Camp Cognition: Museum space offering fun STEAM activities

Published 9:32 am Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Camp Cognition will return this year with four weeks of sessions focusing on different areas in the STEM field.

Last summer was a success with children learning about the design process engineers go through when designing and constructing, said Joey Davis, who leads the camps for Cognition.

Through a partnership with Ashley Furniture, campers were given the opportunity to engage in cardboard engineering to create their own mini-golf courses and railcars.

“By learning the engineering process, campers were able to use their creativity and develop problem-solving skills,” Davis said. “This year, even more opportunities to build and learn are available at Camp Cognition.”

“Racing Into Summer” begins on Monday, June 20. This week will focus on STEM in the racing industry.

Campers will design their own race car out of recycled materials that will be powered by the air from a balloon.

The week of June 27 will be “Out of this World.” Participants will use cardboard engineering to build their own spacecraft to launch into space.

“Coasting Along” will begin July 11 and will focus on beaches, boats, and ocean life. Campers will be challenged to make a boat out of recycled material that will stay afloat and race in the water.

The final week of camp, “Fire Away,” will begin July 18. This week, campers are tasked with building a catapult that will launch a water balloon in the air to hit a target.

Each session of camp will include crafts to take home, games to play, and hands-on science experiments related to the theme that week.

Camps will be held Monday-Thursday. The morning session for rising second grade to rising fourth grade will be held from 9-noon and the afternoon session for rising fifth graders to rising eighth graders will be from 1-4.

Camp registration fee is $75 per camper each week.

“All children should have the opportunity for STEM learning, so financial aid scholarships are available to offset the cost of camp,”he said.

Reach out to for an application. Cognition Davie is at 119 N. Salisbury St. in Mocksville. Visit to register. Call 751-1045 to learn more.