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The Great Adventure Lab STEM Summer Camps

@ venue:

Beverly Farms E.S, Potomac

*venue permit approved!

Pick one week or two: July 22 - Aug. 9, 2019

half-day/ full-day camps

for Rising* Grades K-6

Before and After-care available


NEW classes, new projects, beloved instructors.

Our science, robotics and engineering summer camp is so fun, kids have no idea how much they're learning!

Did your children come last year and love it? Sign them up again since this summer we’ll be offering awesome NEW projects!

Our youngest campers, rising grades K-1, will have their own Lego Building and Engineering classes where they will also explore physics as they learn how to design simple machines. We will also be exploring the world around us in Nature Science with projects on butterflies, bees, animals and more!   In our Intro to Video Game Programming class, campers will create their own simple video game programs using Scratch on iPads. We also have an all-new set of Invention Lab projects where campers will experiment and tinker to their hearts' content!

Rising grades 2-3 will be building and programming Bluetooth controlled Lego robots using iPads and Wedo 2.0. We will also be creating video games using MIT's Scratch programming.

Our 4th-6th-grade campers will be designing and programming robots that can navigate mazes and battle each other using Mindstorms.  4th-6th-grade campers will also learn how to design their own 3D objects and get a chance to print them out.

This summer for all grades 2-3 and 4-6, we’ll be bringing back our Invention Lab with a variety of fantastic projects that float, fly and glow. In Young Engineers, we will be building an array of structures from geodesic domes to catapults.


Campers can sign up for two weeks of camp without repeating projects. Just be sure to pick an A Week and a B Week.  (The classes are the same, but the projects are different!)

Our summer camp instructors are the same team who work for us year-round. Many have taught for us for several years. Many have worked as professional engineers and programmers; a few have PhD's! They all LOVE working with children.

If my child took Week A or Week B or both weeks last year, what can s/he take this year without repeating?

Children who took either or both weeks of our camp last year can take either or both weeks of our camp this year without repeating projects. For example, kids who took Lego Robotics last year, or in school this year, can move on to more advanced levels of Lego Robotics in camp. Ditto for Video Game Programming and 3-D design.

*location note:  like all other camps renting space in Montgomery County Public schools, our permits for this location have not yet been approved. In the unlikely event that our permit is not approved, we will hold our camp in a nearby MCPS school. If you can only attend camp at the Beverly Farms location, please wait until after our permits have been approved (mid-Feb) to register your children. We will update this page when our permits are approved.

For more questions, see our Camp FAQ


Rising K-6 (one week M-F)

Half-day: Morning

 9am - noon


Half-day: Afternoon

12:30 - 3:15pm



9am - 3:15 pm


Need extra time at work?  Children don't want to leave camp? Check out our before care and aftercare. Prices are for a 5-day week.

Before care

8am - 9am


After care

3:15- 5:30pm



Sibling Discount: get 10% off second ticket. Register both siblings at full price, use code: Sib!-Camp (may not be combined with Early Bird Discount).

Daily Schedule for rising grades* K-1


Optional Before Care, 8-9 am

9-9:15  Welcome

9:15-10:30 - Lego Engineering

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12 - Nature Science


12:30-1:45 - Invention Lab

1:45-2pm - Break

2pm-3:15 - Introduction to Video Game Programming

Optional After Care 3:15 to 5:30pm



Daily schedule for rising grades* 2-3:


Optional Before Care, 8-9 am

9-9:15 - Welcome

9:15-10:30 - Lego Robotics with Wedo 2.0

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12 - Invention Lab

12-12:30 - lunch


12:30-1:45 - Video Game Programming with Scratch

1:45-2 - Break

2pm-3:15 - Young Engineers

Optional After Care 3:15 to 5:30pm



Daily schedule for rising grades* 4-6:


Optional Before Care, 8-9 am

9-9:15 - Welcome

9:15-10:30 - Mindstorms

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12 -Invention Lab

12-12:30 - Lunch


12:30-1:45 - 3D Design & Printing

1:45-2pm - Break

2pm-3:15 - Young Engineers

Children will be assigned to groups based on age, experience, preference, and space! Projects will be geared to each group’s age and ability.

Optional After Care 3:15 to 5:30pm

*The rising grade is the grade a child will enter in Fall 2019

See you this summer!!!


The Great Adventure Lab

Registration questions:
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


July 22, 2019 — 9:00 am to
August 16, 2019 — 3:15 pm

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Beverly Farms ES
8501 Postoak Rd
Potomac, MD
United States