Engineering is always a camper favorite, and Summer 2019 will be our most exciting engineering camp yet! Engineers at Camp Brainy Bunch will participate in hands-on, collaborative design challenges that will call upon their creativity and critical thinking skills. Visit the curriculum tab below for more details!
In summer 2019, teams will utilize the Engineering Design Process as they work to build alumni favorites such as rockets, ziplines, and structures to withstand some goopy mystery matter. New this year are challenges around creating mechanical tools, flying hot air balloons, building geodesic domes, and designing self-sorting nanopipes! Prepare for your engineer to be challenged to think about the world in a different way throughout this exciting week.
Rising 1st-2nd graders
Our youngest engineers will get a first hand introduction to the Engineering Design Process. From the start, students will be immersed in an environment of inquiry, discovery, and risk taking. We hope that our projects don’t work the first time, so we can learn from our mistakes and make them better. Challenges include: the physics of rockets, exploring sound waves, flying their own kites, and blowing giant bubbles!
Rising 3rd-4th graders
Young engineers will be building amazing mechanical arms, studying potential and kinetic energy through creating roller coasters, and flying their own hot air balloon designs. Along the way, students will learn about how the field of engineering is solving the problems of today and the future.
Rising 5th-6th graders
Our oldest engineers will take engineering to new heights as they apply aerospace and robotics science in the creation of geodesic domes, mechanical arms, a wrapping machine, and even the design of a new wearable exoskeleton! Each new day starts with a “Dream Job” connection, introducing engineers to different fields within science such as robotics, chemistry, and even animation.
Parents are invited to join in our Engineering Conference on the last day of camp, where campers will show off their creations and explain their design process.
Highlights of All Our Camps
- Outstanding instructors and low student ratios make certain that your child develops a strong bond with all staff from the first minute they arrive.
- Daily camp culture rituals create a strong, silly, and supportive camp community.
- Extended care activities follow a theme that continues the fun and exploration beyond the regular camp day.
East Bay, South Bay, and Peninsula Locations: $495* per week
San Francisco Locations: $525* per week
Morning Extended Care 8:00am - 9:00am (all locations): $30
Afternoon Extended Care 3:00pm - 5:30pm (all locations): $100
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Hands-on learning meets hands-on fun as our young engineers explore the Engineering Design Process!
Sample Daily Schedule
At Camp Brainy Bunch, we include breaks, games, surprises, and play time throughout the day.
|8:00 am||AM Extended Care Begins|
|8:45 am||Check-in Begins for All Campers|
|9:00 am||Camp Community Building Activity|
|9:30 am||Hands-on Curricular Activities|
|12:30 pm||Camp Community Building Activity|
|12:40 pm||Hands-on Curricular Activities|
|3:00 pm||Check-out for Campers|
|3:00 pm||PM Extended Care Begins|
|5:30 pm||PM Extended Care Ends|