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About

Howard County Recreation & Parks offers programs for youth and tweens that involve the use of LEGO® bricks, to include after school classes and summer camps. These programs have a wide variety of topics including STEAM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), in addition to topics based on a variety of mainstream kids themes such as Angry Birds®, Clash of Clans®, Jurassic Park®, Minecraft®, Minions®, Pirates, Pokemon®, Star Wars®, Super Heroes (DC Comic® and Marvel®) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®. Popular LEGO® themes include Legends of Chima®, LEGO® Friends, and Ninjago®.

Sections

Camps

• Info: Scott Corning, 410-313-4622 or

scorning@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Bricks4Girlz LEGO® Camp

In this “Girlz Only” space, enjoy problem solving and collaborating. Energize your creative side through teamwork and LEGO® brick sets.

 

Detective Mysteries

The LEGO® Friends are back, with a mysterious mission in Heartlake City! Build models, search for clues, do some cool forensic science and help Mia, Andrea and the gang solve the mystery!

 

Summer Travel Adventure

Each day is themed after a particular LEGO® Friend and where she might spend her summer holiday. Come build with us, play some fun games, and make some cool crafts, all based on the LEGO® Friends characters.

 

Amusement Park Design

Let's get those engineering minds thinking and planning the coolest amusement park around! Our LEGO® mini figs are ready for a brick-sized adventure park! Develop your tech-building skills with our motorized LEGO® models. By the end of the week, design your own rides! Brick Architects. Let’s build a CITY! Learn, plan and build together. Test out engineering and architecture principals as you build models of skyscrapers, buildings, parks, playgrounds, waterways, and bridges, using LEGO® technic motorized components and basic bricks. Have a blast building custom vehicles to move people of the city around town - brick by brick!

 

Brick Critters: The Secret Life of Pets

Ever wonder what your pets do while you are at school? Join Max, an adorable dog, and Snowball the rabbit on this fun and furry adventure. Dive to the depths of the ocean with Dory to help her search for her family and build other favorite aquatic movie sea life. Build critters, motorized buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies, and more.

 

Brick Jones, Super Spy

Meet Brick Jones, the 007 of the LEGO® world! This crazy guy takes us on a wild adventure! Come complete a mission with some cool brick building and gain some secret agent training along the way!

 

Brick Model Designer

Is your camper the next LEGO® Master? This session is for the ultimate creative builder. Spend the week learning to create new LEGO® designs and leave with your very own masterpiece. $30 lab fee.

 

Brick Movie Making

This new format camp is a fun introduction to stop motion animation using LEGO® elements. With a focus on storytelling and set construction this entry level camp is a great way for your child to start on their movie making journey!

 

Brick Olympics 2020

Calling all sports fans! On your mark, get set, build! Celebrate the Olympics with cool models of sports from cycling to soccer, basketball to gymnastics. Take a break from the heat and compete indoors to set your own Brick. Olympics records with exciting sports-themed challenges!

 

Brick Pirate Adventures

Join Captain Black Brick and his crew on this fun adventure of the high seas. Love Captain Jack and the scallywags of the Pirates of the Caribbean? How about Jake and the Neverland Pirates, or good ole Peter Pan and Captain Hook? Come on a fun, swashbuckling adventure!

 

Brick Royale

Skydive down from a flying bus into a world of brick building! Imagine living in this brick world for a fortnite, and working on a fun mission while you’re here. We will build popular game characters, llamas and motorized models that really dance!

 

Building is Awesome - Emmet’s Wild Adventures

Emmet is back on the big screen and in our hearts! Enjoy Emmet's adventures in the original and brand-new LEGO® Movies. Your favorite characters make an appearance in our motorized models, 3D models and mosaics. Come play fun games and make cool crafts based on the movie. Whether you take an imaginary ride on Metal Beard’s ship or Emmet’s double-decker couch, every day is awesome!

 

Extreme Gaming Adventures

Get in the creative mode! We challenge you with cool new models based on today's most popular video games as well as some retro faves! Come "level up" with your LEGO building!

 

Extreme Ninja Training

Do you love the Ninjago®? Play games and have challenges that are based on the LEGO® Ninjago television show and model sets. Enjoy arena battles, doing ninja related crafts, and building models. Enjoy the zip line racing, skeleton bowling and all sorts of adventure. You may think it’s all about the action, but enjoy some learning too.

