FAMILY: Games and Trains Summer Camp Begin this Summer at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas

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Summer Camp Fun at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.   (credit: NVM)

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.

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Fan favorite Mario at the National Videogame Museum

Activities include:

  • 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.

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Fun at the Museum of the American Railroad (credit: MAR)

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.

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