Spend your summer with a unique engineering experience!
The theme for the NMIH Summer Camp 2019 is “We Built This City: Engineering a City from the Ground Up”. In addition to getting a crash course in 1980’s music, summer campers will learn to think critically and strategically about the topography and infrastructure that allows civilizations to develop purposefully and operate strategically.
Participants entering grades 4 through 6 will learn factors to consider when planning a new city: various terrain and waterways, urban, suburban, and rural features, as well as how utilities are distributed to everyone in the city. They will gain experience through looking at blueprints, using virtual reality to evaluate architectural features, and participate in constructing roads, bridges, and buildings that will be major features of the city. Participants will also gain an appreciation for the magic behind all the things we turn on in our homes: electricity, water, heat, and the internet. NMIH is partnering with local architectural, civil, electrical, transportation, and mechanical engineers to provide campers with an authentic experience and professional perspective. On the final day of camp, we will put everything we learned together as campers work together to engineer the ideal city.
Camp Dates and Time:
Session 1: July 8-12, Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
Session 2: July 15-19, Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
$120 for museum members
$160 for non-members
Program Registration Includes:
- NMIH camp t-shirt
- Engineering project book
- 4 free family passes to the museum.
Audience: Grades 4-6
Logistics: Campers will be greeted at the National Museum of Industrial History front doors daily. The address is 602 E 2nd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. On the first day of camp, parents are encouraged to drop off their child release consent form in person. For safety reasons, we will not release your child to anyone other than those individuals listed on the consent form. *Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunches.
Support for this year’s engineering summer camp comes from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation and Keystone Consulting Engineers.