The best Summer Camps in Dubai just got even better!

We have been selected by GEMS Education & Delta Skills Academy to offer in-school camps throughout Dubai

Our Summer Camp returns again for our 10th season this July, providing 7 weeks of fun-filled activities for children aged 4 to 14 at various locations throughout Dubai. 

We are proud to offer a wide variety of engaging and enriching programs for children aged 4 to 14, designed to ignite their curiosity, foster essential skills, and empower them with mindfulness and gratitude tools.

Our summer camp is a vibrant hub of learning and exploration where children can dive into the exciting worlds of STEM, robotics, coding, business, finance, and cybersecurity. Through our carefully crafted programs, we provide hands-on experiences, interactive projects, and expert guidance that stimulate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.

At Pure Minds Academy, we recognize the importance of holistically nurturing the child. That's why our summer camp also integrates mindfulness and gratitude practices into our curriculum.  We believe that teaching children mindfulness techniques can help them develop self-awareness, emotional regulation, and resilience.  Additionally, our gratitude exercises cultivate a sense of appreciation, empathy, and a positive mindset, fostering well-being and meaningful connections with others.

Programs run from 9:30am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.  Please see our sample schedules below:

Camp Locations & Programs

This summer, we will be operating at the following venues:
 

Rove Hotel Downtown Dubai

Studio One Hotel (near Arabian Ranches 1)

GEMS Education Camps with Delta Skills Academy

This summer, we will be operating at the following schools:
 

The Winchester School, Jebel Ali & GEMS Modern Academy, Nad Al Sheba

Click here to view the Little Explorers program information (ages 4 to 6)

Click here to view the Junior Innovation program information (ages 7 to 9)

Click here to view the Advanced Forge Your Future program information (ages 10 to 14)

 

Dubai Summer Camp Overview

This Summer, we have an exciting program of activities for children from 4 to 14 as well as both in-person and online summer camp options.   

Please note that this page is dedicated to our in-person summer camps so please click on the button below if you'd like more information about our online camps.

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Little Explorers Camp

Perfect for 4 to 6 year olds who are intrigued by technology, robotics and lego.

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Junior STEM & Robotics

Designed for 7 to 9 year olds, our program provides key science, coding & robotics activities in a fun environment

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Path to Financial Freedom

An incredible program for 10 to 14 year olds that takes students through key stages of life from planning and budgeting for university through to saving, investing and buying a home!

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Entrepreneurship Camp

Harvard-style approach for 10 to 14 year olds using real-life case studies to illustrate key business principles such as branding, marketing, supply & demand, business ethics and more!

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Cybersecurity

From software to coding, this program (for 10 to 14 year olds) not only shows students how passwords can be hacked but how to implement real tactics to help them to protect themselves from online harm.

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Sustainability

This program runs in multiple age groups with differing levels of difficulty highlighting the importance of this topic. How can science and technology work together to protect the earth? Our students will find out!

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Mindfulness and Gratitude

As students living in Dubai, children have a lot to be thankful for and much of this stems from the hard work of those around them. Embedded in our programs for younger children we teach mindfulness practices and gratitude to drive greater balance.

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Rubiks

The best selling toy EVER is so hard to master that only 5% of those who've owned one can complete it! We'll attempt to increase this figure during our camps this summer as we teach our 7 year olds and older how to master the Rubik's cube!

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Rove Hotel Downtown Dubai

Programs offered at Rove Downtown:

  • Little Explorers (STEM & Life-skills for 4 to 6 year olds)

  • Junior Camp (STEM, Robotics & Life-skills for 7 to 9 year olds)

  • Advanced Camp (STEM, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Financial Literacy, Cybersecurity & Life-skills for 10 to 14 year olds)

 

Little Explorers Program for 4 to 6 year olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Games and Puzzles

Fun brain-teasers and interactive games stimulate critical thinking, pattern recognition and problem-solving skills joyfully and engagingly.

Safari Adventures with KUBO

 Discover the wild through coding with KUBO’s coding activities like animal encounters, safari story time, scavenger hunt, and obstacle course designed to enhance coding skills and understanding of the natural world.

STEM Fairy Tales

Design and engineer an engineering solution to the problem of the central character in the popular fairy tales – like designing a house for the Three Little Piggies that can withstand the huffs and puffs of the ‘wolf’.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Planes and Rockets

Explore the principles of flight and rocketry with engaging activities like crafting paper aeroplanes, racing balloon rockets, making simple parachutes, and constructing model rockets.

Search and Rescue robots

Learn about robotics through hands-on challenges where children build and program robots to navigate courses and simulate search and rescue missions.

Little Engineers Discovery Lab

Through a series of fun engineering challenges, from building zip lines to crafting paper plane launchers; each activity provides a unique opportunity for young minds to explore scientific concepts and enhance their problem-solving skills in a playful learning environment.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Animal Superheroes

Learn about the habitat, adaptation, and diet of animals with activities like fluttering butterflies, creating camouflage, and the beaks of the birds based on their diet.
 

 mTiny's Underwater Adventures 

Navigate through underwater challenges with mTiny, coding our way through coral reefs and underwater caves. Learn about marine ecosystems and the importance of protecting our oceans.

 Sound and Sensations

Dive into the world of acoustics with fun activities that explore how sounds are made and felt, from crafting simple instruments to sensory sound experiments.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Money Matters

Financial concepts like the value of money, saving money, identifying currency, counting and simple math, and needs vs wants will be introduced which will lay a foundation for financial literacy and smart money management. 

