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This course is full, you are however still able to be added to a waitlist by  emailing Jeanne Benink at

Advanced Fort Building

Do you like to build forts out of couch cushions? Take it to the next level! In this camp, we’ll build structures out of all kinds of materials, from pool noodles to giant tinker toys. Fort building will give us the opportunity to engage in the engineering design process and learn about how to balance forces so our structures stay erect. 


The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood College Campus. The science center is a K-16 building that serves science students of all ages. 1000 Edgewood College drive, Madison, WI

Time and dates

June 25-29, 9 am -12 noon


Must be entering grades 4 - 6 during the 2018 school year

Camp Leader

Brian and Rachael Lancor

Leader Bio

Rachael and Brian are both physics professors at Edgewood College. Rachael’s area of expertise is in studying how people learn physics. Brian is trained as an atomic physicist, which means he studies how light interacts with matter using lasers. At Edgewood, they teach physics courses of every variety from Astronomy to Quantum Mechanics. Both Rachael and Brian have led numerous summer camps at Edgewood over the years, and are parents to a very inquisitive third grader.


$200 This includes registration, materials, and a simple mid-morning snack.