Entering Grade 1

Toy Builders

What makes a toy fun to play with? In this camp, young scientists will investigate what makes toys and simple machines do what they do. Together, we will explore a variety of toys in order to design, build, and test our own creations. During this camp, participants will use their creativity to transform recycled materials into a take-home toy with moving parts! Delve into electricity and the engineering design process as well as mechanics of motion, levers, and linkages. Along the way, campers will use what they’ve discovered to add elements such as circuit boards to their toy. This program is perfect for first graders who love to use their imagination and invent new things!

A child is building a toy during the Toy Builders Summer Camp while a camp leader and another child are working on an activity in the background.

Camp Info

Entering Grade 1

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Lawrence Hall of Science

$1395.00 for 2 weeks

The Lawrence Hall of Science


Session 1: June 5–16, 2023

Session 1 – No Longer Available

Session 3: July 3–14, 2023 (Holiday Exclusion July 4)

Session 3 – No Longer Available

Session 5: July 31–August 11, 2023

Session 5 – No Longer Available