SciTech Kids Summer Camp
June 10 - August 9, 2013
9 am - 3 pm
Ages 4 - 13
Summer is a great time for kids to explore the world of nature and natural phenomena. Science is everywhere and the city is your child’s laboratory. Most mornings are spent in Central Park, gaining a full, sensory experience while studying our urban ecosystem. The afternoons are filled with a range of science and non-science activities such as sports, music, or arts and crafts.
At SciTech Kids Summer Camp, your budding scientists will:
- explore a vast sprawl of insects, flowers, and normally unseen creatures in the soil in Central Park using a magnifying glass and discuss their findings with experts at the Central Park Conservancy
- get excited about “going green” and renewable energy by assembling a hydrogen fuel cell car and learning about recycling and its role in reducing wastes
- perform experiments such as launching explosive soda “Geysers” using Mentos candy and learn why this cool, chemistry experiment bubbles, pops, and fizzes
- learn about energy, gravity and momentum by investigating the science behind amusement park thrill rides at Central Park’s Victorian Gardens,
- take a field trip to the educational park, Field Station: Dinosaurs, the 20-acre outdoor science site that has more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs and games in New Jersey
- build a solar oven in Central Park and see how long it takes to cook a hot dog
- learn the physics of a golf swing while taking a golf lesson in Central Park
- design structures, build clocks, and explore more design themes based on a field trip to the Skyscraper Museum
To learn more about this summer's weekly themes, click here.
Kim makes science seem really easy and fun! When I knew we were building and launching rockets I couldn’t believe it!"
-male SciTech Explorer, age 5
Schedule and Location
Classes will meet Monday through Friday at the New York Junior League, located at 130 East 80th Street. The program runs June 10 to August 9th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and is divided into nine weekly sessions. There will be no camp on July 4th. Class sizes are small and children are divided up into programs based on the age groups below. To learn more about this summer's weekly themes click here.
Ages 4 to 5
Ages 6 to 8
Ages 9 to 13