2020 Summer Camp Topics
We offer hands-on science camps throughout the summer at various locations across the tri-state region. If you are interested in having a Science Explorers camp at your location please contact us!
Take a Dive
Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography! In our half day camp, you’ll dissect a real shark, participate in a fisherman’s challenge, examine the anatomy of a fish and learn the ancient technique of gyotaku or “fish rubbing”, learn to survive at sea with a homemade solar still, create a kelp forest and make your own submarine. Stay for the full day camp and come face-to-face with some unique sea creatures! You’ll complete a squid dissection, bring to life genuine Triassic Triops, conduct a whale adaptations lab, and examine many weird wonders that live under the sea! For ages 7-11.
“Best Of” Science Explorers Camp
Science Explorers has compiled our favorite camp experiments into a week-long science extravaganza! Throughout the week you’ll explore marine biology, chemistry, physics, and nature. Dissect a shark, make exploding chemical reactions, program robots, build a solar oven and bake s’mores, create a motorized invention, erupt a volcano, go digging for dinosaurs and make chalkboard and fluffy slime, and much more! For ages 7-11.
Become a Science Explorers CSI! We’ll use forensic techniques to document a “crime scene”, lift fingerprints, complete an analysis of mystery powders, conduct simulated blood testing, extract DNA from strawberries, perform fiber analysis, and use a black light to reveal glowing evidence. See if you’ll be the one to crack the case! Full day only for ages 7-11.
Do you want to be an archaeologist…a geologist…or how about a biologist ? You can be all this and more in this fun-filled camp! Each day we’ll explore a new habitat as we dig for dinosaurs in the desert, make creatures of the rainforest, create an arctic home, erupt a volcano, and go spelunking in your own cave creation. There’s so much to do in this exciting week of camp. Half day only for ages 4-6.
Crazy Coding with Rad Robots
Come and explore the world of programming, sensors and artificial intelligence. Campers will learn not only the anatomy of a robot, but how to program them as well. We’ll teach the basics of sequential key programming and algorithms as you help the robots play games, complete tasks, and respond to commands through its various sensors. This awesome hands-on experience will leave your child saying “Domo arigato.” For ages 7-11.
2019-2020 After-School Club Topics
We offer our after-school clubs at over 250 schools within the mid-Atlantic region. If your school does not currently offer one of our after school clubs please contact us!
New! Slime After Slime
Join in the fun as we make different slime creations over this 3-week intro into the wonderful world of polymers. We’ll also experiment with magnetic fields as we make a very “attractive” slime, and we’ll explore the electromagnetic spectrum as we create a variety of different types of slime that change color as if by magic in UV light.
Make Some Noise!
Why does the shriek of a siren change as it passes by? Can a person’s singing voice really crack a glass? We’ll keep the good vibrations coming as we investigate the world of sounds and sound energy. Have a percussion party, make musical instruments and experiment with echolocation. Can you hear me now?
Pop, Bang, Fizz
A pinch of this, a dash of that, some wild reactions are where it’s at! Mix up a frozen ice cream treat and a fizzy bath popper to clean your feet. You won’t believe our mixing fun can teach some science before it’s done. With a pop or a bang or even some fizz, you have just become a chemistry whiz!
Oozy, Odd, Outrageous Animals
From slippery, slimy banana slugs to poison dart frogs, we’ll explore the world of wacky creatures that suck blood, make slime, “fly” without wings, and re-grow all sorts of parts! Check out a real centipede and see if it really has 100 legs, create your own slug-slime, mix up a vampire bat treat that you can eat, make a “flying” squirrel, examine the anatomy of a frog and complete an optional dissection!
Wild About Weather
Have you ever seen golf ball –sized hail? Watched a lightning bolt slam into a tree and burn it to the ground? Sound scary? Not if you are prepared! Join us to learn all about weather. You, the meteorologist, will create and use your own weather station to predict changes in the weather. Construct a barometer to track air pressure changes, simulate a weather front, calculate wind speeds and make a tornado in a bottle. The forecast is all fun!
Art and science go hand-in-hand, so put on your smock as we use brushes, bubbles and even nature itself to create scientific works of art. From building your own spin art machines to making solar prints, you’ll combine creativity and science to fashion many unique masterpieces that go beyond “refrigerator door” art!