Specialty Camps

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These programs are designed for campers who are looking for a concentrated focus on a specific area, whether they are looking for in depth experiences in nature or to build upon a current STEM passion. Led by  SSNSC environmental educators, campers spend the week participating in team-building skills through hands-on explorations and STEM activities. The specialty camps take place on site, include an off-site fieldtrip and a special visitor.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 1  week sessions
  • All Day 9:00am-3:30pm

 2020 Themes

(Entering Grades 5-8)

Week 4: Fetch! With SSNSC (July 13-17)
Ever want to wake up every morning to a new mystery challenge? Enjoy solving complex problems while making new friends? Then this is the camp for you! You’ll arrive each day to a new STEM challenge, from crime-solving to insect-catching. We will also hear from an amazing guest speaker and take a totally Fetch-tastic field trip!

Week 5: Vet School Camp – Terrestrial Animals (July 20-24)
Join educators from SSNSC to learn basic animal care skills and explore the world of veterinary science. Campers will interact with the Science Center’s live animals to learn about anatomy, gain important observational skills using scientific tools, and work collaboratively to solve veterinary mysteries.   A special field trip will include a behind the scenes tour of a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Week 6: Vet School Camp – Marine Animals (July 27-31)
Join educators from SSNSC and special guests to explore the world of veterinary science with a focus on marine animals.  Highlights of the week will include a fish dissection, a visit from SALT the inflatable humpback whale and a field trip for a behind the scenes tour of a marine animal rehabilitation center!

Week 9: Flying Machines (August 17-21)
Attention all future flight engineers: in this camp you’ll take off to a different type of flight each day. From gliders to drones to rockets and others in between, you’ll be designing, building, and launching your creations. We’ll take inspiration from flight found in nature, visit a local airport, and hear from some marvelous pilots.

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