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New iTech Camps Will Super-Charge Your Child’s Imagination and Design Skills

Posted on: May 18th, 2017

Does your child’s mind whiz and whir like an amazing inventive machine? Just wait until they step into one of our NEW iTech camps!

Activ8 is excited to shine a spotlight on our incredible new iTech camps! These technology and design programs bring every camper’s fantastical ideas to life, all by using their favorite creative tools like Minecraft®, LEGO® and Android®. These camps, held in partnership with Black Rocket, are powered by imagination and full of hands-on design and creation. From start to finish, students will create masterpieces to share with the world and continue developing at home. The programs allow the students to mirror real-life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process. Check out a few of these incredible camps below!

  1. Creating Android Apps
    Campers will learn how to create mobile apps for Android powered phones and tablets using the Android AppInventor interface provided by the MIT Center for Mobile Learning. Students will learn to design, build and install their apps on Android devices. Will your camper make the next hit application? They’ll certainly get a start here!
  2. Minecraft Designers
    If your camper loves Minecraft and always wanted to design their own world, this class is their dream come true! They will learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures to import at home or share with friends.
  3. Robotics Programming
    Campers will learn to build and program a real robot! Will they make their robot dance or navigate an obstacle course? They will assemble robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics System and then program it to do whatever they want it to do!
  4. Web Design
    Campers will learn how to set up a website and maintain it efficiently. They’ll learn how to code the bones of a site in HTML, and will also get some experience using both a plain text editor and various authoring tools to maintain a site and create content for viewers. This camp will spark what may become a lifetime of curiosity and creativity in digital design.
  5. LEGO Film and Stop Action
    Campers will make LEGOs come to life! They’ll bring their favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with friends. Whether they want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of their own, this camp brings their dreams to the screen, and will teach them skills to keep making films after the week is over.

And that’s only the shortlist.

Check out the full list of iTech classes.

And see the FULL Activ8 summer catalog over more than 60 camp choices here.

These Eight Fun Camps Will Teach Your Child #RealSkills This Summer

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

Eight Camps Teaching #RealSkills from #Activ8! 😀

There’s no reason to choose between fun and learning this summer—with Activ8, kids can choose from a huge collection of exciting summer camps that use crafts, games and other fun activities to teach valuable skills or life, school and the future. Here are the Top 8 camps that your child can enroll in today to learn #realskills this summer.

  1. Activ8 Academy
    Each session of the Activ8 Academy is a whirlwind of games, crafts, fun and learning to get your child curious about life. Learn about farming, the natural world, animals, bugs, history, other countries and cultures, and much more! You child will come home each day with dozens of stories to tell you about what they learned that day.
  2. After-School Munchies
    The bus is gone, the backpack’s off, and the long school day is finally over. Time for a quick snack! This camp will teach kids how to quickly and safely prepare wholesome after-school munchies using just a toaster and microwave oven. They’ll take a few steps towards independence, and give you a little bit of a break too!
  3. Wild for Wellness
    It’s never too early to start thinking about health and wellness, but talking about these things can be a drag. This camp will teach kids fun tips on nutrition, grocery shopping, exercise and more! A friendly trainer certified by the American Heart Association will even visit to give lessons on first aid, CPR and healthy living. Your child might come home asking for broccoli  instead of chicken fingers for dinner!
  4. 104 Keys to Success
    There’s no way around it—knowing how to type is absolutely essential to succeed in today’s world. This camp ditches books and drills and makes typing fun to learn with games and activities. Hunting and pecking for the right key will be no more—kids will learn how to use all ten fingers to to up their word count and type comfortably. That next school paper will be a breeze!
  5. Sew Organized
    Our sewing classes are some of our most popular camps, but this one is a two-for-one. Kids will learn sewing skills to create their very own art supply case to take home. At the end of the week, they’ll know how to put their sewing skills to use to create more crafts in the future, and they’ll have a great new home to store all their sketchpads, markers, paints and pencils too!
  6. Etiquette Camp
    Etiquette—we all know its important, but does it have to be so stuffy? Nope! Kids in our etiquette camp will learn how to be suave, savvy and confident in all social situations. Important dinner? Table manners down pat. Firm handshake? You bet. Plus they’ll learn about body language, writing thank you cards, making introductions, talking on the phone, and so much more.
  7. Animal Care and Training
    Having a pet is a crash course in responsibility. This camp will teach kids all the basics of caring for a furry friend, as well as the reasons why animal companions deserve our love and affection. Kids will learn all the needs of pets and how to meet them, proper animal safety, and even about jobs and volunteer opportunities to give them more hands-on experience with friendly animals in the community.
  8. Chess Basics and Advanced
    It isn’t called the “game of kings” for nothing. Chess teaching advanced, lateral thinking skills that will serve your child well in any endeavor. Plus, it’s fun—otherwise, why would we still be playing it 500 years later? Beginners will learn the basics of the pieces, movement and strategy. After, they’ll learn about pins, forks, skewers, tempi, sacrifices and zwischenzugs to outsmart their opponent and win the world’ most famous game.Didn’t see one that caught your fancy? No problem! There are dozens more camps available to fit any child’s needs and interests.Give our catalog a look through and call or register online today!

So, Activ8! Summer Camp 2017 begins May 30th and runs 10 weeks through Summer. Spark your child’s imagination by building your own schedule from 200 Camps. in  7 Categories for ages 4 to 18.

Ready to Register? ACTIV8ER.com
Or Call: 706.507.8328

See you soon,
The 2017 Activ8! Staff

These Sports and Dance Camps Will Activ8 Your Child’s Potential

Posted on: April 27th, 2017

 

Is your child getting off the couch and out into the yard enough? Are they putting down the tablet and picking up some athletic skills?

