2014 Virginia Summer Lego Robotics/Technology and American Girl Camps! McLean, Alexandria, Arlington Locations!

             Renaissance 2014 Amazing Summer Camps    

Lego® Camps, Scratch Tech Camps, American Girl Camps

              We make robotics, science & engineering fun for inquisitive minds!

Half Day & Full Day Co-Ed Lego Camps for elementary students 

 featuring: LEGO® robotics,

programming, engineering and physics!

Indoor & outdoor fun for rising grades K-6

Registration for 2014 Summer Camps is open!         

    Register Now!  

(please click the registration link above to register for summer fun and learning) 

AM 9:00 to 12:00       PM 1:00 to 4:00       Full Day 9:00 to 4:00.

   Sibling Discounts and Multiple Camp Discounts are available for all camps!

Locations:  Alexandria, Arlington, McLean/Falls Church. All locations provide playground or park space for fun in the sun. 

 Renaissance Lego STEM programs are built for the inquisitive LEGO Builder. Builders who live to create. To explore. Thousands of Lego’s, hundreds of sets, robotics, games, computer video programming, great friends and teamwork!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LegoEducation™ WeDo Robotics

Scratch Video/American Girl Creative Arts 

           Diverse Selection of Camps 

  1. Lego Action Jrs. – for the younger group of builders who are starting to build and can complete simple projects either by following instructions or by constructing their own creations using their own talents and imagination. Begining engineeers are engaged in STEM education by constructing unique Lego projects.
  2. Lego WeDo Robotics- for campers who want to take their love of Lego’s to the next level. Campers build as many as 20 models or more and then program their models on a laptop to move and make noises. Campers can move on to learn to construct robots of their own design and program them. Campers have a choice of building from hundreds of sets too, playing Lego Games or free building and construction.
  3.  Lego WeDo Robotics Plus Scratch- for campers that love to build with Lego’s and would love to learn a fun programming environment called Scratch to make animations and games. No prior experience is necessary. Campers also experienced with Scratch are included in this camp since both Lego’s and Scratch are both very open-ended projects. Our staff works with every camper to take him/her to the next level no matter what his/ her beginning point may be.
  4. American Girl – for the girl that loves American Girl books and dolls. Campers bring their dolls. However, we do much more than play with dolls. Sewing, art, jewelry making, fashion design and singing, dance and writing are just some of the activities our “American Girl Stars” of this camp combine for a perfect week.
  5. Half & Half-for the camper who would like to combine the best of both worlds in one camp. American Girl plus Lego/Robotics all in one unique, fun filled week. Paper Registration is needed for this camp. Early Bird Discount on Half & Half Camps!
    • Experience The Renaissance Difference Renaissance is the leader in providing quality summer camp programs in the DC area. Its offering has the core ingredients of fun, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and art. Our week-long camps offer kids plenty of opportunities to explore, create, discover, and learn through demonstrations and hands-on projects. Our experienced and credentialed teachers ensure a high quality summer camp experience. It’s a place for kids to be motivated, encouraged and inspired. The camps kids love and parents trust!

       FAST FACTS

      • Campers have a wide variety of summer camps to choose from based on their individual interests and hobbies.

      • Lego® camps, Technology camps and American Girl Art camps categories.

      • Multiple summer camp choices and locations within each category plus outside play.

      • • Developmentally appropriate classes
        • Campers are in a supportive environment where they can comfortably interact with children and share similar interests
        • Campers can progress at their own pace.
        • Summer camps suitable for kids entering K-6.
      • Experienced, credentialed teachers and graduate students.
        • Campers benefit from high quality instructions and experience well-organized classroom learning environment while having fun inside and outside the classrooms.
        • Talented teachers and engineering students experienced in teaching science, engineering, and art.
        • Individualized attention

                            Lego Education WeDo™ Robotics & Lego Jr. Engineering

   Kid’s Lego summer camps offer all the building fun kids love. Please call 703-244-0585 for information. We can either email registration forms to you or register and pay on line. We are taking reservations now at montessorieducate@yahoo.com

Classes are designed to encourage imagination and creativity in a supportive; learning View a Lego Education

                         “WE-D0″  Robotics class online!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIOfEBOnUvE

                                                                                

            

 Locations And Camp Sessions Summer 2014

Falls Church/McLean- The Surge Community Center- 1988 Kirby Rd. McLean, VA 22101

Alexandria- First Assembly Church- 700 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22302 All Camps Offered AM, PM, and Full Day. Sessions #1 through #8.

