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Summer camp scholarships available at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

By Staff | Mar 25, 2021

Students learn coding at Edison and Ford Winter Estates during summer camp. PHOTO PROVIDED

Due to generous donors and sponsorships, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is offering multiple summer camp scholarships this year. Captains for Clean Water, Entech, Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Panther Printing, Fred and Gingy Quinn, the George and Mary Jo Sanders Foundation, Scientists’ Society of Southwest Florida, and TriCircle Pavers have made donations so that underprivileged children can experience summer camp. 

Most camp offerings have scholarship openings available. A committee will determine scholarship eligibility based on financial need. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 23. Parents or guardians can apply through the website at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/camps/.

Summer camp at Edison Ford is a unique educational experience unlike other summer camp offerings. This is the place where famous inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford experimented and invented some of the world’s best-known inventions. Campers get to invent, design and build, and learn in the very spot those two famous icons worked many years ago. 

Summer Camps offered at Edison Ford this year include: 

For grades 1-3:

Kitchen Chemistry, June 21-25

Fast-paced chemistry experiments that fizz, bang, pop are designed to inspire curiosity in young scientists. 

Mini Makers, June 28-July 2

Students will walk in the footsteps of Edison and Ford along the path of innovation, while designing and building. 

Eager Engineering, July 6-9

Students will tackle daily engineering design challenges in this fast-paced camp, while exploring simple machines and physics. 

Movie Making, July 12-16

Every camper participates in learning the secrets and process to make a movie. 

Space and Rockets, July 19-23

Campers explore our solar system and the forces of flight, and launch their own rocket. 

Radical Robots, July 26-30

Robots big and small are examined in this high-tech camp.

Art Smarts, Aug. 2-6

Campers fuse imagination with science and design as they expand their tool-belt of creative expression.

For grades 4-6:

Kitchen Chemistry, June 21-25

Fast-paced chemistry experiments that fizz, bang, pop are designed to inspire curiosity in young scientists. 

Code Camp, June 28-July 2

Students will explore the world of code and computer science, coding Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi, making video games on Scratch, and coding a LEGO robot. 

Eager Engineers, July 6-9

This camp includes tackling daily engineering design challenges.

Movie Making (2-week camp), July 12-16 and 19-23

Students will learn the secrets and process to making movie magic. Each camper will participate in all aspects of movie production, from story boarding, directing, acting, working with camera’s, lights, and sound. 

Radical Robots, July 26-30

Robots big and small are examined in this high-tech camp, including a functional LEGO Mindstorm robot. 

Art Smarts, Aug. 2-6

Campers will fuse imagination with science and design as they expand their tool-belt of creative expression. 

All campers are required to wear a mask. Social distancing guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control are followed. To learn more about camps and other educational programs at Edison Ford, visit the website at EdisonFord.org. 

Edison and Ford Winter Estates is at 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.