STEM

MESSY MIXTURES

(maximum 15 participants)
When:
June 25-29
Age level: Early Childhood I (3 years old)-Kindergarten
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $250
Instructors: Mrs. Jane Fouracre, Independence Early Childhood Teacher, and Mrs. Barb Scarpone, Independence Kindergarten Teacher

LET’S GET MESSY!! Oozy, gooey, squishy, 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)! Dress for the mess! We will even create a few messy snacks to eat during camp!

CARDBOARD ENGINEERING

When: June 25-29
Age level: Grades 4-6
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
Instructor: Miss Sarah Gilmore, Independence Fourth-Grade Teacher

Calling all future engineers; this camp's for you! Using specialized tools and an endless supply of cardboard, there's no project you can't tackle. The possibilities are endless. Whether it's a piece of full-sized furniture, a boat, a toy, or a functioning arcade, cardboard will be the building material of choice. Let your creativity, design-sense, and love of engineering shine!

SCIENCE EXPLORERS: POTIONS, POWDERS AND POLYMERS

(maximum 23 participants)
When:
July 9-13
Age level: Grades 2-7
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $475 (full day) or $310 (half day)
Instructor: Science Explorers staff

Is it science or magic? You’ll find out! In our half-day camp, you’ll create erupting foam monsters, conduct amazing air pressure experiments, dig for hidden treasures, investigate the science of illusions, and build spectroscopes to view the spectrum of different types of light. Stay for the full day and we’ll reveal many mysteries of science as we investigate creepy creatures, learn troll tricks, capture a rainbow in a bottle, make instant snow, mix up glowing slime, and conduct lab tests on mystery substances.

SCIENCE EXPLORERS: FIZZ, BANG, BOOM, BOT

(maximum 23 participants)
When:
July 16-20
Age level: Grades 2-7
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $475 (full day) or $310 (half day)
Instructor: Science Explorers staff

What do you get when you take the physics of motion, add in some electrifying experiments, and mix it up with some chemistry? Everyone has a blast! In our half-day camp, you’ll create your own motorized invention, experiment with light and flight, make your own kaleidoscope, and experiment with giant floating bubbles. Stay for the full day and build your own motorized robot, use chromatography to separate the colors in candy, mix up some crazy chemical reactions, build an electric game, investigate the effects of air pressure, and compete in a tall tower engineering competition!

COUNT ME IN: A MATH STEM CAMP FOR GIRLS

(maximum 12 participants)
When:
July 23-27
Age level: Grades 1-3
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $275
Instructor: Mrs. Terri Shockley, Independence Fifth-Grade Teacher

The founders of Count Me In know that you want your daughter feeling confident about math and able to recognize the unique way that girls play and learn. This camp will help them accomplish both. For more information, visit their website at www.countmeinmath.com.

OCEANOGRAPHY **LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE**

(maximum 20 participants)
When:
July 30-August 3
Age level: Grades 5-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $425
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Watt, Independence Lower School Science Teacher

Oceanography Camp is designed to emphasize environmental discovery and exploration. This camp is offered to fourth- 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!

CREATE YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME

(maximum 24 participants)
When:
August 6-10
Age level: Grades 4-8
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
Instructor: Mr. Jonas Raab, Independence Technology Education Teacher

Have you ever wondered about the inner workings of a video game? Do you find yourself thinking, “How do they do that?” Would you like to learn? If so, you are perfect for this camp. Get ready to explore coding and learn how to create your own video game. No prior experience is necessary, and there will be more advanced opportunities and projects for more experienced programmers.

JUNIOR ROBOTICS

When: August 13-17
Age level: Grades 1-4
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $250
Instructor: Miss Sarah Gilmore, Independence Fourth-Grade Teacher

This camp is designed to develop the naturally curious and innovative minds of young children. While engaging in hands-on challenges, your child will gain experience in engineering, technology, and coding. We’ll spend time working with Snap Circuits, LEGOS, including LEGO WeDo 2.0, LittleBits, Cubetto, and more! No experience necessary.

DON’T BUG ME

When: August 13-17
Age level: Grades 3-6
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $225
Instructor: Ms. Vita Biddle, Independence Learning Specialist, LeApps™ Instructor and Sixth-Grade Literature Teacher

Children interested in all things creepy and crawly will enjoy this camp! Boys and girls will go on bug hunting adventures and learn the basics of entomology. We will investigate insects in all stages under microscopes and in their natural environments. Each student will complete a digital insect collection to bring home that displays their knowledge of the various insect orders and how insects are classified. Note: Please bring your own net if you have one.