Summer Camps Themes
Young biologists explore the natural world and the adaptations that allow birds and beasts to thrive. Have fun finding and magnifying nature’s smallest creatures, engineer animal habitats, pour plaster casts of animal tracks, make recycled paper, and build a water filter! Discover what owls eat and identify the bones they leave behind! Create your own blob of “Mad Mucus” and learn about cilia, cells and circulation!
Look out 007-the Mad Science Spy Academy is here! From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like a UV Fingerprint Finder! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on view of the science that spies use!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s…everything from the earliest flying machines to the first rocket flights! This hands-on Mad Science program teaches you all about aerodynamics and the world above us! Explore the basic principles of flight, build airplanes, ride a hovercraft and construct balloon copters. Discover the mysteries of the galaxy, learn about celestial navigation, and take home a rocket that you build yourself!
Take a walk on the wild side in this crazy week of sleuth science. Have a ton of fun as we whip up potions and experiment with all kinds of chemical reactions, including growing our own crystals, making sidewalk chalk, and learning the science of chromatography! Mix it up as we experiment with molecular madness, radical reactions and “fizz”-ical and chemical reactions. Discover what those crazy chemists are really up to in their laboratories! Then use everything you’ve learned to solve the Mad Science Mystery; even Sherlock couldn’t figure this one out!
Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery. See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work as we explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond! Watch star dust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour. Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light as you learn about space phenomena. This is an experience that is truly out of this world!
Junior Mad Scientists dive into the realms of the Chemical and Physical world in this crazy week of non-stop action – and Reaction! Kids explore our wonderlab and find eggs that don’t break, ice that doesn’t melt and discover how to freeze time! Our young chemists perform spectacular hands on experiments and continue the fun at home with the gadgets they’ve designed in the lab!
We bring chess pieces to life using creative personalities. Our imaginative characters accelerate the learning process and fascinate children. Play with out giant chess set - the biggest you've ever seen! Find out why chess is the most popular game in the world. We cover all rules, strategies and tactics. This camp is appropriate for beginners through intermediate players.
Flowers and minds can’t blossom without STEMs. This camp is specially designed for inquisitive pre-K or Kinder-“Gardeners”. Kids discover how to paint with wind, build a bug model, start their own garden and learn what nature needs to make their plants grow! Non-stop activities keep your little Mad Scientists engaged and focused! Kids give it two Green Thumbs up!!
Whether your child loves to build things or destroy them, this week of camp includes lots of both! Junior Mad Science engineers design and build structures using simple tools and their imaginations. Then the machine madness starts…children discover how different machines, both simple and complex, are used in our daily lives! Kids design simple machines using pulleys, wedges, screws and levers and have fun learning how catapults work! We use the skills we’ve learned to build a Mad Science robot that we can keep, all while learning the science of robotics!
Creative Contraption Warning! This Mad Science camp is designed by you—the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your imagination! With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts, then lay siege to the castle. Assemble your own working light saber to take home! While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration; this camp is 100% fun!
(Ages 6-12) (Half Day Camp)
Build a different LEGOTM project, inspired by an engineering theme, each day! Explore engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering. Use critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations. Experience extended learning with take home toys to reinforce each concept!
(Ages 4-6) (Half Day Camp)
Find out just how much fun Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can be with our unique and exciting hands-on activities! Put your engineering and technology skills to use and build structures, explore space and discover magnetic levitation! Basic math concepts such as units of measure, shapes, problem solving, addition and subtraction are used during our crazy experiments! Continue the fun and learning at home with experiments you've made at camp.
(Ages 4-6) (Half Day Camp)
Junior Mad Scientists dive into the realms of science with non-stop, hands-on fun! Learn about everything from Air Pressure to Zebras! This week of discovery introduces kids to all facets of science. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there! Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Then we transform into bubbleologists to learn about the science of bubbles!
(grades 5-9 only)
Designed especially for the inquisitive minds of middle-schoolers, these courses will enable your students to delve into a variety of science-related topics. Special age-appropriate experiments will allow prospective scientists to test their own hypotheses in a variety of areas, including chemistry, rocket science and aerodynamics, and the wacky world of robots.