Lansing's #1 STEAM Based
summer camp for grades 1st-8th


Welcome to tinkrCAMP!


tinkrCAMP is built for YOUR Maker, Inventor and Tinkerer. During tinkrCAMP your child can program a robot, learn how to use tools, and discover new hobbies.


Our summer camp program features innovative and hands-on learning, with instruction taught by actual teachers with fun camp activities.


Each camp is focused on a different aspect of STEAM so your kiddo can focus on exactly what they love whether it's Science, Robotics, Theater or Baking. 


In each weeklong session, you’ll explore what it means to be a Maker, make new friends, and build STEAM based skills that last long after summer.


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Elementary Camps

STEAM Week

Be An Inventor


Be A Scientist


Lego Masters


Mystery Camp

Middle School Camps

Cake Wars


Wearable Tech


Robotics





NOTE FOR REGISTRATION:
We want to help you avoid the Eventbrite fees.
Once you register we will send you an invoice to pay online.

Your registration IS NOT confirmed until this is paid.

Questions?        Email: Contact@tinkrLAB.com





Half Day Camps:

June 20th - 23rd

• Cake Wars •


June 20th - 23rd

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

5th - 8th Grade

Inspired by the multitude of cake decorating competitions we will put our own tinkrKIDS to the test!


Learn different decorating techniques every day from our skilled instructor and create your own masterpiece to see if you can win the Grand Prize!


We will supply all pieces needed to decorate and make your creations come to life. 



• Wearable Tech • 


June 20th - 23rd

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

5th - 8th Grade

This camp is a hands-on way to teach about not just circuits and sensors, but more complex concepts such as input versus output, switches, and resistance. Taking the things they love and use on a daily basis (a pillow, slippers, a shirt, hair accessory) and adding the technology component like lights, your budding fashion creator can bring their own ideas to life using circuits, conductive thread and a little imagination.







June 27th - 30th

• Lego Masters •


June 27th - 30th

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

3rd - 6th Grade

Does your kiddo LOVE building with LEGOs?


Do you think they have what it takes to become a LEGO MASTER?


Come accept the challenge and design amazing sculptures!


This engaging camp will focus on collaboration, LEGO building skills, creativity, problem solving, and architecture and design.




• Stop Motion Animation • 


June 27th - 30th

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

3rd - 6th Grade


Art can be many forms and all around us. Making a mini Stop Motion Animation movie that can be shared with friends and family will start the artistic creative process as we discover the many ways art can be enjoyed and created.


Students will learn the basics of storyboarding and scriptwriting, taking pictures for their animation, and then using the post-production and editing tools in the app to create an animation. 






June 11th - 14th

• Be A Scientist •


July 11th - 14th

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

1st - 5th Grade

What's better than learning about science? Getting messy while doing it!


Come for a day full of getting gooey and gross. Let them enjoy making the mess in OUR space and learn at the same time.


We are going to experiment with science and discovering all sorts of gross and slimy combinations. Remember to wear something that can get a little messy because this camp is HANDS ON.




• Be An Inventor • 


July 11th - 14th

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

1st - 5th Grade

At Be An Inventor tinkrCAMP, the kids take the wheel and create their own inventions. They learn about what an inventor is, what it means, and what you can do as an inventor. Then they come up with their own ideas and prototype it! Our own in house inventors will be on hand to answer questions and help with the prototyping.








July 18th - 21st

• Musical Theater Camp •


July 18th - 21st

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

1st - 4th Grade

Musical theater camp!


In this music and art filled camp, students will work together to brainstorm and create their own 5 minute musical! Each child will craft their own costume and props and the class will use materials to “set the scene” by creating a Set and background for their musical.


Performance day will be Thursday followed by a “cast party”!





• Mystery Camp • 


July 18th - 21st

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

1st - 4th Grade

Every day you will have to follow the clues to figure out what STEAM Project we will be working on. Working as a team you will use your detective skills and team work skills to uncover your project for the day!


