Crazy Carnivalist

Grade 8 - 12 (Age 13 - 18)

Welcome aboard, Creya’tors and Curious MeerKats! The Summer of Discovery Camps are your passport to set sail on a voyage of imagination, creativity, and hands-on learning, all at the fascinating and innovative environs of T-Works! 

Crazy Carnivalist Camp is a camp for inquisitive and adventurous youngsters from Grades 8 – 12 (Ages 11 – 13) who like visiting amusement parks and hopping on carnival rides and want to discover how they are built or work. Rides are thrilling but the fear of safety haunts you. Campers get to understand the mechanics and get to design and build the safe and thrilling carnival rides of their imagination while having a roller coaster ride of fun!

Camp Activities


Campers kickstart their engineering adventure with a boot camp getting exposure to engineering design and mechanics. From understanding forces and motion to mastering structural stability through hands-on activities, you are on a strong foundation for building a thrill ride.

Boom Rides

Campers understand the concept of levers and build a simple carnival ride based on a Class 1 lever and get to stretch their imagination and apply engineering skills to build the longest and tallest ride possible!

Pendulum Rides

Campers explore the principles behind famous rides like the Pirate Ship, the Tidal Wave and the Sea Dragon. and get to design an extreme pendulum ride that will swing from various angles.

Ferris Wheel & Carousel Ride

Building a model of the Ferris wheel and Flying Horse Carousel Round, campers identify the various simple machines and compound machines that provide us with the conveniences and fun in our world.

Designing for safety

Safety is a critical feature of any carnival ride design. Campers are challenged to take into account the different movements and speeds of rides that create situations with danger and design safeguards such as harnesses, bars and gates without compromising on the thrill of the ride. 

Skills & Concepts

Camp Takeaways

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✱ Does not include lunch or transportation


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