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Engineering For Kids Steam Summer Camps!

June 16 - July 20

| $160 - $275

Camps at Engineering For Kids of The Midlands

At Engineering For Kids, our camps designed to foster teamwork, resilience, and strong decision-making skills while providing educational enrichment and lots of fun. Our half-day camps, full-day camps, and holiday break camps are structured to accommodate any schedule and are conveniently located in downtown Columbia.

½ day camp – AM (9 am – 12pm) or PM (1 – 4pm) session $160

Full day camp – 9 am – 4 pm $275


  Week of June 18

  Week of June 25

  Week of July 09

  Week of July 16


Camp Descriptions:

Jr. Engineering – Toys (Ages 4 – 7) – Week of 6/18 (9am – 12pm)

Our youngest engineers will be introduced to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Explore and construct different toys such as spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, and more.

Jr. Mechanical Engineering (Ages 4 – 7) – Week of 6/18 (1 – 4pm)

Use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems.

How Amusing (Ages 8 – 14) – Week of 6/18 (9am – 12pm)

Ah, the thrill of an amusement park…zipping around on race cars, zooming through the loops of a rollercoaster, trying your luck at a floating boat game, and enjoying a cold, refreshing ice cream treat at the end of a hot, sticky day. Campers will compete in specific engineering-related contests with the goal of creating the most fantastic and thrilling theme park experience including: a game, rides, and a scrumptious sweet treat.

Mechanical Engineering (Ages 8 – 14) – Week of 6/18 (1 – 4pm)

Use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Learn the basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing machines such as roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster.

Jr. Robotics (Ages 4 – 7) – Week of 6/25 (9am – 12pm)

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build items such as an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Jr. Civil Engineering (Ages 4 – 7)​ ​ ​- Week of 6/25 (1 – 4pm)

Building a house to withstand the Big, Bad Wolf is where the fun begins in learning the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Explore the engineering behind sky scrapers, bridges, roads, and more in this fun and engaging experience. Junior Mechanical Engineering Use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems.

Out of this World (Ages 8 – 14) – Week of 6/25 (9am – 12pm)

Is mankind ready to inhabit the moon? With a little help from Engineering for Kids® students, humans will be prepared to take up residence by the end of the week! Collaborating with their Space State teams, campers will design and construct a variety of projects that will enable mankind to safely inhabit the moon.

Mission to Mars (Ages 8 – 14) – Week of 6/25 (1 – 4pm)

Design and program robots to explore an unknown planet, find safe shelter, and collect soil samples from the planet while using LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Jr. Robotics (Ages 4 – 7) – Week of 7/9 (9am – 12pm)

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build items such as an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Jr. Mechanical Engineering (Ages 4 – 7)​ ​- Week of 7/9 (1 – 4pm)

Use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems.

Medieval Mayhem (Ages 8 – 14) – Week of 7/9 (9am – 12pm)

In medieval times, there were a huge number of engineering innovations. Crossbows, drawbridges, towers, cranes, the compass, and more were invented during those times. Campers will explore mechanical and civil engineering. They will build infrastructure for their lands including bridges and towers, construct catapults to lay siege to others, and take part in jousting games.

Electronic Game Design: Pong in Space (Ages 8-14) – Week of 7/9 (1 – 4pm)

They say that in space no one can hear you scream… with joy while playing your very own version of the classic video game, Pong-Pong In Space! We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to identify and capture the rules of play and characters for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the program, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).

Jr. Robotics (ages 4 – 7) – Week of 7/16 (9am – 12pm)

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build items such as an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Jr. Mechanical Engineering – Toys (Ages 4 – 7) – Week of 7/16 (1 – 4pm)

Our youngest engineers will be introduced to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Explore and construct different toys such as spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, and more.

Survivor’s Cove (Ages 8 – 14) – Week of 7/16 (9am – 12pm)

Students in this 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.

Rescue Robotics (Ages 8 – 14)​ ​- Week of 7/16 (1 – 4pm)

Using LEGO® Robotics, computers and teamwork, campers design and program robots to respond to simulated disaster situations such as moving rubble and retrieving targets.

Details

Start:
June 16
End:
July 20
Cost:
$160 - $275
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