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Lavner Camps

Our friends at Lavner have even more awesome camps available this year at Germantown Academy!

Lavner Weekly Schedule

POKÉMON CAMP WITH GAMES, STRATEGIES, & COMPETITIONS

Become the ultimate Pokémon trainer!  Discover the secrets of Pokémon while creating the ultimate team! Find out how to most effectively battle your friends so you can come out on top! At camp, you will join in Pokémon card games using your own decks and online simulators, in addition to battling against AI and other campers! Learn how to take your Pokémon battling skills to the next level by learning what Pokémon types and moves are effective against your opponents. Each day, you will learn new and improved ways to utilize your Pokémon team to its full potential. Exciting tournaments take place each week!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning about the history of Pokémon including legendary Pokémon such as Mew, Groudon, Kyogre and more, exploring Pokémon types, move effectiveness, strategy, and counters, building skills in multiple dimensions of gameplay, diving into tournaments and competitions, and more! At the end of the week, campers can go home with boosted self-confidence and a deeper understanding of the popular game.

Camp Take-Homes: Certificate of Excellence – Pokémon Camp with Games, Strategies, and Competitions, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 6-10 years
Dates: June 20-23

Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $559.20

CODING CAMP 101 WITH SCRATCH

Get a head start in coding. Gain great experience with computer science using Scratch, a program designed by the MIT Media Lab, to code, create, and share projects. Scratch uses a custom programming language that’s easy to understand. By moving and combining blocks of code, you’ll develop your own super cool animation projects. You can also make your animations interactive by including instructions, designing your character’s costumes, adding unique background images and sounds, and programming characters to dance, sing, talk, and more!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include preparing for success in coding, improving logical thinking skills, and building creativity and design skills.

Camp Take-Homes: At least two projects, Certificate of Excellence – Coding 101 Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 6-10 years
Dates: July 3 – 7; July 17 – 21; August 7 – 11
Time: 9am - 3:30pm

Fee: $749, *$599.20 (July 3 – 7)

INTRO TO GAME DESIGN CAMP

Don't just play games..create them.  Create your own video games and apps that are compatible with PC, Android™ and/or iOS devices. This camp is a perfect opportunity for aspiring game designers to come away with added skills, knowledge, awesome projects, and lots of accomplishments! In addition to using objects and scenery, you can manipulate the design of objects or make your own. You’ll also be able to expand the games and apps to multiple frames and scenes, resulting in a complete multi-level arcade or platform game/app.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include a chance to manage a project from start to finish, explore programming logic, and build skills in animation and design.

Camp Take-Homes: At least two video games, Certificate of Excellence – Intro to Game Design, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 6-10 years
Dates: July 24 - 28
Time: 9am - 3:30pm

Fee: $749

ROBOTICS LEAGUE: BATTLES & COMPETITIONS WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS

Join us for a week of exciting tournament events and RoboWars!  Design, build, customize, and battle robots every day!

Build Awesome Robots.  By the end of day one, you’ll be battling and racing with your finished prototypes! You can build from a variety of instructions or design your own robots from the ground up.

Test Your Robot in the Arena.  Each day, you’ll be able to compete in battles and other events such as races and obstacle courses.

Upgrade Your Robot.  After battles and challenges, you can create addons, defenses, and upgrades to make your robots stronger, tougher, or faster.

Learn While Having a Great Time.  Camp is action-packed with tons of excitement, competitions, and fun. Plus, getting experience building, experimenting, and even coding makes camp a great educational experience too.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on building, epic competitions, and working as part of a team.

Camp Take-Homes: Lavner Robotics League Trophy, a Certificate of Excellence – Robotics League, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 6-12 years
Dates: June 26 – 30; July 3 – 7; July 17 – 21; July 24 – 28; July 31 – August 4
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $749; *$599.20 (July 3 – 7)

3D INNOVATION & DESIGN WITH MINECRAFT CAMP

At the ultimate MinecraftTM Camp, utilize your creativity, learn and improve your skills, and work individually or collaboratively in an exclusive virtual world on our own private servers! 

*Each camper is required to have a Minecraft Account (Java Edition) for camp.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include individual/multi-player builds, installing and using mods, survival & scratch crafting recipes, customizing Minecraft™ maps, utilizing Redstone & electrical circuits, game design, working with multiplayer servers, building competitions, and weekly Minecraft™ tournaments!

Camp Take-Homes: Camp project(s), Certificate of Excellence – Minecraft Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 20 – 23; July 10 – 14; July 31 – August 4; August 7 – 11
Time: 9am - 3:30
Fee: $749; *$599.20 (July 3 - 7)

MINECRAFT CAMP WITH HARRY POTTER-THEMED BUILDS & EVENTS

The Magic of Minecraft™ at Your Fingertips. At Minecraft™ – Harry Potter Custom Builds & Events, get immersed in the world of Harry Potter within Minecraft™ by designing and building some of the famous buildings from the Harry Potter universe, using redstone to create magic special effects, as well as using a custom magic plugin to design and create magic Harry Potter-themed mini-games.

