Camp participants can choose one of three challenging, intensive afternoon projects.
Here again, the projects provide a framework for the achievement of a specific outcome over the course of the two weeks. It is therefore not possible to switch projects during the camp.
Wednesday afternoons are used for excursions out into the surrounding region. The first involves a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of a local business, while the second takes participants to Austria for a tour of historic Salzburg. Participants are tasked with documenting both excursions using their iPads and presenting their results to the whole group.
The video project gives Summer Camp participants a step-by-step introduction to the world of cinematography and video editing. A total of eight modules give them a grounding in the disciplines of filming, photography and editing. They also learn how to structure computer-based projects and comply with statutory regulations. On the practical side, they are split into self-managed small groups tasked with documenting their experiences at the Summer Camp with the aid of a range of cameras.
In addition to more basic cameras, participants have access to reflex cameras, GoPros and the school’s drone. They also learn how to use professional software such as After Effects and Premiere CS6. Those who have their own equipment – for example a drone or a reflex camera – are welcome to bring it along and learn how to unlock its full potential.
The second week of the project requires participants to apply the skills gained during the first week. They are invited to be as creative and independent as they like, with the results of their work presented online.
From manual assembly to digital programming, this project sees participants progress through a diverse range of robotics modules that require them to not only work as a team, but also interact with other teams. In addition to building their own robots, they will also explore a variety of mechanical concepts and learn how to optimize software. In particular, they will practice identifying and developing solutions to specific tasks. The project also introduces them to the fantastic worlds of virtual/mixed reality and 3D printing.
This project is ideal for schoolchildren with an interest in Technology, Mathematics or Physics. It involves the use of a variety of types of robot including VEX EDR, LEGO Mindstorms EV3, Sphero, Sphero Ollie, Cagebot and NAO.
You’ll be surprised just how futuristic school can already be – at least at Schloss Neubeuern!
The drama (on the stage) is more exhaustive than the novel, because we see everything about which we otherwise just read. (Franz Kafka)
We invite participants in the 2018 Summer Camp to explore the castle, school and life here from an angle that can’t be seen in a brochure. Various spaces are brought to life with episodes that the children experience with their own eyes and shape with their own ideas. The theatrical training they receive over the course of this two-week project enables them to consciously rediscover their voices and bodies as highly flexible communication tools. Improvisation is the main area of focus, and in particular the ability to react to spontaneous input from a counterpart. This is made particularly challenging by the fact that the scene does not end with the first reaction, but instead continues to develop as each new element is introduced.
The project is designed to empower participants to make a confident impression and win over an audience. It also gives them the opportunity to try out a variety of roles they would not normally play in everyday life. The scenery is provided by selected locations around the castle. The final play is a combined effort developed by the girls and boys themselves during the course of the project, and sees them turn their experiences at Schloss Neubeuern into a story of their very own.