Check out all our camps below!  For our camp calendar that lists dates and times go here.  All camp pricing is for half day camps unless otherwise stated.

Super Robotics camp-$570

Join us for the ultimate robotics camp! Only at Brain Builders Tustin STEM Center. Students will learn about 2 different robotics platforms, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and Vex IQ. These are 2 of the most popular competitive robotics platforms in Orange County! Students will learn the mechanics of each robot and be faced with different challenges. Students will also compete head to head in a robot capture the flag tournament and battle bots! Which robot will prove victorious? Mindstorms EV3 or Vex IQ?! Choose a side and battle it out! Class includes a final tournament with medals, prizes, exclusive shirt and a pizza party!  Small 6 to 1, student to teacher ratio! This is a full day camp M-F from 9am-3pm.

ultimate video game camp-$695 

Join us for the best video game camp ever!  This full day camp consist of not only learning how to program your own 2d video game and putting it on your personal pocket arcade(make code arcade) you get to take home, but you will also get to make a 2nd arcade machine - the PICADE($200 value).  Students will assemble, modify, paint and upload 100's of games to this rasberry pi arcade machine.  There will also be daily video game contest from the classic Pacman, Super Smash Brothers, and the HTC Vive Virtual Reality gaming headset.  Join us for this epic camp!  Pizza party on the last day too!  This is a full day camp M-F from 9am-3pm.

ultimate harry poter camp-$570

Are you a Harry Potter fanatic!  Join us as we transform Brain Builders into Hogwarts!  Students will have a magical time with many amazing activities and makers lab projects. Besides participating in fun games and trivia, students will be making wands, custom broom sticks with their name engraved on it, dissect owl pellets, learn about the animals of Harry Potter and get to hold a Python and other reptiles, make "floating" candles, making chocolate frogs, learn about potions and more!  Our enthusiastic teachers are big fans of Harry Potter and come dressed to impress!  Join us for a fantastical experience with a pizza party and butter beer on the final day! 

 
 
 

Engineering with LEGO-$175

BATTLE MACHINES

Battle Tops and Battle vehicles! students will be engineering motorized battle top spinners and motorized battle Machines that move and attack on our custom track. Concepts taught include gears, friction, inertia and basic electronics.

ZIP-LINE RACERS

Race your friends as you go head to head in a zip-line race! Projects include gravity, motorized, and mini zip-line racers. Concepts taught include gear ratios, center of gravity, pulleys, and more. Can your racer carry the most amount of weight or go the slowest up our zip-line?

CASTLE SIEGE

Get ready to break down those walls and take over the castle! Students will be building catapults, motorized battering rams, strong walls that can survive our air cannon and more! They will learn about concepts such as energy, strong joints, levers, and gear ratios as they complete daily challenges.

LEGO OLYMPICS

Welcome to Brain Builders Summer Olympics! Students will build projects such as a highjump, basketball, boxing and soccer bots! We
will be using springs, motors, and gears in this class. Students will also compete indiffferent Olympic events each day and have a chance to earn medals on the final day!

STAR WARS

Get ready for a week of Star Wars themed projects! Are you the dark or light side?  Students will be building x-wing and tie fighters and race them down a zip-line, motorized droids, Star Wars battle vehicles, Light saber "boxing bots" and more! Concepts taught include gear ratios, center of gravity, pulleys, and move-able joints. Will the light side prevail? Each student will receive a Storm Trooper minifigure on the final day.

EXTREME VEHICLES

Get ready to race your friends and put your LEGO vehicles creation through some extreme challenges!  Can you launch your vehicle over the LEGO pit, drive through an obstacle course, or do the longest wheelie?  Students will be using spring loaded and electric motors, remote controls and of course lots of LEGO bricks in able to complete different challenges in class.  Concepts taught include friction, gear ratios, and basic electronics.

LEGO MASTERS!

Do you love the show LEGO Masters?!  Join us as and become “LEGO Masters”!  Students will have fun competitions each day and learn new building skills.  From LEGO sculpting, space ships, themed builds, bridges and more, this class will put your skills to the test!  Want to be on a team with your buddy?  Invite a friend that you think you can build the best with.  Fun prizes each day with a final day competition where participants will have a chance to earn a medal.  See you soon “LEGO Masters”!

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

Make your LEGO projects come to life! We take you through the process of animating your wildest LEGO movie production. This guided class will teach you the basics of animation, story board creation, sound effects and more. From making a LEGO person walk to creating a autobiography, each day we will introduce new challenges and help you through the process. Join us for this fun and creative class!

robotics-$175

INTRO TO ROBOTICS WITH DASH AND LEGO WEDO

Ready to enter the world of robotics while using two popular robotics platforms? This class will take you through the basics of robotics with Dash robotics and LEGO Wedo 2.0 as you program your project to come to life! From navigating obstacle courses, LEGO robots to motorized spinning tops, students will learn how motion and tilt sensors work in automating your robot. Students will be working at their own pace and be faced with many fun challenges!  Great for students just getting introduced to robotics or students wanting to learn a new platform for robotics.

ROBOTICS WITH LEGO BOOST

Learn about robotics through LEGO LEGO Boost! This class is one step up from the Dash and LEGO Wedo Class. Students will learn how to build and program the Boost robot in this challenged based class. Students will program multiple motors and make them respond to different sensors. Make your robot come to life and make it through obstacle courses and different challenges each day!

