Darlington School: Summer
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Maker Challenge Camps

Maker Challenge Camps

There will be TWO concurrent camp sessions during the week. Engineering Challenges will be focused mainly on building robots and programming with Lego EV3 and Lego Spark, while Maker Creations will involve creative activities related to physical science, mobile technology, mechanical engineering, and art. Every skill level, ranging from beginner to super geek, can participate in either of the two sessions.

Maker Creations: Rising 3rd - 6th (limited to 20 participants)

Engineering Challenges: Rising 6th - 9th (limited to 15 participants)

**Our staff is working under the close guidance of our school safety officials, and we will adhere to the highest safety standards for our campers. We anticipate that our dining facility will be closed over the summer, so we will be asking campers to pack lunches and snacks. The camp registration fee will decrease accordingly from $295 to $250. Also, we will be ready to refund parents in full, or prorated at $50 per day, in the event of a CDC-recommended closure. 

  • Campers will have partners for all activities and are expected to work cooperatively.
  • A great sleep and breakfast before arrival are strongly recommended.
  • Campers should be able to stay focused on building and computer-related activities for approximately two hours at a time.
  • Supervised swimming at the Darlington pool will be offered two times each week (in accordance with updated safety standards)
  • On the last Friday of the camp session, parents will be invited for a demonstration hosted by campers.

About the director
Owen Kinney, 
 chairman of the Science Department, has taught at Darlington since 1999. He has directed academic enrichment and adventure camps for middle school students for the past 17 years and coached Darlington’s robotics teams for the past 12 years. Since arriving at Darlington, he has taught Biology, Environmental Science, Zoology and Robotics at the Upper School. Kinney's summer staff includes professional teachers as well as seasoned veterans of the FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge programs at Darlington.

Maker Challenge Enrollment Form



Owen Kinney
(706) 314-3654


July 20 – 24
8 am–3 pm




Darlington School
1014 Cave Spring Road
Rome, GA 30161
Payment Information

For your convenience, you may pay online using the form below or mail a check to the camp director at Darlington School, 1014 Cave Spring Rd., Rome, GA 30161. Please note that you will need to print and fill out the: Darlington_Permission_Waiver_-_COVID-19.pdf
and registration form and send it to the camp director in order to complete the registration process.