Camp to give kids understanding of physics, flight

Kevin PowellParks & Recreation

Does your child want to be like the Wright brothers? Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, along with Mad Science of Kansas City, is offering a camp to explore the world of physics.

The Wright Stuff is open to children seven years-old to 12 years-old and will provide participants the opportunity to understand how Newton’s laws of motion are used to make things move. Students will learn how rockets fly in the sky. In this hands-on program, children will build many flying devices, as well as learn about the Milky Way.

The Wright Stuff will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 26-29 at the Community Building, 115 West 11th St. Cost is $120 per participant.

Registration for the program is available online at or at any Parks and Recreation facility, including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St.; Prairie Park Nature Center or the Administrative Offices in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Jo Ellis, recreation instruction supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.