Summer 2022 Camps
Our Art, Music, Sport and Tech Hands-on learning activities are designed to help today's students build skills for the creative and digital economy-critical thinking. Collaboration, communication, curiosity, problem solving and invention!
Week 1: Frisbee Golf- We will be exploring the various Frisbee disc golf courses in our local area and perfecting our game. Campers may bring their own discs or use one of the many discs we have available.
Week 2: Badminton and Pickleball – Learn the basics of each of these fun and challenging sports. Campers may come with their own equipment or use racquets we have here at WA Prep. We will be traveling to different courts in the Bothell area.
Week 3 July 25-29: Ultimate Frisbee- Come play this rigorous Frisbee game. If you are new to this sport, you will learn the foundational rules. If you are familiar with this game, come and practice your skills and have fun.
Week 1: Drawing Exploration
In this 1-week mini course students will learn foundational drawing skills with non-traditional approaches such as life size scale and drawing blind. Multiple types of media such as pencil, charcoal and ink will be used.
Week 2: Dive into Painting
In this 1-week mini course students will explore painting involving all things water, both as a subject and vehicle for watercolors and acrylics. Learn how to create textural effects, use brush techniques and layering that will enhance your subject matter.
Week 3: Design Discovery
In this 1-week mini course students will employ a variety of materials to make artwork that focuses on experimental design. Think plaster casting, tie-dye and printmaking where the element of chance is as important as the artist’s vision.
Coding+ Music: Digital Music with Python: Offered Week 1 (7/11-7/15) & Week 3 (7/5-7/29)
Make beats and code in Python using Earsketch! Earsketch is a cloud-based API (application programming interface) that teaches coding through music composition. Compose cool and interesting music while learning the basics of computer science. No experience needed, beginner to intermediate levels.
Guitar & Ukulele: Offered Weeks 1, 2, & 3.
Learn to play guitar and ukulele this summer! The camp will cover chords, scales, TAB, note reading, and playing your favorite songs. Make great music in the sun! All levels welcome.
Coding + Art: Digital Art with Python: Offered Week 2 (7/18-7/22)
Learn basic computer science concepts in a fun, artistic, and interactive way. Gain digital art and programming skills using the python programming language. Starting slowly, we will learn how to use loops, variables, logic, and other concepts to bring your artistic visions to life! Complete beginner to intermediate level.
Robotics & Engineering
Get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The classes will includes everything you need to complete five overarching projects consisting of 16 interconnected circuits that teach everything from blinking an LED to reading sensors. The culminating project is your very own autonomous robot! No previous programming or electronics experience is required to use this kit.
Instructor lead, step-by-step instructions with circuit diagrams and hookup tables for building each project and circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided, new concepts and components are explained at point of use, and troubleshooting tips offer assistance if something goes wrong.
The class does not require any soldering and is recommended for beginners ages 10 and up who are looking for an introduction to robotics and programming. We are taking an entirely different approach to teaching embedded electronics; components are introduced in the context of the circuit you are building, and each circuit builds upon the last, leading up to a project that incorporates all of the components and concepts introduced throughout the class. With new parts and a completely new strategy, even if you've used the Arduino or the C language before, you're in for a brand-new experience!
Build five projects encompassing the 16 circuits. At the center of this camp is one core philosophy: that anyone can (and should) play around with electronics. When you’re done with your first week, you will have built five great projects and acquired the know-how to create countless more. Now enough talk — let’s start something!
We believe that an understanding of electronics is a core literacy that opens up a world of opportunities in the fields of robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), engineering, fashion, medical industries, environmental sciences, performing arts and more. This guide is designed to explore the connection between software and hardware, introducing Arduino code and electronic parts as they are used in the context of building engaging projects. The circuits in this camp progress in difficulty as new concepts and components are introduced. Completing each circuit means much more than just “experimenting”; you will walk away with a fun project you
can use — and a sense of accomplishment that is just the beginning of your electronics journey.
-The Arduino IDE
-Inventory of Parts
PROJECT 1: LIGHT 12
-Circuit 1A: Blinking an LED
-Circuit 1B: Potentiometer
-Circuit 1C: Photoresistor
-Circuit 1D: RGB Night-Light
PROJECT 2: SOUND 36
-Circuit 2A: Buzzer
-Circuit 2B: Digital Trumpet
-Circuit 2C: “Simon Says” Game
PROJECT 3: MOTION 53
-Circuit 3A: Servo Motors
-Circuit 3B: Distance Sensor
-Circuit 3C: Motion Alarm
PROJECT 4: DISPLAY 71
-Circuit 4A: LCD “Hello, World!”
-Circuit 4B: Temperature Sensor
-Circuit 4C: “DIY Who Am I?” Game
PROJECT 5: ROBOT 88
-Circuit 5A: Motor Basics
-Circuit 5B: Remote-Controlled Robot
-Circuit 5C: Autonomous Robot
GOING FURTHER - Invent Something!