Northern Central Railway of York offers youngsters an exciting summer camp experience. Kids will actively participate in a wide variety of learning activities that will introduce them to the magic of train travel, the mechanics of trains, and the science to be discovered up and down the tracks. This “train camp” will both entertain and educate.
Junior Engineers – Ages 6 to 9 years old
Senior Engineers – Ages 10 to 12 years old
Each day, campers will:
1) build, construct, and operate various train-related projects
2) engage in books connected to S.T.E.A.M. and trains!
3) meet a specific railroad worker (engineer, brakeman, conductor, etc.)
4) share a snack
5) campers will make and take projects and memories from the day’s activities.
The camp is based on the five elements of S.T.E.A.M. Each day, children will actively participate in a creative variety of “hands-on, minds-on” activities:
Monday: Science (making train sounds, investigating inertia)
Tuesday: Technology (constructing an electromagnet, designing train tracks)
Wednesday: Engineering (building a bridge, inventing a roller coaster)
Thursday: Art (crafting a jigsaw puzzle, discovering colors)
Friday: Math (the geometry of trains, measuring trains)
On the last day of camp, camper and their families are invited to take a specially chartered ride on an NCR train and participate in a memorable graduation ceremony.
All camp curriculum meets PA State Standards and is taught by a licensed PA State S.T.E.A.M. teacher.