Engineering Academy: Exploring Electricity

This camp will provide you with a basic introduction to electricity, whether you’re an aspiring young electrical engineer, a do-it-yourselfer, or just someone who wants to better understand one of the most useful topics in science! You’ll learn the basics of electricity by exploring the physical principles involved, and then building a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate its many uses. You will experiment with voltage, resistance, current, and capacitance by designing and testing your own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as the week goes on. Each step of the way, you’ll learn how to analyze why the devices work as they do, and get the chance to invent ways to make them better.

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $400

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $880

None. This is an introductory course designed for students with little to no background in electrical engineering or physics. Some math is included in this course.  


Dale Autry earned his M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Originally from Athens, GA, he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned his B.S. in Engineering Sciences before going on to complete his studies at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Dale returned to Georgia to teach chemistry and AP physics at Clarke County High School, and now teaches science at Prince Avenue High School. This is Dale's eighth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.