Arlington- UUCA (Universalist Unitarian Church)- 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204- All Camps Offered-AM, PM and Full Day. Sessions#3 through #7. 

 Alexandria- (Old Town) - Montgomery and Royal Streets AM, PM and FULL DAY CAMPS. Sessions # 2, 4 and #5. Lego Action Jrs. and Lego Robotics Offered.

                                                 To Register for Summer Lego, Scratch and American Girl Camps 2014:

  • Fill out the registration form on line for Lego, Scratch and American Girl Camps.

  • Please request registration forms for or Half & Half Camps through email.
  • Send it in along with a deposit of $100 per camp enrolled in for the summer.
  • Discounts for siblings and multiple camps.
  • Confirmation email will be sent once application and fee is received or immediately if you register online

Each camp has limited enrollment and fills quickly.

                                                                                     

 WHERE LEGO IMAGINATION MEETS TECHNOLOGY! 

 Summer Camps

LEGO® Education WeDo™ Robotics  

“Scratch” Computer Programming from M.I. T

LEGO® Jrs. Engineering

American Girl

Half-&-Half Camp Options

(Design your own Camp for Twice the Fun) Early Bird Discounts* Enroll before February 28th, 2014 and receive up to 10% off each Half & Half camp week. Take advantage of this offer by enrolling in multiple programs in the same transaction. Offer applies to Half and Half Camps only. Half & Half Camp Registration available at montessorieducate@yahoo.com.

2014 Summer Camp Locations & Sessions Offered:

 (No camp the week of July 4th Holiday)

Session 1: June 23-June 27

SOLD OUT

Select Camp #1: June 23-June 27  SOLD OUT

Alexandria-Delray AM, PM and Full Day Camps

Falls Church/McLean – AM,PM and Full Day Camps

Session 2: July 7- July 11

Select Camp #2: July 7-JULY 11

Alexandria-Delray AM, PM and Full Day

Falls Church/McLean – AM Only, PM and Full Day

Old Town Alexandria – AM, PM and Full Day

Session 3: July 14-July 18

Select Camp #3 July 14-July 18

UUCA-Arlington-AM, PM and Full Day

Alexandria -Delray  AM, PM and Full Day

Falls Church/McLean – AM, PM and Full Day

Session 4: July 21 – July 25

Select Camp # 4 July 21 – July 25

Falls Church/McLean– AM, PM and Full Day

UUCA – Arlington – AM, PM, and Full Day

Alexandria Delray– AM, PM and Full Day

Old Town Alexandria  - AM, PM, and Full Day

           Session 5: July 28 – August 1

Select Camp #5: July 28 – August 1

Falls Church/McLean– AM, PM and Full Day

UUCA – Arlington – AM, PM and FULL DAY

Alexandria Delray-AM, PM and Full Day

Old Town Alexandria – AM, PM, and Full Day

 

 

Session 6: August 4-8

Select Camp  #6: August 4 – August 8

Falls Church/McLean– AM, PM and Full Day

UUCA – Arlington – AM, PM and Full DAY

Alexandria Delray- AM, PM and Full Day

Session 7: August 11-15

Select Camp  #7: August 11-15

Falls Church/McLean– AM, PM and Full Day

UUCA – Arlington – AM, PM and Full Day

Alexandria Delray– AM, PM and Full Day

Session 8: August 18-22

 

Select Camp #8: August 18-22

Alexandria Delray– AM, PM and Full Day

Falls Church/McLean– AM, PM and Full Day

LEGO WE-DO ROBOTICS 

Our program offers a creative outlet plus academic enrichment and team building skills to elementary students this year. This is a  program developed recently by Lego Education and Carnegie Mellon University. The Lego WE-DO program offers every student an opportunity to create models that move and make noise with an introduction to simple computer programming.  Come join the fun and exploration! Become “LEGO SMART,” learn the ability to work in teams, solve problems and create solutions with LEGO bricks plus Robotics.

