Gr. 4-6: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

2020 Summer STEAM Camps – Grades 4-6

 

CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS January 1, 2020!

Our Early Bird Discount will run from January 1st- January 26th, 2020 and includes $25 off EACH camp. Discount ends January 26th, 2020. There is an additional $10 off for multi-session (2 or more) and $10 off for multi-person when registering at the same time. 

CLICK on the REGISTER button at the top of the website to enroll your camper!

 

Registrations are for ENTERING 4th-6th graders.

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Camp Locations: Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Drive, Santa Barbara.

Hours of Camp: 9:00am-3:30. Before Care 8:00am & After Care 3:30-5:00. No aftercare on Fridays. Before care $20p/wk (4 days) and $32 aftercare per week (4 days).

Note: Camps on this page are for children entering 4th-6th grade. Please do not enroll your child for a camp that requires a higher grade level than your child is entering. We try very hard to keep our camps and campers matched at the appropriate social maturity level, reading skill ability, and curriculum content. However, if your child is older and wants to take a camp listed in the next younger category, that is fine.

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Choose from 32 Different Camps Below in Science, Art, Engineering, Robotics, Movie Making, Programming & Game Design!

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Weeks June 15-19 June 22-26 June 29-July 2 July 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31 July 29- Aug-2 Aug 3-7
Gr. 4-6      Location:   Vieja Valley School (VV)        Star * next to camp name indicate they are new this year.
Creative Works                  
Art Expedition I                  
Art Potpourri II                
EXTREME Art                
Fantastic Beasts                
All Things Magical (Harry Potter)                
*Great Masters of the World                
*Manga Maker                
*Couturier: Artist or Engineer                
Special Effects                
Stop Motion Movie Making                  
Culinary Arts/Food Science                  
Foodie Camp                  
Bakers Delight                  
Programming & Game Design                  
*TinkerCode                  
*My Girl Codes                
*Meet Cue                
*ROBLOX Modding                
RPG Game Maker                  
Video Game Maker w/Fusion              
Minecraft Supreme                
Jr. Minecraft Modding                
Sr. Minecraft Modding                  
 Engineering & Robotics                  
*Imagineering                  
*Deep Space                  
*Robot, Gadget & Gizmo Builder                  
Mechatronics                  
Science                  
Cosmic Adventures                  
*Secret Agent                  
*Future Surgeon                  
*EXTREME Phenomenon                  
Marine Biologist                  
CSI- Forensics                  
Emergency Vet Tech I                  
Advanced Emergency Vet                  

Creative Works (Art, Design, Sewing, Movie Making, Comics)

Art Potpourri – Gr.3-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture! No theme, just great fun creating wonderful pieces of artwork while using a mixture of artist quality materials including clay, watercolor, paint, soft pastels, oil pastels, Art Stix, illustration markers, AquaStics, and more!  Try your hand at Zentangle patterns, printmaking, sewing, and collage to create mixed media and 3D designs. As students work in these different media components, they will culminate in self-discovery and creation of original art projects with a distinctive flair!

*NEW Art Expedition II – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Grab your passport and head out on a bold art adventure! Using clay, watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, oil pastels, sand art, scratch art, foil and metal, wood and paper, we will draw, paint, sculpt, and construct 2D and 3D art projects. Inspired by the cultures of Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Philippines, India, Japan, and Korea, campers create fun and exciting projects that bring together art and history from around the world!

Some examples include: Maori masks, Koi windsock designs, Taiko drummers and Poi/Hula dancer paintings, Origami, sculpture, Batik creations, Gauguin landscape, and lots more.

*NEW Couturier: Artist or Engineer? – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $365 5/day camp ($30 lab fee)

BOTH…sewing is design thinking at its finest! Our young couturiers will learn to translate an idea to a design on paper, sew by hand and on a machine as they convert 2D ideas to 3D projects. As they draft patterns, construct with different fabrics and leather, and learn sewing techniques, campers will also increase their math, spatial cognition, and engineering skills. Using hand-sewing techniques and various sewing machine stitches, campers create custom projects throughout the week: beanie, tunic, costume, house shoes, Chef’s Apron, tote bag, oven mitt, zipper bag, pillow with applique and more! Sewing machines, fabric, and all sewing tools are provided. Our young couturiers will take home their fashion creations and their sewing kit! Maximum of 10 students per camp.

