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STEM/Engineering for Kids

Engineering For Kids aims to inspire kids grades K-6 to build on their innate desire for answers by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. Join them this Spring Break at Rush, where your child will be presented with a variety challenging engineering activities from which they can learn and grow.

We have packages available for the weeks of June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 22-26 and August 5-9. The package you select will include your child being at Rush Monday through Friday from 9AM - 5PM. There is also an option to add 1 hour of early drop off/late pick-up* and lunch provided by Rush (slice of pizza or hot dog & small drink for $3). If you have any additional questions, please email us at

*Early drop off at 8:30AM would be pick up at 5:30PM. Or, you can choose drop off at 9AM and pick up late at 6PM. Either of these options are $50/week.

Siblings will receive a discount of 10%. Registering before May 1st to save $25.

We also have the option for a one day STEM camp during these weeks. To register for a day of STEM camp, please visit this link:,101,102.

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Description of camps each week:
The Engineering of Power and Energy (June 10th-14th)
In the Engineering of Power and Energy, join us as we look at ways to get things batteries required. In this camp, students explore the foundational concepts of potential and kinetic energy by building their very own toys. Additionally, students will explore natural power and energy sources such as falling water and the sun. Get ready for a shock in this energetic and engaging engineering experience!

Wings, Wheels, and Sails (June 24th-28th)
Everyone has to travel, and engineers are involved in all the steps of designing different modes of transportation as well as inventing and designing tools that aid in travel. Everyone’s travel needs are different, weather they need to walk around their local community to do errands, or they need to be half way across the world by evening! During this camp, students will get their passports and travel to a new country every day by a different means! They will engineer their mode of transportation or tool to aid in transportation daily to get to their destination country.

Agent of Change (July 8th-12th)
Superheroes have amazing powers and limitless energy…what about the rest of us? Can we use wind and water to produce electricity? How can we harness power to help others? These questions and more are explored as students team up to create their own lab and investigate energy sources and harnesses power. Be an Agent of Change and learn to capture wind and create light.

Electrical Engineering: Electrified (July 22nd-26th)
During our Electrical Engineering camp, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic electronics and circuits. Students experiment with Snap Circuits® to discover the capabilities of major electronic components. In addition, students build their own flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by building their own Magnetic Levitation vehicle.

Inventor's Workshop (Aug 5th-9th)
We have opened up the workshop for a week of fun, creativity, and of course --engineering! Over the course of a week, students will invent new machines and explore creative design solutions using the Engineering Design Process. Discover how a wind-up toy works and design your own drawing robot inside the Engineering For Kids Inventor’s Workshop.

Earlier Event: May 27
STEM Summer Camp Open House