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Science camps for all ages!

Summer Science and More Camps
Pre K - 10th Grade

Hope College offers exciting opportunities for children grades Pre K - 10th (Fall '14) to explore the wonderful world of science and more. The programs feature hands-on investigations designed to teach concepts in a FUN yet challenging way.

Among the 39 different sessions are opportunities to learn the science behind the adventures of Phineas and Ferb, examine the world of animals, uncover the inquisitive life of a crime scene investigator, create 2D and 3D art and explore the classic camps of Disgusting Dissection and Crazy Chemistry.

New camps offered this year include: The Science Behind MineCraft, Art 2d / 3D II, Lunar Mission Inventions, Lunar Mission Control, Science of Phineas & Ferb II, and SuperHero Science.

Update March 6, 2014: To honor Tod Gugino's (founder of the Hope College Science Camps Program) memory and his love for giving young students a chance to learn and explore, the camp program will be offered under the administrative leadership of Brenda Gugino, who worked with Tod to administer the program for many years, and directed by Dr. Mike Seymour, a faculty member of the Hope Chemistry Department.

Click here to view all available sessions, learn more about the program, and to register online.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM ACADEMIES

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Everest Trek (full day June 16-20) (grades 6-8) - $250 - Register Here
Calling all adventurers – imagine yourself hiking Mt. Everest. You’ll face challenges of testing your equipment to make sure they’ll survive the tough conditions, encounter unexpected terrain and design solutions around them. Apply your math and science skills to these fun design challenges.

 Mathletes (full day June 23-27) (grades 8-12) 
Love sports? Love math? Come increase your understanding of math through playing active sports. 

 

Hope College Middle School Science Camps

Many camps await your middle school student. From 2D/3D Art, to Classic Cartooning, to CSI, to Lunar Missions - there is something for all interests. For more information, click here.

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High School Stem Academies

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Nuclear Forensics (June 16-20) - $250 - Register Here
Follow case studies in nuclear forensics to learn hands-on science exploration techniques in physics and chemistry. Participants will explore a range of topics including measuring ionizing radiation from various sources, radiation of everyday materials and gamma spectroscopy. Through scenarios based on historical events, students analyze radiation clues to determine what occurred and what further action could be taken.

Watershed Investigations (June 23-27) - $250 - Register Here
Participants will learn the science needed to answer questions about the local watershed through active inquiry. Visit the local wetlands to collect samples and experiment with stream flow tables. Throughout the academy, participants will interact with researchers who are studying the local watershed to learn how they apply their STEM expertise to understand the watershed and help the local community address issues of concern.

Engineering the Future (July 7-11) - $250 - Register Here
Engage in the engineering design process to design a building of the future. Participants’ creativity will shine through as they learn to balance customer needs, costs, and existing technologies with their own ideas. Participants will prepare engineering designs, drawings and models of their concepts for review by others.

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Teacher Stem Workshops

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Watershed Investigations (June 16-20) - $250 - Register Here
Introduce your students to the science of watershed life and chemistry through hands-on inquiry based projects. Participants will conduct these experiments throughout the session and discuss best practices for using them in the classroom and incorporating within existing classroom units. Taught by an experienced high school teacher who has been successfully applying these in her classroom.

Nuclear Forensics (June 23-27) - $250 - Register Here
Follow case studies in nuclear forensics to learn hands-on science exploration techniques in physics and chemistry. Participants will explore a range of topics including measuring ionizing radiation from various sources, radiation of everyday sources, and gamma spectroscopy. Through scenarios based on historical events, students analyze radioactive clues to determine what occurred and what further action could be taken.

Dune Measurements (July 7-11) - $250 - Register Here
Train to use the GigaPan photographic system to monitor sand accumulation and erosion in open sand regions along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Conduct experiments developed for the classroom which allow teachers and students to quickly and repeatedly record the height of sand on erosion pins distributed across open areas to determine the effects of individual storms, measure seasonal changes, and monitor any changes in sand movement associated with record low lake levels. Explore how to implement in your classroom and connect with existing science units.

Molecular Modeling (June 22-27) - cost varies - Register Here
Computational science and modeling (CSM) has become a critical element in essentially all fields of science. Researchers no longer think about experiment and theory as two sides of discovery, but rather experiment, theory, and computational modeling as three pillars that support progress in science. We will provide you with the experience you need to employ CSM in chemistry (i.e. molecular modeling) in a way that addresses multiple National and State Science Standards.

 

 

 

Contact Info:

Pre K - 10th
Science Camp office
616-395-7628
sciencecamp@hope.edu

STEM Camps
Susan Ipri Brown
Center for STEM Inquiry
616-395-7924
csi@hope.edu