Summer Camp

Our 2017 Sumer Camp Offerings!

School may be out, but engineering and adventure are always in at Engineering For Kids Summer Camp!  Each thematic camp is designed to be a week long to get kids fired up about science, technology, engineering and math.  Kids will be required to use their imagination, learn and have fun, so register for our summer camp offerings now!   

Click Here to register for our summer camp or to get more details about our weekly summer camp classes, dates & times.

 



About Our Summer Camp Programs


Engineering for Kids Summer Camps inspire children to build on their natural curiosity through fun and challenging, hands-on activities. Our program encourages imagination, innovation and collaboration as well as the promotion of individual problem solving skills. Campers are introduced to the concepts of engineering and the Engineering Design Process, applying these concepts in a real world setting as they ask, brainstorm, design, build, test and improve their creations multiple times.  

We believe summer camp is about having fun and making new friends but it doesn't mean kids have to stop learning!

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Camp Dates, Hours & Location
Our camp season runs 4 weeks from July 10 to August 4. Our camp day is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Check-in is from 8:45 am to 9:00 am.  Extended care is available mornings and afternoons.  Children with extended care can be droped-off as early as 8:15 am or picked-up as late as 6:00 pm.  We will keep your camper busy with fun activities until you arrive. We reserve the right to cancel any camp weeks due to low enrollment and refund your payment.

Engineering for Kids Summer Camp is held at:
 
    Saint Joseph High School (SJHS)
    80 Willoughby St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

       Subways:
       R to Jay St - MetroTech, SJHS is located right outside
       A,C,F to Jay St - MetroTech, walk 2 blocks
       2,3 to Hoyt St, walk 2 blocks
       B,Q to Dekalb Ave, walk 5 blocks

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Fees & Registration
Full Day: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (1 week - $525)
Extended Morning: 8:15 am to 8:45 am - $7.50/day. Drop-off as early as 8:15 am
Extended Afternoon: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - $15/hour. Pick-up as late as 6:00 pm
Please contact us for sibling discounts.

Register Here and pay by credit card or mail a check. We will send a separate email confirmation with general summer camp info (staff, snacks & drinks, clothing and health information etc).


Lunch, Snacks & Drinks
Lunch is from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm daily.  Lunch is not provided.  Parents should pack a lunch for their children.  We will provide snacks and water or juice twice a day.



Daily Activities
Our fun-filled, activity-packed day starts with the campers being introduced to the engineering concepts, games and building activities for that week's core engineering theme. Campers will work individually or as a team to brainstorm and design their ideas on paper until mid-morning, at which point, they will take a 15-minute break for snack. Campers will then resume their building activities, testing, improving and competing against each other until lunch.  Lunch is one hour.  If campers finish early, they may be taken outside or to the school gym for games, stretching or sports. Afternoons focus on technology activities such as robotics, electronic game design, programming or electronics. Campers have a second snack at mid-afternoon followed by concluding activities for the day. By the end of the day your camper will be all fired up about science, technology, engineering and math!    

 
Note About Age & Registration
Studies have shown that age mixed play offers opportunities for learning and development that is not present in play among those close in age, permitting younger children to learn more from older children than they could from playing with only their peers. In age mixed play, the more sophisticated behavior of older children offers role models for younger children, who also typically receive more emotional support from older children than from those near their own age. Age mixed play also permits older children to learn by teaching and to practice nurturance and leadership; and they are often inspired by the imagination and creativity of their younger playmates.   

However, we do understand that some parents may feel differently about this so if there should be an imbalance of ages in any particular week, we will contact you.     


Our Cancellation Policy
We cannot refund or pro-rate fees. If you must cancel, up to 4 weeks prior to a camp's start date, we can attempt to fill your space from the wait list. A service fee of $50 will be deducted from the refund amount if we are able to find a replacement.




Weekly Camp Descriptions




For the Junior Engineers and Adventurers (Ages 4-7)



Week 1 (July 10 to 14)

The Engineering of Cities
(Morning Session)
Put on your hard hats engineers and get ready to explore civil, mechanical and environmental engineering like never before. From roads and tunnels to bridges and skyscrapers, students discover that no job is too tough for an Engineering for Kids engineer!

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Junior Robotics Lab (Afternoon Session)
This program is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® Education WeDo sets. Using LEGO® bricks, students will build a variety of robots. Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. Students do not get to take home any LEGO® projects. 

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Week 2 (July 17 to 21) 

Inventor’s Workshop 1 (Morning Session)
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 things work and design your own inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

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Junior Robotics Lab (Afternoon Session)
This program is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® Education WeDo sets. Using LEGO® bricks, students will build a variety of robots. Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. Students do not get to take home any LEGO® projects. 

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Week 3 (July 24 to 28)

The Engineering of Travel (Morning Session)

Guten Tag! Travel the world with Kelvin and our core of engineers as we explore the continents in just five days. Drive across the United States, build a boat to sail the Mediterranean, and fly to the Orient in this fun engineering experience. Join us on an amazing adventure as we engineer planes, cars, boats and rockets to travel the globe, and beyond. 

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Junior Robotics Lab (Afternoon Session)
This program is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® Education WeDo sets. Using LEGO® bricks, students will build a variety of robots. Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. Students do not get to take home any LEGO® projects.

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Week 4 (July 31 to August 4) 

Inventor’s Workshop 2 (Morning Session)

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 things work and design your own inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop. 

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Junior Robotics Lab (Afternoon Session)
This program is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® Education WeDo sets. Using LEGO® bricks, students will build a variety of robots. Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer. Students do not get to take home any LEGO® projects.

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For the Apprentice & Master Engineers (Ages 8-14)



Week 1 (July 10 to 14)

Hardware Engineering - Get Wired with Makey Makey (Morning Session)

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.

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Game Design Lab: Platform Games with Clickteam Fusion 2.5 (Afternoon Session)

During our Game Design camp, students will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to create their very own side-scrolling, Mario-type video game. Students will create their own characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course as they attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. 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).

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Week 2 (July 17 to 21)

3D Printing: Minecraft Creations (Morning Session)
3D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3D Printing: Minecraft, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Minecraft creation to life! Students will take their Minecraft design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.

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MinecraftEDU: Medieval Redstone (Afternoon Session)
MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of electrical circuitry. This camp will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making 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.

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Week 3 (July 24 to 28)

Robotics Lab (Morning Session)
This program is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 sets. Throughout this camp, students will use mathematical concepts, engineering principles to brainstorm, plan,test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a specific task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors. During the camp, students will discover the Engineering Design Process in a real world setting as they test their robots multiple times. Students do not get to take home the LEGO® projects.

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Game Design Lab: Kodu Kart Racing (Afternoon Session)
Race to the finish and create your own racing game in Microsoft’s Kodu gaming
environment. From terrain design to enemy selection, students are placed at the wheel and given full control to design their own video game while exploring the foundations of coding. Kick your creativity in gear with Kodu Kart Racing.

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Week 4 (July 31 to August 4) 

Hardware Engineering - Get Wired with Makey Makey (Morning Session)
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. 

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Minecraft: Traveling into the Future (Afternoon Session)
Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students rely on the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again.

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