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Tod Gugino Summer Science Camps
and Academies 2016

Hope College Explore

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 2016

The Hope College Summer Science Camps were founded by Tod Gugino in 1996.  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 Hope College 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.  


Registration Form (Please submit one form per child)

Click on the camp name to read its description.

#

Session

Grade
Fall '16

Date

Time

Cost

Check Box
to Register

1

Tykes Lego
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 13-
June 17

9:00am-
12:00pm

$125

2

NEW Little Bits
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

June 13-
June 17

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

3

CSI
(CLOSED/FULL)

4-7

June 13-
June 17

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

4

NEW Inventions
(CLOSED/FULL)

6-8

June 13-
June 17

9:00am-
12:00pm

$125

5

3D Modeling and Printing
(CLOSED/FULL)

9-12

June 13-
June 17

9:00am-
12:00pm

$150

6

Crazy Chemistry
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 13-
June 16

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$125

7

The Science Behind Minecraft
(CLOSED/FULL)

2-4

June 13-
June 16

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$125

8

Despicable Science
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

June 13-
June 16

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$125

9

Programming and Circuits
(CLOSED/FULL)

6-8

June 13-
June 16

1:00pm-
4:30pm

$125

10

Super Science Sampler
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 20-
June 24

9:00am-
12:00pm

$125

11

Fantastic Flight
(CLOSED/FULL)

2-5

June 20-
June 24

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

12

Club Vet
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

June 20-
June 24

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

13

NEW Math in Sports
(CLOSED/FULL)

6-8

June 20-
June 24

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

14

Classic Cartooning
A Googenius Camp

(CLOSED/FULL)

2-10

June 20-
June 24

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

15

Club Vet Safari
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 20-
June 23

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

16

Disgusting Dissection
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

June 20-
June 23

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

17

Movie Making

3-5

June 20-
June 23

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

18

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

(CLOSED/FULL)

4-12

June 20-
June 24

1:00pm-4:00pm

$125

19

Arduino: Electronics & Programming
(CLOSED/FULL)

9-12

June 20-
June 23

1:00pm-4:30pm

$150

20

Pre-Historic Planet
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 27-
July 1

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

21

Lego I
An Introduction to Lego Robotics
(CLOSED/FULL)

2-5

June 27-
July 1

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

22

Crazy Chemistry
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

June 27-
July 1

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

23

NEW Green It!
(CLOSED/FULL)

6-8

June 27-
July 1

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

24

NEW Little Bits
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

June 27-
June 30

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

25

Updated Star Wars Continues
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

June 27-
June 30

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

26

VideoGame Making
(CLOSED/FULL)

6-8

June 27-
June 30

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

27

Pirates Cove
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

July 11-
July 15

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

28

Science of Art
(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

July 11-
July 15

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

29

Lego II
Advanced Programming / Introduction to Sensors

(CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

July 11-
July 15

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

30

Coding and Circuits
(CLOSED/FULL)

6-8

July 11-
July 15

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

31

Coding and Circuits
(CLOSED/FULL)

9-12

July 11-
July 15

9:00am-12:00pm

$125

32

Hammer Time
(CLOSED/FULL)

K-2

July 11-
July 14

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

33

NEW Uke Can Do It!: Ukulele Camp (CLOSED/FULL)

2-4

July 11-
July 14

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

34

Spy Club (CLOSED/FULL)

