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ELECTRIC MAGIC! and E-FUN! Summer Camps

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UMD faculty make the camp fun. Photos from the 2012 Electric Magic Camp.

Here's a summer camp with an ENERGETIC TWIST. Middle school kids can explore the mysteries of engineering and the electrical world. These camps are led by UMD faculty, students, and staff. Students build and design fun projects, use advanced university equipment, practice creative thinking skills, and most of all - have fun!


The Swenson College of Science and Engineering is offering two camps this summer with two sessions each. These camps are held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and are for boys and girls ages 11–14 in grades 6–8.


Learn about the magical things possible with electricity and electronics. Students will have daily exposure to current topics in electrical engineering, including LED lighting, digital systems, sound generation, control, and more! Campers participate in hands-on, safe activities that apply engineering concepts to real-life, real-fun projects that participants can take home. There are two separate camps: one for boys and one for girls.

Girls' Electric Magic! Camp
Dates: June 23–27
Download Registration Form (pdf)

Boys' Electric Magic! Camp (full, contact UMD about the waiting list)
Dates: July 14–18
Download Registration Form (pdf)


Enjoy engineering fun for boys and girls! These camps introduce middle school children to the four branches of engineering: chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical. Hands-on activities led by UMD professors and students demonstrate the usefulness, and the fun, of engineering. The sessions also encourage creativity and innovation. Participants can take the projects home at the end of the camp. There are two separate camps: one for boys and one for girls.

Girls' E-Fun! Camp
Dates: July 21–25
Download Registration Form (pdf)

Boys' E-Fun! Camp (full, contact UMD about the waiting list)
Dates: August 4–8
Download Registration Form (pdf)


Contact Information

271 MWAH, 1023 University Drive, Duluth
Phone: (218) 726-6830

The cost is free and space is limited. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified upon receipt of application if your student is enrolled in the camp.

By Cheryl Reitan, June 2014

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