Tod Gugino Summer Science Camps
and Academies 2017

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Welcome to the 20th Year of Hope College Summer Science Camps!

Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The program is staffed by Hope College science and education students and features "hands-on" interactive investigations designed to teach scientific concepts in a FUN, yet challenging way as well as skill and technique building experiences in the non-science camps.

Camps for those
entering grades
K-12th
Fall 2017

The Hope College Summer Science Camps were founded by Tod Gugino in 1997.  With a love for kids, it was his desire for all children to experience the FUN of science. Donations to our scholarship fund help provide partial scholarships to those with financial difficulties.
The Tod Gugino Summer Science Camps are self-funded. Learn how your contributions can help those in financial need attend camps.

The Snack Shack Is Back...There will be a snack break in the middle of each camp.  Campers may bring their own snacks (please, no items containing peanut/peanut oil or tree nuts) or purchase snacks from the Snack Shack! Many healthy options are available.  

Lunch Hour Supervision is available for campers (grades K-8) that are registered in a morning AND afternoon camp during the SAME week.   Cost is $30 per child/per week. Limited spots are available. To sign up, please complete complete the Lunch Hour Supervision Form.

                                                                                                                                        

 


Registration Form (Please submit one form per child)

Click on the camp name to read its description.

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Session

Grade
Fall '17

Date

Time

Cost

Check Box
to Register

1

Tykes Lego (CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 12-
June 16

9:00am-
12:00pm

$135

2

Fantastic Flight

3-5

June 12-
June 16

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

3

CSI

4-6

June 12-
June 16

9:00am-
12:00pm

$135

4

Programming & Circuits

6-8

June 12-
June 16

9:00am-
12:00pm

$135

5

3D Printing

9-12

June 12-
June 15

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$150

6

Crazy Chemistry
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 12-
June 15

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$135

7

Harry Potter - A Vintage Camp

2-4

June 12-
June 15

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$135

8

NEW Exploring Energy: A Make and Take Camp

3-5

June 12-
June 15

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$135

9

Super Science Sampler
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 19-
June 23

9:00am-
12:00pm

$135

10

Crazy Chemistry

3-5

June 19-
June 23

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

11

Club Vet

3-5

June 19-
June 23

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

12

NEW So That’s How It Works!

6-8

June 19-
June 23

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

13

Classic Cartooning
A Googenius Camp

2-10

June 19-
June 23

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

14

Arduino Microcontrollers

9-12

June 19-
June 23

9:00am-12:00pm

$150

15

Club Vet Safari

K-2

June 19-
June 22

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

16

Disgusting Dissection

3-5

June 19-
June 22

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

17

Movie Making

3-5

June 19-
June 22

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

18

NEW 3D Bio Gear

6-8

June 19-
June 22

1:00pm-4:30pm

$150

19

Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels (also meets Fri)
A Googenius Camp

4-12

June 19-
June 23

1:00pm-4:00pm

$135

20

NEW 3D Bio Gear

9-12

June 19-
June 22

1:00pm-4:30pm

$150

21

Prehistoric Planet

K-2

June 26-
June 30

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

22

NEW EV3 Basic
(CLOSED/FULL)

2-5

June 26-
June 30

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

23

Little Bits

3-5

June 26-
June 30

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

24

NEW Experimental Design

10-12

June 26-
June 30

9:00am- 3:00pm (M-TH)

9:00am – 12:00 noon (Fri)

$295

25

NEW Tinker (Bell)Engineers

K-2

June 26-
June 29

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

26

Star Wars - Continues

3-5

June 26-
June 29

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

27

NEW VideoGame Making with Scratch

6-8

June 26-
June 29

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

28

Pirates Cove

K-2

July 10-
July 14

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

29

Science of Art

3-5

July 10-
July 14

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

30

NEW EV3 Programming

3-5

July 10-
July 14

9:00am-12:00pm

$135

31

Hammer Time

K-2

July 10-
July 13

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

32

Disgusting Dissection

3-5

July 10-
July 13

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

33

Uke Can Do It! Session 1

2-5

July 10-
July 13

1:00pm-4:30pm

$135

34 Spy Club
3-5
July 10-
July 13
1:00pm-4:30pm
$135
35 Princess Science
K-2
July 17-
July 21
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
36 Star Wars Continues
3-5
July 17-
July 21
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
37 Art 2D / 3D II
3-5
July 17-
July 21
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
38 NEW Uke Can Do It!
Session 2
5-8
July 17-
July 20
1:00pm-4:30pm
$135
39 NEW EV3 Lego Mindstorms Challenge
6-12
July 17-
July 21
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
40 Movie Making 2.0
6-8
July 17-
July 21
9:00am- 3:00pm (M-TH)

