SOS1Summer Camp
2014

Channel your child's inner astronaut, doctor, architect, scientist, engineer or detective at Science Central's very popular Summer Camps! Help stop "summer brain drain," and keep your child engaged and involved in learning when you enroll them in one of our many summer camp offerings. There are a wide variety of subjects to interest your child, and you'll find Science Central Summer Camps are some of the most affordable camps around!

Camps start the week of June 9, and continue through the week of August 4, 2014. 

 

Special Notes:

  • Walk-ins will not be permitted on the day of the event.
  • Must provide lunch for all day campers.
  • Registration deadline is 10 a.m. the day BEFORE each camp.

 


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  • Ages:  3-5 years old

  • Time:  Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-12:00noon)

  • Cost:  $25/Non-Member, $20/Member


a Bubble FingersJune 16, 2014 
Bubble Festival

Discover the iridescence, surface tension, buoyancy, and shape of bubbles!
We will play with bubble shapes! Learn about bubble measurements, bubble skeletons, and make body bubbles!
This camp will encourage independent thinking and cooperative learning,
while generating great fun and excitement.

 

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Springs and Other Bouncy Things

Play with slinkies, test the energy of different sizes of springs, make your own jumping frog and bounce like Tigger. Fun springs to mind!

 

a Coral-reefJune 18, 2014
Ocean Explorer 
(NEW)

Dive in for an adventure in the deep blue sea! We will search for Nemo among the anemone, observe creatures in the salt water tidal pool, and create our own ocean in a bottle.

 

a Sense of HearingJune 19, 2014
Sense-sational Science (REVISED)

Join us on this sense-sational day of camp! We will play games and activities that challenge our senses. See, touch, taste, hear and smell all the fun our hands-on experiments have to offer.

 

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Nature’s Art Palette

Who needs a paint brush and easel? In this camp, budding master artists are going to use a scientific approach to art and get their supplies from nature. They will use clay paint, flower and twig brushes, rock texture stamps and more. Your preschoolers will color their world beautiful!

 


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Fairytale Physics (NEW)

Help the three little pigs design sturdy structures to withstand the big, bad wolf and other forces of nature! This engaging camp combines some of our favorite fairytales and the physics behind them.

 

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Flight School (NEW)

Earn your wings in this high flying camp! We will discover what it takes to construct a plane, make it fly, and be a captain in the sky!

 

a SolarSystemJuly 16, 2014
Sun, Stars, and Solar System

Budding astronauts will launch rockets, taste space food, and explore the wonders of our solar system with the help of Science Central’s new permanent exhibit, Science On a Sphere!

 

a EarwigJuly 17, 2014
Creepy Crawly Creatures

Observe animals that crawl and creep. Build a contraption to safely collect creatures, and a terrarium where they can live. You will soon see that they are not so creepy after all!

 

a food displayJuly 18, 2014
Kitchen Chemistry

Food doesn’t just come from cans and boxes. Follow your favorite foods from the soil to the table as you become a farmer, a chef and a diner! Mmmm – it’s going to be a tasty day!

 

 



Week of One Day Camps

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At Science Central, we’ve got summer camp fun tailored to fit your schedule!
You can pick and choose the camps you’d like your child to attend, choosing by the day or by the week.

Each single day camp is a stand-alone event;
you can register for just a day, or your child can enjoy a combo (all five consecutive days of a themed camp), and you’ll receive a 10% discount on registration.

You’ll have flexibility to schedule family appointments and
vacations, while keeping your child learning throughout the summer.

  • Ages:  5-11 years old

  • Time:  Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-4:00pm)

  • Cost per day:  $30/Non-Member, $25/Member

  • Cost per week:  $135/Non-Member, $112.50/Member


 

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Cosmic Quest (REVISED)

Gear up for a journey through the cosmos! We’ll travel to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and back with the help of Science Central’s new permanent exhibit, Science On a Sphere. Join us as we explore the sun, stars, planets, and moons in this cosmic camp.

 

a FossilsInRockJune 16-20, 2014
Raiders of the Lost Artifact (NEW)

Ancient adventures await you! Journey through time and delve into the world of archeology and paleontology, exploring the science behind the creatures and peoples of our past!

 

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Ride the Wave (NEW)

Catch a ride on light and sound waves in this sensory stimulating camp! Rock out to the science of sound, and investigate light, prisms, and everything that sparkles. Optical illusions and things that go boom are just a few of the fascinating things you’ll find!

 

a FirstRespondersJuly 7-11, 2014 
Rescue 911 (REVISED)

Calling all emergency responders! From the crime scene to the operating room, let’s explore the heroic world of emergency services. First responders, Forensics, and First Aid… oh, my!

 

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Festival of Scientific Fun!

It’s that time of year… be a part of Science Central’s festivities! Design, build, and test catapults, river rafts, and parade floats. You will even work as a team to develop your own games and challenges to compete against other campers!

