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Kids combine engineering with art!

February 02, 2021

Maker’s Camp teaches kids how to use their brains in tackling big ideas like aerodynamics and magnetics – all through fun projects like “How to make a car move using air balloons?”

With no right or wrong answer and the space to be creative, kids learn essential problem solving and critical thinking skills while experimenting with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) concepts that have real-world applications.

At the club, children get to build mechanical toys, parachutes, launch rockets with slingshots, and more using all kinds of materials. They improve staff’s original designs, personalize their projects with art, and kids as young as 9 begin to understand complicated concepts like hydraulics! Maker’s Camp teaches kids how to think, not what to think, and how to use creativity and critical thinking to solve problems in all areas of their lives.

Did You Know?

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence serves over 3,500 inner-city children every year.