Winter Edition Rates

Engineering Explorations 2018 STEM Day Camp 
December 27th, 28th, and 29th
Snow dates -December 30th
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Ages 8 -14
 
Located at West Orange High School
51 Conforti Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Students participating in Engineering Explorations Winter Edition will be exposed to various disciplines of engineering in a fun and exciting environment! They also keep ALL projects they fabricate!  The Winter Edition is an efficient enrichment program designed for students to be "Minds On while doing Hands On" activities.  These include designing your own robot maze in a box and Ping Pong Launchers in the Simple STEM course.  Design and building wooden birdhouses, device stands, or soccer game in the Woodworking Fundamentals course.  In the 3D Printing and Graphic Design course students will design and print their own keychains and compete vinyl deisgns projects for mugs and shirts. Build your own mini-drone and learn to solder in the Drones and Electronics course.  Each day during their “technology recess” students will get to fly quad-copter drones, drive RC cars, play vintage video games, play laser tag and experience virtual reality.  We strive to build not only your child’s academic skills but their leadership skills as well through cooperative learning in a supportive environment.      

COURSES OFFERED

Simply STEM

(recommended ages: 8-10)

 Engineering is all around us!  Students will learn STEM principles and apply them to hands-on activities that are both fun and challenging.  Students will design their own projects and evaluate their performance to make the necessary changes to their designs.  

  Student projects are:

  • Robot Maze in a Box 

  • Ping Pong Ball Launcher ​​

3D Printing and Graphic Design

(recommended ages: 9-14)

Students will learn about 3D printing and graphic design using 3D printing software and modeling programs. 

  • 3D Printed Keychains

  • Vinyl mugs and shirts 

Programming with Legos

(recommended ages: 10-14)

Students will learn about programming fundamentals and use the Lego Mindstorm kits to assemble robots and then program them to complete different challenges. 

Drones and Electronics 

(recommended ages 10-14)

Drones and Electronics, two of the hottest trends in Technology Education! Students will learn about how drones fly by examining each electronic component and how they work.  They will then get to build and fly their own mini-drone.  Before building their drone they will learn soldering basics and fabricate a simple electronics circuit.  ​​

  • Drones - build and fly your own mini-drone 

  • Learning to Solder Kit

 

 

Daily Schedule

9:00 am - 9:30 am:
Student check-in and objectives/activities for the day are presented, content review from the previous session
 
9:30am - 11:30 am:
New content presentation and student practice through cooperative learning
 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: 
Lunch (students must bring their own lunch) into Technology Recess where students can play with remote control cars, remote control helicopters, drones, vintage video games, RC tanks, and virtual reality devices.
 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm:
Project completion where students work on the application of content through hands-on project-based learning. Session Review