Summer Science Youth Camps

at Saint Francis University

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    Summer Science Youth Camps

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    Grades 1-3 (Grade as of Fall of 2015)
    • Adventures in Chemistry I
    • Dates: Tuesday, July 14 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2015 
    • Description: Coming Soon 
    • Program Fee: $105
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    • Build It Better/Let's Learn Some Science
    • Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2015 
    • Description: During this week we will explore numerous types of introductory sciences including but not limited to anatomy, ecology, physics, and engineering.  We will build miniature scale greenhouses to look at the effects of greenhouse gases.  Kids will get to experience how smell affects the taste of food.  (Food allergies will be taken into consideration:  no nuts or nut based products will be used.  It will be mainly fruits and vegetables.)  Weather pending, we may collect macro invertebrates from a small stream on campus, which will require old clothes and shoes to change into.  For a day or two we will work in the engineering field on several small projects known as build it better.  It will be a fun filled, thought provoking week to get boys and girls alike interested in the sciences.
    • Program Fee: $175
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    • Science and Engineering for Kids
    • Dates: Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2015
    • Description: Come join us for some introductory science that will make you smile and think. This camp will set out to show young ones the science that surrounds their daily life, leading girls and boys through lessons they will be reminded of everyday, and they will begin to understand what it means to be an engineer, an astronaut, a biologist, and more! Bring your thinking caps and your excited attitudes for a few days of fun! Over the course of the camp, well thought out projects, examples, games and lessons will cover the science behind the phases of water, water quality, gravity, geology, solar energy, bridges, how soap works, plant life, bugs, cooking & more! 
    • Program Fee: $140
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    • STEM Fun with Girl Scouts
    • Dates: Tuesday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Girls entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2015
    • Description: Have fun with science, technology, engineering, and math while earning patches for all things related to STEM.
    • Program Fee: $70 for all registered Girl Scouts. $85 for non-registered Girl Scouts. All non-registered Girl Scouts will be registered to be eligible to receive the patches for their activities.

     

    Grades 4-6 (Grade as of Fall of 2015)
    • Adventures in Chemistry II
    • Dates: Tuesday, June 30 - Thursday, July 2, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2015 Description: Coming Soon 
    • Program Fee: $105
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    • CSI: Loretto
    • Dates: Monday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 24 
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Boys and Girls entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2015
    • Description: CSI and other television shows have made forensics a very popular word in the American vocabulary. Be prepared for experiments where you will conduct some forensics procedures to solve simulated crimes. 
    • Program Fee: $105
    • Exploring the Sciences
    • Dates:
    • Time:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For:  Girls and Boys entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2015
    • Description:  During this week we will investigate numerous types of science including but not limited to anatomy, zoology, physics, and engineering.  This camp is set up to help gain a better understanding of how science is around us in our daily lives.  By the end of the week, we will hopefully have inspired the students to pursue their interests in science, and turn it into a career choice down the road.  It will be a creative, fun filled week that will open young minds to multiple disciplines of science.
    • STEM Exploration with Girl Scouts
    • Dates: Thursday, June 25 - Friday, June 26, 2015
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • For: Girls entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2015 Description: Explore science, technology, engineering, and math. These hands-on sessions will get you excited about STEM.
    • Program Fee:  $70 for all registered Girl Scouts. $85 for non-registered Girl Scouts. All non-registered Girl Scouts will be registered to be eligible to receive the patches for their activities (fee included in camp registration).
    Grades 7-10 (Grade as of Fall of 2015) 
    • Summer STEM Camps are designed for middle school children in grades sixth through nine. These camps introduce children to several branches of science: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental engineering, and physics. In each camp, children become scientists who are critically observe the surrounding environment, pose scientific questions, conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, and draw their own conclusions. Each camp includes daily (weather permitting) outside activities: field trips, short hikes, games, and physical exercises.
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    •  Space Camp
    • Dates: June 29th – July 2nd (4-day camp) Monday - Thursday
    • Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • In this camp, children will learn constellations, stars, and the nature of light. Our campers will investigate the basic properties of light and the way light interacts with matter. Children will progress from discovering why we see rainbows, a blue sky, and green grass to figuring out the chemical composition of distant stars. Among the activities offered in this camp, children will conduct experiments to investigate fundamental properties of light, conduct solar observations of the nearest to us star (the Sun), and compare it to other stars in constellations. In addition, children will discuss solar activity and its effect on our everyday life on Earth. This camp is designed to introduce children to a wide range of concepts and laws in astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth sciences.
    • Program Fee:  $160
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    •  Earth Camp
    • Dates:July 5th-10th (5-day camp) Monday - Friday
    • Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • "The World Around You: Watershed Camp for Up-In-Coming Scientists" Calling all students preparing for high school and are curious about the "water-world" around them, this camp will provide you with an in-depth look and appreciation for the water they drink, swim in, flush and canoe down. The students will learn about the quality of water, the common and innovative processes water goes through, the natural and geographical behavior of water and will take field trips to learn of local water systems and treatment. By connecting the environment to your life, it is easier to understand and appreciate Grandpa's favorite fishing spot or the journey your tap water has taken to boil your mac n' cheese. Your young scientist could potentially understand what their future careers could hold through this camp with introductions to the fields of environmental engineering, chemistry, physics and microbiology. The path that leads your student to protect and understand water is a FUN one full of adventures, real water sampling, using technical equipment and activities that help them learn and play.
    • Program Fee:  $200

    Complete the online registration form to register your child for one of Summer Science Youth Camps listed above.  Print the confirmation email and mail it with your payment.  Registration is not complete until we receive payment.  Checks can be made payable to Saint Francis University.  We do not accept credit cards at this time.  Mail your registration form and payment to:  SFU Science Outreach Center, Summer Science Youth Camps, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, PA  15940.  

    Questions?  Contact us at ScienceOutreach@francis.edu or by calling 814.472.3878.