We will do a project in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math throughout the week.








July 25th - 28th

• STEAM Camp •


July 25th - 28th

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

1st - 5th Grade

Do you have a kid that loves to make, invent, explore and be creative this camp is for them! TinkrCAMP is a full week of discovering STEAM while having fun. Each day at tinkrCAMP will have a new theme with a parent showcase at the end of the week to show off what your inventor has made all week.


They will learn about:


• Science – Reactions, chemistry and how science is used in daily life. Your mini mad scientist will perform experiments as they discover the thrills of Science.


• Technology – From coding to circuits, using Ozobots, Little Bits, Spheros and more, technology will be brought to life in a hands on technology focused day.


• Engineering – How are structures built? How can you make buildings? How are things put together? All of these things will be asked as we become engineers and design and create our own masterpieces.


• Arts – Art can be many forms and all around us. Making a mini Stop Motion Animation movie that can be shared with friends and family will start the artistic creative process as we discover the many ways art can be enjoyed and created.


• Math – Who would have ever thought that you use math in Magic?! Learning tricks and becoming a young magician will incorporate math and how much fun it can be! Be ready to be amazed as Math comes alive before your eyes!





• Slime Camp • 


July 25th - 28th

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

1st - 5th Grade

What is better for kids than SLIME?!?!?!


This entire week of camp will be focused on the ingredients, composition and reactions from SLIME!


Normal Slime - Color Changing Slime - Glitter Slime - Sensory Slime - Fluffy Slime... they will try it all.


Here's the best part though.. they will learn how to make MONEY by selling it.


Your child will create their own mini business and get the opportunity to sell their slime in our store.... and THEY keep the money!


From making the product, to designing the sales packaging and creating a mini commercial this week will be hands on from start to finish.


PLUS... the slime isn't in your house! What could be better than that?!

















August 1st - 4th

• Cake Wars •


August 1st - 4th

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

5th - 8th Grade

Inspired by the multitude of cake decorating competitions we will put our own tinkrKIDS to the test!


Learn different decorating techniques every day from our skilled instructor and create your own masterpiece to see if you can win the Grand Prize!


We will supply all pieces needed to decorate and make your creations come to life.





• Robotics • 


August 1st - 4th

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

5th - 8th Grade

Explore the worlds of robotics, engineering, and coding with the VEX Robotics Design System.


Get hands-on to build a frame and base for your robot and engineer wiring.


Your team will have to adapt your robot to compete in user-piloted challenges and obstacle courses, as well as autonomous robot challenges that will require programming using the ROBOTC software. Many of the activities are team-based to simulate real-world robotics competitions.




August 8th - 11th

• Dino Camp •


August 8th - 11th

9a - 12:30p (AM session)

1st - 5th Grade

Dino week at tinkrCAMP is all about getting hands on with the dinos you love. During this week of camp you will:


- Build your own model dinosaur kits to take home


- Create your dinosaur habitat


- Learn about the dinosaurs you are building


- Get hands on as you excavate your own dinosaur fossils


- Create what you think a dinosaur should have looked like


and more!


















• STEAM Camp • 


August 8th - 11th

12:30pm - 4pm (PM session)

1st - 5th Grade

Do you have a kid that loves to make, invent, explore and be creative this camp is for them! TinkrCAMP is a full week of discovering STEAM while having fun. Each day at tinkrCAMP will have a new theme with a parent showcase at the end of the week to show off what your inventor has made all week.


They will learn about:


• Science – Reactions, chemistry and how science is used in daily life. Your mini mad scientist will perform experiments as they discover the thrills of Science.


• Technology – From coding to circuits, using Ozobots, Little Bits, Spheros and more, technology will be brought to life in a hands on technology focused day.


• Engineering – How are structures built? How can you make buildings? How are things put together? All of these things will be asked as we become engineers and design and create our own masterpieces.