Sports & Dance

It’s time to Activ8 your child’s physical potential with our amazing athletic camps. Choosing a sport to play can be tough, which is why these camp provide an excellent opportunity for your child to try as many different ones as they like!

We have different camps, sports, games and activities every week to help your child unlock their talents.

Here are our Top 8 choices for athletic camps this summer.

  1. Cougar Swim Camp
    Come on in, the water’s fine! Kids will advance their swimming techniques beyond the ‘doggie paddle’ and learn how to stretch and warm-up so they don’t get cramps. They’ll enjoy team water sports, guided instruction, and freestyle fun time during this wet-n-wild week!
  2. Soccer Camps
    The CSU Soccer Camps will focus on making the game of soccer easy and fun. Learn the skills of dribbling, passing, kicking and making goals. The typical day includes fundamentals and match-related skills training, tactical awareness training, and competitive group and team play. Players of all skill levels will benefit from the program. Lunch included!
  3. Basketball Camps
    Campers will improve their basketball skills and focus on the fundamentals by participating in different contests and scrimmages. The Columbus State University Men’s and Women’s coaching staff will provide instruction.
  4. Pop Dance
    Grab your squad and join us for a week of FUNky dance! Your child will learn how to do the “Thriller”, Cha-Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and more. They’ll be the ultimate kings and queens of POP at the end of this camp! Rock that next sock hop.
  5. Rock Climbing
    Your child discover the basics of rock climbing by learning knots, belaying, rappelling, anchoring, and more. They’ll learn the limits of their own strength and use teamwork to climb their way to the top, cheering each other on and making friends along the way.
  6. CSU Dance Camp
    The CSU Dance Team is one of the South’s best Division II programs, and they’ll be the instructors for this incredible camp! The camp will feature all types of dances, and will include both team and individual work. The week will end with a grand finale on Friday for family and friends.
  7. Mad About Sports
    This camp will let your child take a test-drive through tons of different sports, and make some great friends while doing it. Campers will take turns playing flag football, soccer, kickball, ultimate frisbee, disc golf and more.
  8. 44th Annual Cheerleading Camp
    The CSU cheerleaders have won several Peach Belt titles, are nationally ranked and have won seven National Championships, and they’ll lending their expertise to teach this amazing camp! The 44th Annual Columbus State University Cheerleading Camp will feature cheers, chants, jumps, dances and a lot of fun. The week will end on Friday morning with a Pep Rally for family and friends. The CSU cheerleaders will offer guidance in all aspects of cheerleading.Don’t see anything that strikes you fancy? No problem! We have dozens more camps to fit any child’s interest. Give them a look and register today!

So, Activ8! Summer Camp 2017 begins May 26th and runs 10 weeks through Summer. Spark your child’s imagination by building your own schedule from 200 Camps. in  7 Categories for ages 4 to 18.

Ready to Register? ACTIV8ER.com
Or Call: 706.507.8328

See you soon,
The 2017 Activ8! Staff

The Top 8 Summer Camps for 2017

Posted on: April 26th, 2017

 

Our selection of amazing summer camps  can be a little intimidating when you’re trying to figure out which ones your child will like best.

We can help get you started with our Top 8 summer camps for this year. These camps are a nice sample of all we offer—sports, technology, art, science, drama and more. Want to see more? We have dozens more camps available for kids of any age and interest. Check it out now and register today!

  1. Activ8! Academy (ages 4-7)
    Each session of the Activ8 Academy is a whirlwind of games, crafts, fun and learning to get your child curious about life. Learn about farming, the natural world, animals, bugs, history, other countries and cultures, and much more! You child will come home each day with dozens of stories to tell you about what they learned that day.
  2. iTech: Minecraft Designers
    If your child loves Minecraft,  this class is for them! They’ll learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and how to create custom textures to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft.
  3. iTech: Robotics Programming
    Build and program a robot. Will your child make a robot dance or navigate an obstacle course? They will assemble robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics System (http://mindstorms.lego.com/) and then program it to do what they want it to do!
  4. CSU Cougar Swim Camp
    Come on in, the water’s fine! Kids will advance their swimming techniques beyond the ‘doggie paddle’ and learn how to stretch and warm-up so they don’t get cramps. They’ll enjoy team water sports, guided instruction, and freestyle fun time during this wet-n-wild week!

    Activ8! your child’s Summer with a flexible and refreshing camps in 7 categories. Register: ACTIV8ER.COM


  5. Create-A-Lot: Anime and Manga
    Kids will learn drawing techniques, character and story development, plus get some insight into the Japanese culture of mythology and martial arts in this fun and informative camp!
  6. Brain Training: Mathacadabra
    Throughout history, great minds have been fascinated with mathematical puzzles, paradoxes and wonderments for the sheer joy of it. In this course, your child will kindle that spark of curiosity and passion for math beyond the “drudgery” of formalized step-by-step curriculum.  They’ll also put the “magic” in the math, literally, as they learn, practice and perform math-based magic tricks.
  7. Scienceologies: Mad Science!
    Conduct crazy physics experiments and create fascinating chemical potions. Your child will become a mad scientist with safe household products as you learn to perform a variety of experiments.
  8. So, You Wanna Be a YouTube Star?
    Want to be a YouTube sensation? Your child will learn the basics of making YouTube videos all the way from filming to editing. They will also create a plan for a YouTube channel so that they can become the next YouTube sensation.

So, Activ8! Summer Camp 2017 begins May 26th and runs 10 weeks through Summer. Spark your child’s imagination by building your own schedule from 200 Camps. in  7 Categories for ages 4 to 18.

Ready to Register? ACTIV8ER.com
Or Call: 706.507.8328

See you soon,
The 2017 Activ8! Staff