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Summer Science Camp

2018 summer camp registration is now open!

  • All camps run from 9AM to 4PM.
  • Before Care runs from 8AM-9AM and After Care runs from 4PM-5:30PM
  • Click an age group below to learn about camp topics and register.
  • Grade levels refer to the grade the students are entering in the fall.

Don’t miss these additional camp opportunities:

Available camps:

June 25 -29:

Animal Expeditions
How do birds fly?  Why do lions roar?  How in the world do monkeys leap from tree to tree? From the jungle to the farm, learn about the spectacular animals that live around the world.  Bring in your favorite stuffed animal to join in this exciting adventure!
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July 9 -13:


It’s a Bonding Thing!
Discover what happens when substances are mixed together and conduct your own chemistry experiments.
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July 16 – 20

Exploring Space
Journey to the stars as you explore the wonders of the night sky.  Discover the mysteries of the moon as you explore its changing shape and size.  Creep through the night to reveal animals that wake up at night!  Create your own animal tracks and constellations in this week’s nighttime adventure.
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Aug 13 – 17

Junior Detective
A crime has been committed and it’s up to you, young detective, to use your deductive skills to find the culprit. Analyze fingerprints, hair samples and handwriting samples to solve the crime!
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Aug 20 – 24

Grow it Tall!
Just what is a fruit?  How is it different from a vegetable?  What in the world do plants need to grow?  What makes flowers so colorful? Dig into a fun-filled week as you learn about different kinds of plants and what makes them grow.  Plant your own vegetable to take home!
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Available camps:

June 25 -29:

Under the Sea
Dive into this exciting week of camp! Explore the many organisms that call the underwater world home. Investigate the difference between saltwater and freshwater, learn how waves are created, and uncover animal adaptations.
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July 9 -13:

Slimy Science
Learn how molecules bond in chemical reactions as you combine different substances and observe how they change. We dare you to run and jump in our Oobleck pit to experience other changes in matter!
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July 16 – 20

Outer Limits
The destination is Mars and NASA is looking for engineers to design habitats for colonists to live in and grow their own food.
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July 23 – 27

Earth Science
Earth’s natural resources are limited. Explore alternative sources of energy and uncover ways to conserve water.
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July 30 – Aug 3

Language of 1s & 0s
Learn how to use simple commands to write a short computer program. Practice writing programs with several of our interactive coding apps.
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Aug 6 – 10

Marvelous Machines
How does an engine work? How does an airplane fly?  Discover how these amazing inventions make travel easier. Experiment with early designs for flight, build a car with candy, and more!
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Aug 13 – 17

Crime Investigation
A crime has been committed and it’s up to you, young detective, to use your deductive skills to find the culprit. Analyze fingerprints, hair samples and handwriting samples to solve the crime!
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Aug 20 – 24

Wilderness Adventures
Pit your survival instincts against the elements…and fellow campers. Can you construct a shelter that is able to protect you from the wind and rain?  How would you use recyclable materials to collect water?  Do you think you have what it takes to handle a bow and arrow?  Explore the science of survival in this epic week of camp!
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Available camps:

June 25 -29:

Junior Marine Biologist
Dive into the ocean and investigate its formation. Ride the ocean currents and explore their impact on the planet. Discover the layers of the ocean and learn about marine life.
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July 9 -13:


Fizz! Bang! Science!
Investigate how fireworks are made.  Observe how different chemicals react to heat and examine the distinct colors they produce.
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July 16 – 20

To Infinity, & Beyond!
What keeps our planet warm? Could there be life on other planets? Why are stars different colors? Investigate how planets revolve around the Sun, explore the challenges of interstellar travel and build a space station!
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July 23 – 27

Energy Sustainability
Brainstorm ways to conserve Earth’s natural resources. Learn about alternative ways to grow food without soil and reduce the amount of trash destined for landfills.
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July 30 – Aug 3

Programming & Coding
Explore binary codes and how robots use this language to perform tasks. Program our Finch robots to traverse an obstacle course.
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Aug 6-10

Creative Inventions
Some of the world’s greatest inventions were discovered accidentally; others were made to help solve problems in the world.  Bring your creative ideas to this week of camp – you will face invention challenges of all kinds!
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Aug 13-17

Forensic Tech Training
Dive into the world of forensic police work! Conduct a crime scene walk-through to collect evidence. Become a CSI investigator as you test blood samples, use DNA extraction, and run hair sample analyses.
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Aug 20-24

Survival Games
Learn how to turn ordinary household items into survivor kits. Discover the mixture of chemicals that can be used to keep the body warm in cold climates.
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Available camps:

July 23-27:

Environmental Task Force
Learn why it is important to protect the earth, and what we can do to make that happen.
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July 30-Aug 3

Robotic Engineering
Calling all tech wizzes… Work with fellow team members to design a bot that can compete on the MiSci challenge course! Explore the basics of robotics programming and experiment with different attachments to increase your bot’s ability to complete the course.
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Aug 6-10

Makerspace
Learn to design innovative solutions for today’s world as you complete a class challenge from materials provided.
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Our summer camp scholarship through the Michigan Science Center’s Sponsors of Science program is now closed

 

No Refunds, Exchange Only: If your child is unable to attend camp the week that they have been registered for, we can transfer the registration to a different week this summer depending on availability.

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Thank you for your purchase. We look forward to seeing you at MiSci soon.