Great Masters of the World! – Gr. 2-5 
Cost: $345/5 day camp          

Design, draw, build, paint, construct, engineer and sculpt as you explore the great artists, designers and architects of the world while creating your own distinctive flair! Travel throughout time as you experiment with thick paints like Van Gogh, go wild with clay a la Pablo Picasso, design 3D Nevelson sculptures, experience first-hand the challenge of doing Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings, discover the playful art of Matisse, and create the amazing works of Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe. Learn design engineering skills to build architect Julia Morgan’s Hearst castle and imaginative fairground rides, construct a prototype flying machine like Leonardo da Vinci, create 3D abstract architectural designs, and fashion rescue bots via Robin Murphy. This camp offers hands-on projects while combining art, architecture and engineering!

Fantastic Beasts of the Mythical World – Gr. 4-8
Cost $345/5 day camp

Grab your suitcase, catch the train, and join the hunt to find the fantastic beasts who await your arrival! Explore our guide to Mythical Creatures and learn where to find them. In this special wizard camp away from the muggles of the world, you will design your own suitcase, construct a Bowtruckle, paint an Occamy egg and Merpeople, draw a Phoenix and Doxy, sew a loveable Niffler, make a Deathly Hallows necklace, sculpt the wild Erumpent, and invent your own incredible creature! Throughout the week, take notes, create a map and draw sketches in your special journal. When our travels come to an end, take home your suitcase of beasts and note-worthy journal.

All Things (Harry Potter) Magical & Mystical – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Let your imagination run wild! From hippogriffs, dragons, house elves, basilisk, and owls, to sorting hats, dementors, potions, spells…and all things magical, come join us for the time of your life! Search for Horcruxes throughout the week, team up for our Harry Potter Trivia Game, and design a broom. Paint Hogwarts castle, sculpt Dobby or Kreacher house elf, draw mythical creatures, make a Marauder’s map, brew up Butter Beer, create your own wand and Death Eater’s mask, patronus, chocolate frogs, and lots, lots more! Bring your favorite HP book(s) to camp to freshen up on spells, characters, and discuss analogies to the muggle world today. So much magic to do!

EXTREME Art! – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp          

Take art to a new level! Whether you are an accomplished young artist or someone who thinks they can’t do any art, we promise you are in for a hands-on 3D fun experience with wood burning, tie-dyeing, drawing, printmaking, weaving, sewing, and clay sculpting that is truly EXTREME! Use charcoal to draw on aqua-board creating unique mixed media designs. Learn to use a special pyrography (wood burning) tool to “draw” designs, patterns and texture into wood and dried gourds. The ancient Greeks called it “writing with fire”. After the design is burned in, shading and coloring can be added. Discover the art of printmaking, how to carve linoleum blocks into stamps, create a masterpiece using natural items, and a collagraph abstract print. Dye fibers using natural indigo and tie-die your camp t-shirt to the EXTREME! Design and sew your own creature and sculpt 3D projects with clay. Create faux vase using a heat embossing tool and weave your own tapestry with card or hand looms from simple to complex. So much to experience…too little time!

Special Effects – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Campers learn the science behind Hollywood’s special effects and movie making. Learn various special effects make-up techniques working with the same materials used by professional make-up artists. These will simulate cuts, bruises, artificial blood, and old age. Activities will demonstrate concepts related to light, sound, perception, illusion, theatrical make-up and model building. One of the great features of this camp is that all campers will create (and take home!) a movie using techniques in Claymation and Stop-Motion Animation. Lessons include plot development, storyboarding, set building, filming, and sound effects. Is there a future movie director living in your house? This is a camp your child won’t want to miss! They will take home their very own special effects kit!

A flash drive will be provided to take your project home!

