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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
 

Camp Descriptions

Summer Camp Descriptions

Kindergarten - 8th Grade
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended care is available from 7:50am-9am and 4-6pm

NOTE: The camp grades are based on grades completed.


K-1

May 31-June 2

Time Travelers! FULL
Dig into the past and discover the days long gone; from dinosaurs to ancient hidden cities under the sand! See the IMAX movieWalking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D.
June 5-9
Under the Sea FULL

 

Look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor! Explore life under the sea with fun hands-on experiments! Enjoy the IMAX movies Under the Sea 3D and Humpback Whales 3D. Includes a trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
June 12-16
Head to Toe

 

Learn the science of the body, inside and out. Explore the science of health, nutrition, and how germs affect our everyday life. Includes our new Planetarium show, Mysteries of the Unseen World
June 19-23 & July 24-28
Bits and Bots
FULL
Discover how a robot works and learn the basics of coding with Bit the Bot and LEGO Mazes. Learn how to program Bee-Bots and your own construction using LEGO WeDo 1.0 sets. See the IMAX movie Robots 3D.
June 26-30
Science of Art FULL

 

Discover the science of art and how it paints the world around us! Explore music, painting, literature and dance through fun activities including making musical instruments and pieces with paint and clay.
July 5-7
Astronaut Academy FULL
Train like an astronaut and fly the simulated space mission, Mars Explorers, explore the universe in our planetarium and conduct "out of this world" experiments! Watch stellar shows in our planetarium and IMAX theater.
July 10-14
Tool Time

Learn about the inventors and inventions that changed the world! Use the engineering design process to create an invention of your own. Each activity will enforce the inventor’s secret to success. . . never give up!

July 17-21
Gadgets & Gizmos FULL
Build a house starting from simple shapes and advance to structural engineering! Learn different types of measurements and explore famous architecture around the world. Get inspired by the IMAX movie Dream Big 3D!
July 31 - August 4
Fun with Flight FULL
Discover the science of flight with paper airplanes, birds, helicopters and more! Conduct experiments with force and motion and launch your own solid fuel rocket at the  FAMU-FSU College of Engineering!
August 7 -11
Animals Around the World FULL FULL
Visit animals on every continent in the world. With the help of IMAX and your imagination, go on an African safari, swim with polar bears in the freezing Arctic, walk under the canopy in the rainforest, discover the hiding place of the Monarch butterfly and much more!


2-3

May 31-June 2

I Dig History! Explore the world hidden by time! Including hands-on experiments making crayon rocks, cupcake geology and how different landforms hide or reveal secrets from the past! See the IMAX movie Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D.
June 5-9
Science of the Sea FULL
Learn about the creatures of the sea, explore the depths of the ocean floor and dive into the adventures of marine scientists. Enjoy the IMAX movies Under the Sea 3D and Humpback Whales 3D. Includes a trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
June 12-16 Chemtastic FULL
Explore the chemistry of food, microscopic objects and the world’s . grossest stuff. Make edible models of atoms and molecules and become a mad scientist. Includes our new Planetarium show, Mysteries of the Unseen World!
June 19-23 & July 24-28
Rockin' Robots
June 19-23 FULL
Explore and learn robots and motorized machines. Use LEGO Simple Machines, Bee-Bots and WeDo 2.0 sets to build and program machines, robots and crazy contraptions that help us understand the world. See the IMAX movie Robots 3D.
June 26-30
Hollywood Engineering
Explore the science behind Marvel superheroes, showcase your Harry Potter magic skills, and learn about a galaxy far, far away. Discover how imagination and engineering make art come alive on screen.
July 5-7 Space Race Blast off to the cosmos! Learn about our planets, fly the Asteroid Explorers space mission simulation and become a space science engineer. Watch stellar shows in our planetarium and IMAX theater.
July 10-14
Edventures in Minecraft FULL
Use science and engineering to improve your Minecraft skills. Engage in hands-on engineering, learn about machines, fractals, and pixels and complete construction challenges in creative and survival mode. Gameplay is on a private server, no personal account or device needed.
July 17-21
Engineering Marvels FULL
 Learn how engineers use shapes to create stronger buildings, explore advances in civil engineering technology and more! Watch the IMAX movie Dream Big 3D to visit civil engineering marvels around the world!
July 31 - August 4
Aviation Academy* FULL
Explore flight through airplanes, helicopters and rockets! Visit an airport for a behind the scenes tour exploring the challenges of aviation. Launch your own solid fuel rocket at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering!
August 7 -11

Animal Adventures

Explore the animal kingdom, including classifications, habitats and more! Learn how animals adapt and survive around the world and design adaptations for distinct environments.  Watch animals in action in IMAX 3D!

