Summer Science Adventures

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Summer Science Adventures 2018 Registration is open!!

  We will pro-rating camps since the some of the new school calendars go into partial camp weeks. Camps will only be run if they meet their minimum number.

All ages include rising students (for example K means students entering Kindergarten in the fall)

 Also see at the bottom of the page our new partnership with the MU Rec Center. Your kids can do one of our 1/2 day camps and spent the other 1/2 day at the Rec Center. This program is our STaR partnership (Science, Tech and Rec).

 

June 4-8

Minecraft Camden Park

(K-12) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $270/week or $162 for just June 6-8

In past years we have worked very hard on Marshall’s campus, the Greenbrier hotel, the Capital complex so now it’s time for a bit of a vacation for our Minecraft crew. It’s time to go to Camden Park!!!! Help us build the rides, the games, and above all else have some fun! From real world measurements to our Minecraft server help us expand and include this historic land mark. Team building, trigonometry, programming, and building on a gigantic scale all of this and more at our next installment of Marshall meets Minecraft.

Camp class size 10-40

Campers need to bring their lunches

 

June 11-15

Legos Building Blocks and Brains

K-2 9:00-12:00; Grades 3-5, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Endless Lego fun! Building, designing, and robotics. Open play, daily building challenges and themes, and an introduction to Lego robotics!!

Camp class sizes (K-2) 8-15, (3-6) 9-20

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

 

Rockets Take Off!!

Grade 6-up, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $270/week

Yep, it IS Rocket Science!  Students in this camp will explore the basic principles of rocketry (lift, thrust, drag, projectile motion, etc.) by designing, building, flying, testing, and probably crashing a variety of model rockets and other unidentified flying objects.  Besides building your own parts, from fins to parachutes, you’ll even have a chance to build your own motors to power your unique creations. Build rockets to take home!  Rocket Camp is guaranteed to be a blast! Designed and taught by Marshall physics Professor and dad, Dr. Jon Saken and our own Mr. Joe!

Camp class size 8-25

Campers need to bring their lunches

 

June 18-22

Wild Wonders & Amazing Animals (like Penguins!)  

WAIT LIST ONLY

K-4, 9:00-12:00; Grade 5 and up, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Join us for an amazing trip through the animal kingdom! We will be investigating animal senses and the adaptations make them special. Each day will feature a new group of animals. Campers will get to meet animal ambassadors, including bearded dragons, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, cats, red-tailed boas, tarantulas, and more. Friday will feature out best animal visitor ever!!  One our graduate student instructors is studying penguins for his Master’s degree and has arranged for the Newport Aquarium to bring a real African Penguin to this camp for a very special meet-and-greet!!

NOTE: Friday afternoon camp will run from 12:30-3:30 to accommodate the penguin’s schedule (the penguin has a very long drive home). Kids can stay till 4:00 if 3:30 pick up is difficult.

Camp class size 10-25

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

 

June 25-29

iDesign Architecture Camp

Grades 1-6, 9:00-12:00, $140/week

Have you ever wanted to design your dream house, a castle or treehouse, the perfect rec center, an entire city, or maybe even a piece of furniture?  Here’s your chance to learn how (from real live community architects!)  We’ll talk about scale, drawing, modeling, materials and more in a camp designed to provide an overview of architecture, building, and design.  We’ll even explore real-world 3-D printing and architecture with walking field trips to RCBI and Edward Tucker Architects.  Multiple design projects await!

Camp class size 10-25

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

 

Will it Melt, Burn, or Explode… Chemistry Camp, 9:00-4:00 pm

Grades 6 and up, $270/week

This camp, taught by Mr. Joe, will be at the new STEM+M High school in South Point, Ohio

Explore the world of covalent and ionic bonds with style. Tired of lab reports and hard to understand formulae? Then this is the camp for you. Learn the basics of chemistry with easy-to-understand concepts and a hands-on approach. Fire and Explosions are a strong possibility, molten Salt and water are a guarantee, and we might even make liquid oxygen from thin air. Bring your lab coats and your party hats, well ok, not the party hats so much as a hair net, and we do provide the lab coats and let’s get right into the best experiments in chemistry.

This camp will be held at the new STEM+M High School in South Point Ohio to make our camps more accessible to students from Lawrence County and Ashland and give students an opportunity to learn about the new science focused high school in their area.

Class size 8-18.

Campers need to bring their lunches

 

July 2-6

Make up week if camps are canceled due to make up days for local public schools

 

July 9-13

Be a Science Superhero! How Scientists Save the World

K-4 9:00-12:00; Grade 5 and up, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

There are so many ways that we can save the planet! Learn how the tiniest changes can make a big impact. This camp focuses on understanding how our actions affect our world at large. We will learn directly from conservation biologists who will be teaching with hands-on experiments. Daily themes include saving water, bees, climate, oceans, and animals. On Save the Animals Day we will be featuring a very special visit from our friends at Three Rivers Avian Center, who will be bringing along a variety of birds including owls, falcons, hawks, and even a bald eagle!

