Camps at Engineering For Kids of Central Virginia
The Fun, Educational Camp Your Child Is Bound to Enjoy!
Now offering Virtual Summer Camps! Learn more.
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 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
9:00am -12:00pm (Morning Session)
1:00pm - 4:00pm (Afternoon Session)
Pump It UP Hanover
- 9555 Kings Charter Dr, Suite I, Ashland, VA 23005
Amazing fun and creative kids ages 5-14
Half Day: $199
Full Day: $375
AUGUST 10 – AUGUST 14
ROBOTICS – ROBO BATTLE! | Morning Session
Robots have the ability to go places and do specific tasks that humans either cannot perform, or do not wish to perform. Robots have been sent into space, programmed to explore the depths of the ocean floor, and have performed precise medical procedures. In this camp, the campers will begin to investigate the world of building and programming using LEGO® MINDSTORM robots to complete specific tasks. On the first day of the camp, everyone will build a basic robot followed by some basic programming. During the next four days, robots will perform a variety of battles or challenges including Tug of War, Jousting, Sumo Wrestling, and building a Catapult to throw a ball the greatest distance. May the best robot win!
ENGINEERING OLYMPIAD | Afternoon Session
During this Engineering Olympiad camp, the students will explore the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Civil Engineering as they participate in various challenges to strengthen their minds. The students will have fun building Roller Coasters, Candy Catapults, Snap Circuits, Skyscrapers, Marshmallow Bridges, Cookie Cutter, and last but not the least make their own Ice Cream!
AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 21
JR ROBOTICS – WE DO WILD ANIMALS | Morning Session
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!
MINECRAFT MEDIEVAL TIMES | Afternoon Session
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.
AUGUST 24 – AUGUST 28
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – CRAZY CONCOCTIONS | Morning Session
Do you like to mix ingredients and create your own interesting concoctions? Then this camp is for you! You will have a chance to examine how the physical and chemical properties of materials can change as you create your own play-dough in the Making Lots of Dough activity! During the Chromatography session you will analyze chemical properties of ink and see how one color can be separated into the primary colors that create it. You will also have a chance to use your artistic side to create a Sun Painting using only sun print paper, an object of your choice, and the ultra violet rays of the sun! And last, but not least, you will make your own Ice Cream! Observe how ice absorbs energy to melt and how particles added to water will lower the freezing point. Plus – you get to take the recipe home so you can make ice cream any time you want! Come and join your friends for exploring the chemical and physical properties of materials in a fun and hands-on setting!
SCRATCH CODING / GAME DESIGN – RACING GAME | Afternoon Session
What’s more fun than playing an interactive electronic game? Writing one! During this camp, students will create their own Racing Game while exploring coding foundations. The campers will start designing the game using basic programming concepts and will have a two player racing game ready to play by the end of the camp. 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.