BATTLE BOTS JR.EDITION

Students will be using our newest robotics platform, Itty Bitty Buggy, and add LEGO bricks to it in order to complete different challegnes in class including a battle bot competition!  The robot will be controlled both remotely and with programming blocks.  Other challenges inlcude a sumo bot competition and capture the flag.  Who will reign victorious? Students will also have a chance to earn a medal on the final day of class.

INTRO TO MINDSTORMS EV3 ROBOTICS

Ready for the most advanced project that LEGO makes? This is it! Learn all about Mindstorms EV3 and how it works. Students will learn how to program and build an EV3 robot and have it complete different tasks on an official First LEGO League game field. This class introduces students to both robotics and the First LEGO League. This is a great class for learning the basics or refreshing your skills and learning about competing on a FLL team as well!

BATTLE BOTS WITH MINDSTORMS EV3!

One of our most popular camps! Go head to head in different competitions using the Mindstorms Ev3 Robot. No programming
is involved in this class. Students will learn about mechanics and concepts on how to make your Bot stronger! Challenges include a capture the flag competition and an all out battle to put your opponents Bot out of commission. Students will also get a chance to earn a medal and prizes during our final day competition!

ROBOTICS WITH VEX

Learn about this awesome robotics platform! Students will learn how to build, code and control a Vex robot. ey will be faced with different challenges each day such as navigating and obstacle course and relay races! This class is great for beginners and advanced students looking for a challenge or looking to join a competitive VEX Robotics team. Students will also participate in a final day
competition and have a chance to earn a medal!

Coding-$175

INTRO TO CODING WITH SCRATCH

Step into the world of coding with Scratch! Created by MIT to teach students how to learn the concepts of coding. Student’s will learn computational thinking skills and put them to the test in fun challenges, such as making animations, emojis, games and more! This is a great class for any budding coder! 

 

2D VIDEO GAME DESIGN

Discover the simplicity of designing games with just a your mouse. From character and level design to programming, everything is
done visually. If you can read, you can program a game! Concepts include creating your game concept, 2d games physics, pixel animating, creating the environment, and developing game structure.  Students will also get to upload their game and play it!

Digital Arts-$240

CARTOONING

Do you love to draw? Take your skills to the next level as students will learn how to use a digital drawing tablet and digital software to create their own characters.  Students will learn how to manipulate colors, brush strokes, and other digital techniques in class to create their own unique cartoon characters.  This class is great for beginners and intermediate artists looking to advance their skill set. 

PHOTOSHOP

Learn how to use the industry standard software through fun challenges!  Students will learn the basics and intermediate techniques in Photoshop and create fun projects such as memes, posters and more.  These skills are valuable for all upcoming digital artists, photography enthusiasts, and it's a great program to use!  This class is great for beginners and intermediate students.

YOUTUBE ALLSTARS

This class is all about having fun while learning how to edit videos and create some awesome content.  Weather you area a budding YouTube star or someone that just wants to film and edit videos, this class is for you!  Learn the basics of sound, transitions, effects, adding text and more.  This class is great for beginners and intermediate students.

Engineering & Makers lab

ENGINEERING LAB - HACKING IT! $250

Join us as we hack different electronics and learn about he components that make them work!  Students will learn how to solder, learn about resistors, capacitors, switches, l.e.d, and more as we work on soldering projects and modify small electronic devices by adding switches, lights, potentiometers and more.  Great for any budding engineer and those curious about soldering and electronics.

ENGINEERING LAB - FLIGHT $250

Learn about things that fly! The wonder of flight has intrigued people since the dawn of time! Students will learn about the forces of
flight and engineer projects such as rockets and gliders. Students will also navigate a flight simulator and fly drones through an obstacle course and make some world record flying paper airplanes!

DRONES, ROBOTICS AND VR $250

Experience the technology that is shaping our future! Students will get to fly drones through obstacle courses, build and program robots and see how VR is changing education and the world around us! This fun and exciting class will open your eyes to the technologies of the future! (*note- VR can cause dizziness in students that are sensitive to visual digital movement)

MAKERS LAB - STAR WARS $220

Join us Star Wars fans as we make Light Sabers, program droids, make 3d holograms and more! We will be making and learning about all things Star Wars and the science involved. Learn how to use “the force” and about life beyond earth! Student’s will also get to hop on and
experience Star Wars in virtual reality!

MAKERS LAB - THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY $220

Love DISNEY?  Then this class is for you!  Students will be learning, making, and having tons of fun with everything Disney themed the whole week.  Learn fun facts about Disney through fun games, make your custom Mickey ears, learn about animation and createe your own zoetrope and flipbook and more!  This class is great for the casual and hard care Disney fan!

wood shop-$300

Good old woodshop! Students will learn tool safety and how to use the tools that shape and cut wood. Tools used includes power drills, band saws, miter saws, power sanders and more. This project based class will leave your student wanting more! Students can take any class as we willbe completing different projets in each. Class is for mature students that can follow rules only!​

 

WOOD SHOP 1 - Hanging key holder & Cornhole game

WOOD SHOP 2 - Tic Tac Toe Game Board & Picture Puzzle Game

WOOD SHOP 3 - Planter Box & Weighted Mallet

 
 
 
 
 
 
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