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Pick from a wide variety of one-week camp adventures! 
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Twin Cities Area Camp Themes include: 

Jr. Scientist (Ages 5-7)

Have you ever wanted to be a chemist, geologist, biologist, illusionist, or paleontologist? These are just some of the Mad Science scientists you will become while learning about bugs, sea life, fossils, minerals, optical illusions, magic and what makes slime slimy and putty sticky. Enjoy hands-on fun and experiments as you explore a different theme each day.


    

Geology Rocks (Ages 6 to 12)  NEW Summer 2015!
Become a Mad Science Geologist as we explore Earth and its hidden treasures. Discover the wonders of rocks, fossils, dinosaurs, minerals and geological phenomena like earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes. Start your own rock & mineral collection, grow a crystal, build a sedimentary stacker and prepare a fossil to take home. 

 

NASA Academy of Space Explorers (Ages 6-12)


From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on Mad Science program sends campers on a quest for galactic exploration! Comets, planets, stars, constellations, eclipses and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn the challenges of space travel and living in space. Build a model rocket and participate in a rocket launch.


  

Eureka!  The Inventor's Camp (Ages 6-12)

Are you a budding inventor? If so, join Mad Science as we learn about famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Rube Goldberg, Archimedes and Ben Franklin and the contributions they made to science. Use your knowledge and creativity to overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all – your mind. While Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% FUN!

Forensic Lab (Ages 8-12)

Use forensic science to help solve some Mad Science mysteries. Learn about cells as you extract the DNA from wheat germ and make a model cell.  Collect evidence with your own Inspectikit. Reconstruct a mystery scene and the face of the suspect with your Whodunit take home kit. Examine footprints; use your own Fingerprint Finder to identify fingerprints left at the scene.

Secret Agent (Ages 7-12)

Can you outwit the Mad Science Spy? James Bond’s gadgets weren’t all science fiction. Discover the science behind some real spy technology as you listen to distant voices and sounds. Learn about different secret codes, their use in clandestine communications and a little of the history behind them. Experiment passing your messages using a spy technique called a “dead drop”. Build an alarm system, a secret safe and attempt to defeat several security systems.

Rocket Blast Off! (Ages 7-12)

3-2-1 Blast Off! This action packed week focuses solely on rockets and rocket flight. Learn about model rocket design, building, aerodynamics, propulsion, launching, safety, recovery, and repair. Take part in daily launches. Take home your own rockets and an abundance of model rocket knowledge. This Mad Science camp is a blast for boys and girls alike.

Flight Academy (Ages 6 - 12)

Calling all pilots! As a Mad Science flight cadet in training, you will discover how airplanes fly. Test your airplane’s performance in a wind tunnel. Build your own kite, stunt plane and model rocket. Ride the air on a Hovercraft. Discover how hot air balloons, blimps and parachutes work. 

Jr Robotics Engineer (Ages 6-8)

Discover the world of robots inspired by science fiction writers like Isaac Asimov and Karl Capek. Build an OWI EM4Robot to take home. Learn about robot programming with Mad Science’s Baby Steps and Sandwich programming. Program a Lego Mindstorms® NXT Robot to navigate through an obstacle course.

**Build OWI EM4Robot**

Sr Robotics Engineer (Ages 9-13)

Explore the mechanical and electrical engineering that makes robots possible. Build circuits, experiment with gears and explore sensors that robots use to see and hear to guide their actions. Learn the fundamentals of programming robots with Mad Science’s Sandwich programming. Lego Mindstorms® NXT Robots are available for both building and programming.
**Build OWI All Terrrain 3-in-1 Robot**
 

  

Schoolhouse Chess (Ages 6-12)

Chess is fun, Schoolhouse Chess camp is super fun as it brings the game of chess to life using creative personalities. You will be captivated by our imaginative characters and learn chess with ease. Play a game with our gigantic chess set – the biggest you have ever seen! The camp covers all the rules, strategies and tactics and is appropriate for beginners through intermediate players.

 

 


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