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

2018 Summer STEAM Camps – Grades 4-6


Registrations are for ENTERING 4th-6th graders.

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Camp Locations:

  • Vieja Valley School, 434 Nogal Drive, Santa Barbara.
  • Art Explorers Studio, 5370 Hollister Ave, Ste. 2, Santa Barbara (Patterson exit off 101)

Hours of Camp: 9:00am-3:30. Before & after care available. No aftercare on Fridays.

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.

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Choose from 31 Different Camps Below in Science, Art, Engineering, Robotics, Movie Making, Programming & Game Design!

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Gr. 4-6      Locations:   Vieja Valley School (VV) and Art Explorers Studio (AES)
Animals on the Wild Side VV
Spectacular Superheroes  VV
Pirates of the Caribbean VV VV
Art Potpourri  VV VV
Great Masters VV VV
Fantastic Beasts  VV  VV
Star Wars Galactic  VV VV
All Things Magical (Harry Potter) VV
Sew for Fun AES AES
Culinary Arts/Food Science
Sous Chef VV VV  VV
Bakers Delight VV VV VV
Game Design
Minecraft Supreme  VV  VV  VV VV
Jr. Minecraft Modding VV  VV  VV
RPG Game Maker VV  VV  VV
Video Game Maker  VV VV
Programming with Scratch VV  VV
Programming with Dash & Dot VV  VV
Programming with Alice VV VV  VV
 Engineering & Tech
Deep Space VV VV
Masters Engineer/Tech  VV VV
Space Engineer  VV   VV
Robot Mechanic AES  VV
Experience the Cosmos VV  VV
CSI- Forensic Scientist VV  VV
Young Marine Biologist
Emergency Vet Tech I  VV
Advanced Emergency Vet VV VV
Emergency Medicine VV
Can You Dig It  VV  VV
Special Effects & Movie Making
Pokemon Stop Motion  VV VV  VV
Special Effects  VV VV  VV


Animals on the Wild Side – Gr. 1-6
Cost: $310/5 day camp

Expect this camp to be a roaring good time! Our outrageous art activities include whacky birds, creepy crawlers, a super hero panda, a mouse that paints, a horse that flies, jungle dwellers, fiery dragons, dinosaurs, and funky art creatures that are bound to please our creative minded campers. Walk…on the wild side as we draw, paint, sew, and sculpt with clay using artist quality media throughout the week!

Art Potpourri – Gr.1-6
Cost: $310/5 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  Great Masters – Gr. 4-8
Cost $310/5 day camp

Design, draw, build, construct, paint and sculpt as you explore the great artists and engineers 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 installations, experience first-hand the challenge of doing Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings, discover the playful work of Matisse, and create self-portraits like Frida Kahlo. Learn design engineering skills to build a castle like architect Julia Morgan’s Hearst castle, construct a prototype flying machine like Leonardo da Vinci and the Wright Brothers, and fashion rescue bots via Robin Murphy. This camp offers, hands-on imaginative projects while combining art and engineering!

*NEW Spectacular Superheroes – Gr. 3-8
Cost $310/5 day camp

It’s a bird! it’s a plane! It’s an artist?! Do you have a love of superheroes and comic books? Do you imagine what it’s like to be in an Ironman suit, flying through Metropolis like Superman, or using the Lasso of Truth like Wonder Women? With this camp, we combine all of your favorite heroes (and villains!) into a week full of drawing, painting, sculpting, and more! Make a diorama of the Bat Cave, construct a glove with claws like Wolverine, paint a mask to keep your identity a secret, create magic weaponry, and even learn how to pencil and ink like professional comic book artists! Whether you’re an amazing avenger or an uncanny mutant, this camp is sure to be a lot of fun.

*NEW Pirate Adventures – Gr. 1-6
Cost $310/5 day camp  

Ahoy Matey! So, ye Lads and Lassies want t’ be like a pirate aye? Well then…sign ‘er up quick! We will spend the week training our young sprogs in the way of piracy, painting, drawing, carving, map making, sculpting clay, and learning pirate lingo. Each day pirates follow complex treasure hunts and find long lost treasure chests. Through the course of the week young pirates can be found playing pirate games, singing sea shanties or telling tales of the high sea. Shiver me timbers…we have an exciting week! Our counselors shed their landlubber stories and don “Captain Names” during the week. Come get yer swagger on an’ share some o’ yer favorite piratical ramblin’s with yer mates!

