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Winter 2018 afterschool programming

At Zero Day Camp, kids have fun while learning the fundamentals of computer science. We focus on the creative and problem-solving aspects of computer science, and using the tools of computing to understand the world around us. All skill levels are supported and instruction is tailored to meet your child where they are.

Elementary and Middle  Interactive Theater Mondays

In this 10 session class, campers will work in groups to develop a theatrical production starting with developing a storyline and culminating in a finished piece. Campers will explore theatrical and multimedia tools such as Scratch, video, live acting, and stop motion animation as well as craft and making skills such as puppetry and sewing to develop their final projects. Projects will be camper driven with final projects presented during a mini-festival at the final class.

This class is open to 3rd – 8th graders. Pick up from PS 9 is available after dismissal. Time is allotted for homework, snack, and some downtime before the class starts.

The winter session runs for 10 weeks starting on January 8th and runs through March 26th from 4 – 5:30.

Register here for Elementary Interactive Theater Mondays

Young Inventors

During this class, young campers will explore and learn about the world around them. Campers will be exposed to developmentally appropriate and interactive hands-on activities to learn the building blocks of circuits, simple machines, coding, and craft. Activities are geared to be camper interest driven.

This class is open to K – 2nd graders. Pick up from PS 9 is available after dismissal. Time is allotted for homework, snack, and some downtime before the class starts.

The winter session runs for 11 weeks starting on January 9th and runs through March 27th from 4 – 5:30.

Register here for Young Inventors

Code Club

Come learn coding and computer programming during our Code Club classes. Campers will use various online tools such as Scratch to create games, animations, and more. Activities are differentiated to meet your child’s skills and all levels are welcome.

This class is open to 3rd – 5th graders. Pick up from PS 9 is available after dismissal. Time is allotted for homework, snack, and some downtime before the class starts.

The winter session runs for 11 weeks starting on January 10th and runs through March 28th from 4 – 5:30.

Register Here for Code Club

Middle School Mechatronics Fridays

This spring we’re continuing to work on a few different mechatronic/robotics projects – a “Magic: The Gathering” vending machine for the shop, an autonomous PowerWheels car with LIDAR and miscellaneous other projects. We’ll be learning and using Python and Blockly to program Arduino, Micro:Bit and EV3 microcontrollers.

Participants are expected to arrive at and leave from our storefront location at 820 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. This series will meet every Friday for nine sessions in the winter starting Friday, January 5th and continuing until Friday, March 23rd.  We will not meet February 19th (Lunar New Year) and February 23rd (Winter break).

Register Here for Middle School Mechatronics Fridays