Summer Science Adventures 2020 Canceled due to community health concerns

All ages include rising students (for example 3 means students entering 3rd grade 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).

We try to stay a little flexible on age groups based on individual children’s needs and also the desire to keep siblings together – just let us know.

May 26-29, 2020

Minecraft in Space

K-10 grade, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $220/week

Team building, space science, trigonometry, programming, and building on an unearthly scale. Build space ship and learn about the scale and size of the universe. You will colonize the moon and Mars learning about the challenges of space travel, time lags, and settlement. Leader educators will be Terry Dillman, a MU College of Science graduate and current teacher at the STEM+M High School, and space mining enthusiast Jordan Holman.

Camp class size 10-40

Campers need to bring their lunches

June 1-5, 2020

Frozen Fun

Grades 3-6, 1:00-4:00, $145/week

Do you love Frozen as much as we do??  This camp is about everything Frozen, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and friends. Play Frozen games and make Frozen crafts to take home. Do science experiments that will teach you how to have powers over ice and snow just like Elsa!

Camp class sizes 8-24

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

June 8-12

 

Junior Engineers: LEGO Building Blocks & Brain

Grades 1-6, 1:00-4:00; $145/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. Leader educator will be Jordan, who coaches our junior Lego Robotics team.

Camp class size 10-24

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

June 15-19

Space and the Stars Above

 Grades 3-5, 1:00-4:00, $145/week

How can you study stars during the day? Come to Marshall and can gaze up into the stars in our engaging and interactive planetarium. Learn the stories of the constellation and make up some of your own. Make rockets and cosmic paper airplanes. This star-studded week will be designed and run by Marshall University physics professor and super Dad – Dr. Jon Saken.

Camp class size 10- 24

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

June 22-26

Kids, Code & Creativity

Grades 2-5, 9:00-12:00, $145/week

Spend a week learning to write a game, compose music, or making software art! Here we will do all of those things and learn a few fundamental concepts of programming. This is a class where there is no right (or wrong) answers, as long as you are having fun. We will start out learning the basics of the MIT-developed programing software for kids “Scratch”. It’s a drag and drop programming environment and can support you in creating whatever you want. Class size for this new addition to our line-up is limited to 15 so sign up early. Taught by Archer Sully, a Silicon Valley veteran (and dad) who has worked for innovative companies on digital media products.

Camp size 10-22

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

 June 29-July 3

A Passport to Japan: Language, Comics and Coding

Grades 2-7 9:00-12:00, $145/week

Travel to Japan without leaving WV! Language immersion half-day camp with emphasis on Japanese comics, animation, and coding. Campers will be creating comic panels and learning coding using Scratch that can animate those panels! Taught by awesome and fun Marshall University Japanese professor Dr. Zelideth Rivas.

Camp size 10-22

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

July 6-10

Board Game Bonanza

Grades 3-6 1:00-4:00, $145/week

What a great way to enjoy the summer! Play games, games, games with new friends! Games for all ages, interests and themes that stretch your strategy, reasoning, and hone social skills. Choose from classics like Monopoly (Pokémon or Frozen editions), Life, Trouble, Chess, Harry Potter Uno, Risk and try new ones like Catan Junior and Takenoko! Don’t worry if don’t know how to play all these, our staff will teach you.

Camp size 10-22

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

July 13-17

Animal Rescue Camp

Grades 3-6 1:00-4:00, $145/week

During this camp we will meet many different kinds of animals, both pets and wildlife, and learn how to help them. We will learn how to make your own stuffed animal, how to make cat and dog beds and toys, wildlife rescue nests, and pouches for orphaned kangaroos which we will send to Australia. We will have a visit from the local animal shelter to meet some of their animals and give them some of our beds and toys.  Aside from visiting with and learning about animals, you will also learn hand sewing, machine sewing, and the basics of crocheting.

Camp size 10-22

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

July 20-24

Wonders of Water Week

Grades 3-6, 9:00-12:00, $145/week

Can you image life without water?  Neither can we! Join us for an exciting week of learning all about the wonders of water. This camp will introduce topics such as water conservation, ocean currents, stream ecology, aquatic life, wetlands, green infrastructure and stormwater pollution. Young biologists will learn how to identify aquatic life, such as macroinvertebrates and fish, while conducting hands on activities that connect them to the water across planet earth! Leader educators will be Tomi Bergstrom, former MU graduate and current WV Project WET coordinator and Thomas Aluise, Youth Program Coordinator of West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Camp class size 8-24

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

July 27-31

Super Spy: Can you Escape?

Grades 3-6, 1:00-4:00, $145/week

Join us for a week of games, puzzles, adventure, mystery, and logic. If your child enjoys making games, or has the makings of a master spy, this camp is perfect for them. In this super fun week, kids will learn about cryptology and cryptography, play, solve, and make logic games, brain teasers, riddles, and puzzles, attempt to “escape the camp” with a real escape room, plan, build, and run their own breakout boxes or escape rooms and have daily outside time (weather permitting) following clues to find geocaches.

Camp class size 8-24

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

August 3-7

It’s Magic!

Grades 3-6, 1:00-4:00, $145/week

Explore magic through chemistry, math, & engineering. Mix magical chemicals and watch things erupt, make water magically disappear, fool your new friends with card tricks, learn how to guess anyone’s birthday, and how to build magical structures that defy gravity. By the end of the week you will have made a book to take home with all your magical secrets.

Camp class sizes 8-24

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

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 Jonathan Sanders, Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps, 304-696-4652 or sandersjo@marshall.edu.

For our 7th year, the Marshall University College of Science is hosting Summer Science Adventure camps. Let us share with your child an 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 Partnership

For our 7th year, the Marshall University College of Science is hosting Summer Science Adventure camps. Let us share with your child an 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).

With camps spanning many fields such as veterinarian sciences, physics, 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. Assistants include 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 opportunity to see what college has to offer!


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