S.T.E.M. Summer Camp 2023

WeDo 1st - 3rd grade July 10th - 14th

Designed for the elementary learner, grades 1st–3rd. Lego WeDo introduces students to the world of robotics by using working motors, sensors and age-appropriate computer programming. During the 8 week long program, students will build animals, soccer players and other characters, then add movement with fun, drag and drop software. Your child will have fun while developing his or her skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

WeDo 2.0  2nd - 4th grade  July 17th -21st

WeDo 2.0 makes science, technology, engineering, mathematics and coding come to life. The unique combination of the Lego Brick, classroom friendly software and engaging, standards-based projects results in a resource that builds students' confidence to ask questions, define problems and design their own solutions by putting STEM learning directly in their hands.

WeDo 2.0 Logo Milo.jpg
First Tech Challenge Team Prep 7th - 10th grade

In the EHT PAL Servo City/Actobotics Robotics summer Camp Challenge, campers in grades 7th -9th will use the Servo City/Actobotics building systems to design and build a remote controlled robot to conquer the PAL modified 2015 First Tech Challenge course.  If you can dream up a design, you can build it.  Actobotics is a complete design system for students who are serious about engineering. Featuring heavy-duty, aircraft-grade aluminum elements for construction, powerful drive motors, and expandable capabilities, Actobotics provides the ideal platform for creativity. Whether students want to build a basic square chassis robot base with a remote control or incorporate other electronics to design a highly specific autonomous robot, this system is unlimited. If you are serious about your engineering future and hope to be on PAL's nationally competitive First Tech Challenge Team, this is a must attend class to give you the edge.

Mindstorms EV3 5th - 9th grade July 24th - 28th

With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 you can turn LEGO creations into live robots that follow your every command. Work with motors, sensors, a programmable brick, LEGO Technic elements and remote control, to create and command robots of your wildest imagination, including 5 cool robot characters.  Follow 3D building instructions and use the application to command your robot.  Program robots to walk, talk and move via the intuitive software program, the programmable brick and EHT PAL laptop.
This hands-on program allows students to work independently and at their own pace.  With the guidance of EHT PAL Robotics counselors, children will learn and develop their skills.   Interested participants can progress through the program with an opportunity to join the competitive Mindstorms team, FIRST LEGO LEAGUE.

Mindstorms EV3.jpg
NASA Astro Camp 5th - 9th grade July 31st - August 4th

Astro camp is for kids in grades 5-9 loaded with hands on activities and exploration of NASA missions, providing a connection for all youth to science missions, challenges and resources in Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science, Human Explorations with Moon to Mars and Rocketry. EHT PAL will inspire future generations to learn about space exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics developing pathways to S.T.E.M. fields. 
PAL is the only facility in New Jersey to become a certified NASA Astro Camp Partner.

Blue ACCP Mission Patch Logo 2022.jpg
Rocketry & Aviation 6th - 9th grade August 7th - 11th

This is a very hands-on week of flight exploration designed to expose students to aviation and aerospace careers and to promote S.T.E.M. education.  Campers will learn the basics forces of flight, paper airplane design, model rocket design and flight, and then build and fly rockets of various sizes and shapes. We will then test their flight capabilities for height and distance. We will construct a glider and see how far it will fly and glide This is a very hands-on week of flight exploration with a variety of fun summer activities as well!  We adhere to the National Association of Rocketry's Model Rocket Safety Code

ALPHA rocket.jpg
SeaPerch 6th - 12th grade August 14th - 18th 

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.