For many kids, camp is a staple feature of summer, full of familiar fun. As technology evolves however, some camps are introducing a new familiar, as demonstrated by Engineering Camp Charlotte, which has added 3D-modeling and 3D-printing to its activities.

To expand the campers’ problem solving and critical thinking while exposing them to a new way of making, Engineering Camp Charlotte is teaching children how to design and operate in 3D at different entry levels that are accessible to, and expand, the campers’ abilities. Once their designs have been brought to life through 3D printing, they are then incorporated into different camp activities for maximum impact and real world application.

For more on the campers’ experience and their reactions to 3D printing, watch the video below.