The Engineering For Kids CODING Club helps develop your child’s creativity, problem solving skills, teamwork and technology knowledge in an engaging, collaborative way though fun and practical challenges. Each 4-wk session introduces students to a different coding activity to develop 21st Century skills and bring authentic learning as students get to build something that they can share with family and friends.
CREATIVE GAME DESIGN
Calling all future writers, artists, designers and game developers! Students in this collaborative camp enjoy storyboarding their games with character, enemy and plot development.
In this class, they turn their interactive stories and physical creations into a digital video game. They will use a special game board and blocks to design the characters, levels, and other art for their games. They then capture their creations using a tablet app where they edit and customize their game. Students will walk away with a fun playable game for tablets, and invaluable experience with logic and programming.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, and other destructive weather events highlight the role of engineers in improving forecasts and reducing the toll from natural disasters. Join our Disaster Engineering camp to brainstorm ideas and then use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test and refine projects to avoid or minimize the impact of natural disasters like guiding search & rescue robots, measuring wind speeds and designing sturdier buildings.
Recommended for G4-8
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. Construct a tent, engineer your own survival pack, make smores in your own solar oven and more! Join us for a week of fun and adventure where everyone goes home a happy camper!
Recommended for K-3
Please join Engineering For Kids for Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day!
Each year, we celebrate National Engineering Week by hosting girls ages 4-14 to increase their awareness about engineering and to pique their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The ultimate goal is to encourage females to consider careers in engineering.
We will have fun activities that may include robotics, snap circuits, 3-D printing, and more.
In this class, young kids learn basic programming skills necessary to code, including sequencing and loops, without a computer. It's never too early to learn computer coding. This innovative class is a playful, hands-on introduction to offline coding and programming that will give young children a head start. We use puzzles, mazes, and games to teach the basic concepts of sequences, algorithms, and debugging, to help children develop critical thinking, logic, and other skills to cement lifelong computer literacy. Computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill.
The Engineering For Kids STEM Club introduces students to a new, hands-on, lesson every week from various engineering disciplines. For each lesson, students focus on developing 21st Century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and peer collaboration. These life skills provide students with the confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize that they can succeed in almost anything!
Robotics using Lego EV3 kits.
MinecraftEdu, computer-building with Raspberry Pi, Scratch, mechatronics with littleBits & more
Traverse tricky terrain, shake claws with lobsters and design ecosystems in this life science camp! Discover the diversity of wildlife adaptations, the differences in habitats and what’s necessary for each biome’s survival. Focusing on specific environments, students travel from the sands of the Sahara to the peaks of the Himalayas in search of unique and complex creatures. Zoo camp delivers an engaging, hands-on experience around the Earth’s biospheres and the vital roles animals play in them.
SCRATCH BASIC GAMES
Perfect for children who are new to coding, this class is a fun introduction to Scratch, a free computer coding programming language, that will take kids from playing games to creating them. Simple and logical instructions help kids make their own Scratch Cat soccer game, design a ghost hunt that features a flying witch, animate a bouncing melon, or build a game to test reaction speeds. Children then can share the finished games with friends to see how they score.