9:00am – 12:00 noon (Fri)
$295
41 Creepy Crawlies
K-2
July 17-
July 20
1:00pm-4:30pm
$135
42 Harry Potter - A Vintage Camp
2-4
July 17-
July 20
1:00pm-4:30pm
$135
43 NEW Powered By Nature
6-8
July 17-
July 20
1:00pm-4:30pm
$135

44

NEW KinderChoir

K-2

July 17-
July 20

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$135

45

NEW Children's Choir

3-8

July 17-
July 20

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$135

46 Lil Lady Lego
K-2
July 24-
July 28
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
47 Movie Making
3-5
July 24-
July 28
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
48 Scratch
3-5
July 24-
July 28
9:00am-12:00pm
$135
49 NEW Oboe and Bassoon Reed-Making Camp
6-8
July 24-
July 28
9:00am– 12:00pm
$155
50 Programming and Circuits 2.0
6-10
July 24-
July 28
9:00am– 12:00pm
$135
51 NEW Oboe and Bassoon Reed-Making Camp
9-12
July 24-
July 28
9:00am– 12:00pm
$155
52 SuperHero Science
K-2
July 24-
July 27
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$135
53 NEW Exploring Energy: A Make and Take Camp
3-5
July 24-
July 27
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$135
54 NEW VideoGame Making with Scratch
6-8
July 24-
July 27
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$135
55 Disgusting Dissection II
6-8
July 24-
July 27
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$150
56 Sponsor a Child.  100% of your contribution goes to a camper in need.  
 
$35
57 Sponsor a Child.  100% of your contribution goes to a camper in need.  
$50
58 Sponsor a full scholarship. 100% of your contribution goes to a camper in need.  
$150

Do you wish to purchase:

  2017 Camp T-shirt ($10):
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Please fill in information below:

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Partial Scholarship, in the box below, please:

  1. List the session name and # of the camp they wish to attend.

  2. Email your copy of the Free/Reduced Lunch letter to sciencecamp@hope.edu  Please send at time of registration.

  3. If you are not able to provide this information, please contact the camp office for alternative options. 

  4. Only one scholarship request per camper.  Sorry, scholarships are not available for Googenius camps.

Scholarship application deadline:  May 15, 2017

I accept the current Hope College Liability and Photo Release Policy.  

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Important information:

  1. Click the Update Amount Due button, your total payment will be calculated.
    The Update Amount Due button will then convert to a Submit button.
  2. Click on Submit to complete the registration process.
  3. Once you submit this registration form, DO NOT submit it a second time.
  4. If you need to make changes after submitting, please call the Science and Engineering Camp Office at 616.395.7628 or send an email message to sciencecamp@hope.edu
Amount Due:

Refund Policy … 90% refund will be given up to 3 weeks prior to the start of camp / 50% refund will be given within 3 weeks preceding the start of camp (per session / per person).   Email sciencecamp@hope.edu to notify us of your cancellation.

 
You will have a chance to pay online after you submit the registration. Please remember the amount due for each registration.


Camp Descriptions:

NEW 3D Bio Gear
Prothetics - camo suits - biodegradable plastics all developed from amazing animal adaptations. Make your own plastic, prothetics and 3D printed parts that are changing the way people heal.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

3D Printing
3D printers are invading every field:  toys, cars, food, homebuilding and even medical.  Now  is the time to find out what it is all about.  In this class you will learn how to not only draw and design your own creations using free CAD software (Sketchup2015), but you will also bring your creations to life using a 3D printer.
 (Back to Camp Schedule)

Arduino Microcontrollers
Small electronic chips that run secret programs are hidden in everyday items.  The Arduino is a platform that bridges the gap between electronics and software.  In this class you will not only learn basic programming and electronics but also build devices that are hidden and can run secret codes.  *Participants will take home an Arduino and parts kit at the end of the session.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Art 2D & 3D II 
This camp takes old favorites and combines them with new projects while exploring the elements and principles of 2D and 3D art through the mediums of watercolor, graphite, colored pencils, wood, clay and metals.   (Back to Camp Schedule) 

Children's Choir 
Join the West Michigan Children's Choir for a week of vocal development and ensemble-building! We'll learn lots through musical games and activities, and perform a mini-concert on Thursday afternoon.   (Back to Camp Schedule) 

Classic Cartooning
A Googenius Camp

Learn the basics of cartoon strip and panel development. Create characters, add expressions and learn inking techniques. A treasury will be assembled at the end of the class. Returnees will be challenged.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

Club Vet
Explore the exciting world of animal science and care. If you want to own a pet, be a vet or work/volunteer in a pet related job, then definitely come learn about animal habitats, nutrition and health care.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

