Do you have a mathematically gifted
child or one who just loves science or technology? If so and if you're looking for a fun and challenging summer camp, then consider one of several great summer camps designed for kids who love math and science. From film making to video game design, from computer programming to exploring space, there is a summer camp session just perfect for your child. Here are some of the best.
Space Camp is an absolutely remarkable experience for kids who love space and space technology. Six-day camps are available for kids ages 9 to 18, but a Family Space Camp experience is available for kids as young as 7. (This is a 3 or 4-day weekend camp for parents and kids.) These camps are available all year-round, but if you are looking for an exciting camp adventure for your child during the summer, this is an excellent choice. Regardless of the camp a child attends, he or she will learn about space and space exploration, and will get some hands-on training. They can experience the sensation of walking on the moon in the 1/6th Gravity Chair and prepare for a space mission. There is just way too much too list here!
Emagination is a camp for technology-loving kids ages 8-17. Their two-week sessions allow kids to choose three workshops among a variety of options, which include creating digital art and music, designing video games, building radio-controlled cars and robots, setting up computer systems, and exploring computer programming. In addition to the workshops, there are other fun camp activities: outdoor games like capture the flag and soccer, talent night party, theme days, astronomy night, and weekend LAN parties.
Sessions are held at 5 different universities in five different states: UCLA, Los Angeles, California; Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia; Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts; Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois; and Rosemont College, Rosemont/Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California at Berkeley offers week-long science camps for children in grades pre-k through twelve. These camps are half-day, full-day or residential camps. Half-day camps are for children pre-k through grade nine. Full-day camps are open to children in grades three through twelve, and residential camps are open to children from age eight to grade twelve. Residential camps are also open to the whole family!
The residential camps focus on the environmental, such as coastal ecology and wildlife biology. The half and full-day camps have a bit more variety.
VAMPY is a summer residential camp held at the Center for Gifted Studies of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It attracts kids in grades 7-10 from all over the US and even from other countries around the world. Science and math courses offered include astronomy, environmental science, forensic chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and physics. Course in the humanities are also offered and these include writing, Chinese, humanities, presidential politics, and Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Located in the Pennsylvania Poconos, this small science camp is designed for boys ages 7 to 15 with an interest in math, science, and computers. Camp topics
include astronomy, biology and nature, chemistry, computers, Earth science, electronics, physics, robotics, photography, and videos. In addition to the sciences, campers can participate in numerous other activities
such as rocketry, archery, magic, biking, marksmanship and rifle safety, swimming, sailing and wood shop. Sessions are available for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, and 8 weeks.