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REGULAR DAY CAMP BY RENEGADES OF CODE

The day will feature multiple “maker” projects in either robotics, art, electronics, or coding – and in some cases, activities will merge many of those tracks.

Campers will construct circuits, learn to solder, and build an original electronic creation to take-home. Attendees are encouraged to bring in old, broken and/or useless electronic componentry or project ideas, too.

This STEM camp is best for girls and boys who are seven through twelve years old and who have at least some interest in tinkering (please ask me if you have an outlier, though, as I will consider anything for these pilot programs).

Please note that we are currently located in the West End area of Downtown Dallas (you will not have to park, as we offer curbside pick-up/drop-off every day). Snacks and water are provided; campers should bring a bag lunch.

9:00am - 2:00pm, $60.00

EXTENDED DAY

***"Early Bird" - It's a pajama party! Wear something ridiculous to Camp, and we will make pancakes and have an indoor Nerf Gun battle and Kickball game. Drop-off at 6:00am and play until Camp begins at 9:00am. (There is an additional charge of $20.00 for the Early Bird Program.) CANCELLED, BUT AFTER PARTY IS STILL AN OPTION!***

"After Party" - We will watch a movie on the big screen, pop popcorn, and each camper will have a chance to "ride a roller coaster" and "run with dinosaurs" in our sample VR experience (full program coming to a future Camp). This session runs from end-of-camp at 2:00pm until 5:00pm. (There is an additional charge of $20.00 for the After Party Program.)

You can read more about all this year's camps on our website, or you can buy tickets here.

Mess Wright

We have just added to the Black Friday Maker Camp Offering.

Extend the day of fun for your kids and get more shopping and errands done!

REGULAR DAY CAMP BY RENEGADES OF CODE

The day will feature multiple “maker” projects in either robotics, art, electronics, or coding – and in some cases, activities will merge many of those tracks.

Campers will construct circuits, learn to solder, and build an original electronic creation to take-home. Attendees are encouraged to bring in old, broken and/or useless electronic componentry or project ideas, too.

This STEM camp is best for girls and boys who are seven through twelve years old and who have at least some interest in tinkering (please ask me if you have an outlier, though, as I will consider anything for these pilot programs).

Please note that we are currently located in the West End area of Downtown Dallas (you will not have to park, as we offer curbside pick-up/drop-off every day). Snacks and water are provided; campers should bring a bag lunch.

9:00am - 2:00pm, $60.00

EXTENDED DAY

"Early Bird" - It's a pajama party! Wear something ridiculous to Camp, and we will make pancakes and have an indoor Nerf Gun battle and Kickball game. Drop-off at 6:00am and play until Camp begins at 9:00am. (There is an additional charge of $20.00 for the Early Bird Program.)

"After Party" - We will watch a movie on the big screen, pop popcorn, and each camper will have a chance to "ride a roller coaster" and "run with dinosaurs" in our sample VR experience (full program coming to a future Camp). This session runs from end-of-camp at 2:00pm until 5:00pm. (There is an additional charge of $20.00 for the After Party Program.)

I know: you're jealous of your kids right now...

You can read more about all this year's camps on our website, or you can buy tickets here.

Mess Wright

I'm ridiculously excited about this...

We will be hosting Code Day Dallas this year in my coworking space! Code Day is a sort of hack-a-thon event by Student RND. Here's the description from their website:

 

What Is CodeDay?

CodeDay is a nationwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and everyone else can get together and build apps and games for 24 hours. Students of all skill levels are welcome?—?we have workshops and mentors who can help if you're new!

At the beginning of CodeDay, everyone with an idea comes up and pitches it to the group. If you're on your own, or just without an idea, this is the time for you to build whatever you want.

 

Tickets are still available. This is a great Intro to coding for your middle or high schoolers as they do not need any prior experience in programming. I'll be there for all the opening stuff and the judging. Can you tell someone you know? And hit me up if you want any info about The Grove, Student RND, or the pilot code camps I'll be running during this year's school holiday breaks.

Visit the official Code Day Dallas site for more info and to purchase tickets: https://codeday.org/dallas

One last goodie: use the code GROVEFRIEND for $3 off the already low ticket price of $10. See you there!  ~Mess Wright

Mess Wright

THE OFFERING

Three brand new technology camps are coming to Dallas this Fall and Winter. With activities in making, hardware, software, art, design, and logic: there is something for every child in one of these holiday break STEM programs.

 

 

For Fall, it’s “Attend-by-the-Day” so these STEM camps will fit any Thanksgiving Break schedule. (We run on Black Friday, too!)

Each day will feature multiple “maker” projects in either robotics, art, electronics, or coding – and in some cases, activities will merge many of those tracks.

Campers attending multiple days will construct circuits, learn to solder, and build an original electronic creation to take-home. Attendees are encouraged to bring in old, broken and/or useless electronic componentry or project ideas, too.

This STEM camp is best for girls and boys who are seven through twelve years old and who have at least some interest in tinkering (please ask me if you have an outlier, though, as we will consider anything for these pilot programs).

Please note that we are currently located in the West End area of Downtown Dallas (you will not have to park, as we offer curbside pick-up/drop-off every day). Snacks and water are provided; campers should bring a sack lunch.

More details can be found on Eventbrite or on our website.

 

To learn about Renegades of Code, visit http://renegadesofcode.org/about-code-camps/

Mess Wright

"Special Effects Camp"

 

 


Monday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 26

Lights, Camera, Action! This camp will demonstrate the Science of your favorite movies, video games and cartoons. Campers will choose their own activities from a list. Some examples: Frozen-themed chemistry, building real-life Minecraft structures, and launching Angry Birds. Disco dancing, light bending, and cinematic special effects are all exposed at this camp, too. Hang in the “Black Light Room” for even more fun. Camp will end with a full-blown Laser Dance Party.

