Summer Daycamps are week long camps that typically run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. The camps cover a wide variety of science topics, and are structured for grade school students in grades 1 through 6. A registration link is provided for each specific camp under the camp descriptions below.
Register online using the links below or by contacting Anne Church at (208) 287-4236 or email@example.com
DCI Summer Camps 2013
Mindstorm Madness (FULL)
June 17-June 21 : Grades 1-5
Using this familiar LEGO format, we’ll explore programming, solve robotic challenges, and learn how robots are really used. Fine for beginners! Grades 1-5. $175 member/$200 non-member.
CRAZY CHEM (FULL)
June 17-June 21 : Grades 3-6
9 am – 12 noon each day, at Whitney Community Center, 1609 S. Owyhee St., off Overland Road in Boise. Entrance is at the south end of the complex, off Nez Perce.
From the basics of matter to the Great Polymer Challenge, with a stop at Forensics in between – all the fun and fundamentals of Chemistry! $75 member or nonmember.
Arduino Robotics (FULL)
June 24-June 28 : Grades 2-6
Expand your knowledge of robotics by building and programming your own robot to take home and keep, using an Arduino (a single-board microcontroller and programming software) – and then scavenging parts from our huge supply to complete your design. Some robotics experience required. Grades 2-6. $200 member/$225 non-member (fee includes your own robot kit to keep!).
Fireworks -- and other explosive fun! (FULL)
July 1-July 3 : Grades 2-6
A special 3-day camp to celebrate the 4th of July! Study the history and chemistry behind a beloved tradition – fireworks – and other things that erupt or explode, all with proper safety precautions and supervision, of course! Grades 2-6. $105 member/$120 nonmember.
July 8-July 12 : Grades 1-4
All the fundamentals, with an emphasis on ecology and solving the energy crisis, including “farming for fuel,” converting agricultural crops to liquid fuel. Grades 1-4. $175 member/$200 non-member.
July 15-July 19 : Grades 4-6
From tangrams and tessellations to Fibonnaci spirals, this exploration will intrigue even the least math-minded. Investigate alternate ways to measure objects, study grids, probability and surveys, and play fun games to enforce basic math concepts such as decimals and fractions. Grades 4-6. $175 member/$200 non-member. REGISTER ONLINE
Space Camp (FULL)
July 22-July 26 : Grades 1-4
Space Camp, in conjunction with the Discovery Center’s Space Days celebration on July 25-27. Learn how astronauts travel to and live in outer space. Investigate their training and the work they really do. Grades 1-4. $175 member/$200 non-member.
July 29-August 2 : Grades 2-4
Rock hounds will study different types of rocks, then tackle “earth-shattering” topics like earthquakes, volcanoes, tectonic plates and tsunamis. Grades 2-4. $175 member/$200 non-member. REGISTER ONLINE
ARCHAEOLOGY & PALEONTOLOGY
July 29-August 2 : Grades 2-4
9 am-12 noon each day, Summerwind Elementary School, 675 N. Jullion Street (off Ustick near Mitchell in Boise)
Take a step back in time as you learn about dinosaurs, mammoths, and some of our earliest ancestors. Explore fossils, primitive tools, cave paintings and ancient pottery. $75 member or nonmember. REGISTER ONLINE
Mindstorm Madness, Part II (FULL)
August 5-August 9 : Grades 1-5
Lego Mindstorm and a great introduction to robotics for beginners – or a chance to expand a robotics exploration already begun. Lots of expert help will be available to answer individual questions. Grades 1-5. $175 member/$200 non-member.
August 5-August 9 : Grades 3-6
9 am – 12 noon each day at Summerwind Elementary School, 675 N. Jullion Street (off Ustick near Mitchell in Boise)
Rock hounds will study different types of rocks, then tackle “earth-shattering” topics like earthquakes, volcanoes, tectonic plates and tsunamis. $75 member or nonmember. REGISTER ONLINE
Physics at the Fair!
August 12-August 16 : Grades 3-5
The Fair starts the next week, and this camp will give you a new, scientific perspective on all that fun! Learn how the laws of physics keep you safe on even the scariest rides – and figure out your chances of really knocking over that stuffed cat! Grades 3-5. $175 member/$200 non-member. REGISTER ONLINE