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The Great Adventure Lab

Five Day Summer Camp @ venue: Farmland ES

half day/full day camp

Rising Grades 1-6



Due to the amount of interest we have had from parents, we are now accepting rising first graders!


PLEASE NOTE: first week is 4 days, Tues- Friday.

Excuse us for bragging, but kids LOVE our summer camps! Who wouldn't love building cranes and marshmallow shooters and building and programming robots! How about flying a solar balloon? In summer we take advantage of the weather to conduct many of our experiments outside! Camp activities include: Lego Robotics (beginning, intermediate and advanced), Building EngineersFun with Electricity and Crazy Contraptions.

This year's camps feature two unique sets of projects for each class:  curriculum A and curriculum B. If you want to sign up for two weeks, choose one curriculum A week and one curriculum B week. If you signed up last year and want to do it again, choose a "Curriculum B" week. Full details, pricing, daily schedule and online registration at links below.


We'll be at Farmland E.S. for two weeks:

Note: ****Week 1 is a FOUR-DAY week *****

Week 1 (curriculum A): June 18th-June 21st, 2013 

Week 2 (curriculum B): June 24th-June 28th, 2013 


OR try our first ever (girls-only) Girls Get Science Camp

(curriculum A): July 1-3


and if you're looking for Camps for July-early August,

check out our half-day and full-day camps at venue Woodlin E.S.


WEEK 1 = 4-day week

  • Half Day-Morning             9-12            $170
  • Half Day-Afternoon         12:30-3:15   $150
  • All Day                             9-3:15         $280


WEEK 2 = 5-day week

  • Half Day-Morning             9-12            $210
  • Half Day-Afternoon         12:30-3:15   $190
  • All Day                             9-3:15         $350


Before care and after care: Please let us know if you would be interested in before-care, after-care or both. If enough people are interested, we will offer these prices:

5 - day week

  • Before care: 8am -9am        $40 
  • After care: 3:15 - 530pm      $60

4-day week:

  • Before care: 8am -9am        $30 
  • After care: 3:15 - 530pm      $50



Daily schedule for all camps: 

9-9:15 - Welcome
9:15-10:30 - LEGO® Robotics (Lego Robotics, Robo Challenge, Mindstorms)
10:30-10:45 - Break
10:45 - Noon - Building Engineers
Lunch 12-12:30
12:30-1:45pm Fun With Electricity 
1:45-2pm: Break
2pm-3:15pm Crazy Contraptions

Children will be assigned to groups based on age, experience and space! Projects will be geared to each group’s age and ability

Class Descriptions:

Robotics: Children will build and program robots using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Depending on their prior experience students will either follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their robots, and then build a suggested program to get their robots working, while those who are ready to build more on their own will be given a programming challenge, set by our instructors.  For our older, more advanced campers we have Lego Mindstorms.

Building Engineers. In this class, kids will learn the basic mechanical engineering concepts while designing and building cool things like tower cranes, suspension bridges, and a Buckminster Fuller Dome. 
Fun With Electricity! No, we won’t send your child out with kite and key to play in a lightning storm. We’ve got something almost as fun in mind: playing with wires, batteries and lights to make a light up dance pad and other cool projects and learn the basics of electricity.
Crazy Contraptions:  Taking our engineering principles even further, we’ll be investigating the science behind mechanical devices and building our own contraptions such as crossbows, marshmallow shooters and automata.




Having trouble Registering? Click here for hints


The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

Registration questions:

(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


June 18, 2013 — 9:00 am to
June 28, 2013 — 3:00 pm

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Farmland ES
7000 Old Gate Road
Rockville, MD
United States