 

4-5

May 31-June 2

Archeological Adventures
From dig sites to rock strata, unearth ancient civilizations, prehistoric mankind and more! See the IMAX movie Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D.
June 5-9
Deep Sea Explorers
Discover the underwater realm by learning the regions of the oceans, from the shallows to the abyssal deep.  Investigate the oceanscape, including topography, depth and wildlife. Enjoy the IMAX movies Under the Sea 3D and Humpback Whales 3D. Includes a trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
June 12-16
Lights, Chemicals, Reaction
Are you ready to see things in a whole new way?  Learn about chemical reactions and how the world is one giant laboratory.  Use microscopes to discover the thriving metropolis in your body and in  the world around you.  Includes our new Planetarium show, Mysteries of the Unseen World!
June 19-23 & July 24-28

Challenger Robot League
July 24-28 FULL

Join our robotics competition! Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT’s you will program, design, and build robots to compete in challenges. See the IMAX movie Robots 3D. Curriculum will also qualify you for a Boy Scouts Robotics Badge.
June 26-30
Movie Magic: Short Films
FULL
Watch movies in the IMAX theater and learn about 3D technology, claymation, special effects and other movie-making techniques. Become a director, actor, writer, and editor while creating your own short movie.
July 5-7
Planet Patrol
Rendezvous with a comet in our space mission simulator, discover the solar system in our planetarium and IMAX theater and enter the life of an astronaut through hands-on explorations.
July 10-14
Minecraft Mania FULL
Explore STEM using Minecraft! Future engineers use math and matrices to create fantastic in-game creations and simple mods. Collaborate to build a massive re-creation of a real-life Tallahassee location. Gameplay is on a private server, no personal account or device needed.
July 17-21
Innovators of Tomorrow FULL
Create your own contraptions using LittleBits, build innovative Squishy Circuits and brainstorm futuristic solutions. Visit engineering marvels around the world in the IMAX movie Dream Big 3D!
July 31 - August 4
Aviation Edventures FULL
Learn how meteorological conditions affect aviation, such as turbulence, thunderstorms, air pressure and more. Master pilot lingo, read a radar, and fly airplanes in a computerized simulation.
August 7 -11
Expedition Wild
Learn about ecosystems and the importance of biodiversity in the animal kingdom.  With the help of IMAX and your imagination, visit the animals of Africa and South America to explore their roles in their unique environments.

 

6-8

June 5-9
Oceaneering for Girls!
Become an oceanographer and explore all the features of the Earth’s oceans including the creatures known and unknown. This week, the deep blue sea is for girls only. Includes a trip to the FSU Marine Lab to see actual biochemical engineers at work.
June 12-16
Atoms to Zymase
Discover chemistry and biology through hands-on experiments and cutting-edge technology.  Each day, investigate a new aspect of the natural sciences and how it applies to engineering. Includes our new Planetarium show, Mysteries of the Unseen World!
June 19-23
Movie Magic: Feature Films
Lights...camera....action! Future filmmakers will collaborate to write, cast, light, shoot, edit, market and launch a feature film!
June 26-30
Streaming Studio
Brought to you by CLCTV! Become a star of streaming content, create your own gaming videos, weather and news casts, then travel to Universal Studios Orlando to learn the magic behind the mega-blockbuster productions!
July 5-7
Mission Commanders
Become the first to fly the NEW Expedition Mars space mission simulation, master orbital mechanics in the Kerbal Space Program and explore the cosmos in our planetarium and IMAX theater.
July 10-14
Techtastic
Master cutting-edge technology: engineer creations from your imagination using 3D pens and 3D printers, code Raspberry Pi’s, use programming to compose songs and write your own website!
July 17-21
Minecraft Masters FULL
Master your Minecraft skills through challenges in both creative and survival modes. Construct buildings, design coasters and solve mysteries in survival maps. Gameplay is on a private server, no personal account or device needed. Visit Florida Caverns State Park to collect data in order to recreate a cavern in  Minecraft.
July 24-28
Xtreme Robot League
Complete elaborate challenges using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Code our new robots, including a humanoid, and explore robotic engineering. Take a dive with SeaPerch Underwater robots! Curriculum will also qualify you for a Boy Scouts Robotics Badge.
July 31 - August 4
Flight School
The sky’s the limit! Get behind the controls of a flight simulator and learn how to get from taxi to takeoff to landing. Visit Kennedy Space Center to explore the history and future of aviation.

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For questions, please contact our camp coordinator at 850.645.7777 or sreaves@challengertlh.com.


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