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Information - Themes - Dates

There are a great number of topics covered in our week-long camps. 

*Please see below themes for the locations/dates of our 2018 camps* 

Themes include:

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Brixology - Lego Camp

Step into the shoes of an engineer!  Using LEGO® bricks, campers take part in fun, physically active games based on daily themes, and build different engineering-themed projects each day.  They will explore engineering fields, and participate in collaborative challenges to solve real-world problems, while using critical thinking, cooperation and creative problem-solving skills to test and improve creations. 

Take-home projects will be given daily to reinforce each concept.

*Please note: If your student has previously participated in a Brixology workshop or afterschool, they will see some repeat of activities*

Claws, Codes & Constellations-Science Explorations

 Mad Science invites you to discover claws, codes and constellations with our exciting Camp Number 1. Following are some topics you will explore during this fun five-day camp. These are only a sample of some of the activities that you will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order: Mad Messages, Earth Awareness, Science of Sport, Nature, and Space Day!

Moving with Science

 Mad Science invites you to discover a week of all things science! Campers will dissect owl pellets and build a super strong bridge. Can your bridge withstand the shake rattle and roll challenge? Want a cool way to recycle a newspaper? How about turning it into a geodesic dome that you and your friends can sit in. Campers will explore the world of birds and beasts with birdhouse building and our super bug investigation. Campers will roll up their sleeves in the Mad Science chemistry lab and mix, mash and brew concoctions to create cool sidewalk chalk and bath fizzers! Assemble and control pulleys, levers, catapults, simple machines and megapinchers! Campers will discover the wonders of photography.  It’s a week packed with non-stop science fun!

Chemicals, Cells & Crime-Gross Out Camp

 Miss Manners might not approve but your child definitely will! Gross out camp is a week of learning about our gross bodily functions. Burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, germs and how our brain, cells, heart, organs and blood contribute to this. Make exploding "toothpaste", edible excrement and handmade ice cream. Take home your own slimy "boogers"

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 Red Hot Robots Camp/Radical Robots (Ages 7-12)

Discover the world of robots inspired by science fiction writers like Isaac Asimov and Karl Capek. Build an OWI EM4Robot to take home. Learn about robot programming with Mad Science’s Baby Steps and Sandwich programming. Program  to navigate through an obstacle course. 

 **Build OWI EM4Robot**

Lego Mindstorms® NXT Robot
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 Blast Off Camp (Ages 7-12)

 3-2-1 Blast Off! This action packed week focuses solely on rockets and rocket flight. Learn about model rocket design, building, aerodynamics, propulsion, launching, safety, recovery, and repair. Take part in daily launches. Take home your own rockets and an abundance of model rocket knowledge. This Mad Science camp is a blast for boys and girls alike.

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 NASA Academy of Space Explorers

 *Please note: If your student has previously participated in a NASA workshop or afterschool, they will see some repeat of activities*

From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on Mad Science program sends campers on a quest for galactic exploration! Comets, planets, stars, constellations, eclipses and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn the challenges of space travel and living in space. Build a model rocket and participate in a rocket launch. 

*Available as a half day option ONLY*

 

Mad Science is now offering Full and Half day options as well as before and after care.  

 

Camps are being held at the following locations for Summer 2018:

JUNE CAMPS 

1)  June 25-29 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @Sidney Albert Albany JCC - Please contact the JCC for more information 518-438-6651 - Brixology Lego Theme

2)  June 25-29 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ SCCC - Please visit  https://sunysccc.edu/About-Us/Workforce-Development-and-Community-Education/Program-and-Course-Catalog/Spring/Kid-and-Teen-Academy for more information and to register - Gross Out Camp Theme

 

JULY CAMPS 

3)  July 9-13 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ SCCC-  Please visit  https://sunysccc.edu/About-Us/Workforce-Development-and-Community-Education/Program-and-Course-Catalog/Spring/Kid-and-Teen-Academy for more information and to register  - Brixology Lego Theme

4)  July 16-20 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in South Colonie with before and after care - Red Hot (Radical) Robots and Claws, Codes & Constellations Themes

Please see our website at: http://thecapitaldistrict.madscience.org/campexperience.aspx  and click the "Register Now" button on this page for the registration form

5) July 16-20 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. through Queensbury Parks and Rec - Please visit recreation.queensbury.net/programs/index.asp for more information and to register - 3..2..1.. Blast Off Theme 

6) July 23-27 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ SCCC-  Please visit  https://sunysccc.edu/About-Us/Workforce-Development-and-Community-Education/Program-and-Course-Catalog/Spring/Kid-and-Teen-Academy for more information and to register  - Red Hot (Radical) Robots Theme

7) July 30-August 3 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  through Queensbury Parks and Rec - Please visit recreation.queensbury.net/programs/index.asp for more information and to register - Red Hot (Radical) Robots theme

 

AUGUST CAMPS 

8)  August 13-17 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. AND from 1-4 p.m. @ HVCC.  Please visit http://www.hvcc.edu/kidscamps/  and look at Summer Camp--> Summer Academy.  Two themes include Chemicals, Cells, Crime and Moving with Science.

9)  August 20-24 from 1-4 p.m. @Sidney Albert Albany JCC - Please contact the JCC for more information 518-438-6651 - Red Hot (Radical) Robots

10)  August 27-31 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @Sidney Albert Albany JCC - Please contact the JCC for more information 518-438-6651 - PreK Science Variety

11)  August 27-31 from 1-4 p.m. @Sidney Albert Albany JCC - Please contact the JCC for more information 518-438-6651 - 3..2..1.. Blast Off Theme

 

**Please check back for additional camps** 

 

Pricing:

For Camps held by Mad Science ONLY: $150 for half day camp and $300 for full day camp.

Before OR after care addition: $25 for the week

Before AND after care addition: $40 for the week

 

Enrollment:  

For Camps held by Mad Science ONLY:

If camp needs to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, campers and their families will be notified within two weeks of the camp start date and will be refunded their full amount. 


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