There are a great number of topics covered in our week-long camps.
Super Science Camp!
Have super fun with science in this 5 day camp exploring a variety of topics. Become a DNA Detective while you while you discover what’s inside cells and explore space and rockets,. Go Up Up and Away with kites and hot air balloons, and learn to write and decipher secret Mad Messages and create some Radical Reactions that will bubble and flash and more!
Children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all – their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration|, this camp is 100% FUN!
Mad Science invites you to explore different things in the world around you – and inside you, too! Learn about the environment and how we affect it, discover how animals adapt to their surroundings, become a detective and help to solve a mystery, learn about how your body works, and explore the science behind sports! Five fun-filled days available with hands-on exploration, take-home activities and more! Camps are designed for elementary-aged students and available both for full and half days.
Mad Science invites you to explore how things move with science! Take apart pellets to see what an owl cannot digest. View the world through a camera obscura that you make yourself. Join a team of camper engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults, simple machines and mega-pinchers! Mix up mysterious liquids and make your own sidewalk chalk, crystal gardens and chromatography-dyed T-shirt!
Secret Agent lab
Look out 007 1/2 — the Mad Science spy academy is in session! Night vision goggles! Metal Detectors! Junior agents will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and even create their own edible messages. Got clues? Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis, finding suspects, reading schematics, and sleuthing… oh my! Sharpen your surveillance skills with the science of security! Your children will discover the science and technology behind locks, surveillance systems, and burglar alarms! Five fun days of fun-filled, hands-on, secret agent themed science activities!
Your Mad Scientist will learn what makes robots go: everything from sensors to actuators, effectors to manipulators. They will learn how to program a LEGO Mindstorm robot and they will build thier own robot to keep at the completion of camp. Science themed snacktivities each day. Students 3rd through 6th grade.
“The Garden!” five-session preschool camp offers young children (ages 3-5) an exciting introduction to basic environmental science. Each session is devoted to different aspects of the garden, allowing children to progressively enrich their understanding of how living things grow and how they interact with the environment around them. During the course of each three-hour session, children will perform hands-on experiments, play themed games, and enjoy a snack and story related to the session’s themes. A mural will grow through the course of the program as children illustrate their latest discoveries at the close of each session.