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Engineering For Kids

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At  Engineering For Kids we focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education by offering fun, hands-on learning for children.  We believe that children are natural born engineers who have unlimited imaginations and we try to harness that curiosity through a curriculum aimed at sparking a lifelong passion for learning. 

Morning Topic: Medieval Mayhem
In medieval times, there were a huge number of engineering innovations. Crossbows, drawbridges, towers, cranes, the compass, and more were invented during those times. The lands then were ruled by feudal courts in a castle, with each castle having a great deal of land around it that was ruled by the lords and ladies of the castle. Because owning land meant more power, many lords and ladies went to battle with other lords and ladies, trying to take their castle and control their land. This led to many incredible devices being engineered, such as catapults. Students will be split into groups forming their own feudal court of lords and ladies. They will try to beat out the other teams in various challenges to show their prowess and be crowned kings and queens of the land with the Engineering for Kids Crown. In Engineering of Medieval Times, students will explore mechanical and civil 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.
Afternoon Topic: Sail the Seas
Avast, me maties! Jump on board and join the crew to work together to explore the everyday engineering challenges that pirates were once faced with. During this week, students will explore the ideas of buoyancy and surface area as they design their pirate ships, the sails for their ships, and a system to retrieve sunken treasures! So what do you say; Are ye’ ready to sail the seas? Being a pirate involves more than just swabbing the deck and searching for buried treasure. Our Engineering For Kids pirates has 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 into the ocean to retrieve the buried treasure.

Additional Info
  • Held outdoors under the WRA Clubhouse Pavilion
  • All campers must pack a lunch, snack, and water bottle
  • Masks required!
  • Campers should wear comfortable clothes and leave valuables at home
  • In the event of thunder/lightning, parents will be notified to pick up campers

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