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Camps

Camps at Engineering For Kids of New York City - Brooklyn

The Fun, Educational Camp Your Child Is Bound to Enjoy!

At Engineering For Kids, our camps are carefully structured to provide your child with the enrichment he or she needs to grow and thrive. Our camps run in the spring, winter, and summer for your convenience. Our programs come in many varieties to accommodate your schedule, such as half-day camps, full-day camps, and holiday break camps. We also host camps on scheduled days off for reasons such as professional work days, teacher conference days, etc.

Just a few of these beneficial opportunities include:
  • Teamwork: Most of our camps schedule fun and engaging teamwork activities that teach children the value of investing in others.
  • Resilience and motivation: Our challenging programs help to teach kids how to keep trying. This also helps them feel accomplished when they succeed, which develops their will to learn.
  • Decision-making: Our uniquely structured activities help children establish and build upon great decision-making skills, which can help build confidence.

In addition, the wide range of activities and classes that we offer encourage children to try new things, which is a beneficial skill that can be applied in several instances throughout adulthood.

Summer Camp

Our 2018 Summer 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

Friends Enjoying Summer Camp  At EFKEngineering 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!

Camp Dates, Hours & Location

Our camp season runs 4 weeks. 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.

BrooklynEngineering 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

Fees & Registration
Full Day: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (1 week - $550)
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 9 to 13)

undefinedThe 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!

Jr RoboticsJunior 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.

Week 2 (July 16 to 20)

Inventors WorkshopInventor’s Workshop(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.

Jr Robotics LabJunior 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.

Week 3 (July 23 to 27)

Jr Engineering TravelThe 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.

EFK Jr Robotics LabJunior 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.

Week 4 (July 30 to August 30)

EFK Invemtors WorkshopJunior Electrical Engineering: Electrified (Morning Session)
Imagine a world where you can't turn on a light, a computer, or even use the phone! It's hard to imagine a world without electricity. Electricity is a part of our everyday lives. In this one week camp, students will explore electricity, how it's made and stored, conductors & insulators, and magnetic fields. Your junior electrical engineer will use this knowledge to build simple circuits and switches to make things found in our every day lives that use electricity.

Junior Robotics Lab At EFK Summer CampJunior 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.

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

Week 1 (July 9 to 13)

Hardware EngineeringHardware 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.

Game DesignGame Design Lab with Roblox Studio(Afternoon Session)
During our Game Design camp, students will be using Roblox Studio to create their very own game that they can publish into the Roblox community. Roblox is the best place to Imagine with Friends. With the largest user-generated online gaming platform, and over 15 million games created by users, Roblox is the #1 gaming site for kids and teens (comScore). Every day, virtual explorers come to Roblox to create adventures, play games, role play, and learn with their friends in a family-friendly, immersive, 3D environment.

Week 2 (July 16 to 20)

3D Printing3D Printing (Morning Session)
3D printing represents boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In this 3D Printing week, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome creations to life! Students will take their designs and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.

MinecraftMinecraftEDU: 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.

Week 3 (July 23 to 27)

RoboticsRobotics Lab: Mission to Mars (Morning Session)
We're going to Mars! 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 to carry out the first manned mission to Mars! Throughout this camp, students will use mathematical concepts, engineering principles and the Engineering Design Process to brainstorm, plan,test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish challenge missions. Build a Mars outpost that can support human life and act as a base for future exploration. Going there won't be easy. Make sure that you have a good crew with you, make sure all your systems are online ... and begin the launch. Good luck! Students do not get to take home the LEGO® projects.

KoduGame 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.

Week 4 (July 30 to August 30)

LEGO Simple And Motorized MechanismsSimple and Motorized Machines (Morning Session)
This program is designed to encourage students to work as young scientists, engineers and designers providing them with settings, tools and tasks that promote design technology, science and mathematics. Using LEGO® Simple and Motorized Mechanisms, students will build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms. Students do not get to take home the LEGO® projects.

Minecraft: Traveling Into The FutureMinecraft Modding Lab (Afternoon Session)
Take Minecraft to the next level. Learn how to make your own Minecraft mods with the power of code! In this one week camp, students will learn how to code step by step to build their very own games and mods, run their code and see their projects come to life in Minecraft.