2024 · Arizona

Summer Camp

S.T.E.M. Classes For (entering) Grades 1-7

LAUNCH your kiddo to their full nerd potential with our weekly Summer STEM classes held June to July Summer 2024, on the Gilbert Eduprize campus in building 4! Your nerd will thrive as they learn about highly engaging STEM topics through metric tons of exciting hands-on activities!

Week long classes - June 3 to July 3, 2024
Half or Full Day

Week Long Summer Classes

$225

per class

Classes held weekly June 3 – July 3, 2024

Lunch is not provided. Please pack your own if attending all day.

Convenience

Sign up for week long classes individually in AM or PM sessions.

Half or Full Day

Sign up for an AM and a PM class to attend all day and stay through lunch.

Flexible

Take as many classes as you want to build your own summer.

Parent

Feedback

Word on the street.

Arizona

Location

Eduprize (Building 4) – Gilbert, AZ

Eduprize (Bldg 4)

Baseline & Stapley (Cooper)

1383 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85233

225 Per Class

Classes are purchased individually for $225. If you want your Nerd to stay all day, it will be $450 when you sign up for an AM and PM class. Remember to pack them a lunch (if staying all day), a water bottle, and snacks.

Split Payments

If your cart is over $250, you will see an option on the last checkout page to split your payment into 2 or 3 monthly payments!

  • 3 monthly Payments – option ends 4/1
    (34% now, 33% in 31 days, 33% in 62 days)
  • 2 monthly payments – option ends 5/1
    (50% now, 50% in 31 days)

*Refunds, full or partial, process only as Nerding account credits when using a split payment option. No cash refunds. Please only use this option if you fully intend to make each payment.

Discounts

Early Nerd Special (3 days only)

$30 OFF each class. Enjoy discounted pricing of $195 per class instead of $225 when you sign-up during the first three days of summer registration opening. Available March 8-10, 2024

Hands-On & Engaging

Our Classes

Grades 1-3 & 4-7
(based on grade entering next fall)

Grades 1-3

(based on grade entering next Fall)

Coding Mini-Games

Physical and digital games, games, and more games! Are you ready to join the exciting world of programming? In our “Coding Mini-Games” class, we will have a blast learning the basics of coding by making and playing interactive games.

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Dino Discovery

Mini Paleontologists delve into the past, touching real fossils and creating model fossils. Learn about dinosaur types, lifestyles, extinction, and fossil formation. Build a time machine, go on an ancient safari, write in your field journal, excavate a dino dig, and more!

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Music Science & Ukulele

UDATED this year with UKULELE! This awesome class is BACK with Mrs. Q, an amazing general ed music teacher! Learn about the science behind sound and music, discover instruments, learn ukulele basics, create your own crazy instruments and do sound experiments!

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Mythical Forest: Art & Engineering

Enter the mythical forest and use art and engineering to rescue mythical creatures. Create 3D clay sculptures, and tackle engineering design challenges. Develop problem-solving skills with the Engineering Design Process, learn about materials engineering and building techniques.

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Robotics

Get ready to code 3 different types of robots, Ozobot, Dash and Indi! Our robots can follow lines, detect colors, and be programmed using either paper and markers or a kid- friendly digital program. This class is fun and accessible for early coders!

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Rock Detectives

Embark on a geological adventure! Explore rocks, minerals, and fossils in a fun, hands-on way. Create edible rocks, grow dazzling crystals, and make mini volcanos. Dive into the world of spelunking and start a rock collection to show off. Curious young minds will love this playful, interactive class!

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Secrets of Slime

Dive into the squishy world of slime! Learn about states of matter, polymers, and molecule chains while making fluffy, clear, bubbling, and edible slime. We will even explore color mixing and bubbles! Fun and science combined!

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Space Explorers

Join the NERD Astronaut Training Program! Explore the solar system, experiment with cosmic forces, and launch rockets. Land Mars rovers, create comets, and build your own space station. Discover, imagine, and learn in this out-of-this-world adventure for star-gazers and adventurers alike!

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Use The Force

Unleash the FORCE in this physics class! Learn about forces, motion, and magnetism while creating pod racer tracks, exploring magnets, and building simple machines. Blend real science with sci-fi fun and even make your own (totally real) light sabers. A thrilling adventure for curious minds!

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Zoology

Hold LIVE animals! Learn all about amazing animals and use awesome digital microscopes to see the micro-world! From the jungle orangutans to the arctic polar bears, we will learn all about incredible animal species while doing fun, hands on science!

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Grades 4-7

(based on grade entering next Fall)

Virtual Reality: Design & Code

Learn the mechanics of how virtual reality (VR) works and develop your very own VR games! Code using a block-based coding language and create everything from digital zoos to obstacle courses then enter your games and 3D spaces using our VR headsets!

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Optical Science & Art

Ready to GLOW? Dive into the world of optical sciences as we make 3D glasses, glowing art, pinhole cameras, and even attempt to hide from an IR camera. Discover the fascinating optical properties of everyday items and learn how engineers are using light to create epic technologies.

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3D Printing & Design

Learn all about 3D printing, how it works, and learn the software skills you’ll need to create your own unique designs! Take home several mini-prints and watch your final project print on our 6 classroom 3D printers! Nerds love to repeat this class, so we are always updating the projects! Returning Nerds welcome!

