Nuts and Bolts Academy
Welcome to the Nuts and Bolts Academy
The Nuts and Bolts Academy provides opportunities for students at multiple grade levels to engage in fun, educational experiences. Our camps expose students to manufacturing and engineering through innovative, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities.
Explore Tri-C’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence, including its fully equipped fab lab, in this two-week camp. Learn how to use 2D and 3D modeling software to design, laser and print your own projects. Explore the manufacturing process from beginning to end, and keep the products you create!
Crazy Kitchen Chemist
Did you know you can cook with chemicals? Learn about molecular gastronomy — the science of cooking — in this weeklong camp. Cook and eat a new dish each day using chemicals, syringes, pH meters and other tools usually found in a science lab. Working with our chef, each student will get to show their creativity and have a chance to win a Cooking Prize Box at the end of camp.
Molecular gastronomy kit and apron included.
Explore Tri-C’s Ideation Station, a fully equipped fab lab with 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC router and more. In this weeklong camp, you’ll learn how to use 2D and 3D modeling software to design, laser and print your own creations. Design a T-shirt, 3D print a car and make a table and chair to bring home!
Interested in science and crime? Enjoy playing detective? Then this is the camp for you. This weeklong camp focuses on the science of forensic investigation. Learn how to cast footprints or tire prints, take crime scene photos and more. You’ll also learn about crime scene investigation from real investigators!
Flying High With Drones
Build and program your very own drone in this weeklong camp. Learn GPS mission planning as you construct and program your own personal quadcopter for flight. Gain experience piloting your drone on a fun and challenging indoor obstacle course. The finished product is yours to keep!