Engineering for Kids Camps
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Jr Inventor's Workshop (Ages 4-7 years)
We have opened up the workshop for a week of fun, creativity, and of course -- engineering! Over the course of a week, students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover how a wind - up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.
Survivor: Engineer's Cove (Ages 8 – 12 Years)
Students in this five-day camp will find themselves stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles–dark caves, wild animals, cold temperatures, little food, and separation from the comforts of home . They will work collaboratively with their tribe members to compete against other tribes in specific engineering-related projects aimed at trying to survive the harsh island conditions and escape to their freedom. The tribe with the most points at the end of the week will claim the honor of Survivor: Engineer’s Cove winner. During this interactive and competitive camp, students will explore the fields of electrical engineering, environmental engineering, aerospace engineering, and marine engineering as they design and construct tools that will help them survive and eventually escape the island.
Engineer Investigators(8 - 12 years)
Become a forensics engineer and help Kelvin find out who stole the blueprints for his secret, new design. Using principles of investigative science and forensic engineering, students will analyze evidence in the simulated crime scene using math, science, and technology. Embark on a new journey each day to decipher cryptic clues and biological codes, and help us identify the thief through chemical and mechanical analysis. Time is running out, and Kelvin needs your help!
Under Construction (Ages 4-7 years)
Put on your hard hats engineers and join us for our The Engineering of Cities! In this camp, students work hard to apply their knowledge of construction to save the beach from erosion and build their very own city from the ground up. From roads and tunnels to buildings and skyscrapers, students discover that no job’s too tough for an Engineering for Kids engineer! Building a city is more than roads and skyscrapers. In this camp, students explore civil, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Students explore the engineering behind objects that they see every day: skyscrapers, roads, tunnels, and even cranes.
Mechatronic Mastermind (Ages 8 - 12Years)
Eureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece -oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use little-Bits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help Kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.
Design the Future (Ages 8 - 12Years)
What does the future look like? Join us as we embark on an odyssey to explore the future of transportation, manufacturing and structural. Let’s take a look at the innovations of today and apply them to create the designs of tomorrow as we explore ways to harness clean energy and house a growing human population. Become an engineer and help Design the Future.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EXTENDED HOURS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/19-6/23.
All specialty camps risk being cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not met at least one week prior to the first scheduled day. Therefore, do not register for this program if your child needs to be in a program while you are at work. We can not guarantee that this program will take place.
- Early Resident Savings –(ERS) Northampton Residents registering at least one week prior to the start date of the program will pay the Early Resident Savings Fee (ERS). The ERS fee is not listed below, but will appear during the checkout process. Mail in registrations must be postmarked at least one week prior to the start of the class in order to receive this savings.
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