Enrolling for camps now! Experienced, certified teachers and coaches. Full and half day camps. Air-Conditioned Facilities.

    American Girl Camps                                 

We celebrate the unique Talents and Creativity of our American Girls in these dynamic camps.  American Girl is not only the star of a historical six-book series but is also a shining example for girls today. Each camper stars in our American Girl Camps. Please bring your doll(s).

Celebrate American Girls, both yesterday and today, through a week of creative and historical enrichment  activities.  Learn about the girls of the past and why American Girls “Star” no matter what their interests and talents may be. Study eras of American culture and  history. Girls have the power to do everything they want in life with grace and style. We believe in developing the leadership and potential of each girl so that she can truly be the very best American Girl that she can be. Leadership, respect and etiquette are reinforced in this remarkable camp. This camp is much more than playing with dolls. Creative arts, sewing, writing, painting, jewelry design, fashion design and much more fill the days of our American Girls. This camp means so much more than just playing with dolls.

Register Now! (please click this link)

 Air-conditioned facilities

 To Register for Summer Lego and American Girl Camps 2014:

  • Fill out the registration form on line for Lego and American Girl Camps.

  • Please request registration forms for or Half & Half Camps through email. Early Bird Discount of 10% for Half & Half camps until February 28,2014.

  • Send it in along with a deposit of $100 per camp enrolled in for the summer.

  • Discounts for siblings and multiple camps.

  • Confirmation email will be sent once application and fee is received or immediately if you register online

 Each camp has limited enrollment and fills quickly.

  STEM EDUCATION - LIFETIME SKILLS - BUILDING A FOUNDATION 

Fantastic camps mixed with detailed instruction and inventive building strikes a fun balance between creativity and structure. Let your child be one of the first to experience the computer based Robotics program designed by MIT and Carnegie Mellon University for Lego Education(not available in stores). Renaissance Summers inspire your child’s creative thinking and curiosity with fun and STEM educational science and engineering projects that help to develop critical thinking and problem-solving using an award-winning computer based program and Lego models. We add sun and fun in the park or playground as well as the best-trained Lego coaches to help make the full day complete! Spaces are limited!

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Renaissance Half & Half Camps-Design Your Own Camp

Build your own camp! Our Half & Half Camp program makes a week of camp even more fun! Now, you decide if your camper spends one week exclusively in our very popular Lego Camp or American Girl Camp or splits a one week full day camp into Lego/American Girl. We call that the best of both world’s or Half & Half. Half & Half can also be  American Girl/Scratch. Can we design a camp for your camper? Please call or email for registration forms if you would like us to help you design a week of camp.       Experienced, certified teachers and coaches. Full and half day camps. Air-Conditioned Facilities.

Mailing Address:  The Renaissance Child

 

                                         1069 W Broad Street #198

 

                                    Falls Church, VA 22046

To register for summer camps please register and pay online or          

email us for registration forms at montessorieducate@yahoo.com

         

        Renaissance Summer Camp Details

2014 Summer Schedule and Pricing are Available Now 

 LegoMagic & American Girl  Summer Camps 2014

               June 23 through August 22rd 

                    Half Day Camps 9 to 12 and 1 to 4      

                             Full Day 9 to 4 (Please bring a nut free lunch)

 Robotics, Engineering, Math, Science, Technology, Programming

NEW! LEGO® Education minifig4_heli2WeDo™ Robotics    

RENAISSANCE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

  LEGO EARLY LEARNING MEETS TECHNOLOGY    

The program your child will always remember!  See this new, exciting program on you tube! Your child will be building and programming models to move and make sounds!  Renaissance is proud to be the first to offer WEDO from Lego Education. This class will excite your child about engineering, programming, technology, science and math! New from Lego Education, WEDO takes building models to another level. Just released and ready for your child to explore. There is nothing like it and we have it! Ages 5 and up.

