Summer Science Adventures

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Summer Science Adventures 2019 Registration opens March 15!!

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

Camps only run if they meet their minimum number

 Also see at the bottom of the page our 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 3-7

Minecraft Ancient Egypt

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

 Team building, trigonometry, programming, and building on a gigantic scale.

Camp class size 10-40

Campers need to bring their lunches

June 11-15

Kids Code & Creativity 1

Grades 2-5 9:00-12:00 $140/week

Camp class sizes 8-15

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

Microbiology

Grades 6-12 1:00-4:00 $200/week

This class will be taught by Marshall professor Dr. Wendy Trzyna in the Microbiology lab. Rigorous but fun!!

Camp class size 6-15

June 17-20

Dinosaurs, Dig and Discover

K-2, 9:00-12:00; Grades 3-6, 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 10-24

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

June 24-28

Flight Science!!

Grades 2-4, 9:00-12:00, Grades 5-8 1:00-4:00 pm, $140/week

This camp will be designed and run by Marshall University physics professor and super Dad Dr. Jon Saken.

Camp class size 8-24

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

July 2-6

no camps due to the holidays

July 8-12

Animals

K-2 9:00-12:00; Grades 3-6 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Camp class size 10- 25

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

ACT 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 15-19

Legos Building Blocks and Brains

K-2, 9:00-12:00; Grades 3-6, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

CLOSED

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

July 22-26

Rainbow Camp

K-2, 9:00-12:00; Grades 3-6, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Where do colors come from? What is a rainbow?  How do we use light to learn about the universe? How do colors blend? How does art intersect with science?

Camp size 10-25

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

July 29-August 2

Rocks Rock

K-2, 9:00-12:00; Grades 3-6, 1:00-4:00, $140/week

Kids Code & Creativity 1

Grades 5-8 1:00-4:00 $140/week

Camp class sizes 8-15

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

August 5-9

Pokemon

(K-8) 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $270/week

Everything Pokemon linked to strategy, science and math!

Camp size 10-24

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, 304-696-4732 or steenc@marshall.edu.


Presentation1For our 6th 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!


*Click Here for REGISTRATION*

For more information, please contact us at SummerScienceAdventures@gmail.com.