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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.  

MindLabs Augmented Reality Camp: Ages 9-12 / FREE

June 5 / 10am - 12pm

8 students min / 12 students max 

Teacher: Andrea Beaty & Amanda Thompson

Engineering fun - Mascot Challenge

Together with your newest mascot friend Reggy, join us for a fun session that uses your engineering skills and an amazing brand new augmented reality app to compete in the Mascot Challenge! Reggy wants to be selected for Mascot University to become a true mascot and winning this title is just the way to stand out from the crowd! The local community is buzzing with excitement as the annual summer fair approaches. One of the most anticipated attractions of the fair is the mascot challenge, where mascots from different organizations compete for the title "Mascot of the Year".

Free!

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Makey Makey Design Studio: Ages 8-11 / $100 per student

June 3, 4, 5, 6 / 1pm - 3pm

12 students min / 20 students max / Laptop*

Teacher: Andrea Beaty

Would your child want to design their own game? In this camp students 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.

steAm Camp: Ages 8-10 / $100 per student
June 24, 25, 26, 27 / 9am - 12pm 
8 students min / 16 students max
Teachers: Charlie Rohrer
SteAm camp focuses on the A in the STEAM - Art! Young students will explore shapes, light & shadows, sketching and color theory through interactive activities, play and fun art projects.

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Animal Camp: Ages 5-7 / $100 per student

June 10, 11, 12, 13 / 9am - 12pm

7 students min / 15 students max 

Teacher: Charlie Rohrer, Dominique Barksdale, & Dawn Barksdale DVM

New this summer! Kids (& adults!) are fascinated by animals! This camp explores the animal world with the help of USDA Veterinarian Dawn Barksdale and our facilitators Dominique and Charlie. Students will learn about the different groups of animals (mammals, reptile/amphibian, fish & birds) and what they need to thrive.

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EC STEM Camp: Ages 5-7 / $100 per student

July 22, 23, 24, 25 / 9am - 12pm

7 students min / 15 students max

Teachers: Tikia Cross and Kimberly Brunson

Young learners go in-depth with STEM topics as we expand on our PopUp SCIENCE @Home lessons with our EC STEM superstars, Mrs. Tikia and Mrs. Kim! Daily vocabulary, math challenges, videos, and more are paired with hands-on activities.

Crime Scene Investigation: Ages 8-11 / $100 per student 
June 17, 18, 19, 20 / 10am - 12pm
8 students min / 16 students max 
Teacher: Dominique Barksdale
Students will have a chance to 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. Your family may have met Dominique at STEM Saturdays! In this workshop, students have the opportunity to explore Fingerprinting Techniques, DNA Analysis, Evidence Detection and Collection, and Crime Scene Investigation. 

steAm Camp JUNIOR: Ages 6-7 / $100 per student
July 15, 16, 17, 18 / 9am - 12pm 
6 students min / 10 students max
Teachers: Charlie Rohrer
SteAm camp focuses on the A in the STEAM - Art! Young students will explore shapes, light & shadows, sketching and color theory through interactive activities, play and fun art projects.

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Dungeons & Dragons Camp: Ages 8-12 / $100 per student
June 17, 18, 19, 20 / 3pm - 5pm
4 students min / 7 students max
Teachers: TBD

Dungeons and Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game. Players create a character like a brilliant wizard or a daring thief. They then control that character as a "game master" leads a group of these adventurers through a perilous quest.

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Camp will be an opportunity for children to make new friends, develop teamwork skills, practice math and reading, and explore their unbounded creativity.

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Safe Sitter Training: Ages 11-13 / FREE
TWO SESSIONS: July 8-9 or July 11-12 / 9am-12pm

*July 9 and July 12 sessions end at 12:30 for recognition ceremony
6 students min / 8 students max (per class)
Teacher: Tonja Cook
This course is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn how to practice important safety skills, handle emergencies, care for children, and how to treat illnesses and injuries; some classes even teach CPR. In addition, students learn important business skills, like how to screen jobs, set a wage, and work with employers. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises.

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*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.  

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