Summer Camps Galore
Trine′s campus is anything but quiet, during summer.
Bolting into Engineering, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Camp in June provided exciting topics for sixth, seventh and eighth–graders to explore in the fields of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, design engineering technology, material science, manufacturing and chemistry.
Again, the goal is to engage young minds early with scientific and technological concepts to develop the next generation of engineers to solve our world′s problems. The Allen School of Engineering & Technology offers the camp each year.
Trine Technology Center at Trine North in Angola was the site for LEGO Camp for kids through middle school age during June and July. The hands–on camp exposes children to basic robotics through the LEGO MINDSTORMS program. The goal is to cultivate an interest in technology and science in young students through the use of a "programmable brick" to which wheels, gears, levers, and pulleys are added to build simple machines and mechanisms. Kids learn teamwork and problem solving, too!
In July, a two–day Kids Cooking Camp at the Trine Technology Center with Chef Jill Noyes exposed budding gourmets to American regional cooking while learning food safety, basic recipe reading and the efficient and safe use of the knife. Kids cooked their own lunches both days, and parents were welcome to attend.
Throughout July, Trine′s talented athletic staff led camps in football, basketball, tennis and pole vault for grade school through high school boys and girls with an interest in developing their skills.
Trine also hosted its first ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Camp, a two–week free residential camp for middle school students, in mid–July. Dr. Harris, a former NASA astronaut and the first black American to walk in space, established the camp to expose traditionally underserved middle school students to math, science and technology while stressing the importance of a science education and reaching for your dreams. Dr. Harris visited to speak with the students and judge a raft rally competition at mid–session.