Teens Gr. 6-8: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

2020 Summer STEAM Camps

Santa Barbara CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS January 18, 2020!

Solvang CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS February 3, 2020!

Early Bird Discount!

Early Bird discount includes $25 off EACH camp. In addition, when registering at the same time, there is $10 off for multi-session (the 2nd and others) on same order and $10 off for multi-person. 

Santa Barbara Early Bird Discount runs from January 18- February 2nd, 2020.

Solvang Early Bird Discount runs from Feb 2nd-Feb 16th, 2020.

 

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CLICK on the REGISTER button at the top of the website to enroll your camper!    Registrations are for ENTERING 6th-8th graders.

 

TWO GREAT CAMP LOCATIONS:

Camp Location: Providence School, 3225 Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara.

Camp Location: Solvang Middle School, 565 Atterdag Rd. Solvang, CA 93463

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

Note: Camps on this page are for teens entering 6th-8th grade. Our TEEN CAMPS allow young people the opportunity to have their own age group community and advanced camp programming. 

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. 

Choose From 31 Different Camps in Art, Engineering, Science, Robotics, Culinary Arts, Sewing, Technology, Programming & Movie Making:

 

To Check Availability, Click on REGISTER Button at Top of Page!

Weeks June 15-19 June 22-26 June 29-July 2 July 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31 Aug 3-7
Gr. 6-8:  Location:  Providence (PR)  and Solvang  (S)    Star * next to camp name indicate they are new this year.
Creative Works                
2D Art & Design   PR         SOL  
3D Art & Design     PR          
*Create Stories Through Comics     PR PR        
All Things (Harry Potter) Magical             PR  
EXTREME Art PR         SOL    
*Couturier: Artist or Engineer?         PR      
Manga Maker Comics PR           PR  
Fantastic Beasts       PR        
Special Effects       PR SOL      
Culinary Arts/Food Science                
Teen Chefs Cook     PR          
Bakers Delight PR     PR   PR    
*Foodie Camp   PR     PR   PR  
Programming & Gaming                
*Prog. w/ Python & Java               PR
*My Girl Codes           PR    
*TinkerCode   PR     PR   SOL  
RPG Game Maker PR       SOL   PR  
*Meet Cue     PR          
Minecraft Supreme     PR   PR SOL PR  
Ultimate Minecraft Modding     PR         PR
*ROBLOX Modding       PR       PR
Engineering & Technology                
Robots, Gadets & Gizmo’s       SOL   PR   PR
Scibot         PR      
Mechatronics   PR       PR    
Masters Engineering & Tech       PR     PR  
SCIENCE                
*Bio-Medical Engineering PR     PR        
*Imagine the Future   PR       PR    
Engineering Is Everywhere       PR       PR
ULTIMATE Escape Room I     PR          
ULTIMATE Escape Room II               PR
Chemistry Concoctions     PR          
CSI Forensics PR              
CSI Advanced         PR      
Advanced Emergency Vet             PR  

Campers must bring water, snack, and lunch. We are NUT-FREE. Please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches or other nut types for the health and safety of all our campers.

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

3D Art & Design – Gr. 6-8
Cost: $345 5/day camp

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. 6-8
Cost $345 5/day camp

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.

*NEW Couturiers: Sewing & Pattern Making- Gr. 4-8
Cost: $365 5/day camp (includes $30 lab fee)

SEWING & PATTERN MAKING is design thinking at its finest! 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.

