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Camps at Engineering For Kids of Central West Florida

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.

Summer Camp 2018

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Camps for Ages 4-7

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Junior Robotics 101 “From the Ground Up”

Date: June 11-15 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 4-7

Our smallest engineers begin learning the basics of robotics building and programming. This camp guides students to accomplish a specific task while using their imagination to make their robot better than the basic robot. During the camp students will discover the Engineering Design Process in a real world setting as they test their robots multiple times and learn about the engineering involved in building a city!

Under Construction

Date: June 11-15 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 4-7

Put on your hard hats engineers and join us for Under Construction! Campers will work hard to apply their knowledge of construction to save the beach from erosion and build their very own city from the ground up. From roads and tunnels to buildings and skyscrapers, campers discover that no job’s too tough for an Engineering for Kids camper! Campers will explore civil, mechanical, and environmental engineering. They will explore the engineering behind objects that they see every day: skyscrapers, roads, tunnels, and even cranes.

Around the World

Date: June 18-22 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 4-7

Everyone has to travel, and engineers are involved in all the steps of designing different modes of transportation as well as inventing and designing tools that aid in travel. During this camp, students will get a passport and travel to a new country every day by a different means! They will engineer their mode of transportation daily to get to the next country. At the end of the week, they will have built several different means to travel by, and have a passport full of culture and all their memories from the places they visited. Campers will explore the thought process behind road design, constructions, shapes that make sound bridges and test them, design a boat to float across the ocean, and discover and build designs that let us travel through the air and even into space.

Imagination Station

Date: June 18-22 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 4-7

During Imagination Station campers will engage in activities that seek a solution for a fun make-believe story every day. They will explore several different areas of engineering. As environmental engineers campers will discover the coral reefs and create an edible model of a food chain. In mechanical engineering, they will use skills to design and create different modes of transportation, such as a getaway vehicle for the heroine Kate and a wagon for the princess. As civil engineers campers will construct a bridge for the Billy Goats to quietly cross and a tower for Rapunzel. This camp sparks the creativity and imagination of young engineers!

Junior Inventor’s Workshop

Date: June 25-29 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 4-7

We 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. This camp becomes an Inventor's Workshop and campers will make their own: Wind-up Robot, SketchBot, Animation, Tinker Creation, and Kinetic Sand!

Junior Robotics: “Training Zone”

Date: June 25-29 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 4-7

The training zone has opened up for our youngest engineers! For many campers this is their first time exposed to robotics and the concept of programming. Even with little experience, this camp is designed to teach campers to build and program a robot to play games! They will enter the training zone to build and attach motors and sensors to play different games. Join us this week for Robot Warm-Ups, Carnival Toss, Kick-Ball, Hungy Hungry Robots, Robot Races, and Ultrasonic Hide & Seek.

Camps for Ages 8-14

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Building Cities

Date: June 11-15 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Cities are incredible feats of engineering. Giant skyscrapers made of steel and glass soars thousands of feet into the air. Cities began to form when farmers were able to make more food than they could eat. Ancient cities were built to bring people together for protection, to promote trade, and improve efficiency. Over time, centralizing government, having art and culture centers, and bringing industries together to improve productivity all became key in development of cities. Campers will take up the role of a team of city planners, looking to design the best city in the world from the ground up. They will explore civil, electrical, industrial, and environmental engineering. They will also explore energy production, filtering of water filtration, and building structures.

Coding Video Games: Platform Games

Date: June 11-15 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

In Video Game Design: Platform Games campers will create their own version of a platform game this is set in a world where the hero of the game has to escape perilous obstacles! Campers will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for their game. Clickteam Fusion 2.5® is used to design and bring the storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the camp, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game. Campers must bring a flash-drive to transfer their finished game to.

Engineering Amusement Parks

Date: June 18-22 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Ah, the thrill of an amusement park…zipping around on race cars, zooming through the loops of a roller-coaster, trying your luck at a floating boat game, and enjoying a cold, refreshing ice cream treat at the end of a hot, sticky day. Can’t get better than that! During this camp, students will divide into competitive theme park teams. They will challenge other teams in specific engineering-related contests with the goal of creating the most fantastic and thrilling theme park experience. At the end of the week, only one team will emerge as the winner and will be granted the prestigious honor of creating the world’s next great amusement park for children ages 0-99 to enjoy for summers to come!

Coding Video Games: Alien Invasion

Date: June 18-22 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Video games are everywhere and in almost every form you can imagine. In the Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense class, we will create our own version of an invader defense game where we will defend against an invasion. We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to outline the rules of play and characters for our game. Then, we will use Clickteam Fusion 2.5® to bring our storyboard to life with programming. At the end of the class, everyone takes home a working Windows-compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).

