University of Maryland Extension

Maryland 4-H Engineering Camp 2014

4-H Engineering Camp
Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 6:30pm to Sunday, Jun. 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
Rocks 4-H Camp in Harford County
6 Cherry Hill Rd
Street, MD 21154
United States

The Maryland 4-H Engineering camp has been designed in a way to promote the teamwork and critical thinking skills that employees need in today’s job market. To accomplish this participants are randomly broken into teams of 3 – 4 campers to compete in several engineering challenges such as “Junk Drawer Robotics”, PVC tower building, and minute to win it contests throughout the weekend. Campers also participate individually in 4 workshops designed to introduce mechanical science projects to the campers while teaching them the basic knowledge that is needed in many engineering fields.

The 2014 camp will take place June 6-8 at Rocks State Park in Harford County.

Each camper will choose an engineering track to focus on throughout the weekend. These tracks will allow campers to explore a specific field of science and engineering in depth. The five tracks being offered in 2014 are:
Aerospace – campers will build and launch rockets (weather permitting) while learning about the engineering for human flight.
Agricultural and Mechanical engineering – campers will explore the role of engineering in today’s farming communities, from equipment repair and maintenance to developing irrigation and runoff controls.
Energy / Electricity – campers will start with learning about electrical circuits and will explore how engineers are working to develop new sources of energy and devices to conserve energy.
Environmental Engineering – campers will look at how engineers work to protect our precious natural resources while meeting the needs of a modern society.
Robotics – campers will learn how to build and program a robot while exploring ways that engineers are using robots in modern society.

$125 for 4-Hers mailed in before May 27th
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