Catapult Camp

Hybrid Catapults Camp!

Ages: 9-13 (16 max registrations)

June 22 - 26

Location: Online and West Fields at the Lewisburg Community Park (Where the large blue shade structure pavilion is located)

For 3 days online building and 2 days of in person launching, students will construct twelve to sixteen inches  catapults that can propel objects the size of a ping pong ball.  Made structurally of pre-cut wood pieces, the catapults are constructed by students from scratch.  Students will use an assortment of pre-cut wooden pieces and simple accessories (such as dowels and paint stirrers) to build a catapult that will complete a series of objectives such as knocking down blocks, landing successfully in a cup, and flying over heightened walls.  Using engineering techniques to solidify the structure while also attributing to an artistic appeal, students will reinforce the wood’s bond with hot glue and then wood glue. All catapults begin with a simple structure to ensure a successful build, but then allows students to be creative with dowel placement, launch angle, and design details.  Throughout the camp, students will also need to use math skills to measure arm angle and distance of launch, as well as determine proportional relationships between them. Every student will be able to take home their completed work

All online sessions will be from 9:00-10:30 am and will include live online instruction, student participation, activity completion, and of course…building.  CTS will provide the necessary materials for the construction, though please use whatever you choose and make as many rockets as you wish!  Adult involvement is encouraged but not necessary, though monitoring use of low-temp glue guns is needed.  All registered students will receive equipment and curriculum a week beforehand as well as a list of household accessories that may add creativity.

Please contact John Zangari-Ryan at CTS to answer any questions about the camp and to help make home preparations for the building process.

Online: 9:00am – 10:30am

Monday June 22nd Tuesday June 23rd Wednesday June 24th Thursday June 25th Friday June 26th
 

Online: 9:00am – 10:30am

 

 

Online: 9:00am – 10:30am

 

Lewisburg Park: 9:00am – 11:00am  

Online: 9:00am – 10:30am

 

Lewisburg Park: 9:00am – 11:00am

 

 

Register
Activity 
Ages
Date/Time/Location
Fees
Catapults
June 22nd - June 26th
9-13 6/22/2020 - 6/26/2020
See Schedule Above
Online and Lewisburg Community Park
$110 Res
$120 Non-Res