Science and technology come to life at the CART Summer Academy

Join us this summer for 1 week (June 10 to June 14, 2024) from 8 am to 11:30 am. Your child will have a fun and educational experience in this hands-on, interactive summer program designed especially for incoming 4-7th graders.

*Registration opens on April 2nd

Labs Include

Builder’s Workshop
If you enjoy learning that requires the use of your hands, this class is for you! This is a great opportunity for students to create projects out of wood while learning ways to safely use simple tools. Students will gain skills in measuring, planning, and assembling various household items and toys.

Game Design (FULL for 2024)
Students learn how to use game development software and tools to design and build a two-dimensional computer game. They will explore the basics of game programming, graphics, animation, and sound. Software: Game Maker.

Lemonade Stand – Micro-Business
Students explore the different components that go into creating and running a business through the creation of their own lemonade stand. From marketing and advertising to pricing and creation of a product, students will get their own week-long adventure in the world of small business.

Mini-Med School (FULL for 2024)
Have you ever wondered how your heart pumps, eyes see, or lungs breathe? Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore the inner workings of the human body. This hands-on, laboratory-based experience provides your child an opportunity to: dissect an eyeball, listen to their heart, learn basic first aid, hold a brain, tour an ambulance, learn CPR, and many more activities that explore the wonders of the human body at CART Mini-Med School.

Optical Illusions (CANCELED FOR 2024)
What happens when art and science crash into each other? Illusion confusion…come learn how to create illusions that can be used to astonish your friends and family. In this class, students will learn the basic anatomy and physiology behind some of the most popular illusions. Students will learn how the eyes and the brain work together to perceive the world. By the end of this course, students will have created their own book of illusions to take home with them.

Pixel Playground
Does your child love being creative? Pixel Playground is all about unleashing creativity and having fun with a variety of creative tools including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Express. Students will be engaged as they learn to use digital tools and AI (Artificial Intelligence) to create artwork, edit photography, and create fun graphics that can be used for school projects, social media/self-promotion, advertising, and so much more. This class is for students who enjoy art & design and love to be creative.

Robots, Rockets & Airplanes
Future Engineers and Manufacturers wanted. If you’ve ever thought that you would like to program a robot, build and fly an airplane, or design and launch a rocket, then this is the place for you! Through hands-on activities, our learners will program a robot to perform tasks all on its own, build and fly a model airplane, and design and launch an air-powered model rocket. Expect to use trial and error, design principles, and critical thinking to build the path to success!


FAQ’s and Important Info

Where is CART? 2555 Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612

Who can apply for the academy? Incoming grades – 4-7th graders

How much space is available? Space is limited

What labs are available? 2024 Labs will include – Builder’s Workshop, Game Design, Lemonade Stand – Micro-Business, Mini-Med School, Optical Illusions, Pixel Playground, Robots, Rockets & Airplanes

Academy dates: June 10 – June 14 (Mon. – Fri. 8 – 11:30am)

Registration Cost: Pre-registration received before June 3, 2024, $199. Registration received after June 3, 2024 $250.

Who/how can I pay? We take Debit and Credit card payments, cash, or checks (Payable to CART).

Questions? Call Kelli Parker at 559-248-7400 or kparker@cart.org



*Registration opens on April 2nd


For additional information:

Kelli Parker at 559-248-7400 or kparker@cart.org

Address: 2555 Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612

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