Engineering for Kids Camps inspire children to build on their natural curiosity through fun and challenging, hands-on activities. Our program encourages imagination, innovation and collaboration as well as the promotion of individual problem solving skills. Campers are introduced to the concepts of engineering and the Engineering Design Process, applying these concepts in a real world setting as they ask, brainstorm, design, build, test and improve their creations multiple times.
When school is out join us at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for hands on fun and exciting STEM excursions!!
Location: Cradle Of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
Dates: February 20th - 24th; 9am - 4pm
Fee: $550 (5% sibling discount)
Ages 8 - 14
Winter Break Camp - February 20th - 24th, 2017
AM Sessions: Game Design Lab: Pong Games
They say that in space no one can hear you scream... with joy while playing your very own version of the classic video game, Pong. Pong In Space! We will use the Engineering Design Process to create a storyboard to identify and capture 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 program, everyone takes home a working Windows compatible game (Clickteam Fusion 2.5® does not support Mac or Android operating systems).
PM Sessions: LEGO Robotics Lab
This program is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building, but also programming basic robots using LEGO® EV3 sets. Throughout this camp, students will use mathematical concepts, engineering principles to brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a specific task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors. During the camp, students will discover the Engineering Design Process in a real world setting as they test their robots multiple times. Students do not get to take home the LEGO® projects.
Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch. Supervised lunch hour, 12pm-1pm at the museum cafeteria. Students are also encouraged to bring a book to enjoy during that time!
Registration: Click here access the parent portal
Spring Break Camp - April 10th - 14th, 2017
AM Sessions: 3-D Printing: Minecraft Creations
3-D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3-D Printing: Minecraft, students will explore the basic concepts of 3-D 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 3-D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3-D.
PM Sessions: MinecraftEDU: Medieval Redstone
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 camp 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.
Summer Camp 2017 - Coming Soon!