Adventures in Engineering
Explore. Design. Launch.
Interested in becoming an engineer, scientist or architect? Begin your journey here. You’ll get hands-on project experience all while building and designing your way to the perfect circuits, bridges, and rockets. No engineering experience needed, just a desire to learn!
Learn the basics of electrical engineering using the the SAM Space app and Inventor kit from SAM Labs to build awesome projects, inventions, and hacks. Then become a rocket scientist when you launch virtual rockets into space using Kerbal Space Program® to explore the world of space flight; then put that research into practice by building a physical rocket and launching it into the sky. Finally, design, build and stress-test your very own physical and virtual bridge. Find this camp near you >>
Learn everything you need to know about Adventures in Engineering.
Ages: 8 – 12
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Lab Fee: $45
Hardware + Software
Kerbal Space Program
SAM Labs Inventor Kit
You’ll discover how electrical circuits work as well as the basics of space flight physics and structural design. You’ll learn the basics of what it takes to be an engineer!
What You Create
You’ll create a bridge out of K’Nex, experiment with electrical engineering in hands-on projects, and build your own physical water rockets.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
Learn Robotics + Engineering
Our Robotics courses teach kids the basics of design-thinking while tackling engineering challenges like building a functional robot or designing a rocket. The Adventures in Engineering class starts with the basics of electrical engineering using the Inventor kit from SAM Labs to complete circuits. They’ll move on to rocket science as students experiment with Kerbal Space Program to launch virtual rockets and eventually design and build afunctional rocket. Finally, students will explore structural design by designing and building virtual bridges before moving on to stress-testing their own physical models.
The Adventures Experience
Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.
Find This Camp Near You
Kerbal Space Program and hands-on rocket building was so fun!Christian T.
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Outdoor Activities
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations.
|1:00 pm||Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
|2:30 pm||Afternoon Break + Outdoor Activities
|3:00 pm||Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
✓ Personal Apple workstation for camp
✓ Low staff to student ratios
Add-Ons Available at Checkout
+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
*Meals available at select locations
You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SAM?
SAM is a smart construction kit consisting of SAM blocks which connect wirelessly to the SAM app, helping you create awesome inventions, hacks, and projects that empower students to create anything. Learn more at https://www.samlabs.com.
What is Kerbal Space Program?
Kerbal Space Program is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space. DMA uses this game to teach the fundamentals of rocket science in a controlled environment. Students will practice designing aerodynamic rockets with multiple stages to successfully launch their own shuttles.
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