*Each camper is required to have a Minecraft Account (Java Edition) for camp.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include building and designing re-creations of Harry Potter builds, utilizing Redstone to design special effects to enhance the builds, going on an epic Harry Potter-themed adventure, experimenting with a custom magic plugin, and using the magic plugin to design custom mini-games for the end of the week!

Camp Take-Homes: Camp project(s), Certificate of Excellence – Harry Potter Minecraft, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages 7-12
Dates: June 26 – 30; July 17 – 21
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $749

ROBLOX CAMP WITH DESIGN & COMPETIONS

Build Skills.  Compete.  Have Fun.  Repeat. At Roblox Camp, you will design and create your own 3D worlds. Choosing from a variety of different templates, you can select the type of world and customize your environment. Add awesome features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, clocks, traps, power ups, and customized terrain! With so many options to include, you can create a game that is unique, fast-paced, and fun! Lessons in camp cover LUA Programming to power different features in Roblox. You will also learn how to add characters to their environment and even learn how to hatch their own Roblox pet.

*Campers are required to arrive with their own Roblox account for a PC – they are free to create.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include exposure to building, engineering, and programming, as well as practice collaborating with others in multiplayer servers and tournament competitions!

Camp Take-Homes: Certificate of Excellence – Roblox Game Design Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 20 – 23; July 17 – 21; July 31 – August 4
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Fee: $749; *$599.2 (June 20 – 23)

VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR YOUTUBE CAMP

WOW Your Friends and Family! At YouTube® Camp – Video Production, learn the exciting process of creating a successful vlog/video for YouTube®! Identify an audience, create a brand, brainstorm a creative format, produce engaging content, and create at least one YouTube®-style video.

Utilizing the hands-on format of this course, you’ll learn the skills you need to create your own vlog/video for YouTube®. Sample topics may include Minecraft Tutorials, Video Game Walkthroughs, Technology Unboxing, Product Reviews, How-To Videos, Fashion Videos, Travel Vlogs, Lifestyle Tips, and so much more! You’ll receive lots of guidance and instruction from our rockstar instructors and also have the opportunity to collaborate with other passionate campers.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include scripting, acting, filming, using green screens, creating special effects, editing, and more!

Camp Take-Homes: Your YouTube Style Video Projects, Certificate of Excellence – Video Production for YouTube, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 26 – 30; June 10 – 14; July 24 – 28
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $749

ALL-GIRLS STEAM CAMP

Join us for an action-packed week of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! With exciting and unique topics each day, campers will get exposure to a wide variety of STEAM learning. Check out our topics below!

Monday – (S) Science Labs.
Experience the fun of hands-on learning using our virtual and in-person science labs. Explore some of the most exciting topics in science today!

Tuesday – (T) The Future of Technology.
Have you ever thought about what 2050 will look like? How about 2450? Dive into the next generation ideas, inventions, and advancements, and learn about some of the exceptional women leading the charge in this space!

Wednesday(E) Engineer like the greats!
After exploring the world of female engineers, you’ll get to choose an engineering track inspired by an influential woman. Maybe you want to build a bridge like Emily Roebling, assemble circuits like Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga, or even operate a robotic arm as Kalpana Chawla did.

Thursday(A) Bridging Art and Technology.
Create a work of art that honors prominent women from the profession. Women such as Frida Khalo, Aisha Galimbaeva, Augusta Savage, Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Georgia O’Keefe, and many more! Re-imagine popular works of art by these notable women. By the end of the week you will have your own artist adaptation in the form of a 3D print!

Friday – (M) The Power of Math.
Friday is all about the power of real-world math. Discover how math can be used to help you do things like start a business, understand basic finance, build problem solving skills, and even identify the patterns behind hit songs. Math is an incredibly powerful tool, and when used the right way, it can help you unlock incredible discoveries and truly change your life!

Ages: 7-10
Dates: June 20 – 23; August 7 – 11
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599.20 (June 20 – 23); $749

SPACE EXPLORATION

Your Mission Awaits. We’re headed to space! Join Lavner Camps Space Exploration for a week’s worth of fun where you can build, explore, learn, and have a blast! During the week, you’ll be sent on specially developed fun and exciting space missions that will grow your knowledge in physics, rocketry, astronomy, and math. Each day, you’ll receive new challenges and missions that keep camp exciting and fresh. Missions have multiple options for campers of different levels.

Valuable Learning Opportunities during missions include designing and 3D printing spaceships, rocket launching with Roblox, building a rover, and more!

Camp Take-Homes: 3D Printed Spaceship, Certificate of Excellence – Space Exploration, 2023 Special Edition T-Shirt,  and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard

Ages: 7-11
Dates: July 3 – 7; July 31 – August 4
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $749; *$599.2 (July 3 – 7)

SPY TECH CAMP

Explore New Missions for 2023 at the World’s Leading Spy Tech Camp! In this action-packed camp, take your technology skills to the next level by participating in exciting spy missions throughout the week. Agents will fly virtual drones, create surveillance systems, encrypt messages, and much more! In Roblox, test your spy skills in games with other campers like our one of a kind Capture the Flag game, iSpy, Hide and Seek, and others. Each new topic is utilized for a spy mission, creating a one-of-a-kind camp experience that enhances skills in technology, leadership, and more!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining exposure to data analysis, logical thinking, high-tech collaboration, Morse Code, and Scratch or Python Coding!

