Summer Camps 

LEARN IN PERSON

Camps held at Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood, follow public health protocols. Families must agree to follow these protocols in order to participate in person.  

Summer of Code: Web Wizards / Ages 6-9 / $100 per student

June 14, 15, 16, 17  /  3:30pm-5pm

7 students min. / 15 students max. / Laptop required*

Teacher: Maleesa Losnedahl

Explore computer science topics like internet safety, sequences, loops & events while practicing meaningful collaboration and problem solving. Students will create their very own custom game or story that they can share by the end of the course.

 

Girls STEAM Camp / Ages 8-11 / $100 per student

June 3, 10, 17, 24  / 10am-12pm

7 students min. / 15 students max.

Teacher: Jeanette LaPlante

Girls STEAM Camp is designed for girls ages 8-11 to develop their confidence and interest in STEAM. Students will investigate comparative anatomy with forensic applications.

 

Crime Scene Investigation Camp / Ages 8-10 / $125 per student

June 14, 15, 16, 17 / 1pm-3pm

7 students min. / 20 students  max.

Teacher: Dominique Barksdale

Explore the world of forensics during this fun and interactive four-day camp led by Dominique Barksdale. Dominique has taught forensic science in the US and China. Investigate, collect evidence, and gain an understanding of forensic laboratories with hands-on experiences.  

Digital Fix:// Ages 11-13 / $150 per student

July 19, 20, 21, 22 & July 26, 27, 28, 29 / 10am-12pm

6 students min. / 15 students max. / Laptop or iPad*

Teacher: Mary Baker

BUILD AN APP: Work in teams to design a mobile app that can help solve a problem using MIT App Inventor. GREEN SCREEN MOVIE SCENE:  Produce photo and video content using green screen technology. Students debut final projects during a family VIP premiere party during our final class in the Michael Wexler Theater.

 

Makey Makey Design Studio / Ages 8-11 / $150 per student

July 26, 27, 28, 29 / 1pm-3pm

12 students min. / 20 students max. / Laptop required*

Teacher: Andrea Beaty

Use a Makey Makey circuit board to bring a game to life! Students will use Scratch to code and customize a game they design out of cardboard. Grab a friend and come make some fun! The camp fee includes a Makey Makey kit for each student.

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS*

 We encourage students to bring their own tablets or laptops if possible. If not, we have a supply of loaner devices for students to use. Homewood Science Center is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft. Students assume responsibility for their devices.  

LEARN ONLINE

Online camps are held on Google Hangout Meet. Instructors call parents before providing the link.

Online attendees must agree to the terms in our Online Program Participation. 

Virtual Minecraft Meet-Up / Ages 9-12 / $80 per student

June 7, 8, 9, 10 / 10am-11am

5 students min. / 7 students max.

Teacher: Maya Losnedahl Requirements: Device with Minecraft Bedrock Edition; Microsoft account connected to Minecraft 

In the virtual world of Minecraft, complete a series of challenges designed to encourage problem solving and to spark creativity. Students must be comfortable switching back and forth between Google Meet and Minecraft if using only one device during class.

 

EC STEM Virtual Camp / Ages 5-8 / $80 per student

July 12, 13, 14, 15 / 10am-11am

7 students min. / 15 students max.

Teachers: Tikia Cross & Kim Brunson

Young learners go in-depth with STEM topics as we expand on our PopUp SCIENCE @Home lessons with vocabulary, math challenges, videos, and more. Prior to the start of class, pick up program materials at the PopUp SCIENCE Shop, 2018 Ridge Rd. in Homewood. 

Summer of Code: Cool Coders Virtual Camp

Ages 10-13 / $150 per student

June 21, 22, 23, 24 & June 28, 29, 30, July 1 / 10am-11am 

7 students min. / 15 max. / Technology Required*

Teacher: Maleesa Losnedahl

Explore computer science topics online using Code.org. Learn the basics of computer programming using Blockly, a visual programming language using familiar contexts such as Angry Birds, Minecraft, Frozen, and Star Wars. For beginners and beyond! Students create programs with different kinds of loops, events, functions, and conditions and write algorithms for everyday tasks.

Summer Science Cafes

6th-8th Grade/ FREE

June 15: 11am, Intro to Acids and Bases with Color Changing Lemonade (Jeremiah Kim and Andrea Dao) 

June 22: 11am, Mixing Solutions (Nick Boynton and Chris Eom)

June 29: 2pm, Elasticity and Bounce (Anchita Addhya and Carlos Jimenez) 

July 6: 2pm, Material Interactions (Alvin Dai and Tony Pan)

July 13: 11am, Light Refraction and Lenses (Shankar Menon)

Summer Science Cafes is an online program for middle school students presented by the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME). UChicago graduate students inspire middle school students with engaging 30-minute sessions about science and engineering through hands-on activities. They will also share their own personal stories about how they fell in love with science. The Cafes are offered at 11 am or 2 pm on five consecutive Tuesdays in June and July. The program is free, but students will be asked to supply their own materials for the hands-on activities. Click here to register for this special free class.

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