Stop Motion – Gr. 2-5
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Stop motion animation is an incredibly fun, hands-on way for kids to make amazing films and is a filming technique in which objects (such as clay models) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move. The process of creating an animation includes research, script writing, voice acting, storyboarding, model making and painting. It gives children the opportunity to use their skills to be part of the storytelling process. Campers use a variety of materials and objects for their models such as clay, LEGO, Playmobile, and Minecraft figures and other everyday characters and materials.

In this camp young filmmakers will learn the science of film and animation. Using ZU3D software and webcams, we provide campers with storyboard techniques, script writing, set design ideas, character development, film angles, lighting, special effects, and methods to add titles and rolling credits. Campers learn to create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc and exploring narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments. They will also learn how to use armature-based figures and are encouraged to bring their own mini props from home. If you are living with the next Stephen Spielberg, your young director won’t want to miss this camp!

A flash drive will be provided to take your movie home!

Manga Maker Comics – Gr. 5-8
Cost $345  5/day camp8

Make your own high-quality comics and manga using ComiPo manga software!  Campers can easily create their own unique stories and situations using the library of 3D character models! Throughout the week, you will also learn real world Manga drawing techniques and look at examples of Japanese manga. Create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc with a beginning, middle, and end. Explore narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments. Once you have learned the basics, you will have the opportunity to expand your creativity level and teamwork skills by developing a group comic series. With over 100 unique body poses and facial expressions to choose from, along with many background images, items, sound effects, word balloons… you have everything needed to make a visually impressive and professional looking comic come to life. You will learn about:

  • Developing a story line
  • Drawing manga characters
  • Posing 3D character models and camera angles
  • Creating Background Images
  • Using Comic Marks and Sound Effects
  • Customizing Your 3D Character
  • Working as a team to develop ideas and create a group comic to address world issues such as environment, social justice, etc.

Culinary Arts & Food Science

*NEW Foodie Camp  – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $390 ($345/5 day camp plus $45 Lab Fee)

Are you a food lover, someone who is interested in food adventures, making dishes from scratch and using organic ingredients from local farms? Then prepare for the unusual, Foodie Camp is the perfect experience for any kid who loves to eat, wants to try different foods, and discover essential cooking techniques! Our “foodie” recipes teach aspiring young chefs to follow a recipe, cook, bake, sauté, stir-fry, make baguettes, soufflés, crepes, and decadent desserts, create a classic French roux for many uses, and discover vegetables they did not know they liked! For extra fun, campers will learn the art of pickling and preserving, what to do with lots of lemons, the intricacies of how “chocolate” is made, and how to “churn” butter. Using local organic ingredients, we will make healthy entrees, vegetable & salad dishes, and lower sugar desserts from scratch. Throughout the week, campers will sip freshly made ginger root tea as they discover the art of cooking, learn kitchen safety and clean-up skills. Campers take home their recipe cards. On the last day of camp, parents come to eat goodies prepared just for them! Older and younger students are placed in respective age groups.

Bakers Delight – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $380/5 day camp 
($345/5 day camp plus $35 Lab Fee)

The best smell is bread, the best savor is salt, the best ingredients are fresh! What better way to celebrate summer than to bake wonderful goodies from scratch using fresh ingredients! From traditional dinner rolls to protein packed savory cottage cheese dill bread, whole wheat cinnamon rolls, and sweet potato biscuits, your child will learn the simplicity of making fresh bread. Add to that, savory empanadas and quiche muffins, fruit scones, turnovers, popovers, and cupcakes. Next we discover how to create basic white and yellow cake, make flaky pie crusts, and last but not least decadent fudge brownies! Is there more, you say? Oh yes, we will sip fresh ginger root tea as we finish the week off baking summertime fruit cobbler! Throughout the week, campers discover the art of baking and learn kitchen safety and clean-up skills. Your child will go home with their recipes planning to be the next great baking chef! On the last day of camp, parents come to eat goodies prepared just for them! Older and younger students are placed in age respective groups.

Engineering, Robotics & Technology

*NEW Imagineering- Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Entry-level. What is Imagineering? Designing, tinkering, building, programming and IMAGINING what could be! With DIY design projects and creative construction materials like LegoWeDo2™ and KEVA, this camp encourages girls and boys to design creative solutions to hands-on challenges, reimage how things work, build and construct 3D models, learn coding, and apply real-world concepts in art, physics, engineering and architecture.

