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Summer Camp Descriptions

Junior Camps (ages 4 - 6)

Camp Kelvin
Pack your bags and lace up your hiking boots engineers, because at Camp Kelvin, 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!

Engineers: Under Construction 
Put on your hard hats engineers and get ready to explore civil, mechanical and environmental engineering like never before. From roads and tunnels to bridges and skyscrapers, students discover that no job is too tough for an Engineering for Kids engineer!

Inventor’s Workshop
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. Discover how a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

Kelvin’s Kitchen 
Where does our food come from? How is it made? These questions and more are all explored inside Kelvin’s Kitchen. Step into our bakery and investigate the engineering behind many of the sweet treats that we all enjoy while working as; chemical engineers, industrial engineers, and even environmental engineers. Join us for some truly delicious discoveries!

Medieval Defense
Don your armor and draw your sword! In this camp, students will build their very own castle and then work to defend it by engineering cannons and catapults. Become one of Kelvin’s knights and join us on the quest for glory and justice as we explore civil, mechanical, and marine engineering!

Pirate Academy 
Arg Matey! Come join Kelvin’s crew as we sail the ocean blue searching for buried treasure. Join us as students build their very own pirate ship, go fishing for treasure, and work together in Kelvin’s crew to create a delicious treat that’s more precious than gold. Hop aboard the Green Ghost and set sail with us as we explore the ocean blue in this Pirate Academy!

Power and Energy
Become an agent of change and look at ways to get things moving…no batteries required. In this camp, students explore the foundational concepts of potential and kinetic energy by building their very own toys. Additionally, students will explore natural power and energy sources such as falling water and the sun. Get ready for a shock in this energetic and engaging engineering experience!

Space Pioneers: Programming with Scratch
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, backdrops 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.

Wings, Wheels, and Sails
Guten Tag! Travel the world with Kelvin and our core of engineers as we explore the continents in just five days. Drive across the United States, build a boat to sail the Mediterranean, and fly to the Orient in this fun engineering experience. Join us on an amazing adventure as we engineer planes, cars, boats and rockets to travel the globe, and beyond.   

Apprentice/Master Engineers (ages 7 - 14)

Agent of Change
Superheroes have amazing powers and limitless energy…what about the rest of us? Can we use wind and water to produce electricity? How can we harness power to help others? These questions and more are explored as students team up to create their own lab and investigate energy sources and harnesses power. Be an Agent of Change and learn to capture wind and create light.

Amazing Race
Pack your bags engineers and get ready for an adventure! Team up with others for a wild ride across the globe in our Amazing Race. During this camp, students carefully engineer designs that traverse the most treacherous terrain, brave the stormiest seas, and soar above the clouds. Can your team make it all the way around the world in just a few days? Grab your passports and catch a flight straight to Engineering For Kids for a truly unbelievable journey!

Building Cities
Do you have what it takes to engineer a magnificent city from an inhabitable environment? During this camp, students form their very own construction crew and work together as a team to build a city from the ground up. Crews design essential urban structures, develop processes to purify water and generate their own power. Join up with a crew to compete in challenges designed to test the strength of your designs in Building Cities.

Design the Future
What does the future look like? Join us as we embark on an odyssey to explore the future of transportation, manufacturing and structural. 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.

Engineer Investigators
Become a forensics engineer and help Kelvin find out who stole the blueprints for his secret, new design. Using principles of investigative science 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, and help us identify the thief through chemical and mechanical analysis. Time is running out, and Kelvin needs your help!

Engineering Olympiad
Who has the strength to be a world-class athlete? In this five-day camp, students will separate into teams and compete against opposing teams in various tests of mental and creative strength. The students will earn medals throughout the week and will endeavor to become the next great Engineering Olympiad.

Food Factory
Create your very own food production company in this appetizing camp where students explore where our food come from, and how it gets from the farm to the table. Students team up in a competition to unlock the secrets of designing and distributing delicious desserts! Grab an apron and join the fun as we compete to create mouth-watering tools and treats!

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!

