At Engineering For Kids we believe that children are natural born engineers who have unlimited imaginations and unbridled enthusiasm. We offer fun, hands-on learning for children ages 4 to 12. Our activities range from building flashlights and rockets to programming video games and robots. The variety of programming is extraordinary!
AM Session: 9:00am – Noon PM Session: 12:30 – 3:30pm
*Sign Up for both AM and PM Sessions and lunch time care (Noon – 12:30pm) is included.
Ages 5 - 7 Years Old
June 28 – July 2
AM Session Jr Power and Energy
In the Engineering of Power and Energy, join us as we look at ways to get things moving...no batteries required. In this program, students explore the foundational concepts of potential and kinetic energy by building their very own toys. Additionally, students will explore natural power and energy sources such as falling water and the sun. Get ready for a shock in this energetic and engaging engineering experience!
PM Session Jr Medieval Defense
Do you have what it takes to defend your castle and maintain your family’s honor? If so, then don your armor and draw your sword for The Engineering of Medieval Times. In this program, students build their very own castle and then work to defend it by engineering cannons and catapults. Become a knight and join us on the
question for glory and justice!
July 19 – 23
PM Session Jr Aerospace Engineering: Taking to the Skies
The Junior Aerospace Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, helicopters, and more.
July 26 – 30
AM Session Jr Twisted Fairy Tales
Ever wonder how we got to the Happily Ever After in traditional fairy tales? Students will explore a few fairy tales from different points of view and engage in activities to investigate solutions for each fairy tale’s obstacles. In the Twisted Fairy Tales Camp, we will design a getaway vehicle for the heroine from Kate and the Beanstalk, help The Three Billy Goats Fluff devise a method to cross the bridge quietly and not wake the Troll, and construct an edible reef entirely from candy to protect The Three Little Fish from the Big Bad Shark! Join us as we explore the Engineering of Fairy Tales!
PM Session Jr Hardware Engineering: Scratch with Makey Makey
When your favorite song comes on the radio do you sit quiet or do you dance around and play the air drum solo? In Musical Adventures With Scratch and Makey Makey, we are going to explore how different sounds are created and we will create our own interpretations of common musical instruments like drums, piano, guitar, and even a recorder, and we will create our very own dancing program, all through the use of Makey Makey and Scratch to bring our music to life! The last day will end with a bang, or at least a great mini concert from our students!
August 23 –27
AM Session Jr Camp Kelvin
Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because at Camp Kelvin, we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Build a tent, design waterproof clothing, engineer your own survival pack and more! Join us for a week of fun and adventure where everyone goes home a happy camper!
PM Session Jr Space Pioneers
Embark on fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer.
August 30 – September 3
AM Session Jr Mechanical Engineering: Widgets, Gadgets and Toys
The Junior Mechanical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct their own roller coasters, catapults, cars, and more.
PM Session Jr Robotics: Adventure
This program is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
Ages 8 - 14 Years Old
June 28 – July 2
AM Session App Power and Energy
In The Engineering of Power and Energy, students will explore electrical, environmental, marine, and mechanical engineering. They will explore harnessing energy, directional energy transformation, the relationships between potential energy and kinetic energy, and electrical circuitry.
PM Session Heroes Week
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...Heroes Week! Students will join other engineers their age as they seek ways to protect the world and save mankind in the process. They will join a league of heroes and will compete against other leagues by performing engineering-related challenges, such as saving an ecosystem from a potentially lethal oil spill. Only one group will end the week as the ultimate league of super heroes!
July 19 – 23
AM Session Out of this World
During Out of this World camp, students will explore three fields of engineering: aerospace, civil, and chemical. Collaborating with their Space State teams, they will design and construct a variety of projects that will enable mankind to safely inhabit the moon.
PM Session App Medieval Mayhem
In medieval times, there were a huge number of engineering innovations. Crossbows, drawbridges, towers, cranes, the compass, and more were invented during those times. The lands then were ruled by feudal courts in a castle, with each castle having a great deal of land around it that was ruled by the lords and ladies of the castle. Because owning land meant more power, many lords and ladies went to battle with other lords and ladies, trying to take their castle and control their land. This led to many incredible devices being engineered, such as catapults. Students will be split into groups forming their own feudal court of lords and ladies. They will try to beat out the other teams in various challenges to show their prowess and be crowned kings and queens of the land with the Engineering for Kids Crown.
July 26 – 30
AM Session Hardware Engineering: Digital Interface with Circuitry
Imagine designing a piano using celery or a creating a custom digital training program. Now, envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. In our hardware engineering program, students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a Makey Makey device and materials that can be found in just about any kitchen. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun collaborative environment.
PM Session Electronic Game Design – Invaders Defense: Alien Invasion!
Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine. In the Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense program, we will create our own version of an invader defense game where we will
defend against an invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game.
August 23 – 27
AM Session App 3D Printing: Super Heroes to the Rescue
3-D printers are one of the most widely applicable and fun inventions on the tech scene today! In 3-D Printing: Superheroes to the Rescue, we will explore the basic concepts of 3-D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to design and create our very own 3-D printed superhero! Students will take their hand drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3-D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3-D.
PM Session Medieval Machinations: Minecraft EDU – Redstone
Minecraft EDU is an expansive game that lets players designs and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the most complicated aspects of Minecraft EDU is Redstone, Minecraft EDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to many uses of Redstone through a medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration and castle besieging. Students will make mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone.
August 30 – September 3
AM Session EV3 Robotics: Robo Battles
This Robotics: Robo Battles curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges.
PM Session Software Engineering: Scratch – Video Sensing
What’s more fun than playing an interactive video game? Writing one! Video sensing allows students to design and program their own video games and then test them by interacting with the program via webcam. In this Scratch program, students work together to create their own games, art, and musical instruments while exploring coding foundations. Get up and get moving with Engineering for Kids and Scratch: Video Sensing!