Campers will: craft with lights, fabric and wire, take a part a toy and reimagine it, design a rover for animal rescue missions, invent a hazard alarm or machine to clean up the plastic debris in the ocean, challenge bots to a Sumo wrestle,erect sculptures, buildings and bridges, build a Batmobile Tumbler and discover conductivity & circuitry with MaKey MaKey.

There is no limit to the innovative ideas and solutions that kids can generate…design thinking at its finest! Join us on Parent Day to discover what campers have Imagineered!

*NEW Robot, Gadget & Gizmo Builder – Gr. 4-7
Cost: $365/5 day camp (includes $30 lab fee)

In this camp, boys and girls will learn the concepts of robot and mechanical design technology through robot building and assembly, soldering circuits, and constructing gadgets and gizmos. The skills learned such as crafting, wiring, mechanical assembly, soldering, and problem solving will allow campers to go on to more sophisticated robot creation.

Campers will:

  • Construct the loveable KIKO.893, an infrared sensor detecting, obstacle exploring robot and learn the mechanics of how it moves. KIKO.893 has two pre-programmed modes (Follow-me and Explore) and scans its surroundings by using AI (artificial intelligence), I/R (infrared sensor), and six legs which allow it to turn 360 degrees and seamlessly complete obstacles. It loyally follows any object that approaches it and won’t stop until switched back into explore mode! Kiko.893 goes home with each camper as their BFF! On Friday, campers will display and present their robots at Family Open House.
  • Create WEARABLES with fashion soft circuits and wire welding
  • Learn to solder the LED Robot Blinker
  • Design independent electronic projects with Cubelets and “lil Bits

Both KIKO.893 and WEARABLES go home with campers.

*NEW Deep Space Explorers – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Camp Deep Space takes campers to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. As aerospace engineers, campers will use LEGO®MINDSTORMS, TERRAFORMERS software and curriculum, along with videos and animations, to go on missions, program LEGO®NXT bots, tackle building challenges, learn about materials engineering and hone their robotic and project planning skills. Campers will design space gloves to protect against three space hazards: cold temperatures, impact, and dangerous dust. As an extra bonus, campers construct and launch two of their very own Estes Rockets. We are on our way to the final frontier! 

TERRAFORMERS Curriculum is developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Academy.

Mechantronics – Gr. 5-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Using Lego Mindstorms EV3, design, create, build, tinker, test, and refine a variety of robots, machines and engineering projects. Campers build and program robots designed to perform endless challenges such as a Self-Driving Car, Sound Machine, Spirograph, Catapult, SumoBots, and other challenges. Learn the basics of design and engineering concepts while constructing mazes, soccer games, and other fun projects. Campers will also construct and take home the Super Solar Recycler Tin Can Robot. Throughout the week, they progress through a set of challenges and projects that fully integrate science, technology, engineering, and programming, while prompting creative problem solving, communication, and teamwork. They learn to program and code sequences, loops, parallelism, events, conditionals, operators, data, all important concepts in computer science. So much creative, analytical, and mind-bending fun!

Game Design & Programming

*NEW TinkerCode – Gr. 4-6
Cost $345 5/day camp

This is the camp for girls and boys who are interested in developing or expanding coding skills. Campers will create games, animate stories, draw designs, construct mazes and puzzles, and invent cool programs. Utilizing both JavaScript and Python software, this camp will teach both drag-and-drop and text-based programming. For real-world applications, campers will design and build a Candybot with customized mask cover and automated candy dispenser; and, will join the Space Lab rescue operation of the Hubble Space Telescope as they assemble a robot and develop programming to fix the malfunction in the positioning system of the Solar Panels! Come learn about the exciting world of programming, start at your level and progress forward!

