Jr. Science Sleuths: The Mad Scientist

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When is it?

30 June 2014 to 03 July 2014

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Who can attend?

Students entering grades 2-3.

What's covered?

Watch! - 2013 Camp Video

Do you have what it takes to be a Jr. Science Sleuth? Can you help the detectives crack the case, find the clues, and solve the mystery that has them baffled? if you answered yes, then this is the camp for you!  As a Jr. Science Sleuth, it will be your job to solve the mystery behind The Case of the Mad Scientist!  

You will learn to conduct your very own experiments and explore the secrets of chemistry, ecology, physics, and material science.  The results of your investigations will help our resident detectives find out who tampered with the scientist's experiment and how they did it!  Register early and join us on a science adventure that will take you into the lab and into the world of a scientist!

Along they way campers may need to learn the science behind some bubbling, freezing, gooey, and stinky chemistry concoctions, as well as environmental science, math and physics, and properties of various materials.

Come and join Penn State scientists and staff and unlock the secrets of science! Your child will work with friends in both small and large groups to discover how science works. In this camp, children will learn about inquiry and the scientific method. Each camper will receive the training and support to ask questions as well as the skills to experiment and dig for answers!

Lunch and snacks

  • A pizza lunch will be provided on Friday of this camp.
  • Snacks and drinks will be provided each day during activity breaks.
  • A lunch should be brought from home for each camper Tuesday - Thursday.

Camp fees and registration

Register online before midnight March 31, 2014

  • $275 (day camp only)

final presentationsRegister online after 12 am April 1, 2014

  • $305 (day camp only)

Day Camp

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please bring your child between 8:45 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick your child up no later than 4:00 pm.

Extended Care - based on enrollment

  • Add $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon), $30 per child per week (Morning care only), or $20.00 per week (Afternoon only care) for each child registered
  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Friday (morning only).
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Friday afternoon. Each camper must be picked up by 4:00 pm after the closing ceremony on Friday.