Science, Engineering & Design

University School offers many different camps for boys & girls of all ages:

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Aviation Challenge

    For boys & girls entering grades 7-9

    Explore the fun and exciting world of aviation! Design and build several different types of aircraft from paper, controlling them through an app on your smart phone or tablet! Learn about stability, flight control systems, center of gravity, lift, and aerodynamics. The week concludes with an exciting competition where you take your best design and compete in a challenging flight obstacle course. Campers keep the powered flight system at the end of the week.

    July 9 - 13
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hunting Valley Campus
    $300

    Directed by Jim Seibyl - jseibyl@us.edu

  • Coding & App Development

    For boys & girls entering grades 7-9

    Learn how to program games and develop your own apps in this exciting and informative camp! We create 3-D games in the Unity graphics engine, the most popular tool used by professional game designers. We also create apps for your smartphone with a visual code editor developed by engineers at Google laboratories. You will create apps that can convert text to speech; use the built-in camera to make a simple painting and photo-editing app; and write a game that responds to your input gestures. No prior programming experience is required. Come see how easy it can be to code!


    June 25 - 29
    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Hunting Valley Campus
    $300

    Directed by Peter Sweeney - psweeney@us.edu
  • Coding & Electronics with littleBits - NEW

    For boys & girls entering grades 6-8

    Campers will create their own projects in this intro to coding and electronics using littleBits. By using all the available resources of the STEAMworks maker space, students can create and program a vast array of projects and keep their creation at the end of the camp. Cost includes all materials including a littleBits Coding Kit valued at $300 and any other materials necessary to make their invention. No previous experience in coding or electronics is required.


    July 16 - 20
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Shaker Campus
    $450

    Directed by Bob Newill - bnewill@us.edu
  • Junior Rockets

    For boys and girls grades 4-6

    Learn about aerodynamics! Discover what it takes to build and launch your own model rocket. Campers will build and launch solid fuel model rockets. This camp is designed for young and intermediate builders. Boys enrolled in Day Camp are welcome to add this to their day and counselors will bring campers to and from Junior Rockets. There will be no camp on July 4th.

    SESSION 1: 
    July 2 - 6 | 9:00 - 10:30am | $175
    SESSION 2: July 9 - 13 | 9:00 - 10:30am | $200

    Directed by Adam Marcia - amarcia@us.edu
  • Learning in the STEAMworks Maker Space

    For boys & girls entering grades 3-5

    Campers have full access to all the resources of the Shaker Campus design space and will learn how to use its vast array of tools including 3D printers and a laser cutter. Work through the design process to conceive and build your own project. Problem solving, design thinking and fun are all part of the daily schedule for this introduction to the world of engineering and technology. Limit 6 campers.

    July 9 - 13
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Shaker Campus
    $300

    Directed by Bob Newill - bnewill@us.edu
  • "Make It" Camp - NEW

    For boys entering grades 8 & 9

    This camp takes a more in-depth approach to woodworking. Design and create a chessboard from a variety of premium wood species! Campers will create 32 pieces on a lathe or handcraft specific specifications from their own conceptual design. At week's end, boys will return home with a beautifully crafted chessboard that will be enjoyed for many years.


    June 11 - 15
    3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Shaker Campus
    $250

    Directed by Rob Lovell - rlovell@us.edu
  • Rocketry

    For boys and girls entering grades 7-9

    Join US Rocketry Team Coach Jim Seibyl in a hands-on engineering challenge as you design and launch powerful rockets. The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest. Students routinely build rockets that launch thousands of feet in the air, approaching the speed of sound. This camp introduces you to the contest with hands-on discovery of rocketry highlighted by a mini competition with the rockets you design and build.
     
    June 25 - 29 
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    $300

    Directed by Jim Seibyl - jseibyl@us.edu
  • Virtual Reality - NEW

    For boys & girls entering grades 7-9

    Have you ever wanted to walk around in your own spaceship? Learn how to create and explore worlds in virtual reality! In this exciting camp, you learn the basics of building virtual reality simulations using Unity and the A-Frame JavaScript Library. You build your own virtual reality world and walk around in it using your own smartphone VR headset. You create VR worlds and interact with the objects in those worlds. You learn how to interactively move, resize, and recolor objects as well as add animations! Meant to be a first-time introduction to virtual reality, this camp does not require students to have any programming experience.

    July 9 - 13
    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Hunting Valley Campus
    $300

    Directed by Peter Sweeney - psweeney@us.edu
INFO TO KNOW:
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & DESIGN CAMPS
For boys & girls 

Coding & App Development
June 25 - 29
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Hunting Valley Campus
$300

Coding & Electronics
July 16 - 20
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shaker Campus
$300

Junior Rockets
July 2 - 6
9:00 - 10:30am
$175

July 9 - 13
9:00 - 10:30am
$200

Learning in the STEAMworks Maker Space
July 9 - 13
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shaker Campus
$300

"Make It" Camp
June 11 - 15
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Shaker Campus
$250

Rocketry
June 25 - 29 
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Hunting Valley Campus
$300

Virtual Reality
July 9 - 13
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hunting Valley Campus
$300

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. 
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