Engineering for KidsChildren 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.
2023 Engineering for Kids programs have concluded. Camp and registration details for 2024 will be available in February.
*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.*
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 5th-9th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Nolensville | $190 | (FULL - Waitlist Only) | 26835
June 26th-30th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Franklin | $190 | (FULL - Waitlist Only) | 26867
Jr. Missions to Mars STEM Camp - Ages 5-7
Our Junior Engineers will be inspired by Mars-themed children’s literature featured in this week of camp. The stories will deepen their knowledge and spark their imaginations as they engage in hands-on engineering challenges using EFK’s Engineering Design Process. In the stories and challenges, students will explore various topics in science, as well as mechanical, aerospace, geologic, and environmental engineering
June 12th-16th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Longview | $190 | 26862
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 are able to explore so much of the world. Over the five days, teams will work together to see who is able to 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 5th-9th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Nolensville | $190 | 26860
July 17th-21st | 9:00am-12:00pm | Franklin | $190 | 26873
Robotics: Mission to Mars - Ages 8-14
During the LEGO® Robotics Mission to Mars classes, 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 the principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.
June 5th-9th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Nolensville | $190 | 26861
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 12th-16th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Longview | $190 | 26863
June 26th-30th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Franklin | $190 | 26870
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 12th-16th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Longview | $190 | 26864
Orbiters and Landers Camp - Ages 8-14
During this week of camp, students will take a comprehensive look at NASA’s landers and orbiters that are currently conducting important research on Mars. We will examine the anatomy of various orbiters and landers in order to gain a deeper understanding of how they assist in the work of NASA’s scientists and engineers. Students will learn about the technology and innovation that is required of aerospace engineers so we can, one day, safely transport human beings to the surface of Mars. Each day, classes will use the EFK’s Engineering Design Process to engage in exciting, hands-on STEM challenges with real-world connections to NASA and aerospace engineering
June 19th-23rd | 9:00am-12:00pm | Fairview | $190 | 26865
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.
June 19th-23rd | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Fairview | $190 | 26866
July 17th-21st | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Franklin | $190 | 26874
Out of this World STEM Camp - Ages 8-14
During Out of this World camp, students will explore three fields of engineering: aerospace, civil, and chemical. Collaborating with their Space State teams, they will design and construct a variety of projects that will enable mankind to safely inhabit the moon
July 10th-14th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Longview | $190 | 26871
July 24th-28th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Nolensville | $190 | 26876
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 26th-30th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Franklin | $190 | 26869
RoboGames 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.
July 10th-14th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | Longview | $190 | 26872
July 24th-28th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Nolensville | $190 | 26875
For questions, please contact Evan Smith at Evan.Smith@williamsoncounty-tn.gov