Summer Day Camps
FIRST Place has exciting summer day camps in Manchester, NH. Through awesome hands-on interactive activities, guest speakers, and field trips, campers will find out just how cool science and technology can be!
2013 Camp Information
- Online Registration
- Camp descriptions and schedule
- Fees and Policies regarding payment and cancellations
- Camp Paperwork Requirements
- Directions to FIRST Place
Why a FIRST Summer Camp?
Running now for over ten years, FIRST Summer Day Camps are designed to challenge, amaze, and delight every participant. FIRST Place is an innovative working laboratory designed to engage participants as they explore science and engineering in fun and empowering ways. With networked computers, movable workbenches, and a demonstration area, FIRST Place creates the ideal space for exploration, invention and innovation.
What makes FIRST Summer Day Camps exciting? Each camp is developed to incorporate the same principles that make the FIRST programs international successes. Using teamwork, mentors, and the tools and materials of science, campers will experience the discovery process that all scientists and inventors employ in the real world. FIRST Place campers will explore various facets of the camps' themes while they:
- Work together in small teams
- Interact with mentors
- Explore through hands-on activities
- Get a really cool T-shirt
Schedule and Instruction
Camps begin each day at 9 A.M. and end at 3 P.M., Monday through Friday (check-in on the first day of camp starts at 8:30 A.M.). Drop-off is at the glass tower in front of the FIRST building at 200 Bedford St. in Manchester, NH. Please accompany your child in to FIRST Place. Drop off time is 8:45 A.M - 9:00 A.M. Afternoon pick-ups must be done inside FIRST Place, every day, by a parent (or other adult with prior notification) where they will be checked out by a counselor.
Campers need to bring a snack and a lunch each day. Please alert our camp staff to any allergies your child may have.
The week will culminate on Friday with Parent Participation Day at 1:00 P.M. when parents and friends are invited to join in a showcase with the campers.
All camps are led by NH certified school teachers. In addition, trained volunteers and staff, comprised of both high school students and adults, will provide each child with quality instruction and motivation.
Volunteer: If you are an adult or high-school student seeking an exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity at FIRST Place, please sign up in our Volunteer Information and Matching System.
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