From the April 2018 issue

Classroom Antics Brings Its Camps to Michigan

This Ohio-based company is bringing STEM-based learning and fun to Michigan this summer. Find out more about camp options here.

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With 10 years of experience in Ohio, Classroom Antics is bringing its educational summer camp program to Michigan. The one-week, half-day camps focus on science and technology with topics in video game design, robotics, video production, stop-motion animation, and Minecraft coding.

“Our summer instructors are professional educators during the school year so they are excellent in classroom management, and can also motivate, inspire and challenge our campers,” says Natalie Baker, marketing coordinator for Classroom Antics.

For the first time this summer, Classroom Antics will be offered in Michigan. The camps will be held one week in Albion, Troy, Brighton, Rochester Hills, Macomb, Ann Arbor and Northville. “Classroom Antics partners with local schools, churches, community centers, universities, and lodges to bring our programs close to home,” Baker says.

Each location offers camps in LEGO Robotics, Stop-Motion Animation, Minecraft Coding, Video Game Design, Computer Programming and Video Production geared at students ages 7-14.

The curriculum builds throughout the week. While the camp is set up like a classroom, Baker says the kids are having fun learning from their instructor and peers, creating and building games, robots, videos, and code.

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“We are using all the things kids have a passion for. They love to make YouTube videos, play video games, play Minecraft, and now they get to see the creative side of the process,” Baker says.

All of the technology required for the courses are provided to the campers on a 1:1 ratio. Students don’t have to share the equipment, which allows them to learn at their own pace.

“Our camps are limited to 12 kids. That’s just for maximized learning. The teachers get to know the kids throughout the week. We have found this is best for learning and socialization. It’s more like camp and less like school,” Baker says.

“Parents want to enrich their children during the summer and keep their minds fresh,” Baker says. “Some of the fun concepts we learn in camp are taught in high school or college. But because of our hands-on lessons and labs, along with small 12:1 class sizes and 1:1 tech ratio, we are able to accomplish so much more at a younger age.”

The programs run half-days for a five-day week. The morning session runs from 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session is from 1 to 4 p.m. Baker says campers can take one session in the morning, bring their lunch, and stay on for another session in the afternoon – giving them the opportunity to participate in two different programs.

For more information on the camp programs or locations, call 800-595-3776 or visit classroomantics.com.

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