Activities for kids compensate for the downsides of growing up, such as doing homework and realizing that your original teeth are never coming back. Put a smile on a child’s face with this Groupon. <p>
Choose from Three Options
- $90 for one week of summer camp for one child (a $180 value)
- $99 for one week of minecraft, ninjago, or bricks 4 girlz camp for one child (a $200 value)
- $112 for a one-week movie-making class for one child (a $225 value) <p>
In each half-day, Monday-Friday camp, kids ages 3-13 build themed models from LEGO bricks—an activity that blends play and educational enrichment. <p>
General camps range from “Animal Grossology,” whose curriculum mixes wacky animal facts with LEGO animal model-building, to “Ticket to Ride,” in which kids build a motorized Lego amusement park. <p>
In Minecraft camp, dubbed “Mining & Crafting,” kids build Lego shelters, critters, and tools to mimic the Minecraft game. Ninjago camp—named “Ninja Games Galore”—focuses on icons from that game, from video game characters to a tic-tac-toe board, and bricks 4 girlz camp uses new lines of girl-themed LEGO sets.<p>
The movie-making class, open only to ages 7 and up, focuses on creating a movie with LEGOs, using stop-motion animation. Kids collaborate to write, stage, film, and produce their own movie, complete with a soundtrack and special effects. The camp culminates in a screening for family and friends. <p>
For specific dates and times, see the camp schedule. <p>
Bricks 4 Kidz
In Bricks 4 Kidz hands-on programs, kids can learn to build anything from a motorized amusement park to a duck. But the building blocks aren't real bricks—they're LEGO blocks. Each of the company's summer camps, after-school classes, and birthday parties center around building themed LEGO model plans, designed by engineers and architects. By building structures that fit a zoo theme or a Minecraft theme—or by creating Lego scenes for stop-motion animation—kids learn science and math, teamwork, and problem solving skills, while having fun and getting their masters in LEGO architecture along the way.
The Rockwell County program is helmed by husband and wife team Kevin and Natalie Shepherd, who share a passion for educating children in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. To lead the program they utilize Natalie's background in counseling and play therapy, Kevin's knowledge as a practicing engineer, and their experiences parenting their daughter Sydney.