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June 6-10 (Online registration closes May 27. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
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.​

Stop-Motion Animation
Throughout this camp, we will plan, storyboard, design and shoot our movies. Subsequently, we will explore post-production, where we will edit our films, add music, titles and sound effects. Along the way, we will learn some secrets for creating and producing stop motion movies. This is an awesome opportunity to get some film and video editing experience while balancing creativity, planning and fun!

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!​

In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery encourages, but does not require student participants and staff to wear masks throughout all programs. While this is the current policy of CU Science Discovery, we will continue to monitor the situation and make the best possible decisions in the interest of safety for participants and staff. When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated 3/7/22)

What to Bring: Because this is an in-person camp, participants are required to bring the following each day: 

  • 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.
  • Filled water bottle.
  • 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs. 
  • A sack lunch.
  • 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.).
  • Optional: A mask and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing.

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.