Summer camp blurs learning and fun together

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 16:23:33-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Every summer, brain drain is bound to happen for a lot of students.


With kids out on break, some children are blurring the lines between fun and learning without realizing their grasping theorems and laws at an Aim for the Stars Camp Summer and Science Camp.


While there are many camps to choose from, nearly two dozen fourth and fifth graders are spending this week by learning about structural engineering at a camp held at the Durham Science Center at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.


The camp, called “Stack it Up,” mixes engineering and different subjects depending on the assignment.


At the moment, students are focused on design and budgeting for the build of an aquatic city. They’ll have to make sure their house floats on foam balls inside kiddie pools.


According to instructor Ted Miller, he believes tapping into kids’ creativity will lead to long-lasting memories.


“The more you can tap into their imagination and their creativity – the more intense it's going to be, the more fun, the more elaborate their projects are going to be,” Millers says. “In turn, it just develops their mind and teaches them life lesson, and they don't even realize it.”