Fantastic Beasts of the Mythical World – Gr. 4-8
Cost $310/5 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: $310/5 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, design a broom, and play the wizarding sport of Quidditch. 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: $310/5 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!

Star Wars Galactic – Gr. 2-6
Cost $310/5 day camp

Join us for a Star Wars adventure! Let your imagination run wild as you create a model of BB-8, sculpt a wise Yoda, design an R2-D2 tote bag, and build a light saber. Team up to play our Star Wars Trivia Game, Zentangle the legendary Darth Vader, create your own space creatures, make alien slime, construct a Death Star, and even join the Rebellion effort with new Rogue One projects such as painting AT-ACT combat walkers and drawing K-2SO the galactic empire security droid. Come dressed as your favorite character on the last day of camp! So many projects and so much fun in only 1 week!

Sew For Fun! Gr. 3-6
Cost: $340 5/day camp

Campers will learn to translate an idea to a design on paper, sew by hand and on a machine under carefully managed sewing machine time. They will learn basic pattern making skills, safety skills and how to create patterns for their designs.  Once patterns are made campers will construct their designs using hand-sewing techniques and simple sewing machine stitches (straight and zig-zag). At the end of the week they will create a custom project from start to finish.  Examples of projects include: plush toy, tote bag, house shoes, apron, play cape and mask, pillowcase, and more! Sewing machines, fabric, and all sewing tools are provided. Students will take home their own personal sewing kit. Maximum of 8 students per camp.

Culinary Arts & Food Science

Sous Chef  – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $350/5 day camp

Does your camper enjoy watching “Chopped” or “Iron Chef?” on T.V? Using recipes from around the world, Sous Chef is a perfect adventure for any child who loves to eat and wants to learn to cook! Activities and cooking experiments allow aspiring chefs to explore the science behind cooking and try different foods, while learning cooking basics, safety techniques, and healthy eating. Chefs will bake, prep food, follow a recipe, stir-fry, sauté, use a slow cooker and griddle, discover changes in food properties, and learn how to use the tools of the trade. This is a course for beginning “Chefs”, and will include a variety of healthy entrees with chicken or beef, salads, vegetarian dishes, breads, and low sugar desserts! Campers will take home a cookbook and recipes.

Bakers Delight – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp

The best smell is bread, the best savor is salt, the best ingredients are local! What better way to celebrate our community and 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 quiche muffins, blueberry scones and red velvet cupcakes colored with beet juice make a bakers dream for gifting and eating! Your camper will learn about shopping for fresh ingredients, how food is grown and why buying local helps our environment. Next we discover how to create basic white and yellow cake, along with healthy carrot cake and decadent fudge brownies. Is there more, you say? Oh yes, we finish the week off baking summertime fruit pies! Your child will go home with all their recipes planning to be the next great baking chef! Older and younger students are placed in age respective groups.

Digital Game Design

RPG Game Maker – Gr. 4-9
Cost: $305/5 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.

Minecraft Supreme – Gr. 3-6
Cost: $305/5 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 use. Just come and learn the basics, as well as advanced techniques and new strategies of this great game!

Jr. Minecraft Modding – Gr. 4-6
Cost $310/5 day

This camp can be taken repeatedly! Kids NEVER reach the end of modding projects .
: 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.

All campers ARE REQUIRED to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at On the first day, campers must bring their login credentials for Minecraft to ensure a streamlined learning experience.

Video Game Maker with Multimedia Fusion – Gr. 3-7
Cost: $305/5 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.

Engineering, Robotics, Technology

Deep Space Explorers – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $325/5 day camp

Camp Deep Space takes campers to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS, TERRAFORMERS software and curriculum developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Academy, along with videos and animations, campers build and learn programming, tackle building challenges, and hone their robotic and project planning skills. Campers construct and take home KIKO.893, the infrared sensor detecting, obstacle exploring robot that has spent life traveling the galaxies and surveying uninhabitable regions. KIKO.893 has two 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 and complete obstacles. Now that KIKO.893 has found life on earth, it loyally follows any object that approaches it, and won’t stop until switched back into explore mode!
As an extra bonus, campers construct and launch two of their very own Estest Rockets. We are on our way to the final frontier!

