Youth Programs

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Engineering Ages 4-5 and 6 - 7

Thank you for considering sending your child to our Engineering Expectations summer programs. We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child during their time at Engineering Expectations. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different programs that are suited for appropriate ages and maturity levels.

Sense-sational Science

Make "sense" of STEM with our new week of Sense-sational Science! Explore all five senses highlighted by making your very own chemical engineering concoctions. See chemical reactions change color, feel their temperature change, and touch our gooey polymers! Gain a sense of how fun and engaging science can be by exploring your senses! Join us and get in touch with your inner scientist!

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates: July3-7
Tuition: $170
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Sense-sational Science, click here 

Block Heads

Calling all blockheads! Put your construction skills to good use exploring Civil Engineering. Design and build structures out of different sizes and kinds of blocks, from Legos to shoe boxes. Engineer walls, arches, bridges, towers and stairs and come up with ways to reinforce and stabilize them. Then use our camp wrecking ball to try and knock them down. Blockheads are sure to roll before this camp is over.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

Session 1: June 19-23

Session 2: July 24-28

Tuition: $170
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Block Heads, click here

Gadget Gang 

What do you get when you combine engineering with a kid's imagination and curiosity? Gadgets, doohickeys and thingamabobs, of course! Spend a fun-filled week designing, building, testing and playing with toys that you engineer. Each toy will be based on a different type of simple machine and have moving parts. These gadgets are sure to bring out the mechanical engineer in you!

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

Session 1: June 26-30 *FULL!

Session 2: July 31-August 4

Tuition: $170
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Gadget Gang, click here 

LABracadabra *Full!

LABracadabra! Discover the magic of science while investigating colors, light, magnetism, static electricity, vibrations, and gases. Create your own magic wand and cast a levitation spell. Learn how to make oobleck and then walk on it! Is it magic or science? Join us and find out for yourself as we continue celebrating the Fourth of July all week long.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

Session 1: July 3-7

Session 2: August 7-11

Tuition: $170
Gender: Co-ed
To register for LABracadabra, click here 

Flying is for the Birds

Put your birdbrain to work while you explore Aerospace Engineering. Investigate how birds have inspired engineers to build flying machines. Discover other animals that fly - even some that don't have wings! Use these creatures as inspiration for daily design sessions in which you will build and test your own flying contraptions . Your imagination and engineering skills are sure to take flight with this camp.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

July 10-14

Tuition: $170
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Flying is for the Birds, click here 

Construction Critters

Did you know that beavers, bees and birds are some of nature's most talented engineers? Join us for a week of engineering and biomimicry excitement learning how curious critters construct some of nature's most remarkable structures like spider webs and coral reefs. Discover material science and have fun building while developing your engineering skills.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

July 17-21

Tuition: $170
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Construction Critters, click here

Program Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice
• Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail to ypengineers@uncw.edu
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