Camp Noggin Builders

3000 Dundee Rd. #201
Northbrook 60062
(847) 687-2450

EXPLORE! BUILD! CREATE! Camp Noggin Builders one-week summer camps are filled with fun, hands-on STEM activities! Your curious explorers (grades K-8th and ages 3-5 years) will enhance creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, choosing from our many different weekly themes including Robotics, Science of Art, littleBits, Go Green!, Architecture, and Secret Codes & Ciphers.

At Noggin Builders we use hands-on, project-based learning to encourage exploration. We believe in asking questions, rather than stating answers, and involving your children in creating the path that our explorations will take. At Noggin Builders, your child will build more than a science project; he or she builds the life-long skills of problem solving, creative and critical thinking, perseverance, communication and collaboration.

Our projects use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities as a natural way to build creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. The scientific method and engineering design process encourage patterns like asking questions, brainstorming, planning, building, testing and improving. Exploring with these skills will help your child grow as a problem solver.

Noggin Builders offers flexible schedule options to meet the needs of your summer. Because each week’s theme and activities are different, you can sign up for the week(s) that fit your child’s schedule. Half-day (9:00am-12:00pm) and full-day (9:00am-4:00pm) camps are available, as well as extend day for early morning and late afternoon. Each camp day will be filled with fun, hands-on activities in STEM. Your child will experiment, build, and create through explorations based on the theme of the week. Fun team building activities, cooking and crafts are also part of each week.

A few of this year's themes for grades K-8 are: “It’s Electric", “Roller Coasters", and “Stop Motion Animation”.

Grades K-2: In It’s Electric! your child will explore electricity and circuits. Play games to explore atom structure, experiment with static electricity and design your own working circuits.

Grades 3-5: Roller Coasters – Explore the science of roller coasters, energy and motion. Then put the science to the test as you design your own marble track coaster.

Grades 6-8: Stop Motion Animation campers will create their own stop motion animation movies using variety of different techniques. We will explore story creation, build the movie components and edit the final movie.

We also offer five weeks of Pre-K Camp with science, crafts, and games specifically designed for children 3-5 years old. Your littlest ones can: get messy with an "elephant toothpaste" experiment, explore magnets, and make rainbows with light.

Check out our website for available dates and weekly themes. Enter code CHIKIDS17 at checkout by May 15 for $25 off each week of camp.

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