Summer Camp Daily Schedule
The daily schedule includes:
- Interactive Engineering Projects
- Team-Building Activities
- Camper-Innovated Designs
- Coding and Technologies
- Snack and Lunch Breaks
- Outdoor Recreational Play
- Board Games and Strategy Games (early drop-off and after-care only)
- Themed Videos (after-care only)
Adventures in Engineering also hosts camp guest speakers who exhibit real-world Engineering examples for our campers to enjoy.
10701 Sheldon Rd, Tampa (at the new Bay Hope Church, formerly Wellspring United Methodist Church). Camp hours are from 9AM-1PM Students bring their own snacks and lunch.
Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available as early as 8 am and as late as 4 pm. Early drop-off and after-care is pay-as-you-go for $8/hr and can be added during camp week.
This camp is for children who are entering grades 1-8. Your child will be placed in a section with other children similar in age.
Registration includes materials and t-shirt, and any other supplies explicitly mentioned in the camp description.
Adventures in Engineering is co-ed! We highly encourage both girls and boys to attend our camp!
A spot will only be reserved for your child when both the registration form and the payment have been received.
All registrations and payments are final. Refunds will not be issued unless a camp session is canceled or in case of a medical emergency.
Please contact us with any questions at AdventuresInEng@gmail.com.
Weeks 1-4: Python Coding Bootcamp (Grades 5-8, with a prior intro to coding recommended)
June 18-29 and July 16-27 (weekdays only) $735
Python is a powerful, relatively easy coding language to learn, and is used in the real world. During this four-week bootcamp, students will get an in-depth knowledge of key coding concepts in Python, including input/output, variables, sequencing, algorithms, conditional statements, loops and more. In the last week, each camper will create a project of his/her own design. Using the fundamentals they have learned, past students have made helpful tools such as a math quiz machine, as well as fun games like a Mad Lib maker. We look forward to seeing what this group of new programmers will create!
Week 1: Robotics (Grades 1-8)
June 18-22 $185
Older grades assemble and program award winning LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Students learn the basics of hardware, software, control loops and sensing. Students team to complete challenges like following a line, infrared sensing, responding to touch and more.
Younger grades learn the basics of robotics by playing with Ozobot mini-bots. As beginner “programmers”, students learn how to connect the physical and digital worlds through very simple programming apps. Ozobots can sense color and follow lines to complete mazes and challenges. Students also study Makey-Makey, which gives them practice with circuits and programming their own musical instrument using everyday objects.
All ages complete group design and build projects and participate in innovative play that teaches persistence, adaptability, and communication skills.
Week 2: Makerspace (Grades 1-8)
June 25-29 $185
Tinker, invent, learn tools, explore materials, and create! Makerspace brings STEAM principles to life by teaching introductory manufacturing techniques including material selection, hand and power tools, engineering design and so much more. Sessions include medieval machines, pyrography (the art and science of burning patterns into wood), special effects using pneumatic (air) pressure, wearable technology and more. Session topics will be influenced by student input.
Week 3: Minecraft (Grades 1-8)
July 16-20 $220
Summon animals, build towers, make lightning strike, and more! Minecraft is a sandbox game that is designed to allow creative freedom for players while they find supplies (mining), build, and interact with other characters in the game. Students advance at their own rate during this camp, so beginners and more advanced students are both welcome. Students also spend time playing on a group server during class time to accomplish challenges and play mini-games!
Note: No Minecraft student IDs and passwords are required. We will provide full Minecraft access for camp.
Week 4: Star Wars (Grades 1-8)
July 23-27 $185
Star Wars has captivated children for 40 years with the technology, effects and amazing inventions used in “a galaxy far, far away”. Students learn about the forces around them, and have fun exploring the inventions of Star Wars. Discover the real-life adventures of NASA, control a droid, collaborate on projects, and learn code based on the Star Wars movies.
ALL SUMMER PASS DAY: Every day for all 4 camp weeks (Robotics, Makerspace, Minecraft, and Star Wars), 9 am-1 pm $735
ALL SUMMER PASS EXTENDED DAY: Every day for all 4 camp weeks, 8 am-4 pm $1340
For teens who are entering grades 9-12 volunteer camp counselor opportunities are available. If you love any aspect of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and would like to gain volunteer hours in a camp setting this camp is for you!