Summer Science Camp

 

At Cub Creek Science Camp, we encourage our campers to explore, experiment, ask questions, and try lots of new things. We engage their curiosity and give them opportunities to strengthen their problem-solving skills. Campers learn by "doing" and have a whole lot of fun in the process. 

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Or visit our sister camp Animal Camp Jamaica to see Our Marine Biology Programs

 

Overview

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Camp Offers Many Opportunities for Exploration and Discovery
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Many of our campers come to camp loving science and are excited by things like physics and chemistry. Other campers come because they love animals, arts and crafts, or other activities offered at Cub Creek. What all campers find out, is that science is everywhere, from building a rocket, to catching a frog or baking a cake. At Cub Creek Science Camp, we believe learning is fun and especially when kids are given the opportunity to investigate their passions. Our week-long courses can be broken down into 6 main categories: Animals, Arts and Crafts, Adventure, Nature, Science and Traditional. Several courses could be in more than one category, and all courses could be considered "science". Below is a list of the Science Courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp.

  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
  3. Crime Science
  4. Pool Science
  5. Culinary Science
  6. Veterinary Medicine
  7. Rescue 911

Science is simply the process of solving a problem or answering a question. Children are born with a natural curiosity about the world around them and at Cub Creek Science Camp we reinforce that curiosity. We firmly believe curiosity is the fundamental ingredient of all great thinkers.

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Physics

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Physics is a Week-Long Course
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Learn how things work and why they sometimes don't. Shoot off rockets, make your own flashlight, assemble circuits, build aerodynamic paper airplanes and discover ways to harness your own strength.

Physics, also known as Build it Yourself Physics Lab is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.

These classes are part of the PHYSICS course:

  • Simple Machines – Build levers and pulleys
  • Marshmallow Catapults – Learn about ancient machines as you send marshmallows soaring
  • Electrical Circuits – Construct your own flashlight 
  • Electromagnets – Build a simple motor
  • Physics of Flight – Launch your own water rocket

Physics is a branch of science that studies how and why things work. By studying physics, we are better able to understand motion, matter and energy. An understanding of physical principles has allowed mankind to float on water, fly through the air and even land on the moon. 

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Rescue 911

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Rescue 911 is a Week-Long Course
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What would you do in a life threatening situation? Practice life-saving techniques with your fellow campers. Learn how to be prepared for any medical situation from applying a band-aid to emergency medical transport. 

Rescue 911, also known as Jr. Paramedic is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.  

These classes are part of the RESCUE 911 course: 

  • Basic First Aid
  • Splints and Slings 
  • Emergency Transport
  • Breathing Emergencies 
  • Realistic Wounds

Rescue Workers and Emergency Medical Technicians are the first people to respond in life-threatening situations. Rescue workers stabilize and transport injured or ill individuals to hospitals where they can receive more comprehensive treatment. Rescue workers need extensive medical knowledge, speed, stamina and a fearless attitude to successfully aid people in life-threatening situations. Rescue 911 is a course that you should take to help you feel more prepared to handle an emergency or if you are considering a career in the medical field.

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Crime Scene Investigation/CSI

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Crime Scene is a Week-Long Course
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Become a forensic scientist as you analyze evidence from a fictional crime scene. From testing fingerprints to analyzing fake blood, your detective team will work to gather the evidence to convict your fictional felon. 

Crime Science is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.

These classes are part of the CRIME SCIENCE course:

  • Fingerprinting and Capturing a Print
  • Fiber and Powder Analysis
  • Blood Trail Tracking  
  • Casting Shoe Prints
  • The Trained Eye – Mock Investigation

Crime Science is the scientific study of the nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal behavior. Knowledge of chemistry, physics, and psychology is required to successfully uncover criminal mysteries. Crime science combines these disciplines and gives detectives the tools they need to solve puzzling crimes.

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Chemistry

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Mix Magically Slimy Substances!
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Mix, measure and pour as you create some really cool concoctions. Learn about elements, acids, bases and polymers through hands-on activities that will leave you amazed.  Making slime, silly putty and toothpaste makes learning about chemistry fun!

Chemistry, also known as Mixing Magic, is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp.   For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses.  Each summer camp course is made up of five classes. 

These classes are part of the CHEMISTRY course:

  • Chemistry is Fun – Introduction to Chemistry
  • Fantastic Bubbles
  • Rainbow in a Jar
  • Magic Liquid Ooblick
  • Flubber

Chemistry is the science of matter. Chemistry is often called "the central science" because it connects physics with other natural sciences such as geology and biology. Early forms of chemistry were developed to extract useful individual elements from their raw resources. Extracting pure metal from ore, making glass, rendering animal fat into soap and extracting medicines from plants are all examples of how chemistry was used thousands of years ago and is still used today. 

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Culinary Science

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Culinary Science is a Week-Long Course
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Culinary Science is the Science or Art of Cooking. In this course, campers will make a variety of culinary delights. You will grind wheat to make flour and then use that flour to make pancakes, cookies, cakes or bread. 

Culinary Science is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. Campers choose two courses for each week they are at camp.

The classes include:

  1. Pancakes and Breads using freshly ground wheat
  2. Butter, Jams and Jellies
  3. Baked Alaska (baked ice cream – Yum)
  4. Fruit Salad 
  5. Cake Decorating

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Splish Splash/Pool Science

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Splish-Splash is a One-Week Course
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Learn all about your favorite summer hangout.  Everything from water chemistry to why some things float and others sink.  You will wear your bathing suit for this class and have lots of fun in and out of the water.

Pool Science also known as Splish Splash is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp.  For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses.  Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.  These classes are shown to the right.

The classes that make up pool science include:

  1. Cartesian Divers
  2. Sink or Swim
  3. Sticky Water
  4. Home-Made Boats
  5. CO2 Boats

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Ability Awareness

 

It's all about awareness. Play games blindfolded and decipher codes in Braille. Learn how to fingerspell using sign language or navigate an obstacle course using a wheelchair. By the end of this summer camp course, you will appreciate your own abilities as well as the unique abilities and talents of others.

Ability awareness is just one of 26 courses offered at Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes. They include:

  • Sign Language
  • Fine Motor challenge
  • Being Blind
  • Wheel Chair Challenge
  • Potpourri

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