Summer Science Youth Camps

at Saint Francis University

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    Summer Science Youth Camps

     

    Grades 1-3 (Grade as of Fall of 2015)
    • Adventures in Chemistry I
    • Dates: Tuesday, July 14 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2015 
    • Description: Welcome to Adventures in Chemistry! During this three day camp, students grades 1-3 will get the opportunity to explore the sciences through various small scale instructor supervised experiments. These experiments include making silly putty, discovering the harmful effects of oil spills, exploring static electricity and the Van de Graff generator, making our very own ice cream from liquid nitrogen, and many more exciting activities!
    • 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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 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 effects 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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 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 and much more! 
    • Program Fee: $140
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    Grades 4-6 (Grade as of Fall of 2015)
    • Adventures in Chemistry II
    • Dates: Tuesday, June 30 - Thursday, July 2, 2015 
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 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, 2015
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 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:  Tuesday, July 14 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
    • Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 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.
    • Program Fee: $105
    Grades 7-10 (Grade as of Fall of 2015)  
    • Space Camp
    • Dates: Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2015 (Four-day camp) 
    • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 7-10 in Fall 2015
    • Description: 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: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10, 2015 (Five-day camp) 
    • Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • For: Girls and Boys entering grades 7-10 in Fall 2015
    • Description: "The World Around You: Watershed Camp for up-and-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 what water is. This camp is a fun one, full of adventures, real water sampling using technical equipment, and activities that help them learn and play.
    • Program Fee:  $200

    Register Here 

    Space is limited. Registrations are accepted until two weeks before the chosen camp's start date.  

    Complete the online registration form (by clicking "register here" above, or click here) 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.