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Summer Camp

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Real Thinking.
Real Fun.
IMACS Summer Camp

Full Day Campers get all four activities listed below.   Individual classes are also available.

Single week and multiple week sessions are available.

Virtual Robotics

In conjuction with the Computer Programming activity, campers apply their skills in the IMACS Virtual Robotics Lab, a virtual world that contains the physical realities of friction, acceleration, and conservation of momentum. Actual robots (and their genuine real-life behavior) are accurately simulated in this world - and are programmed by IMACS campers.

Electronics

Campers are introduced to the fascinating world of electronics. Campers learn about electrical components such as resistors, diodes, LEDs, capacitors, transistors and integrated circuits and use them to design and construct fun projects. Courses are tailored according to age and ability so that each camper is able to advance as far as his or her interests and abilities allow. Campers may keep the electronic devices that they build, including a configured breadboard with a programmable Arduino chip that students will use in Electronics and Computer classes to complete compelling projects exclusively available at IMACS!

Logic Puzzles

Mysteries of pure logic are presented in fun, compelling stories. Painstakingly designed, this class leads campers from elementary deductive reasoning to skills that exceed those of most college graduates! Campers will enjoy team logic games, exciting tournaments, and, as in every IMACS class, new challenges each week!

Computer Programming

What's more awesome than playing games? Making them! Campers learn to code games using an exclusive IMACS application inspired by the programming language Scratch. They also develop key skills for robotics by completing projects in the Logo programming language. With individualized guidance, campers develop coding and problem-solving skills that will give them a head-start in their next computer programming course.

This Summer, Exercise Your Child's Mind

Both sports and academics provide an opportunity for your child to experience accomplishment and discover hidden talents. Success in both areas gives children an edge and builds self-confidence.

At the Hi-Tech STEM Summer Camp designed by the Institute for Math and Computer Science (IMACS), we do for the mind what sports does for the body!

Our program consists of logic puzzles, computer programming, virtual robotics, electronics, and an element of competition. Working solo and in teams, kids learn how to think logically and creatively while having fun. Every participant is motivated to come up with their own solutions, yet IMACS also encourages collaboration among kids with similar interests, creating a sense of belonging, as well as accomplishment.

Summer Camp Projects

Summer Camp for Students Entering Grades 1-2

Young students in the IMACS Summer Camp exercise their minds in our Primary Logic Puzzles class.

In this course children play fun games and complete challenging puzzles that teach valuable critical reasoning and mathematical thinking skills. Students have so much fun they don’t even realize they’re learning!

Summer Camp for Students Entering Grades 3-8

Students in the IMACS Summer Camp engage in fun-filled, hi-tech STEM classes such as:

  • Logic Puzzles: In this class your child will be introduced to games, puzzles and challenging mysteries of pure logic presented as compelling stories. Team logic games, exciting tournaments, and, as in every IMACS class, new challenges are introduced every week!
  • Computer Programming & Virtual Robotics: In this course students learn to write computer programs and then apply their skills in the Virtual Robotics Lab. They use wheels, gears and sensors to design, build and program their own virtual robots! Students also code games via a new IMACS application inspired by the programming language Scratch
  • Electronics: Students design and construct fun electronics projects, using resistors, diodes, LEDs, capacitors, integrated circuits, and more. Students are able to keep all the devices they build, including a configured breadboard with a programmable Arduino chip that students will use in Electronics and Computer classes to complete compelling projects exclusively available at IMACS!

Summer Camp for Students Entering Grades 9-12

Advanced high school (and highly advanced middle school) students attending the IMACS Summer Camp will benefit from programs such as:

  • University-Level Logic for Mathematics: Based on the world-renowned Elements of Mathematics curriculum, it is the envy of university-level mathematics courses everywhere. Designed for the most talented secondary school students, Logic for Mathematics is an unparalleled course in pure mathematical logic.
  • University-Level Computer Science: A true university-level course in computer science, students go well beyond the traditional introductory courses. Designed for talented secondary school students, its graduates are several steps ahead of their peers in college.
  • Electronics: Students design and construct fun electronics projects, using resistors, diodes, LEDs, capacitors, integrated circuits, and more. Students are able to keep all the devices they build, including a configured breadboard with a programmable Arduino chip that students will use in Electronics and Computer classes to complete compelling projects exclusively available at IMACS!

What is IMACS?

IMACS is an independent teaching and educational research institute focused on helping students reach their highest potential in math, computer science and logical reasoning.

The skills developed in the IMACS Summer and After-School & Weekend programs can be applied to all aspects of students’ studies. In fact, IMACS graduates have gone on to graduate top of their class at universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford and are offered jobs at companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and IBM.

For the rest of their lives, whether in school, at work or at play, IMACS students simply think better.

The IMACS Advantage

Students in all age groups directly benefit from attending the IMACS Hi-Tech Summer Camp.

Student in all IMACS classes develop a well-founded confidence rooted in genuine advancement of their reasoning skills. This will lead to an improvement in academic performance during the next school year and beyond.

One of the best things you can do for your child is to help them keep their skills and learning abilities going strong over the summer! Attending a summer camp that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is not just a fun way for your child to reinforce skills and learn new ones, but also a way to meet new friends and get a jump on the next school year.

Benefits of Academic Summer Camps

Academic summer programs provide kids with three very important benefits:

  1. Skills retention: Summer learning loss is a real problem. When students forget some of their knowledge and skills over the summer, the first few weeks of the next academic year must be spent relearning that information. It’s not just forgetting — it’s a whole area of the brain that gets “rusty” from disuse for a couple of months. That means wasted time and slower progress in learning. Our academic summer camps give your child an opportunity to use the problem-solving parts of their brain so that when they get back to school in the fall, they are better prepared for critical thinking.
  2. A chance to explore new areas of interest: Even if your child has never considered learning about electronics, robotics or other areas of STEM, the chance to do so can be life-changing. These are fields and skills that aren’t often taught in school, so summer is the perfect time to learn new things and develop new interests that could last a lifetime.
  3. New friends! Like all summer camps, our academic summer camp gives your child an opportunity to meet other kids who share similar interests. It’s a chance to make new friends they might not have met otherwise in an environment of learning and fun!

Our enrichment summer camps are perfect for any level of learner. Whether or not your child has a fascination with computers and electronics, we know they’ll love our summer camp. They’ll get to socialize with kids who share similar interests, and they’ll learn cooperation and communication while doing some fascinating activities.

Last but not least, attending an academic summer camp helps kids develop and reinforce the critical thinking skills that are so important for real world problem solving. Logic and reasoning skills are crucial for understanding STEM courses, and attending our summer camp keeps that part of the brain active and learning over summer break. We give campers a boost for the next academic year while providing them with a fun, friendly atmosphere.

What Our Academic Summer Camps Offer

Our summer camps cover a variety of science and engineering concepts through fun activities that your kids will love! We provide our campers with the opportunity to use their critical thinking and logic skills to build hands-on projects that they’ll be proud to take home. Some of the subjects our educators teach are electronics, virtual robotics, computer programming and logic puzzles. The camp is structured in such a way that students can build on their prior knowledge and work to solve problems they encounter along the way.

We pack a lot of information and activities into our academic summer camps. Our lessons and projects encourage good habits like active listening, communication skills, problem-solving and teamwork. When summer camp is over, your child will be well-prepared to start a new school year knowing they have all the skills they need to succeed!