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2024 Theme- HEROES: Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities in Engineering

Welcome to HEROES Engineering Camp, where young minds in 7th and 8th grade embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of engineering, igniting their passion for innovation and problem-solving.

Our camp's theme, HEROES (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities in Engineering), sets the stage for an unforgettable experience where students explore the fascinating intersection between superhero abilities and engineering marvels.

Throughout the program, participants will unravel the secrets behind the powers of iconic heroes, discovering the real-world science and technology that underpin them. From exploring flight dynamics inspired by soaring heroes to investigating the mechanics of grappling hooks akin to those used by urban adventurers, every lesson provides a gateway to understanding fundamental engineering concepts.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, campers will engage in hands-on experiments, interactive workshops, and thrilling challenges designed to spark creativity and foster critical thinking. Whether designing futuristic gadgets, constructing resilient structures capable of withstanding simulated disasters, or seeing the strenght of mock webs, every activity encourages campers to apply engineering principles in innovative ways.

Yet, HEROES Engineering Camp is not merely about mastering technical skills—it's also about fostering teamwork, leadership, and a growth mindset. Through collaborative projects and group discussions, students learn the importance of effective communication, adaptability, and perseverance in tackling complex problems, akin to the challenges faced by their favorite heroes.

By the culmination of the program, participants emerge as empowered young engineers, armed with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to effect positive change in their communities and beyond. Join us this summer and unleash your inner hero!


Eligibility and Application

All students entering the 8th or 9th grade during the 2024-2025 school year are eligible to apply.

Application, registration, and payment (or scholarship documentation) will all be completed in one step for 2024. Once complete, you will be set for attendance and will receive additional details approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival. 

Camp Dates and Times

Session A: June 10-14, 2024
8:30am to 4:30pm each day


Session B: July 15-19, 2024
8:30am to 4:30pm each day


Join us for a fun-filled week at camp! The program fee of $300 covers snacks, a t-shirt, insurance, and other camp-related expenses. While lunch is not included, students should bring their own each day. If this poses a financial challenge, please reach out to us before the camp starts so we can explore alternative arrangements.

Fees are due upon registration, but scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Don't let finances stand in the way of a memorable camp experience!


This camp is held on the University of Arkansas campus. More specific information will be provided approixmately 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Please contact us at 479-387-3805 or engrcamp@uark.edu with any questions. 


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