Every summer for the past five years, the North Carolina-based Richmond County School District has been hosting 3D summer camps aimed at encouraging students to try, experiment and achieve in 3D and software coding. Led by educators Jeff Epps and Chad Osborne, the 3D Academy has consistently proved cynics wrong by showing that students 5th grade and younger can learn and adapt to 3D, software coding and more. All they need is the challenge.

The camp has continued to grow this summer, with about 30 students coming back to school to learn each week. Using 3D software, Sense 3D scanners and Cube 3D printers, the students are equipped with the tools they need to easily capture content, design items and 3D print them.

Click below for a video from the first week of the G.R.E.A.T. 3D Academy.