Lego Education WeDo™ Robotics      ages 6 to 11

Welcome to a world of Lego’s ! Parents, our Lego Programs aren’t  just about playing with Legos. Lego’s to us is also about researching, solving problems and programming. There are many engineering and robotics components to Legos. Your child will be learning different avenues of robotics and engineering while engaged with something they love and are  familiar with, Legos!

   

 The newest and best Lego sets and games too! It is more fun to build with friends than to build alone!

Outdoor fun in local parks or playgrounds, air-conditioned, comfortable  facility, respectful and responsible staff……..just some of the reasons kids love us and parents trust us! 

 

We provide snacks every day and campers who stay for lunch bring their own lunches. Renaissance has a nut free policy.    Half and Half Camps-What are they? 

Options in 2014 for those who love Lego’s and American Girl! Now the best of both worlds. We call this camp Half & Half. Now, we offer Taylor-Made camps for your child.

 Now you can register for both American Girl Camps and Lego Camps/ We call this Half and Half! If your daughter would like to be involved in both programs, she can spend half the day in American Girl and half the day in Lego Camp. This is an ideal situation for any girl that loves the opportunity to share the special joys of being a girl with other girls and who take delight in the dolls and their history. Please let us know if you are interested in half-and-half for your daughter in 2014. American Girl Camps will be held every day of Lego Camp in so girls can double their fun any week you like!

 Half-and-Half Camps    Now, Design Your Own Camp   10% OFF UNTIL FEBRUARY 28TH EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

A Unique Feature of the Renaissance Camp Program.

Now your camper can enjoy camps that are designed to capture the best in fun and learning. Your camper can combine the best of our camps in what we call Half-and- Half. Options include Half a day of American Girl and Half a Day of Lego’s.  So, keeping the interests of our creative and talented kids in mind, we offer these unique camp options. We can answer questions about the Half -and -Half Camps if you call 703-244-0585. Requests will be taken as long as we have space available.

  

LEGO® Jr. Engineering  LEGO “WEDO” ROBOTICS

AMERICAN GIRL

TECHSMART “SCRATCH” PROGRAMMING

Please email montessorieducate@yahoo.com if you would prefer us to email a registration form or are registering for our Half & Half Camps and we will email you the form. Call for information

703-244-0585

 Half & Half Camps (create your own camp) are available only by emailing montessorieducate@yahoo.com. We will help you build a custom made camp for your child. Take advantage of Early Bird Special Discount!

  • Registration forms are available by email if you would prefer to create your own camp. 
  • Mail registration form  along with a deposit of $100 per camp enrolled in for the summer.
  • Confirmation email will be sent once application and deposit are received or immediately if you register online.

Each camp has limited enrollment and fills quickly.                                                      

 Scratch Video Game Design & Animation Camps

New for 2014 TechSmart “Scratch” Programming Camps-Ages 6-11

We put students’ ideas into motion!

 BEGINNER – ADVANCED

Let your imagination run wild in this multimedia adventure. Create your own interactive stories, animated adventures and creative comics. Learn drag and drop programming basics with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab). Using Scratch, a visual programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab, students create their own engaging and interactive animations and video games complete with characters, settings, obstacles and controls. Computer characters are at your command! Take breaks with supervised outside play, sports and techtivities. Campers are able to take their creations home on a flash drive.

Half and Full Day Camps – Descriptions, Costs and Times

The Camps Your Child Will Never Forget!



 AM  &  PM & FULL DAYCAMPS

 are now available!

LEGO Jr. Action Legos

Lego Jrs.

 

Kids have many opportunities free building, playing Lego games creating their own amazing projects.  We are focused on active learning because the development of the brain is so important in the early years and research proves that children learn by “doing”. We have a unique ability to excite and motivate kids to grasp programming and engineering concepts, yet we also place equal emphasis on celebrating STEM education and creativity.  In the summer of 2013, we have some new programs including a hands-on building section as well as activities that offer an opportunity for kids to play outside.

