Teens Gr. 6-8: STEAM CAMPS

2021 Summer CAMPS

CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

 

TWO CAMP LOCATIONS for Grades 6-8:

  • Full-Day Camps- Providence School. Staggered Hours of Camp: 8:30-3:00pm or 9am-3:30pm. Our K-2 camps run from 9am-2pm. Check registration CAREFULLY for the times of the camp you registered for. Providence School is located at 3225 Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara.

  • Half-Day Camps – Art Explorers Studio. Staggered times will be: 8:30-12:30pm; or 1:00-5:00pm.Check registration CAREFULLY for the times of the camp you registered for. Art Explorers Studio is located at 5330 Debbie Rd, SB. directly off Patterson.

Due to COVID, we do not have before-care or after-care for our camps this year to prevent intermingling of groups of campers.

Register for more than one camp at the same time and receive our multi-camp discount of $10 per camp!  Our multi-sibling discount is $10 per sibling. Many campers attend several weeks of camp! Additional lab fees apply to some camps.

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Note: 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 ok.
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See CHART below for 2021 Summer CAMPS. 

All Camp descriptions are below but not offered every year.


 

Choose from 24 Different Camps in Science, Art, Engineering, Robotics, Movie Making, Programming & Game Design!

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2021 Weeks June 14-18 June 21-25 June 28-July 2 July 6-9 July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30
Gr. 6-8:  Location:  Providence  School (PR) and Art Explorers Studio (AE)   
Creative Works              
2D Art & Design         AE    
3D Art & Design AE            
All Things (Harry Potter) Magical             PR
EXTREME Art     PR        
Couturier: Sewing/Pattern Making           AE  
Manga Maker Comics             PR
Art Expedition I   PR          
Art Expedition II             PR
Special Effects           PR  
Stop Motion Movie Making         PR    
Programming & Gaming              
Prog. w/ Python & Java     AE        
Teens & Tweens Code     AE        
RPG Game Maker PR         PR  
Minecraft Supreme   PR PR   PR    
Ultimate Minecraft Modding     PR       PR
*ROBLOX Modding       PR   PR  
Engineering & Technology              
Bio-Medical Engineering             PR
Tinkering w/Robots,Gadgets,       PR      
Mechatronics w/EV3           PR  
Masters Engineering & Tech              
SCIENCE              
Chemistry Concoctions   PR          
Bio-Medical Engineering             PR
Emergency Vet I         PR    
               

Campers must bring water, snack, and lunch.  Please do not bring candy, sodas or other high sugar desserts. Thank you!


Creative Works (Art, Design, Sewing, Comics, Entrepreneurship)

3D Art & Design – Gr. 5-8

Do you like to think outside the box? This camp is a young designers dream come true! With an emphasis on the creative process and design thinking, campers will learn about form, structure, the elements of design and three-dimensional concepts as they construct their own 3D original products. Not only do campers immerse in art, but they learn about art careers and product design. Stretch your imagination and join us in this creative workshop environment!

  • Develop your concept and sketch your design
  • Explore sculptural forms with recycled or repurposed materials, clay, wire, metal and other building materials
  • Imagine and define a product line for a company of your choice
  • Learn basic skills and creative aspects of hand-building with clay
  • Create with fibers and 3D soft construction
  • Re-envision the use of found objects and create something new for future use
  • Discover how design affects all products

2D Art & Design – Gr. 5-8

Want something unique? You won’t find this art camp anywhere else! No experience required other than creative energy, love of art, and a willingness to stretch your imagination. Campers will try out abstract figure drawing, water-color layering, plein air and expressionist painting, graffiti street art, printmaking with jelly plates, multi-media collage, and more.  Explore your own personal expression through design thinking, learn brush and other tool techniques, and work with different media such as graphite, ink, charcoal, conte’, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Discover the power of color and how color works together, create collage using different materials and form, and experiment by combining different mediums and approaches to create your own unique art.

Couturiers: Sewing & Pattern Making- Gr. 4-8

Artist or Engineer? BOTH…sewing is design thinking at its finest! No experience needed. No experience needed. 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, design & engineering skills. Using hand-sewing techniques and various sewing machine stitches, campers create custom projects throughout the week: reversable hat, felted stuffed animal, house shoes, Chef’s Apron, art smock, oven mitt, zipper bag, 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.

Manga Maker Comics – Gr. 5-8

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.

EXTREME Art! – Gr. 4-8

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 a 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!

Art Expedition I – Gr. 3-6

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 that span the globe. Inspired by prehistoric cave drawings as well as Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, African, North American and Australian cultures, campers create fun and exciting projects that bring together art and history from around the world!

Some examples include: Stonehenge sculpture, Inuit wood burning, Aboriginal animal paintings, Mayan metal masks, Egyptian Scarabs and lots more!

Art Expedition II  – Gr.4-8

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.

All Things (Harry Potter) Magical & Mystical – Gr. 4-8

The legend lives on and we will celebrate Harry’s birthday this week! 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 in only one week! REQUIREMENT: READ THE BOOKS!!

