Camp Activities

FIRSTEP offers 4 incredible weeks for students grades 1st - 8th. Students can participate in full day or half day camps. Campers will participate in a variety of hands-on activities and below illustrates what those are. The activities will be tailored per age group.

There are no prerequisites for any of the weeks.

Full Day Activities

NEW! Video Game Designer
Lego Builder
Lego Robotics Challenge
Junk Yard Wars
Engineering 101
VEX Robotics Challenge

Half Day Activities

NEW! Video Game Designer
Robotics Challenge
Lego Builder
Junk Yard Wars

NEW! Video Game Designer

Do you like playing Video Games? Would you like to learn how to make your own? In FIRSTEP's newest activity students will learn the basic fundamentals of software development to make their very own video games. Students will be able to save their games online to show to their family and friends.




Lego Builder

Do you like playing with Legos? Have you ever tried to build the tallest tower, longest bridge, or even a city? In Lego Builder we will teach you how to build anything your imagination can come up with and show you how to make it bigger, stronger and withstand simulated natural disasters.




Lego Robotics Challenge

Take the next step forward by building your very own Lego Robot that will complete specially designed tasks. This challenge develops skills through teamwork and one-on-one mentor guidance. It also teaches basic programming skills using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface via the Lego Mindstorms 2.0. Students will work in groups with a mentor to assist them in competing in a series of tasks with a Lego Robot.




Junk Yard Wars

Have you ever built something out of simple household items? Have you ever tested those creations to see how much weight they can hold or how much impact that can take? In Junk Yard Wars you will be given various items that you can find around the house to do just that.




Engineering 101

Have you ever wanted to build your own rocket to fly 200 feet in the air? In Engineering 101 students will be given a task, taught the engineering behind it, and will discover how to complete their task.




VEX Robotics Challenge

In one week students will create a remote-controlled robot that will play in a specifically designed game. Students will experience the same prototyping, manufacturing and competition as real engineers do. Students will work together in groups with a mentor to build their VEX robot.