The Birds & the Beasts
Where do owls live and what do they eat? How do some bugs walk on water? These questions and more will be answered as we explore owls, birds and bugs. Children will make an bird house and a bug house to continue the exploration right in their own backyard.
Check out shapes and why they are so strong. Investigate arches, and geodesic domes. Discover why an egg’s shape is so strong and how you can find this shape in buildings. Test loads and build some bridges when you put on an engineer’s hat and learn about structures.
Find out how wedges, screws and levers help us with our daily lives. Use simple machines to complete different tasks like lifting weights and launching ping pong balls. Run through an obstacle course and use teamwork to show how useful simple machines can be.
Become a Mad Science chemist as you learn all about the chemistry of things that you encounter everyday in your house and school. Discover how chemical reactions are everywhere and how you can figure out if a chemical change has occurred right before your very eyes. Mix, mush and brew together different chemicals to create things you can use in this hands-on chemistry lab.
How does a camera work? What does a lens do? How do our eyes work? What is a camera obscura? How did the idea of motion pictures start and how did early filmmakers figure out how to make images move? All these questions and more are answered in this hands-on program wherein campers get to experience many aspects of photography.