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Bricks Challenge Summer Camps

Bricks Challenge Camps for 6 to 9

Bricks Challenge camps will run for 6 weeks over the summer.

Bricks Challenge Camps are for children who have completed P1 through to those at the end of P4.  Each day mixes experiments, LEGO building and a final take home activity all while learning about a range of STEM concepts such as probability, energy and structures.  

Venues & Times 

Full day camps: 9.30am to 3.30pm daily

Attendees can arrive from 9.15am and play with our big piles of LEGO, there will be no structured activities until 9.30am.

Pickup is 3.30pm prompt. We do not offer a late pickup.

Our dates and venues for full day camps 2022 are as follows:

  • July 4th to 8th – Cramond Kirk Halls, EH4 6NS
  • July 1th to 15th – Meggetland Sports Complex EH14 1XN
  • July 18th to 22nd – Edinburgh Academy Senior School
  • July 25th to 19th – Edinburgh Academy Senior School
  • August 1st to 5th –  Juniper Green/Currie 31st Pentland Scout Hall
  • August 8th to 12th – East Calder Partnership Centre
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Pricing

Full Day: £185 per person per week or £42.50 per day

Camp Activities

  • Welcome and Icebreaker activities
  • Experiments: around 45 mins working in small groups conducting experiments around our theme
  • Morning LEGO build: Instructions are provided for each child build a moving LEGO model, time to customise it, build additional items and play. We aim to allow 10 to 15 mins during the morning for a snack break.
  • Lunch & Break: 45 mins for lunch and outdoor play. We bring games and toys to support both group games and something quieter for those that wish not to run around. Your child is welcome to bring a book to read if they prefer.
  • Afternoon LEGO Challenge 90 minutes: The afternoon LEGO build is typically in the form of small group design challenge again around our theme. Instructions tend to be available for younger children or those that don’t like a free build/challenge format.
  • Afternoon break: 15 mins for snack and a bit of outside time
  • Arts & Crafts: 45 mins based around our theme, children will make something to take home. We tend to try and keep this as a calm focused activty to ensure children are sent home having settled a little.

Monday: Mexico

Tuesday: Scotland

Wednesday: Egypt

Thursday: Italy

Friday: Greece

Frequently Asked Camp Questions

1.    My 4 year old loves LEGO® can they come along to camp?

 

Our camps are about learning while playing with LEGO®. Our activities are tailored to children who have completed at least one year of school, therefore we cannot accept children unless they have completed their P1 year.

2.    How many hours of LEGO® building are included in a Young Engineers camp?

 

This is somewhat dependent on each group of children, however all camps include two structured builds plus time for free play where children invent their own builds. We expect a minimum of 3 to 3.5 hours of camp will involve LEGO® building. The rest of the time is made up with experiments and take home activities

3.    My child would attend on their own, does everyone else come with a friend?

 

Camps include a mixture of children who attend with friends and those that come alone. Every day starts with ice-breaker games which are a way to get to know the other people in the group. Staff will encourage different groupings and games each day to ensure everyone is included.

4.    Do you go outside?

 

Yes! All of our venues include outside space. We are outside for at least 45 minutes at lunchtime and provide outdoor games for the children to use during their break. Some of our messier experiments are also done outside.