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Are you ready for a SIZZLING summer of Science??


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Descriptions of some of our most popular camps--  

Please Note --We are lucky enough to work with a wonderful network of Camp Providers!  Camp descriptions, camp lengths, times, etc might vary slightly to accomodate their programming needs.  

Summer “Mini” Afternoon Camps – These are typically offered for 1 day, for 4 hours

Nature's Anatomy Academy: Learn about insects, birds, beasts and you from the inside out in this action-packed week. Have fun finding and magnifying nature's smallest critters, from fungus to insects. Discover what that night-hunting owl found for dinner during our owl pellet dissection. Whip up your own Mad Mucus and have some creepy crawly fun building a bughouse and finding tenants.

Science Mysteries and Magic: Kids will become an Engineer, Chemistand even a Magician! Children will investigate physics fundamentals and use their scientific minds to analyze simple magic tricks. Jr. Scientists will be shocked by what they learn about electricity and, blown away by their experiments with air pressure!

Diggin’ up Dinos: Investigate geology and paleontology as we spend time learning about dinosaurs. See how these ancient beasts lived, played and hunted. Cast replicas of fossils with us that you will get to keep and assemble skeletons of these extinct behemoths!

Hovercraft Camp: You've heard of extreme sports, well this is extreme science! Imagine floating around above the ground on a platform that defies gravity! Junior engineers will do just that in this fun camp for the kids looking for something extremely fun this summer. Bernoulli's principle, air pressure, aerodynamics, friction and much more. We even have a MAD HOVERCRAFT that a few lucky kids can take a ride on!

Bubbles... Smoke... Explosions!: Mad Science invites you to have fun with chemistry in this exciting summer camp. Build a real fire extinguisher and watch a film canister explode! Learn about our solar system and make a comet using everyday items. Have a 'shocking' good time with a Van de Graaff generator and experience lighting first-hand!

At the Scene of the Crime: Reveal the elusive ice cream thief by learning actual forensic science techniques in this fun-filled science sleuth program. Kids will get their own Inspect-kit to use to collect evidence during class (and at home!)

Mad Scientists Lab: Spend a few hours being a true Mad Scientist as you learn about chemical reactions that you might encounter in your daily life. Campers learn to swirl, pour, and mix like a scientist! Can you keep two liquids separate in one container? Jr. Mad Scientists will take home a super sorter science tool to continue the fun and learning at home!



Half Day Camps– typically 5 days, 3 ½ hours per day

Secret Agent Lab

Explore forensic science through the eyes of both a detective and spy. Our team of scientists have been working overtime to develop these “top secret” activities. Campers will join the Mad Science Bureau of Investigations to sniff out forgeries and counterfeits! They will use scientific methods to reconstruct events and foil a burglary using state of the art security methods. Use spy gadgets to help with breaking codes and discovering clues, while checking out a crime scene from the view of a detective. Kids will love taking home their Detective Kit, Spy glasses and Secret Safe to Sleuth at home!


Mad Science NASA Camp: Journey into Outer Space

Mad Science has teamed up with NASA in a quest for exploration! We’ll take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond as we explore planets, moons, and other space phenomena in our solar system. Things will heat up as we examine the sun and other stars and discover the difficulties of space travel! Kids will get a firsthand experience of the challenges of living in space as they try assemble a satellite while training to be an astronaut. For added fun, we’ll learn about the various technologies that make space exploration possible while bouncing lasers around the room! Kids will love to build their own Mad Science rocket, and participate in a real “NASA” style rocket launch. Campers will have lots of projects to make and many cool NASA take homes, including a gravity assisted launcher, a Shuttle Copter, and more! Mad Science is the ONLY organization licensed by NASA to use these activities for summer camps and school programs.


Eureka! ----The Inventor’s and Crazy Contraption Camp

Inspire the inventor and scientist in you! Campers will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all----their mind! With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, and even construct their own working Light Sabers to take home!! While Thomas Edison said "invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration", this camp is 100% FUN!



*** NEW for 2016 -


   It allows kids to step into the shoes of an engineer!

•Using LEGO® bricks, build a different engineering-themed project in each class.

•Explore engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical & bioengineering.

•Use critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations.

•Extended learning with educational toys and take-home projects to reinforce each concept.

•Participate in collaborative engineering challenges to solve real-world problems and develop

team-building skills.

•Take part in fun, physically active games based on daily themes.


Full Day Camps --***BRAND NEW***


Join Mad Science and our Radical Robots for a scientific journey through circuitry and sensors. Explore several different types of robots….robots that follow lines and sounds, robotic arms similar to the ones you see in the big factories on TV, even one that dances! We’ll also learn about the history of robot design, how robots sense, decide and carry out tasks, program a robot to do a series of maneuvers and participate in robot relays. Complete the camp by building your own robot to take home!



 Camp Program Details --

  • Appropriate for children age 5-12 years olds, except Robots  and Brixology which are appropriate for ages 7-13
  • Classes are filled with fun hands-on experiments and cool take home items!



Preschool Summer Camp 

 My First Lab Preschool Camp

Become a junior Mad Scientist! This new camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects include binoculars, bug box, T-Rex tooth model and more!

 Details --

Appropriate for children ages 3.5-6 years olds (must be toilet trained)         



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