*NEW Create Stories Through Comics – 9 day camp! Gr. 6-8
Cost: $690 9/day
 camp

Love story telling, writing, and computers? Then creating your own comics is perfect for you! This extended camp program will teach you to use the comic book software, Clip Studio Paint Proand to create your own unique stories and situations in digital format. This software works for those just learning to draw as well as for those who consider themselves artists. Throughout the 2 weeks, you will create stories full of action and suspense by building a story arc with a beginning, middle, and end, and explore narrative elements, such as point of view, character expressions, and environments. With Clip Studio Paint Pro, you learn to use illustration tools, character and location templates including 3D models that you can pose and then draw over, as well as, create page layouts, characters and scenes from the inbuilt library with minimal drawing. Even beginners can jump right in and create their story! But if preferred, you may choose to use the large range of drawing tools which give a lot of creative control to produce character and background exactly the way you have visualized them. It even allows you to create your own brushes if you want a different stroke from the provided ones or import your own art work. The script tools in this program allow you to insert word balloons and choose various fonts to match your story. At the end of two weeks, you will have a tale to show and tell!

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

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. 6-8
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 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!

All Things (Harry Potter) Magical & Mystical – Gr. 6-8
Cost: $345 5/day camp

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
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.

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!

Culinary Arts & Food Science

Teen Chefs Cook! – Gr. 6-9  (1 time only) July 4thweek
Cost: $320 ($275/4 day camp + $45 lab fee)

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
Cost: $380 ($345/5 day camp plus $35 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: $370/5 day camp 
($345/5 day camp plus $25 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 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 – Gr. 6-8
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!

*NEW Robot, Gadget, & Gizmo Builder – Gr. 4-7
Cost: $365  (includes $30.00 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. Both Kiko.893 and fashion soft wearables go home with campers!

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

Scibot (Humanoid Robotics) – Gr. 6-8 
Cost $400 5/day camp ($60 lab fee)

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
Cost $345 5/day camp

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

*NEW Coding with Python & JavaScript – Gr. 6-8
Cost $345/ 5 day camp

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.

*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 TinkerCode – Gr. 4-7
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. 6-8
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.

RPG Game Maker – Gr. 6-8
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.

Minecraft Supreme – Gr. 3-7
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.

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

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.

*NEW ROBLOX Game Design and Modding – Gr. 6-8
Cost $345 5/day camp

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!

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

Science

*NEW Imagine the Future! Gr.6-8 
Cost $345/5day camp

Would you like to design a vertical farm, prevent run-off pollution from entering our waterways, and discover how plastics can be made from plants? Then join us for a fun, hands-on-learning experience in agricultural, environmentaland chemical engineering while solving a variety of real-world cases! This camp will explore problems like food scarcity related to population growth, how rivers, lakes, and oceans become polluted when rainwater can’t soak through pavement in cities, and the millions of tons of non-biodegradable plastics that are in our landfills and ocean. As an agricultural engineering team, campers build a model vertical farm as a potential solution to current food production limitations. Vertical farms are still a new concept with only a few prototype examples worldwide, so campers get the chance to imagine what the future could bring. Then as environmental engineers, campers redesign a model city and experiment with different technologies that can control polluted stormwater runoff and help clean our rivers, lakes and oceans. And finally, we use chemical engineering skills to develop bioplastics—plastics made from plant-based materials—as a potential solution to current plastic problems. This camp teaches an inquiry-based design process and guides students through problem solving as they work through open-ended problems creatively!

*NEW Bio-Medical Engineer – Gr. 6-8
Cost $345/5 day camp

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!

ULTIMATE Escape Room I & II – Gr. 6-8
Cost $345/5 day camp

Can’t get enough of mysteries, twists and turns, problems to solve, and Who Dunnits, then join us for the ULTIMATE Escape Room camp! These unique games are a thrilling way to encourage critical thinking and collaboration! Campers must use their team spirit, creativity, and powers of deduction to crack codes, solve puzzles, collect objects, and earn their freedom bit by bit. Modeled after the increasingly popular “Escape Rooms” around the country, in which players join forces to solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy to escape from a locked room.

CSI- Forensics – Gr. 4-7
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.  

Advanced CSI Investigator – Gr. 5-8
Cost $345
/5 day camp

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.

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!

Chemistry Concoctions – Gr. 6-8Th 
Cost $345/5 day camp

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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