Fantastic Beasts of the Mythical World – Gr. 4-8

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.

Special Effects – Gr. 4-8

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 Movie Making – Gr. 3-6

Stop Motion Explosion (includes license, webcam, materials to take home) Gr. 3-6. 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.  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.

Campers will receive and take home their own Stop Motion Animation Kit: includes two everlasting software licenses, animation webcam, green screen, modelling clay, mini-set background and handbook. Stop-motion animation software is complete with a library of sound effects, music, artwork and effects, used on PC, Mac OSX and iPads. A flash drive for camper’s video creations is also included.

Culinary Arts & Food Science

Teen Chefs Cook! – Gr. 6-9

Put on your Chef’s apron and work collaboratively in small teams to create entrées, soups, vegetable dishes, and low sugar desserts of your choosing from scratch using local organic ingredients. Teams will research recipes, plan what they will cook, prepare a shopping list, determine food costs, cook their recipes, and learn to “plate” food for beautiful effects. Teams learn cooking safety, organization techniques, and clean-up skills. To add to the fun, foods produced from each team will be rated with a check-list for taste, healthy ingredients, cost and presentation. Everyone gets to vote! Take home leftovers to show off your skills and all the recipes to try out more at home. On the last day of camp, parents come to eat goodies prepared just for them!

Foodie Camp – Gr. 4-8

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

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 baker! 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.

Engineering, Robotics & Technology

Mechatronics w/Ev3 – Gr. 4-8

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. 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!

Bio-Medical Engineer – Gr. 4-8

Would you like to design a prosthetic limb, fight the next virus pandemic or learn how helmets keep our brains from turning to mashed Jello? Then join us for a fun, hands-on-learning experience in biology, medicine and engineering while solving a variety of medical cases. As an engineering medical team, campers prepare for the outbreak of a highly contagious disease and plan their pandemic response by creating an antiviral to stop the unknown virus. Then as biomechanical engineers, campers discover how a prosthetic or artificial limb works as they design a model leg for an elephant, beak for an eagle and a prosthetic device for a fish. And finally, they create a helmet design for a crash-test dummy and discover how it works to protect the brain when skating, biking, boarding or playing ball. This camp teaches an inquiry-based design process and guides students through problem solving as they work through open-ended problems creatively!

Robot Builder – Gr. 4-7

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:

  • Build The 3-in-1 All Terrain Robot which is a multi-function tracked mobile robotic kit. Utilize different track modules and make your robot transform into 3 amazing variations: the forklift, rover, and gripper. Using the wired controller, command the robot to move forward, backward, turn, grip and lift.
  • Build ECO-6, a TOTALLY green fun project kit powered by natural light. Create a walking robot, street roller, bottle yacht, drummer robot or flying bird. Build and play in an eco-friendly way using recycled materials and solar energy.
  • Learn to solder the LED Robot Blinker
  • Design independent electronic projects with Cubelets and “lil Bits

3-in 1 All Terrain Robot, Eco.6, and Robot Blinker all go home with the camper at the end of the week.

Scibot (Humanoid Robotics) – Gr. 6-8

Campers will work with the biomorphic robot Robosapien. Robosapien™ is a sophisticated fusion of technology and personality. Loaded with attitude and intelligence, Robosapien is the first robot based on the science of applied biomorphic robotics. With a full range of dynamic motion, interactive sensors and a unique personality, Robosapien is more than a mechanical companion — he’s a multi-functional, thinking, feeling robot with attitude! Campers will learn programming and hacking basics and even turn their Robosapien into a Ninja Bot! Campers will also build from scratch our Vibrobot soldering project and construct a bot using a toothbrush. While not required, you may consider taking Camp Robot Mechanic prior to this camp. Each camper will take home his or her own exciting Robosapien Humanoid.

Masters of Engineering & Technology – Gr. 6-8

All in one camp…learn about aerospace, electrical, civil and mechanical engineeringCampers will design, experiment and problem solve with computer software and hands-on projects, as they are immersed in the following programs:

  • Kerbal Space Program – learn a digital simulation game demonstrating the science and technology concepts of space flight (aerospace and software engineering)
  • Estes Rocketry – build and launch the Astroid Hunter rocket (aerospace engineering)
  • West Point Bridge Builder – design and create an actual software and balsawood bridge and test design (civil and mechanical engineering).
  • littleBits – use modular electronics that snap together to build an energy meter, satellite dish, Mars Rover and LED Throwie (electrical engineering)
  • Solder a Space Vaporizer Sound Machine (mechanical and electrical engineering)

Game Design & Programming

Coding with Python & JavaScript – Gr. 6-8

Utilizing both Python and JavaScript self-paced software through a project format, this camp will teach Game Development and Web Development using drag-and-drop and text-based programming. Campers will create games, animate stories, draw designs, construct mazes and puzzles, invent cool programs, and learn the fundamentals of building interactive websites. As campers learn concepts and complete a level, they unlock the tools to the next level. Python is a general purpose, versatile and popular programming language, used by Google. Through learning Python, students become one step closer to the real world of programming where they can build apps, chatbots, and games. JavaScript is the language of the web and is used across nearly every website. JavaScript’s syntax is a little more difficult for beginners than Python. Campers will have the opportunity to work with both Python and JavaScript programs or focus on one particular program.

