iTEAMS Xtreme Day Camp

A day camp to pursue and enrich your passion for all things technology.

Become a Technology Rock Star

Calling all rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders! Sharpen your technology skills this summer through one of three tracks at the iTEAMS Xtreme Day Camp.

Track 1: Blender with Your Side Kick

Have you ever wondered how computers bring animations to life? Have you ever wanted to create your own superhero sidekick? In this course, you will create a digital superhero sidekick and explore the world of 3D animation using Blender software to bring this character to life. With augmented reality, you will transport your character into the real-world, thus creating a new league of sidekicks ready to help save the world! 

Track 2: Robotics

Have you ever wondered how robots operate? Have you ever wanted to learn how to code? In this course, you will explore the world of computational thinking and microcontrollers using the mBot. You will learn how to program your very own micro-controlled robot and pit it against other students' robots in competitions such as Maze Runner and Robot Wars.

Track 3: Game Design

Do you like to play video games? Have you thought about what is required to create a video game? Have you ever wanted to create your own video game? This course will help you answer these questions. You will explore the world of game design using Unity software to create and play 2D and 3D multiplatform games. The course will include 

Summer 2023 Dates & Location

Weeks

June 19-22, June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20

All camps are in person and run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the site location. 

Locations

 

Charleston: TBD

Darlington: July 17-20, GSSM

Greenville: TBD

Lexington: June 19-22, Lexington Technology Center

Orangeburg: June 26-29, Howard Middle School

Richland: TBD

York: TBD

Four iTeams campers pose with a laptop and small robot.

Cost & Scholarship Info

2022 iTEAMS Xtreme program fee is $230. This includes all instruction, supplies, a t-shirt, snacks and a pizza party on the final day of camp. Thanks to the generous support and sponsorships from businesses, individuals, and foundations, scholarships will be available to eligible students. 

Who Is Eligible to Apply to iTEAMS Xtreme Day Camp?

Rising 6th, 7th & 8th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science and math and desire an academically challenging STEM summer experience. Students must submit their 2020-21 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be enrolled in iTEAMS Xtreme.

What Can I Expect at the iTEAMS Xtreme Camp?

  • Awesome experiences, hands-on projects, and competitions using robots or game design software
  • A four-day immersion into the world of robotics or 2D/3D game design
  • Interactions with other students who share a passion for technology

iTeams Xtreme FAQs

What will the daily schedule look like?

Each day will run from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Each day will consist of mini technology challenges and the week will end with a Smart Faire.

Do I need to bring food to camp?

You will need to bring lunch to camp for Monday-Wednesday. A pizza party will be provided on the final day of camp. We provide snacks and water each day; however, if you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, you should pack a snack with your lunch.

What supplies do I need to bring to camp?

Nothing! You will be provided with a camp workbook, a writing utensil, and all of the supplies you will need to complete your activities.

What types of technology will I learn?

iTEAMS Xtreme will work with Arduino technology, robots, or home design software.

Should I bring my own electronic devices?

The camp supplies all electronic devices necessary. The camp staff cannot guarantee the security of your electronics while at camp. Students may bring cell phones, but we request parents set clear guidelines on use. Cell phones cannot be used during class time. If devices are deemed to be used inappropriately, they will be confiscated and returned to parents at the end of camp.

Is this an overnight camp?

No, iTEAMS Xtreme is a day camp. Parents/guardians are required to drop students off in the morning and pick them up at the end of each camp day.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, a limited amount of financial aid is available to residents of South Carolina. It is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Families who are interested in applying must complete the financial assistance section of the program application.

Can I see what my child has been working on all week?

Yes! There will be a showcase on Thursday afternoon of each week of camp. You will get an invitation at the beginning of the week.

Can I request to be on a team with my friends?

Campers will be assigned to specific instructors. If you happen to be in the same class, yes you can! However, camp is a great time to meet new people and make new friends!

 

Need More Information?

Irene Middleton, Director of STEM Experiences
middleton@governors.school
Office 843.383.3901 Ext 3309
Fax 877.700.0325

Melissa Hoffman, Outreach Programs Coordinator
Click here to email Ms. Hoffman
Office 843.383.3958
Fax 877.700.0325