Workshops 9th-12th
Clean Energy – The Science of Fuel Cells
July 16th – July 20th
As automotive technology evolves, one thing is clear—Clean, Renewable Energy use is critical! In this workshop you will: construct Hydrogen-Oxygen fuel cells and learn about factors needed to improve energy performance, complete lab experiments for chemical-based hydrogen storage methods and releasing hydrogen, investigate the solar electrolysis of water and electricity using Hydrogen-Oxygen fuel cells; and discuss global warming, climate change, and the need for clean renewable energy. Campers will tour RIT’s Institute of Sustainability, RIT’s Fuel Cell Research Lab and Fuel Cell Power Station, and RIT’s Roof Solar Panels and Solar Farm. Offered in Collaboration with the RIT School of Chemistry and Materials Science and supported in part by a Constellation “Energy to Educate” grant. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshop: Intro to Electronics

Cancelled July 9th – July 13th

Creature & Monster Character Design
Learn to improve your drawing skills as you design your own monsters and creatures. In this workshop we will study animal and human anatomy to create designs that are believable and interesting. Includes $25 supply fee. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshop: 2D Environment Creation, Fun with Fabrics, Portrait Drawing.

Cancelled all four weeks

Create Computer Animations Using Alice Programming (C-CORE)
July 9th – July 20th
Would you like to be able to create your own computer animation? While being introduced to the world of computing, you will use Alice Programming, an easy-to-use system for programming in a 3D virtual world, to create numerous movie-style computing animations. Through Alice you will learn how to use various object-oriented programming concepts such as objects, classes, methods, loops, functions, and many more. By the end of camp, you will be entering
Dungeons & Dragons
July 16th – July 20th
Where can you learn team-building, storytelling, probability, research, improvisation, critical analysis and be challenged to flex your creativity? Around the table in the world of Dungeons and Dragons! In this workshop, you will be taught how to play and lead this wildly popular and complex tabletop roleplaying game. Each decision you makes requires consultation of charts and mathematical estimation to determine success of the dice roll. More than a math game, you must work together to unravel the game master’s puzzles. The possibilities are infinite you figure out how to work with (and around) the rules, and gain confidence as you take on the role of a wizard, paladin, warrior or a rogue. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Media Crew, Make Your Own Comics.
Electronic Music & Sound Production
July 23rd – August 3rd
Have you ever wanted to learn how to produce Electronic Music or EDM? In this workshop offered in collaboration with RIT Performing Arts, learn how to compose, synthesize, edit, mix, and even DJ electronic music tracks. You will learn how to: use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW); create sample-based percussion tracks; layer basslines; designing sound effects and ambience; create lead melodies and harmonies; synthesize pad and atmospheric sounds; add vocals or vocal effects; process tracks with EQ, compression, delay, and reverb. The workshop will also include an introduction to synthesis, arranging and mixing, and DJing with Ableton Live. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Making Music with Computers.
Explorers in Interior Design
July 23rd – August 3rd
Learn about the profession of interior design, design thinking, and methods for exploring the ideation process in this NEW workshop. Project-based activities will focus on volumetric and spatial explorations, and color and materials connections. Includes $25 supply fee. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshop: Fun with Fabrics, Portrait Drawing, 2D Environment Creation.
Fun with Fabrics
July 16th - 20th
Do you want to learn how to work with fabric in unique and surprising ways? In this hands-on introduction to textile arts, you will create your own fabric patterns using classic printmaking techniques, paint and natural materials. Once your fabric is complete, you will construct a project using a variety of hand-sewing, embroidery and applique techniques. Use a variety of materials, including glow-in-the-dark and metallic inks and threads. Includes $25 supply fee. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshop: Explorers in Interior Design, Creature & Monster Character Design, Make Your Own Comics.
Game Design in the Unreal Engine
July 9th – July 20th OR July 23rd – August 3rd
Unreal Engine is one of the most popular game engines used for making commercial and indie games. Unreal takes advantage of the Blueprints Visual Scripting system, which allows you to program game logic without actually knowing how to type code. This workshop is designed to teach you how to create 2D or 3D interactive environments and characters, place them into your scene and connect the logic so you breathe life into your own designed worlds. Unreal Engine has a free version, allowing you to continue work on your project even after the workshop ends. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshops: Creating Computer Animation Using Alice, Dungeons & Dragons.
Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos
July 23rd – July 27th
Experiment with an Arduino micro-controller and physical hardware to create an assortment of projects. With the Arduino, a small computer, you can create everything from robots, to hand-held games, to digital burglar alarms. Take control of a computer, make motors move, and put an Arduino into action. Students keep the Arduino exploration kit. 1-Week Workshop. Includes $25 supply fee. Additional suggested workshops: Create Computer Animations Using Alice Programming, Intro to Electronics, Making Music with Computers.
Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls
July 9th – July 13th
Experiment with an Arduino micro-controller and physical hardware to create an assortment of projects. With the Arduino, a small computer, you can create everything from robots, to hand-held games, to digital burglar alarms. Take control of a computer, make motors move, and put an Arduino into action. Students keep the Arduino exploration kit. Offered in collaboration with RIT Women in Computing (WiC). 1-Week Workshop. Workshop will enroll 12 girls, grades 7-12. Includes $25 supply fee. Additional suggested workshops: Making Music with Computers, Create Computer Animations Using Alice Programming, Game Design in the Unreal Engine.
Intro to Electronics
July 30th – August 3rd
A perfect introduction to hands-on electronics. This workshop, based on the best-selling workbook "Make: Electronics, 2nd Edition" by Charles Pratt, is all about experiments. Working at your own pace, you will start with the basics and build up to more complicated projects. Every student will receive their own copy of the book to continue the learning at home. Includes $25 supply fee. 1-Week workshop. Additional suggested workshop: Clean Energy – Electricity Generation Using Fuel Cells, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls.
Make Your Own Comics
July 30th – August 3rd
In this workshop offered in collaboration with RIT’s School of Individualized Study, you will explore how comic books tell stories and how they are put together. By the end of the workshop, you will have created your own short comic! No drawing skills are required, though they are welcome. Additional suggested workshops: Dungeons & Dragons, Media Crew, Portrait Drawing, 2D Environment Creation, Fun with Fabrics, Game Design in the Unreal Engine.
Media Crew
July 16th – July 20th OR July 23rd – July 27th
Do you love social media, taking pictures, and/or making videos? Join the Media Crew! The Media Crew is a 4-person team that will work together with their instructor to chronicle the Kids on Campus experience while learning skills in new media, marketing, communications. As part of the Media Crew, you will observe every workshop in action and have the opportunity to interact with all the Kids on Campus campers. At the end of the week you will have posts and a video of the week to show off to the world (but mostly our followers). Additional suggested workshops: Make Your Own Comics, Dungeons & Dragons.

