MELBOURNE, FLA. — Will a summer camp experience this year mean construction, engineering mathematics or exploring land and sea? Two Florida Institute of
Technology College of Engineering departments offer weeklong opportunities for middle and high school students to keep them active and involved.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers Camp Dream Builders, an experience in civil engineering and construction management. The July 14-18 full-day
session is for students entering 10th through 12th grades. The second, half-day session, July 21-25, is for students entering 7th through 9th grades. Both
are hands-on experiences and include a talk from an industry leader about career choices.
Older students will participate in design and building activities as well as learn management aspects of the field. They’ll take a field trip to a
residential or commercial construction site to see how buildings are made. Younger students will learn the fundamentals of materials, concrete mixing and
design. They’ll make cardboard boats, a catapult, virtual bridge and concrete bowling balls.
Camp Dream Builders registration forms and fees must be received by May 30. Camp cost for high school students is $350 for day campers and $650 for
students who spend the night. Middle school camp costs $175. For more information, call (321) 674-8048, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
The Department of Civil Engineering also presents F.A.M.E. 2008, Focus on Applying Mathematics in Engineering, a camp that runs July 7-11, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. This preparatory camp is for students interested in engineering. For students in grades 10 through 12, the camp teaches the scientific principles
behind a variety of engineering projects in aerospace, chemical, civil and mechanical engineering, and engineering economy. Students will conduct
laboratory experiments, work with tools such as spreadsheets and also learn the mathematics necessary for solving engineering problems. For more
information, call (321) 674-8048, send e-mail to email@example.com or visit http://coe.fit.edu/civil/summercamp/fame/index.htm.
F.A.M.E. 2008 registration forms and fees must be received by June 13. The cost is $700 for overnight students; $425 for day students.
The Department of Marine and Environmental Systems offers summer fun in the great outdoors for students entering the 6th through 12th grades.
The camp, which meets July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a weeklong odyssey of discovery. Students will explore Brevard’s coastal ocean, the Indian River
Lagoon and small creeks. They will take a boat tour, test water quality, sample and identify estuarine and marine plankton, fish with a seine in seagrass
beds and more.
Registration is due by June 27. The camp costs $325 per student for day campers or $575, which also covers meals and lodging for out-of-town participants.
There is a 10 percent discount for siblings.
For more information, contact Tonya Mitchell at (321) 674-8096, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://coe.fit.edu/dmes/summercamp.