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Summer Camp Descriptions

 

2017 Lancaster Science Factory Summer Camp Descriptions

Join us all summer long for fun, exciting projects and experiments! Each camp runs Monday through Friday as either five half-day morning sessions (9:00am-12:00pm) or five half-day afternoon sessions (1:00pm-4:00pm). The cost is $135 per child per camp. Members receive 10% off. Children may register for both AM and PM sessions and bring a packed lunch for the supervised lunch break. Each camp has a grade (not age) restriction, defined as grade completed by summer 2017. Registration for each camp closes exactly one week prior to the start of camp (Monday).

Register now for our Summer STEM Camps

June 12 – 16:

Roller Coaster Extravaganza (completed one of the following grades: 2-8)
June 12 – 16th, AM Sessions.
Experience the highs of potential energy and the thrills of its kinetic partner. Take your marble passengers for an experience of a lifetime as you construct your own personal roller coaster out of a variety of common materials. Your imagination is limit to the possibilities in this Maker Space Camp.  Register now
Instructed by Aliyah Elijah

 You’ve Got a Golden Ticket (completed one of the following grades: 2-8)
June 12 – 16th, PM Sessions.
If you like the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this camp was made for you. Expect some sweet, sour, and chocolatey experiences as you deal with challenges involving chemistry, physics, and math. With a little luck nobody will wind up as a blueberry.  Register now
 Instructed by Jason Karcheski

June 19 – 23:

Help a Neighbor! (completed one of the following grades: K-5)
June 19 – 23rd, AM Sessions.
This half day experience will allow you to learn how to use power tools safely, and design and build a project for you to take home at the end of the week. By learning about tools, and how to use them, you will understand the importance of tools in your home, and how to help your parents or a neighbor with DIY projects!  Register now
Instructed by Cody Ebersole from Cody Z Academy

 Under Construction! (completed one of the following grades: 4-8)
June 19 – 23rd, PM Sessions.
Have you watched home renovation shows on TV, or seen a construction sight on the road? From building homes and schools, to small home projects, tools and knowledge are what you need to complete these projects. CodyZ Academy will take you from start to finish on a project that you can be proud of.  Register now
Instructed by Cody Ebersole from Cody Z Academy

June 26 – 30:

Edible Science: Playing with your Food! (completed one of the following grades: K-5)
June 26 – 30th, AM Sessions.
Have you ever been told to NOT play with your food? We will throw that rule out for the week. Come join us for a fun filled week of hands-on edible experiments and food-tacular activities, which will keep your eyes wide open and tummies growling.  Register now
Instructed by Julianne Foulk

 Fascination Aviation presented by Smoketown Helicopters (completed one of the following grades: 4-8)
June 26 – 30th, PM Sessions.
Step onto the tarmac with commercial pilot and flight instructor Kris Keller. Learn why whirligigs stay in the air using lift and load. Get firsthand knowledge of flight instrumentation and aerodynamics. You will have the opportunity to sit behind the controls of a Robinson helicopter and Cessna airplane at the Smoketown Airport.  Register now
Instructed by Kris Keller

 July 3 – 7:

The Sound of Science: Striking a Chord in Music (completed one of the following grades: K-4)
July 3 – 7th, AM Sessions. (No camp on July 4th)
“Let it Go, Let it Go!” Is that music to your ears? What about, “London Bridge is Falling Down”? Both these popular tunes have something in common: science! In this camp, campers will discover the secrets of music by learning about waves and vibrations, how we hear them, and the instruments that make them. Open your ears and find out why music makes the world go ’round.  Register now
Instructed by Angela Kilyan

Sloppy Chemistry: Foam, Fizz, and Goo (completed one of the following grades: 1-8)
July 3 – 7th, PM Sessions. (No camp on July 4th)
Reactions and chemical attractions! A little bit of this, mixed with a little bit of that. Will it foam? Will it fizzle? Roll into a ball or will it drizzle? Enter an upside down world where liquid is a solid and a solid is a liquid. Toothpaste is large enough for an elephant and fruity treats create sparkly feats! And that is just the beginning.  Register now
Instructed by Trea Grier

 July 10 – 14:

Mathemagician Academy – The Beginning Magician (completed one of the following grades: 3-8)
July 10 – 14th, AM Sessions.Have you ever wanted to be amazing? Would you like math to be fun? Become a mathemagician in five sessions! Learn about famous mathematicians and magicians while mastering mystifying magic with your mathematical super-powers. You will leave with a brain (and a magic box) stuffed full of math and magic.  Register now

