Camps & Workshops

Camps at the Castle!

Don't miss the summer camp fun at Mercer Museum! Contact us at 215-348-9461, ext. 210 or hhicks@fonthillmuseum.org for more information or to register for one of our unique camp programs. 

Camp at the Castle Brochure & Registration Form (PDF)

Camps at the Mercer Museum Summer 2015


The Wild World of Wizarding School

Monday-Friday, July 13 -17 • 9 am-Noon, Mercer Museum

Monday-Friday, Aug. 3 - 7 • 9 am-Noon, Mercer Museum

Calling all first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth year witches and wizards! Get sorted into your houses, prepare your wands, and get ready for classes in Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, Quidditch and more. Come one, come all to earn (or lose) points for the House Cup!  Wizard dress is highly encouraged. This camp experience connects history, science, literature. Space is limited.  Ages 7-12. $220/$195 members.

 

 

 

Lego™ Robotics Workshops 

ALL Lego™ Robotics Workshops include:

  • Engagement in the key STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math
  • Connections and visits to Mercer Museum technology collections
  • All materials

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop fees: $165/$145 for members

 

NEW! LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – FUNdamentals

Monday-Friday, July 20-24 • 12:30-3:30 pm,  OR Aug. 10-14 • 8:30-11:30 am, Mercer Museum.

Students who have finished grades 1-3 are introduced with LEGO™ Robotics Education Construction Sets and software. Our young engineers build LEGO™ models with working motors and sensors and learn to use a computer to program their designs.

 

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Basics Trek

Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 • 8:30-11:30 am, OR Aug. 10-14 • 12:30-3:30 pm, OR Aug. 17-21 • 12:30-3:30 pm, Mercer Museum.

Students who have finished grades 2-6 will use Simple Machines LEGO™ Kits to design and create their robotics projects. They then develop icon-based computer programs to operate their fantastic creations.

 

 

 

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Intermediate Quest

Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 • 12:30-3:30 pm, OR July 20-24 • 8:30-11:30 am, Mercer Museum

Students who have finished grades 3-7 are introduced will to hands-on technology concepts with Manufacturing Systems LEGO™ Kits. Then, using LEGO™ Mindstorms RCX technology, they develop RoverBots: autonomous, robotic devices that operate via student-initiated computer programs. Precursor to LEGO™ Mindstorms NXT. Prior completion of LEGO™ Basics Trek recommended.

 

 

 

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Advanced I NXT Exploration

Monday-Friday, July 27-31 • 8:30-11:30 am, Mercer Museum

Students who have finished grades 4-9 may choose from two self pacing course models depending upon their experience with LEGO™ Robotics.

Track 1: LEGO Mindstorms™ NXT 2.0 Kits introduce students to more sophisticated robotic construction and programming. Student projects—GatorBot, GuardianBot, and SorterBot— model aspects of real-life robotic devices. Excellent precursor to using LEGO™ NXT in a lab setting.

Track 2: Students use LEGO Mindstorms™ NXT 2.0 and University-designed Ed Tech materials to enhance their knowledge of the NXT-G programming language. They create simple programs, learn steps for debugging and build their own test robots to perform a series of missions. Good background for "FIRST LEGO LEAGUE" engagement. 

 

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Advanced II - EV3 Expedition

Monday-Friday, July 27-31 • 12:30-3:30 pm OR Aug. 17-21 • 8:30 -11:30 am, Mercer Museum

Students who have finished grades 5-10 may choose from two self-pacing course models depending on their experience with LEGO™ Robotics. Prior experience with LEGO Mindstorms™ EV3 and NXT is highly recommended. 

Track 1: LEGO Mindstorms™ EV3 Kits offer more sophisticated explorations into robotic construction and icon-based programming. Student construction projects—TRACK3R, R3PTAR, and GRIPP3R—model aspects of robotic devices found in industrial, scientific and commercial settings.

Track 2: Students use LEGO Mindstorms™ EV3 and University-designed Ed Tech materials to enhance their knowledge of the EV3 programming language. They create simple programs, learn steps for debugging, and design and construct their own novel robotic creations. Additional background for "FIRST LEGO LEAGUE" engagement.

 

Summer Camp 2015 Health and Consent Forms (PDF)