Welcome to Brimmer and May Summer Programs!

Design and Develop: STEAM

This program will offer campers hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities designed to engage their creativity and ability to problem-solve. Students will use the laser cutter, 3D printer, vinyl cutter, soldering stations, and embroidery machine in Brimmer’s STEAM lab to design and build robots, e-textiles, and model rockets. 
Robotics: Students will be introduced to the Arduino micro-controller. As most students are expected to have limited programming knowledge, we will use Scratch for Arduino (S4A) that will keep the learning of complex syntax to a minimum. Students will work in small groups to design and build a small 2WD robot that can autonomously navigate through a simple obstacle course. 
E-textiles: Students will be introduced to the Arduino lilypad, which can also be programmed with S4A. Students will work in small groups to design a T-Shirt that incorporates the lilypad with various input and output devices. The design will be cut from heat transfer vinyl and bonded to the shirts, and then the lilypad and associated electronics will be sewn in.
Model rocketry: Students will investigate the field of aerodynamics and build single stage Estes model rockets and launch them from a launch pad on the field. 

Who:
ages 11-14

When:
Aug 7-11
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost:
$500 plus $150 materials fee

Staff: Brimmer Science teacher and Director of the STEAM program Chris Hardman. Mr. Hardman will also make use of his extensive science knowledge to perform exciting daily demos, which will include at least one controlled explosion. 

Contact Us

Summer Camp Office
617-278-2350

Brimmer & May Summer Camp
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
69 Middlesex Road   •   Chestnut Hill, MA 02467   •   617-278-2350   •   camp@brimmer.org