Kodu Kart Racing
Race to the finish and create your own racing game in Microsoft’s Kodu gaming environment. From terrain design to enemy selection, students are placed at the wheel and given full control to design their game. Create your own video game while exploring the foundations of coding. Kick your creativity in gear with Kodu Kart Racing. (not compatible with Mac or Linux)

Mechatronic Masterminds
Eureka! Kelvin has finally done it! He has created a perpetual motion machine. But what is this?! An evil genius has stolen Kelvin's masterpiece - oh no! Kelvin is now looking for a trustworthy team to develop and test new gadgets that will help him find and safeguard his perpetual motion machine. Explore the basics of mechatronics engineering and logic based programming as students use littleBits and work together to design gadgets, tools, and machines that will help kelvin get out of any sticky situation he may encounter.

Medieval Mayhem
Here ye! Here ye! His Royal Highness King Kelvin bids you join him on a quest to eternal glory! In Medieval Mayhem, students unite together as a noble house and compete against others to build a kingdom worthy of greatness. Joust your way to honor and battle your way to fame in this amazing adventure full of engaging engineering challenges.

Minecraft: 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.

Momentum Madness
Zero to sixty in two seconds?! How fast can an object go without compromising safety? Students in this camp will work with their Pit Crew to design and build vehicles, such as dragsters and hovering levitrons, which should able to withstand astonishing speeds. Fasten your seat belt, therace has begun!

Out of this World
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?

Sail the Seas
Avast, me maties! Hop aboard and join the crew as students work together to design a ship, sail the sea and be the first to find buried treasure. During this week, students will explore the ideas of buoyancy and surface area as they design their pirate ships, set sail, and retrieve sunken the treasure! So what do you say; Are ye’ ready to sail the seas?

Survivor: Engineer’s Cove
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.

Wreck-It Week
Smash! Crash! BOOM! Students in this camp will join Wrecking Companies for the week and will attempt to work their way up the ranks of their company from Intern to President. They will compete against other wrecking companies in various engineering-related challenges, such as building a bridge from balsawood and constructing safety mechanisms to protect a raw egg from impact. Put on your hard hats and safety goggles and join the fun!  

Electronic Game Design: Platform Games
During the Electronic Game Design : Platform camp, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. At the end of the camp, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Electronic Game Design: Racing Games
During the Electronic Game Design Racing camp, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. Students design a racetrack, race cars and an environment in which their cars compete. At the end of the camp, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Electronic Game Design: Tower Defense Games
During the Electronic Game Design Tower Defense camp, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. A tower defense game is one in which the programmer creates towers to defend a base which fires at passing enemies. At the end of the camp, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Robotics: Envirobots During the LEGO® Rescue EnviroBots, students design and program robots to help accomplish environmentally friendly tasks. By creating robots that can transfer nuclear waste, mine raw minerals, and deliver food and goods more efficiently, they will be sure to contribute to a more sustainable environment.

Robotics: Mission to Mars
During the LEGO® Robotics Mission to Mars camp, students design and program robots to explore an unknown planet, find safe shelter, and collect soil samples from the planet. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Robotics: Ocean Missions
During the LEGO® Robotics Ocean Missions camp, students design and program robots to protect the ocean and ocean life by releasing a dolphin into the ocean, fixing a broken pipeline, and maintaining an oil platform. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Robotics: Rescue Robots
During the LEGO® Rescue Robots camp, students design and program robots to respond to simulated disaster situations such as moving rubble and retrieving targets. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Robotics: Robot Surgeons
During the LEGO® Robot Surgeons camp, students design and program robots to function as medical robots by accomplishing a task that would cure a disease or address an issue within a human organ. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Robotics: Robotic Olympics
During the LEGO® Robotics Olympics camp, students design and program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as a sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, and shooting a puck into a hockey goal. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Software Engineering - Scratch Video Sensing
What’s more fun than playing an interactive video game? Writing one! Video sensing allows students to design and program their own video games and then test them by interacting with the program via webcam. In this Scratch program, students work together to create their own games, art, and musical instruments while exploring coding foundations. Get up and get moving with Engineering for Kids and Scratch: Video Sensing!

Contact us for more information at email: nassau@engineeringforkids.net or call 516.418.2318