Cancelled July 9th – 13th

Making Music with Computers
July 16th – July 20th
This musical computing workshop will provide an introduction to creative software development and music making using the Python programming language. Python, with its clear readable code style is a great programming language for us to learn the basics of computers and programming as we intersect computing with the arts. Campers will be introduced to JythonMusic, a library of Python modules for creative programming and music making, and will be making their own music artifacts a short time later. Campers get an early exposure to real world programming practices such as pair-programming. Peer-review helps them understand the approaches of others to solving the problem and compare and contrast the different approaches. They take home a flash drive with the programs they create in camp. A feedback on the child’s camp work, and suggested further resources, are available to parent on request. 1-Week workshop. Offered in collaboration with RIT’s Center for Computing, Outreach, Research and Education (C-CORE). Additional suggested workshops: Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos for Girls, Interactive Computer Science with Arduinos.
Portrait Drawing
July 16th – July 20th
The workshop is a study in realistic drawing. Learn how to draw the human face with correct proportions and attention to detail. Explore the various features of the face individually, as well as how they influence overall appearance. Be introduced to contemporary artists currently working in portraiture. 1-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshop: Explorers in Interior Design.
2D Environment Creation
July 9th – July 20th
In this workshop you will learn how to create captivating environments in two dimensional space. Topics include perspective, depth, composition, and basic digital/ traditional skills. Includes $25 supply fee. 2-Week Workshop. Additional suggested workshop: Creature & Monster Character Design, Explorers in Interior Design.
Fun with Fabrics
July 30th- Aug 3rd
Do you enjoy hands on crafts activities? In this fun workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery, hand sewing, crocheting, weaving and more! You will be able to complete projects such as fun embroidered quotes on pillows, cool woven tapestries, hand crocheted mini creatures and more! Includes $25 supply fee. 1- Week Workshop.