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Algebra I


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 11:30 am, runs for 30 weeks

This yearlong, twice weekly "flipped classroom" Algebra I clinic is intended for homeschooled students studying Algebra I. Utilizing Khan Academy, students will have lectures and assignments to study at home, with aligned classroom sessions to receive in-person instruction, work on problem areas, ask questions, and engage in enrichment activities to enhance comprehension. Topics covered include include symbols, and sets, variable expressions, equations, inequalities, formulas, operations with real numbers, polynomials and factoring, solution of fractional and quadratic equations, field properties, quadratic formula and graphing. 

Students requiring additional math support are encouraged to register for our "Office Hours" membership.

Prerequisite: Prealgebra. Placement assessments and/or formal grades are available on request.

AMT Boot Camp


with Nancy Junkins

Calendar Next session starts Jul 30, 2018 at 1 pm

In this afternoon teen program, students will learn the basics of our AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technology) workshop. They will learn the basics of relvant software in our Design Studio, and then use our equipment to cut, 3-D print, and finish their creations. Students who complete this camp qualify to purchase their own independent AMT membership if they choose, allowing them to reserve their own machine time independent from family memberships. This program is priced to include a $10 materials fee.  Minimum age for this program is 12.

Architecture with Minecraft


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Jul 9, 2018 at 9 am
1 additional session on Jul 9, 2018

In this camp, upper elementary/middle students are introduced to the basics of architecture! Fun resources such as LEGO and Minecraft are used to learn how to bring more life to architectural creations by considering space, flow, rhythm, scale, and more!

Digital Illustration


with Jessica Nunno

Calendar Next session starts Jul 9, 2018 at 1 pm

Utilizing a drawing tablet, middle and high school campers will learn to create digital raster or vector artwork in different digital programs like Krita, FireAlpaca, and Inkscape. Basic traditional drawing proficiency and experience is highly recommended

Dungeons & Dragons


with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jun 18, 2018 at 1 pm
2 additional sessions through Jul 2, 2018

In this program, veteran Dungeons Masters will lead middle and high school campers through a one-week Dungeons & Dragons game! Learn the ins-and-outs of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying game, as featured in Stranger Things. Participants will create a character, write a background story, learn the rules of the game, and embark on an adventure utilizing cooperative problem-solving skills. Everything you need will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own dice, character sketches, or miniatures! By the end of this camp, students will know how to run their own Dungeons & Dragons group with friends, including the use of modern game tools such as 5th edition rules and character builder apps.

Earth Science


with Karl Liggin

Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 15 weeks

This course is the first part of a two-semester Earth & Space Science program intended for homeschooled middle school students. Both courses are recommended in sequence, but the semester long courses may be taken separately if desired.

The Earth Science semester is offered in the fall, with content focused on geology, weather, climate, and biogeochemical cycles, as well as lab skills needed to perform and analyze experiments. This course will include some online reading and resources to review at home, with our on-site portion focusing on hands-on projects and experiments. Space Science will be offered in the spring.

Escape Room Madness


with Drew Carlton

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2018 at 1 pm

In this program, teens will work with an Escape Room expert to learn how escape rooms are designed, and work together to design one of their very own! Once complete, campers will invite the upper elementary campers to try to see if they can escape.

Participants in this camp will also get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Huntsville SCREAM Works Paranormal Invesigation event, by helping us pilot our own game design with testing and feedback. 

Minimum age: 12. Middle schoolers 12 or under are invited to enroll in "Puzzles & Games for Young Detectives" instead.

Full Course

FLL Robotics 'Into Orbit' Pre-Season


with Nancy Junkins

Calendar Next session starts Jul 30, 2018 at 9 am

Students ages 9-14 are invited to join us to gear up for the 2018/2019 FIRST LEGO League Season. The theme has been repleased! "Into Orbit" and Huntsville couldn't be a better place to get into the spirit of the season. During our Pre-Season camp, seasoned competitors and rookies alike can gear up for the season, brush up on their Mindstorms skills, and learn about everything else that goes into being a successful member of a FIRST Lego League Robotics Team!

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