Math and Science Summer Camps Wrap Up With a Blast
East Atlanta Kids Club launched our inaugural math and science camp this summer in partnership with Kaleidoscope Kids Camp of Georgia. Fifty-five kids, ages 5 to 13, expanded their learning in the areas of video game design, architectural science, elementary and middle grades mathematics, careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), science fair project development and food chemistry.
Weekly educational field trips included visits to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Grant Park Pool and the Microsoft and Apple stores at Lenox Square Mall.
Featured weekly guest speakers included Mr. Adam Prebble from The Big Nerd Ranch, who demonstrated the space travel-themed video game he created, the Babysitter Training Academy, who led a Red Cross-certified babysitting course for teens, and Prof. Charles Hardnett of S.M.A.R.T. Academy who taught computer science modules for students to develop three-dimensional computer animations, dance videos and animated short stories using a free online tool known as Alice.
Kids Club member Skyler Walker Harris was excited to be a part of the brain-building summer experience. She particularly enjoyed using the Alice software to create a music video. “I loved making my music video with Alice,” she says. ”I also learned that when I type on the keyboard, the computer turns typed words into zeros and ones. That’s called binary math.”
The 6-week camp ended with a trip to Six Flags, followed by a dance party and face painting extravaganza.
EAKC looks forward to another great summer of science, math and fun at Brownwood Recreation Center next year!