At Cub Creek Science Camp, science is incorporated in everything we do!
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.
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! At Cub Creek Science Camp, we believe learning is fun and especially when kids are given the opportunity to investigate their passions.
Science is in our name and it's our main game! So all of camp is under the "Science" category, but we love science so we provide hands-on activities in the hard sciences like Chemistry, Physics, Botany, and Pond Study. Below are camp's science-focused activities.
Learn about the basics of chemistry with you mix, measure, pour in some hands-on activities that will leave you amazed. Mix up some Oobleck, a really cool solution made with water and cornstarch. The result is a non-Newtonian fluid that doesn't obey the laws of Newton- it acts as both and solid and fluid…while acting neither as a solid or fluid. It's wild, y'all.
These classes are part of the Chemistry course:
- Introduction to Chemistry
- Giant Bubbles
- Rainbow in a Jar
- Oobleck, the magic liquid
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. At Cub Creek Science Camp, we love to help grow a camper's passion for Chemistry through these fun and engaging activities. Campers can take the Chemistry course for the whole week, or sign up for some of it's lessons daily as classes.
These classes are part of the Physics course:
- Simple Machines – Build levers and pulleys
- Electrical Circuits
- Water Rockets
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.
Crime Scene Investigation/CSI
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.
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 all help to to successfully uncover criminal mysteries. Crime science combines these disciplines and gives detectives the tools they need to solve puzzling crimes.
In this week long course, 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.
Learn everything from water chemistry to why some things float and others sink. Campers will wear your bathing suit for this class and have lots of fun in and out of the water.
The classes that make up pool science include:
- Cartesian Divers
- Sink or Swim
- Sticky Water
- Home-Made Boats
- CO2 Boats
In our social science category, Ability Awareness is a course geared to help campers understand their own abilities as well as the unique abilities and talents of others. Campers will learn what life is like without the ability to use some of the five senses.
In this course, classes include:
- Sign Language
- Fine Motor challenges
- Seeing the world different: being Blind
- Wheel Chair Obstacles