Each summer, hundreds of young people from the Capital Region gather at Siena College to enjoy a variety of camp experiences, make new friends, and learn new skills while having fun. Many of our camps are directed by full-time Siena faculty members who wish to share their expertise and love for teaching with our campers. Registering for camp is easy when you use our online registration process

We hope that you find the perfect camp for you and we look forward to welcoming you to the Siena campus this summer!

Robotics

07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 5 - 9

$250

From crime fighting to medicine to growing our food, robots can make our lives safer and healthier. Robots can also be very entertaining! In this camp, you'll have the opportunity to build and program robots that solve interesting and fun problems. This camp is great for students who enjoy hands-on activities and have no robotics or programming experience.

Code like an Engineer with MATLAB

07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 6 - 11

$250

Aliens and Exoplanets

07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 6 - 8

$250

Thousands of planets exist beyond our solar system, but are any of them like Earth? Do they have the right properties to be habitable? In this course, you’ll use real telescope data to discover exoplanets, and explore the possibility of alien life existing throughout our galaxy!

Discover the Cosmos

07/13/2020 - 07/17/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 6 - 8

$250

Take an adventure through the cosmos in this introductory astronomy course! Using constellations visible in the summer night sky as our guide, we’ll explore everything from planets to dying stars to distant galaxies. You’ll learn how to identify stars by their color and position in the sky, and get a sense of just how vast our Universe really is.

Electronics Camp

07/13/2020 - 07/17/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 8 - 12

$250

Do you like to work with your hands to build things? Are you interested in computers, robotics, technology, or engineering? In this camp, you'll do many interesting hands-on experiments to learn how different parts of an electronic circuit work. You'll also build many useful electronic gadgets such as counters, alarms, decision makers, and number generators. You can use some or all of these components in a game or other application you choose and design.

Coding with Minecraft

07/13/2020 - 07/17/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 6 - 8

$250

The new Minecraft from Microsoft allows you to add your own creativity into Minecraft. Learn to make your own blocks, control animals, weapons, armor and more. Students start making mods with Blockly, a drag-and-drop studio, to learn programming basics.

Web Development

07/20/2020 - 07/24/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 8 - 12

$250

Go behind the scenes of website development. Learn how to create web pages and make them look awesome! Make your web pages interactive by adding textboxes, buttons, and drawings. In this camp, you will learn about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Theatre

07/20/2020 - 07/31/2020

M - F, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Grades 6 - 12

$800 - Full days for two weeks

Explore the multiple aspects of producing a theatrical performance by engaging in acting, design and technology in costumes, lighting, sets, and sound, as well as management. Work with professionals with Broadway, regional, and international experience in a fun, inclusive, and empowering environment, culminating in a showcase of work. Discover all aspects of performance by working on a wide range of theatre activities from performing Shakespeare, costume making, scene building, lighting and more. Discover your best self and all the possibilities in the entertainment business.

Drawing with Java Programming

07/27/2020 - 07/31/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 8 - 12

$250

Discover the fun and power of being able to program! In this camp, you'll write programs that create interesting, personalized drawings while learning the basics of Java. Topics include classes, objects, methods, variables, selection, and looping. No prior Java programming experience needed. This camp is a great head start for anyone planning to take an AP computer science course. Requirement: Completion of HS Algebra 1

Art of Astronomy

07/27/2020 - 07/31/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 6 - 8

$250

Do you have a passion for art but also have an interest in science? This course blends art and astronomy to teach you all about the Universe! You’ll use clay to mold craters, glitter to make galaxies, create paintings of the planets, and more. No advanced artistic skills are necessary.

Tech-Inspired Escape Room

07/27/2020 - 07/31/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 4 - 8

$250

Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you think you can outsmart your friends? Participants of this camp will need to be clever, resourceful and strategic. Just like the wildly popular escape rooms, you'll be tasked with solving puzzles, cracking codes and deciphering clues to ‘escape’ the room. In addition to becoming an escape artist you'll get a chance to show off your creativity by designing an interactive room. It will be the perfect opportunity to strengthen problem solving, team building, and analytical thinking skills.

FLOSS Desktops

08/03/2020 - 08/07/2020 

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 4 - 8

$250

Most people are afraid of opening up computers, but we encourage it in FLOSS Desktops. You will take apart old computers, make repairs and have them running like new! Once up and running, you will learn the basics of open source software that is available to all. On the last day, everyone will be able to take their computers and give them a new home!

Teeny Tiny Science

08/03/2020 - 08/07/2020

M - F, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grades 5 - 8

$250

Exploring the effects that biomolecules have on humanity. It’s the little things that have the biggest impact!

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