Have fun making fast treats to take along for a hike or to the pool. Learn to make cookies in a funnel, brownies with a punch, and mini cupcakes to decorate and share with others. Let the teacher know at the first class if you have any allergies. (Additional forms required.) Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
THIS OFFERING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC). This exciting summer camp will engage elementary children in the engineering design process. The Engineering Adventures (EA) curriculum was designed by the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) team within the Museum of Science, Boston. Children entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades will learn the EA unit, "Bubble Bonanza: Designing Bubble Makers", which explore how bubbles behave and investigate properties of materials they can use to create bubble makers. Camp participants in this session will not only engage in the EA unit, ultimately creating a solution to the design challenge that they can take home, but will also take home two related trade books to extend their science/engineering learning at home. Students will also get the opportunity to meet real engineers working in the field and gain a better understanding of what it is to be an engineer.
Work with an advanced three dimensional construction kit that is yours to keep and take home. Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, a robot or buildings. You will also get your own 3-volt geared motor to power up a moveable Radar Surveyor. Learn the many ways you can make your motor run. Hands on is the only way, so prepare to build from directions, and from your own imagination!
Do you love cupcakes? Would you like to learn how to decorate some of the coolest cupcakes ever? At cupcake camp, we will make different cupcakes every day. We will even publish our own “Cupcake Cookbook”! There will be plenty of yummy tasting and cupcake fun and games to go around!
Do you want to design and build things that you create- not just a model you purchase? Well this is the place for you. Build and keep an air powered Hover Craft. You make it defy gravity. Once it's up and moving, then using your creativity, control its direction. Get to build and take home your own car. The purpose is to build a super car powered by more than one source of energy. This can be one crazy looking vehicle. We provide you with many materials for that dynamic vehicle that you will build. Also get to build a Egg Drop Car. The purpose is to build a gravity vehicle that can cushion a raw egg as the car holding the egg is dropped from a high height. We provide you with the material to cushion the fall. You have to be creative. In these three challenges in one workshop, you will learn about Laws of Motion, Energy, Air Pressure, Friction, Lift, Speed and Acceleration. You are never too young to learn and have fun in a Sciensational hands on way.
Course Fee: $129
Mon. - Fri.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bel Air Hall
Hyper Peppy Robotics - A Look Into the Past and the Future
Build and take home your own Hyper Peppy Robot. It is sound activated. Use the clap of your hands to get it moving. It has a very sensitive touch/sound sensor. When it comes in contact with an object it will automatically go into reverse, and then turn left before embarking on a new course. It’s fast!!! You're able to adjust its sensitivity to sound. You will see, first-hand, the many gears, circuit board, microphone, and it is easy to assemble mechanical drive system. The completed project will help build self-confidence. You will also get to build other robots as a part of a small group. Be a part of robotic technology and have fun investigating the future effects it will have on our lives.
Enjoy cooking? Why not make it even more fun?! Make animal-shaped salads , mac and cheese- hero style, breakfast with a flare and more! Let the teacher know at the first class if you have any allergies. (Additional forms required.) Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
Want to make dinner just a little more interesting? In this class, aspiring chefs will learn to make meals with pizazz! This is a family affair so bring an adult to amaze with your flair for cooking. What a great way to bring the family together at the table! This class is for one adult and one student, ages 7-12.
Build your own “futuristic Maglev” car to race and take home. In 1999 a Japanese five-car maglev train set a record of 345 miles/hour. Yours won’t go that fast, but we will have fun building it and learning how it operates. Learn about the relationship between magnetism and electricity. You will also get to build a simple maglev track as well as a cool electromagnet. Learn how motors work, as well as generators. Build and take home the world’s simplest motor. Make your own compass and take part in many other magnificent magnetic activities! Yes, Sciensational Workshops again starts with the Maglev car (magnetism - electricity - levitation) and goes in all directions to have fun and learn while doing hands-on activities.
Interested in Veterinary Sciences? Love animals? This is a great opportunity to explore the many career opportunities that would allow you to pursue your passion! Explore the rewarding and sometimes WILD world of working with animals. This class will investigate exotic animals, wildlife rehabilitation, Pet First Aid and CPR and animal massage. Students will even get a behind the scenes hospital tour of an Animal Emergency Hospital and Plumpton Park Zoo! This is just the beginning of all the fun things we have planned!! Join us for a great week AND maybe even a new career path! Students will be required to fill out additional materials for field trips, etc.
Welcome to HCC’s Pirate Cove where all the pirates will gather for a brand new adventure. Pirates aboard our ship will make their very own compass rose, telescope, and perhaps even their very own parrot. We will discover the many places pirates explored and make a treasure map like that of a true pirate explorer. Be prepared for the culmination of our festivities with face painting and an exciting treasure hunt with unforeseen riches as your reward. Yo Ho, Ho…it’s a pirate camp for you! (Every pirate should bring a nut free snack daily.)
Welcome to HCC’s pirate cove where all the pirates will gather for a brand new adventure. We will play some piratey games, learn some piratey songs, and make some awesome piratey art, including your very own treasure map. Be prepared for the culmination of our festivities with face painting and an exciting treasure hunt with unforeseen riches as your reward. Yo Ho, Ho……it’s a Pirate Camp for you! ( Every pirate should bring a nut free snack daily.)
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Step into this magical world as you discover the meanings behind character names, design trading cards, create a textbook for the care and feeding of outrageous animals, and invent dishes for a holiday banquet. These are just a few of the activities that you will use to learn about these popular books. Make sure you have read the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, before attending the first class.
Have you always wanted to be a princess? At our Princess Party you will be five different princesses in one week! Come join the party as we play fun games and hear stories about our favorite princesses and make beautiful princess crafts. Feel free to dress as your favorite princess. See you at the castle! Please bring a nut-free snack daily.
Let's learn to sew. Learn techniques for pinning patterns, cutting different fabric with the correct scissors, and using seam guides to get straight seams. Explore various kinds of hems to hand stitch. You will need to supply your own sewing machine and basic supplies.
Take a moment to connect with your little one while enjoying a proper high tea. Your child will learn some "old world" etiquette and even prepare a themed craft to take home. Take this opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy soothing tea with someone you care about.
Course Fee: $10
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Early Learning Center, Rm. 007
This is a "mommy and me class".Tuition covers one child and one adult. This is designedfor preschoolers, but all ages are welcome.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? Explore the world of superheroes and use your imagination to see what kind of superhero you would be! Design your own superhero emblem on a t-shirt and a cape to take home. Make your own super hero figure and watch him or her fly! You can even show your super hero strength by learning to bend light! Bring your imagination and be ready to be amazing as you play games suited only for Superheroes!
Cook up savory dishes and desserts from scratch that are fun, fresh, and flavorful. This cooking class is highly recommended for teens with culinary interest. Learn a variety of cooking methods including sauteing, pan-searing, and braising, to name a few. Topics include kitchen safety, basic knife skills, nutrition, menu plan, selecting ingredients, and measurement.
Can't get enough Ninja Turtles? This is the place to be! Explore a world battling petty criminals, evil overlords, mutated animals, and alien invaders! Little heroes in a half shell will make a turtle related craft each day and learn just how these guys get it done! Please bring a peanut-free snack daily.
Combine your two favorite activities: cooking and eating! Make mouth-watering meals that comfort your body and soul such as mac & cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, soup, and desserts. Learn about nutrition, proper food handling, and kitchen safety along the way.