With school’s imminent break for the summer quickly approaching, kids are going to have more free time with energy to burn.  Why not channel that time and energy into something creative?  This is why Manchester University is pleased to announce the 2016 line-up of summer camps, with fun and creative activities for kids of all ages!  You can use the link below to browse all the camps offered, but I would like to highlight the two LEGO-oriented camps.

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LEGO Camp; June 27-July 1; Grades 1-6; $99 to register.

LEGO Camp at Manchester University is a fun and interactive way to teach basic engineering principles, science, technology, math, and problem solving to students of all ages.  Registration fees include instruction, use of LEGO kits, and a t-shirt.

Grades 1-3 will use LEGO kits to create up to 14 different simple motorized machines, including a dragster, dogbot, catapult, land yacht, and more.

Grades 4-6 – in addition to the kits – will get to use pneumatics to create air-powered models.  Students will work in teams to solve the daily challenge of creating items such as a robotic hand, scissor lift, stamping press, and more.

Register for LEGO camp here

Robotics 101; June 20-24; Grades 6-8; $150 to register.

In LEGO robotics camp, students will build, program, and test real robots that can move using motors and interact with their environment using sensors.  Brainstorm to find creative solutions, then implement those solutions by programming the robot.  Campers will have opportunities to compete with their robots.

Register for Robotics 101 here

Both LEGO camps are being held at the Manchester University Science Center, which is located on the University’s main campus at 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962.  North Manchester is in Wabash county, about 45 minutes west of Fort Wayne on state hwys. 13 & 114.