Work with your hands and expand your mind this summer at

Ranken’s Summer Adventure Academies.
Online Registration Opens March 1 at 10AM

Can’t wait for summer to unfold?

Check out Ranken’s Summer Adventure Academies for rising middle and high school students! Students get fun, hands-on experiences with technology, and learn about career paths in technical industries.

The academies are held in July at Ranken’s St. Louis,  Wentzville and Perryville locations. Each program encourages students to design, create, think and work through hands-on activities. Over the course of their program, students complete a project and often get to take home their unique creations.
For more information, contact: Barbara Bragg at bebragg@ranken.edu or (314) 286-4822.

Click on the links below to register!

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.



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  • Week 1 – Middle School Camps - For Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders (St. Louis Location)

    July 9 – 13, 2018, 9AM to 3PM

    All A-Bot Robots – Robots are the future of technology, and fun to make and program! Students will develop engineering and technology skills building and programming NXT robots with gears, motors, and sensors.

     

    Advanced Robotics – Designed for students with robotics experience through Ranken’s All A-Bot Robots camp or participation on an FLL team. Campers will design & build remote control TETRIX Prime robots, then participate in friendly competitions.

     

    Aviation Technology – Students will get an introduction to aircraft maintenance and what it takes to keep them up in the air. Explore aviation careers, fly in an actual airplane, and build & launch rockets and gliders.

     

    Design and Engineering – Campers will learn about machining and the engineering design process. Explore how your idea can come to life with Mastercam and Solidworks software.

     

    Heavy Metals – Use raw metal to create your own designs! Students will learn the fundamentals of welding, from simple techniques to more complex ones. Students will design and fabricate their own metal masterpiece.

     

    Summer Racers – Experience how a go-kart works, practice team-building skills, and how to drive a real go-kart safely!  Have fun learning about automotive careers, how to use tools, and how pit stops win the race.

     

    Website Design – Learn how to design your very own website. Interactive web activities will engage each student in the popular fundamentals of web design, using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

     

    Wood Works – Students will design a wooden race car, using woodworking and power tools, which will be powered by CO2. Campers will learn basic construction skills, shop safety, aerodynamics and craftsmanship.

     

  • Week 2 – Middle School Camp (Perryville Location)

    July 16 – 20, 2018, 9AM to 3PM

    Rolling Robots – Learn coding with fun activities using Sphero, the round robot. Create programs to guide Sphero through challenging obstacle courses using tablet technology. Find your future in programming and app development in this unique camp.

  • Week 2 – Middle School Camps (Wentzville)

    July 16 – 20, 2018, 9AM to 3PM

    All A-Bot Robots – Robots are the future of technology, and fun to make and program! Students will develop engineering and technology skills building and programming NXT robots with gears, motors, and sensors.

     

    Learning Python through Game Programming – This camp encompasses Python programming, a high-level programming language that emphasizes code readability. We’ll begin with a primer, then proceed to building some simple games, followed by more advanced games. Prior programming helpful, but not required.

     

  • Week 2 – High School Camps - For Rising 9th and 10th Graders (St. Louis Location)

    July 16 – 20, 2018, 9AM to 3PM

    Airbrushing Paint FX – Channel your inner artist at our custom automotive painting and airbrushing camp! Students will learn popular airbrushing techniques on a variety of surfaces.

     

    Boot-Up Computer Camp – Students will learn about the latest computers and operating systems, how they work and how to apply that knowledge in a real-world networking environment. Working both individually and in small groups, students will complete hands-on class projects.

     

    Design and Engineering – Campers will learn about machining and the engineering design process. Explore how your idea can come to life with Mastercam and Solidworks software.

     

    EV3 Robotics & Racing @ the Academy of Racing – Students race electric-powered racing karts learning basic principles like acceleration, braking, & race craft in the morning. After lunch, campers will work with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3, building, programming, and testing real-life robotics technology.
    Please Note: This camp will be held at Pole Position/The Academy of Racing Science, 8800 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119. Campers need to provide their own transportation.

     

    Heavy Metals – Use raw metal to create your own designs! Students will learn the fundamentals of welding, from simple techniques to more complex ones. Students will design and fabricate their own metal masterpiece.

     

    Remote Control Race Engineering – Students model a motorsports team while working to optimize the performance of a FastTrack Remote Control Car through inspection and modifications, just like the professionals do. Take the challenge!

     

    TETRIX Robotics Technology – Build your own robot and apply engineering design principles while expanding your technical building and logical thinking skills.  Learn programming design and how input/output devices can affect the behavior of a robot. A robotic challenge will test your skills.

     

    Women in Engineering – Experience the fun and excitement of solving engineering challenges on a team of like-minded young women.  Discover how you can use your unique talents to find satisfaction in engineering.

     

  • Week 2 – High School Camps - For Rising 11th and 12th Graders (St. Louis Location)

    July 16 – 20, 2018, 9AM to 3PM

    Adventures in Architecture – Experience architecture and the built environment through designing, sketching, drafting, and model building. Get hands-on experience with laser cutting & computer aided drafting.

     

    Drone Aerial Systems – You’ve seen them, you’ve heard about them, now learn how to fly one. Learn to fly a drone through an obstacle course and video record your own flight exploring the Ranken campus.

     

    FANUC Robotics Technology – This camp will explore how a six axis robot operates and how to program a FANUC robot to perform basic functions, including use of pneumatic grippers. A capstone project will illustrate each student’s experience.

  • Two week Junior/Senior Summer Academy (St. Louis Location)

    Free to rising high school juniors and seniors during the fall of 2018.

    July 23 –August 3, 2018, 9AM to 3PM

    Essential Information Technology Skills

    This course will take your existing knowledge and experience with computer software and hardware as a foundation to assist in an in-depth study of personal computers. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills that will allow you to build, configure, install, upgrade, repair, and troubleshoot computer hardware. Students will also learn the foundation of using CSS to build a functional websites/webpage. The course will also provide students with the knowledge to setup and configure wireless networks.

     

For more information, contact:

Barbara Bragg
bebragg@ranken.edu
(314) 286-4822

Please note: registration fees are non-refundable.

ONLY
$95
For a full week of fun!

Includes lunch, snacks, tools, equipment and fun projects with experienced instructors!

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1104090. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.