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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, Caretaker's House and the Ford House.
Inventor's Summer Camp - CAMPS
Join the Edison Ford Wild Wizards for a summer of new and exciting programs! Watch as the Edison & Ford Winter Estates becomes a living lab for our campers, who are challenged to learn more about the sciences, art, and the natural world.

EDISON FORD INVENTOR'S SUMMER CAMP 2018
  • Two camps are held each week, grouped by grade level: grades 1-3 and grades 4-6.
  • All camps are held from 9am to 4pm.
  • LOCATION: The 2018 Inventor's Summer Camp will be based in the Education Center and Edison Caretaker's House, which is air-conditioned. Some activities will be held in the gardens and Edison Ford Museum.
  • ATTIRE: Campers will be given a Camp T-Shirt and are required to wear it each day. Cool, comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, insect repellant, sunscreen, and hats are recommended. Open-toed shoes and jewelry should not be worn.
  • MEDICATION: Instructors must be notified in writing regarding any medication campers are to take during the day. Please provide detailed information when registering your child for camp.
  • LUNCHES: Campers must bring their own sack lunch, snacks, and drink daily. Water coolers are available; refrigeration is not.

INVENT IT! EXPLORING ENGINEERING
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00
Campers learn how to use "the force"- the forces of physics, that is- to defy gravity and delight friends and family with amazing science experiments! Participants will work with solar panels and other electrical tools as they learn about light and energy transfers. Throughout the week, campers will be presented with a series of challenges and problems as they uncover the nature of innovation and the engineering design process. What will you invent?

5 day camp

3-D ART & DESIGN
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
Build right off the page in this fun art and engineering camp! Learn a variety of skills to create 3 dimensional arts on and off paper. Campers will learn how to design projects for a 3-D printer, and use 3-D pens to draw in the air. This camp will explore the connection between art and design in fun and creative ways!
4 day camp. Cost: Members $180, non-members $200

4 day camp

FANTASTIC FILM MAKERS
Regular Price: $495.00
Member Price: $440.00
"Lights, Camera, Action?" There is much more to it! In this two week camp, campers take a deep dive into the art and science of movie making. Campers learn all stages of production as they bring an original movie-- complete with special effects and animations-- to life on the big screen!

10 day camp.

ELECTRICITY & LIGHT DESIGN
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00
Design a light system! Campers learn all about circuits- from simple to complex, the world of electronics is illuminated! Join us as we explore a variety of electric devices and phenomena at the winter home of Thomas Edison. Using creativity, switches, LED's and Edison's great invention-- the light bulb-- a scientific work of art will be created.


5 day camp.

BLAST OFF! SPACE, ROCKETS & ROBOTS
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
Blast off into space science! Campers will explore the outer reaches of the universe through hands-on robotic and engineering challenges. Over the course of four days, campers will be presented with a series of out of this world challenges as they discover space science and the nature of innovation and the engineering design process.

4 day camp

ROVING ROBOTS
Regular Price: $495.00
Member Price: $440.00
Explore the world of Robotics during this two week camp! Campers form robotic teams as they take on a new robotic challenge every day. All the skills necessary to a robotic engineer are addressed: mechanics, computer science and electronics. Campers create circuits, build Lego Robots, write code, and learn how to develop a mechanical advantage as they master robotics.

10 day camp.

CREATIVE CHEMISTRY
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00
The Wild Wizards have collected all their favorite experiments for this exciting camp. Learn how to use everyday items to conduct amazing experiments! Campers have fun as they conduct different chemical experiments each day: everything from fake snow to making toothpaste big enough for an elephant, this camp is sure to get a reaction!

5 day camp.

VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $310.00
What do loops, "if/else" statements, and functions have in common? They are used to design video games! Join the Wild Wizards as they untangle the key concepts needed to create the next viral video game. Campers receive a flash drive containing the arcade of games designed!

7 day camp