Our Half-Day Camp Themes
Mad Coding Robots
This exciting new Mad Science robot coding camp is the perfect hands-on combination of the wildly popular world of robots and the new must-have skill of coding. With Mad Science you learn everything from ""what is a robot?"" to sophisticated coding techniques to control them, in a fun, hands-on week of imaginative technological adventure for all ages!
Be inspired by the most famous inventors in history - Ben Franklin, the Wright Brothers, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rube Goldberg! - and create your OWN inventions! Use their techniques to break through a series of modern day challenges. You will learn how to invent solutions to problems and make them come to life, just like these legendary innovators did. Construct catapults, forts and more!
Calling all Jr. Archaeologists! Uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations and the history of Paleontology. Learn about the techniques, tools and artifacts that teach us about the history of humans on earth. Study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits and fossils. Can you puzzle out the culture of a long lost city using only a handful of clues?
NASA Journey into Outer Space
Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery. See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work in a real rocket launch. Explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond. Watch star dust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars. Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system!
Like to solve mysteries? Crack the case? You will step into the shoes of a real detective. Use science to uncover evidence and analyze the hidden secrets of a case. Put cool sleuthing tools and proven forensic techniques to work and unravel mysteries that would stump even Sherlock Holmes! Ok, well maybe they would fool your brother. But they’d be CRAZY to think they can fool Detective You!
An ecological adventure - Campers will find themselves stranded on island...now what?! Work together using the supplies you have to learn to survive until you are rescued. Create shelters, use water filtration systems, and study the island’s animals. Learn how to harness the sun’s energy to create solar cookers, communicate with technology, and work as a team!
Get ready to lose your mind in the vast and exciting world of chemistry! This camp is full of reactions, observations, solutions, suspensions, explosions, concoctions, perplexions, digestions, reflections, and Dalmatians (kidding), just to name a few! You will challenge your friends in the labware game, combat evaporation, be amazed at the awesome power of glue technology!
Come to the Mad Lab and go scientifically bonkers with a super cool variety of science topics. You’ll create gases, control chemical reactions and even generate power - with chemicals! See awesome chemical magic, build model molecules and electroplate coins! Build models of the inner machinery of cells, unravel DNA and break a secret code. Examine bugs and birds and even what they just ate - yuck!
Whaaaat? Yep! Your life is SURROUNDED by Slime! We’re gonna get sticky and icky in this camp learning about guts and garbage and goo! The best part is that you’ll make (and take home) a new slime to match the message EVERY SINGLE DAY! Get Insta-famous with the Slime you make! Give us a thumbs up! Do it for the Gram! Remember: There’s no such thing as too much SLIME! (#SlimeLife)
Get ready to rock with science and wow the crowd with cool potions and chemical reactions. Grow your own crystals, make sidewalk chalk, and a chromatography t-shirt to keep. Picture yourself on stage as Sir Isaac Newton as we experiment with inertia and gravity and learn what football players, ballet dancers and scientists have in common!