What: We’ve taken our after-school programs from 2017-18 and turned them into a fun-filled week-long camp! Each day we’ll explore a different topic. We’ll make exciting gadgets as we explore electricity. Build a circuit to create a buzzer, make an electromagnet, create a device to detect static charge and construct a working water wheel. Become chemists as we get knee deep in chemistry. Discover the secret colors in candy, conduct heat sensitive experiments to make “mood slime”, and make a mixture that acts like a liquid AND a solid. Create a chemical reaction to launch film canister rockets, whip up some fizzy bath poppers and mix up a bubbling density concoction. Become engineers as we explore some marvelous machines and discover how they make work easier and more fun! Compete with your friends in a pulley race, construct a lever to make a cook catapult, and explore gears that make wind-up toys. Finally, we’ll create colorful beach bags using chromatography, make super sidewalk chalk and build solar ovens!
2. Take a Dive: July 23 – July 26
What: Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography!
Half Day: You’ll dissect a real shark, participate in a fisherman’s challenge, examine the anatomy of a fish and learn the ancient technique of qyotaku or “fish rubbing”, learn to survive at sea with a homemade solar still, create a kelp forest and make your own submarine.
Full Day: Come face-to-face with some unique sea creatures! You’ll complete a squid dissection, bring to life genuine Triassic Triops, conduct a whale adaptations lab, and examine many weird wonders that live under the sea!
Fizz, Bang, Boom, Bot: July 30 – August 2
What do you get when you take the physics of motion, add in some electrifying experiments, and mix it up with some chemistry? Everyone has a blast! In our half day camp you’ll create your own motorized invention, experiment with light and flight, make your own kaleidoscope and experiment with giant floating bubbles. Stay for the full day and build your own motorized robot, use chromatography to separate the colors in candy, mix up some crazy chemical reactions, build an electric game, investigate the effects of air pressure, and compete in a tall tower engineering competition! For children ages 7-11.
CRAYOLA: World of design – June 25th – June 28th
A summer camp that takes kids on a journey to the edges of their imagination – and beyond! They learn about Mars, the rainforest, and cities of the future, and get engaged in the creative design process to solve real-world problems. Each camp day focuses on a specific field of design, and our young architects, illustrators and graphic designers develop their ideas from concept, to sketch, to finished product. They bring their concepts to life by experimenting with Crayola products, and exploring art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, mixed media, and collage. Combining art, design, fun active games and inspiring themes from around the world, this camp is designed to inspire.
Who: 6-11 years
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Where: CB West
Time: 8:30 – 12:00 Cost: $170.00
Secret Agent Lab – July 9th- July 12th
Look out 007 – the Mad Science Secret Agent Lab is in session! From decoding messages to experimenting with metal detectors and night vision, children will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and step into the shoes of a detective!! Children will uncover the science involved in gathering and analyzing evidence and the technology behind the locks, surveillance systems and alarms. To test the limits of magnified observation, junior science sleuths will build their own binoculars and develop ways to work together to refine their observation skills. Campers will use what they have learned as they find, collect, and analyze evidence and connect the dots to solve a simulated crime scene! Student bring lunch.