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SQUIRREL HILL SPECIALTY CAMPS

SPORTS * ENGINEERING * TECHNOLOGY * ARTS

Take a week (or more) to do what you love the most! JCC Specialty Camps, held at the JCC Squirrel Hill provide campers entering grades 1-6 opportunities to learn, engage, create and have fun! Before-and after-camp care is available for all camps.

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FENCING WITH PITTSBURGH FENCERS CLUB

GRADES 1‐6 | AUGUST 13‐17

Fencing is a fast-paced sport that requires quick decision-making under pressure and mental discipline. Pirates, swashbucklers, musketeers, Olympic fencers—all have those skills in common! $375

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INTRO TO DRONE CODING GAMES

GRADES 1‐2 | AUGUST 13‐17

Campers will learn the basic principles of how to code drones to fly. To complement the coding, campers learn basic flight terminology to conquer flight challenges and use iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses. $450

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DRONE SUPERHERO MISSIONS

GRADES 3‐5 | AUGUST 13‐17

Campers learn drone safety, the social responsibilities of flying drones and basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Daredevil in Distress; Batman’s Drone Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Kids will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. $450

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MINECRAFT LEVEL DESIGN & ENGINEERING WITH CODE REV

GRADES 2‐6 |JULY 9‐13 & JULY 23‐27

Campers will learn the ins and outs of level design and game design while learning to engineer in Minecraft by using Redstone. Campers learn basic code commands too. $375

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MODDING IN MINECRAFT WITH CODE REV

GRADES 2‐6 | JULY 16‐20 & JULY 30‐AUGUST 3

Campers will create powerful teleporting swords, humorous blocks, amazing mobs, bows that shoot arrows that summon ender dragons, entire worlds and other insane items, all through the power of Java programming! Perfect for both the beginning coder and the advanced Java modding aficionado. $375

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NEW! ANIMAL PLANET

GRADES 2‐6 | AUGUST 6‐10

Join us as we answer the call of the wild in this summer’s animal themed adventure! With visits to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, The National Aviary, Horseback Riding and more this camp is perfect for every animal lover. With animal-themed projects, games, and crafts all week long, we will have a wild time! $375

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CERAMICS CAMP

GRADE 3‐5 | AUGUST 6‐10

Guided by a Union Project teaching artist, campers will learn a variety of ceramics skills to create a collection of sculptural and functional clay objects including figurines, mugs, dishes, boxes, and more! Campers will be introduced to hand-building techniques such as pinch, slab, and coil construction as well as various surface decoration techniques for applying color and texture. Camp will culminate withe menh a visit to Union Project's lively ceramics studio to learn about kilns and receive an introduction to throwing ceramic pots on the wheel. $375

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DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30-9:00 AM

Before care

 

9:00‐9:15 AM

Morning flagpole

 

9:15‐10:30 AM

Specialty activity

 

10:30‐10:45 AM

Morning snack

 

10:45‐12:30 PM

Specialty activity

 

12:30‐1:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:00‐2:00 PM

Specialty activity OR Campers Choice*

 

2:00‐3:00 PM

Specialty activity OR Campers Choice

 

3:00‐3:30 PM

Afternoon snack

 

3:30 PM

Dismissal

 

Afternoon activities depend upon the specific camp. Campers Choice activities can include swimming, a trip to the library or Davis Park, no bake cooking, gym games, wacky sports, board game tourneys and more.

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