STEM

All STEM camps have been canceled.

Messy Mixtures

(maximum 15 participants)
When:
June 15‑19
Grade Level: Preschool (age 3)‑K
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Jane Fouracre, Independence Early Childhood Teacher, and Mrs. Barb Scarpone, Independence Kindergarten Teacher

LET'S GET MESSY!! Ooey, gooey, smooshy, slimy fun. This camp lets children make a mess…on purpose! During this hands‑on camp, campers will learn how to make their own slime and goop from ingredients found in the home (with supervision, of course). We will even create a few messy snacks to eat during camp, so dress for the mess. Campers must be potty‑trained.

Science Explorers: Mix it Up!

(maximum 23 participants)
When:
July 6‑10
Grade Level: Grades 2‑7
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑3:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $475 (full day) or $310 (half day)
Instructor: Science Explorers staff

We’re doing a Club Rewind by taking our popular after-school programs from this past year and turning them into a fun-filled, week-long camp with different themes each day, including slime, atomic art, popping chemistry, the science of sound, and oozy, odd, outrageous animals. In our half-day camp, we’ll mix up magnetic slime, get loud as we make thunder cups and musical chimes, investigate the anatomy of frogs, build spin art machines, blast off film canister rockets, and make yummy ice cream. Stay for the full day (or come for just the afternoon), and we’ll continue the fun as we make a tornado in a bottle, create bubble blowers, mix up even more slime, explore optical illusions and make sun prints, build our own instruments, and make fizzy bath poppers and fizzing CO2 reactions.

Oceanography

(maximum 20 participants)
When:
July 27‑31
Grade Level: Grades 5‑8
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $430
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Watt, Independence Lower School Science Teacher

Oceanography Camp is designed to emphasize environmental discovery and exploration. This camp is offered to fifth‑ through eighth‑grade students who are curious about the ocean and the world around them. This hands‑on program seeks to raise awareness about marine environments and stimulate an interest in the sciences through a variety of fun and engaging activities such as snorkeling, salt marsh exploration, beach and island ecology, and ocean life studies. This camp also includes visits to a local aquarium, wildlife refuges, and of course…the beach!

Science Explorers: Greatest Hits

(maximum 23 participants)
When:
July 27‑31
Grade Level: Grades 2‑7
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑3:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $475 (full day) or $310 (half day)
Instructor: Science Explorers staff

Science Explorers has compiled our favorite camp experiments into a week-long science extravaganza! In our half-day camp, you’ll dissect a shark, make groovy lava lamp test tubes, design a course for your own robot, mix up chemical reactions, erupt a volcano, and make chalkboard and fluffy slime! Stay for the full day (or come for just the afternoon), and you’ll build a solar oven and bake s’mores, create your own motorized invention, experiment in our acid and base lab, go digging for dinosaurs, and compete in a bristle-bot race.

Messy Adventures

When: August 3‑7
Grade Level: Grades 4‑8
Time: 1:00‑4:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Miss McKenzie Walsh, Independence Extended Day Staff

In this camp, we will be diving in to making slime, doing fun, messy experiments, and solving scientific problems. This is an all-around fun camp with the key element of “more mess, more fun.”

1st Grade, Here I Come!

When: August 10‑14
Grade Level: Grade 1
Time: 9:00 a.m.‑12:00 p.m.
Cost: $255
Instructor: Mrs. Barb Scarpone and Mrs. Donna Samuels, Independence Kindergarten Teachers 

Attention: Rising First Graders! Get your mind in gear for a week of first-grade readiness activities. If you like games, this is the perfect camp for you! You will hone important skills as you play reading and math games designed for learning and fun. Each day will be filled with numerous projects and games to help you shake off the summer cobwebs on your brain. Exercise your brain muscle as you compete with your peers for each competition. The end-of-the-week "Brain Game Olympics" is sure to be the highlight of the camp.