Camps for students entering grade 7 and 8

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Montshire Maker Camp

Let your creativity and imagination take flight as we take on some cool and innovative projects that jiggle, buzz, and light up. Build a tiny robot, light up a squishy toy, or create a piece of wearable electronic art. You’ll finish the week with a number of projects that you can continue tinkering with and improving. We’ll use LEDs, the latest conductive materials, motors and more while learning about electrical circuitry. Depending on your project direction, you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, soldering iron, or both!

A supervised lunch hour will be provided for students who are signed up for both Montshire Maker Camp and Exploring Nature Through Art

Fee: Members: $210, non-members: $240

Time:  9 a.m.–12 p.m.

July 9-13 Session MM3: Grades 6-8


Exploring Nature Through Art

Scientists frequently use photography, video, drawing, and even sculpture to help them explore and explain the natural world. In this program we’ll use a variety of techniques to observe and record natural phenomena and processes. From digital photography to pen and ink drawing, we will explore how art can improve our scientific understanding, and science can be used to create art.

Fee: Members: $200, non-members: $230

Time:  1–4 p.m.

July 9-13 Session EN3: Grades 6-8


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: 9 a.m–3 p.m.

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


Aquatic Investigations

Learn about the lives of creatures in local rivers and ponds while traveling to aquatic habitats in the Upper Valley. Campers observe different organisms, use sampling equipment, and conduct scientific experiments. One day will be spent in canoes studying the flora and fauna of the Connecticut River. Days also include swimming and other outdoor activities.

Fee: Members: $355, non-members: $400

Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

August 6-10 Session AQ7: Grades 6-8