The National Videogame Museum and the Museum of the American Railroad have teamed up to offer a brand new summer camp for middle school children in North Texas. Called Games & Trains, the weekly camps provide children entering grades sixth through eighth with hands-on opportunities to explore the videogame and railroad industries.
Camps take place each week, beginning June 5 and concluding the week of August 21, but camps will not be offered the week of July 3–7 in observance of Independence Day.
- Explore historical trains like an actual Chicago Metra train car
- Experiment with different energy sources that power machines and locomotives
- Build a train motor
- Wire a videogame controller
- Work with an Ardunio, an electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects
- And much more!
Each camp lasts five days (Monday – Friday), and costs $350 per child.
Drop-off will be between 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. in front of the Museum of the American Railroad (6455 Page St., Frisco, TX 75034). Pickup will beat 5 p.m. inside the National Videogame Museum (8004 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 300, Frisco, TX 75034).
Children will be expected to bring a sack lunch and afternoon snacks every day of the camp. Also, in a nod to safety, a staff member who is certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED will be present at all times.
To register and to learn more, please click here.