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Manhattan College Engineering Camp

The Engineering Summer Camp at Manhattan College introduces young learners to the science of engineering. Campers explore five engineering specialties: mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and environmental engineering. Each week campers examine a different engineering specialty, allowing participants to learn what these five types of engineering disciplines offer the world and help improve.

The Engineering Summer Camp takes place on the Manhattan College campus, conveniently located in New York City. Campers have complete access to Manhattan College, including our classrooms, engineering labs, and library.  The program runs from Monday, June 27 to Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (five weeks). The camp serves young adults entering grades 8 and 9.

The camp program offers fun activities designed to help young learners understand the essential skills that engineers possess. Participants expand their creativity through engineering projects in mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and environmental. The experience also provides campers opportunities to discover new hobbies and to make long-lasting friendships.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What guidelines for COVID-19 are you following at your Camp?

    Manhattan College Summer Day Camp understands the New York State Child Care and Day Camp Summer Programs issued guidelines and will implement them. Manhattan College Summer Day Camp also follows the Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention guidelines. Manhattan College Summer Day Camp also incorporates the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance recommendations issued by the American Camp Association.

    What does a typical day look like?

    Campers learn, and they have fun doing it. They understand the type of activities and jobs that an engineer has.

    On a typical day, campers meet with their teacher, work on a specific activity related to the engineering theme of the week. During lunchtime, they will meet virtually with a Manhattan College engineering alumni who will explain to them the type of work they do at his job. In the second part of the day, the participants will continue working on their engineering project. There is one day dedicated to the lab. During this day, participants will meet with the Manhattan College Lab faculty, who will take them to at least two labs and explain which type of work engineers do at the lab.

    How much does the Camp cost?

    We have a tiered pricing model where the more weeks you register, the less it costs overall. We also provide promotions, discounts, and early-bird specials. We accept major credit and debit cards.

    Does the Camp offer financial aid?

    Ou camp offers several options to support parents with their financial situations. Please get in touch with us to discuss your financial case. 

    Where is the Camp located?

    We are located in Riverdale, west of Van Cortlandt Park. OuCampmp is conveniently located one and a half blocks away from the NYC subway (#1 train at 242nd Street) and close to several major highways. All children will stay on campus.

    Can we visit the Camp before signing up?

    Because of COVID-19, we are not running in-person camp visits. Please join our virtual meetings to learn more about ouCampmp.

    What is security and safety like at the Camp?

    Security and safety are our top priorities iCampmp. All children will be accompanied by our camp counselors at all times, including at drop-off and pick-up times.

    Will my child feel left out if they are only in Camp for a few weeks?

    No way! New children enter Camp throughout the summer. At the beginning of each week, there will be special activities and icebreakers to revamp the group dynamics.

    Does my child have to stay for the whole day?

    Pick-up times are entirely flexible. Parents pick them up earlier if there are concerns about the day’s length. If a child seems exhausted, the child’s guardian will be contacted to pick them up.

    What should my child wear to the Camp?

    Campers must wear Manhattan College Summer Camp t-shirts every day. Camp shirts can be purchased for $8 each. Campers should wear comfortable shoes. Sneakers are highly recommended—no flip-flops or Crocs.

    Who makes up the camp staff?

    Our camp staff comprises professionals with experience in education, usually middle school teachers or assistant teachers and Manhattan College faculty; Manhattan College engineering students will also support daily activities.

    What is the staff-to-child ratio?

    Our camper-to-staff ratio is 15:1.

    Can children with allergies attend the Camp?

    OuCampmp is peanut and tree-nut-free.

    Does the camp offer field trips?

    All the activities and classes will be on campus and to our Manhattan College engineering labs.

    How do you handle the summer heat at the Camp?

    We balance our activities with indoor and outdoor time. All of our classrooms have air conditioning units and water fountains easily accessible. We ask parents to send their children with protective sunscreen.

    Can I cancel my child’s registration?

    The registration fee is non-refundable. If you have paid foCampmp and, for some reason, you decide not to continue coming, please send us an email, and we can discuss your situation.

    Does the Camp provide lunch and snacks?

    Parents and guardians are responsible for providing their child’s cold lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle. We will fill up the water bottle during the day.

    Do campers need to bring anything else with them to the Camp?

    Each camper will receive a list of items that they should bring in a backpack. 

    Do you provide housing for international families interested in the Camp?

    Yes, we do. We provide homestay and pair-up families with American hosts while their children attend our day camp. In some cases, we also place the families in College dorm-style housing if available.  During COVID-19, we are not providing any accommodation at the moment.

    Where do I make my payments?

    Use this link to pay for tuition, registration fees, t-shirts, add-on pick-up, and drop-off time.

Activity Descriptions:

Participants will engage in different activities based on the types of challenges that engineers face. Participants will work individually or in groups on projects that incorporate engineering skills and concepts from various engineering areas, including mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and environmental engineering.

SCHEDULE

Program Dates in 2022:

Week 1: June 27 - 30 
Week 2: July 5 - July 7 (Monday, July 4 – observed)
Week 3: July 11 - 14
Week 4: July 18 - 21
Week 5: July 25 - 28

9:30am - 3:00pm
After pick-up time (3:00 pm), campers that remain at Manhattan College will be charged an additional fee of $10 for every fifteen minutes after (the latest pick-up is 3:30 pm). For parents that need to drop-off campers before 9:00 am will be charged an additional fee of $10 for every fifteen minutes earlier (the earliest drop off is 8:45 am)

LUNCH/SNACKS

Parents must provide a cold lunch and two snacks in a sealed lunch box every day.

CAMP FEES

$100 Non-refundable registration fee (this fee cannot be added to weekly or other payments)must be paid when registration is submitted to manhattan.edu/paymccamp

Use this link to make any other future payments regarding this camp (t-shirts, tuition, add-on pick-up time)

  • 5 WEEKS = $460 PER WEEK
  • 3-4 WEEKS = $480 PER WEEK
  • 1-2 WEEKS = $496 PER WEEK

OTHER COSTS AND DISCOUNTS

Camp t-shirts $8/ea. (required every day)

Available Discounts (discounts cannot be combined with other codes):

Early Bird Special by December 15, 2021, $430 per week.

Manhattan College Employees/Alumni - $20 Discount per week

Second/Third Sibling Camper Enrolled - $20 Discount per week.

*You can register for one or more weeks if they are still available.

HOMESTAY HOUSING (OPTIONAL)

International campers accompanied by an adult are welcomed.

We provide homestay housing while your child participates in our camp if needed. The cost per week for one adult and one child is $750, and breakfast is included.

You and your child are placed with an American host family, who will welcome you to their home. The location of the host home is a couple of bus/train stops from Manhattan College.

For international participants that require a visa to enter the U.S., you must have a valid B2 (tourist visa) to participate in this program (we do not sponsor visas for this program).

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions (please check our FAQ section) or concerns, please email infonc@manhattan.edu, or call us at 718-862-7428