Finding Your Roots

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When is it?

14 July 2019 to 19 July 2019

Who can attend?

 Students entering grades 6-8.

What's covered?Finding Your Roots 2017

This camp is designed to get campers up close and personal with their own DNA so that they can explore the questions of where they come from and what makes them who they are. Campers will complete a DNA test before camp (secure DNA kits will be sent from Science-U) and will use information from their DNA test to talk about their traits like hair/eye/skin color, smell/taste perception, lactose intolerance, and caffeine metabolism with other campers. During camp, campers will discuss several topics, including inherited traits, evolution, and anthropology. Campers will also conduct genealogical research to learn about family members, their traits, and traditions. This camp is a place where the science is all about you — register today! (Note: The first full day of camp is Monday, July 15th, but all campers will check in for an opening ceremony the evening of Sunday, July 14th.) 

See the 2018 Finding Your Roots camp video here: 

You can also see the 2018 Finding Your Roots camp photo album here:


Lunch and Snacks

  • Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home.
  • Campers will go to the dining commons each day for lunch.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2019

  • $425 (day) $850 (residential)

Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019

  • $455 (day) $880 (residential)

Day Camp:Finding Your Roots Group 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please drop your child off from between 8:45 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm.


Campers who register for the residential option will check-in on Sunday afternoon and check-out Friday afternoon. Exact check-in and check-out times will be distributed to registered campers closer to camp dates.

Extended Care (Available for day campers only)

  • Cost is $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon) or $30 per child per week (morning OR afternoon care only) for each child registered. (Must register for Extended Care when registering for camps online.)
  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, Tuesday - Friday.
  • Optional pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Thursday.
Note: Extended care is not offered on Monday morning or Friday afternoon. Each camper must be checked in by their parent/guardian at the designated time on Monday morning and must be picked up directly after the closing ceremony on Friday