Program Types

Engineering Fundamentals

Engineering FUNdamentals Project Power-up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Kids apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through projects designed by engineers. Instructors provide inspiration for students to take their creations further, and each day's projects are geared uniquely to challenge each student's abilities. We will explore motorized, mechanized, and architectural projects in a fun way.

  • Ages 7-11, Grades 2-5
  • All Play-Well Locations
  • No Prerequisites

Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering Project Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique designs. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

  • Ages 5-6, Grades K-2
  • All Play-Well Locations
  • No Prerequisites

Bash'em Bots

Bash-Em Bots Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized machine from LEGO® parts? Our Play Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on Play-Well Instructors’ colossal creations.

  • Ages 9-12+, Grades 3-6+
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Suggested Prerequisite: Stem Challenge or equivalent

Engineering Challenge

Engineering Challenge Are you ready for the Engineering Challenge? Learn to build mechanical devices such as a scissor lift, air compressor, or drawbridge in this advanced course for our strongest builders. Then work in teams to accomplish a large-scale mission such as a minifigure rescue or a Rube Goldberg machine!

  • Ages 9-12+, Grades 3-6+
  • All Play-Well Locations
  • Suggested Prerequisite: Stem Challenge or equivalent<

Junkyard Challenge

Junkyard Challenge Are you ready for the Junkyard Challenge? Iterate, build within constraints, and compete in this advanced course for our strongest builders. Design innovative answers for challenges such as Follow the Hose, Thread the Needle, and the Tunnel Challenge using Play-Well’s “junkyard,” a massive collection of over 20,000 LEGO® parts.

  • Ages 9-12+, Grades 3-6+
  • All Play-Well Locations
  • Suggested Prerequisite: Stem Challenge or equivalent<

Jedi Engineering

Jedi Engineering The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

  • Ages 5-7, Grades K-2
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Jedi Master Engineering

Jedi Master Engineering The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.

  • Ages 7-12, Grades 2-5
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Ninjaneering

Ninjaneering Project Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp.

  • Ages 5-6, Grades K-1
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Ninjaneering Masters

Ninjaneering Master Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced LEGO camp, Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago.

  • Ages 7-12, Grades 2-5
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Batman Gotham Gadgets

Batman Gotham Gadgets Take on Gotham's villains by designing and building Batman's favorite crime-fighting machines! Build the Bat Tumbler, craft a Batwing, and design your very own Batcave, all out of LEGO® materials. Then use your projects to help save the city. Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while learning how the world works through STEM concepts!

  • Ages 5-6, Grades K-2
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Batman Master Mechanics

Batman Master Mechanicss Defeat Gotham's villains by designing and building Batman's most advanced crime-fighting machines! Infiltrate Arkham Asylum, build a Bat Cycle, and fly your Batcopter. Then use your projects to thwart the Joker's plans to take over the city. Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while engineering solutions through the use of STEM concepts!

  • Ages 7-12, Grades 3-5
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Super Hero Engineering

Super Hero Engineering Save the world with Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

  • Ages 5-6, Grades K-1
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Super Hero Master Engineering

Super Hero Master Engineering Super Heroes need your help to defeat the destructive forces of evil arch-villains as they threaten LEGOpolis! Explore the tools and techniques of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but super engineers. An engineering curriculum designed by Play-Well challenges heroes to design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict.

  • Ages 7-12, Grades 2-5
  • Most Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System

Robotics using LEGO® WeDo Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components.  Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors.  This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.

  • Ages 7-9, Grades 2-5
  • Select Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Jedi Robotics using the LEGO® WeDo® System

Jedi Robotics using LEGO WeDo Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® WeDo® system! Lift an X-Wing from Dagobah swamp, program a droid-sorting factory, and land an Imperial Shuttle using motion sensors. In small groups, learn basic programming, engineering, and robotics concepts in a fun Jedi-themed environment.

  • Ages 7-9, Grades 2-5
  • Select Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Robotics using the LEGO® EV3/NXT System

LEGO Robotics using EV3/NXt Build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 or NXT system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun.

  • Ages 9-12+, Grades 4-6+
  • Select Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Jedi Robotics using the LEGO® EV3/NXT System

JEDI Robotics using EV3/NXt These ARE the droids you’re looking for! Build and program robots inspired by a galaxy far, far away using the LEGO® Mindstorms® system. Navigate a minefield, target shield generators, and even respond to the Force using Play-Well’s full array of sensors and servos. Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups to solve problems in this open-ended Jedi-themed environment.

  • Ages 9-12+, Grades 4-6+
  • Select Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

Build-It!

Build It! Build a foundation for engineering with LEGO® Duplo®! Create Airplanes, Drawbridges, Seesaws, Windmills, Cranes, and other fun projects in this class for pre-K builders only. Parents are welcome to join the fun as young builders learn about shapes, colors, patterns, and counting while playing with their creations.

  • Ages 4-5, Pre-School
  • Select Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program Formats: Classes

Flight Club

Build It! Project Become a future aerospace engineer! Have fun learning, building, and experimenting with paper airplanes, helicopters, parachutes, rockets, and a wide variety of aerospace designs. This class will assist you in becoming a master paper airplane mechanic and foster building skills that will last a lifetime. This class is both interactive and educational with an emphasis on building and having fun with things that fly.

  • Ages 7-11, Grades 2-5
  • Select Play-Well Locations
  • Prerequisites: None

RC LEGO

Explore new concepts and original projects featuring fully proportional RC electronics specially designed to integrate into the LEGO Building System. This camp will feature four different designs including race cars, quad runner ATCs, Air powered vehicles, and tanks. Learn the basics in a 4-day mini-camp, or pursue more advanced projects in a 5-day format.

  • Ages 7-11, Grades 2-5
  • Play-Well Centers
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program Formats: Camp, Mini-Camp