Ardent Academy

Winter 2018 Maker Camp



Registration and Payment

Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. If you register after January 21, there is a $50 nonrefundable late fee. Online payment by credit or debit card is preferred. If the payments are nonnegotiable, you will not be registered in your course(s). We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. If you wish to pay by check or cash, you must register and make payments in person at our offices.

Class Change and Refund Policy

Withdrawal requests must be made by submitting a written request 7 days before the first day of class to receive a refund less student registration fee of $50.00. Otherwise, no refund nor credit will be given. No pro-rated tuition or credit will be given for missed classes. Classes are subject to change or cancel.  

Maker Camp Programs

Program Title Description

Lego WeDo Coding for Grades 2-3

SUN - 9:30am - 11:30am @ Ardent NW

01/28/2018 - 02/25/2018

Using a combination of interactive lessons, concept explanations, videos, puzzles, quizzes, and DIY projects, this courses teaches students to write block-based programs that integrate the WeDo Smart Hub with the environment. The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills, math, and science, while introducing programming concepts such as repetition, conditional logic, variables, and functions.

Creative Coding for Grades 2-3

SAT: 1pm - 3pm @ Ardent UTC

02/03/2018 - 03/03/2018

Discover programming through art, music, and math. Collaborate with other students as you plan and build amazing projects using visual programming. Create interactive greetings, experiment with sounds and musical notes, make your own comics, design characters and animate them, generate math art, and build level-based games. No prior programming experience required.

Robotics Coding for Grades 3-4

SUN: 12pm - 2pm @ Ardent NW

01/28/2018 - 02/25/2018

A fun introduction to programming that includes concise coverage of computer science fundamentals through hands-on projects. Students will start with visual programming and transition to text programming. They will also learn how to program a physical robot and transition to how to program games and solve math problems.

Game Design 101 for Grades 3-5

SAT: 11am - 1pm @ Ardent UTC

02/03/2018 - 03/03/2018

This class introduces beginners in grades 3-5 to programming using a fun scenario-based approach through building two complete games: Side Scroller Survival to learn basics of motion and animation, and Beat Bot Battle, where students program a robot to dance. Upon completing this course, students will be able to build simple games, animations, and a variety of simple projects. No prior experience is needed.

Drone Coding Studio for Grades 5-6

FRI: 4pm - 6pm @ Ardent NW

02/02/2018 - 03/02/2018

Using a combination of interactive lessons, concept explanations, videos, puzzles, and DIY projects, this class teaches students to write programs that control drones. The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills in geometry, engineering, math, and science. Students will collect and graph data, calculate speed and perimeter, and creatively solve challenges in small groups.

Arduino II for Grades 6-8

WED: 4pm - 6pm @ Ardent NW

01/31/2018 - 02/28/2018

In this class students build a robotic car, head, and hand which they will program using the Arduino micro-controller. They will learn how to control motors, use sensors and LEDs, and design robotic systems that mimic bionic movement. Students will be able to take their Arduino components and projects home at the completion of class. Previous programming experience with Arduino required.