Camps at Engineering For Kids of Greater Dallas Area
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.
2018 Summer Camps
SMU Plano Campus
JUNE 4TH – 8TH
- 9-12 PM: Beauty and Brains: GIRLS ONLY (GR. K-2nd): Bring all your girl-power to this hands-on camp as we train to be superheros! Our super girls will join forces and seek ways to cultivate superpowers, by working together to perform engineering-related challenges designed to show them the basics of being a superhero. Be your own Wonder Girl and explore what it takes to fly a plane, build a truth detector, learn how a boomerang works and more in this super camp!
- 1-4 PM: BioMedical Engineering (GR. 3rd-5th): If you’ve ever wonder what happens when you combine engineering and medicine you’ll want to join our Biomedical Engineering camp. Here you’ll explore how canes, artificial legs, and other therapeutic and assistive devices are developed; identify the necessary tools to keep an injured heart going, such as balloon catheters, stents, and valves; and discover why other medical devices such as the CPB pump and laparoscopic instruments were created.
JUNE 11TH – 15TH
- 9 - 12 PM: WeDo Robotics: Wild Animal Kingdom (GR. K-2nd): Join us while we discover the work of the most ingenious engineer of all time – Mother Nature! During this week, campers will enjoy building robot models animals each day such as a roaring lion, a galloping horse, leaping frogs, snapping turtle, etc. We will also learn to program our animal robots to make them move & make sounds, bringing them to life!
- 1 - 4 PM: VEX Robotics (GR. 6th - 8th): Robotic technologies impact many modern industries, from agriculture to healthcare, banking, manufacturing, transportation, energy and security. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to design and build robots to complete a variety of tasks and jobs. Working together in teams, you will build your communication and critical thinking skills while developing the knowledge to become a scientific problem-solver.
JUNE 18TH – 22ND
MORE CAMPS COMING SOON!
JUNE 25TH – 29TH
- 9-12 PM: Kelvin’s Workshop: The Engineering of Toys (GR. K-2nd): Engineers, Kelvin needs our help to get a head start on the holidays this year. As Junior Engineers, we will help make toys for children around the world! Join us in Kelvin's Workshop for the week as we design and build the toys on everyone's wish list.
- 1-4 PM: Bust-A-Myth: The Science & Engineering Behind Common Myths (GR. 3rd-5th): Can you shine a penny with lemon juice? Is there really iron in breakfast cereal? Are there 2 fingerprints exactly alike? As engineers, we will combine curiosity-driven hypotheses with inventive testing methods to test these myths and more.
MORE CAMPS COMING SOON!
- 9-12 PM: Biomedical Engineering (GR. 6th-8th): As a Master Engineers, you will use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic solutions related to insulation, artificial heart valves, prosthetics, surgical instruments and diagnostic tools such as a model thermometer. Before you know it, YOU will be the architect who supports healthy, comfortable living.
- 1-4 PM: Hit or Myth: Don’t Try This At Home! (GR. 6th – 8th): Is your cellphone dirtier than a toilet seat? Will eating Pop Rocks and Soda make your stomach explode? As engineers, we will combine curiosity-driven hypotheses with inventive testing methods to test old wives tales, myths and urban legends.
JULY 23RD – JULY 27TH
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JULY 30TH – AUG 3RD
- 9-12 PM: Humanitarian Engineering: From Compassion to Action (GR. 3rd-5th): Campers learn about the needs of others, from 3rd world countries to those in our own communities. Each day, we discuss the critical needs such as clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more. Collaboratively, we will brainstorm, design, build and test solutions to improve the living conditions of those in need.
- 1-4 PM: Humanitarian Engineering: From Compassion to Action (GR. 6th-8th): Campers learn about the needs of others, from 3rd world countries to those in our own communities. Each day, we discuss the critical needs such as clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more. Collaboratively, we will brainstorm, design, build and test solutions to improve the living conditions of those in need.