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MCC to offer engineering camps for kids in June

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 12:03 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 6, 2014 12:07 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering two different engineering camps for children and teens from June 16 through June 19.

The featured classes – Building Super Structures and Built to Tilt: Engineering the Unusual – will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and cost $159 for the four-day programs.

The Building Super Structures camp is for first- through fourth-graders who will be challenged to design the tallest, longest and strongest structures that will stand up under physical forces. Structures will be showcased on the last day of camp. Parents can register children entering grades 1-2 using course ID: NKC S40 001, and children entering grades 3-4 using course ID: NKC S40 002.

The Built to Tilt camp is for fifth- through ninth-graders and challenges students to figure out how a tower can be built to lean 18 degrees or how an entire office can be built in the shape of a basket and then to engineer their own design. The projects will be showcased on the last day of camp. Parents can register children entering grades 5-6 using course ID: NKC S41 001, and children entering grades 7-9 using course ID: NKC S41 002.

To register, call 815-455-8588 or contact Laura Beaupre at lbeaupre@mchenry.edu or 815-455-8597 for information.

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