Instructed by Darrell E. Yoder / aka Doc Yoder

 Mobile Machines: From Simple Boats to Interstellar Travel! (completed one of the following grades: K-8)
July 10 – 14th, PM Sessions.
Take a journey through history and see what travel use to be like in the 1920s. Discover innovations in transportation that took travel from 7 days to 7 hours. Then explore engineering challenges and create your own mobile machines to tackle of land, sea and air. Be prepared far a fast paced adventure challenge!  Register now
Instructed by LSF’s Master of Mess Luke Netherton

July 17 – 21st

High Steel Presents: Bridge Mania Arcs and Arches (completed one of the following grades: 4-8)
July 17 – 21st, AM Sessions.
Take a journey through the world of Structural Engineering and Technology. Investigate two phenomena that revolutionized bridges around the world and in your backyard, while shedding light on arc welding and arches. Join the competitive world of bridge building as you encounter design and construction challenges along the way.  Register now
Instructed in Cooperation with High Steel Structures

 Super Heroes with Super Science Powers (completed one of the following grades: K-8)
July 17 – 21st, PM Sessions.Whether it is Wonder Women’s incredible strength, Captains America’s top rate intelligence, Cat Women’s fantastic agility or Superman’s superior speed, these AWESOME powers need to start somewhere. You will explore the possibilities of how these and other Super Human Powers might actually be possible.  Register now
Instructed by Jason Karcheski

July 24 – 28:

Mathemagician Academy – The Advancing Magician (completed one of the following grades: 3-8)
July 24 – 28th, AM Sessions.
It is recommended that students take Beginner’s Mathemagician offered earlier in the summer, but it is not required. This course is similar, but the math and the magic will be all new and a bit more challenging than in the first course. It is designed for students who enjoy math and magic. You will leave with a magic box full of new tricks and a brain stuffed with mind-blowing magic and math.  Register now
Instructed by Darrell E. Yoder aka Doc Yoder

 Girls Feature: Lotions and Potions (completed one of the following grades: 1-8)
July 24 – 28th, PM Sessions.
A “Pamper Party” like none other! Learn the science and math behind looking and smelling fabulous! From bubble baths and bath salts to perfumes and powder puffs, lotions and lip balms, hand scrubs and massage rubs, come enjoy the science of beauty.   Register now
Instructed by  Rachel Cahill

 July 31 – August 4:

Painting with a Twist meets STEAM as they present: “Animal Crackers” (completed one of the following grades: K-5)
July 31 -August 4th, AM Sessions.Discover your inner artist as you encounter STEAM! Allow your inner creativity to flow along as you discover the connection to color, texture, patterns and so much more. Join a professional artist as they walk you through the scientific process of art creation.  Register now
Instructed by Painting with a Twist Professional Artist

 Painting with a Twist meets STEAM as they present: “Creating Creatures” (completed one of the following grades: 4-8)
July 31 – August 4th, PM Sessions.
Discover your inner artist as you encounter STEAM! You will discover the connection to mixtures, angles dimensions, shadows and so much more.. Join a professional artist as they walk you through the scientific process of art creation.  Register now
Instructed by Painting with a Twist Professional Artist

August 7 – 11:

Junk Drawer Robotics (completed one of the following grades: 2-8)
August 7 – 11th, AM Sessions. Learn the science and mechanical engineering-based skills behind robotic design with everyday household items! You will build your own fully functioning robotic arm that moves with its own hands and grippers!  Register now

Instructed by Christopher Blackmon

 Sustainable Life and Living (completed one of the following grades: 2-8)
August 7 -11th, PM Sessions.
Learn why certain animals are able to survive in specific habitats and be prepared for a challenge: Can you engineer better than an animal? Also get ready to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. How can you grow food on flooded land? How can you turn fog into useable water? This camp is all about how humans and animals adapt to survive against all odds.  Register now
Instructed by Chelsea Spence

August 14 – 18:

Girls Code Club (camp is not open to the public)
August 14 – 18th, AM Sessions.
After nine months of sessions, the fun of Girls Code Club continues with a camp that builds on our website creation skills and other programming fundamentals. Our week will also include guest speakers from some lovely local ladies in tech, a look at hands-on hardware like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, a dive into game development and mobile applications, and other exciting topics. “We can’t wait to keep coding with you!” This camp is not open to the public.
Instructed by Elyse Ewing

Sensory Play: Making Brain Connections (completed one of the following grades: 3-8)
August 14 – 18th, PM Sessions.
Welcome to a world where the brain is not just the brain but the reason for everything. We see, because of our brain. We feel, because of our brain. We taste, because of our brain. The five senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste, will be explored as we unravel the most complex organ in our body, the brain.  Register now
Instructed by Angela Kilyan