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Aerospace Engineering Jr. Ages 5-8: June 21-25 from 9am-12pm
Aerospace engineering is one of the newest disciplines of engineering, facilitated by the growth of the aviation industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Aerospace engineers are responsible for the design of aircraft and the subsequent assembly or construction process. Aerospace engineering can also be further broken down into two separate branches: aeronautical engineering, which deals with the design of near-atmosphere aircraft, and astronautical engineering, which involves exo-atmosphere spacecraft.


Super Hero's Week Ages 8-14 : June 21-25 from 9am-12pm
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. Students 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!  During Heroes Week, students will explore the fields of environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering as they design and construct tools that will help them protect the world, as all good superheroes do.


Sail the Seas  
Ages 8-14: June 21-25 from 12:30pm- 3:30pm
Being a pirate involves more than just swabbing the deck and searching for buried treasure. Our Engineering For Kids pirates have to engineer ways to build their ship, load it up and sail around the world. Sometimes, buried treasure isn’t found on an island but in a dark cavern far below the ocean’s surface. In this camp, students explore industrial and marine engineering as they design their own boat and sails and devise ways to dive deep into the ocean to retrieve buried treasure.


Medieval Defense Jr. Ages 5-8: July 26-30 from 9am-12pm
In this camp, students build their very own castle and then work to defend it by engineering canons and catapults. Become a knight and join us on the question for glory and justice!.
Students will select a shape for their coat of arms and cut it out. At the end of each class, students will draw a picture of the design they created building on their coat of arms each day. At the end of camp, students will have a completed coat of arms to take home that shows off all of the challenges they’ve overcome.

Inventor's Workshop Jr. Ages 5-8: July 26-30 from 12:30pm- 3:30pm
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.  


MinecraftEDU: Traveling into the Future
Ages 8-14: July 26-30 from 9am-12pm
Students will learn how to use teamwork and manage resources like an engineer in the real world. Building in Minecraft allows students to experiment with designs and materials, all without the risks associated with building.

Hardware Engineering: Get Wired with Makey Makey 
Ages 8-14: July 26-30 from 12:30pm-3:30pm

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.


Please Note:  If you sign-up your child/children for the morning session (9am-12pm) and the afternoon session (12:30-3:30pm) there will be adult supervision during the 1/2 lunch break between programs.  Parents will be asked to send each child with a bag lunch each day which they will enjoy outside.


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