 

AM Camp
9:00-12:00 
$220

PM Camp 

1:00-4:00  $220

Full Day

9:00-4:00  $275

LEGO

WE-DO

Builders begin programming models and develop technology, engineering and math skills on computers.

Build Models that move and make sounds

 

 

Lego WE-DO Robotics

For children who love to build and then take their models to the next level. New from Lego Education and Renaissance.

Interactive building and programming models is the newest educational frontier for kids that love building. Kids build a series of models such as an alligator, lion, helicopter and more. Builders work together to build and program their model to move and make sounds. The programming is done on a computer. Soon, builders move and program their own models and develop scenes for their models.

This is the one and only camp of its kind in the area. You have to see it to believe it! Fun and learning that will build skills for now and for the future in every child.

We have the best sets and all the Lego games too! From Star Wars to Kingdom and the new Ninja sets, builders will be able to explore and build with friends.

Our Lego Robotics software program was developed by MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.    Full Day Option –  Available in Falls Church and Alexandria locations:

More Technology in 2014

 

Computer “Scratch” Programming Camp   for Kids

 

Renaissance is excited to announce an exciting, hands-on experience to teach students the   basics of computer programming. The camp is available for rising 2rd   graders-rising 6th graders. Students create their own games,   learning modules, animations or interactivities using a programming language   developed by the M.I.T. Media Lab.

Elementary Beginning Scratch PLUS Legos: Fun     With Programming
Do you have a camper who is passionate     about technology? Has your camper always loved building and working with     Legos? Now, your camper can experience the best of both worlds in a new     camp. In this class, campers will learn how to use the program Scratch to  make characters called Sprites dance, walk, talk, and interact with other.       Experiment with the vast array of choices to make your custom designed programs come alive. Scratch     makes it easy for you to be a program designer and write top-notch programs that feature animations, stories and simulations. It’s the easiest most exciting way to become a 21st century programmer! This is a weeklong camp combined with Lego building, which features a fun programming and building camp  opportunity .

   Campers  use Scratch to make animations and games. No prior experience is necessary, but campers should be interested in technology and computers.

     This camp is available either half day or full day in all locations. A snack is provided. Outside time is also part of the day!

Lego WE-DO Robotics

AM Camp

 9:00-12:00  $260

PM Camp

1:00-4:00  $260

Full Day

9:00-4:00  $350

This is a one of a kind camp that offers hands-on, minds-on learning and fun!

 

All builders will be able to construct and program robots on our laptop computers.

The best education engages kids in creative exploration and helps to develop motivation, focus, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills.

 

 

                      Scratch/Lego

                       

AM Camp

9:00-12:00    $280

PM Camp

1:00-4:00  $280

Full Day

9:00-4:00  $380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Girl Camps

Register for American Girl Summer Camps! Girls love our unique program developed just for them! Every girl is a star at our clubs and American Girl camps. We love to share girl time and learn at the same time. Girls, bring your dolls and we will bring ours!  Crafts, music, fun, reading, memories, creative projects and history all allow our girls to be a star!  American Girl Friendship Clubs and Camps are the best way to experience and share the fun of American Girl dolls and live the American Girl dream. 

 

Half & Half Camps

AG/Lego 

AM Camp

 9:00-12:00    $240

PM Camp

1:00-4:00  $240

Full Day

9:00-4:00  $300

Full Day

9:00 to 4:00  $380

Summer Camp Fast Facts

Campers who attend full day will have lunch, outside and activities in the park. Walking field trips to the park will be included frequently. Summer fun will be combined with active learning for every camper and provided by certified Montessori teachers and specialists. All campers succeed at our camps and do not have to have Montessori experience.

DISCOUNTS
• Session Sibling Discount: 05% sibling discount when more than one family member is enrolled in the same session. Early Bird Discount of 10% on Half & Half Camps until February 28th.
• Multiple session discounts: $25 for each session after the 1st session attended. (First session is at full price)All discounts apply to the full payment, NOT to the registration deposit.

