Cities are incredible feats of engineering. Giant skyscrapers made of steel and glass soars thousands of feet into the air. Cities began to form when farmers were able to make more food than they could eat, allowing other people to take up trades. Ancient cities were built to bring people together for protection, to promote trade, and improve efficiency. Over time, centralizing government, having art and culture centers, and bringing industries together to improve productivity all became key in development of cities. While many cities have developed over hundreds or even thousands of years, in modern times some cities, like Songdo in South Korea, are being built from the ground up in a very short time. Students will take up the role of a team of city planners, looking to design the best city in the world from the ground up.
In Building Cities Camp, students will explore civil, electrical, industrial, and environmental engineering. They will explore energy production, filtering of water filtration, and building structures.
Electronic Game Design: Tower Defense—Medieval Invaders
Our castle is being invaded by a neighboring kingdom! In this camp, students will create our own version of a Tower Defense game set in a far off medieval kingdom under siege by an army of knights! They will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then, they will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game.
Time : 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: XSTREAM Learning Center, Forest Heights Village, 2057 NW Miller Rd, Portland, OR 97229
Full day students must bring a nuts-free lunch. (drinking water provided)
Morning Care is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at $35/week.
After care is available from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm at $65/week.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning Course
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
12:00 -12:30 pm Lunch and Recess
12:30 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Course
2:00 – 2:15 pm Break
Remark: Camp Minimum Students are 3. If less than 3, the Camp will be cancelled or combined with other camps. Will notify parents 1 week before the camp starts.