Camp class size 10- 25

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

SAT bootcamp (all ages, Grade 9 and up suggested),

1:00-4:30 $300/week

Identify your math strengths and weaknesses, build on existing skills, play fun and challenging math games, daily practice in an average pacing of 1 question per minute, and reassessment at the end of the week so students are prepared to continuing studying independently

Camp class size 5-12

 

July 16-20

Legos Building and Robots

K-4, 9:00-12:00; Grade 5 and up, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Help us build structures and simple machines that really work, using gears, levers, pulleys, and motors while building confidence, fine motor skills, and having fun. Open play, daily building challenges, and an introduction to Lego robotics. Strongly suggested for those that want to join our Fall Lego robotics Competition teams.

Camp size 10-20

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

Vex Robotics

Grades 8 and up, $270/week

Use the world’s premier classroom robotics platform, Vex, to learn 21st century skills. This camp is ideal for students who enjoy challenges, problem-solving and want to develop interpersonal skills through working in a collaborative team setting. Most of all its about having fun building bots!

Camp size 5-15

Campers need to bring their lunches

 

July 23-27

Mad Scientist’s Space Academy

K-4, 9:00-12:00; Grade 5 and up, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Do you have the right stuff? or the wrong stuff? Do you want to explore space, the final frontier? Learn how to launch rockets and deploy satellites. From rockets to meteors, we will explore the coolest parts of space, and by coolest, I mean we can find out how cold and how awesome space travel can be for our new budding Mad Scientists.

Camp size 10-25

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

 

July 30-August 3

Dinosaurs, Dig and Discover

WAIT LIST ONLY

K-4, 9:00-12:00; Grade 5 and up, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

One of our most-loved camps, we are bringing it back with a few awesome additions. Fossils, gemstones, geodes, and shark teeth are back, along with special paleontology-themed days. From Dimetrodon, T. rex, Megalodon, Trilobites, to Mastodons, we will explore ancient life like never before. Daily digging with cool take homes! If you can dig and learn, then this is the camp for you. With even more fun and more learning, what more can we do to entice the young paleontologist in your child?

Camp size 10-25

 This session is available for a STAR partnership wrap-around full day camp

 

August 6-10

Minecraft Camden Park

(K-12) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $270/week

We will end our summer with another week of everyone’s favorite – Minecraft! In previous years we worked very hard on Marshall’s campus, the Greenbrier hotel, the Capital complex so now it’s time for a bit of a vacation for our Minecraft crew. It’s time to go to Camden Park!!!! Help us build the rides, the games, and above all else have some fun! From real world measurements to our Minecraft server help us expand and include this historic land mark. Team building, trigonometry, programming, and building on a gigantic scale all of this and more at our next installment of Marshall meets Minecraft.

Camp size 10-40

Campers need to bring their lunches

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STaR Partnership -Science, Tech and Rec

This summer we will be partnering with the Marshall University Rec Center Summer day camp. Any week we have half-day camps, your child can spend a half day with us exercising their brains and a half day running around at the Rec Center. If you sign up for this program, our staff will take our morning session campers once their day with us is done and drop them off at noon at the Rec Center, where you can pick them up at the end of the day. If you child is an afternoon camper with us, they can start their morning at the Rec center and our staff will pick them up at 12:45 and transport to the Science Building where you can pick them up at the end of the day. We are trying to make our camps easier and more accessible for full time working parents. Also email us if you need early drop off or late pick up, many times we can arrange this as well. After you register with us just contact the Rec Center front desk (call or drop in) and ask them about the STaR partnership (Science, Tech and Rec) and they will let your register for a half day with them (at their half-day rates). If you have questions about Rec Center portion of this program, please contact Chad Steen, Assistant Director of Adventure Rec & Youth Programs, 304-696-4109 or steenc@marshall.edu.


Presentation1For our 5th year, the Marshall University College of Science is hosting Summer Science Adventure camps. We have tripled our camp offerings and hope you will allow us to show your child a unforgettable experience. With Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math, full STEAM ahead with idea that can learning can be so fun. All camps are hands-on with science, include creativity and art, and we sneak math in at every opportunity (and the kids don’t even notice it).

College of Science

College of Science

With camps spanning many fields such as veterinarian sciences, microscopy, anatomy, microbiology, and computer programming, your child will explore through both hands-on and activity based learning. The camps offer the opportunity for your child to enrich their science education and see what real science is all about.

Our camps are designed and staffed by MU professors, graduate students, and local professionals to ensure your child is being taught by people whose careers are science based. We also use Marshall students and STEM high school students for experience for everyone. Camps range from 2:6-2:10 staff-camper ratio permitting very individualized instruction. These camps will give your child an opportunity to explore careers in the sciences and, since these camps are in Marshall University laboratories, it’s a great peak to see what college has to offer!


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For more information, please contact us at SummerScienceAdventures@gmail.com or call 304-412-2757.