 

DEPOSITS
Registration deposits are not refundable. Your deposit of $100 per camper per session is deducted from the tuition. Tuition includes all supplies. Extra cost activity options must be paid at registration along with the deposit.
All tuition fees must be paid in full by the date that is specified in your email confirmation for the camp(s) you select or you forfeit your deposit and your camper’s place at camp.  Campers may attend one camp or as many camps as they desire, as long as openings exist.

Options for Young Ladies in 2014 who love Lego’s and American Girl. Renaissance Half & Half Camps!

Now you can register for both American Girl Camps and Lego Camps.  We call this Half & Half! If your daughter would like to be involved in both camps, she can spend half the day in American Girl and half the day in Lego Camp. This is an ideal situation for any girl that loves the opportunity to share the special joys of being a girl with other girls and who take delight in the dolls and their history. But, we know that girls have many interests and talents. If you have a daughter who would love to build and construct and learn to program simple models, then you have a daughter who is a perfect match for our one of a kind Half and Half camps. Please let us know if you are interested in half-and-half for your daughter in 2014! We will email you an application.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ORO5aWpInE

  minifig4_heli2   

RENAISSANCE SUMMER CAMPS 2014

  LEGO EARLY LEARNING MEETS TECHNOLOGY    

  • The program your child will always remember!
  • Your child will be building and programming models to move and make sounds!
  • Renaissance is proud to be the first to offer WEDO from Lego Education.
  • This class will excite your child about engineering, programming, technology, science and math!
  •  New from Lego Education, WEDO takes building models to another level. Just released and ready for your child to explore. There is nothing like it and we have it!
 Renaissance Camp Schedule 2014  

 Renaissance offers an 8-week summer camp program which typically begins in the middle of June, for children ages four and a half to eleven years old.  The camp curriculum has been developed to encompass a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Campers can participate from one to eight weeks as long as space is available. We offer half and full day camps in most locations. Camp sizes are limited because these camps require us to have enough computers on site and Lego’s for everyone. Our Lego Coaches are also able to provide each camper with individual attention.

  10 Reasons to choose Renaissance Camps Today

1.Learn Important Skills - Our rich curriculum helps students develop the technology and critical thinking skills necessary to compete in a global society. Research has demonstrated that STEM education is an important element in developing student creativity and problem solving skills needed for innovation.

2. Experienced Instructors – Classes are led by certified teachers and graduate students who are trained to work with students of all ages. Our assistant teachers have strong academic and technology backgrounds and our experienced working with children.

3. Curriculum Created Onsite - Our curriculum was created by our teachers to best meet the interests and needs of our students.

4. Low Student-Teacher Ratios – Our small classes allow students to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of our students.

5. Safe Environment - We use strict internet filtering and teach safe practices for online activities.

6. Diverse Classes – We offer computer, writing, engineering and a variety of art related classes in our diverse camps.. There are always new class topics offered.

7. Artistic and Literary Expression - Renaissance offers rich artistic opportunities and engaging projects engaging projects that include sewing, painting, writing,  acting, singing and dance in our American
Girl Camps.

 8. Design Half and Half Camp Options – We know the benefits of all of our programs and if your camper would like to experience both American Girl and Lego Robotics-then we give campers that opportunity.

9. Variety of Activities – During camp days students participate in computer, writing, art and recreational activities. Most camps include an outdoor playground or are near a local park.

10. Fun Environment - In addition to gaining important skills, students love being at Renaissance. That is why we have so many students return again and again. Most days parents have trouble getting their children out of the door at the end of the day.

 

  • Toddler Mommy and Me Classes - 2 to 3 years of age
  • The Center for Talent Development - 3 to 12 years of age for gifted and talented students
  • Afterschool Classes In Art, Reading, Math, Foreign Languages - 3 to 12 of age
  • Kaleidoscope! - The enrichment creative ART STUDIO Program - 3 to 12 years of age
  • Leadership Coaching and Social Skills Classes 3 to 12 years of age
  • Montessori Education - Toddlers through elementary
 
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104b North Oak Street
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