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2021 Summer Camps at Engineering For Kids

STEM with Us this Summer!

The Fun, Educational Summer Camp Your Child Is Bound to Enjoy!
Let your imagination run wild this summer with our STEM Summer Camps!
Drones, Roblox, Minecraft, Coding, 3D Printing, Robotics, Junior Inventors, and much more!
Jump into 5 days of jam-packed adventure!
EFK offers a diverse selection of themed camps to give your child the summer of a lifetime.
Keep their growing minds engaged, even when schools out!
Find your inner engineer through innovation, collaboration, and play with EFK!

Register Today:

Juniors: Age 4 - 7       Apprentice: Ages 8 - 15

Apprentice Camps (Ages 8-14)

Drones Camp

child flying a drone

Take to the skies with mini drones!
Housing a thrilling, hands-on aerial robotics platform, this camp is the perfect introduction to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

In this indoor camp, safety is a priority as students learn to code their drones to accomplish cool challenges such as flipping forward and backward!

Campers master basic piloting skills, construct an obstacle course to fly through and stage a final race to showcase their cumulative knowledge. Putting critical thinking to the test, the camp also has students brainstorm ways drones could be used for good, sketching out their ideas for new and innovative drones and drone uses.

Mechatronics Master Minds: Young Inventors!

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This summer our campers will build, create, and invent as they explore the basics of mechatronics engineering, logic-based programming using littleBits and Arduino. They will work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines from self-driving vehicles and art machines to a Chain Reaction Contraption. Our mission is to empower everyone to create and invent.
ROUGH INVENTON

Sphero Robotics and Coding

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Do you love robots and have a passion for coding and adventure? This is YOUR camp! The young engineers will program and code their robots to complete awesome activities.

Using the fundamentals of coding kids will be introduced to variables, conditions, functions, and more as they create a Time Bomb, Navigate a maze and code the Sphero to escape a room as quickly as possible. They will then use the Engineering Design Process to build the ultimate Go Kart to win the race. The only limit is your imagination. We thrive to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention!

3D Modeling & Creations: Imagine. Design. Create.

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3D Printing has taken the world by storm!

This innovative new camp brings your ideas to life and allows everyday users to create nearly anything they can imagine. Have a cool idea for an invention? Why not print it! Design anything and together we make it a reality. This camp encourages an open-ended design concept.

Explore the concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design to bring your own creations to life!

Design a model in preparation for real 3D printing! Take it home and show off your creations to all your friends! The fun doesn’t end when camp does; Continue to improve your skills at home using the same TinkerCAD modeling software you learned at camp with 24/7 access!!

App Development using JavaScript

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Ready to build and share crazyfun apps!

App design has exploded over the past 5 years due to lower costs and easier access to essential tools, so give your engineer the knowledge to stay ahead in today’s technological society. Join this unique experience in which you get to code in JavaScript, test, and create your own apps in real-time using an easy-to-understand format. The best part about this week is that they’ll be able to save their created apps right to their (or your own) devices for play anywhere, anytime!

Mechatronics and Coding with BBC micro:bit.!

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This summer our campers will build, create, and invent as they explore the basics of mechatronics engineering, logic-based programming using little Bits and Micro:Bits.

They will work to design gadgets, tools, and machines from self-driving vehicles and art machines to a Chain Reaction Contraption.

Then transform their Micro:bit with Make Code projects. Transform your world with problem-solving activities Get coding and change the world!

EV3 Robotic Games Summer Camp

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Warm-up your bots - The Robo Games are in Calgary!

Do you love Lego? Do you love robots and have a passion for adventure? This is YOUR camp!

Build, wire, and program your own robot to compete in various games. Customize and program your robot to complete an obstacle course and challenge other team robots in the ultimate Sumo Bot Battle! Learn valuable skills in coding, problem-solving, and engineering while designing your robot to meet every challenge. LEARN, PROGRAM and PLAY!

Scraping the Sky with Minecraft

Minecraft: Scraping the sky design

Design, create, and make your very own city come alive using Minecraft! This week kids will explore the theme of architecture, engineering, & design by taking a closer look at the various skyscrapers of today and innovative ideas for the future.