Space Engineer – Gr. 1-4
Cost: $315/5 day camp

Using LEGO® bricks, campers will design and build structures and space vehicles for living on far away planets. Space Engineer includes instruction on the Earth, Moon, stars, and planets as well as the scientific topics of force, friction, simple machines, and gravity. Projects include: a rotating satellite, space buggy, a stunning spaceship, terrestrial homes that can withstand alien atmospheres and a host of other exciting projects. To navigate the planets, campers will build their own robot, Captain Roam-E-O who loves to explore and is an all-terrain solar vehicle, equipped with 6-wheel mechanical suspension and 4-wheel drive system. Campers will join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to learn about propulsion, friction and more. Campers will build and launch two Estes Rockets as they learn about the physics of Space Travel. CAPTAIN ROAM-E-O with its planetary gear transmission system and adjustable robotic arms gets to go home with each camper for lots more fun. This is a camp your child won’t want to miss!

Robot Mechanic – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $345/5 day camp

Have you ever wondered how droids from Star Wars or Transformers actually work? In this camp, you will learn about the science of robotics, and discoveries and advances in robot technology.

This year, Terrific Scientific, will feature our Robotic Edge Arm and the Kingii Dragon Robot. In addition to building these projects, campers will learn how to solder with our LED Robot Blinker. The skills learned such as wiring, gear building, mechanical assembly, and soldering will allow campers to go on to more sophisticated robot creation. All 3 projects will be taken home.

Campers will learn the mechanics of how the Robotic Edge Arm works and the circuitry needed to make it move. The Robotic Arm Edge has a gripper that can open and close, wrist and elbow rotation, base motion and vertical /horizontal reach and lifting capacity; and includes search light design and safety gear indicator.  The Kingii Dragon Robot, has an infrared sensor that is programmed to “escape”
or “follow-me”. When the infrared sensor is activated in the “escape” mode the robot will automatically act “shocked!”, spreading its frill, dropping its jaw, illuminates its bicolor LED eyes and will scurry away until it escapes to a safe distance. If the infrared sensor is in “follow-me” mode, the dragon robot will assess danger by bluffing the attacker (unfurling and shaking its frill). When the robot does not sense danger it might approach you like a pet lizard! Whimsically kooky and fun to build!

Masters of Engineering Tech – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $325/5 day camp

Using the engineering design process, campers will design, create, build, tinker, test, and refine a variety of robots, machines and engineering projects. With Lego Mindstorms EV3, campers build and program robots designed to perform challenges such as SumoBots, Catapult Challenge, and Drawing Bot. Learn the basics of magnetic levitation technology, re-newable energy technology, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing mazes, egg-drop vehicles, and building a Magnetic Levitation Train to take home at the end of camp. Electromagnet, propulsion magnets and levitation magnets are used to create propulsion. These scientifically placed magnetic strips are built in the side of guide-way (included) to allow the train to hover stably and run smoothly at high speeds. Throughout the week, campers work as scientists and engineers as they progress through a set of challenges and projects that fully integrate science, technology, engineering, and math concepts, while prompting creative problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Some much creative, analytical, and mind-bending fun!

Movie Making & Special Effects

Special Effects – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $325/5 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!

Please have your moviemaker bring a 4G Flash Drive to camp to save their movie.

Pokémon & Stop Motion II – Gr. 2-6  (All New Projects!)
Cost $310/5 day camp

Welcome Trainers! Do you love the world of Pokémon and animation? Learn to draw, paint, and create your favorite Pokémon characters, sculpt them to life from clay, and even sew an adorable plushie! During the week, you will also make your own Pokémon film, combining art & technology for aspiring artists and movie makers. Stop motion animation using ZU3D software is an incredibly fun, hands-on way to make amazing films, using clay and armature-based figures, Pokémon mini-characters and other everyday materials. 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. For extra fun, we encourage you to bring your own Pokémon cards and battle with other trainers at break or lunch times. This camp is updated with the latest Pokémon from the Alola region. With all new projects, new characters, and new fun in store, this camp is perfect for all Pokémon masters!

Requirements: Bring 4g flash drive to camp to take your movie home!