3-5

July 11-
July 14

1:00pm-4:30pm

$125

35 NEW 3D Bio-Materials
(CLOSED/FULL)
9-12
July 11-
July 14
1:00pm-4:30pm
$150
36 Princess Science
K-2
July 18-
July 22
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
37 Updated Star Wars Continues (CLOSED/FULL)
2-5
July 18-
July 22
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
38 Art 2D / 3D II
3-8
July 18-
July 22
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
39 NEW Movie Making Plus - Scene II
6-8
July 18-
July 22
9:00am-3:00pm
$250
40 NEW Beach Wheelchair Construction
9-12
July 18-
July 22
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
41 Creepy Crawlies
K-2
July 18-
July 21
1:00pm-4:30pm
$125
42 The Science Behind Minecraft (CLOSED/FULL)
3-5
July 18-
July 21
1:00pm-4:30pm
$125
43 NEW Math in Sports
3-5
July 18-
July 21
1:00pm-4:30pm
$125
44 NEW Energy of the Future
6-8
July 18-
July 21
1:00pm-4:30pm
$125
45 Lil Lady Lego
K-2
July 25-
July 29
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
46 Movie Making
(CLOSED/FULL)
3-5
July 25-
July 29
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
47 NEW - Scratch
3-5
July 25-
July 29
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
48 NXT Robotics
Advanced Challenges
6-8
July 25-
July 29
9:00am-12:00pm
$125
49 NXT Robotics
Advanced Challenges
9-12
July 25-
July 29
9:00am– 12:00pm
$125
50 Super Hero Science
K-2
July 25-
July 28
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$125
51 Updated Star Wars Continues
3-5
July 25-
July 28
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$125
52 NEW Disgusting Dissection II
(CLOSED/FULL)
6-8
July 25-
July 28
1:00pm– 4:30pm
$125
53 Sponsor a Child.  100% of your contribution goes to a camper in need.  
 
$25
54 Sponsor a Child.  100% of your contribution goes to a camper in need.  
$50
55 Sponsor a full scholarship. 100% of your contribution goes to a camper in need.  
$125

Do you wish to purchase:

  2016 Camp T-shirt ($10):
T-shirt size:
Amount Due:  

 

Please fill in information below:

Camper's Last Name:
Camper's First Name:
Camper's Middle Name:
Camper's Birthday (mth/day/year): / /
Camper's Sex: male    female
Mother's Name(s):
Mother's daytime phone:
Father's Name(s):
Father's daytime phone:
School and City:
Grade (Fall 2016):
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City:
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(needed to send a confirmation)
   


List physical conditions that we should be aware of (allergies, disabilities, dietary restrictions, etc.) or type "none" if there are no conditions:



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 16, 2016

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:

3D Bio-Materials
Did you know engineers are working to make bio-materials in the lab to improve health and fitness? Did you know many new-tech materials are derived from plants and animals? Explore cool properties of bio-materials and make a few in the lab.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

3D Modeling and 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:  Electronics and Programming
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 devises 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) 

Beach Wheelchair Construction
Join the Lakeshore Makers in constructing a specially designed wheelchair that can be used on the beach. All materials included and all chairs constructed will be donated to Ottawa County for use by disabled residents on area beaches. (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)

Coding and Circuits
Create your own web pages by learning the structure and coding behind all those cool features you enjoy. Then take a break from the screen to create fun electronics gadgets for your room by learning the basic principles behind standard electrical devices. (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)

Despicable Science
Wobble into the world of those fun-loving, trouble makers we know as the Minions! Campers will investigate illumination, communications, character traits as well as energy transfers (because as we know, Minions are always making things happen). Oh, and of course, we will do things with BANANAS!!  (Back to Camp Schedule)

Energy For the Future
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)


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)

Green It!
You can make a difference in your environment. Learn how to make simple green roofs, smart insulation, natural filters and more to make your house and neighborhood a more sustainable place to live. (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)

Inventions
You know that great idea you have? The one you’ve drawn in the notebook by your bed? Well let’s get it into motion! Study how cool things like cell phones and joysticks work, then apply those lessons to bringing your own creations to life.
(Back to Camp Schedule)

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

Lego II 
This camp is a continuation of the fundamentals of the NXT system (Lego I) with an increased emphasis on teamwork and problem solving.  All new robots and challenges will be used.  (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)

Math in Sports
The baseball lines up just shy of the foul line; the football just makes it through the goalpost; the soccer ball bends like Beckam’s shot – luck or skill? Are you up for the challenge of the math and physics that make the sports stars great?
(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; edit software & Mac computers to make your own movie. (Back to Camp Schedule)

Movie Making Plus
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)

NXT Robotics
This Lego camp will use the NXT system to challenge your teamwork and creativity. More complex tasks will take your robotic skills higher. 
(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)

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)

 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)

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)  

The Science Behind MineCraft
Come dig into the world of MindCraft as we uncover topics including circuits, gems and metals, biomes, animals, and much more.   (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)

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!: Ukulele Camp
Learn to play the ukulele - 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 program to celebrate all we have learned. Bound to be one of your 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)

VideoGame Making
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. (Not Mac compatible). Bring a 1GB flash drive or buy one at camp $10.
(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.