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
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SS ROV Camp (Seafloor Science and Remotely Operated Vehicle) Ages 12-15

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Join us for this all-day one week camp as we dive into the world of marine science, technology, and operations with the SS-ROV (Seafloor Science and Remotely Operated Vehicle). Discover the exciting field of ocean exploration from technical and environmental perspectives in this STEM-based camp. This hands-on campu covers the scientific method in geology, oceanology, and ecosystems plus technologies for ocean exploration. Interactive activities incorporate electronics, rovers, designing, building and driving underwater ROVs, sensors, sonors, deep-sea scientific drilling, seafloor geology and more. As an ocean explorer, you will learn teamwork, creative problem solving, and career possibilities, all while discovering the unique underwater world.

Geoff Wheat has a Ph.D. in Oceanography and is a Research Professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Adjunct Scientist at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute). He has been on over 78 ocean expeditions of which 49 include a submersible or ROV component.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with the Seafloor Science Remote Operated Vehicle Project this summer. For more information about them please go to http://www.ssrovcamp.org/about/

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Room: 1606 Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $430
Register after May 31: $460
 
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Spy Academy (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

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From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and take-home lots of gadgets! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Figure out the science of forensics and reveal who is behind those crazy capers. Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on view of the science that spies use! Daily themes: Discover Detection, Funky Forensics, Science of Security, Sleuths on the Scene, and Spy Academy.

 

Ages 6-8
Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration
Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration
register online
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Jet Cadets (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

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Explore the basic principles of flight, ride a hovercraft, build airplanes, and construct balloon copters!

This hands-on program teaches you all about aerodynamics and the world above us!

Discover the mysteries of the galaxy, learn about celestial navigation, and take home a rocket that you build yourself! Daily themes: Wright Stuff, Rockin’ Rockets, Milky Way, Up, Up & Away, and Space Day. 

Ages 6-8
Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration

Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration
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Jedi Engineering using LEGO® (ages 6-8)

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The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering camp for young Jedi!

Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away.

Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is guartanteed to fill!

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Play-well TEKnologies this summer. For more information about them please go to http://play-well.org/index.shtml

Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521 Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240

 
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Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® (ages 9-12)

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The Force is strong in this camp! Students build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away.

Projects include X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements, and fortresses.

Our Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering. 

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Play-well TEKnologies this summer. For more information about them please go to http://play-well.org/index.shtml

Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1521 Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240

 
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NASA: Journey into Outer Space (ages 6-8 & 9-12)

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We have teamed up with NASA to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery. See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work as we explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond! Watch stardust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour. Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light as you learn about space phenomena.

This is an experience that is truly out of this world! Daily themes: Earth and Beyond, Astronaut-in-Training, Solar Launch, Eye on the Sky, and Space Voyage.

Ages 6-8
Mon. - Fri., July 2-6 (no class July 4th)
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration

Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., July 2-6 (no class July 4th)
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration
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With My Own Two Hands - Organic Gardening, Aromatherapy, & Hand-Made Crafts (ages 12-15)

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Spend the week at Cabrillo’s Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens, with sweeping views of the bay, exploring the state-of-the-art nursery, bee-hives, greenhouses, and CCOF certified organic farm. Campers will work in the gardens and lab-classroom to make handmade food and crafts from plants they harvest, learn ways to lighten their ecological footprint, explore environmental sustainability, and gain practical gardening skills - all in one week!

Learn about plants for aromatherapy, pollinators and culinary purposes. Create herb bundles, and crafts from harvested plants. Create a custom salve, poultices, and tea blends. Explore a working, thriving organic garden, learn to winnow seeds, and how to start and maintain compost. Plant native, vegetable, bee-friendly, and wildflower seeds to take home as a starter garden. Take an in-depth look at a local beehive, and learn how pollinators are woven into our daily lives. Prepare natural dye and practice shibori pattern-making techniques.

This will be an enriching, empowering, hands-on experience that will give campers inspiration and practical skills to grow, nurture and create with their own two hands!

Please note students will have the opportunity to view and handle bees as part of the working hives at the Horticulture Center. Please see the website for details. Student need to wear closed toed shoes, and comfortable clothes that they can get messy! A hat, sunscreen and a water bottle are recommended.

Melody Overstreet is a Master Gardener of California and certified California Naturalist through CNP and UCSC's Arboretum. She teaches nature-themed workshops through UCSC’s Arboretum, the Natural History Museum, and Kids in Nature. Melody has nearly 10 years of teaching experience. To learn more about Melody go to www.melodyoverstreet.com.

Emily Bondor is a Bay Area beekeeper and educator committed to raising locally-adapted, treatment-free bees. She is the owner of Santa Cruz Bee Company and the president of the Santa Cruz Bee Guild. Learn more about her work at www.scbee.com

 

Mon-Fri, July 9-13
1pm - 5pm

Room: Horticulture Center, room 5110
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee paid at registration

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Robotics using LEGO® WeDo (ages 6-8)

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Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO WeDo system.

Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components.

Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way for young Robotics enthusiasts to be exposed to this exciting technology.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is guartanteed to fill!

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Play-well TEKnologies this summer. For more information about them please go to http://play-well.org/index.shtml

Mon. – Fri., July 9-13
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1521 Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
 
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Robotics using LEGO® EV3 (ages 8-12)

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Build and program robots using the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, problem solving, and teamwork skills.

Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds.

Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is guartanteed to fill!

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Play-well TEKnologies this summer. For more information about them please go to http://play-well.org/index.shtml

Mon. – Fri., July 9-13
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521 Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
 
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Build Your Own Arduino Robot (Ages 13-17)

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Using a combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering, learn how to design, assemble and program a robot using your own Arduino microcontroller, included in the Sparkfun RedBot kit. With RedBot, an electrical engineering prototyping platform, you’ll learn about electronics and how circuits function. Plus, you will rapidly create and deploy your ideas as you bring your robotic creations to life!

This course teaches kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots, and immerses students in the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. They’ll experiment with different types of circuits while learning how robots interpret inputs from sensors and commands from their human operators.

Students will use controllers to operate lights, motors and LEDs, and then test your engineering skills in a series of competitive challenges with your classmates using the robot you’ve designed.

Showcase your robots at the end of the week and take home your Arduino kit to tinker with!

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Digital Media Academy this summer. For more information about them please go to https://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/partner-programs/

Mon. - Fri., July 16-20 CLASS CANCELLED
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: Cabrillo Makerspace, room 1301
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $795
Register after May 31: $850
Plus $150 material fee payable at registration
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Minecraft Engineering with Lego® (ages 6-8)

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Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of our experienced instructor.

Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is guartanteed to fill!

Emily Stuart - see bio below

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Play-well TEKnologies this summer. For more information about them please go to http://play-well.org/index.shtml

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1521 Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
 
register online  

 

 

Minecraft Master Engineering with LEGO® (ages 8-12)

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Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart!

This project-based camp combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is guartanteed to fill!

Emily Stuart will be a senior in the fall at UCSC. Her ultimate career goal is to earn her Master's degree in Education, with a credential in Biology and Life Science. She has taught swim classes for youth, and she loves building with LEGO! To learn more about her, click HERE

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Play-well TEKnologies this summer. For more information about them please go to http://play-well.org/index.shtml

 

Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1521 Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
 
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Baskin Girls in Engineering (entering 6th-8th Grades) 

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The Cabrillo College Baskin Girls in Engineering summer program is designed for young women entering 6th - 8th grades who want to learn more about the role engineering plays in their lives. Students will engage in hands-on team-based engineering design projects where they will apply their creativity in designing engineering solutions. This program is aimed at nurturing their natural curiosity, building their confidence, and fostering their interest in engineering as a fun, exciting, and rewarding career. In addition, the young women will experience engineering in action during a guided tour of an engineering company on Friday morning.

Families are invited to the end-of-program celebration on Friday at 1:00 pm where the girls will present their design projects.

The Girls in Engineering program is run by Cabrillo’s Engineering Department.

Rhoxanne Morris-Vaughan received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University and is an alum of the Cabrillo College engineering program. She has been the instructor of this Girls in Engineering program since it's creation in 2012. She has also been a teacher, tutor, and coach for 20+ years. She believes in inspiring the next generation of women in engineering through teamwork, creativity, and exciting hands-on projects.

For scholarship information, please see the Baskin Girls in Engineering web site:

http://go.cabrillo.edu/baskingirlsinengr

These camps fill up quickly so register early!

Mon. - Fri., July 30 - August 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 810
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $335
Register after May 31: $355

Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 810
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $335
Register after May 31: $355
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Young Inventors (ages 6-8 & 9-12)inventor

 

 

 

 

Creative Contraption Warning! This camp is designed by you - the Inventor! Each day, you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors, and the most important thing of all - your imagination!

With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults and forts, then lay siege to the castle. Assemble your own working lightsaber to take home!

While Thomas Edison said, invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration; this camp is 100% fun.

Ages 6-8
Mon. - Fri., July 30 - August 3
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration

Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., July 30 - August 3
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration
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STEM-ulating Science! (ages 4-5)

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Find out just how fun Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be with our unique and exciting hands-on activities! We put our engineering and technology skills to use and build structures, explore space, and discover magnetic levitation! Basic math concepts such as units of measure, shapes, problem solving, addition and subtraction are used during our crazy experiments! Kids will continue the fun and learning at home with experiments they’ve made at camp!

Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
Plus $35 material fee payable at registration

register online  

 



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