Kids get to build awesome stuff and learn something, too, at MU's summer LEGO® camp

They’ll build cars, catapults, cranes and their imaginations – kids who register now for the LEGO® day camp June 23-27 at Manchester University.

They’ll get to create motorized vehicles using customized LEGO® kits during the Monday-through-Friday camp. They’ll also learn about engineering their own vehicles, in classes designed for their age. All classes are in Manchester’s fantastic Science Center on the North Manchester campus.

Afternoons, youth in grades 4-6 will build up to 10 different mechanisms and motorized machines using LEGO® kits. They’ll try their skill at familiar vehicles, a merry-go-round, tower crane and out-of-this-world machines. They’ll learn engineering, technology and math principles, from gear ratios to energy.

Mornings, younger LEGO® fans in grades 2-3 will learn basic engineering principles and about friction, forces, motion, and even aerodynamics.

“It’s limitless,” says Alexis Young, director of conference services for Manchester. “You can go wherever your imagination takes you.” All participants will get plenty of hands-on lessons in problem-solving and communication skills.

The camp fee of $99 includes the entire week of workshops, use of the LEGO® kits and a T-shirt. Parents or guardians must sign authorization forms for their children.

Register by June 13 at www.meetatmanchester.com (click on Upcoming Events) or 877-624-8378.

MU offers three other 2014 summer camps for kids: Summer Arts on June 16-20, Culinary 101 on June 30-July 2 and Bakery 101 on July 14-16. Learn about all 2014 summer camps and register online at www.meetatmanchester.com, 877-624-8378 or meet@manchester.edu.

May 2014