Potterpalooza, Summer Performing Arts Workshop, and Bricks 4 Kidz Camps

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Summer Performing Arts Workshop (SPAW)

SPAW (Summer Performing Arts Camp) is a program for students ages 7-18 interested in the performing arts.

This is a two week program that will meet in the Mercyhurst Performing Arts Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday June 12-23. Students will be grouped according to age. Each group will receive classes daily in dance, music, and theatre. On Friday, June 23rd, students will perform a showcase for family and friends in the Performing Arts Center.

WHERE: MPS
WHEN:
June 12-23 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AGES: Ages 7-18
COST: $150
CONTACT: Read complete details or email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

Potterpalooza: A Week of Magic

FullSizeRender.jpgDuring the Week of Magic, students will be sorted into houses and will attend various Harry Potter themed classes such as herbology, PLR (Professor Lockhart’s Reenactments), potions, astronomy and so much more. Young witches and wizards will gather at the Mercyhurst Prep campus of Hogwarts and will take excursions to the “castle” at Mercyhurst University.  Students should dress for a variety of indoor/outdoor games and activities, and are welcome to dress in costume. Bring a bagged lunch; snacks and beverages will be provided.

WHERE: MPS
WHEN:
July 17-21 and July 24-28 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
AGES: 5-14
COST: $150 ($140 each for siblings) and includes a camp tee shirt.
CONTACT: Read complete details or email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

Bricks 4 Kidz Camp

bricks4kidzWHERE: MPS
CONTACT: Read complete details or email twyman@mpslakers.com for more information.
REGISTER: Register Online

Please see below for details on each camp.

Students can register for only the morning or afternoon or the full day with both camps.

EV3 Robotics Camp
DATES:
June 19-23 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AGES: ages 9 and up
COST: $100
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick. Test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, or a creating a mouse trap.  Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at best!
LEGO® and MINDSTORMS are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Stop Motion Movie Making Camp
DATES: June 19-23 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
AGES: ages 9 and up
COST: $100
Light, cameras, LEGO® action!  Use LEGO® bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters!  In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation.  Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more.  When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don’t miss your chance to be a movie producer!
LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Mining & Crafting Camp
DATES: July 10-14 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AGES: 
ages 5 and up
COST:
$100
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens. Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun camp. Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® bricks. Students will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game.
LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group and Mojang © 2009-2013. “Minecraft” are trademarks of Notch Development AB of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these programs.

Galaxies Far Away Space Camp
DATES: July 10-14 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
AGES:
 ages 5 and up
COST:
$100
Join us on an adventurous journey through space! We’ll build motorized models and brick characters that represent spacecraft from Star Wars.  Build the Redstone Rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Travel back in time to build NASA’s Gemini Capsule. Trust your astronaut’s building skills to pilot a spacecraft that will bring you back to Earth safely.  Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away!