NJ Engineering Camp offers kids a headstart in STEM

Engineering for Kids of West New York will hold a three-session, hands-on summer camp for children aged 4-14 at the North Bergen Free Public Library beginning on August 8.

The camp will cover multiple topics in the STEM field through fun activities based on civil engineering, robotics, and more.

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The Engineering for Kids West New York franchise location, owned and operated by
Kunal Aggarwal, launched in 2021. The camp costs $199 per week or $499 for all three
sessions. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

The camp sessions cover a variety of engineering topics including:

Week 1 (August 8-12): Engineering of cities. The campers will serve as civil
engineers, designing everything from the layout of a city to its electrical supply.
Week 2 (August 15-19): Robotics, with a focus on NASA’s usage of robots on
missions to Mars. The children will get to design their own robots and learn how
to program them for their own NASA-inspired missions.
Week 3 (August 22-26) The grand engineering Olympiad. For five days, the
campers will each separate into groups to represent their own countries.

Throughout the week, each country will face off against each other in activities
such as building a coaster, a canoe, and more, in hopes of earning more medals
than their competition.

“STEM is arguably the most important field in our society and if we can make kids’ first
experiences with it fun, then we’re not only advancing children’s capabilities but also
society as a whole,” said Aggarwal. “I was born in the wrong generation. I had to go
above and beyond to find anything that could get me into a hands-on engineering
environment and I’m happy to say that we’re able to solve that problem for the next
generation. Kids are naturally intuitive, and I love getting the opportunity to offer them
an accessible outlet for that creativity.”

Engineering for Kids has more than 40 locations in the U.S. and has introduced over
350,000 children to the STEM field since 2009. Their services extend beyond
camp-based activities and include multiple after-school programs, birthday parties,
corporate events, homeschool enrichment, and more.

Those looking to register for an upcoming event or for any more information on
Engineering for Kids of West New York, can visit
https://www.engineeringforkids.com/west-new-york/ or call at (201) 654-3877.