Camp Take-Homes: Certificate of Excellence – Spy Tech Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 7-12
Dates: June 20 – 23; July 10 – 14; August 7 – 11
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $749, *$599.20 (June 20-23)

GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMP–CUSTOM CONVERSE SNEAKERS

Create the Next Big Brand. Express your creativity and learn practical and technical computer skills by launching your very own brand and apparel line! Using graphic design software, complement your creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions. Create your own custom designs for a pair of white Converse sneakers and two shirts!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining knowledge of typography and pure design elements like colors, shapes, and images, as well as maximizing design skills to organize and convey information, and produce clean and effective work products.

Camp Take-Homes: Custom Converse Sneakers with your customized design, Portfolio of your Design Work, Certificate of Excellence – Graphic Design with Converse, 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 8-12
Dates: June 26 – 30
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $849

GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMP–CUSTOM HOODIES & T-SHIRTS

Tell Your Story.  Custom Hoodie?  Check.  Custom T-Shirt?  Check.  Let’s Go! Express your creativity and learn practical and technical design skills to create your own custom brand and awesome apparel. Craft cool design concepts, make a portfolio, and add your favorite designs to your very own custom hoodie and T-Shirt.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include enhancing technical graphic design skills, building self-confidence, expressing yourself, and owning the design process.

Camp Take-Homes: Custom Hoodie and Custom T-Shirt (Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery), Portfolio of your Design Work, Certificate of Excellence – Graphic Design, 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt,  and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 8-12
Dates: July 10 – 14
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $799

MINECRAFT CAMP– WORLD BUILDER & COMPETITIONS

Take Your Minecraft Skills to the Next Level. As one of the world’s leading Minecraft™ Camps, we offer Minecraft™ World Builder for campers with Minecraft™ experience who want to dive deeper into intermediate/advanced gameplay and map construction. You will work in teams to complete large-scale cooperative projects, and participate in survival challenges and mini-game competitions. Learn how to do cool things like install and work with mods, make advanced Redstone circuits, and use command blocks. Each day, you will be presented with a new survival challenge and a new construction goal. On Thursdays and Fridays build mini-games and participate in weekly tournaments! The excitement is off the charts!

*Each camper is required to have a Minecraft Account (Java Edition) for camp.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include building survival skills, advanced Redstone lessons, learning how to use command blocks, high level teamwork and communication, and tournament competitions!

Camp Take-Homes: Camp project(s), Certificate of Excellence – Minecraft Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 10-14
Dates: July 3 – 7; July 24 – 28
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $749; *$599.2 (July 3 – 7)

CODING CAMP WITH PYTHON

Make an Impact With Python™. Code cool graphics, games, and programs! Benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python™ that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python™, you can often write code quicker, allowing you to produce results in a shorter period of time.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include practicing essential programming concepts, developing logical thinking skills, and coding impressive and entertaining projects taught throughout the week!

Camp Take-Homes: At least one Python Project, Certificate of Excellence – Python Coding Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 10-14
Dates: July 31 – August 4
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $849

STEM & MEDICINE CAMP

Calling all future medical professionals! STEM plays a huge role in the research, development, and practice of medicine. From understanding how viruses attach to cells, to learning how to better fight them, to 3D modeling prosthetics that help change lives, there’s lots of science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into modern medicine. Whether you’re using math to model the potential impact of a pandemic or learning about the technology behind mRNA vaccines, you’ll have to call upon a number of STEM disciplines to achieve the best possible results and help the most people.

In this camp, you’ll be immersed in interesting disciplines and have the chance to explore the fascinating advancements and the latest technology in the world of medicine. Hands-on activities will help you to put concepts into practice. You’ll get to 3D model a prosthetic, perform a virtual simulated surgery, write code, and more.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include developing skills in cutting edge topics including robotics, 3D modeling, and coding, increasing your understanding of new and widely used medical technologies, collaborating with peers with a passion for STEM, and so much more!

Camp Take-Homes: Certificate of Excellence – STEM and Medicine, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 10-14
Dates: June 26 – 30; July 10 – 14; July 24 – 28
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $799

ROBOTICS CAMP WITH VEX IQ

Next-Level Robotics. Using VEX® IQ , this camp offers the next level of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows you to build complex robots with tons of motors (12 ports!), advanced gears and pulley systems, high-tech sensors, and enhanced controllability. VEX® IQ robots also make use of both a vertical programming language similar to Scratch, and ROBOTC, the standard for educational robotics and competitions. This gives you experience using the same programs used by middle school, high school, and even college robotics teams nationwide!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include developing skills in mechanics, engineering, and logical thinking.

Camp Take-Homes: Certificate of Excellence -VEX Robotics Camp, a 2023 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Ages: 10-14
Dates: July 3 – 7; July 17 – 21; August 7 – 11
Time:9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $799; *$639.20 (July 3 – 7)