About The Lego Challenge
In our LEGO summer camps, we will be using kits and curriculum designed to help students master concepts of engineering with mechanisms, structures, and forces. The activities we engage in will promote students’ STEM understanding of simple and powered machines.
Students will come away from the camp with an understanding of basic engineering, architecture, and mathematics principles. They will also have the chance to improve skills in problem-solving and public speaking as they confront challenges and explain reasoning and solutions to their peers.
Camp - Day 1 Build two different types of cars and learn how they are affected by gears, wheels, axles, and friction.
Camp - Day 2 Build a hammer and motorized animals to learn about the functions of levers, ratchets, and cams.
Camp - Day 3 Learn about pulleys to build a fishing rod and a crane.
Camp - Day 4 Use knowledge of mechanisms and simple machines learned throughout the week to build a dragster and tackle an engineering challenge build.
Friday Mini-Camp Storytelling with Legos! Learn about some of the different parts of stories (characters, setting, plot, conflict, theme, etc.), build your own story, and present it to the group.
10 years old and up
$69 for a 1-day, 3-hour mini-camp
$199 for 4-day, 12-hour camp
Camp Dates and Registration
Select the dates and Lego Engineering Camp sessions that work best for your camper. There are morning and afternoon sessions available in June and July. Morning sessions run from 8:30am to 11:30am. Afternoon sessions run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
About the Facilitator
Hi, I’m Chelsea. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and, since then, have taught 2nd grade and substitute taught everything from K-12.
I’ve worked in the Homeschool Support Program at the ranch since August 2017 and love tutoring kids in every subject, but my favorite is math.
I have been the lead instructor in many Lego after-school classes and summer camps. I love finding innovative ways to build machines and especially enjoy using Legos as a vehicle for storytelling.
My favorite thing about working with kids is seeing the considerable potential they have and watching them discover that for themselves. I am an avid reader, soccer enthusiast, and will happily nerd out with all things Harry Potter, Marvel, and Star Wars.