 

Galaxy Space Wars

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars®, this camp is packed full of models that make your imagination blast off! Each day, learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. Enjoy LEGO® Star Wars®- themed models, video games, group games, challenges and more.

 

Jurassic Bricks

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage, you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick World! Build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrible T-Rex, and more! Learn about dinosaurs and other extinct prehistoric animals that roamed the Earth millions of years ago!

 

Lights, Camera, Movie MixUp

Build LEGO® models from our favorite movie franchises including Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jurassic Park and more! If you love the big screen and some brick building, then this is the camp for you! See you on the set!

 

Mining & Crafting

Create anything you can imagine. Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks! Craft a shelter and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO®. Face new challenges each day, build motorized models and craft key elements from the popular Minecraft game. $30 lab fee.

 

Pocket Brick Monsters

Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokemon®! Capture wild Pokemon® creatures and train them for battle. Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and use special abilities. Tap your creativity to build Dratini, Pikachu, Poke Balls and more with LEGO® bricks.

 

Robotics, Coding & More

Want to start learning about computer science and coding? Do you hope robotics is in your future? This fun camp is set up to be an engaging and entertaining introduction to computer coding and robotics. Using fun formats including LEGO® WeDo 2.0, Ozobots, Wonder Workshops Dash and Dot and more, we engage in fun, educational activities. $30 lab fee.

 

Super Hero Academy

Enjoy a week building Super Heroes with LEGO® bricks. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all your evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® bricks.

 

Wild About Animals-Brick Zoology

Does your child love animals? In this science-packed camp, we explore the wild and wacky, gross and goofy animal world in a very BRICK building way. Throughout the week fill your "explorers guide" with all the facts and build some really cool motorized LEGO models and awesome brick creations.

 

Wizards vs. Beasts

We are taking our popular Harry Potter-themed camp and mixing in some fun "fantastic beasts" action! Grab your wands, pick your house and have some fun! Come build motorized LEGO® models of caldrons and quidditch matches. Build 3D models and mosaics of dragons and beasts.

 

Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO®

• Info: William Banks, 410-313-4721 or

wbanks@howardcountymd.gov or www.play-well.org

 

NEW! Harry Potter Master with LEGO®

Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Visit Diagon Alley, play a game of Quidditch, and duel the evil Lord Voldemort. Hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts.

 

NEW! Animal Architects with LEGO®

Let your imagination run wild as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

 

Intro to STEM with LEGO®

Bring your craziest ideas to life with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: chugging Steamboats, enchanting Moon Bridges, and bustling Airports. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

 

STEM Challenge with LEGO®

Refine your construction skills as you tinker with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts through projects such as: dizzying Teacup Rides, customized Cuckoo clocks, and the historic Wright Flyer. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.


Super Hero Engineering With LEGO®

Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Enter the Phantom Zone, travel on Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet, and face off against Galactus. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to bring your super powers to life.

 

TECH Scientific

• Info: William Banks, 410-313-4721 or

wbanks@howardcountymd.gov

 

NEW! LEGO® Animal Explorer

Use LEGO® WeDo to create different animals. Build and program roaring lions; explore ponds and build different frogs; create a flying bird. Navigate the Northern Pacific Coast and create sea lions. Once you've built it, bring it to life using the WeDo computer program! $15 materials fee.

 

LEGO® EV3 Robot Adventures

Discover the fantastic programming possibilities with LEGO® EV3 robots! Using LEGO® EV3 software, learn basic and advanced programming. Start with basic programming to move and steer a robot rover. Quickly advance to learning loops and incorporating touch and ultra-sonic sensors in your programming. Challenges include programming a robot to run the bases on a baseball diamond and using a color sensor to follow a path.

 

LEGO® EV3 Sea World Missions Camp

Come design and program robots to protect the ocean and ocean life by releasing a dolphin into the ocean, fixing a broken pipeline, and maintaining an oil platform. Use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork. Build a robot and program that robot to complete these missions!

 

LEGO® EV3 - Envirobots

Using the LEGO® EV3 platform, build and program a robot to complete a different task or theme each day! Utilize the color sensor to pick up ambient light, learn about solar energy and managing stored energy. Program a robot to be efficient in reaching a goal, simulating how a solar powered robot might act. Use advanced programming modules to record information in your robot while reinforcing the concept of efficiency in logistics. Build one robot and program it to complete different missions! Learn real programming!

