PICO Kids Technology Camp

A creative STEAM Summer program merging Science & Art

Looking for a cutting edge technology camp for your kids based in a unique Makerspace?

Kids will have the opportunity to solve real life challenges using advanced production tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting, programming, robotics, video editing, graphic design and more! All of this in an entrepreneurial environment run by PICO Partners – a venture capital firm in the Start Up Nation.

Summer Programs

PICO Makers Camp (4th-6th grade)
The PICO Makers Tech Camp builds a foundation in 2D and 3D modeling by designing simple models to be cut or print out right in the Makerspace. Create your model from scratch in Autodesk Thinkercad and Gravit Designer, or import a more intricate design to use as a starting point. As you create your masterpiece, you’ll learn to operate and maintain a 3D printer. The best part? You’ll create a race car using a Laser cutting machine and 3D Printer.
DATES: July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-29

Videos for Change Camp (7th-9th grade)
Can one-minute videos really change the world? We believe they can. Videos for Change is a way for young people to develop confidence, practice social advocacy, and build valuable 21 st -century skills they need for a better future. It’s a platform designed to make it easy for educators to support them and amplify their impact, while creating more inclusive communities.

This hands-on course originated in Australia, and is designed for students wanting to learn videography, editing and social impact by creating one minute video.
DATES: July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-29

PICO Science Sparks Camp
PICO Science Sparks Camp is all about connecting kids’ natural curiosity to the problem-solving, critical-thinking and creative design skills that real scientists depend on. Instead of tutoring or test prep, PICO Science Sparks Camp for 4th – 8th graders engage in hands-on explorations of human biology, chemistry or natural science. This project-based camp focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No.2 – Zero Hunger.
DATES: July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-29 ( 7th-9th grade)
DATES: July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-29 (4th-6th grade)

PICO Arduino Coding Camp – (7th-9th grade)
This hands-on course is designed for kids wanting to learn the basic elements of utilizing C/C++ programming language to import code into the Arduino Circuit Board to see what the programs can do. The kids will learn to hook wires, lights, servo motors, and speakers to the Arduino to utilize this microcontroller. They will also learn how to create code for the Arduino IDE and set up the board to see what the code results in.

This includes learning the basics such as the Arduino language, which is a simplified version of C++, what the components on the Arduino are, and how to implement basic functions and ideas on the Arduino.
DATES: July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-29

What is PICO KIDS?

PICO Kids is a Jerusalem-based organization, which consists of programs and partnerships that deliver STEEM (Science Technology Engineering Entrepreneurship & Math) education through hands-on, project-based learning designed to develop a sense of wonder and propensity for action.

PICO offers programs for students from first grade through high school, in both in-school and after-school settings, across Jerusalem schools and cultural landmarks, with vastly differing economic, social, and religious groups.

FIJ Important Notice – Summer Camps in Jerusalem have begun registration and are hoping that within the next few weeks the government will officially issue permission for camps to open just as they did for schools. It is the responsibility of each parent to check the camp is working within the official guidelines, as issued by the Israeli Ministry of Health, before the first day of camp.

PICO Programs

PICO Robotics – partners with FIRST – an international youth organization which operates robotics competitions, to challenge kids to think like scientists and engineers, as they work together, to design, tinker, and build robots.

PICO Makers – provides a collaborative workspace for creator kids to take their ideas from design to construction.

PICO Ambassadors – Builds bridges by allowing kids to participate in an exchange program with advanced schools around the world, and facilitates an understanding that we all share challenges for which we can co-create solutions.

Da Vinci – Allows highly motivated high school students to take courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

QueenB – Aims to increase the number of women in the hi-tech industry by utilizing female mentors from the field of computer science to train school-age girls to code.

PICO Maker Space
Yad Harutsim St 4, Jerusalem

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