Inventor’s Summer Camp
Join us as science and history come alive in the “living laboratory” of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates!
Camps are offered for ages 6-8 and 9-12 from 9am – 4pm daily:
JUNE 3 – JUNE 14, 2019 • FANTASTIC FILM MAKERS Future directors and actors will shine in this popular two week camp! Members: $440 • non-members: $495
JUNE 17 – JUNE 21, 2019 • WATER WIZARDRY • Launch water rockets, engineer aquatic vessels, and more in this one week camp. Members: $220 • non-members: $250
JUNE 24 – JULY 3, 2019 • VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS • Over eight days, campers will hone coding skills and create their own video game! Members: $370 • non-members: $400
JULY 8 – JULY 12, 2019 • INVENT IT! • Campers will invent and innovate their way through a variety of challenges in this week-long camp. Members: $220 • non-members: $250
JULY 15 – JULY 19, 2019 • 3-D ART AND DESIGN • Use a 3-D printer and other tools to create art, structures, and other masterpieces! Members: $220 • non-members: $250
JULY 22 – JULY 26, 2019 • RIVER ECOLOGY & CHEMISTRY Test water quality and explore hands-on biology and chemistry in this week-long camp! Members: $220 • non-members: $250
JULY 29, – AUGUST 9, 2019 • ROVING ROBOTS • Explore the wild world of robotics, mastering mechanics, computer science, electronics, and more. Members: $440 • non-members: $495
Online registration begins January 16, or contact LCriswell@edisonford.org. Pre-registration is required. Early dropoff and late pickup are available for an additional fee.
Visit our education page for details and registration.
Etiquette at Edison Ford
Mina Edison was a gracious hostess and concerned with the well being of children and the community. Following in her tradition, this two-hour class will teach etiquette and social skills. Students will gather at the Edison Caretaker’s House for a lesson in good manners. This class teaches proper introduction, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and
certificate of completion.
Classes are taught by Suzanne Willis who teaches etiquette classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Willis is a graduate of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and a Fort Myers native. She started the etiquette classes in honor of her grandmother, Florence “Mimi” Black.
Registration is required. Register online or call 239-334-7419. Designed for children ages 6-12.
Cost: Edison Ford members: $75; non-members: $85.
Digital Designers Camp (Featuring 3-D Printing)
Creativity and design are united in this unique three-day camp, combining computer science, 3-D design, and art.
National Kid Inventors’ Day
Q: What do TV, popsicles, and water skis have in common?
A: They were all invented by kids!
Join us to celebrate National Kid Inventors’ Day with an evening of free family science activities:
• Explore the Edison Ford Museum
• Bounce through the Laboratory where Edison, Ford and Firestone tested rubber
• Hear all about the science of sound
• Animate your own “moving picture”
• Observe a LEGO Robotics demonstration
• Learn all about inventions kids have created
• Test your inventive skills in the Smithsonian Spark!Lab exhibit, featuring the brand new Towering Teeter Table
Don’t miss this free event! No registration required.
Weekend Engineering Series: Adventures in Robotics
Grades 4 – 8
Have you ever wondered how to build a robot or design your own invention? Learn the skills of the 21st century in this exciting Sunday afternoon series!
- ADVANCED SENSORS AND LOOPS, April 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
Students apply previous knowledge with code and mechanics to participate in a battle of the bots!
- ADVANCED COMPETITION TECHNIQUES, April 28, 1 – 3 p.m.
Robotic complexity continues to increase as students are taught advanced techniques that can be deployed at robotic
- COMPLETE THE MISSION, May 5, 1 – 3 p.m.
In this final class, students apply all they have learned to accomplish as many LEGO based problems as possible by the end of the class!
Cost: Edison Ford members $15 per class; non-members $25 per class. Register online, or contact LCriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org for more information.
Click here to download flyer.
Day Camp: Electrical Innovators
Learn the history of electricity and become an electrical innovator in this fast-paced day camp.
Grades 1-6. Cost: Members $45, non-members $50.
Click here to register or contact LCriswell@EdisonFordWinterEstates.org for more information.
Spring Break Camp: Creative Chemistry
March 18-22, 2019
For Grades 1-6
When school is out, the Wild Wizards are in!
The Wild Wizards have collected all their favorite experiments for this exciting camp! Learn how to use everyday items to conduct amazing experiments. Campers will learn through performing different chemical experiments daily!
Cost: Members $220; Non-Members $250
Advance registration is required for all programs. Register online (beginning November 1, 2018) at: ecommerce.edisonfordwinterestates.org
Homeschool Science Scholars: Electric Explorers
In this electrifying session, students team up to build their own circuits, from the simple to the complex and learn how these concepts apply to the world.
Grades 1-3: January 11, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grades 4-6: January 11, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8: January 10, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 per class for members; $25 per class for non-members. Contact Leeanne Criswell for additional information at 239-334-7419. Click here to register.
Emerging Inventors 2018-2019
Children and parents will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the museum and gardens. Ages 1-5.
April 18 – Water, Water, Everywhere!
What will sink and what will float? Emerging Inventors engage in a series of water based activities that are both fun and educational.
Cost: Members $10 per class, non-members $15 per class. Includes one adult and one child; each additional child (subject to availability) $5.