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Engineering for Kids Summer Camps

June 16 - July 25, 2014

Engineering Summer Camp


The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to present another year of entertaining and educational summer camps. In partnership with Engineering for Kids, the museum will present five weeks of day camps that will focus on combining engineering and science with fun for all campers.

Each week, the camp days will be broken down into morning and afternoon sessions. Campers are able to sign up for weekly full days or weekly half days. 

The weekly full day price is $220 ($200 for members) and the weekly half day price is $130 ($115 members). Not a member? Join today!

Register on-line www.engineeringforkids.net/themidlands Questions? Contact 803-574-9198 or email: themidlands@engineeringforkids.net .

 
FULL CAMP SCHEDULE

June 16 -20
 
Jr. LEGO® WeDo Robotics: Adventure Stories (Ages 5-7)
9 a.m. – Noon
LEGO® WeDo™ Robots is a perfect mixture of fun and learning. Using LEGO® bricks, students will build an airplane rescue, a giant escape and a sailboat storm. They also will learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
 
LEGO ® Mindstorm (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m. – Noon
Using LEGO® Robotics, campers will design, program and control fully functional robotic models in a series of real-life activities. Campers also will test and modify robot behaviors using software as well as collect and analyze data from their robots’ sensors.
 
How Amusing (Ages 8-12)
1 – 4:00 p.m.
With the goal of creating the most fantastic theme park experience ever, campers will compete on teams in engineering-related contests. At the end of the week, only one team will win the prestigious honor of having created the world’s next great amusement park for children of all ages!
 

June 23-27
 
Jr. Engineers: The Engineering of Cities (Ages 5-7)
9 a.m. – Noon
Put on your hard hats engineers, and join us for "The Engineering of Cities!" Campers will 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 will discover that no job is too tough for Engineering for Kids® junior engineers!
 
Survivor: Engineers Cove (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m. – Noon
Join us for the Engineering for Kids® Survivor challenge! Stranded on an abandoned island, surrounded by danger, darkness, cold temperatures and wild animals, campers will compete as tribes in engineering-related challenges to survive and eventually escape the harsh island conditions.
 
LEGO® Rescue Mission (Ages 8-12)
1 – 4:00 p.m.
Using LEGO® Robotics, computers and teamwork, campers will design and program robots to respond to simulated disaster situations such as moving rubble and retrieving targets.
 
 
July 7 – 11
 
Heroes Week (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m. – Noon
To protect the world and save mankind in the process, campers will join a league of heroes and compete in 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!
 
Electronic Game Design: Invader Defense Game (Ages 8-12)
1 – 4:00 p.m.
Campers will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game from start to finish. Whether firing marshmallows or missiles, young game designers will program characters to survive waves of enemy attacks in order to reach each level. At the end of the week, campers will take home a copy of the game they create.
 
 
July 14 -18
 
Game Design: Racing Games (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m. – Noon
Campers will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. Students will design a racetrack, race cars and an environment in which their cars compete. At the end of the class, campers will take home a copy of the game they create.
 
The Engineering of Food (Girls Only) (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m. – Noon
Create your very own food production company in this appetizing camp where students get to explore The Engineering of Food. Where does our food come from? How does it get from the source to the store? These questions and more are answered in a camp where students team up in a competition to unlock the secrets of delicious desserts. Grab an apron and join the fun as we compete to create mouth-watering treats!
 
Momentum Madness (Ages 8-12)
1 – 4:00 p.m.
How fast can an object go without compromising safety? Campers will work with their Pit Crew to design and build vehicles, such as dragsters and hovering levitrons, which are able to withstand astonishing speeds.
 
 
July 21-25
 
Jr. Engineers: The Engineering of Travel (Ages 5-7)
9 a.m. – Noon
Guten Tag! Travel the world with Kelvin and our group of junior engineers as we explore "The Engineering of Travel." Drive across the United States, build a boat to sail the Mediterranean and fly to the Orient, in this fun engineering experience. Join us as we design planes, cars, boats and rockets to travel the globe and beyond!
 
Jr. LEGO® WeDo Robotics: Wild Animals (Ages 5-7)
1 – 4 p.m.
LEGO® WeDo™ Robots make this camp a perfect mixture of fun and learning. Using LEGO® bricks, campers will build a hungry alligator, a flying bird and a roaring lion. They also will learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
 
Survivor: Engineers Cove (Ages 8-12)
9 a.m. – Noon
Join us for the first ever Engineering for Kids® Survivor challenge! Stranded on an abandoned island, surrounded by danger, darkness, cold temperatures and wild animals, campers will compete as tribes in engineering-related challenges to survive and eventually escape the harsh island conditions.
 
LEGO ® Rescue Mission (Ages 8-12)
1 – 4:00 p.m.
Using LEGO® Robotics, computers and teamwork, campers will design and program robots to respond to simulated disaster situations, such as moving rubble and retrieving targets.
 
 
 
 
 
 South Carolina State Museum • 301 Gervais St. • Columbia, SC • 29201