2024 · Arizona

Summer Camp

S.T.E.M. Classes For 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!

5 weeks of classes - June 3 to July 3, 2024

IMPORTANT 2024 UPDATES!

Schedule Posts 3/2, Register 3/8 @ 10am!

Early Nerd Special $30 OFF each class! (first 3 days only)

For the first 3 days of registration, all classes will be discounted to $195 per class (reg. $225). Our 2024 summer schedule of classes will post on March 2nd, so you can plan out your summer and get ready for registration on March 8th!
Half or Full Day

Summer Class Format

$225

$195

per class

Early Nerd Special: $195 per class for first 3-days only.

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 for lunch.

Flexible

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

Parent

Feedback

Word on the street.

"My daughter had the BEST time in Survival STEM Challenge online class! She loved participating each day. Every time I watched her she was fully engaged, learning and giggling with the class. I love that you were able to transition these in-person classes and make them just as interesting for the students to take virtually. The independent projects were fun for her to do on her own, or with us. Such a great way to keep them thinking and learning while stuck at home. Thank you!

Nicole

Virtual Classes | May 2020

"My kids LOVE Nerding classes and pester me each year to make sure I sign them up. The classes are so well run and I'm amazed at how many talented and amazing teachers they have on staff. We can't wait for the online classes!"

Amy

Virtual Classes | June 2020

"My family LOVES Nerding classes! Our oldest daughter took her first Nerding class four years ago, which sparked her love for everything STEM related, and since then, she and her sister have become total science nerds! "

Gia

Virtual Classes | May 2020

“As a woman with a Masters Degree in a science educational field, it’s vital to me that I surround my 3 daughters with strong women STEM role models at a young age to build their STEM confidence. NERDING has been life changing for their STEM IQ, passion for science, confidence development, and vision for STEM careers that they are truly capable of. On top of that, it’s unbelievably fun!!”

Joy

Virtual Classes | June 2020

"We have Have been die-hard fans of Nerding for 5 years. Their in-person classes are top notch and I'm confident they will rock this online learning space too! I can't believe how fast they put this all together! -Update: Now that our son has taken the online class we signed up for, we were right, Nerding has delivered a great live online learning experience. Thank you!!"

Grant S.

Summer Camp | 2016

"My daughter always feels empowered to use her brain in new ways after Nerding. She learns way more than is taught in the class and we I can't wait to build on her "homeschooling" with Nerding this spring!"

Hilary

Summer Camp | 2016 - 2019

“These are the BEST classes and his Nerding teacher is AMAZING! My third grade son absolutely loves science and these classes engage his interest and thinking skills at a whole new level! He is always eager to share with me what he did and the concepts learned in class each week. Thanks for all that you do!”

Alice

After School Classes | 2018

“R LOVED the classes and I really liked coming to his final day to watch his rocket launch for Space Science. You are fantastic. You have such a fun adventurous spirit and I think the kids really respond to that. R actually modified his rocket for his first ever science project. He retained the information and loved it.”

Julie

Summer Camp | 2018

“M LOVED it. He learned a TON and you built so much background knowledge into their brains that it will come back to them as they learn more and more about space! Bottom line for me is that if M loved it, and felt safe and confident about his experience, it was a win for all of us! He will be back!”

Kathleen

Summer Camp | 2019

Arizona

Location

Eduprize bldg 4 – Gilbert, AZ

Eduprize (Bldg 4)

Baseline & Stapley (Cooper)

1383 E Baseline Rd Gilbert, AZ 85233

About

Pricing

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 $500, 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)

$35 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.

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 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. Participate in ancient safaris, field journals, dino digs, and more, while exploring various projects for young dinosaur enthusiasts.

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Music Science

This awesome class is BACK with Mr. Devlin, an amazing guitar player and former teacher/principal! Learn about the science behind sound and music, discover instruments, and create our 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 and plaster sculptures, and tackle engineering design challenges. Develop problem-solving skills with the Engineering Design Process, learn about materials engineering, color theory, and building techniques.

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Robotics

1/2 new for 2023! We still have our Ozobots, but are ADDING 2 new types of bots to the class, 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. Explore floam, oobleck, and kinetic sand. 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)

Lighting the Future: Optical Science

New class! Dive into the world of optical sciences as we make 3D glasses, 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 eight classroom 3D printers! Nerds love to repeat this class! 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. Perfect for magic-loving nerds!

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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

New for 2023 with new flexible track 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, sup- portive, 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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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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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.

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