Reserve your spot today! Limited availability.

($180, or $75 per day. Must preregister and prepay.)

Camps run 9:30am - 2:00pm (Extended Day option available for an additional fee.)

Snacks provided. Campers should bring a lunch each day.

Programming best suited for 4-10 years of age.

Camp is Located in the Fellowship Hall at North Park Presbyterian Church (I-75 and Walnut Hill)

For more information, email us. Or visit our website to sign-up now.

Mess Wright

Join us this Saturday, September 27 for the inaugural The Big Run at Sylvan | Thirty, a soon-to-be-complete retail, dining and residential development at the crossroads of West Dallas & Oak Cliff (located between Fort Worth Avenue and Interstate 30 on Sylvan Avenue, one exit west of downtown Dallas).

Proceeds from The Big Run benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The Lab will be offering post-race entertainment.

This is a great event for you to do with your whole family!

For more information, Visit the Sylvan | Thirty website.

 

Mess Wright

"Special Effects Camp"

Monday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 26

Lights, Camera, Action! This camp will demonstrate the Science of your favorite movies, video games and cartoons. Campers will choose their own activities from a list. Some examples: Frozen-themed chemistry, building real-life Minecraft structures, and launching Angry Birds. Disco dancing, light bending, and cinematic special effects are all exposed at this camp, too. Hang in the “Black Light Room” for even more fun. Camp will end with a full-blown Laser Dance Party.

Reserve your spot today! Limited availability.

($180, or $75 per day. Must preregister and prepay.)

Camps run 9:30am – 2:00pm (Extended Day option available for an additional fee.)

Snacks provided. Campers should bring a lunch each day.

Programming best suited for 4-10 years of age.

Camp is Located in the gym/lounge at North Park Presbyterian Church (I-75 and Walnut Hill)

For more information, email us.

Or visit our website to sign-up for this Camp.

Mess Wright

Many of you know about The Lab's monthly service project for homeless kids. Here is a reminder about our September project. If you aren't busy after school, join us. It's best to visit the link below to sign-up, or you can just come at 4:00pm today!

Since 1986, Family Gateway has been uniquely focused on family homelessness, offering over 8,300 children and their parents the help they need to recover from crisis and make positive choices for their future.

Volunteers will tour the homeless shelter, learn about homelessness, then join the children living at the Family Gateway for fun science experiments with Mess Wright.

Appropriate for children ages 5 and up.
Project Fee: $10 per child.

Visit Wee Volunteer.org for more information, or to sign-up.

If you'd like to schedule a similar project for your group, on another date of your choosing,contact Mess Wright directly. 

Mess Wright

Three Weeks of Summer Camps to go, and our Campers are having a blast at North Park Presbyterian Church.

We've done all the usual science camp stuff, but this year, we're also enjoying basketball games and foosball tournaments. Over the next few weeks, Campers will learn Ping Pong during their "free play" time!

Because late July and August Camps are nearly full, we will NOT be accepting any daily drop-ins for those. However, you still have one more week to hang with us and do anything from flying giant balloons to building mini-catapults. Here are the details:

 

July 21 - 25 is Rylie's DaVinci Camp

Inspired by Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks, campers will make a Mini Catapult, Action Figure Parachute, Foam Cube Castle, hand-made “flippers”, giant Vitruvian selves, and more! If your kids like using tools or building structures, this is right up their alley. (Camp was named for Lab Rat Rylie, who had the original idea for the camp.) 

Drop-in rate is $75.00 and includes Extended Day care.

For more information, or to register for the whole week of Camp, visit our website's "Programs" pageIf you are strictly dropping in, please note that we cannot accept PayPal or Credit Card payments, so you should bring cash or check the day you camp. If you have questions about subject matter, location, lunches, etc., please email us.

 

Mess Wright

Four Weeks of Summer Camps to go, and our Campers are having a blast at North Park Presbyterian Church.

We've done all the usual science camp stuff, but this year, we're also enjoying basketball games and foosball tournaments. Over the next two weeks, Campers will learn Ping Pong during their "free play" time!

Because late July and August Camps are nearly full, we will NOT be accepting any daily drop-ins for those. However, you still have the next two weeks to hang with us and do anything from flying giant balloons to building mini-catapults. Here are the details:

July 14 - 18 is Eco Camp

From Oil Spill clean-ups to Solar Energy experiments to creative recycling, this camp sends the message that kids can make a difference. We will combine elements of our recognized “Animals LIVE!” program this year, too! 

This week only: enjoy a discounted drop-in rate or $60.00 per Camp day (normally $75.00.)

For more information, or to register for the whole week of Camp, visit our website's "Programs" pageIf you are strictly dropping in, please note that we cannot accept PayPal or Credit Card payments, so you should bring cash or check the day you camp. If you have questions about subject matter, location, lunches, etc., please email us.

July 21 - 25 is Rylie's DaVinci Camp

Inspired by Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks, campers will make a Mini Catapult, Action Figure Parachute, Foam Cube Castle, hand-made “flippers”, giant Vitruvian selves, and more! If your kids like using tools or building structures, this is right up their alley. (Camp was named for Lab Rat Rylie, who had the original idea for the camp.) 

Drop-in rate is $75.00 and includes Extended Day care.

For more information, or to register for the whole week of Camp, visit our website's "Programs" pageIf you are strictly dropping in, please note that we cannot accept PayPal or Credit Card payments, so you should bring cash or check the day you camp. If you have questions about subject matter, location, lunches, etc., please email us.