Whether engineering a robot or a successful football play, participants in Florida Tech’s 2019 summer camps will have opportunities for fun, friendship and, yes, that elusive summertime experience – learning.

Kicking off the week of June 3 and continuing through the week of July 30, more than 20 academic, athletic and art camps will feature sports such as volleyball, basketball and football and topics including aviation, computer science, modern art and engineering.

Regardless of their focus, Florida Tech summer camps offer a valuable preview of the college experience at a top university. While honing their athletic skills or diving deeper into their favorite academic fields, campers also get to experience certain parts of campus life first-hand. For example, full-day academic and sports camp participants get to eat lunch in Panther Dining Hall, which can accommodate all tastes and appetites.

But the camps themselves are truly where the memories will be created.

The engineering camp, which is available as both a day camp and an overnight experience, is an opportunity for participants to experience the true variety of this field, for example. Held June 24-28 and July 8-12, campers will witness laboratory demonstrations and conduct well-designed experiments in aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and ocean engineering as well as computer science, construction management, nanotechnology and physics.

Other academic camps include flight, marine science and coastal engineering, computer science, and Girls in STEM.

Those seeking a more physical experience have a range of options with Florida Tech’s sports camps.

In state-of-the-art-facilities with options in swimming, basketball, football, lacrosse, snorkeling, soccer and softball, these camps create a positive atmosphere in which boys and girls can take their athletic skills to the next level. All sports camps are held in a safe and structured environment with many opportunities for participants to enhance their strengths and develop sportsmanship.

For those who may have a hard time deciding, the All Sports Camp is a popular choice. This half-day camp June 3-7 features swimming instruction and then instruction and recreational play in volleyball, fun noodle water polo, kickball, Whiffleball, soccer, basketball, flag football and dodgeball.

For the true renaissance experience, try an art camp held at Florida Tech’s Renee Foosaner Education Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Activities at these Tuesday-Friday camps include everything from art making in the traditional sense to mixed media exploration. Each week, campers accompany their instructors on a field trip to galleries, observing and learning how professional artists created their works. Following the visits, they will then create their own artwork.

Each weekly camp has a different theme, including “Making a Splash” June 11-14 where campers learn about the plants and animals that call the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Lagoon and other waters home and discover how their artwork can help protect these ecosystems. The final art camp, July 23-26, is themed, “To Infinity and Beyond,” and features a STEAM focus.

For more information and to register for academic, sports and art camps, please visit https://www.fit.edu/camps/.