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Engineering for Kids

Children have a natural curiosity that lends itself to science, technology, math, and engineering. Engineering For Kids inspires kids aged 5 to 14 to explore the world of engineering through fun and creative activities. Our camps are designed to teach kids the basics of engineering and build on their innate desire for answers by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. They offer programs designed to present kids with challenging, yet accessible, engineering activities from which they can learn and grow.
2024 Summer Camp Registration will open up on Friday, March 1st

*All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing no later than 1 week prior to the start of the program. No credits or transfers will be processed less than 1 week before the date the program is scheduled to begin.*
Summer 2024 Camp details & registration:

Pre-K STEM Camps

Jr. Robotics Lab - Ages 5-7

The goal of this class is to introduce the students to the concept of robotics, as well as give the students a chance to build and program their own robots. This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using the LEGO®WeDo™ education set. Students will build a variety of robots like an airplane rescue, a giant escape, and a sailboat storm. Students will also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

June 3rd - 7th | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Nolensville | $210 | 32983
June 17th - 21st | 9:00am-12:00pm | Fairview | $210 |32989
June 24th - 28th | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Franklin | $210 | 32991


Jr. Engineers Under Construction Camp - Ages 5-7
Put on your hard hats engineers and join us for our Engineers Under Construction! In this camp, 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 discover that no job’s too tough for an Engineering for Kids engineer!

June 10th-14th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Longview | $210 | 32986


Jr. Digging for Dinos STEM Camp - Ages 5-7
There has been an amazing discovery! Paleontologists have just uncovered a million-year-old dig site that is full of fossils! These fossils include dinosaur bones, imprints, eggs, and more! Your child’s help is needed to excavate these fossils and move them to museums for kids all over the world to learn about. In these lessons, students will learn about engineering, mathematics, dinosaurs, and fossils, while advancing their literacy skills through a variety of read-alouds. They will work as paleontologists and engineers while using the EFK Engineering Design Process to design and build solutions to a variety of engineering challenges.

July 8th - 12th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Longview | $210 | 32994


Other Camps

Amazing Race STEM Camp - Ages 8-14
111 years ago airplanes had not even made their first flight, yet today we can fly to the other side of the world in 12 hours! It is thanks to advances in technology that we can explore so much of the world. Over the five days, teams will work together to see who can travel the farthest around the world. This trek around the world will require students to design their very own boat, plane, and even a rocket!


June 10th - 14th | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Longview | $210 | 32987
June 17th - 21st | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Fairview | $210 | 32990
July 15th - 19th | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Franklin | $210 | 32996


Momentum Madness STEM Camp - Ages 8-14
During the Momentum Madness camp, students will explore four fields of engineering: industrial, electrical, mechanical, and aerospace. They will design and construct vehicles and safety mechanisms that will achieve the fastest speeds while still maintaining safe racing conditions. 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 be able to withstand astonishing speeds. Fasten your seat belt, the race has begun!

June 3rd - 7th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Nolensville | $210 | 32984


Robotics 101 STEM Camp - Ages 8-14
In Robotics 101 camp, students will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO® EV3®, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given 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
 
June 3rd - 7th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Nolensville | $210 | 32985


Robotics Robo Games Camp - Ages 8-14
A robot is a device that is designed and programmed to perform a task either autonomously or with human input. Robots typically come in two forms: those resembling humans or role-specific robots, such as NASA space probes and Mars Rovers. Robots are generally used to perform either dangerous or monotonous tasks. The challenge facing robotics engineers is that the robot knows only what is written into the program. The design of the robot must also be capable of performing the task at hand. In this unit, students will experience both the design and programming roles of being a robotics engineer.

June 10th - 14th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Longview | $210 | 32988


Robo Battles STEM Camp - Ages 8-14
Robo Battles curriculum is designed to introduce students to the world of not only building but also programming basic robots. The challenge facing robotics engineers is that the robot knows only what is written into the program and the design of the robot must also be capable of performing the task at hand. In this unit, students will experience both the design and programming roles of being a robotics engineer. The students will explore different ways in which a robot could be utilized to engage in various battle challenges in a less competitive environment. Lessons include tug of war, sumo bots, tanks, and more.

July 8th - 12th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Longview | $210 | 32995


MinecraftEdu: Traveling into the Future Camp - Ages 8-14
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 islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! Through the application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again

June 24th - 28th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Franklin | $210 | 32992


World Games Engineering STEM Camp - Ages 8-14
The competition is heating up with the Engineering For Kids World Games! In this program, students will compete for the gold as they take on exciting engineering challenges related to the greatest athletic competitions. Students will explore a wide variety of science and engineering concepts related to various athletic events like swimming, mini golf, soccer, and more while applying EFK’s Engineering Design Process. Get ready to step up to the podium as we declare victory in inspiring the next generation of engineers!

June 24th - 28th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Franklin | $210 | 32993
June 22nd - 26th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Franklin | $210 | 33016

Robotics: Rescue Robots Camp - Ages 8-14
The competition is heating up with the Engineering For Kids World Games! In this program, students will compete for the gold as they take on exciting engineering challenges related to the greatest athletic competitions. Students will explore a wide variety of science and engineering concepts related to various athletic events like swimming, mini golf, soccer, and more while applying EFK’s Engineering Design Process. Get ready to step up to the podium as we declare victory in inspiring the next generation of engineers!

July 15th - 19th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Franklin | $210 | 32997

Electronic Games Design - Racing Games: Motocross
The competition is heating up with the Engineering For Kids World Games! In this program, students will compete for the gold as they take on exciting engineering challenges related to the greatest athletic competitions. Students will explore a wide variety of science and engineering concepts related to various athletic events like swimming, mini golf, soccer, and more while applying EFK’s Engineering Design Process. Get ready to step up to the podium as we declare victory in inspiring the next generation of engineers!

July 22nd - 26th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Nolensville | $210 | 33014


For questions, please contact Evan Smith at Evan.Smith@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

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