Week 1 – Middle School Camps – For Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders
July 11-15, 2022, 9AM to 3PM (St. Louis Location)
All A-Bot Robots – Robots may be the future of technology, and they are definitely fun to make and program! Students will develop their engineering and technology skills using NXT robots, gears, motors, and sensors while building a robot to maneuver through an obstacle course.
*Cancelled* Advanced Robotics – Designed for students who have prior robotics experience through Ranken’s All A-Bot Robots camp or participation on an FLL team. Campers will design & build robotic accessories (arms, grippers, etc.) using the TETRIX Prime building set, and control autonomous robots by remote control.
Aviation Technology – Students are introduced to all things aviation, from learning how planes and rockets fly to preparing for careers in the aviation and aerospace fields. Scheduled activities include a visit to a modern aircraft maintenance facility, glider and drone flying, water rocket launch, flight simulator training and an actual aircraft flight. Students will be equipped to develop their interest in aviation through referrals to local and national organizations that provide additional aviation STEM opportunities.
Design and Engineering – Campers will learn manufacturing processes from blueprints and design to prototype production and quality control. Explore how your idea can come to life with Mastercam and SOLIDWORKS software. Experience state-of-the-art Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines.
Heavy Metals – Use raw metal to create your own designs! Students will learn the fundamentals of welding, from simple techniques to more complex ones. Students will design and fabricate their own metal masterpiece.
Summer Racers – Want to know how a real race team works? Our summer racers will build their own car, practice team building skills, and learn about automotive careers. Students will learn how a go-kart works, how to use tools, how pit stops win a race, and how to drive a real go-kart safely! Please do not register your child for both Summer Racers offerings so other children can have the opportunity to attend.
Wood Works – Design it and build it! Students will construct their own project from start to finish using a variety of woodworking and power tools. This program will familiarize students with fundamental construction techniques, shop and safety skills, and provide them with fun, constructive entertainment.