 Super Science Magic

Have fun mixing things up like wizards, and create fun chemical reactions with mysterious, magical science experiments!

Scratch Jr. Outer Space Odyssey
Journey through the cosmos with Scratch Jr. as children create their own animated space adventures, learn basic coding skills, and explore celestial concepts. 

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Earth Ambassadors

Make a positive impact on our planet by creating sustainable solutions like designing bird feeders, greenhouses, and windmills. 

 2x2 Rubik's Cube Wizards

Introduce young minds to the magic of solving a 2x2 Rubik's cube! With simple moves and colourful patterns, this delightful challenge fosters logic and coordination in a playful way.

 KUBO's Science Safari 

Journey through KUBO's Science Safari, where young learners explore coding while discovering the wonders of forests, plant life cycles, weather patterns, space, and oceans.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

 Water, Water, Everywhere

Explore more about water, a crucial source for sustaining life through fun experiments and activities. Learn about adhesion, surface tension (skin) of water, and buoyancy.

 Scratch Jr. Animal Adventures

Dive into coding with Scratch Jr. through Animal Adventures, where kids create interactive stories and games featuring their favourite animals.

 Gratitude and Mindfulness

Foster a sense of gratitude and mindfulness through engaging activities that encourage reflection and emotional awareness. Children learn to appreciate their surroundings and cultivate a peaceful mindset.

Week 7

19 - 23 August 2024

LEGO Math

Through interactive games and challenges, learn to skip count, identify patterns, and grasp basic math concepts.

 Rainforest

Explore the mysteries of the rainforest where children delve into the wonders of animal camouflage and adaptations. Through engaging activities, they'll learn how creatures thrive in one of the planet's most diverse environments.

Robo builders

Dive into the basics of robotics as children build and program simple robots, learning about mechanics and problem-solving through hands-on construction and playful challenges.

 

Junior Camp Program for 7 to 9 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

 Comics and Superheroes

Dive into the world of Comics and Superheroes by creating levitating wind storms, robotic hands, super stretchy slime, propeller hats, and exploring plasma.

 Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Exploring Assistive Technologies

Embark on a journey of creativity and innovation as young robotics enthusiasts explore the world of assistive technology, discovering how robotics can empower individuals and make a positive impact on society.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Lights and Shadows

Dive into the mysteries of light and shadows through hands-on projects like building spectroscopes, creating shadow puppets, and learning about eclipses.

VEX robotics

Explore coding through programming a virtual version of a real robot equipped with a drivetrain, object pickup, sensors, GPS, and a pen, all on an engaging, game-like platform that enhances the variety of coding experiences.

Spy Sciences

Explore the secrets of spy sciences through hands-on activities like fingerprinting, DNA isolation, and chromatography, teaching the basics of forensic science and investigation.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

STEM Wizards

Explore the magic of science as you conjure up exciting experiments and engineer inventive creations, transforming curiosity into real-world wizardry

Rube Goldberg Machine

Explore key mechanical concepts through hands-on activities with gears, levers, winches, and inclined planes. Culminate the learning by designing and constructing a unique Rube Goldberg machine.

Game Design with Python

Explore the fundamentals of programming through the creation of simple games like rock, paper, scissors, and basic graphic adventures using Python.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Ancient Civilization

Explore ancient civilizations by designing and engineering prototypes of various cool and unconventional contraptions and tools used in ancient civilizations around the world.

AI - Object recognition and Machine Learning

Dive into the world of AI with coding blocks, exploring object recognition and machine learning through interactive, hands-on activities tailored for young learners.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Circuit Tech

Explore the world of electricity and design by crafting unique, interactive paper circuits that light up with creative switch mechanisms and LED displays.

Community Helpers and Technology - WeDo Robotics

Explore the roles of community helpers through interactive robotics, learning how technology aids in solving real-world problems.

Glow and Grow - Young Entrepreneurs

Participants learn the basics of product design and business skills by creating and marketing their own unique night lamps.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Engineering Challenges

Engage in hands-on engineering challenges, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving. Tasks include building bridges and designing waterproof roofs, promoting creativity and practical application of engineering principles

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Explore the art of thankfulness through activities that nurture mindfulness and positive thinking, fostering a deeper appreciation for everyday joys.

Smart Home (IoT)

Explore the basics of home automation by creating interactive gadgets that control lights and sounds with simple programming.

Week 7

19 - 23 August 2024

Cybersecurity

Through age-appropriate activities and engaging lessons, we equip children with the necessary skills to navigate the digital world securely, protecting their personal information and fostering a positive online presence.

Microbit Game Studio

Design and program interactive games, from scoring systems to reflex challenges, using microcontrollers, coding and servo motors to bring concepts to life.

Physics in Motion

Explore the wonders of physics by engaging hands-on activities that teach dynamics and forces. Utilise smartphone sensors to collect real-time data, enhancing understanding through practical experiments.

 

Advanced Camp Program for 10 to 14 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Smart Investment for Teens

Through interactive lessons, we educate the students about investment opportunities, such as gold, real estate, and the stock market including stock symbols, quotes, and indices, enabling them to make informed financial decisions

Smart Investment for Teens

 

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Smart Investment for Teens

 

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Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Rube Goldberg Innovation

Harness creativity and problem-solving skills through designing and refining Rube Goldberg machines, using simple machines in multiple iterations to achieve complex tasks.

