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Camps for Children
Entering Grade 9

Follow your interest while learning something new at the Montshire this summer!

Sign up for this year’s camps:

  • Science Stories: Creating a Montshire Radio Show
  • Engineering Design Workshop: Musical Instruments

Science Stories: Creating a Montshire Radio Show

We’ll be creating youth-powered podcasts this summer and are looking for curious students to spend a week learning how to produce a radio story from start to finish. The podcast stories we create will focus on green living: interviewing our Upper Valley neighbors and telling their stories of the choices they are making to live more sustainably. We’ll learn why people choose to drive electric cars and the science of how those vehicles work. We’ll investigate solar energy and talk to experts in the energy field. We’ll interview local farmers and the people who buy their produce. In addition to learning about environmental sustainability, you’ll learn how to record interviews, edit your audio, and produce your own podcast which will be hosted on the Montshire’s website.

Fee: Members: $295, non-members: $335

Time: 9am–2pm

July 16-20 Session SS4: Grades 7-9

Engineering Design Workshop: Musical Instruments

Participants will spend the week collaborating with faculty, students, and staff at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth to design and build musical instruments. No background in music is required; just bring an interest in designing and building! Participants with get to use advanced tools for design (SolidWorks, a computer-aided design – or CAD – program) and machining (such as laser-cutters and 3D printers) as they design and build their own unique musical instrument. Join this fabulous opportunity to learn what engineering is all about!

Scholarships for this camp are generously provided by NSF EPSCoR Grants. Partial and full scholarships are available.

This program meets at the Thayer School of Engineering.

Fee: Members: $375, non-members: $425

Time: 9am–3pm

July 30-August 3 Session ED6: Grades 7-9

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