June 21-25 (Online registration closes June 17. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Drop-Off Location: CU Boulder Main Campus
Note: STEM Mash-Ups consist of morning and afternoon segments that cover two different topics, creating a well-rounded day.
Explore the Force: The Science of Star Wars
“I am one with the Force, the Force is with me.” In this camp, we will take on the challenge of undergoing the Jedi Trials – learning to work our way out of sticky situations, control our minds (and others’) and create our own full size lightsabers to take home! This STEAM-based exploration takes us from the lavas of Mustafar to the icy wastes of Hoth, and will call upon our team-building and problem-solving skills as we use lasers, coding, robots, dry ice, and chemistry to, save Han Solo, program droids, and design secret missions. Once we have the skills needed to navigate the galaxy, we will gain the rank of Jedi Knight. Friday is costume day, and will will have an opportunity to showcase our engineering in front of a green screen and get a picture on any planet in the galaxy!
Scratch Stories and Games
You're never too young to start coding! This camp introduces younger campers to key computer science concepts through unplugged activities and the magical drag-and-drop block-based coding language, Scratch 3.0. Learn basic coding concepts by using Scratch to design simple animations and games, and re-mix existing programs found in the Scratch gallery. We'll create stories in which characters interact with and respond to each other, and learn how we can control our stories and games with objects in our physical environment.
Masks are required to be worn for all in-person programs. All participants will receive a short health screening and a thermal temperature check upon arrival to the check-in area for each class gathering.
What to Bring: Because this is a full-day, in-person camp, participants are required to bring the following to each camp:
- Backpack for carrying their personal items and any camp materials they will be taking home. Note: In order to limit individual interactions, all participants will be required to keep their items together.
- A mask appropriately sized to cover the child's nose and mouth and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing. Note: Wearing of masks will be required for all participants.
- Filled water bottle.
- A sack lunch and 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs.
- All programs spend a portion of each day outside. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt and/or rain jacket).
Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.
Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of program spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of a program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.