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Camps at Engineering For Kids of Central Pierce County

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.

Spring Break Camps

Pierce County Parks & Recreation

University Place
Chambers Creek Env. Svcs. Bldg

Apr. 1-5
  • 3D Printing: Minecraft® Creations
  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • $169

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Lacey Parks & Recreation

Woodland Creek Community Park

Apr. 26-May 24
  • Junior Inventor’s Workshop

undefinedWe 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 a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

  • Ages 5 – 7 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Fridays, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • $150

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Summer Camps

Sprinker Recreation Center

June 24 – June 28
  • Camp Kelvin

undefinedPack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because at Camp Kelvin, we are engineering designs to help us explore the great outdoors. Build a tent, design waterproof clothing, engineer your own survival pack and more! Join us for a week of fun and adventure where everyone goes home a happy camper!

  • Ages 5 – 7 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • $150

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June 24 – June 28
  • Junior Inventor’s Workshop

undefinedWe 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 a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

  • Ages 5 – 7 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • $150

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Lacey Parks & Recreation

Woodland Creek Community Park

June 19 – June 21
  • Junior Inventor’s Workshop

undefinedWe 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 a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

  • Ages 5 – 7 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Wed. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • $60

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Jul. 8-12
  • Mechatronic Masterminds

undefinedEureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece - oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use littleBits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help Kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • $165

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  • Minecraft Medieval Machinations

undefinedMinecraftEDU 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 class 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.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • $165

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The lunch hour is supervised for those students enrolled in the morning and afternoon sessions. (bring a sack lunch)

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation

Jul. 15-19
  • Aerospace Engineering: Up, Up & Away!

undefinedDuring the Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a model blimp that actually takes flight!

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • $165

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  • Chemical Engineering: Mix It Up!

undefinedDuring the Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties. They develop solutions to clean up an oil spill, synthesize their own rocket fuel, and investigate the secrets behind color pigmentation.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • $165

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The lunch hour is supervised for those students enrolled in the morning and afternoon sessions. (bring a sack lunch)

Sprinker Recreation Center

July 22 – July 26
  • Mechatronic Mastermind

undefinedEureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece - oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use littleBits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help Kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.

  • Ages 7 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • $165

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July 22 – July 26
  • Medieval Machinations: Minecraft Redstone

undefinedMinecraftEDU 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 class 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.

  • Ages 7 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • $165

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Puyallup Recreation Center

Jul. 29-Aug 2
  • Mechatronic Mastermind

undefinedEureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece - oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use littleBits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help Kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • $165

Register Today!

  • Minecraft Medieval Machinations

undefinedMinecraftEDU 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 class 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.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • $165

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The lunch hour is supervised for those students enrolled in the morning and afternoon sessions. (bring a sack lunch)

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation

Aug. 5-9
  • Mechatronic Mastermind

undefinedEureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece - oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use littleBits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help Kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • $165

Register Today!

  • Minecraft Medieval Machinations

undefinedMinecraftEDU 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 class 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.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (Min. 6 - Max 24)
  • Mon. - Fri., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • $165

Register Today!

The lunch hour is supervised for those students enrolled in the morning and afternoon sessions. (bring a sack lunch)

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