• Arts – Art can be many forms and all around us. Making a mini Stop Motion Animation movie that can be shared with friends and family will start the artistic creative process as we discover the many ways art can be enjoyed and created.


• Math – Who would have ever thought that you use math in Magic?! Learning tricks and becoming a young magician will incorporate math and how much fun it can be! Be ready to be amazed as Math comes alive before your eyes!




What Ages is tinkrCAMP For?

tinkrCAMP is for students going into grades 1st -8th this fall. However, some exceptions can be made to this depending on the tinkrCAMP session.

What's Included in the Camp Cost?

Each week of camp will include several hands-on activities that campers will create and take home at the end of the week. 

Who Teaches tinkrCAMP?

All tinkrCAMP sessions are lead by actual classroom teachers. Each of our teachers is well trained, CPR and First Aid Certified. Our staff to camper ratio is 10 to 1.

 What is the tinkrCAMP time frame?

tinkrCAMP sessions run Monday through Thursday.
Half day camps run from 9:00am - 12:30p and 12:30p - 4:00p • You are able to register your child for morning and afternoon sessions. 

Do I Provide Lunch?

You will need to send your Elementary camper with a sack lunch each day if they are staying for both sessions. They will be able to eat this at their leisure during camp sessions. Also send a water bottle and snacks if your camper will need that. At this time we do not have the option for a camp provided lunch.

What is tinkrCAMP Cancellation Policy?

Cancellations:  I understand and agree that I may only cancel my student’s registration until 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the start date of the camp for which my student is registered. I must make my cancellation by sending an email to contact@tinkrlab.com (please note “Cancellation” in the subject line) or by calling 517-233-1524. If my student cannot attend a session for which they are registered and I do not notify tinkrLAB more than 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the camp session date, it will be considered a withdrawal/no show and I will be responsible for full payment of all fees associated with my student’s registration for that camp. NOTE: If a medical emergency occurs less than 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the start of the course in which your student is registered, preventing your student from attending the camp, please call 517-233-1524 and we will work with you to try to get your student registered in another camp.

Changes:
I understand and agree that I am, without penalty, able to make changes to my student’s registration including but not limited to location, date or camp session, so long as the changes are made more than 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the start date of the originally scheduled camp my student was registered for. If there are twenty-one (28) days or less until the start of the originally scheduled course, I agree to pay an additional $35 administration fee.

Refunds:
If I cancel my student’s registration by sending an email as set forth above, more than 4 weeks prior to the start date the session I am cancelling, I understand and agree that the amount I paid for the cancelled registration, less a nonrefundable administrative fee of $35, will be refunded to me. I agree that refunds will NOT be issued for withdrawals/no shows, cancellations made less than 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the start date of the session cancelled, and improperly made cancellations. I also understand and agree that refunds will NOT be issued for early withdrawal or dismissal due to absences (for any reason) including sickness, behavioral dismissals, power failures, weather, and unforeseeable events not within the control of tinkrLAB or other acts of nature. If students leave a program early for any reason, the tuition is not prorated and no refund will be issued, including partial refunds. If tinkrLAB must cancel a session and cannot find a suitable alternative at an adjacent location, a full refund will be made to the client.

Can I make Payment Arrangements?

We do offer the option to make payment arrangements.  There will be a required deposit of 50% of the total camp cost due at registration. Then there will be two (2) additional payments automatically billed to the credit/debit card used at registration. Each payment will be equal to 25% off the total camp registration. Each payment will be processed on the first of the month.

All tinkrCAMP registrations must be paid in full no later than June 1st, 2020. Depending on when you register, the deposit and remaining payments will be adjusted to how many automatic payment dates are remaining.

Should you need to adjust the payment date or make alternate payment arrangements, changes must be made by emailing contact@tinkrlab.com or by calling 517-233-1524. These changes must be made at least ten (10) days prior to the payment date. Should payment changes be made less than ten (10) days before the payment date, tinkrCAMP will not be responsible for any overdraft or NSF fees associated with the transaction.

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