Teens & Tweens Codes – Gr. 4-8

Utilizing both JavaScript and Python self-paced software through a video coding platform, campers learn coding as they create videos, games, graphics, animation and chatbots. The scaffolded tutorials guide students to create a diverse portfolio of work. As campers learn concepts and complete a level, they unlock the tools to the next level. As they create, students see a thumbnail of the project and code behind it side-by-side. As they make changes to the code, they can see the effect in the thumbnail. Once done, projects can be shared in the online community or via social media. Both JavaScript and Python are important programming languages to learn for the budding engineer or programmer!

ROBLOX Game Design & Modding – Gr. 4-8

Become a coding Ninja! Learn to make your own Roblox games first using drag and drop programming. Then 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! Campers will learn more advanced coding and programming while using Roblox. They will be creating more advanced games in the Roblox Studio using Lua, learning to use loops and the random math function to develop a full Roblox game!

RPG Game Maker – Gr. 4-8

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. 3-7

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.

Ultimate Minecraft Modding – Gr. 5-8

Required: Experienced with Minecraft and interested in programming.  Campers will be divided into 2 age groups: Gr. 2-4 and Gr. 5-8. This MODDING camp can be taken repeatedly! Kids NEVER reach the end. When taken multiple times, campers are challenged to write more complex code and build more mods, all NEW.

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! Kids are challenged to progress from drag-and-drop to text-based programming, and the unique code editor allows campers to learn at their own pace while participating in a group. This camp provides a foundation in fundamental concepts like algorithms, data types, variables and loops. 

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.

ROBLOX Game Design and Modding – Gr. 6-8

Become a coding Ninja! Learn to make your own Roblox games first using drag and drop programming. Then 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! Campers will learn more advanced coding and programming while using Roblox. They will be creating more advanced games in the Roblox Studio using Lua, learning to use loops and the random math function to develop a full Roblox game!

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

Science

Bio-Medical Engineer – Gr. 4-8

Would you like to design a prosthetic limb, fight the next virus pandemic or learn how helmets keep our brains from turning to mashed Jello? Then join us for a fun, hands-on-learning experience in biology, medicine and engineering while solving a variety of medical cases. As an engineering medical team, campers prepare for the outbreak of a highly contagious disease and plan their pandemic response by creating an antiviral to stop the unknown virus. Then as biomechanical engineers, campers discover how a prosthetic or artificial limb works as they design a model leg for an elephant, beak for an eagle and a prosthetic device for a fish. And finally, they create a helmet design for a crash-test dummy and discover how it works to protect the brain when skating, biking, boarding or playing ball. This camp teaches an inquiry-based design process and guides students through problem solving as they work through open-ended problems creatively!

CSI- Forensics – Gr. 4-7

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.

Advanced CSI Investigator – Gr. 5-8

This camp is guaranteed to enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills! Elementary, My Dear Watson! Just like Sherlock Holmes, our forensic CSI campers will delve into and attempt to solve a real crime case dating back to 1842! They will gather and analyze evidence for a number of fictitious crime scenes, use luminal and UV light to detect the presence of blood when the crime scene has been “cleaned”, complete a blood splatter analysis, take crime scene photographs, and complete a drug and poison analysis. To add to the intrigue, CSI campers play out the role of investigators, witnesses and suspects as they work together to solve this crime. Using composite picture software, they recreate their own face or others and learn how Americans Most Wanted uses software to generate faces of suspects and victims. Discover how CSI’s use their entomology skills to determine time of death and how crime scene search patterns are used.

Campers MUST bring an inexpensive digital camera to camp.

Emergency Vet Tech – Gr. 4-8

Does your child LOVE animals?  Does she or he 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, observe teeth brushing of a dog, learn about common pet infections, parasites, and injuries, examine bacteria under a microscope, learn about first aid and practice splinting a “broken” limb on their stuffed animal! Campers will explore how to use the appropriate tools and dissect a: Frog, Owl Pellet, and Crayfish. Each camper will receive their very own veterinarian kit!

Advanced Emergency Vet Tech – Gr. 5-8

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!

Chemistry Concoctions – Gr. 5-8

Campers spend the week conducting more than 25 fascinating and fun chemistry experiments. Emphasis is on safety, chemistry history, proper use of chemistry lab equipment, and an introductory understanding of chemical symbols and reactions. This camp is a great way to prepare for high school and even college chemistry. Experiments include: metal flame tests, paper chromatography races, fluorescent polymer slime production, litmus indicator solutions, electricity in a test tube, a boat that runs on soap, and many more!

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