Kids will apply their new learning to design and create their very own city skyscrapers in Minecraft using the Engineering for Kids design process.

On the last day, students will learn how to pitch their ideas and launch their designs to a larger audience to participate in an EFK Global Design Competition.

Master Machines:
Explore the world ofMechanical and Electrical Engineering!

Minecraft: Scraping the sky design

Campers get your thinking hats on, you are introduced to the concepts of circuit design, building, and testing through various hands-on engineering activities. You will use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems.

The young engineers will design, build, and test electric magnets and flashlights. ] The fun continues as they explore the concept of force, trajectory, and friction through designing and building hydraulic arms, launchers, rubber band racers and more! The best part, you take home all your builds to share with family and friends.

Hackers’ Unite: Roblox Coding

Minecraft: Scraping the sky design

Our young gamers will use their Roblox skills and then give it a Nitro boost!

Using the fundamentals of coding and game development taught in camp, your child will experience the intense fun of creating and sharing games with friends! They will then adventure into coding using variables, conditions, functions, and more to design a world for players to explore.

CODE, DESIGN, PLAY!

Juniors Camps (Ages 4-7)

Junior Inventors

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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.

Design your own Drawing Robot, make your own Electric Playdough, build your own operation game, and use your Tinker Box to invent something new.

We encourage learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage, and curiosity through open-ended challenges in the fields of STEM, fine arts, and learning.

The sky’s the limit when you bring your imagination to the table!

Junior Adventure and Discovery!

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Explore the skies, mix your Crazy Concoctions, and jump into 5 days of jam-packed adventure!

Campers will discover the fascinating world of engineering as they use the Engineering Design Process to build and test Poppers, catapults, Dragsters and more.

The young engineers will then create their own paper marling and slime.

Finally, end the week with a bang as they build and launch their bottle rockets 1oo ft into the sky.

Find your inner engineer through innovation, collaboration, and play !

Spy Training Camp

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Do you love solving mysteries and looking for clues? This is Your Camp!

Kids become cadets in a Spy Training Academy and solve daily mysteries.

Along the way, they explore disguises, secret codes, spy gadgets, disappearing ink, chromatography, fingerprint analysis, forensic chemistry, sign language, secret compartments, night vision, spy cameras and so much more!

This camp encourages learning in chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, forensics, creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

Junior Robotics and Coding!

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Discover the wild world of robots. They will work as young scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to create colour patterns and code their Ozobot to solve puzzles, traverse mazes, dance and even go bowl!

Campers will then develop their coding skills as they utilize Scratch to build their own characters, scenes, and bring them to life through interactive stories and games.Learn the basics of problem-solving and coding through visual programming blocks.

This highly engaging camp builds early STEM and spatial skills. Together we will foster a love of science, exploration, and nature.

Dino Bots

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Our young camper will play and learn with Lego WeDo and get a unique opportunity to revive the prehistoric world!

We introduce children to the classification of dinosaurs, when they lived, why they disappeared, the periods of the prehistoric world and more. Give your children an unforgettable camp journey into the prehistoric world of dinosaurs!

Together we will foster a love of science, exploration, and nature!

Locations:

SW Calgary

SCA Community Association 277 Strathcona Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3H 2A4

North Glenmore Park Community Association2231 Longridge Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 5N5

Haysboro Community Association 1204 89 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 0W4

Calgary JCC 1607 90 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 4V7

NW Calgary

Tuscany Club 212 Tuscany Way NW, Calgary, AB T3L 2J6

Dalhousie Community Association 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

SE Calgary

Cardel Rec South 333 Shawville Blvd SE #100, Calgary, AB T2Y 4H3

Auburn Bay Residents Association 200 Auburn Bay Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T3M 0A4

Central

Eau Claire Market 200 Barclay Parade SW #202, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5

Find your inner engineer through innovation, collaboration, and play with EFK!

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Out of This World Reviews

  • "Amazing classes"

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