Looking for something fun to do over Winter Break?
Join us for our Winter Break Camps 2012 – 2013! Build LEGO structures, experiment with dry ice, unravel a “mystery” using forensic science, conduct cold-weather experiments and more! Our Winter Break Camps educate and entertain with day-long sessions for kids in grades K – 8.
Also, we’ve got great news! Our camp program officially earned accreditation from the American Camp Association! This means that we have recently met and exceeded more than 300 different standards related to safety, program operation, staff training and more. We are now the only Science Center day camp in the country that is ACA accredited!
Register online here!
Winter Break Camps 2012 – 2013
About the Classes
Important Forms for Parents
Week I / December 26 – 28:
Wednesday, December 26: Hidden Worlds: Micro Science
Thursday, December 27: LEGO: Ultimate Builder – SOLD OUT
Friday, December 28: Science of Cool
Week II / December 31 – January 4:
Monday, December 31: CSI: Case of the Finicky Flu
Tuesday, January 1: Wild Science
Wednesday, January 2: Yuckology – Only a few spots left!
Thursday, January 3: Astronomy Rocks! – Only a few spots left!
Friday, January 4: LEGO: Ultimate Builder
Students in grades K – 8 may attend. Camps will be divided by age and camp content will be tailored to suit the campers’ grade levels. In the instance of low enrollment, groups may be combined and the camp content may be tailored appropriately.
ABOUT THE CAMPS
LEGO: Ultimate Builder
Join us for a full day of LEGO! Campers in grades K – 3 will practice their speed building, creative free building and work on a group project. Campers in grades 4 – 8 will design, program and build a robot while using sensors to make it react to its surroundings using LEGO NXT technology.
Science of Cool
Bring the snow inside and perform some amazing cold-weather, hands-on experiments with liquid nitrogen and dry ice. Learn about cryogenics and study very low temperatures (‑238° F and below). Watch the OMNIMAX film, Antarctica.
Build a telescope and observe the night sky to identify stellar constellations. Create an edible meteor shower, devise a sundial and “astro-blast” a star to experience a supernova. Simulate a black hole, and explore the birth of a star as you discover the excitement and sizzle of astronomy. Watch the OMNIMAX film, Hubble.
Enjoy the stinkiest, slimiest, grossest camp ever! Explore the disgusting side of being an animal, plus learn why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and smelly gunk. Create a bird poop painting, edible scabs and slimes. Dissect a pellet of hair and bones regurgitated by a real owl (K – 3), while others dissect a cow eye (4 – 8). Watch the OMNIMAX film, The Human Body.
CSI: Case of the Finicky Flu
A mysterious illness has surfaced at the Science Center! Several counselors are exhibiting the same set of unusual symptoms and we need junior forensic scientists to unravel this mystery. Decipher the vital evidence by studying it in the laboratory, track down the cause of the mystery disease, find a treatment and relentlessly pursue any criminal activity you uncover during your investigation.
Did you know that frogs breathe through their skin or that they swallow using their eyes? Join us as we explore the wacky and wild world of frog and toad adaptations. See the special exhibition, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, and take a behind-the-scenes tour to encounter more than 70 different species! Meet the frog keeper, explore the metamorphosis of bullfrog tadpoles and test your skill at scaling a wall using special suction cups! Enjoy the OMNIMAX film, Amazon.
Hidden Worlds: Micro Science
What would the world look like if you were micro-sized? Let’s explore nano and micro worlds! Find out what causes stinky feet, search for micro-sized particles, investigate ferrofluids and nanobots and collect and examine microorganisms under a hand lens and microscope. Enjoy the OMNIMAX film, Santa vs. The Snowman.
- $42 per day ($39 for members)
- Additional Day Discount: At registration, sign up for more than one camp a day and receive a $3 per day discount for each additional day.
- Sibling Discount: Sign up one child and each additional sibling receives a $3 discount per day.
- Camps meet from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
- Extended care is available from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Before care: $5 per day
- After care: $10 per day
- Campers may bring a brown bag lunch or pre-purchase lunch for $6. See lunch menu.
- A $2 registration fee will be added to each camp session when you register online.
Questions? Email us at CampsandClasses@glsc.org!
IMPORTANT FORMS FOR PARENTS
Full-Day Camper Information
Get To Know You
Great Lakes Science Center is grateful for the partnerships that help us meet our mission of engaging the next generation of scientific thinkers:
The Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Fund
Medical Mutual of Ohio
The Nord Family Foundation
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
Frederick W. & Janet P. Dorn Foundation
Giant Eagle Foundation
The Hershey Foundation
Keithley Instruments Inc.
The Lincoln Electric Foundation
The Sherwin-Williams Company
The Sisler McFawn Foundation
Billie Howland Steffee Family Fund
United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
The S.K. Wellman Foundation
The Thomas H. White Foundation
The Abington Foundation
Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
The John P. Murphy Foundation
Nordson Corporation Foundation
The William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
The Hankins Foundation
The Laub Foundation
The Lubrizol Foundation
Magnificat High School
The S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust
The Ohio State University
Olympic Steel, Inc
Program support as of August 15, 2012
Great Lakes Science Center thanks the citizens of Cuyahoga County for their support through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.