Engineering For Kids


 

Camp 1 
Grades: Ages 4 - 7 & Ages 8 - 14
Dates: May 29 , 2018 to June 1, 2018 for 4 consecutive days
Location: Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center
Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Supervised lunch for full day participants: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Camp 1: Ages 8 - 14 - Morning Session

Heroes Week: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Heroes Week! Students 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. Only one group will end the week as the ultimate league of super heroes!

Camp 1: Ages 8 - 14 - Afternoon Session

3D Printing: Superheroes to the Rescue: 3D printers are one of the most widely applicable and fun inventions on the tech scene today! In 3D Printing: Superheroes To The Rescue, we will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to design and create our very own 3D printed superhero! Students will take their hand drawn design and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D. Campers take home their 3D creations.

Camp 1: Ages 4 - 7 Morning Session

Jr. Scratch - Space Pioneers: Embark on fun journey to space with Scratch! Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, back-drops and basic scripts. Create a new program each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space Pioneer.

Camp 1: Ages 4 - 7 Afternoon Session

Jr. Aerospace: Taking to the Skies: This camp introduces our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design.  Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.  All projects are taken home.

 


Camp 2
Grades: Ages 4 - 7 and Ages 8 - 14
Dates:June 4, 2018 to June 8, 2018 for 5 consecutive days
Location: Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Supervised lunch for full day participants: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Camp 2: Ages 8 - 14  - Morning Session

Mechatronic Masterminds: Students explore the basics of mechatronics engineering using littleBits. If your student is the next Einstein and loves to tinker, build and invent; this the best place to get started inventing with electronics! This program is the perfect way to unleash creativity, empowering them to

create inventions of every shape and size, with no prior electronics experience. Learn the basics of electronics, explore S.T.E.A.M. principles, form the foundations of critical thinking, or just have

fun with blinking and buzzing creations. It's the perfect way to get young inventors building, with no soldering, wiring or programming required.

Camp 2:Ages 8 - 14 - Afternoon Session

Minecraft Modding with Java: Minecraft is a great game to learn coding. In our camp students will learn to code like professionals by creating "mods" in JAVA. Our coding platform takes beginner coders through the basics of coding with JAVA, while putting our advanced students to the test with our Heist and Seek Mods! $330 for students who do not have the required Minecraft JAVA account(students keep this account to use at home).

$299 for students with an existing Minecraft JAVA account.

Camp 2: Ages 4 - 7 – Morning Session

Junior Robotics: Amazing Mechanisms: This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Camp 2: Ages 4 - 7 - Afternoon Session

Jr. Mechanical Engineering: Let’s Make Toys - This camp introduces our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Campers explore and construct different toys throughout this camp, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, helicopters, rockets, and more. Campers take home their projects.

No Half Day option for Camp 2 for Ages 8-14


Camp 3
Grades: Ages 4 - 7 and Ages 8 - 14
Dates: July 2, 2018 to July 6, 2018 for 4 individual days(excludes 7/4)
Location: Sandy Springs United Methodist Church
Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Supervised lunch for full day participants: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Camp 3: Ages 8 - 14 - Morning Session

To the Moon and Back: 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! Students will collaborate with their Space State teams to create the safest and most effective community on the moon. Which team will earn enough Astro-Points to be declared the winner? During Out of this World camp  students  will  explore  three  fields  of  engineering:  aerospace,  civil,  and  chemical. Collaborating with their Space State teams, they will design and construct a variety of projects that will enable mankind to safely inhabit the moon. Campers take their projects home.

Camp 3 - Ages 8 - 14 - Afternoon Session

MinecraftEDU: Traveling into the Future: Join us in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students 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.

Camp 3: Ages 4 - 7 Morning Session

Jr. coding with Scratch: Games: In this camp, students gain experience coding in Scratch. This program helps kids understand the basics of programming and how to create games in Scratch through fun, hands-on learning experiences. Simple and logical instructions help kids make their own Scratch Cat soccer game, design a ghost hunt that features a flying witch, animate a bouncing melon, or build a game to test reaction speeds. Children then can share the finished games with friends to see how they score.

Camp 3: Ages 4 - 7 - Afternoon Session

Camp Sandy Springs: The Great Outdoors: Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because at Camp Sandy Springs, 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! Campers take their projects home.

 


Camp 4
Grades: Ages 4 - 7 and Ages 8 - 14
 Dates: July 9, 2018 to July 13, 2018 for 5 consecutive days
Location: Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Supervised lunch for full day participants: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Camp 4: Ages 8 - 14  - Morning Session

Medieval Mayhem: In Engineering Of Medieval Times, students will explore Civil and Mechanical Engineering.  They will build infrastructure for their lands including bridges and towers, construct catapults to lay siege to others, and take part in jousting games. Campers take their projects home.

Camp 4 - Ages 8 - 14   - Afternoon Session

Medieval Machinations: MinecraftEDU: MinecraftEDU is an expansive educational 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. No previous Minecraft experience required.

 

Camp 4   : Ages 4 - 7 – Morning Session

Jr. Robotics: Simple Machines: We use simple machines everyday, but many times without even recognizing them. In Junior Robotics: Simple Machines United, students will explore the basic concepts of simple machines and how we use them to achieve even our most grandiose goals! Students will use LEGO® WeDo c produce new and exciting builds that will be used to create Robot Kelvin’s Amusement Park.

 

Camp 4   : Ages 4 - 7 - Afternoon Session

Pirate Academy: Being a pirate involves more than just swabbing the deck and digging for buried treasure.  Pirates have to engineer ways to build their ship, load it up and sail around the world.  Sometimes buried treasure isn't found on an island but in a dark cavern far below the ocean's surface.  In this camp, students explore industrial and marine engineering as they design their own boat and sails and devise ways to dive deep in the ocean to retrieve buried treasure. Campers take their projects home.


Camp 5
Grades: Ages 4 -7 and Ages 8 - 14
Dates: July 30, 2018 to August 3, 2018 for 5 consecutive days
Location: Sandy Springs United Methodist Church
Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Supervised lunch for full day participants: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Camp 5: Ages 8 - 14 - Morning Session

How Amusing Week: Ah, the thrill of an amusement park…zipping around on racecars, zooming through the loops of a rollercoaster, 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! Campers take their projects home.

Camp 5: Ages 8 - 14 - Afternoon Session

Computer Building with Minecraft and Rasberry Pi: Learn how to build a computer with Piper, the computer that prepares kids for a lifetime of building technology! Build. Program. Play. As kids build Piper and progress through the games, they develop both technical skills and approaches that lead to inventive solutions. Engineering For Kids will coach you through this learning system which teaches kids hardware engineering and programming through a combination of an engaging storyline, physical building, and the Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft. *Campers do not take home the computers.

 

Camp 5: Ages 4 - 7 – Morning Session

Jr. Robotics: Adventure Stories: This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. In the second half of this term, using LEGO® bricks, students build an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

Camp 5: Ages 4 - 7 - Afternoon Session

Engineers: Under Construction: In this class, students 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, students explore civil, mechanical and environmental engineering. Campers take their projects home.

No Half Day option for Camp 5 for Ages 8-14