Slide into Summer Camps at WITF
WITF is excited to announce that we’re hosting two weeks of Summer Camps at the WITF Public Media Center’s Innovation Studio!
Half-day enrollment costs $135 per week per explorer and full-day enrollment is $270 per week per explorer. Lunch is not provided; explorers who enroll in full-day camp should bring a packed lunch.
Slide into Summer Camp
June 24 – 28
For students entering 2nd and 3rd grade
Robotics and Coding | 8am – noon
Robotics and Coding camp exposes explorers to a variety of coding concepts and robotics systems through discovery and design challenges! No prior coding experience is necessary. Challenges are designed to build upon existing knowledge and enhance understanding of coding and robotics throughout the week.
Explorers will start with basic coding concepts using the Switcheroo Coding Crew and Bee Bots, then expand their knowledge and skill using Spheros, Cubelets, Ozobots, and littleBits. Various robotics challenges, like exploring the solar system, will introduce explorers to some of the leading robotics systems in education.
Lights, Camera, Action: STEM Explorers | 1 – 5pm
Lights, Camera, Action: STEM Explorers infuses the exciting world of digital creation with scientific phenomena! Throughout the week, explorers will be immersed in the world of digital creation, delving into topics such as content creation, audio engineering, online etiquette, and video editing.
Digital creation topics will be introduced seamlessly as students engage in scientific inquiry and discovery alongside WITF’s original character, Tiara (Tia) Flora! Explorers will collaborate with professional creators to produce a scientific-inquiry short-form video (aka a “short”) by the end of the week.
Slide into Summer Camp
July 22 – 26
For students entering 4th – 6th grade
Flight & Aerodynamics | 8am – noon
Flight & Aerodynamics camp explores the thrills of aviation. Our sky-high intensive program combines the engineering design process, creative thinking, the arts, and a collaborative environment as explorers investigate the wonders and physics of flight.
Explorers will design experiments to investigate history’s most iconic flying machines, observe abstract physics concepts like energy conservation and buoyancy, and apply their learning in our hands-on flight simulator!
Electrifying Science | 1 – 5pm
Electrifying Science camp begins with the basic concepts of open and closed circuits and progresses in depth and complexity throughout the week as explorers engage in hands-on electrical engineering projects.
Explorers will create a basic light and switch, develop a circuit to detect a water leak, build a touch lamp that uses a human to complete the circuit (don’t worry – it’s safe!), power arcade games, build an electrical board that launches components into flight, and explore static electricity with our Van de Graaff generator! Explorers will also investigate green energy, including solar, wind, hydro, and even geothermal power.
WITF’s Innovation Studio is made possible by generous support from:
Anne M. & Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation
Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation
John Crain Kunkel Foundation
Registration changes can be made up to 14 days prior to the start of camp. Adding an additional half-day camp will result in a $135/explorer charge. Changing from full-day to half-day camp will result in a $135/explorer refund.
Cancellations or registration changes made less than 14 calendar days before camp starts will incur a $50 fee.
Cancellations or registration changes made less than 7 calendar days before camp starts are not eligible for a refund.
We reserve the right to cancel camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement. Should this occur, every attempt will be made to move students to a similar camp, or a full refund will be offered.
Refund requests will be responded to within 5 business days. To request a refund or change to your registration, contact Jennifer Eley at email@example.com or 717-910-2641.