Kickstart your future

From programming fundamentals to launching full-stack web apps, you'll learn to solve problems with code while applying industry best practices in a collaborative environment.

Learn circuitry in stem summer program

Circuitry

Understand the foundation for all electronic devices, from your phone to a speaker - and then some. 

Learn to code and develop web applications during stem summer program

Web Applications

Build web applications from the ground up using Ruby on Rails, a modern web language and MVC framework. Build quality APIs using Node.js and integrate data from other apps (like Google Maps or Uber) into your project.

Learn front-end web development and code websites during stem summer program

Front-End Web Dev

Build a webpage by giving it structure, meaning, and design with HTML and CSS. Then integrate Javascript to build sophisticated, responsive, and dynamic sites.

 

Dive Right In

 
 
 
Dream up big innovative ideas during our stem summer program with engineering and coding concepts

Part I: Introduction

Start off on the right foot. Begin work with core concepts in circuitry and computer science. You'll start off by learning fundamentals in physics and basics in programming, like data structures, web design, and development best practices. 

 

 

Part II: Skill Development

Using the foundation established in Part I, we'll start working with more complex topics in both engineering and computer science. You'll learn to create complex projects like sound-to-light sensors and solar-powered cars, and begin to build applications using Javascript and Ruby on Rails.  

Students work on projects applying the skills and knowledge base they've gained so far on coding and engineering during our stem summer program
 

 
During the final weeks of the stem summer program students work on developing their personal final projects through combining their coding and engineering skills 

Part III: Creation

Weeks of knowledge will cumulate in your own final project. You choose what you want to create - anything from a full-fledged web application to a rocket security system - we'll provide mentoring and guidance for whatever invention you choose.  If you want to launch a product, we'll guide you through the entrepreneurship process and found a company.

 
 

A Day in the Life

 

Mentor Leading engineering Class Discussion in Program

Welcome!

10 minutes

We start all of our classes with a recap of the previous week's work to refresh our students' memory, usually with a quirky task or activity (e.g. design a tool to peel eggs). This also serves as a warm-up to get them thinking and ready for a day of building.

 

 

Student Coding Website on Laptop

Morning Session: Computer Science

120 minutes

Start the day off on the right foot by writing code! Students will be introduced to a new tool or algorithm then implement it in a series of activities and try it on anything, from debugging old code to designing a new project. Finally, the class will work on a lab that synthesizes past and new CS knowledge. 

 

 

 

Students having lunch break during program

Lunch Break

60 minutes

Relax and chat inside, or go out for some fresh air and explore the surrounding area (Lower Manhattan is a foodie's dream!). Students are welcome to continue working on their projects or talk to mentors for extra help or guidance.

 

 

 

Mentor teaching student soldering on a circuitboard during program

Noon Session: Engineering

120 minutes

Constructing a motor, soldering an LED circuit, and drilling a hole in steel are fun, but first we need to understand the fundamentals. Students will first learn about the theory and physics within the engineering, then get hands-on working with real tools on projects. 

 

 

Mentor teaching students during program

Feedback & Recap

10 minutes

We wrap up the day with a final recap, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the day's work. Many students stay afterwards for extra mentoring, and they are encouraged to do so. 

 

 

 

 
 

A summer experience done differently.

 
 
 
Mentor helping Student code website during program

We're committed to you

Everybody at Kinet-X has only one goal: to help you get the most out of your experience. When you learn at Kinet-X, you can always expect to have your lingering questions answered, discuss potential ideas and topics with your mentors, and receive meaningful feedback on improving your work.

 

 
Students working together on code during program

Stay engaged

Programs can start off well, but keeping yourself excited might be a challenge. Our program starts off on a brisk pace and keeps it going until the very end, keeping you on your toes and completely immersed in programming and engineering with exciting activities and enjoyable lessons.

 

 
Students engineering together during program

Make friendships

Kinet-X provides students with endless opportunities to grow and learn, and one of the most important opportunities that we provide you is the ability to meet some of the brightest, talented kids in NYC. Over the course of 2 weeks, you and your friends will solve tough problem sets, build amazing inventions, and forge friendships to last a lifetime.

 

august 2017

"I love this camp! In a few weeks my son's learned computer programming and has already figured out how to write a program to cut down on his homework time for the coming year!"

Gabriel Winocour | Parent Summer '17

 

Starter X

Kickstart your future

8/6-8/17

$695/week*

April 30 Deadline

For more info (including space & scholarships), read our FAQ below

*Sticker price. Scholarships and discounts available, read below.

 

 
 

Frequently asked questions

What sets Kinet-X apart from other tech programs?

Everybody's goal at Kinet-X is to help students reach their potential. We want our students to leave the program with more knowledge / experience than they had prior to joining. We teach an in-depth and comprehensive curriculum that combines engineering, computer science, and design to give students all the tech fundamentals they need in one course. Class sizes are small, with a 1:5 mentor student ratio. This results in tailored attention to each of our students, and an incredibly unique program modeled after real-life accelerators, designed to train and inspire students to have a successful future in technology. 

 

What does tuition cover?

Tuition helps us provide you with materials, activities, laptops, snacks, a fantastic space, and talented mentors. 

 

When is the application deadline?

Our final application deadline is April 30, but admissions are rolling. That means you can submit an application any time between now and April 30 and receive a decision within 5 days. Applicants are highly advised to apply early!

 

Do I need any prior experience to attend?

No experience is required! If you do have some level of STEM experience, we'll customize your program to make sure you're never bored and always challenged. 

How much does the Kinet-X Starter X course cost?

Full tuition for our Starter X Summer Immersive is $1390. If your family has financial difficulties, we provide need-based scholarships. If you've been accepted, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you attend. 97% of our past students who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise participated in Kinet-X due to scholarships. If you sign up for more than two programs or apply before February 28, you'll receive a $150 discount.

 

When and where is Kinet-X taught?

Our Starter X Summer Immersive will be hosted at the Pine Street School. Class begins on August 6th and runs through August 17th on weekdays from 10am-3pm. Students are welcome to stay after for extra help or to just continue working on their projects. Our mentors generally leave at ~4pm.

 

Are there any age requirements?

For our Starter X Immersive, students are required to be over 13 years old. 

Who will be teaching me at Kinet-X?

Our mentors are bright, talented people with a passion for helping younger students succeed. They themselves have vast experience in the education system, attending schools from Cornell University to Stuyvesant High School.

 

What if I have more questions?

We'd love to answer them! Just contact us here