Lego’s EV3 platform is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Anyone interested in diving deeper into computer programming and making more complex robots. June 22-July 31 4th-6th Grade 10:45am-12:15pm MWF
Part math, part science, and part art, this STEAM class has it all! Using assorted architectural & bridge building model sets this class teaches basic drafting, scale, symmetry, proportion, and geometry. Students will build iconic models and learn about famous architects and explore their creativity. June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31 3rd-6th grade 9:00-10:30am
Fly, fly away! Explore aviation science and learn about what goes into wing designs, propulsion, gravity, jet engines, and motors. Engaging in structured experiments, students will assemble flying machines, including wood planes and AN ELECTRIC DRONE! Students will take home every model they build.
Make your own computer using a special kit, and then program it! This active learning opportunity includes taking apart and assembling a computer, setting the stage for innovation and inquiry. Students will also learn coding, animations, and more! Led by CEE Director of Innovation, Matt Arguello. June 15-19 4th-6th Grade 1:00-3:00pm
Have an idea that’s waiting to happen? Love to create and invent? This “inventive” course from the folks at the USA Patent Office Inventors’ Hall of Fame helps students to work through challenges with their inventions, and engage with successful inventors to brainstorm new ideas and designs and go on to create something unique. August 3-7 1st-5th Grade 9:00am-3:00pm
Create your own animations, programs and games with MIT’s Scratch, Python, Sploder and more. Computer Programming helps with brain development, math skills, and logic and is TONS of fun! June 22-July 31 1st-4th Grade 9:00-10:30am
The athletes of the future are not just on the field. Learn gaming strategies and tactics across multiple platforms. Increase your experience with teamwork, fair competition and good sportsmanship with Techkidz! June 15-19 or August 3-7 4th-6th Grade 1:00-3:00pm
Go wild with 3D printing and laser cutting! Students will learn how to use software to digitally design their objects in three-dimensional space. Then they will learn the process of taking their design from the computer to the 3D printer, turning their project into something they can then take home with them! In the other part of the class, we will dive into how the laser cutter works and students will be able to design and create something that will be engraved with the laser cutter. June 22-July 31 4th-6th Grade 9:00-10:30am TTh
Sprout seeds, tend to garden boxes and get your hands in the dirt as we learn how to grow our own food and flowers. In gardening class, students will learn about which bugs are a garden’s friends and how to start a compost bin.
June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31 1st-4th Grade 9-10:30am
Children overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most importantly, their minds with our friends from Mad Science. With a bit of ingenuity, they create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. August 10-14 K-4th Grade 9:00am-3:00pm M-F
Lego’s WeDo 2.0 kits are the perfect foundation for younger students to learn about the fundamentals of robotics. Students will be using Lego bricks, sensors, and motors, to create fully functional robots! Lego WeDo gives students the ability to ignite their creativity, develop critical-thinking skills, explore career possibilities, and simply get hands-on STEAM experience. June 22-July 31 1st-3rd Grade
LittleBits is a hands-on learning system of electronic building blocks that allows students of all ages to create with technology. They will be using craft materials in combination with the littleBits to make multi-media projects including lights, motors, and sensors. The bits snap-together magnetically and are easy to use and simple to understand, no prior experience required. June 22-July 31 2nd-4th Grade 10:45am-12:15pm TTh
Set your future space explorers on a trajectory from our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system! This hands-on program from Mad Science brings them closer to the stars, planets, comets, and more. They learn about living in space, getting away from gravity, looking for space phenomena, and they participate in a rocket launch! June 22-26 1st-4th Grade 9:00am-12:00pm M-F
Let your imagination take flight with Mad Science as we join Sir Issac Newton and prepare for aerospace adventures with his laws of motion. Design and test flying creations including kites, planes, rockets, hovercrafts, and more. Learn all about the Wright brothers and their numerous contributions to aviation. Experiment with the laws of physics, gravity and motion during this amazing week of hands-on fun.
Players will be in survival mode for the Artificial Intelligence Camp with Computerwisekids! They will need to stay clear of monsters, locate and grow food, and be resourceful to dig for materials to build structures and build tools. Campers will learn about artificial intelligence (AI), while solving tasks within the Minecraft worlds. Players can usually learn how to dig and find diamonds without a problem fairly quickly; training artificial intelligence, however, is another story and this challenge is exactly what our campers will be challenged to solve. Players will create a robot within Minecraft that makes logical decisions, stores data for future use and copies human behaviors. Minecraft Camp includes lots of activities, indoors and out, throughout the day. No prior experience required. June 15-19 1st-4th Grade 9:00am-3:00pm M-F
This camp with Computerwisekids will explore the arts within the Minecraft world, learning to appreciate impressionism (Degas, Manet & Renoir) and studying principal Spanish artists (Picasso, Sorolla & Velaquez). Students will experiment with the magic of art and living pictures within the Minecraft museum world. Campers will follow Frida Kahlo & Berthe Morisot for instruction and create their own art halls. This summer experience will expand your child’s understanding of art while they play and learn to code with Minecraft. Minecraft Camp includes lots of activities, indoors and out, throughout the day. No prior experience required. August 10-14 1st-4th Grade 9:00am-3:00pm M-F
Calling all Aeronautic Engineers! Will you take on the challenge to design the fastest and smartest space drifter to date? Can you help win the biggest race in history? The Roblox Galactic Speedway Challenges from Computerwisekids will give you the tools to design your own “drift speeder.” Share your design with everyone at camp. Race with the others and debug your design until it is perfect for the big race. This camp will prepare students to create many more challenging Roblox games with code. Program includes lots of activities, indoors and out, throughout the day. August 3-7 1st-4th Grade 9:00am-3:00pm
Build three awesome robots to take home: The Insectoid Robot, the Brush Robot, and the Table Top Robot. Learn engineering principles such as how to make gears, axles, wheels as you design robots to battle against others in the quest to become the battlebot champion! (Robots subject to change)
Exciting hands-on science experiments and activities! Make your hypothesis, conduct an experiment, process your data and then see how the outcomes compare. Work like a professional scientist in this fun and engaging class! June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31 1st-3rd Grade 9-10:30am
Become a 21st century innovator! Working collaboratively, you will design intricate and custom made 3D creations and have them printed out. In addition to STEAM skills, this class builds teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking skills – essential tools for a child’s future. August 10-14 2nd-6th Grade 1:00-3:00pm M-F
Design and modify your own arcade-style video games. Learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes as you increase the difficulty and add more features. June 22-July 10 and/or July 13-31 2nd-6th Grade 10:45am-12:15pm MWF
Design, build and dream at The Center this summer with fun camps in coding, engineering, architecture and much more!
*denotes CEE faculty
The Center for Early Education (CEE) is an independent, co‑ed, day school located in West Hollywood, California.
Refund Policy: Notification of withdrawals or changes must be made in writing to the Summer Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). For withdrawal prior to May 1, there will be a non-refundable $50 processing fee retained from your camp fee. For withdrawals between May 1 and June 1: for one-week classes; 50% of your fee will be retained and for three-week classes; $500 will be retained. No refunds will be granted after June 1, 2020.
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.