2019 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!
Slime of My Life…and more!
We’ve taken our after-school club programs from 2018-19 and turned them into a fun-filled, week-long camp that features a new slime every day, in addition to exploring an array of amazing science! In the half day camp, you will make chalkboard slime, all new color changing slime and magnetic slime! In addition, you will build inventions like catapults, discover how electricity and circuits work by making conductive dough, and explore biology as you extract DNA from a banana and dissect an owl pellet. Stay for the full day and you’ll examine anatomy as you make a model lung and observe a real sheep heart, continue our exploration of circuits as you send messages via Morse code and build a metal detector to test objects to see if they are conductors or insulators, and explore wonders of the earth as you erupt a volcano and experiment with pollination. For ages 7-11.
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.
Potions, Powders and Polymers Academy
Is it science or magic? You’ll find out! In our half day camp, you’ll create erupting foam monsters, conduct amazing air pressure experiments, dig for hidden treasures, investigate the science of illusions and build spectroscopes to view the spectrum of different types of light. Stay for the full day and we’ll reveal many more mysteries of science as we investigate creepy creatures, learn troll tricks, capture a rainbow in a bottle, make instant snow, mix up glowing slime and conduct lab tests on mystery substances. For ages 7-11.
Far Out Space Academy
3…2…1 BLAST OFF to discovering space and flight! Half day campers will explore the stars and constellations as you take an out-of-this-world sky tour in our homemade planetarium, prepare for lift-off as you build and launch your own rocket while learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion, and complete a mission to Mars as you design and build your own model space station. Full day campers will continue to use their astronaut wits as we build air powered nano-rovers, make craters and dry ice comets, and work in engineering teams to construct space capsules that will be used to launch “eggstronauts”! Come join us on our mission through outer space! For ages 7-11.
Jr. Investigative Team
“Hey there, future Science Explorers, do we have the camp for you!” Join our team of curious tiny-techs as we explore a new theme each day. You will create an edible ocean, experiment with a “magic” magnet bottle, investigate butterflies, discover how birds adapt to their environments and make colorful sidewalk chalk! Children are never too young to be scientists! 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.
2018-2019 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!
Prepare to get elbow deep in gooey fun as we make different slime creations over this 3-week intro into the world of polymer chemistry. You’ll make amazing color changing slime, textured slime with growing orbs and neon slime that you can turn into art!
Join Science Explorers magical mystery lab and explore the science behind the magic! Reveal a rainbow of colors in our acid and base lab, mix up an exothermic reaction to create a “matter monster”, conduct experiments on mystery powders and uncover the secrets of glow-in-the-dark slime, disappearing crystals and magic sand. These fun-filled experiments will amaze you and your friends!
Calling all inventors! If you like to tinker with things, then boy do we have a club for you. Construct a metal detector, create a circuit with a switch for your own mini shiner, build a cool catapult and make a circuit to send secret messages with Morse code.
Blinded by the Light
LIGHT! It bends, it bounces, it scatters! Explore the science behind color and light in this exciting hands-on exploration of the science that illuminates our world. Make a rockin’ rainbow tube, create a light maze, experiment with UV detectors, and make a luminescent goo tube.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, eyes, ears, mouth and nose…lungs, heart, brain and skin…where should our Pre-Med club begin? Take a journey into the human body as you examine your heaviest organ (your skin!), find out how to make your memory better, and learn how the heart pumps blood. We’ll continue our fun in the lab as we grow polymer brains, examine a real sheep heart, made a model lung, and extract DNA from a banana.
Join us as we learn more about this planet we call home. Find out who is predator and who is prey in the food chain as we dissect an owl pellet and see what was for dinner, discover strange animals and even rocks that glow, investigate non-point pollution and make a filter to clean water. There is so much to learn about our fascinating world!
Crazy Coding with Rad Robots
(Grades K-2) (Available only at select locations)
Join us for a club full of robotics, programming and pre-coding concepts. Every week we will get one-on-one exploration time with Rad the Robot as we help him find his way through our hands-on challenges. We’ll learn the basics of sequential key programing and algorithms as we help Rad play a game, see what happens when Rad makes a mistake and learn how we can help him “debug” a program, and help Rad find a treasure. Our tech circle at the end of each club will reinforce learning as students are rewarded with a collectable sticker with the new concept and vocab word of the day.
(Grades 3-5) (Available only at select locations)
Come and explore the world of programming, sensors and artificial intelligence. We’ll be learning about basic robotic sensors, how robots think and how to control robotic behaviors. Each week is a great opportunity for students to use their Computational Thinking skills to complete challenges and games. Students will be designing and building a robotic lion with a sound sensor, build a crazy robotic insect with an infrared sensor that we’ll round out with a wild bug race, and program a robot to write their name.