Engineering Alternative Energy (ages 11-14; must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1
(ages 11-14) must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1
Tackle one of the grand challenges of engineering - alternative energy production. Discover how engineers harness energy from the sun, wind and ocean. Design, build and test a solar energy collector. Explore coastal North Carolina wind farm initiatives while you learn how to redesign turbine blades for maximum efficiency. Work in teams to engineer a device that will capture the energy of ocean waves. You are sure to be energized by this camp.
Activities: build a wind turbine and solar powered boat. Experiment with algae for biodiesel.
Highlights: visit a solar farm (weather permitting)
Cancellation policy: To ensure that our camps are of the highest quality, we plan, schedule, and commit to paying for staff, transportation, and recreational activities months before summer camp begins. Families typically book their camp months in advance. Therefore, last minute cancellations are particularly difficult for us to fill since most campers have already made other arrangements for the summer. Consequently, we cannot provide refunds if you cancel any time after 4 weeks prior to the start day of your camp session and can only provide a 50% refund (based on the program’s total tuition cost) if you cancel anytime between 8 and 4 weeks prior to the start date of your camp session. Any cancellations that take place prior to 8 weeks before the start date of your camp session will be charged a 25% processing fee. If you need to change dates (and space is available in another session during the current summer) there is a $25processing fee.
No refunds will be given within 4 weeks prior to start date of your camp session.
50% refunds (based on the program’s total tuition cost) will be given 8-4 weeks prior to start date of camp (50% cancellation fee).
25% processing fee for any cancellations made prior to 8 weeks before start date of camp.
$25 processing fee for any changes in dates.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing or by phone with a confirmation e-mail.
Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.
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