JMU4KIDS SCIENCE CAMP | Kids Out and About Albany


(Ages 8-14) This offering of 6 weekly sessions will give campers an opportunity to explore, investigate and discover all facets within the world of science.

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:

Week 1 July 9-13 
Magnetic Minerals:
Investigate micro-habitats of water and of soil. Campers will examine soil, dissect plants and extract seeds to begin their own gardens for home. 

Week 2 July 16-20
Future Engineers Designing Tomorrow:
Creative minds will study and create bridges and buildings to test their structures as they compete for durability and artistic design. This week begins egg incubation!

Week 3 July 23-27
Lighten Your Work!:
Design and create ways to make lifting and transporting easier. This fun week will look at knot tying for crafts and physics. We'll design mock waterways, boats, and vechiles using this knowledge. 

Week 4 July 30-Aug. 3
Rise and Shine for Unbelievable Energy:
Discover through experiments the surprising sources that give us power including energy not powered by electricity. Follow recipes to create food from scratch!

Week 5 Aug 6-10
Journey Into Space:
Take a trip to a new galaxy to discuss space exploration and living in antigravity. This is the week chicks are expected to hatch! Come see our tweets!

Week 6 August 13-17
Shark Week!:
What are the only bones we can see outside of our body? Investigate comparitive anatomy of the skeletal system for different animals that live in our habitat and within our oceans. 

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.

Director: Heather Sliwinski
Heather is a permanently certified NYS teacher for Pre-K thru 6th grade. She has a Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities from The College of Saint Rose, and a Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Reading from SUNY Oneonta. She has worked for summer camps for the past 13 years, and has taught Science, Math, Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade & 6th grade. She is currently a science teacher at All Saints Academy. This will be her forth summer as the Science Camp Director and eighth year with JMU 4 Kids.


Saint Gregory's School
121 Old Niskayuna Road
Loudonville, NY, 12211
United States


(518) 376-6668
Contact name: 
Joe Urschel
Email address: 
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$180 per week, or $160 per week if any child in a registered family attends school at one of our host schools (Holy Names, All Saints Academy, Saint Gregory's or Mater Christi). The week of July 2nd is a four day week due to the July 4th holiday. As a result the cost is $144/$128 for that week. We also accept families who receive a child care subsidy through DSS


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