Robotics with Arduino

Explore the fundamentals of electronics by controlling digital and analogue pins and navigating multiple motors, learning through hands-on experiments with circuitry and programming.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Decoding Business through Case Studies - Teen Edition

Learn from the strategies of leading business giants; explore case studies on how companies like Netflix and McDonald's achieved success and navigated challenges. 

Decoding Business through Case Studies - Teen Edition

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Decoding Business through Case Studies - Teen Edition

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Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Design a CNC Machine - EV3 robotics

Learn to construct and program CNC machines using EV3 robotics, including building mechanisms like claws and integrating sensors such as color and touch sensors, through practical engineering challenges.

Gamecraft - Engineering Interactive Electronics

Master the essentials of electrical circuits, breadboards, buzzers, and various components through project-based learning, culminating in the design of an interactive electronic game.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

No Activities. 

 No Activities. 

 No Activities. 

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

No Activities. 

No Activities. 

No Activities. 

Week 7

19 - 23 August 2024

No Activities. 

No Activities. 

No Activities. 

 

Studio One Hotel, Dubai

Programs offered at Studio One:

  • Little Explorers (STEM & Life-skills for 4 to 6 year olds)

  • Junior Camp (STEM, Robotics & Life-skills for 7 to 9 year olds)

 

Little Explorers Program for 4 to 6 year olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Animal Superheroes

Learn about the habitat, adaptation, and diet of animals with activities like fluttering butterflies, creating camouflage, and the beaks of the birds based on their diet 

Magical Adventures of mTiny

Explore interactive fun with activities like Animal Safari, Emotional Expressions Storytime, shape sorting puzzles, robot dance parties, and mTiny races.

Sound and Sensations

Dive into the world of acoustics with fun activities that explore how sounds are made and felt, from crafting simple instruments to sensory sound experiments.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

LEGO Math

Through interactive games and challenges, learn to skip count, identify patterns, and grasp basic math concepts.

Rainforest

Explore the mysteries of the rainforest where children delve into the wonders of animal camouflage and adaptations. Through engaging activities, they'll learn how creatures thrive in one of the planet's most diverse environments.

Robo builders

Dive into the basics of robotics as children build and program simple robots, learning about mechanics and problem-solving through hands-on construction and playful challenges.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

 Water, Water, Everywhere

Explore more about water, a crucial source for sustaining life through fun experiments and activities. Learn about adhesion, surface tension (skin) of water, and buoyancy.
 

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Foster a sense of gratitude and mindfulness through engaging activities that encourage reflection and emotional awareness. Children learn to appreciate their surroundings and cultivate a peaceful mindset.

 Scratch Jr. Animal Adventures

Dive into coding with Scratch Jr. through Animal Adventures, where kids create interactive stories and games featuring their favourite animals.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Earth Ambassadors

Make a positive impact on our planet by creating sustainable solutions like designing bird feeders, greenhouses, and windmills. 

 2x2 Rubik's Cube Wizards

Introduce young minds to the magic of solving a 2x2 Rubik's cube! With simple moves and colourful patterns, this delightful challenge fosters logic and coordination in a playful way.

 KUBO's Science Safari 

Journey through KUBO's Science Safari, where young learners explore coding while discovering the wonders of forests, plant life cycles, weather patterns, space, and oceans.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Games and Puzzles

Fun brain-teasers and interactive games stimulate critical thinking, pattern recognition and problem-solving skills joyfully and engagingly

Safari Adventures with KUBO 

Discover the wild through coding with KUBO’s coding activities like animal encounters, safari storytime, scavenger hunt, and obstacle course designed to enhance coding skills and understanding of the natural world.

STEM Fairy Tales

Design and engineer an engineering solution to the problem of the central character in the popular fairy tales – like designing a house for the Three Little Piggies that can withstand the huffs and puffs of the ‘wolf’.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Money Matters

Financial concepts like the value of money, saving money, identifying currency, counting and simple math, and needs vs wants will be introduced which will lay a foundation for financial literacy and smart money management. 

 Super Science Magic

Have fun mixing things up like wizards, and create fun chemical reactions with mysterious, magical science experiments!

Scratch Jr. Outer Space Odyssey
Journey through the cosmos with Scratch Jr. as children create their own animated space adventures, learn basic coding skills, and explore celestial concepts. 

Week 7

19 - 23 August 2024

Planes and Rockets

Explore the principles of flight and rocketry with engaging activities like crafting paper airplanes, racing balloon rockets, making simple parachutes, and constructing model rockets.

 Search and Rescue robots

Learn about robotics through hands-on challenges where children build and program robots to navigate courses and simulate search and rescue missions.

Little Engineers Discovery Lab

Through a series of fun engineering challenges, from building zip lines to crafting paper plane launchers; each activity provides a unique opportunity for young minds to explore scientific concepts and enhance their problem-solving skills in a playful learning environment.

 

Junior Camp Program for 7 to 9 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Lights and Shadows

Dive into the mysteries of light and shadows through hands-on projects like building spectroscopes, creating shadow puppets, and learning about eclipses.

 Physics in Motion

Explore the wonders of physics by engaging hands-on activities that teach dynamics and forces. Utilise smartphone sensors to collect real-time data, enhancing understanding through practical experiments.

