Camp Discovery 2015

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Summer Camps 2015 

Forensic Science

For scientists ages 11-15 yrs, M-F, June 8-12, 9am-3pm, $275/camper

Future detectives and crime scene investigators, hone your skills during this action-packed week! Campers will use sophisticated equipment to gain the skills necessary for effective crime scene analysis, including finger printing, DNA gel elecrophoresis, blood typing, blood spatter analysis, hair/fiber analysis, and more. The week will culminate in an ALL NEW crime scene, in which campers will have to work together to discover Whodunit? This year will be a whole different story, so 2013 and 2014 Forensics Campers, we dare you to join us again and solve our third case!

Forensic Science Register Here!!!

 

 

Girl's Geek Boutique

For scientists ages 9-12 years, M-F, June 15-19, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

While engineering programs are typically dominated by boys, this camp will allow girls to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in a non-competitive, relaxed environment. Participants will use their hands, creativity, and strengths they may not know they possess to explore multiple areas of science. Female scientists from all around the region will take part in this unique week-long experience. Whether programming robots, dissecting frogs, or designing fashionable yet eco-friendly homes, all activities will serve to get girls psyched about STEM!

Girls'Geek Boutique Register Here!!!

 

 

MacGyverology

For scientists ages 8-11 yrs, M-F, June 22-26, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

Make something out of nothing…that is what this camp is all about! Campers will use simple household materials to rig booby-traps, connect sneaky circuits, make homemade smoke bombs—all useful skills for future FBI and CIA agents, police officers, and fire chiefs! Shhh…kids will also learn the secret value of recycling and reusing materials, as well as the advantages of working with a team to accomplish goals large and small.

MacGyverology Register Here!!!

 

 

Bugs/Space Science

For scientists ages 6-8 years, M-F, June 15-19, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

Come spend half of the day with bugs, beetles, and butterflies! We’ll be taking bug hikes, studying bug habitats, looking at bugs under microscopes, and crafting our own “bugs” out of a variety of materials. For the other half of the day, we’ll be learning about space science: how to live and work in microgravity, how the human body functions in space, rocket science, making solar system models, and more!

Camper must sign up for full week; registering for only one of the two topics is not an option.

Bugs/Space Science Register Here!!!

 

 

Soil, Slugs, & Science

For scientists ages 3-5 yrs, M-Th, June 29-July 2, 9am-1pm, $175/camper

A perfect introduction to science, this camp is an extension of our Garden Sprouts program. With an emphasis on observation and working together, budding scientists will learn about natural habitats and where our food comes from. We will tell stories, dig in the dirt, use magnifying glasses at examination stations, and taste the fruits of our labor (literally)!

Soil, Slugs, & Science Register Here!!!

 

 

Cyclin' Science #1

For scientists/cyclists ages 10-14 years, June 29-July3, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

Like cyclin'? Like science? This is your camp! In collaboration with DEVO, our local mountain-biking organization, campers will spend the first half of the day riding on trails, and will eat lunch and spend the second half of their day learning about the physics, anatomy & physiology, history, and engineering that surrounds making and riding mountain bikes! Campers will need to have their own mountain bike and helmet before the start of camp. If you have questions specifically about this camp, call Amy Haggart with DEVO: (505) 577-3862, or Jen Lokey with the Pow at (970) 403-1742.

Registration for this camp will take place ENTIRELY on the DEVO website: http://www.durangodevo.com.

 

 

Mythbusters

For scientists ages 8-11 yrs, M-F, July 6-10, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

During this fun, action-packed week, young mythbusters will use the scientific method to test the validity of common rumors, myths, news stories, and movie scenes. Does your stomach really explode if you eat poprocks and soda at the same time? Is it really impossible to pull apart two interlocked phone books? Is the “five-second rule” for dropped food really true? Campers will test all of these myths and many more in this explosive, crazy week!

Register Mythbusters Here!!!

 

 

Kitchen Laboratory

For scientists ages 6-8 yrs, M-F, July 13-17, 9am-3pm, $250/camper 

Campers will harvest ingredients from our own Discovery Garden and use them to perform exciting chemistry experiments, including dyeing our own labcoats! We will also explore the activity of invisible life by making yogurt and various other cultured edibles. Campers will apply the experimental process to cooking—baking cookies in our homemade solar ovens, tasting explosive juice pockets, making Dr. Seuss’ famous green eggs and ham, and more!

