CAMP 3D! Summer Fun for Kids – Dates Released

CAMP 3D! planning has begun! Find registration and program details.

Sign Your Child Up

Want to get your child in our camp? Sign them up today. Please note space is limited so we recommend signing up soon – the earlier the better. Find registration for our specific camps in Germantown, WI (Milwaukee) and Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Chicago):

If you know someone else who would be interested, we recommend passing along the essential details.

Program Info

Every year, GSC hosts young people for several days of learning about engineering and design on the latest technology. While kids come for hands-on experience on the latest tech, they also get to learn from some great people and each other as they make friends over pizza, tacos, and subs. Coming as I do from a teaching background, it’s one of the things I look forward to the most each year.

Instructor and children of past Camp 3D! experience

We’re always trying to improve our programs by using what we’ve learned during previous sessions to help us make programs better. To that end, we now have 2 CAMP 3D! Experiences, each tuned to a different age group.

Middle School Program

The first is CAMP 3D! for Middle School. This 2-day session will give kids hands-on time with SOLIDWORKS, the world’s supreme 3D CAD tool. Students will learn to make part models in SOLIDWORKS and be able to print them on a 3D printer so they can take home their designs! They’ll also be exposed to subdivision modeling through the use of SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, which is a tool they’ll be able to use at home after the camp as well.

Along the way, there will be a couple of STEAM activities to keep everyone moving and learning. This camp is for students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

Instructor and student explore virtual reality (VR) technology

High School Program

The second is CAMP 3D! for High School. This 4-day session will take students through a SOLIDWORKS CAD training program very similar to our SOLIDWORKS Essentials class. It will be hands-on all week as students learn how to create parametric solid part models, assembly models, and drawings. At the end, students will have to opportunity to take a practice Certified SOLIDWORKS Associates test and go over the results with the instructor.

Students will also learn about 3D printing and bring home a part they designed, and maybe a guest speaker or two will show up. This camp is for students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.


Meet the Author

John Setzer

John discovered his love of teaching early in life. He worked his way through college as a youth coach, umpire, and referee before earning his bachelor’s degree in Education. As Training Product Manager at GSC, he has been sharing his SOLIDWORKS wisdom with GSC customers ever since – over 20 years! As the only CSWE with a state certification in teaching, John is well-versed is teaching all types of learning styles.

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