Spy Sciences

Explore the secrets of spy sciences through hands-on activities like fingerprinting, DNA isolation, and chromatography, teaching the basics of forensic science and investigation.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

STEM Wizards

Explore the magic of science as you conjure up exciting experiments and engineer inventive creations, transforming curiosity into real-world wizardry

Rube Goldberg Machine

Explore key mechanical concepts through hands-on activities with gears, levers, winches, and inclined planes. Culminate the learning by designing and constructing a unique Rube Goldberg machine.

Game Design with Python

Explore the fundamentals of programming through the creation of simple games like rock, paper, scissors, and basic graphic adventures using Python.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Ancient Civilization

Explore ancient civilizations by designing and engineering prototypes of various cool and unconventional contraptions and tools used in ancient civilizations around the world.

AI - Object recognition and Machine Learning

Dive into the world of AI with coding blocks, exploring object recognition and machine learning through interactive, hands-on activities tailored for young learners.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Circuit Tech

Explore the world of electricity and design by crafting unique, interactive paper circuits that light up with creative switch mechanisms and LED displays.

Community Helpers and Technology - WeDo Robotics

Explore the roles of community helpers through interactive robotics, learning how technology aids in solving real-world problems.

Glow and Grow - Young Entrepreneurs

Participants learn the basics of product design and business skills by creating and marketing their own unique night lamps.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Engineering Challenges

Engage in hands-on engineering challenges, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving. Tasks include building bridges and designing waterproof roofs, promoting creativity and practical application of engineering principles

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Explore the art of thankfulness through activities that nurture mindfulness and positive thinking, fostering a deeper appreciation for everyday joys.

Smart Home (IoT)

Explore the basics of home automation by creating interactive gadgets that control lights and sounds with simple programming.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Cybersecurity

Through age-appropriate activities and engaging lessons, we equip children with the necessary skills to navigate the digital world securely, protecting their personal information and fostering a positive online presence.

Microbit Game Studio

Design and program interactive games, from scoring systems to reflex challenges, using microcontrollers, coding and servo motors to bring concepts to life.

VEX robotics

Explore coding through programming a virtual version of real robot equipped with a drivetrain, object pickup, sensors, GPS, and a pen, all on an engaging, game-like platform that enhances the variety of coding experiences

Week 7

19 - 23 August 2024

Comics and Superheroes

Dive into the world of Comics and Superheroes by creating levitating wind storms, robotic hands, super stretchy slime, propeller hats, and exploring plasma

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Exploring Assistive Technologies

Embark on a journey of creativity and innovation as young robotics enthusiasts explore the world of assistive technology, discovering how robotics can empower individuals and make a positive impact on society.

 

The Winchester School, Jebel Ali

Programs offered at The Winchester School:

  • Little Explorers (STEM & Life-skills for 4 to 6 year olds)

  • Junior Camp (STEM, Robotics & Life-skills for 7 to 9 year olds)

  • Advanced Camp (STEM, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Financial Literacy, Cybersecurity & Life-skills for 10 to 14 year olds)

 

Little Explorers Program for 4 to 6 year olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Earth Ambassadors

Make a positive impact on our planet by creating sustainable solutions like designing bird feeders, greenhouses, and windmills. 

 2x2 Rubik's Cube Wizards

Introduce young minds to the magic of solving a 2x2 Rubik's cube! With simple moves and colourful patterns, this delightful challenge fosters logic and coordination in a playful way.

 KUBO's Science Safari 

Journey through KUBO's Science Safari, where young learners explore coding while discovering the wonders of forests, plant life cycles, weather patterns, space, and oceans.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Games and Puzzles


Fun brain-teasers and interactive games stimulate critical thinking, pattern recognition and problem-solving skills joyfully and engagingly

Safari Adventures with KUBO 

Discover the wild through coding with KUBO’s coding activities like animal encounters, safari storytime, scavenger hunt, and obstacle course designed to enhance coding skills and understanding of the natural world.

STEM Fairy Tales

Design and engineer an engineering solution to the problem of the central character in the popular fairy tales – like designing a house for the Three Little Piggies that can withstand the huffs and puffs of the ‘wolf’.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

LEGO Math

Through interactive games and challenges, learn to skip count, identify patterns, and grasp basic math concepts.

 

 Rainforest

Explore the mysteries of the rainforest where children delve into the wonders of animal camouflage and adaptations. Through engaging activities, they'll learn how creatures thrive in one of the planet's most diverse environments.

Robo builders

Dive into the basics of robotics as children build and program simple robots, learning about mechanics and problem-solving through hands-on construction and playful challenges.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Animal Superheroes

Learn about the habitat, adaptation, and diet of animals with activities like fluttering butterflies, creating camouflage, and the beaks of the birds based on their diet.

 Magical Adventures of mTiny

Explore interactive fun with activities like Animal Safari, Emotional Expressions Storytime, shape sorting puzzles, robot dance parties, and mTiny races.

Sound and Sensations

Dive into the world of acoustics with fun activities that explore how sounds are made and felt, from crafting simple instruments to sensory sound experiments.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

 Water, Water, Everywhere

Explore more about water, a crucial source for sustaining life through fun experiments and activities. Learn about adhesion, surface tension (skin) of water, and buoyancy.

