Wargames: Castle Siege (Grades 5 and up)

Rising from the ground is a mighty castle fortress, and its job is to protect those inside.  Advancing on the castle is an army intent on conquering it. Each group has with them the tools of siege: catapults, bows and arrows, slingshots and similar weapons.  The army gets closer and the tension rises. Prepare to fight! This is castle Siege!

In this dynamic engineering camp students learn about design by building catapults, slingshots, simple PVC bows and a Kentucky Long Rifle rubber band gun (We know, it’s bit removed from the medieval genre, but they are still fun to build and use.). Once each project is built, the class goes outside, divides into two teams, and takes position either in the castle or the army. Armed with water balloons, foam-tipped arrows, nerf balls, and giant rubber bands, a lighthearted siege begins. Players get to test their creations in a fun and unique way as they take on each other in this exciting camp. This class builds skills in tool use, engineering design and knowledge of energy transfer and projectile motion.


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General Information

  • All camps are only one-week long, Monday-Friday. Please see below for dates offered.
  • Flexible drop-off and pickup times (8:30 am –5:30 pm) at no extra charge; earlier and later times by request for $5 per half hour per child per day.
  • Most camps are half-day, but two half-day camps are often combined for a full-day camp. Lunchtime supervision provided; bring your own lunch.
  • Half-day mornings: 9:00 am –12:30 pm • Half-day afternoons: 1:30–5:00 pm • Full-day camps: 9:00 am –5:00 pm
  • If you find a class full, please register on the wait-list so that we can contact if you if space becomes available. We do our best to accommodate wait-listed students, who will be given priority if we are able to add another section of the class. We will then be in touch to confirm our ability to register your child.
  • If any class has not met the minimum of three students required for the class to run by one week prior to the start date, we may cancel the class to free up the instructor and class space for other classes which may have waiting lists. Should this need to happen, we will inform affected families immediately.
  • Use the grade your child will be entering next fall to determine age appropriate camps.
  • There are no classes on Memorial Day or July 4th. The prices have been adjusted for the four-day camp week.
  • Newton’s Attic supplies the computers for all computer based classes.
  • Small class size and personalized instruction. Shop classes limited to 6 students per instructor. Most computer classes limited to 8 students per instructor.

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