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It's a Pirate's Life For Me!

From landlubber to swashbuckler, it’s the pirate’s life for me! Cast-off into the seven seas as learners work together to navigate its treacherous depths, engaging in STEM-focused experiments, hands-on design trials and engaging group discussions. Set the scene each day with exciting stories that engage their senses, curiosity and critical thinking skills. Then, the merry bunch of misfits works together with the rest of their crew to accomplish challenging tasks like forging catapults, tying knots and fashioning maps to hidden treasure! In Pirate Camp, action, adventure and discovery await you at every turn!

Grades: 1-3
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Physical Science, Engineering Design, English Language Arts Connections

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Homeschools

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Materials List

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Becoming a Pirate
  2. Pirate Ship Build
  3. Buoyancy
  4. Tippy Raft Design Challenge
  5. Treasure Maps
  6. Maps and Pacing
  7. Treasure Hunt
  8. Catapults 
  9. Under Siege Design Challenge
  10. Knots 
  11. Sea Shanties 
  12. Fun & Games!


  • Refill Kit Available.This product offers affordable consumable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

Pirate Camp comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • BrickLAB Bricks: 3,250+
  • Brick Separator: 1
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Muslin Bags (for organizing bricks): 31
  • Storage Tub: 1
  • Colored Pencils (12 pack): 5
  • Dry Erase Markers: 31
  • Dry Erase Page Pockets: 31
  • Pencil Sharpeners: 6
  • Plastic Containers: 5
  • Metal Washers: 50+
  • Modeling Clay (1 lb): 2
  • Name Tags: 50
  • Roll of Duct Tape: 1
  • Rope (50 ft): 1
  • Transparent Tape Dispenser: 1

Curriculum Printed Copy Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets

Curriculum Digital Download Includes:

Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.

Refill Kit Available:

Looking to use your Pirate Camp for the next round of scalawags? This refill kit will get you back up and sailing!

  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Colored Pencils (12 pack): 5
  • Name Tags: 50
  • Transparent Tape Dispenser: 1

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Gathering Data Through All Senses
  • Listening and Understanding with Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Metacognition
  • Persisting
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving For Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity Precision
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:*

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Beth Schadd

Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho. As an educator, she has worked with children of all ages in the outdoors and the classroom, as well as coaching various sports.

Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps, and outdoor programs. In 2013, she traveled to China to lead outdoor and adventure camps. Prior to moving to Idaho, Beth worked in labs studying mosquitoes and environmental health, and managed clinical trials. Though she will always be a Cheese Head at heart, she has embraced the great outdoors of the West, enjoying snowshoeing, mountain biking and backpacking, and has become an avid stand up paddleboarder.

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