Camps at Engineering For Kids of Central Virginia
The Fun, Educational Camp Your Child Is Bound to Enjoy!
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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.
Engineering for Kids of Central Virginia Camps
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
- 9:00am -12:00pm (Morning Session)
- 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Afternoon Session)
9555 Kings Charter Dr.
Ashland, VA 23005
- Amazing fun and creative kids ages 5-14
- Half Day: $199
- Full Day: $375
JULY 6 – JULY 10
Morning Session:JR ROBOTICS – WE DO WILD ANIMALS
Using LEGO® bricks and motors, children investigate the behaviors of wild animals as they build and program their creations to move. Students join the LEGO® story characters of Max and Mia and find themselves encountering various animals in their natural habitats. Using the WeDo® software, children will build and program lions, monkeys, birds, and alligators to move and make sounds. Through the use of open discussion, students discover how animals behave and interact with their environment. Everyone in this class will have a ROARING good time!
Afternoon Session:AEROSPACE ENGINEERING – OUT OF THIS WORLD!
As an Aerospace Engineer, the campers will get to explore straw rockets, airplanes, parachutes, and plastic water bottle rockets! They will use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. The campers will plan and build a straw rocket to land in a target zone or fly the farthest distance, and use air and water to propel a plastic bottle rocket 40 feet in the air! Get a firsthand look at the basic mechanics of flight by constructing a foam flyer and whirligig and testing the different components that allow it to stay airborne the longest! Design a parachute for a test jumper that must descend gracefully after being dropped from various heights. Campers will learn the importance of aerodynamics and material selection as they use the engineering design process to create a world of fun!
JULY 13 – JULY 17
Morning Session:ELECTRONIC GAME DESIGN – NINJA WARRIORS
What’s more fun than playing an interactive electronic game? Writing one! During this camp, students will create their own games, graphics, and motions, while exploring coding foundations. We will create our own version of the game to defend against Ninja Attack. The campers will be able to access their games at the end of the camp by downloading them onto a flash drive to take home. This class is great for introducing kids to coding and to spark their interest in more advanced skills in computer programming.
Afternoon Session:MINECRAFT MEDIEVAL TIMES
This camp will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, electrical circuits, and castle besieging. Campers will make mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, work together to build their kingdom, and design traps to defend their castle. The campers will learn the basics of movement, mining, building, crafting, and perhaps the most important of all, teamwork. The campers will work together to overcome obstacles, gather resources, and solve problems, all while learning the basics of Redstone.
JULY 20 – JULY 24
Morning Session:JR ROBOTICS – AMAZING MECHANISMS
This camp is a perfect mixture of fun and learning. The camp will introduce the students to the concept of what Robotics is as well as learn how to program their creations. Using Lego bricks, the campers will build Goal Kicker, Smart Spinner, Seesaw, Ferris Wheel, and Carousal, and then program and operate their creations. The campers will then discuss and explore more programming modifications to create a truly unique experience.
Afternoon Session:ROBOTICS – ROBO OLYMPICS
What’s more fun than competing in wrestling match, a basketball game, or racing a friend to the finish line? Building and programming your robot to do these things! During the Robot Olympics classes, students design LEGO® MINDSTORM robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as a sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, tug of war, and sumo wrestling. Students use LEGO® motors, sensors, and computer software to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.
JULY 27 – JULY 31
Morning Session: MINECRAFT TRAVELING INTO FUTURE
Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the Earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students will 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.
Afternoon Session: ELECTRONIC GAME DESIGN – SHARK ATTACK
Watch out! It’s a shark attack! In Invader Defense: Shark Attack, the campers will create their own version of an invader defense game that will allow them to protect a coral reef from hungry sharks. You will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard and outline the rules of play for the game. At the end of camp, you will have a game that is ready for you and your friends to play.