Club Vet Safari
Explore the awesome world of animals as we expand our study of our furry, feathered and scaled friends across the globe (think Lion King or Madagascar).   If you’ve wanted to be a Safari Guide, Vet, Zookeeper or start your own pet business…this is the camp for you!  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels 
A Googenius Camp 

Meets Monday-Friday
Hone your graphic story telling skills and create a collective graphic novel. Comic book, manga and basic graphic novel illustrations highlighted.  Returnees welcome for more advanced exercises and a final project.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Crazy Chemistry
Solids, liquids and gasses-oh my.  Polymers, pH and density-no lie.  Come explore chemistry like never before with hands-on, exciting experiments and activities designed to satisfy both blooming and budding scientists.  Who doesn’t like liquid nitrogen, dry ice, alka seltzer rockets, flubber and so much more?
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Creepy Crawlies
Hakuna Matata is the theme for this camp as we explore the awesome world of bugs from butterflies to beetles, spiders to wasps and things in between.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

CSI
How do modern day detectives put the pieces of crime scene puzzles together? Find out the tricks and high-tech gadgets used as you solve an all-new crime.  Topics covered are:  Fingerprinting, DNA analysis, blood typing and more.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Disgusting Dissection
Discover animals from the inside out.  Apply dissection techniques to organisms such as rats, earthworms, crayfish, and cow eyes, hearts and lungs.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Disgusting Dissection II
Explore deeper and advance your dissection skills through comparative anatomy of vertebrates and invertebrates of squid, earthworms, grasshoppers, leopard frogs and fetal pigs.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

NEW EV3 Basic
Welcome to the exciting world of Lego Robotics, EV3 style. Get an introduction to machines, robot construction, programming and teamwork as your group builds robots and completes challenges.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

NEW EV3 Programming
Loved Lego 1 camps and want to learn more EV3 Mindstorms programming? Then this camp will give you new programming challenges to face and new robots to build. For those who some Mindstorms programming experience.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

NEW EV3 Lego Mindstorms Challenge (Middle/High School)
We know you still love your legos and Mindstorms. Middle and high school students still get to join the fun of Mindstorms program and build challenges based on FIRST Lego League prior competitions. Come show us what you can do.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

NEW Experimental Design (for those entering grades 10-12 only)
Step into the world of research labs and high-tech investigations. Learn first-hand research techniques, lab protocols and data analysis. Develop your own research question, create the protocol and carry out your experiments. Camp is aimed for higher level high school students interested in engineering and science careers and hoping to learn how cutting-edge research is performed at the college level. Recommendation from a teacher will be required. **Will meet all the requirements for the Boy Scout Exploration Merit Badge.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Exploring Energy: Make and Take Camp
In this camp, students will use common household or hardware items to study and create mini-projects that can be taken home for keeps!  Science concepts that may be explored include sound and light waves, colors and optics, electricity and magnets, wind and solar power, heat and temperature.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Fantastic Flight
Master the forces of flight as you discover the secrets of flying animals, hot air balloons, airplanes, helicopters and launch your own A8 engine rocket.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Hammer Time
Grab your hard hats and strap on your tool belts as we discover the science behind tools, materials and machinery. Let's get excited about the world of construction.
  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Harry Potter – A Vintage Camp
Upon arrival Monday, you’ll be “sorted” into houses and whisked away to the magical
world of science-Harry Potter style. Perform experiments that illuminate the “science” from the Goblet of Fire to the Deathly Hallows.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

KinderChoir
A Kinderchoir experience for children entering K-2nd grade. An introduction to choral music through Music Mind Games, vocal development, and age appropriate rehearsal skills.    (Back to Camp Schedule)

Lil’ Lady Lego
The science of simple machines, construction and forces meets the design and style of the new Friends Legos. Bring your friends for a great time to explore just how fun learning with Legos can be.    (Back to Camp Schedule)

Little Bits
Blink the light, run the motor, play the music – you are in control with these electronics that let you invent and create your own ideas. Learn the basics of electronics while making your own ideas happen. *Note: Due to the cost of materials, not all creations will be taken home.   (Back to Camp Schedule)

Movie Making
Explore the world of digital video communication through the creativity & technology of movie making.  You’ll use digital video cameras, editing software & Mac computers to make your own movie.    (Back to Camp Schedule)

Movie Making 2.0
Get ready for cinema cameras, boom mics, and real experience of a serious film production.  This camp will upgrade your creativity and skills, and help you produce a movie at a higher level. (Back to Camp Schedule)

Oboe and Bassoon Reed-Making Camp
Join Hope College double reed instructors Dr. Sarah Southard, oboe, and Dr. Genevieve Beaulieu, bassoon, for a one-week class where students will learn the reed-making process from start to finish.  Each day will include group instruction, time to work on reeds with help from Hope faculty, and a break from reed-making in the middle of the day to read through chamber music.  Opportunities for private lessons will also be available.  Camp is open to all ages of oboe and bassoon players: beginning reed makers and students with prior experience. Cost includes $20 in materials fees for cane, corks, wire, ruler, and thread. (Back to Camp Schedule)

