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City's first LEGO camp to encourage kids' creativity

June 30, 2014

LEGO CampStoke the imagination of your budding engineers by giving them a massive pile of LEGOs to use during a new five-day LEGO Camp starting July 28 at the Newtown Park Community Clubhouse in Johns Creek.

Under the direction of Play-Well TEKnologies staff, the half-day camp targets youngsters 5-12 years old. The camps are designed to spark creativity and the exploration of basic engineering principles. At the beginning of each class, kids are given a scenario and a mission, such as building a planetary vehicle that can withstand meteor showers. Instructors will demonstrate a way to accomplish the mission. Then, armed with 20,000 LEGOs and other devices, such as battery packs, electric motors, and belt-and-pulley transmissions, the kids are encouraged will construct their own version. The instructors may throw in challenges to make the task more fun.

A "Pre-Engineering Using LEGO" camp for youngsters 5-7 years old run from 9 a.m. to noon while the "Engineering FUNdamentals Using LEGO" camp for kids 8-12 years old is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Camp size is 11 to 24 youngsters. Fees are $150 for Johns Creek residents, and $225 for non-residents.

Registration begins Monday, June 30 and runs through Friday, July 18.

For more information, call 678-512-3200 or Play-Well TEKnologies at 404-630-8608.

What: Five-day LEGO Camp for kids 5-12
When: July 28-Aug. 1
When: June 30-July 18, Registration Form
Where: Newtown Park Community Clubhouse, 3115 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek
Cost: $150 for Johns Creek residents; $225 for non-residents