GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER LAUNCHES
2009 GREAT SUMMER SCIENCE DAY CAMPS
New Locations, Partnerships Help Science Center
Reach out to New Audiences
March 11th, 2009
Just because school’s out for the summer doesn’t mean the learning should stop, too. Luckily, it doesn’t have to – Great Lakes Science Center is once again offering its signature Great Summer Science Day Camps at four convenient locations: Mentor, Brunswick, Laurel School and the Science Center in downtown Cleveland, as well as a partnership with Camp Y-Noah in Akron.
The camps will be held all throughout the summer to educate and entertain kids K – 8th grades with a myriad of interactive content and exhibits. Camp content is designed according to age level, ensuring a high-quality experience for kids of all ages. Ranging from days filled with sailing on the schooner Appledore V, to learning all about stars, comets, meteors and asteroids, the kids’ days will be far from boring.
“As our program grows, we’re excited to continue to offer new programs and unique experiences for our campers,” said Emily Fletcher, manager of camps, classes and outreach. “Our instructors have spent time researching each topic and brainstorming fun activities and experiments to ensure campers get the best experience possible.”
Summer Camps will start June 15 and go through Aug. 21 with dates depending on the location. All camps will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with before- and after-care options available at select locations. The dates are as follows:
• Great Lakes Science Center will run camps for the entire 10 weeks, June 15 – Aug. 21
• Laurel School will host camps from June 15 – July 10
• Huntington Elementary in Brunswick will run from June 15 – 26
• Lake Elementary in Mentor, a brand new location, will run July 13 – 24
Also new this year is Great Lakes Science Center’s partnership with the Akron Area YMCA and Camp Y-Noah. With a camp from July 6 – 10, campers age 7-11 will get to delve into forensic science and learn all about what goes on in a crime scene investigation.
All sessions are led by certified teachers or science professionals, and off-site locations include a trip to Great Lakes Science Center and an OMNIMAX film. Highlights include “Amusement Park Science”, where campers will experiment with friction and inertia and enjoy a day at Cedar Point; “LEGO NXT: Space Travelers” will stretch campers’ creativity as they build and program robots to complete space-themed challenges; and “Animal Adaptations” will let campers explore how animals eat, where they live, how they defend themselves, and includes a visit to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
“We try to make the program fun for the campers and as convenient for the adults as possible,” said Fletcher, “Which is why we now have online registration, easy drop-off and pick-up, extended care at many of our sites and boxed lunches at our downtown site.”
Fees for each camp vary depending on which camps are chosen. Members receive $20 discounts on all camp registrations.
For a full schedule of Great Summer Science Day Camps, please visit the Web site at www.greatscience.com or call (216) 621-2400. Online registration is available.
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