History of Science is Fun Engineering Rocks!
Since 1991, we have offered our Science is Fun - Engineering Rocks programs to public and private school children in New York City and New England. Whether it was over 20 years or ago or just last week, the report is always the same. Students have fun in our classes. They build confidence. Their curiosity is stimulated, and they embrace the idea that science is indeed fun and engineering rocks!
Who We Are
Our group leaders include trained engineers, scientists and teachers. Each group leader is paired with at least one counselor, both of whom are committed to enriching each camper’s experience. We strive to hire top quality staff with experience working with elementary school aged children. Staff members are subjected to a background check, including NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Registry.
What We Do
Science is Fun - Engineering Rocks explores the principles of science and engineering in fun and exciting ways. We use both classroom activities and outdoor projects to provide campers with rich learning experiences. Campers experience hands-on technical training through demonstration and experiential learning activities. They will explore how we use science and engineering to create technologies for everyday use. Campers will also learn skills and a process of thinking that will enable them to tackle life and academic challenges with confidence.
Who We Serve - Children 6-12 years
Our day runs from 8:30AM to 3:30PM, with an extended day option available until 5:00PM at an additional cost. During a typical day, campers will explore principles of engineering and science. They will also plan, design, build and test inventions that solve specific problems. Campers will be encouraged to create innovative designs that take into account functionality, efficiency, creativity and aesthetic appeal.
How We Do What We Do
Group leaders engage campers in activities designed to foster team building, encourage critical thinking and promote communication, collaboration and creativity. They also expose campers to projects that promote their natural curiosity and build a foundation for understanding basic principles of science and engineering. Our game master assures that “fun” is a central component of each lesson and project. Our goal is to expose camper to the concepts of STEAM in a way that shatters the myth of them being “hard,” “out of reach,” “boring,” “geeky,” and “understandable by only the most intelligent.” Our campers learn that with creativity, determination, perseverance and hard work, a career in science, technology, engineering, art and math is a real possibility.