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Wizard Science

Join Hognerds School of SCIENCE & Wizardry! Explore science through magical experiments like glowing slime, levitating spheres & more. Dress in wizard robes, craft your wand, and learn chemistry & physics in a fun, fantastical world. It’s not magic, it’s SCIENCE!

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Sphero: Robotics and Programming

Dive into robotics with Sphero, a powerful rolling robot! Learn coding fundamentals, program Sphero for maze competitions and challenges, build robo-boats, and explore the history of robotics. Perfect for code-loving, robot-enthusiast nerds!

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Speedster Physics

We have awesome flexible tracks for creating loops and stunt tracks! Design and build your own racers and show off your skills in speed, distance, and style in a friendly, supportive, and energetic environment! Test and tweak variables to optimize your design, and discover the science behind your cars & tracks.

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Electric Inventions

Learn the shocking secrets of electronic circuits and make inventions of your own using wire, copper tape, LEDs, motors, and batteries! Also use a fun tool called a Makey Makey to build fruit pianos, gummy game controllers, and wacky keyboards!

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Graphic Design: Make Shirts & Stickers

Master the art of graphic design using vector software to create custom t-shirts and stickers. Learn color balance, visual composition, and typography. Transform your designs into vinyl stickers and heat-pressed t-shirt prints, combining creativity and technology for artistic fun!

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Escape: Lost Cities

“Unlock” the secrets to ancient civilizations and lost cities and use that knowledge to crack codes, solve puzzles, and find keys! Inspired by the “Escape Room” concept, but no one gets locked in a room. Instead, we use our clues to break into our crazy lock boxes!

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Expert guidance

Certified Teachers

Our classes are designed and taught by Professional Teachers with years of experience.

Nerding's

Class Structures

How we run classes at each grade level.

Little Nerds

Grades 1st - 3rd

(based on grade entering next fall)

Our Little Nerd classes are engaging and exciting and vary greatly in content and structure, but in some form there is always an engaging, interactive lesson from the teacher, guided practice, and independent or small group work with help and support from peers and staff.

We usually begin the day with a team building activity and move into our first lesson. Next is a hands-on activity or project. Halfway through the class, kids will take a brief recess and snack break. A second lesson follows break and the kids will do another project/activity or continue one they were working on.

Bottom line: It’s hands-on, interactive, fun learning.

 

Big Nerds

Grades 4th - 7th

(based on grade entering next fall)

Our Big Nerds classes have 2 types: regular classroom classes and computer lab* classes. The regular classroom classes run very similarly in format to the Little Nerds classes, essentially lesson, building/work, break, lesson, building/work. It’s always fun and engaging with hands-on projects!

Our computer lab* classes are Graphic Design, Virtual Reality, Coding Games, and 3D Printing. All of them require design or coding software that we provide account access for. The class will be based around learning that software to design or code the assigned projects. In addition to instruction on the software, all of these classes include lessons about how to connect what we are learning to the real world. There may be some building of physical projects mixed in, and we will certainly take breaks, but the majority of the class is spent working in the lab.

*We strongly recommend against taking 2 computer lab classes in the same week. It’s too much sitting and screen time! Mix and match with a non-computer lab class if your nerd stays all day!

 

Be Prepared

What To Bring

Everyone Brings Water Bottle & Snack
We strongly suggest each child have a water bottle and a snack. We have snack breaks during each class. If you are looking for a new water bottle might we suggest the NERDING water bottle! You can pick it up on your first day of class!

Price = $20

Nerds Staying All Day: Bring Lunch
Only for kiddos staying all day. We have a supervised lunch that takes place between 12pm – 1pm. Food is not provided, so be sure and pack your own lunch and snacks. After we eat, we will do group activities and get your nerd to their next class.

STAYING ALL DAY?

Lunch Break Between Classes

Only for nerds taking an AM and a PM class.

Nerds Staying All Day: Bring Lunch
Only for kiddos staying all day. We usually have between 15-30 nerds for our supervised lunch, which takes place between 12pm – 1pm. Due to the AZ summer heat, we are always inside. Food is not provided, so be sure and pack your own lunch and snacks. Also, bring a water bottle. Indoor water fountains are easily accessible for refills and for those who forget their water bottle. After we eat, we will do supervised group activities. Usually we split into groups, watch Science Max up on the stage with the big projector, or hang out on the indoor lunch tables and play games. then get your nerd to their next class.

Every Friday

Nerd Showcase

Arrive 30 or 45min before end of class.

Every Friday, friends and families are invited in before class ends for a presentation by students about what they have learned. You get a chance to interact with what the nerds have created and built over the week.

Grades 1-3

AM Classes: 11:30-12:00 (30min)
PM Classes: 3:30-4:00 (30min)

Grades 4-7

AM Classes: 11:15-12:00 (45min)
PM Classes: 3:15-4:00 (45min)

each summer

Free Nerding Shirt

1 per Summer

The Orange Shirt!

On the Friday of your kiddos first class, they get a free Nerding shirt. Nerds LOVE these shirts. They are Next Level brand CVC 60/40 cotton/poly blend. Nice a soft. Be sure their shirt size is up to date in your profile! 

Procedures

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Eduprize, Gilbert AZ

Please park and walk up on day 1 to meet our directors and teachers and walk your kiddo to class. On subsequent days, you can drive up and drop off. Nerding teachers and staff will be out front and in the lobby to receive your nerd. You may drop-off no more than 15 minutes early. Pick up right on time!

Missing class or arriving late: call or text 833-637-3464