Step into the shoes of an engineer! Using LEGO® bricks, campers take
part in fun, physically active games based on daily themes, and build
different engineering-themed projects each day. They will explore
engineering fields, and participate in collaborative challenges to solve
real-world problems, while using critical thinking, cooperation and
creative problem-solving skills to test and improve creations.
Take-home projects will be given daily to reinforce each concept.
Day 1 - Structures
AEROSPACE: Discover the secrets of aerospace engineering - efficiency and compact design. Create a space station and connect it with others to assemble a massive modular spacecraft.
TOWERS: Find out how structural engineers use physics to solve problems. Work together to build a structurally sound tower with a working elevator.
Day 2 - Water Works
BOATS: Create a sea-worthy vessel as you set sail with nautical engineering! Build a test boat powered by potential and kinetic energy. Then try changing specific variables to improve speed, buoyancy, and stability.
BRIDGES: Work together with your fellow civil engineers to build and test different bridge designs. Then use what you've learned to create the strongest bridge possible.
Day 3 - Fun Fair
CARNIVALS: Feel the thrill as you build a spinning swing ride! Learn about forces and the mechanical engineering concepts behind some of your favorite amusement park rides. Then improve and test the design to create an even wilder ride.
CREATURES: Discover nature's engineering secrets as you investigate biomimicry! Build a walking insect machine and then test different ways to help it climb up the steepest branch.
Day 4 - Transportation
VEHICLES: Get in gear as an automotive engineer! Assemble a motorized vehicle and learn how to optimize it. Use wheels, axles, and gears to reduce friction so your vehicle runs better. Then, shift into higher gear and work hands-on with transmissions and gear ratios.
ENGINEERING CHALLENGE: Work in teams to design and build a transport vehicle that is strong enough to carry a heavy load.
Day 5 - Design
MACHINES: Engineering is creative! Learn how gears, levers, and pulleys are useful tools for mechanical engineers. Combine your newfound knowledge with art and build a motorized drawing machine.
ENGINEERING CHALLENGE: Work in teams to draw up blueprints and use plastic connectors to build a sculpture.