Pirates Cove
Explore the awesome world under the sea. Learn about the marine creatures that make their homes beneath the surface. See how they live, “breathe,” eat, survive & find some treasure too.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Powered by Nature
Renewable energy is talked about all around us but do you know how solar, wind, water, bio and hydrothermal energy is produced? Join us and we’ll explore the benefits, science and engineering behind these renewable sources.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Pre-Historic Planet
Discover the world of dinosaurs as we learn the types, where they lived and what they ate.  Explore rock formations, volcanoes, bones & fossils.(Back to Camp Schedule)

Princess Science
Being a princess is not all tiaras and glittery gowns.  It takes a lot to run a kingdom.  Come explore the magical world of gems, color spectrums, flight and fashion through the eyes of science.    (Back to Camp Schedule)

Programming and Circuits
Electronics are all around us – want to learn to program them? Explore app inventor, simple programming logic and basic electronics. Build your own electronic circuits. 
 (Back to Camp Schedule)

Science of Art
 Explore the awesome world of art as you create your own masterpieces and learn the science of painting, ceramics, printing, photography and sculpture.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Scratch
Program your own stories, artwork, animation and more with this simple computer program “Scratch.” Explore the possibilities of computer science with this web-based platform then continue your creations at home after camp.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

NEW So That's How it Works!
You use electronics, appliances and vehicles every day. Wonder how they work? You'll explore hands-on the inner workings of modern technology so you can impress your friends with your know-how. (Back to Camp Schedule)

 Spy Club
Get ready to explore what it takes to be a Secret Agent and learn the science of undercover intelligence.  Basic training covers the theory and practice of surveillance, night-vision, stealth, perception/awareness, coding, self-defense, and critical thinking.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

 Star Wars Continues
The force is calling you to travel galaxies a long time ago and far, far away. We will explore force shields, photons, creatures, droids, and life forces. Build your own hovercraft and more as you join forces during our weeklong Jedi training. 
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Super Science Sampler 
Looking for a mix?   This camp will have different themes each day from our K-2 camps….Club Vet, Creepy Crawlies, Prehistoric Planet, and Pirates Cove.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

SuperHero Science
Come to Superhero Science to discover the facts behind superpowers! We’ll cover everything from Iron Man’s flight skills to the biology of Hulk, to Wolverine’s incredible senses and Thor’s knowledge of the universe. Who knows…you might become a superhero yourself!    (Back to Camp Schedule)  

NEW Tinker(Bell) Engineers
Calling all tinker fairies! Want to see what you can make from lost things? Come learn how to make simple machines then create your own contraptions to make stories come to life.  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Tykes Lego
Get ready to build awesome Lego structures as you are introduced to the science of simple machines, the mechanics of motion and the control of forces.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

Uke Can Do It! Session 1
This week long camp will be a first experience in ukulele playing(an instrument for lifelong music-making)​!  Students will strum their way through the week learning basic chords, notes and as many songs as they can.  The week will end with a short recital to celebrate all we have learned.  Bound to be one of your child's favorite weeks of the summer! (No need to purchase a ukulele to participate. Ukuleles will be provided for registered campers to use during camp.)​(Back to Camp Schedule)

Uke Can Do It! Session 2
This week long camp will be a continued experience in ukulele playing.  Students who are enrolled must have taken Session 1 either this summer or the summer before (2016).  Students will strum their way through the week continuing to learn new chords and new songs!  The week will end with a short recital to celebrate all we have learned.  Bound to be one of your child's favorite weeks of the summer!(No need to purchase a ukulele to participate. Ukuleles will be provided for registered campers to use during camp.)​ (Back to Camp Schedule)

NEW VideoGame Making with Scratch
Learn to design and modify your own exciting arcade-style games...control characters, objects and outcomes as you increase the difficulty level and add features.
(Back to Camp Schedule)


Partial Scholarships (up to 50%) are available for Hope College Science Camps and Academies. Within one week of registration, please:
  • send us with a letter from your child's school stating that they receive a free/reduced lunch.  
  • If this information is not available, please contact the camp office by phone or email. 
  • Only one scholarship per camper, please. Sorry, scholarships are not available for Googenius camps.
Contributions:  If you are currently blessed and can provide financial assistance for other families…
  • You can now give on the website.
  • 100% of your donation will go to a camper in need.
  • Hope College is a 501.c3 institution
    • Your contribution may be tax deductible at the Federal level
    • It may also be a tax credit at the State level.