Camp Carnegie 2017


Calling all middle school students! Don’t miss your chance to take part in one of Lexington’s favorite camps.

Camp Carnegie is a series of half-day, one-week summer camps for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. These hands-on, educational camps are taught by instructors with field experience in the camp topic. Space is limited. Payment reserves the student’s space in camp.

Cost: $75 per camp. A reduced price of $25 per camp is available for students on free/reduced lunch. Lunch is provided for full-day campers.



Legal Eagles: Court’s in Session
Instructor: Christine de Briffault, Esq.
July 10-14
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Want an up close look at the criminal process? Learn how a case develops from start to finish? See if you are ready for a real-life Law & Order? In this court-themed camp, you will learn facts about a case on Monday, and by the end of the week, you’ll try the case in court in front of your family and friends. Along the way, you will see real-life local courts in action!

Register now for Legal Eagles: Court’s in Session.

Young Engineers
Instructor: Hannah Paine, science teacher
July 10-14
1:00-5:00 pm

Not all scientists are created equal. How might you use your wit and creativity to solve unique challenges with limited supplies and time? Using NASA’s Engineering Design Process, you and your team will explore multiple engineering challenges. Throughout the week, you will improve your designs and take part in exciting engineering competitions against other teams!

Register now for Young Engineers.

Radio & Podcasting – SOLD OUT
Instructor: Chuck Clenney, Lexington Community Radio
July 17-21
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Do you love to listen to radio shows and podcasts? Want to record your own? Learn how to tell stories and produce your own radio show and podcast. You’ll learn tips and techniques for structuring a radio program that will end up on the radio. This camp offers the opportunity to express yourself through the magic of radio and a chance to get on the mic!

Radio & Podcasting is SOLD OUT.

Instructor: Lizz Hamilton, Lexington-based artist
July 17-21
1:00-5:00 pm

Zines are small indie magazines used to tell stories, convey ideas, and express oneself in a variety of ways. Join us to explore bookmaking forms, collage, and layout techniques, eventually making your own zines. The week will culminate in a zine exchange, where you will swap books with fellow campers, and in turn, build your own zine library!

Register now for Zines.

Top Chef: What’s Cooking? – SOLD OUT
Instructor: Sara Talbott, UK Human Environmental Sciences
July 24-28
8:30 am-12:30 pm

Join us for a week of learning the basics of cooking! We will explore nutrition, recipe writing, and menu planning. We’ll also talk about gardening, learn the importance of knowing where our food comes from, and visit the Lexington Farmers’ Market. At the end of the week, we will compete in our very own top chef challenge!

Top Chef: What’s Cooking? is SOLD OUT.

Movie Making 101
Instructor: Tracy Morris, Bricks 4 Kidz
July 24-28
1:00-5:00 pm

Lights, cameras, action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell your story, complete with music, special effects, and characters! In this creative camp, you will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce your own mini-movie using stop motion animation. Working as a team, you’ll use LEGO® components to build the set and props, and then shoot your movie using a camera. Using movie-making software, you’ll add special effects, titles, credits and more. When the movie is complete, you’ll impress your friends and family with a screening party!

Register now for Movie Making 101.


Camp Carnegie 2017 is sponsored by the Orphan Society of Lexington and Corning Incorporated Foundation.