Ages 6-10 years old
Mad Science Camps are one week, full day sessions. Mad Science programs run in the morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Children will be split according to age. When the children are not participating in Mad Science, they will enjoy the everyday activities of camp such as arts and crafts, swimming, sports and games, special events and making friends.
Full Members: $295 | Program Members: $345
Please note, May 1, 2018: Camp fee increases $20 per session. Register early and save!
Secret Agent Lab: Spies like us
June 18 – June 22 (Session 1)
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection!
Super Slimy Smokey Science
July 23 – July 27 (Session 6)
Dive into a variety of scientific fields as you mix and stretch silly putty and slime, copperplate nickels, and investigate the mysteries of optical illusions. Become captivated by lasers, dry ice, watch hair-raising Van de Graaff experiments, help solve a mystery, and so much more! Tinker with circuits, catapults, and experience what happens when you mix science and fun!
Red Hot Robots
July 30-August 3 (Session 7)
Join Mad Science for a week of fun with our marvelous robots! Children will explore the fundamentals of robotics, discover the science of circuits, and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. After experimenting with sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots, and even robots that can play soccer, campers will be well-equipped to build their own working robot to take home. Children will also build simple circuits, test for conductivity, and discover how switches work as they participate in a variety of hands-on activities and games.
Crayola World of Design
August 6 – August 10 (Session 8)
CRAYOLA®: World of Design is a summer camp that takes kids on a journey to the edges of their imagination – and beyond! They learn about Mars, the rainforest, and cities of the future, and get engaged in the creative design process to solve real-world problems. Each camp day focuses on a specific field of design, and our young architects, illustrators and graphic designers develop their ideas from concept, to sketch, to finished product. They bring their concepts to life by experimenting with Crayola® products, and exploring art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, mixed media, and collage. Combining art, design, fun active games and inspiring themes from around the world, this camp is designed to inspire! Discover design careers like graphic design, universal design, urban design and product design.
Radical Reactions & Detective SCIENCE
August 13 – August 17 (Session 9)
Mad Science brings awe-inspiring experiments paired with thought-provoking detective work to campers, nurturing scientific interests and evoking fascination. Children will learn about chemical reactions as they grow crystals, create sidewalk chalk from scratch, and design chromatography t-shirts to take home. Campers become trained science sleuths as they investigate the role of chemistry at the scene of a crime. We spark curiosity by asking children to make thorough observations while dusting for fingerprints
Space: Infinity & Beyond
August 20 – August 24 (Session 10)
If your child is astro “nuts,” he or she will absolutely love this camp! Children involved in this program will develop an interest for outer space or can expand a previous passion for our sensational solar system. Using the Scientific Method, campers will investigate the mechanics of unique flying machines, such as balloon-copters, boomerangs, and mini hovercrafts. Children will be transported to the past as they delve into how early “pilots” navigated throughout space as they create their own sextant and sundial. Building upon previous experiments and knowledge learned throughout the week, campers will use what they’ve learned to construct a model rocket and have the option of participating in a live launch demonstration.