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Camp Culture

    The X Kids robotics program focuses on building minds through the creative use of electronics and machines. We supply the latest technology, from iPads and laptops to Lego Mindstorms and 3D printers. Every part of our program is geared towards the future. With the guidance of our robotics specialists, students learn the importance of cooperation, teamwork and leadership. Robotics challenges a student to think critically, strengthening reason and logic skills. Students work in teams, promoting leadership and social awareness. Our program stresses the importance of learning organically, by discovery and experimentation.
 Learning through physical interaction gives students a more tangible grasp of math and science. With Lego Mindstorms students will be able to create a variety of complex robots. Combined with 3D instructional computer applications, students can zoom in and rotate virtual models during each step, viewing the process from every angle. Everyone is free to design their own amazing creative inventions! These robots can even be operated remotely by mobile phone or tablet computer.
 The X Kids walk away with the power to know that they can do anything!
 The X Kids camps are great for all kids, ages 5 - 15.

Equipment

3D Printing - NEW!

The future of modelmaking is here! Now with the amazing Makerbot Replicator, students can design their own toys and models and print them with durable plastic resin. Whatever a child can imagine, they can create. Using state-of-the-art computer software, anyone can build anything they can think of, and the Makerbot machine makes it real. Your child's own toys, designed by them, as an actual real life plastic model!

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 - NEW!

LEGO Mindstorms ignites every student's imagination. Building skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity, students 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.

Scratch & Code.org

Making computer programming simple, easy and fun. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Younger students will learn programming using tools from Code.org, endorsed by Mark Zuckerberg! This site teaches children to code by playing popular video games like Angry Birds.

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!

Makeblock

Makeblock is an aluminum extrusion based construct platform that provides integrated solution cover mechanical, electronic and software aspects. It will bring your child's creations to life. With Makeblock students can make professional and stable robots, machines or even art-ware. It's super easy to use. The only limit is what you can think of. With Makeblock platform, the only necessary tool is a screw driver. There is no soldering or special skill needed. No electronic background, not familiar with programming, no problem. Every child can use Makeblock to turn their ideas into reality.

Knex

K'NEX is the next generation of construction sets. It inspires creativity, builds self-confidence and encourages interaction among children. K'NEX features simple mechanical drives, special models with integrated motors, and even programmable control, including the CyberK'NEX concept that allows actions and personalities to be downloaded from the Internet. Education sets are effective learning tools that help your child learn basic and complex science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

Adobe Photoshop

Design and edit your own art. Play with photos, create new drawings, or just color! Students can turn everyday digital photographs into surrealist-style artwork using Photoshop. This activity helps students enhance their creativity and better understand surrealistic techniques by working with lighting, color, and movement to transform their pictures.

Serato

Serato Scratch Live is the industry standard software used by music producers and DJs worldwide. Children will learn basic song structure, electronic synthesis, and audio mixing.

Chess

Chess is a fun way to learn concepts of strategy and planning ahead. We teach students 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.