Kitchen Laboratory Register Here!!!

 

 

Cyclin' Science #2

For scientists/cyclists ages 7-10 years, July 13-July17, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

Like cyclin'? Like science? This is your camp! In collaboration with DEVO, our local mountain-biking organization, campers will spend the first half of the day riding on trails, and will eat lunch and spend the second half of their day learning about the physics, anatomy & physiology, history, and engineering that surrounds making and riding mountain bikes! Campers will need to have their own mountain bike and helmet before the start of camp. If you have questions specifically about this camp, call Amy Haggart with DEVO: (505) 577-3862, or Jen Lokey with the Pow at (970) 403-1742.

Registration for this camp will take place ENTIRELY on the DEVO website: http://www.durangodevo.com.

 

 

Backstage Pass to the Animas River Camp

For campers ages 9-12, M-F, July 20-24, 9am-3pm*, $275/camper 

Students will investigate the human relationship to the Animas River through field study and adventure. We will delve into concepts such as food webs, native plant and animal identification, features of a wetland, river conservation, water quality, and functions of a watershed. We will adventure up to Cascade Creek for a day of field exploration and spend the night under the stars in tents! This camp will culminate with a raft trip down the river, during which campers will utilize and apply their knowledge obtained throughout the week.

*Campers will spend one night in tents at Cascade Creek, exact date and details will be announced closer to the time of camp. Camping Equipment will be provided.

Backstage Pass to the Animas River Camp Register Here!!!

 

 

Conservation Biology for Techies

For scientists ages 9-12 years, M-F, July 27-31, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

What happens when a species is discovered to be nearly extinct? Conservation Biologists use the latest and greatest location technology to track the remaining members of the population, and determine how and where the group can be reestablished. During this week, campers will learn about basic ecology, and will channel their inner-conservationist as they use space-based satellite navigation systems, remote sensing systems, and other technology to solve a case of a severely endangered species alongside several local scientists and GIS professionals.

*Campers will spend one night in tents at Cascade Creek, exact date and details will be announced closer to the time of camp. Camping Equipment will be provided.

Conservation Biology for Techies Register Here

 

 

Maker Camp

For scientists ages 9-12, M-F, July 27-31, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

Calling all artists, inventors, crafters, and tinkerers in Durango and beyond! Come and create greasures of all types at this years' first ever Maker Camp! Become part of the global movement of doing-it-yourself! Learn about silver-smithing, robotics, wearables, woodworking, and welding with special guest experts. Camp attendants will get free booth space at the Pow's first Maker Faire, being held this fall.

Maker Camp Register Here!!!

 

 

Science Safari

For scientists ages 3-5 yrs, M-Th, August 3-7, 9am-1pm, $175/camper

An offshoot of the ever-popular My Senses and Me Camp, our smallest scientists will have a blast learning about different animals, habitats, and behaviors through songs, dances, crafts, cooking, costume-wearing, outdoor adventuring, and science experimentation. Get your preschooler talking about how fun science can be in this week-long "safari!"

Science Safari Register Here!!!

 

 

LEGO League Boot Camp

For campers ages 8-14, M-F, August 3-7, 9am-1pm, $250/camper

This robotic camp involves theme-based challenges that engage kids in research, problem solving, team building, and engineering. Campers have a blast building LEGO robots to perform specific tasks, and gain an understanding of large-scale world issues and potential solutions. Many campers will participate in the official FIRST LEGO League season, beginning in early September. For more information about the official FIRST LEGO League season and tournament, go here! The LEGO League Boot Camp will be held offsite at a local school. This camp will be held at Durango High School.

Lego League Boot Camp Register Here!!!

 

 

Body Shop/Chemistry

For campers ages 6-8 yrs, M-F, August 10-14, 9am-3pm, $250/camper

Half of each day will be spent studying human anatomy through organ and whole animal dissections, crafting models of the skeletal system, recording heart and lung activity, charting bacterial growth on agar plates, looking at optical illusions and solving brain teasers, and more. The other half of the day will focus on chemistry: chemical reactions that commonly take place in our bodies, as well as reactions that cause explosions, goo, foam, colors, and other surprises!

*Camper must sign up for full week; registering for one of the two topics is not an option!

Body Shop/Chemistry Register Here!!!