 

LEGO® EV3 - Bot Olympiad Camp

Build and program a robot that competes in our Robot Olympic Games!Themes include Athletic Training Center, Basketball, Hockey, Tug of War, Sprint, and Wrestling. Add attachments and sensors to your robot throughout the week to complete the different Olympic Game!

 

LEGO® Robotic EV3 Search & Rescue Camp

Using the LEGO® EV3 platform, build and program robots to complete a different theme each day! Themes include Earthquake, Searching for Survivors, Avalanche, Broken Bridge, Stranded in the Woods, and Apocalypse! Build a robot and attach different sensors and attachments in order to complete these search and rescue missions! Program this robot to complete each mission!


LEGO® Robotics - Doctors & Surgeons Camp

Enjoy an intro into the world of building and programming basic robots. Explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized in the medical field (Medical Intern, Setting a Bone, Harmful Bacteria, Administering Aid, Robo-therapy and Robo-operation). Build a base robot and attach different attachments and sensors to complete these challenges. Learn how to program your robot!

 

LEGO® Tech Machines Camp

This is the perfect camp for the 4-to-6-year-old LEGO® builder, as we introduce science and design technology concepts using LEGO® Early Simple Machines and Tech Machine Sets. Build fun and simple models such as see saw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft and many more. By building these devices learn about simple machines such as levers, gears, and wheels and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. For extra excitement, we add Tech Vehicles where campers learn about machines, the tools used to work on machines, and their functions. $15 materials fee.

 

NEW! The Places You’ll Go With LEGO®

We always have places to go, and with this new LEGO® WeDo class, we have lots of options on how to get there! If you have a need for speed, the dragster build is for you. If you are more of a "by sea person," enjoy building and programing a boat. Looking to take to the air? Create an airplane and a helicopter. Then tweak a design to make it your own creation! $15 materials fee.

 

Little LEGO® Robotics Camp

Introducing NEW LEGO® WeDo model builds! Learn how to code and program Lego WeDo robot builds to move. Construct a Giant that awakens when there is movement nearby! Build a racing car, a space shuttle and a jumping rabbit all with Legos that move and coded by you! $15 materials fee.

 

WeDo LEGO® Adventure Stories Camp

In this adventure, come use LEGO® bricks and LEGO® WeDo robots to build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. Learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.$15 materials fee.

 

WeDo LEGO® Amazing Mechanisms Camp

Come enjoy using LEGO® bricks and LEGO® WeDo robots to create a variety of different mechanisms. Projects include a hungry alligator, a flying bird, and a roaring lion. Learn to program and operate your creations using a laptop. $15 materials fee.

 

WeDo LEGO® Meets Scratch Intermediate Camp

Bring your coding skills to life with Scratch as you learn to code WeDo LEGO® Robotics. Take Legos to the next level by using this popular coding program. Go beyond the basics and build projects such as a Hopping Frog, Batmobile, Space Shuttle and more! $15 materials fee.

 

WeDo LEGO® Meets Scratch Intro Camp

Learn basic coding skills with Scratch and use them to code WeDo LEGO® Robotics. Build structures and objects with the LEGO® and bring them to life by coding the actions using Scratch. While using Legos, learn about the world of coding. $15 materials fee.

 

 

 

Youth/Tween

To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online

 

Check back soon for spring/summer programs.

Inclusion

Howard County Recreation and Parks strives to make programs available to all individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Inclusion Services provides a variety of supports to individuals with disabilities who choose to participate in any recreation program or class offered by the department. Inclusion accommodations may include financial assistance, accessibility, companions, additional training, medical, and interpretive services for the deaf or hearing impaired.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation and Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate citizens with disabilities. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call 410-313-4628 or 410-313-4708 at least two weeks before the program begins.

The Inclusion Process:
Look through the brochure and find a class or program you like.
Register for the program. Let us know what you need to participate on the registration form or when you call to the person taking the registration.
Examples may include effective communication for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, companions, accessible equipment and facility features, and/or individualized planning for program or class participation. 

Therapeutic Recreation Staff will contact you to discuss strategies for inclusion and to offer an opportunity to share additional accommodation information. You will be asked to complete this confidential survey to help us better serve you.
Each request is assessed on an individual case by case basis. Additional information may be needed to address the request.
Modifications or accommodations will be made as needed.

Companion Services are not guaranteed.

Come live, learn, and choose your fun!

Contact Us

Adam Wienckowski, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4714 / awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov

 

Financial Assistance is available by application on an individual basis. Please call 410-313-4659 for details.