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About Camp

Camp Culture

The X Kids Tech Camp focuses on building minds through the creative use of electronics and organic learning. We supply the latest technology, from iPads and laptops to Lego Mindstorms. Every part of our program is geared towards the future.

The X Kids walk away with the power to know that they can do anything!

Classes

Robotics
With the guidance of our robotics specialists, campers learn the importance of cooperation, teamwork and leadership by building and programming robots as part of a team. Our robotics program stresses the importance of learning organically, by discovery and experimentation.

Chess
Learning chess challenges one to think critically, strengthening reason and logic skills. No matter what age or ability level you have already, The X Kids has an enormous curriculum and near infinite challenges to help you along the path to becoming a chess master.

Game Design & Mobile App Creation
Multimedia Fusion makes learning game design incredibly easy and fun! During their first week campers will make their own Mario or Pokemon Game. Once campers have mastered the basics they can move on to making any kind of game they want, or if they prefer they can design mobile apps. At the end of the week campers can bring in their updated mobile devices and have their game or app put onto it.

The X Kids camps are great for all kids, ages 4-16.

2018 Summer Camp Example Schedule

8am - 9amEarly Morning Care
9am - 10am Morning Choice Time
10am - 10:15am Snack
10:15am - 12pm Robotics
12pm - 1pm Sports (outside time) & Lunch
1pm - 2:30pm Coding & Game Design
2:30pm - 3pm Chess
3pm - 4pm Extended Care A: Minecraft & Pokemon Club!!
4pm - 5pm Extended Care B: Pokemon Club & Choice Time

What's New for Summer 2018?

This Year's Theme: Pokemon

The X Kids theme for next year is Pokemon! This means tons of Pokemon prizes, stickers, cards, and games!


Campers staying for Extended Care (3pm-5pm) will have access to premade Pokemon Card Decks to battle with. Don't worry if you've never played the Pokemon Card Game, our awesome Junior Councilors will help get you started.


New Class - 2D Game Design & Mobile App Creation


Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam's Multimedia Fusion 2.5!

With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly generate games or apps. Within your first hour you will have learned the basics. Games can be played on PC, Mac, iPhones, iPads, and Android Phones/Tablets!



Multimedia Fusion - First Week

In their first week all campers will create a Mario Platformer or their very own version of Pokemon.

Beyond Week 1 - Game Design

After week 1 all campers can start to create their own amazing games. Create your own Zelda Adventure, Super Smash Brothers Showdown, or anything else you can imagine!

Beyond Week 1 - Mobile Apps

After week 1 campers can decide to focus on mobile app creation instead of game creation if they want. Create the next big app here at The X Kids, and go home with it installed and ready to go on your mobile device!

The Benefits of Multiple Weeks

There are enormous benefits in coming to The X Kids for multiple weeks. The first week focuses on learning all of the basics of programming and simple game design. After that campers can choose what they want to focus on.

Any game in 2D can be made with Multimedia Fusion. Campers can also choose to focus on Mobile App Creation and try to make the next big iPhone or Android App!

The possibilities are endless with Multimedia Fusion 2.5!

Equipment

Pokemon Club

From 3pm-5pm every day during our 2018 Summer Camp, campers can enroll in our Pokemon Club. Campers will have access to premade Pokemon Card Decks to battle other campers with. No prior experience required!

Minecraft Club

From 3pm-4pm every day during our 2018 Summer Camp, campers can enroll in our Minecraft Club. Campers will learn how to create skins and build practically anything they can imagine. Some kids recreate famous pieces of architecture, others express their creativity through grand designs.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

LEGO Mindstorms ignites every camper's imagination. Building skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, campers are inspired to understand the subjects of math, science, and engineering. Robotics teaches the language of creation, and builds connections in childrens' lives beyond the classroom, to the real world.

Multimedia Fusion

Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam's Multimedia Fusion 2.5! With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly generate games or apps. Within your first hour you will have learned the basics. Games can be played on PC, Mac, iPhones, iPads, and Android Phones/Tablets!

Mini Land Drones

Parrot Jumping Sumo is a responsive bot with a strong personality which rolls, rushes, zig-zags, circles, takes turns at 90°. In a flash, it leaps up to 80 cm in height! Its ultra sophisticated technology enables more precise turns than any radio-controlled car.

iPads

We have a dozen iPads at The X Kids, all loaded with the latest and most fun educational games. In addition to the latest apps from the best developers, we are constantly designing new educational games of our own to give our campers the biggest advantages in high-tech, digital learning. Campers learn math, reading, writing, spelling, and even chess in this unique environment. The hands-on nature of this equipment means the iPad learning station is ALWAYS FUN!

Chess

Chess is a fun way to learn concepts of strategy and planning ahead. We teach campers of all skill levels how to think about the complexities of this ancient game. Good sportsmanship and competitiveness are important parts of the X Kids education.