Summer at St. Luke's

designLab Camp

Kimberly Gerardi
Michael Mitchell

Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.

Courses and Dates Available:

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  • Camp LiveGirl with STEAM designLab (Rising Grades 4-8)

    Information about Virtual Camp LiveGirl 2020 -- with designLab’s Kimberly Gerardi -- is available here.

    Scholarships are available for eligible St. Luke’s students.
  • Design Days of Summer (Grades 5th-8th)

    Session I - July 6-10
    Session II - July 13-17
    Session III - July 20-24
    (Rising 5th-12th graders)

    Cost: $200
    Space is limited.

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camp.
    In this series of weeklong camps, campers will meet synchronously on Zoom for one hour each day to learn about and practice using common digital programs so we can become comfortable using them as makers. We will create code using Hour of Code, Scratch, and TinkerCAD. We will explore how to build and 3D print in TinkerCAD and make digital music using Soundtrap. The possibilities are endless! If you have heard of these programs but have not yet actually used them to create, then this class is for you. A portion of each day will be devoted to learning about how these fun programs can help us in education and beyond. The fundamentals that you will learn from this summer series will support you in Engineering and Design as you grow.  

    Tech specs: The programs that we will explore are all web-based, so campers need not have anything installed ahead of time.  All campers will need access to a laptop or Chromebook, and a mouse is recommended.  Chrome is the recommended web browser.  IPads are not recommended.

    Campers may register for all three sessions or any combination individual weeks.

  • Robotics (Grades 5th-8th)

    August 3-7 and August 10-14
    Grades: 5th-8th
    Cost: $400 for two-week camp or $200 for first week
    Space is limited

    Please contact Michael Mitchell with questions regarding designLab Camps.
    Robotics is interwoven to the fabric of every single engineering and scientific industry from aerospace and automotive to medicine and nuclear physics. Join designLab Director Michael Mitchell for an exploration of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering through state-of-the-art technologies. Over the course of two weeks, students will engage in project-based learning by modeling the development of a hexapod robot. The first week will cover the build phase, which includes mechanical and electrical integration, calibration, and operation. The second week will cover the control phase, which includes programming, software testing, and app development. This camp assumes (and prefers) little to no software and/or hardware background, but does expect that students are comfortable in a virtual -- and at times, independent -- learning environment.

    The camp is best experienced as a two-week sequence, but families may choose to enroll in the first week only.

    Families will be required to pick up and return their robotics kit from St. Luke’s during a designated window. Additional charges may apply for damaged or missing kits.

St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.