 Scratch Jr. Animal Adventures

Dive into coding with Scratch Jr. through Animal Adventures, where kids create interactive stories and games featuring their favourite animals.

 Gratitude and Mindfulness

Foster a sense of gratitude and mindfulness through engaging activities that encourage reflection and emotional awareness. Children learn to appreciate their surroundings and cultivate a peaceful mindset.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Planes and Rockets

Explore the principles of flight and rocketry with engaging activities like crafting paper airplanes, racing balloon rockets, making simple parachutes, and constructing model rockets.

Search and Rescue robots

Learn about robotics through hands-on challenges where children build and program robots to navigate courses and simulate search and rescue missions.

Little Engineers Discovery Lab

Through a series of fun engineering challenges, from building zip lines to crafting paper plane launchers; each activity provides a unique opportunity for young minds to explore scientific concepts and enhance their problem-solving skills in a playful learning environment.

 

Junior Camp Program for 7 to 9 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Cybersecurity

Through age-appropriate activities and engaging lessons, we equip children with the necessary skills to navigate the digital world securely, protecting their personal information and fostering a positive online presence.

Microbit Game Studio

Design and program interactive games, from scoring systems to reflex challenges, using microcontrollers, coding and servo motors to bring concepts to life.

VEX robotics

Explore coding through programming a virtual version of a real robot equipped with a drivetrain, object pickup, sensors, GPS, and a pen, all on an engaging, game-like platform that enhances the variety of coding experiences.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Engineering Challenges

Engage in hands-on engineering challenges, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving. Tasks include building bridges and designing waterproof roofs, promoting creativity and practical application of engineering principles

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Explore the art of thankfulness through activities that nurture mindfulness and positive thinking, fostering a deeper appreciation for everyday joys.

Smart Home (IoT)

Explore the basics of home automation by creating interactive gadgets that control lights and sounds with simple programming.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Lights and Shadows

Dive into the mysteries of light and shadows through hands-on projects like building spectroscopes, creating shadow puppets, and learning about eclipses.

Physics in Motion

Explore the wonders of physics by engaging hands-on activities that teach dynamics and forces. Utilize smartphone sensors to collect real-time data, enhancing understanding through practical experiments.

Spy Sciences

Explore the secrets of spy sciences through hands-on activities like fingerprinting, DNA isolation, and chromatography, teaching the basics of forensic science and investigation.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Comics and Superheroes

Dive into the world of Comics and Superheroes by creating levitating wind storms, robotic hands, super stretchy slime, propeller hats, and exploring plasma

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Exploring Assistive Technologies

Embark on a journey of creativity and innovation as young robotics enthusiasts explore the world of assistive technology, discovering how robotics can empower individuals and make a positive impact on society.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

STEM Wizards

Explore the magic of science as you conjure up exciting experiments and engineer inventive creations, transforming curiosity into real-world wizardry

Rube Goldberg Machine

Explore key mechanical concepts through hands-on activities with gears, levers, winches, and inclined planes. Culminate the learning by designing and constructing a unique Rube Goldberg machine.

Game Design with Python

Explore the fundamentals of programming through the creation of simple games like rock, paper, scissors, and basic graphic adventures using Python.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Ancient Civilization

Explore ancient civilizations by designing and engineering prototypes of various cool and unconventional contraptions and tools used in ancient civilizations around the world

AI - Object recognition and Machine Learning

Dive into the world of AI with coding blocks, exploring object recognition and machine learning through interactive, hands-on activities tailored for young learners.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

 

Advanced Camp Program for 10 to 14 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Tech in Art

Explore circuitry fundamentals and programming through hands-on integration of LEDs, sensors, and microcontrollers to create interactive and engaging electronic art pieces.

Robotics with Arduino

Explore the fundamentals of electronics by controlling digital and analogue pins and navigating multiple motors, learning through hands-on experiments with circuitry and programming.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Decoding Business through Case Studies - Teen Edition

Learn from the strategies of leading business giants; explore case studies on how companies like Netflix and McDonald's achieved success and navigated challenges.

Decoding Business through Case Studies - Teen Edition

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Decoding Business through Case Studies - Teen Edition

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Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Design a CNC Machine - EV3 robotics

Learn to construct and program CNC machines using EV3 robotics, including building mechanisms like claws and integrating sensors such as color and touch sensors, through practical engineering challenges.

Gamecraft - Engineering Interactive Electronics

Master the essentials of electrical circuits, breadboards, buzzers, and various components through project-based learning, culminating in the design of an interactive electronic game.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Motorforge - Design a motor

Discover the components that make up a motor and master the design process, including a hands-on introduction to 3D modelling to craft the motor's exterior.

Game Design using Python (Turtle Graphics)

Master programming fundamentals through a project-based learning approach, creating daily projects with engaging turtle graphics and game design techniques.

Smart Farming (IoT)

Learn how to automate and enhance farming efficiency using IoT technology, integrating sensors and automation tools to manage and monitor agricultural environments effectively.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Exploring Dynamics of Energy

Investigate the various forms and transformations of energy through engaging experiments and activities, enhancing understanding of physical and chemical energy dynamics.

Makerspace 

Children will use LEGO Technic elements to design innovative machines and contraptions that address real-world problems. Through hands-on projects, they will explore physics concepts such as gearing up, torque, and momentum, fostering both creativity and engineering skills.