 

a potionJuly 21-25, 2014
Storybook Science (NEW)

Concoct potions just like Harry and Hermione did; utilize nanotechnology to see Horton’s microscopic Who; hone your superhero skills to find out how Spiderman scales walls and Superman shoots heat vision out of his eyes! Discover the science behind your favorite storybook characters!

 

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Planes, Trains, and Boomerangs (NEW)

From the simplest machines to the most complex, this camp will put you in the driver’s seat as you design and test machines of all kinds!  Uncover basic engineering and design principles, then let your imagination wander as you create your own contraptions.

 

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Walk on the Wild Side

Take a walk on the wild side. Explore what lives in trees, the seas, and your own back yard! Have an up-close-and-personal visit with Science Central’s many friendly animals, and explore creatures of the darkness in Science Central’s newest traveling exhibit, In the Dark.

 



Week-Long Tech Camps

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Special notes:

  • You do not need to have taken  Jr. Lego Robotics to take Introduction to Lego Robotics.
  • You do need to have taken Introduction to Lego Robotics to take Advanced Lego Robotics.
  • You do not get to keep any Lego Robots or Parts.
  • *It is highly recommended that Campers participate in Introduction to Video Maker before taking Advanced Video Maker but it is not necessary, except where based on age.
  • *It is highly recommended that Campers participate in Science On a Sphere – Mission: Design before taking Science On a Sphere – Advanced Mission: Design but not necessary.
  • Other than Member, there is no other discounts or combos for these camps.

LEGO® Robotics

  • Ages:  5-8 years old

  • Time:  Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115/Member

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Junior LEGO® Robotics

In this junior version of our popular LEGO robotics camp, you will learn basic computer programming to teach your robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze and more. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot. 

 

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Junior LEGO® Robotics

In this junior version of our popular LEGO robotics camp, you will learn basic computer programming to teach your robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze and more. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot. 

 

LEGO® Robotics

  • Ages:  8-11 years old

  • Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member

 

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Introduction to LEGO® Robotics

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Using basic principles of engineering and computer programming, campers will design, build, and program a robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wresting battle. Note:  Campers do not get to keep the robot.

a LEGO Guys at computerAugust 4-8, 2014
Introduction to LEGO® EV3 Robotics

Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)


Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and LEGO robotics newest technology, campers will work together to design, build, and program an EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note:  Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 

LEGO® Robotics

  • Ages:  10-13 years old

  • Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member

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Introduction to LEGO® EV3 Robotics

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)


Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and LEGO robotics newest technology, campers will work together to design, build, and program an EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note:  Campers do not get to keep the robot.

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Advanced LEGO® Robotics

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)


Based on First LEGO League, this advanced LEGO Robotics camp focuses on more sophisticated programming and more complex problem-solving.  Campers will work in teams as they explore solutions to Nature’s Fury by programming their LEGO robots to land a cargo plane, escort people and pets to safety zones, clear debris, and more!  Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 


Science On a Sphere

  • Ages:  8-13 years old

  • Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member

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Mission: Design

Time:  Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)


Based entirely on Science Central’s newest exhibit, Science On a Sphere, campers delve into the world of computer programming to cultivate their own Sphere presentation on topics of their choice. The week culminates in exciting camper-led demonstrations for family and friends!

 

June 16-20, 2014
Advanced Mission: Design

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Mission Accepted: Go in-depth and design a step further to create an intricate demonstration using Science On a Sphere technology. Cap off the week with an exciting demonstration for your family and friends!

 

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Mission: Design

Time:  Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)


Based entirely on Science Central’s newest exhibit, Science On a Sphere, campers delve into the world of computer programming to cultivate their own Sphere presentation on topics of their choice. The week culminates in exciting camper-led demonstrations for family and friends!

 

July 14-18, 2014
Advanced Mission: Design

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)


Mission Accepted: Go in-depth and design a step further to create an intricate demonstration using Science On a Sphere technology. Cap off the week with an exciting demonstration for your family and friends!

 



Other Week-Long Tech Camps

  • Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member

 

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Introduction to Video Maker
(Ages 8-11*)

Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm) 


Create your own animated video and computer games. Campers will construct characters and stories as they progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing their own commands. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends! 

Note:  Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program. Programs will be saved in Windows format.

 

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Advanced Video Maker
(Ages 10-13*)

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)


Create your own animated video and computer games. Campers will construct characters and stories as they progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing their own commands. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends!

Note:  Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program. Programs will be saved in Windows format.

 

a Girls at Laptop ProgrammingJuly 28-August 1, 2014
Junior Computer Programmer
(Age 8-13) (NEW)

Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)


Dissect a laptop and explore the hardware that makes advanced computer technology possible. Then delve into the software side and discover the language of open source software!

 

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Ms. Tech
(Ages 8-13) (NEW) (Girls Only)

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)


Come experience a sampling of Science Central’s most popular technology camps in this Girls Only IT experience. Discover where your interests lie with a day of photography, computer programming, video making, and Science On a Sphere design. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and show your friends!

Note:  Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program.