Camp Google

Image courtesy of Google

Image courtesy of Google

FREE Summer STEM Camp!

This summer Google has partnered with Kahn Academy, National Geographic and National Parks Services to bring Camp Google. Camp Google is a FREE online STEM camp geared for kids ages 7-10 years, but is open to kids of all ages. Each week is a new theme focusing on STEM areas such as the Ocean, Space, Nature and Music. You can revisit a previous weeks activities, so there’s no missing out. Campers learn about the subjects from experts and are giving instructions on how to participate with experiments at home. Complete weekly activities to earn badges. This is great fun free way to keep learning engaging this summer!

Happy STEM camping!

Cruzin Mama

Free STEM Camp at Apple Stores

Apple Camp - Free Summer STEM Camp

This July Apple Camp is back!

Did you know that Apple Stores offer FREE STEM Summer Camps for kids ages 8 to 12 years old. Kids are able to let their imaginations run wild while learning how to use computer programming for such things as Movie Making or Digital Storybooks. Camps are for three days and are an hour and half long each day. There are two camps to choose from; Stories in Motion with iMovie and Interactive Storytelling with iBooks. Apple Camp sessions begin July 20th and conclude the week of August 5th.

My daughter at the Interactive Storytelling Camp Session last summer

My daughter at the Interactive Storytelling Camp Session last summer

Last summer my daughter attended the Interactive Storytelling Camp at our local Apple Store. She had an absolute blast at Camp. She learned how to use illustrator, power point and at the end of camp showed of her story during a little presentation to her fellow campers and their parents. At the start of Apple Camp she was provided with a Camp t-shirt and employee style name badge. On the last day of camp she was given an Apple Camp bracket that concealed a USB containing her digital storybook. She loved when it was camp days and asked to be signed up for more, unfortunately we were unable to since camps fill up extremely fast. So this year I checked everyday for when registration would be open (even though I signed up to receive an email when it does), I’m a little impatient. But my persistence has paid off, my daughter is registered for both camps and I am sharing this opportunity to everyone!

That’s right Apple Camp registration is now open! I haven’t even received the email to announce registration openings yet, so this is a way to stay ahead of everyone by using the link provided to register now. You can find a local store and reserve a spot for your child now at applersvp.com

Camp spaces are very limited, you don’t want to have to wait another year for your kids to attend these great camps!

Cruzin Mama

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps

Posted in Summer Fun! and Summer Reading and Education
 
Image from bricks4kidz.com

Image from bricks4kidz.com

 It’s no secret my family loves Lego’s. They are what my kids ask for as gifts for holidays, birthdays, and rewards. We go to Legoland at least once a year. And they both have Lego club memberships, which sends me emails about deals and events at my local Lego Store’s as well as a cool magazine every other month. Here is another great activity with Legos its called Bricks 4 Kidz. Bricks 4 Kidz has some great opportunities for kids to learn and have fun. There is nice variety of programs offered, such as: after school programs, scouting programs, birthday parties, field trips, camps, and bricks 4 kidz night out.
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Summer Camps

Camps are a three hours a day for one week and each camp has a different theme. There is a cost of $125 per camp and a discount is available for additional siblings. The camps are a great opportunity for learning and fun this summer especially with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).  Here are some camp options:

  • Mining and Crafting 
  • Minecraft
  • Remote Control Mania
  • Super Hero Academy
  • Star Wars Space Adventures
  • Animal Grossology   

Click here for more information on each camp.

Kidz Night Out

A more budget friendly option is the Bricks 4 Kidz Night Out. The cost is $30 and runs for three hours.

To find the location nearest to you click here.

Have fun building!

Cruzin Mama

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