Aerospace Engineering

Children delve into the principles of aerospace engineering by designing gliders and straw rockets experimenting with the effects of nose cones, fins, and weight. They'll explore aerofoils, create space landers, and engineer propellers to launch flying machines.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Rube Goldberg Innovation

Harness creativity and problem-solving skills through designing and refining Rube Goldberg machines, using simple machines in multiple iterations to achieve complex tasks.

Cybersecurity for Teens

Equip young individuals with the skills to protect digital environments through hands-on learning and real-world scenarios, fostering savvy digital citizenship and a foundation for future cybersecurity professionals.

 

GEMS Modern Academy, Nad Al Sheba

Programs offered at GEMS Modern Academy:

  • Little Explorers (STEM & Life-skills for 4 to 6 year olds)

  • Junior Camp (STEM, Robotics & Life-skills for 7 to 9 year olds)

  • Advanced Camp (STEM, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Financial Literacy, Cybersecurity & Life-skills for 10 to 14 year olds)

 

Little Explorers Program for 4 to 6 year olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Money Matters

Financial concepts like the value of money, saving money, identifying currency, counting and simple math, and needs vs wants will be introduced which will lay a foundation for financial literacy and smart money management

Super Science Magic

Have fun mixing things up like wizards, and create fun chemical reactions with mysterious, magical science experiments!

 Scratch Jr. Outer Space Odyssey

Journey through the cosmos with Scratch Jr. as children create their own animated space adventures, learn basic coding skills, and explore celestial concepts.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Earth Ambassadors

Make a positive impact on our planet by
creating sustainable solutions like designing bird feeders, greenhouses, and windmills.

2x2 Rubik's Cube Wizards

Introduce young minds to the magic of solving a 2x2 Rubik's cube! With simple moves and colourful patterns, this delightful challenge fosters logic and coordination in a playful way

KUBO's Science Safari 

Journey through KUBO's Science Safari, where young learners explore coding while discovering the wonders of forests, plant lifecycles, weather patterns, space, and oceans.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

 Games and Puzzles

Fun brain-teasers and interactive games stimulate critical thinking, pattern recognition and problem-solving skills joyfully and engagingly

Safari Adventures with KUBO 

Discover the wild through coding with KUBO’s coding activities like animal encounters, safari storytime, scavenger hunt, and obstacle course designed to enhance coding skills and understanding of the natural world.

STEM Fairy Tales

Design and engineer an engineering solution to the problem of the central character in the popular fairy tales – like designing a house for the Three Little Piggies that can withstand the huffs and puffs of the ‘wolf’

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Planes and Rockets

Explore the principles of flight and rocketry with engaging activities like crafting paper airplanes, racing balloon rockets, making simple parachutes, and constructing model rockets

 Search and Rescue robots

Learn about robotics through hands-on challenges where children build and program robots to navigate courses and simulate search and rescue missions.

Little Engineers Discovery Lab

Through a series of fun engineering challenges, from building zip lines to crafting paper plane launchers; each activity provides a unique opportunity for young minds to explore scientific concepts and enhance their problem-solving skills in a playful learning environment.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

 Water, Water, Everywhere

Explore more about water, a crucial source for sustaining life through fun experiments and activities. Learn about adhesion, surface tension (skin) of water, and buoyancy.

 Scratch Jr. Animal Adventures

Dive into coding with Scratch Jr. through Animal Adventures, where kids create interactive stories and games featuring their favourite animals.

 Gratitude and Mindfulness

Foster a sense of gratitude and mindfulness through engaging activities that encourage reflection and emotional awareness. Children learn to appreciate their surroundings and cultivate a peaceful mindset.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Animal Superheroes

Learn about the habitat, adaptation, and diet of animals with activities like fluttering butterflies, creating camouflage, and the beaks of the birds based on their diet.

 Magical Adventures of mTiny

Explore interactive fun with activities like Animal Safari, Emotional Expressions Storytime, shape sorting puzzles, robot dance parties, and mTiny races.

Sound and Sensations

Dive into the world of acoustics with fun activities that explore how sounds are made and felt, from crafting simple instruments to sensory sound experiments.

 

Junior Camp Program for 7 to 9 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Lights and Shadows

Dive into the mysteries of light and shadows through hands-on projects like building spectroscopes, creating shadow puppets, and learning about eclipses.

AI - Object recognition and Machine Learning

Dive into the world of AI with coding blocks, exploring object recognition and machine learning through interactive, hands-on activities tailored for young learners.

Engineering Challenges

Engage in hands-on engineering challenges, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving. Tasks include building bridges and designing waterproof roofs, promoting creativity and practical application of engineering principles

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Physics in Motion

Explore the wonders of physics by engaging hands-on activities that teach dynamics and forces. Utilize smartphone sensors to collect real-time data, enhancing understanding through practical experiments.

Spy Sciences

Explore the secrets of spy sciences through hands-on activities like fingerprinting, DNA isolation, and chromatography, teaching the basics of forensic science and investigation.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Comics and Superheroes

Dive into the world of Comics and Superheroes by creating levitating wind storms, robotic hands, super stretchy slime, propeller hats, and exploring plasma.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the Rubik's Cube through a step-by-step challenge, starting with the simpler 2x2 cube and advancing to the 3x3 as skills improve.

