JMU4KIDS SCIENCE CAMP
This popular offering of 6 weekly themed sessions will give campers an opportunity to explore, investigate and discover all facets within the world of science.
Each week will focus on a specific theme:
July 6-10 A-Mazing Gardens:
Investigate gardening practices and A-Mazing layout that encourage organic farming including using natures helpers and best practices to create healthy soil. This hands on gardening experience will involve on-site gardens and experiementing with creating a floating garden.
July 13-17 Properties of Water and Weather:
Water is Strong. Water is Sticky. Water is clean.. or is it? Investigate H2O in our land and within our atmosphere through weather and weathering. Throughout the week, campers will collect data to predict weather patterns and become weather forecasters.
July 20-24 Around Town and Engineering:
How, why, and what we build does make a difference. Play with physics concepts to design magnetic trains and city transportation. Design a building using ecologically sustainable materials and create a future town.
July 27-31 Cooking For Future Chefs:
Along with locally grown ingredients, harvest herbs from our garden to make cultural comfort dishes. Working in teams to cook and bake, campers will practice food safety and healthy cooking practices. From harvest to dining, students will learn the joy of cooking.
August 3-7 Comparitive Anatomy- Ocular:
Comparative Human Anatomy returns with a look at our human eyes, along with the eyes of other mammals, birds, and insects. Through the creation of hands-on lab activities we will show how the brain, nervous system, and muscular system interact with the eye to produce sight.
August 10-14 Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon Titan:
Astronomy week blasts off with a trip around our Solar System. Stopping at Jupiter, we will explore the second largest moon in our galaxy, Titan and why it keeps us guessing. Learn about upcoming expeditions to explore metal asteroids, light, and gravity within our universe and experiment with creating rovers and spacecraft.
As a bonus, Science Camp Incubates chicken eggs with additional weekly activities based on the stages of incubation. A weekly letter will go home explaining field trips and important information.
Each afternoon the campers will work on Project Based Learning (PBL) activities, and swimming will be available.
Besides the talented full time staff, campers will learn from weekly guest presenters such as: George Steele, noted area naturalist, and Fran Martino, Hudson River expert.
Our goal is to create an atmosphere of learning in a fun, hands on style. Not only will we excite the future scientists but also inspire those kids, who had not yet experienced the joy of science, to want to learn more.
*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.