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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 8-9 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. Payment Plans are available for these programs.

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Kid E Corps of Engineers Heading Banner

Join the Kid E Corps of Engineering and develop your engineering skills as you design and build devices that will help you storm the castle, rocket to the moon, and dive to the deep sea.  Engineer an amusement park ride that no kids (or Lego people) can resist.  Investigate the different disciplines of engineering and explore what the Army Corps of Engineers do. 

Activities: build a catapult and a castle that can withstand your marshmallow catapult, build a submarine with ballast tanks, and launch different types of rocket

Highlight: Make safe amusement park rides and attractions, program robots, and more as you are inspired to engineer like the Army Corps during our “Kid E Corps” of engineers camp

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Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

Session 1: June 18 - 22

Session 2: July 30 - August 3

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $285
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Kid E Corps of Engineers!

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This summer have a blast exploring aerospace engineering.  Design and build different types of “sprockets” (aka – safe, practical rockets) out of household materials.  Investigate ways to generate thrust and lift so that your sprocket can climb higher.  Predict and track the trajectory of sprocket flight.  Learn how to engineer recovery systems and landing devices.  Don’t let anyone tell you that this isn't rocket science!

Activities: Create your own squeeze rocket apparatus, build a parachute and test it in a wind tunnel, and fly drones to complete engineering missions

Highlight:  Participate in our compressed air powered bottle rocket competition

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Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: June 25 - 29
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $285
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Sprockets!

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Celebrate the 4th of July with rockets, fountains, spinners and more. Create your own pop-rocks ice cream and pop-rocket art work. Discover different fun and colorful chemical reactions and experiment with how to optimize them. Find out what we mean by 'elephant toothpaste' and 'growing snakes'. Continue the holiday celebrations all week long through our hands-on and engaging STEM activities all inspired by fireworks.

Activities:  create 'elephant toothpaste', make a homemade lava lamp, and create your own mentos and soda fountain

Highlight:  Celebrate the Independence Day through our fun STEM activities inspired by fireworksRocket soda

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: July 2 - 6 (no camp on July 4)
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $240
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for BlaSTEM!

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Put your Mechanical Engineering skills to the test as we create total mayhem! Deconstruct simple machines and explore how they work.  Imagine, design and create your own contraptions with moveable parts.  The gadgets you create will be teaching different mechanical principles such as thermodynamics or energy transfer through fun and engaging engineering activities. This camp is sure to bring out the inventor in you.

Activities:  Engineer a roller coaster, build a crane to lift heavy loads, create a rubber band powered car, and more

Highlight:  Use our Little Bit kits to make magnetic circuits to power motors, buzzers, lights, and more

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Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates: July 9 - 13
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $285
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Mechanical Mayhem!

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Spend a week with us learning how to make your room look like an engineer lives there! First you'll make a blue print of your bedroom. Then you will use engineering design principles to optimize your space. Next, you'll engineer a room alarm for your door, create a lamp that really lights up, and "pass the time" by engineering a new type of clock. Come discover engineering with other girls and make your room irresistible!

Activities: Explore circuits by making a lamp, engineer a room alarm, and engineer a pillow for maximum comfort

Highlight:  Meet a real female engineer and go home with things engineered specifically with girl’s interests in mind.

Two girls with gadgets

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 16 - 20

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $285
Gender: Girls only
Register here for Make Room for Girls!

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Warning! There's a natural disaster headed our way and you need to be prepared as a future engineer.  Explore how civil engineers design and construct buildings, roads, and bridges to withstand natural disasters.  Devote a week to designing and engineering mini-public works and then see if they can withstand kid-made floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.  Discover the power of tsunamis and volcanoes and engineer your way to survival with this exciting engineering camp all about natural disasters.

Activities:  Use the engineering design process to create a tower, bridge, and levee to withstand natural disasters made by your camp-mates.

Highlight:  Learn how the Army Corps of Engineers help our community prepare and recover from natural disasters

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Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2018 Dates:

July 23 - 27

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $285
Gender: Co-ed
Register here for Disaster Design!

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