*NEW Meet Cue: Applied Robotics – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Campers will meet Cue (Dash and Dot’s older sibling) and be introduced to the Design Thinking Process of engineering. With four unique personality Avatars, Cue is a comedian trapped inside a robot’s body. Cue can chat with campers about books or tell them jokes and has a vocabulary of over 170,000 words and 30,000 text responses. Campers will delve deeper into coding by using both block-based and JavaScript code to design tasks and games for Cue to complete. They will generate ideas, create prototypes, test solutions and improve their designs for a variety of exciting gaming and innovation projects using sequences, events, loops, variables, functions, conditionals and arrays, and complete in-app challenges and adventures along the way. Cue enables campers to transition from block-based code to state-machine and text-based programming.

*NEW My Girl Codes – Gr. 5-8
Cost $345 5/day camp

In this special camp, we use a video coding platform aimed primarily at teen girls who want to learn how to code. Using JavaScript, girls learn coding as they produce videos and motion graphics. As they work, students see a thumbnail of the video and code behind it side-by-side. As they make changes to the code, they can see the effect in the thumbnail. Once done, video projects can be shared in the online community or via social media.  Girls will also be introduced to Python and other coding programs.

*NEW ROBLOX Game Design & Modding – Gr. 4-8
Cost $345 5/day camp

Become a coding Ninja! Learn to make your own Roblox games first using drag and drop programming. Then campers learn to write real Lua code to create more advanced games and 3D worlds. Publish, share and play online with friends and the world on any platform from console to mobile. Coding for curious minds!

RPG Game Maker – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $335/5 day camp

Our RPG Maker camp shows campers how to create their very own epic role-playing game in the classic 2D game style like Zelda, Pokemon, Final Fanasy, and Dragon Quest! Create your fantasy adventure with playable zones and maps, develop characters with interactions and dialogue to fill your world, create allies and implement enemy encounters…all to achieve your ultimate quest! RPG Maker focuses on developing a story and creative worlds instead of mechanics and game physics, so that campers jump into creating their adventure immediately. Campers learn what RPG is, the history of RPG, all the basics, the character, and all aspects of the game. Make your role-playing games come to life! We use RPG Maker VXAce which features:

  •  A drag-drop interface
  • Library of characters
  • Tile-based environments
  • Enhanced map editor
  • Built-in character generator with custom sprites and faces
  • Custom items and weapons
  • Full inventory of weapons and armor

Once you have finished your world you can export your game to a portable EXE file that can be played on any Windows system. You can share it with your friends, your family, or even the Internet.

Video Game Maker with Multimedia Fusion – Gr. 3-6
Cost: $335/5 day camp

This is the camp to take for those that want their creativity to run wild and create a video game that others want to play. Terrific Scientific uses Fusion 2.5 from Clickteam to teach campers how to build two-dimensional video games. This software provides an easy-to-use game-authoring environment that allows campers to create many types of computer games, screen savers, and other applications. Campers will get started with a Space Shooter Game where they learn how to create moving backgrounds, add scores and lives, design instructions and titles, create waves of enemies, and transition screens. Later in the week, campers will learn how to create Maze and Platform Games.

Minecraft Supreme – Gr. 3-6
Cost: $345 /5 day camp; $276 /4 day camp

This camp is for both the novice and experienced camper who have been playing Minecraft.
Minecraft™ has taken the world by storm with its block-building, digital game design that allows players to build, explore, create, collaborate, and even survive. With no set rules, you can build anything you can possibly imagine. During this week’s adventure, campers will learn different modes of playing. They will use cool mods as they escape monsters, build amazing structures, create maps, mine the world under their feet, climb the tallest mountains, and utilize robotic “turtles” to manipulate the vast world around them. They will learn real coding techniques to program their turtles to accomplish tasks while working as a team with other campers to unleash their creativity! Campers take on the real-world jobs of programmer, game designer, artist, and architect.

NO Minecraft account is needed for THIS CAMP as we have licenses ready for in class use. 

HOWEVER, campers may use their own Minecraft account if they bring their login credentials with them. Otherwise we will provide Minecraft accounts for in-class use. To purchase your own Minecraft™ account use this link: minecraft.net/store  Purchase a JAVA edition for desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95.

