Kids Become Engineers at ‘Big Sky Learning Build It!’

The 7-8 year-old campers show off targets and marshmallow cannons of various types they built themselves. Big Sky Learning Build It! Summer Camps have been taking place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the past two weeks. A third session takes place next week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
These campers created their own stereo boom boxes. Kids collaborate, brainstorm, design and build just like adult engineers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Five and 6-year-old campters created costumes and built light sabers at Jedi Training Camp. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
These campers build their own light sabers, just like Jedi Knights in ‘Star Wars’ do. Teachers, teen mentors and campers are trained in safetly practices that make it possible for the youngest campers to solder their light saber components. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Older campers learn about electronics and magnetism from Camp Director Michael Sheppard. The machine in the center is a hand-crafted Tesla coil. Visit Big Sky at Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/