MincraftEDU: Redstone Medieval Machinations

Date: June 25-29 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Date: July 9-13 (Afternoon) Location: All Saints Academy Ages: 8-14

MinecraftEDU 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 minecart 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.

3-D Printing

Date: June 25-29 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

3D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3D Printing: Minecraft Creations, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Minecraft creation to life! Students will take their Minecraft design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.

Survivor Week

Date: July 2-6 (No Camp July 4) (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Date: July 9-13 (Morning) Location: All Saints Academy Ages: 8-14

Date: July 16-20 (Morning) Location: Victory Christian Academy Ages: 8-14

Welcome to Survivor: Engineer’s Cove! Students in this five-day camp will find themselves stranded on an abandoned island filled with perilous obstacles – dark caves, wild animals, cold temperatures, little food, and separation from the comforts of home . They will work collaboratively with their tribe members to compete against other tribes in specific engineering-related projects aimed at trying to survive the harsh island conditions and escape to their freedom. The tribe with the most points at the end of the week will claim the honor of Survivor: Engineer’s Cove winner.

Robotics: RoboBattles

Date: July 2-6 (No Camp July 4) (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Robo Battles curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges.

Engineer Investigator

Date: July 9-13 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Date: July 23-27 (Morning) Location: Victory Christian Academy Ages: 8-14

Date: July 16-20 (Morning) Location: All Saints Academy Ages: 8-14

Become a forensics engineer and help Kelvin find out who stole the blueprints for his secret, new design. Using principles of investigating and forensic engineering, students will analyze evidence in the simulated crime scene using math, science, and technology. Embark on a new journey each day to decipher cryptic clues and biological codes, extract DNA from a strawberry, and help us identify the thief through chemical and mechanical analysis. Time is running out, and Kelvin needs your help!

Roblox

Date: July 9-13 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Is your child in love with Roblox? Here is an opportunity to enjoy the game while learning about engineering! Will you join us for this exciting week?

Superheroes Week

Date: July 16-20 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Superheroes Week! Campers will join other engineers their age as they seek ways to protect the world and save mankind in the process. They will join a league of heroes and will compete against other leagues by performing engineering-related challenges, such as saving an ecosystem from a potentially lethal oil spill. Campers will explore the fields of environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Only one group will end the week as the ultimate league of super heroes!

Robotics: Rescue Robots

Date: July 16-20 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

This LEGO® Robotics: Rescue Robots curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to respond in disaster situations.

Out of this World

Date: July 23-27 (Morning) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Is mankind ready to inhabit the moon? With a little help from Engineering for Kids® students, humans will be prepared to take up residence by the end of the week! Campers will explore three fields of engineering: aerospace, civil, and chemical. They will collaborate with their Space teams to create the safest and most effective community on the moon. Which team will earn enough Astro-Points to be declared the winner?

MinecraftEDU: Travel to the Future

Date: July 23-27 (Afternoon) Location: inGenio Hub Ages: 8-14

Date: July 16-20 (Afternoon) Location: Victory Christian Academy Ages: 8-14

MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. This camp will immerse students in the expansive world of Minecraft, and will challenge student’s ingenuity and problem solving skills as they navigate through several engineering challenges. Students will learn how to use teamwork and manage resources like an engineer in the real world. Building in Minecraft allows students to experiment with designs and materials, all without the risks associated with building structures in reality.

Design the Future

Date: July 9-13 (Morning) Location: Victory Christian Academy Ages: 8-14

Date: July 23-27 (Morning) Location: All Saints Academy Ages: 8-14

What does the future look like? Join us as we embark on an odyssey to explore the future of transportation, manufacturing and structures. Let’s take a look at the innovations of today and apply them to create the designs of tomorrow as we explore ways to harness clean energy and house a growing human population. Become an engineer and help Design the Future.

Robotics: Mission Mars

Date: July 9-13 (Afternoon) Location: Victory Christian Academy Ages: 8-14

Date: July 23-27 (Afternoon) Location: All Saints Academy Ages: 8-14

This LEGO® Robotics: Mission Mars curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots. Throughout this course the students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to explore a distant planet. Join us on a Mission to Mars!

Mythbusting

Date: July 16-20 (Afternoon) Location: All Saints Academy Ages: 8-14

Date: July 23-27 (Afternoon) Location: Victory Christian Academy Ages: 8-14

In science there are hard questions that we sometimes don’t know how to answer. The best way to find the answer is to see it for yourself. Put your lab coat on and join us in this camp that will bust the myths that everyone is talking about!