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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. If you are interested in your child learning about a specific engineering discipline, please review our 4-7 Engineering Camps by Discipline Chart.

Please note: You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin. Prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.

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Ages 4-5:

Ages 6-7:


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Make “sense” of STEM with our Sense-sational Science camp! 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!

Activities: Create and touch kinetic sand, engineer your own scratch and sniff paint, and investigate robots that have “senses”

Highlight: Each day will highlight a different sense as we explore through sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.

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Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4)

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $145
Ages: 4-5
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Sense-sational Science!

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Build your skills and perseverance as you learn to tinker using new and recycled materials and tools. Practice your problem solving skills as you play your way through engineering challenges in a fun and safe environment. Use robotic bee-bots to solve your own maze. Learn how to make a balancing robot! Come join the rest of the tinkering tots this summer and develop your engineering knowledge together to get ready to start school this fall!

Activities: Make your own mazes, tinker with spinning gears, and build a house that can keep you safe and dry inside

Highlight: Program simple bee-bots to complete engineering challenges

Tot with robot

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 30 - August 3

Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 4-5
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Tinkering Tots!

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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, including giant Legos.  Engineer walls, arches, bridges, towers, and stairs and come up with ways to reinforce and stabilize them. Make your creations strong because our camp wrecking ball will try and knock them down!  Blockheads are sure to roll before this camp is over!

Activities: Build walls, towers, bridges and more while having fun testing them and making them as strong and sturdy as possible.

Highlight: Use the engineering design cycle to plan and construct various structures both individually and in teams out of our giant blocks.

Boy building with legos

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: June 18 - 22
Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 6-7
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Block Heads!



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!

Activities: learn how simple machines work; design a tool, make grabbers, and a puppet theater.

Highlight: Use engineering skills to build machines and gadgets.Boy and girl with gadgets

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: June 25 - 29
Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 6-7
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Gadget Gang!



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 do make oobleck and then walk on it! Is it magic or science? Join us and find out for yourself as we continue celebrating amazing science and engineering all week long.

Activities: Create your own fireworks in a bottle, make a rainbow of bubbles, write messages in disappearing ink, and more!

Highlight: Understand the magic of science through hands-on, engaging activities in a safe and fun environment

Boy smiling at chemical reaction

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4)
Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $145
Ages: 6-7
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for LABracadabra!



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.

Activities: Investigate bee hives, spider webs, bird nests, and more. Engineer a model beaver dam.

Highlight: Use engineering skills to build a natural structure inspired by a different critter each day such as birds, spiders, bees, beavers, and more.Group of kids with gagets smiling

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 9 - 13

Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 6-7
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Construction Critters!



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

Activities:  Discover what makes bird bones so light, make your own flying bumblebees, and engineer your own anatomically correct bat wings

Highlight:  Use the engineering design process to create different flying objects that use the same principles as different animals such as birds, fish, bats, frogs, snakes, butterflies, and even plants!Girl smiling outside

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 16 - 20

Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 6-7
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Flying is for the Birds!

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Once upon a time long, long ago there was a fairy tale character with a real problem that needed a solution.  Abracadabra - engineering to the rescue!  Help characters like Jack-in-the-Beanstalk, Goldilocks, and the Three Little Pigs find their happily ever after.  Using these characters and familiar fairy tale stories as inspiration, we will solve the problems in the story through engineering. Even the big bad wolf is sure to be enchanted by engineering!

Activities:  Use engineering skills to build beds that are “just right” for Goldilocks, bridges that are sound proof for the 3 Billy Goats, and even a house that can keep out the big bad wolf through our special engineering contraption!

Highlight:  Make literacy connections by analyzing fairy tales to identify problems that can be solved through engineering and use the engineering design process to create project-based solutions.

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Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 23 - 27

Time:
8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuition: $175
Ages: 6-7
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Enchanted Engineering!

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