Community Helpers and Technology - WeDo Robotics

Explore the roles of community helpers through interactive robotics, learning how technology aids in solving real-world problems.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Cybersecurity

Through age-appropriate activities and engaging lessons, we equip children with the necessary skills to navigate the digital world securely, protecting their personal information and fostering a positive online presence.

Microbit Game Studio

Design and program interactive games, from scoring systems to reflex challenges, using microcontrollers, coding and servo motors to bring concepts to life

VEX robotics

Explore coding through programming a virtual version of real robot equipped with a drivetrain, object pickup, sensors, GPS, and a pen, all on an engaging, game-like platform that enhances the variety of coding experiences.

Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Circuit Tech

Explore the world of electricity and design by crafting unique, interactive paper circuits that light up with creative switch mechanisms and LED displays.

Gratitude and Mindfulness

Explore the art of thankfulness through activities that nurture mindfulness and positive thinking, fostering a deeper appreciation for everyday joys.

Exploring Assistive Technologies

Embark on a journey of creativity and innovation as young robotics enthusiasts explore the world of assistive technology, discovering how robotics can empower individuals and make a positive impact on society.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

STEM Wizards

Explore the magic of science as you conjure up exciting experiments and engineer inventive creations, transforming curiosity into real-world wizardry.

Rube Goldberg Machine

Explore key mechanical concepts through hands-on activities with gears, levers, winches, and inclined planes. Culminate the learning by designing and constructing a unique Rube Goldberg machine.

Game Design with Python

Explore the fundamentals of programming through the creation of simple games like rock, paper, scissors, and basic graphic adventures using Python.

 

Advanced Camp Program for 10 to 14 Year Olds:

Week #

Activity 1 (9:30am to 10:30am)

Break (10:30am to 10:45am)

Activity 2 (10:45am to 12:15pm)

Lunch Break (12:15pm to 12:45pm)

Activity 3 (12:45pm to 2pm)

Week 1

8 - 12 July 2024

Cybersecurity for Teens

Equip young individuals with the skills to protect digital environments through hands-on learning and real-world scenarios, fostering savvy digital citizenship and a foundation for future cybersecurity professionals.

Exploring Dynamics of Energy

Investigate the various forms and transformations of energy through engaging experiments and activities, enhancing understanding of physical and chemical energy dynamics.

Rescue Robots (EV3)

Learn to design and program robots to tackle simulated rescue missions, enhancing skills in problem-solving, programming, and mechanical design.

Week 2

15 - 19 July 2024

Design a CNC Machine - EV3 robotics

Learn to construct and program CNC machines using EV3 robotics, including building mechanisms like claws and integrating sensors such as color and touch sensors, through practical engineering challenges.

Gamecraft - Engineering Interactive Electronics

Master the essentials of electrical circuits, breadboards, buzzers, and various components through project-based learning, culminating in the design of an interactive electronic game.

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Week 3

22 - 26 July 2024

Rubik's Cube Challenge

Master the strategies to solve the Rubik's cube through a series of engaging, progressive challenges that enhance problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Rube Goldberg Innovation

Harness creativity and problem-solving skills through designing and refining Rube Goldberg machines, using simple machines in multiple iterations to achieve complex tasks.

Makerspace 

Children will use LEGO Technic elements to design innovative machines and contraptions that address real-world problems. Through hands-on projects, they will explore physics concepts such as gearing up, torque, and momentum, fostering both creativity and engineering skills.

Week 4

29 July - 2 August 2024

Smart Investment for Teens

Through interactive lessons, we educate the students about investment opportunities, such as gold, real estate, and the stock market including stock symbols, quotes, and indices, enabling them to make informed financial decisions

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Smart Investment for Teens

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Week 5

5 - 9 August 2024

Motorforge - Design a motor

Discover the components that make up a motor and master the design process, including a hands-on introduction to 3D modelling to craft the motor's exterior.

Game Design using Python (Turtle Graphics)

Master programming fundamentals through a project-based learning approach, creating daily projects with engaging turtle graphics and game design techniques.

Smart Farming (IoT)

Learn how to automate and enhance farming efficiency using IoT technology, integrating sensors and automation tools to manage and monitor agricultural environments effectively.

Week 6

12 - 16 August 2024

Tech in Art

Explore circuitry fundamentals and programming through hands-on integration of LEDs, sensors, and microcontrollers to create interactive and engaging electronic art pieces.

Robotics with Arduino

Explore the fundamentals of electronics by controlling digital and analogue pins and navigating multiple motors, learning through hands-on experiments with circuitry and programming.

Exploring Dynamics of Energy

Investigate the various forms and transformations of energy through engaging experiments and activities, enhancing understanding of physical and chemical energy dynamics.

 

Summer Camp Fees

Our all-inclusive prices are shown below.  We also offer sibling or group discounts as well as a reduced fee if you register your child(ren) for multiple weeks of camp.

AED 1,150
Per Child Per Week (Discounts for Siblings and Multi-week Bookings)
  • 9:30am to 2pm Monday to Friday
  • Early drop off available from 8:30am
  • 15% Sibling discount. Group discounts also available
  • Credit card payments
  • Super Early Bird Discount of 20% for a Limited Time only. use Promo Code: 20SUPER24

Registration & Payment

 

 

Summer Camp FAQs

What unique approaches do you incorporate in your teaching methodology to ensure students gain practical, real-world skills?