Jr. Minecraft Modding – Gr. 3-6
Cost $345/5 day
camp

This camp can be taken repeatedly! Kids NEVER reach the end of modding projects .
Required
: Experienced with Minecraft and interested in programming.
Did you know that MinecraftTM was built using JavaTM code? In this camp, campers will build their own Minecraft servers in Java.  If your camper aspires to be the greatest Minecraft warrior of all time, this camp is for them.  While building a variety of “games within the game” using a code editor that supports both drag-and-drop and text based programming in a single environment, campers will learn valuable real world programming skills.  This camp is a brilliant way for kids to explore their creativity through real computing and have a blast sharing their mods with their friends in and out of camp! When this camp is taken repeatedly, kids are challenged to progress from drag-and-drop to text based programming, gradually stripping away the graphical support in phases to reveal and use the raw code underneath, using a trial-and-error approach.

NO Minecraft or Modding accounts are needed for THIS CAMP as we have licenses ready for in class use. 

HOWEVER, campers may use their own Minecraft account if they bring their login credentials with them. Otherwise we will provide Minecraft and Modding accounts for in-class use. To purchase your own Minecraft™ account use this link: minecraft.net/store  Purchase a JAVA edition for desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95.

Sr. Minecraft Modding – Gr. 5-8
Cost $345 5/day camp

This camp can be taken repeatedly! Kids NEVER reach the end of modding projects. Requirement: Experienced with Minecraft and interested in coding. Programming is power!  Get a head start in life by developing invaluable coding skills with Minecraft.  Our camp will teach you to use JavaTM code to control your own MinecraftTM server, build mods and design your own ‘games within the game’.  This camp provides a foundation in fundamental concepts like algorithms, data types, variables and loops.  Coders become digital creators with real world skills that are transferable to the next phase of their programming development.  They will learn to apply raw code using a trial and error approach with graphical support when needed, an approach which is central to STEM subjects.  The unique code editor allows campers to learn at their own pace while participating in a group setting. Campers can share their mods with their friends in and out of camp! When this camp is taken multiple times, campers pick up where they left off and are challenged to write more complex code and build more mods.

NO Minecraft or Modding accounts are needed for THIS CAMP as we have licenses ready for in class use. 

HOWEVER, campers may use their own Minecraft account if they bring their login credentials with them. Otherwise we will provide Minecraft and Modding accounts for in-class use. To purchase your own Minecraft™ account use this link: minecraft.net/store  Purchase a JAVA edition for desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95.

Science

Cosmic Adventures – Gr. 1- 4
Cost $345/5 day camp

Do you have a young astronomer in your family? Join us as we race across the Milky Way with twenty hands-on projects and a virtual planetarium game to explore the universe. Experiment with screaming balloon rockets, build a constellation Geoboard, construct a telescope, learn about white holes and black holes, and launch an airburst rocket! Using computer simulation, discover how planets look, how solar systems are balanced and easily disturbed, try out different planet sizes and examine the effects of gravity. What happens if you make two galaxies collide or if your asteroid crashes into Earth? Model our solar system and create a glow in the dark Saturn, use solar glasses, build a sun dial and design a UV bracelet! Campers learn about astronomy: stars, planets, galaxies, and about astrophysics: how all these heavenly bodies work. We will even introduce you to apps for stargazing on an iPad or phone! Combining technology and fun activities, your child will be talking about this camp for a long time!

Secret Agent – Gr. 2-4
Cost $345/5 day camp

Everybody loves a good mystery. Mysteries can take us out of ourselves and lead us to explore the far reaches of our imagination. But mysteries don’t just happen in books or movies, “Who Dunnit” investigations happen in real life as well. Our young detectives will collect evidence and facts to find the culprit of a devious plot. Through hands-on projects, we will learn about forensic science and how detectives and forensic scientists use science and critical thinking to do their job. We will search for clues, collect and analyze evidence, draw reasonable conclusions and leave no stone unturned! In no time at all, you will be thinking like a detective.

Sample Projects include: spy decoder and missions, maze obstacle course, footprints, invisible ink, DNA, special agent badges and disguises, fingerprinting, and lots more!

