Mechanical Engineering (ages 11-14) must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st
(ages 11-14) must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st.
Gear up for a powerful week of engineering fun as you gain a mechanical advantage this summer. Learn how mechanical engineers use the principles of force and motion to design, build and operate machines with moving parts. Investigate the impacts of friction on design performance. Utilize hydraulics and pneumatics in your designs. Engineer a simple engine to power a machine.
Activities: Use the engineering design process to create a Rube Goldberg machine.
Highlights: Visit the Battleship North Carolina and discover the role gyroscopes played in its navigation.
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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