Programming with Scratch – Gr. 3-6
Cost: $305/5 day camp

Campers will be using Scratch, a software program from MIT. The program was designed for children, and teaches them the basics of programing as they create animated stories, video games, and interactive artwork. Using colorful programming blocks, campers drag and “snap” together the blocks to make a character (sprite) walk, speak, play music, or interact with other sprites. Since computer programming is considered the new literacy, young people now have an opportunity to put together multimedia programs without any previous programming knowledge. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Programming with Dash & Dot – Gr. 1-4
Cost $305/ 5 day camp

Experience a whole different way of programming robots using “Dash & Dot”. These adorable bots will dance, talk, move through an obstacle course, learn sequences, and more as they follow the programs that you create for them. Using 5 different apps, games with animation and stories, in-app puzzles, and Scratch Jr., campers learn block based coding and tackle a series of fun, real world challenges that develop their ability to solve problems and understand how programming works. Each day includes non-screen based activities such as building and constructing models, learning about circuitry, and creating one’s own drawing bot. Programming is thought to be the next language that all campers need to learn and we make it fun!

Programming with Alice – Gr. 4-9
Cost: $305/5 day camp

Alice is an exciting, educational, and block-based software from Carnegie Mellon Institute intended to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. With a rich gallery of 3D characters and scenery, including a full Sims ™ character builder, students learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated stories, movies, simple games, and even virtual pets. These 3-D objects populate a virtual world and students animate the objects and program interactions between characters and their world learning the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation. As they gain skills, the programming becomes more complex. Alice is designed to teach logical and computational thinking skills and fundamental principles of programming.


Emergency Medicine – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $310/ 5 day camp

Campers will learn about important life saving techniques including first aid and CPR. They will learn about bacteria and disease, participate in numerous hands-on projects including using medical instruments, triage and diagnosis, and how to give a shot. We explore the structures and physiology of the amazing human body and learn what an EMT does when treating a patient. Activities and experiments explore emergency medicine background, vital signs, anatomy, field medicine and medical science.

CSI- Forensics – Gr. 4-8
Cost: $310/5 day camp

Our young CSI Campers will solve crimes that would unravel any student and they only have 5 days to do it! They will process mock crime scenes using “real world” techniques and equipment, and analyze evidence used in the forensic laboratory. They will utilize the famous Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths originally built by Frances Glessner Lee in 1940, as a composite crime scene model recreated on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale, used for forensic training. Our CSI camps will illuminate the Nutshells and their place in the history of forensic science as our young investigators will have their own miniature crime scenes to study! They will meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators and K-9 Handlers. ** Please note: we do our best to schedule professionals for this camp, but we are often subject to their busy schedules. Sometimes there are cancellations.
Sample Activities: Crime Scene Analysis, Handwriting Analysis, Entomology Fingerprinting, Microscopy, and DNA Analysis

Emergency Vet Tech – Gr. 4-6
Cost: $310/5 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 meet practitioners in the field and learn what they 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: Sheep Heart, 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. 5-9
Cost $320   5/day camp

Campers take veterinary medicine to the next level! In this camp, your future Veterinarians will learn how to give an injection to an orange, practice suturing on a suture glove, perform a mammal heart dissection, investigate animal dentistry, learn to recognize stress and pain in animals, and perform a rat dissection and neutering procedure. Delve further into animal emergency conditions and diseases, understand the types of broken bones and how to set them, and discover what causes a horse to ”founder” or an animal to “bloat”. Prior participation in Emergency Vet Tech I suggested, but not required.

Experience the Cosmos – Gr. 2-5
Cost $310/5 day camp

Do you have a little rocket scientist 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 sun dial, construct a telescope 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 and design a UV bracelet! Campers learn about astronomy: stars, planets, galaxies, and about astrophysics: how all these heavenly bodies work. Combining technology and fun activities, your child will be talking about this camp for a long time!

Young Marine Biologist – Gr. 2-5
Cost: $310/5 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 (huge amounts of 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!

Can You Dig it? – Gr. 1-4
Cost $310/5 day camp

Have you ever dreamed of discovering a dinosaur bone or fossils in rock? Or perhaps you’d like to be the one to unearth a human artifact of a lost civilization. If so, you would make a good paleontologist or archaeologist. Come dig in the dirt with us and learn the difference! Go on our archaeological dig, open a Geode, find dinosaur bones and fossils, pan for gems & minerals, make sand painted medallions, learn about mummies and Egyptian pyramids, sort and classify arrowheads, shells, and animal tracks. Lots to take home and lots to talk about as you learn the secrets that our earth holds.

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