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Camps at Engineering For Kids of Buffalo

Summer Camps

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Summer 2022 Camps

Summer 2022 camps are week long classes and will run July through August offered at various locations with multiple courses to choose from. Dates, descriptions, and locations are listed below; click the button to register on the location you choose for more information.

Junior Camp Kelvin- Ages 5-7(9AM-12PM):

Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Students will build a tent, design a solar oven, engineer your own survival pack and more!

Junior Minecraft: Amusement Parks- Ages 5-7 (1PM-4PM):

This camp will have students build their very own Minecraft amusement parks! Students will have to navigate a number of engineering and teamwork challenges to do so. Students will draft blueprints and plans for their parks on paper before beginning to create it in Minecraft to make it as much like the process of designing a real amusement park as possible.

Apprentice Minecraft: Galactic Crafting- Ages 8-12 (9AM-12PM):

Designed to introduce students to the concepts of electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, and the Engineering Design Process this Camp is a dynamic look at Minecraft. Students will walk away from this class with a basic understanding of how potential moon bases could be designed and some of the difficulties presented in space travel.

Apprentice Mission to Mars Camp- Ages 8-12 (1PM-4PM):

During this week of camp, students will learn about NASA's Rovers, Landers and Orbiters that are conducting important research on Mars. Students will build models to understand how to land safely on Mars as well as splash down safely as they return to Earth! Each day, campers will use EFK’s Engineering Design Process to engage in exciting, hands-on STEM challenges with real-world connection to NASA, aerospace & mechanical engineering while they deepen their understanding of the red planet.

Offered at the following locations

Kenmore Middle School

155 Delaware Rd, Buffalo

Week of July 11th-15th

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Grand Island Highschool

1100 Ransom Rd, Grand Island

Week of July 18th-22nd

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Christ United Methodist Church

350 Saratoga Rd, Buffalo

Week of July 25th-29th

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Northland Workforce Training Center

683 Northland Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211

Week of August 1st-5th

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Junior Exploring Engineering- Ages 6-9 (9AM-12PM):

The best way to learn engineering is to explore different fields. In this camp, students will create projects that explore various types of engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Students will discover, experiment, and explore the world of engineering while building projects such as Leverpults, Squishy Circuits, and Tabletop Kaleidoscopes that focus on simple machines, circuits, and optical illusions, and more! Giving exposure to different branches of engineering this is the perfect camp for students who have only had little exposure to engineering as well as those who are looking for something new to try.

Junior Lego Wedo Adventure Stories- Ages 5-7 (1PM-4PM):

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to build an airplane, sailboat, flying bird, and more! They also learn how to program and code the projects to move and make noises.

Apprentice Minecraft Industrial Engineering Ages 8-12 (9AM-12PM):

This program will immerse students in the expansive world of Minecraft, and will challenge student’s ingenuity and problem-solving skills as they navigate through several engineering challenges. 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 structures in reality. The children will work building machines, they will build bridges in order to travel across dangerous terrain and much more!

Apprentice Amazing Race Camp- Ages 8-12 (1PM-4PM):

Pack your bags, engineers, and get ready for an adventure! Students will carefully engineer vehicles that can traverse the most treacherous terrains, brave the highest seas, and soar above the clouds! Over the next five days teams will have to work together to see who is able to travel the farthest around the world. This trek around the world will require students to design their very own boat, plane, and even a rocket!

Offered at the following locations:

Kenmore Middle School

155 Delaware Rd, Buffalo

Week of August 8th-12th

Register Here

Grand Island Highschool

1100 Ransom Rd, Grand Island

Week of August 15th-19th

Register Here

Christ United Methodist Church

350 Saratoga Rd

Week of August 22nd-26th

Register Here

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church Camps:

Junior Camp (5-7yr olds) Week of July 25th - July 29th

Jr. Lego WeDo Robotics: Adventure Stories (9AM-12PM):

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to build an airplane, sailboat, flying bird, and more! They also learn how to program and code the projects to move and make noises.

Jr. Camp Kelvin (1PM-4PM):

Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Students will build a tent, design a solar oven, engineer your own survival pack and more!

Apprentice Camp (8-12 yr olds) Week of August 15th- August 19th

App. Makey Makey Hardware Engineering (9AM-12PM):

Learn about ergonomics as hardware engineers and coding while using scratch! Our electrical engineers will be using Makey Makey to learn all about conductors and insulators. During this program they will create various controllers, boards, etc to to play games like "Whack a Potato." They will make their own video game controller to play and edit video games made in scratch, and a learn teamwork as well as being able to compete with their peers!

App. Amazing Race (1PM-4PM):

Pack your bags, engineers, and get ready for an adventure! Students will carefully engineer vehicles that can traverse the most treacherous terrains, brave the highest seas, and soar above the clouds! Over the next five days teams will have to work together to see who is able to travel the farthest around the world. This trek around the world will require students to design their very own boat, plane, and even a rocket!

Register for Either Week Here

Camps at 701 Englewood

VEX Clawbot (9AM-12PM): (Ages 7-11)

A VEX Clawbot class is designed to expose students to STEM fundamentals within the context of building a robot with teamwork. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their as they advance through the program. This hands-on process, especially for younger students, establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods.

Fairy Tales & Superheroes Camp (1PM-4PM): (Ages 7-11)

Did you ever wonder what would happen if there were stories about your favorite Superheroes that were not yet written? What would happen if Lex Luthor rigged up an alarm system to keep Superman from escaping? How would the commissioner call Batman if there was a power outage in Gotham City? And what about some classic Fairy Tales...How would Cinderella get to the Ball if all the pumpkins died? And Rapunzel- she doesn't want her hair used as a rope anymore! How else might she escape the tower?

Use the Engineering Design Process to solve and build these challenges and more!

VEX Clawbot/ Fairy Tales & Superheroes offered the following weeks:

June 27th -July 1st

July 25th -July 29th

August 15th -August 19th

August 22nd -August 26th

Junior Lego WeDo Animals 2 (9AM-12PM): (Ages 5-7)

In this program, we will be exploring a variety of coding and technology skills as well as working on group collaboration, critical thinking, and hands-on skills! Children will have the opportunity to learn about parts of robots. The children will be building and coding, using motion sensors while building turtles, gorillas, scorpions, and more!

Junior Camp Kelvin (1PM-4PM): (Ages 5-7)

Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Students will build a tent, design a solar oven, engineer your own survival pack and more!

Lego WeDo Animals 2/ Camp Kelvin offered the following weeks:

July 11th -July 15th

August 1st -August 5th

Apprentice VEX IKE Bot Camp (9AM-12PM): (Ages 8-12)

Our VEX IKE bot class is designed to build on STEM fundamentals within the context of building a complex robot. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their as they advance through the program. This hands-on process establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods by providing cooperation and communication skills.

Apprentice Paper Rollercoaster Camp (9AM-12PM): (Ages 8-12)

In this camp, you'll be an Architect and a Civil Engineer when you design and build a roller coaster completely out of paper and tape! How many twists, turns, and ramps will your marbles travel on? When you build these roller coasters, you'll be able to see the effects of speed and velocity. Will your Roller coasters be tall or will they be wide....

Check out some of these examples!

VEX IKE Bot/ Paper Rollercoasters offered the following weeks:

July 18th-July 22nd

August 8th-August 12th

Register for July Englewood Camps Here

Register for August Englewood Camps Here

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