EXTREME Phenomenon – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/ 5 day camp

Join us in our quest as we track down the wild natural phenomena that occurs in our world: avalanches, earthquakes, torrential rains, volcanos and tsunamis! Discover how avalanche engineering in Peru and earthquake engineering in Haiti help solve potential disasters through hands-on engineering design challenges based on real events. Create a model mountain and avalanche protection system, construct a working seismograph and earthquake proof structures, build and erupt a model volcano, design a tornado, test wind force, motion, and pressure, and lots more. In this camp you will learn about these remarkable events, how they happen, and the science and engineering that helps prevent disasters.

*NEW Future Surgeon – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/ 5 day camp

Campers learn about the life of surgeons, how operations are performed, and are exposed to important life saving techniques of first aid. Numerous hands-on projects include using medical instruments, triage and diagnosis, and how to give a shot. We will learn about surgical procedures, investigate the structures, physiology and variations of the human body, examine causes and treatment of disease, heart surgery and emergency medicine, review herbal medicine and healthy choices for food/ lifestyle.

Projects include:  Sheep heart dissection, setting broken bones, designing a knee brace, suturing a wound, building a lung model, learning first aid techniques and splinting, discovering bacteria, and examining pathology slides under a microscope.

Each camper will receive a stethoscope, dissection kit, first aid supplies and take their “Medical Boards” at the end of the week to receive their certificate.

Marine Biologist – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Dive into our hands-on ocean adventure as we explore the many facets of marine biology and oceanography! Discover the cleverness of an octopus, study the lovable manatee, learn to eat like a whale, build a submarine, make ‘fish prints’, and examine tiny life under the microscope. On this special voyage, we will make maps and discover the secrets of early sea travelers (pirates) and treasures of the sea!  We will learn which marine life live in the five Biomes of the ocean, how animals migrate, and the role of sea turtles in maintaining the health of the ocean. As we journey on, we will race a squid, learn about waves and tides, clean an oil spill, and inspect gyres (plastic waste) in the open sea. Before we return to land, we will discover how otters eat clams, why penguins wear those little tuxedos, and the endless uses of seaweed! Don’t miss this great adventure!

CSI- Forensics – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Our CSI Campers will solve crimes that would unravel any student and they only have 5 days to do it! Using several different cases, they will process mock crime scenes using “real world” techniques and equipment, and analyze evidence used in the forensic laboratory.  Campers projects include: DNA tests, finger prints and lip prints, blood typing, microscopy, hair and fiber analysis, chromatography and handwriting analysis.

Campers will use composite facial reconstruction software, as well as test out crime scene search patterns, and learn how teeth impart critical information for investigators. Our young investigators will discover, Frances Glessner Lee, known as “mother of forensic science”, who created composite crime scene models or dollhouses on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale to train law enforcement officials in forensic science. Campers will study their own miniature crime scene dollhouse as they learn to observe, classify, analyze, predict and draw conclusions based on the evidence they find to solve the crime.  

Emergency Vet Tech – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Does your child LOVE animals?  Does he or she dream of becoming a veterinarian?  Sign them up!  This camp will give campers the inside scoop on the exciting world of Veterinary Medicine. Hands-on projects and lessons will give campers the opportunity to learn what veterinary medicine is all about.  Campers will participate in a health exam and observe teeth brushing of a dog, learn what vets love most about their career and what it takes to succeed! Each camper will receive their very own veterinarian kit! Campers will also be involved in three dissection activities: Frog, Owl Pellet, and Crayfish.

Sample Topics: 
Animal Behavior; Cancer research in animals; Learning Clinical Procedures; Preparation for a Career in Veterinary Medicine; First aid and Dentistry care; Diseases and Parasites.

Advanced Emergency Vet Tech – Gr. 5-8
Cost $345   5/day camp

In this camp, your young Veterinarian will delve further into animal diseases and emergency conditions, perform a mammal heart dissection, investigate animal dentistry and skin conditions, learn how to give an injection to an orange, recognize stress and pain in animals, and perform a rat dissection and neutering procedure.

Campers will practice suturing on a suture glove, examine abnormal blood slides under a microscope, discover what causes a horse to “founder” or an animal to “bloat”, learn about parasites, and understand the types of broken bones and how to set them. This camp takes Veterinary Medicine to the next level!

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