At Pure Minds Academy, we harness innovative technologies to captivate and engage young minds, ensuring each child is equipped with practical, real-world skills. Our teaching methodology emphasizes hands-on experiences, blending theory with active collaboration and adaptability to prepare students for future challenges. We go beyond traditional education by incorporating life skills like gratitude and mindfulness, alongside stimulating activities like the Rubik's Cube challenge to enhance spatial recognition and focus. Our approach ensures a holistic development, preparing children to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

How do you tailor the camp experience to accommodate the varied developmental stages within each age group?

Our trainers are trained to provide differentiated learning experiences, grouping children based on their abilities rather than strictly by age. This approach allows instructors to tailor support and challenges according to each student's needs. It also offers opportunities for advanced learners to delve deeper into activities, ensuring that every child can thrive and explore at their own pace.

What makes Pure Minds Academy's summer camp stand out from other camps?

At Pure Minds Academy, our passion for teaching and innovative activities create an engaging and memorable experience that keeps kids coming back. Parents consistently praise our camp for its quality instruction, daily variety of projects, and focus on teamwork and creativity. One parent shared, "My daughter has attended many summer camps, and this is the only one she enjoyed." We strive to foster a love of learning and ensure each child looks forward to returning every day.

What should my child(ren) bring to the camp?

All the materials required for the camp activities will be provided by Pure Minds Academy including laptops and tablets, as required. You must send water bottle, snacks for the short break, and lunch for the lunch break. Food will not be provided.

What does a typical day at the camp look like?

Across all age groups, a typical camp day includes three exciting activities: a STEM challenge, a tech-based project (robotics, coding, or electronics), and a life skills/engineering activity. Children will also enjoy a 15-minute snack break and a 30-minute lunch break, giving them time to refuel and socialize while having fun!

Are there any prerequisites for attending the camp?

No prior experience or knowledge in STEM, robotics, and coding is required to join our camp. The camp is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced students. We ensure differentiated learning based on the student experience.

What is the student-to-instructor ratio?

To provide dedicated attention to every child, each group of ten students is guided by a trainer and a teaching assistant. Should the group size increase, we will assign an additional teaching assistant to maintain our commitment to personalized care. We cap group sizes at 20 to ensure quality supervision. Staff members are always present to supervise the children, and for our youngest participants, aged 4-6, a teaching assistant accompanies them to the washroom for added safety and support.

Can my child attend only certain weeks or days of the camp?

The activities at Pure Minds Academy are diverse and unique across all age groups, with different themes each week of each program to keep children motivated, challenged, and engaged. You can select any week or all the weeks of the camp, as there is no repetition of activities. For the 4-6 and 7-9 groups, we accept daily registrations. However, for the 10-14 group, we recommend registering for the full week to benefit from the progressive activities.

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What our families say

Whether you are a family, a school or a corporation our mission is to work with as many like minded people to deliver STEM learning and life skills to as many children around the world as possible.

  • The only camp my daughter enjoyed

    "The quality of teaching was very good and they clearly had a passion for teaching and contributing. My daughter has attended many summer camps over the years and this is the only one that she enjoyed. I would happily recommend STEM for Kids programs to other parents!''

    Parent of one of our camp students
  • We hope to be back!

    Lots of things to do and we hope to be back. Thank you to Miss Raghad and the other teachers who were very friendly, and sent through daily photos. Thanks very much.

    Parent of one of our camp students
  • Great Experience!

    Great experience! Positive everyday. Our son confident so we knew settling would be fine. But he enjoyed camp overall and is looking forward to attending again.

    Parent of one of our camp students
  • Everything was perfect!

    My boys really enjoyed going to the classes and could not wait to start each morning. The loved the building and programming - so much so that we struggled to get them out of the door each afternoon!

    Parent of one of our camp students
  • The most valuable lesson was teamwork

    My son enjoyed the coding and would come home and discuss the projects he worked on. I think he enjoyed working with the robots the most.

    Parent of one of our camp students
  • She wanted to be prepared!

    It was a really fun experience for my child. She looked forward to attending each day and before we left home, checked to see what was scheduled for the day to see if the experiment was possible! Every day she told us about what she had learned.

    Parent of one of our camp students
    The only camp my daughter enjoyed

    "The quality of teaching was very good and they clearly had a passion for teaching and contributing. My daughter has attended many summer camps over the years and this is the only one that she enjoyed. I would happily recommend STEM for Kids programs to other parents!''

    Parent of one of our camp students
    We hope to be back!

    Lots of things to do and we hope to be back. Thank you to Miss Raghad and the other teachers who were very friendly, and sent through daily photos. Thanks very much.

    Parent of one of our camp students
    Great Experience!

    Great experience! Positive everyday. Our son confident so we knew settling would be fine. But he enjoyed camp overall and is looking forward to attending again.

    Parent of one of our camp students
    Everything was perfect!

    My boys really enjoyed going to the classes and could not wait to start each morning. The loved the building and programming - so much so that we struggled to get them out of the door each afternoon!

    Parent of one of our camp students
    The most valuable lesson was teamwork

    My son enjoyed the coding and would come home and discuss the projects he worked on. I think he enjoyed working with the robots the most.

    Parent of one of our camp students
    She wanted to be prepared!

    It was a really fun experience for my child. She looked forward to attending each day and before we left home, checked to see what was scheduled for the day to see if the experiment was possible! Every day she told us about what she had learned.

    Parent of one of our camp students