Register Now for our Winter 2018 Maker Camp! (January 3-6, 2018)

This winter, Ardent is offering three interactive, hands-on Maker Camps for students in grades 3-8. Students will complete a project in the form of a game, media broadcast, or electronic device! All camps will run from Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:30-4pm at Ardent Northwood. 



Ardent Academy

Winter 2018 Maker Camp

4-Days, 01/03/2018 - 01/06/2018

Wed - Sat, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Ardent Northwood

Registration and Payment

Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. If you register after December 31, there is a $50 nonrefundable late fee. Online payment by credit or debit card is preferred. If the payments are nonnegotiable, you will not be registered in your course(s). We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. If you wish to pay by check or cash, you must register and make payments in person at our offices.

*Registration deadline is December 31, 2017.

Class Change and Refund Policy

Withdrawal requests must be made by submitting a written request 7 days before the first day of class to receive a refund less student registration fee of $50.00. Otherwise, no refund nor credit will be given. No pro-rated tuition or credit will be given for missed classes. Classes are subject to change or cancel.  

Maker Camp Programs

Program Title Description
Game Design 101 for Grades 3 - 5 This class introduces beginners in grades 3-5 to programming using a fun scenario-based approach through building two complete games: Side Scroller Survival to learn basics of motion and animation, and Beat Bot Battle, where students program a robot to dance. Upon completing this course, students will be able to build simple games, animations, and a variety of simple projects. No prior experience is needed.
Journalism for Grades 4 - 6

In this Maker Camp, students will learn skills for 21st century media and print communications including scriptwriting, journalism, broadcasting, video, and audio. Students will research and write their own articles for online publication as a digital magazine, video broadcast, or audio podcast. At the end of camp, students will collaborate to showcase a mock news stream. Parents are invited to attend during the last 30 minutes of class. No prior experience is needed.

Arduino for Grades 6 - 8 This class will introduce students to programming electrical circuits using the Arduino micro-controller. Students will build simple circuits using LEDs, buttons, speakers, and sensors, and learn to write code that controls each object through project-based learning. Example projects include creating a light show, an electronic piano, and a light sensitive nightlight. No prior experience is needed.