Spark Academy

Spark Academy Youth Programming

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Spark 2018: Even Better.

Now in its third year, LCC Spark Academy offers Full- and Half Day summer camps in various S.T.E.A.M. topics such as coding, 3D design and printing, game making, and digital music. Plus, this year we’ve added “maker” activities like robot building and internet-connected gadget-making. Spark Academy focuses on more than just digital skills, we also strive to develop skills in collaboration, communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving. Our camps are for students ages 10-15.

Early Bird Registration starts April 2.

You’ll save a little money if your register early, so mark your calendars. Please see our Registration Guide to help you with the process of registering. Camps will not be visible in our registration system until April 2, but you can create the student’s profile in advance.

Camps fill quickly.

We are limited in the number of students we can take, and we are popular! Register early. Hint: Save time and create your child’s online profile in advance of the April 2 registration opening, so you’ll be ready and set to go.

Partial Scholarships are available.

Ten (10) partial assistance awards in the amount of $60 are available for low-income students. Assistance applications will be available or at the Continuing Education office beginning March 15.

2018 Spark Programming

Full Day Camps
9am-4pm, Mon-Thu
Includes supervised lunch hour
Limited to 10 students per camp
$279 Early Bird Price | $299 Regular Price

We recommend Full Day camps to older students, or those who can sustain a full day of concentration on indoor activities. If your child has a very full summer schedule that may interfere with attending the entire Full Day, (i.e. they need to arrive late or leave early), we recommend choosing a Half Day camp instead (details follow this section). We don’t want your camper to miss a thing!

The morning is dedicated to computer-based activities like coding and gamemaking, while the afternoon will be hands-on making and tinkering activities. For those who have attended Spark before, this is a different model than previous years--we feel confident this will improve everyone’s experience!

Full Day Camps run from 9am-4pm, Monday-Thursday, and include a supervised, brought-from-home lunch. We are limited to 10 students per camp for Full Day Camps.

Dates: Full Day Camps 9am-4 pm, Mon-Thu $279 | $299
June 18-21
Coding, Jamming and 3D Printing, Oh My! Sold Out
June 25-28 Digital Sounds, Songs, and Interactive Puzzles!
July 16-19 Cool Coding and Radical Robots Sold Out
July 23-26 Minecraft Gamemaking and Talking Houseplants!

View the Full Day Class Descriptions

Half Day Camps

Morning Sessions: 9am-noon, Mon-Thu or Afternoon Sessions: 1pm-4pm, Mon-Thu Limited to 8 students per half day camp $159 Early Bird Price | $169 Regular Price

We recommend Half Day Camps to students who are younger or may have difficulty concentrating for extended periods of time. Although we do schedule breaks and run around time, the Full Day Camps do demand sustained, indoor concentration, which can challenge younger or more active students. Half Day Camps are also a great option for kids who have very busy summer schedules (swimming lessons, sports camps, visiting relatives, etc).

If your child is interested in both the morning and afternoon camps, sign up for the Full Day camp, details one section up.

Morning sessions are computer/programming/coding based and will take place in a computer lab. Afternoon camps are hands-on making and tinkering activities, and will take place in a regular classroom. We are limited to eight (8) kids per Half Day Camp.

Half Day Afternoon Camps 1pm-4pm, Mon-Thu Hands-on Making/Tinkering $159 | $169

Dates Half Day Morning Camps 9am-noon, Mon-Thu Coding/Computer-Oriented $159 |$169 Half Day Afternoon Camps 1pm-4pm, Mon-Thu Hands-on Making/Tinkering $159 | $169
June 18-21 3D Design & Coding for iOS Mobile Games Sold Out 3D Printing & iPad Jams Workshop Sold Out
June 25-28 Video Game Sound Design and Songwriting Makey Makey Puzzle Workshop 
July 16-19 Awesome Arduino & Python Coding Sold Out Robot Builders Workshop Sold Out
July 23-26 Coding in Minecraft and Processing Sold Out All About the Internet of Things

View the Half Day Camp Descriptions