GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER HOSTS WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMPS THAT SPARK SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY IN YOUNG MINDS
March 1st, 2013
CLEVELAND (March 1, 2013) – What do bugs, space, caves, weather, LEGO and animation all have in common? They are part of the 27 brand-new camp topics offered by Great Lakes Science Center this summer season.
The Science Center is hosting their popular week-long day camps for kids in preschool through high school, June 10 – August 16, with more than 60 different camp themes. This year, there are four additional camp locations for a total of 10 convenient sites, including:
•Great Lakes Science Center
•Cleveland State University
•Laurel School, Shaker Heights
•Hudson Montessori, Hudson
•Lawrence School, Sagamore Hills
•Magnificat High School, Rocky River
•Westlake City Schools, Westlake
•Camp Y-Noah, Akron
•Camp Tippecanoe, near Dover/New Philadelphia
•University School, Shaker Heights
Camp topics include Wild about Weather, Girls Only: Science that Sparkles, Skywalker’s Galaxy, LEGO NXT: Inventors’ Paradise, Science of Adventure: Caves and Waves and so much more.
“Our camp program is divided by grades so we can offer the appropriate level of education – from building a science foundation for the littlest ones, to re-engaging interest in scientific curriculum with hands-on, practical applications for our older campers,” said Whitney Owens, vice president of education at Great Lakes Science Center. “However, no matter the campers’ age, we strive to teach science in a rich way that inspires our youth to get excited about and engage with science throughout their lives – that is our goal.”
Science Center camp instructors are science professionals and teachers, along with college students with documented experience working with children.
Cost varies per camp and discounts are available for members, multiple-week registrations and siblings. Register by calling 216-621-2400 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm) or visiting www.GreatScience.com and clicking on “Summer Camps.”
Great Lakes Science Center camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and is currently the only science center in the country with a day camp program that is ACA-accredited.
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About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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