Yearly Curriculum

Each summer, two grades, each with five classes of 20 students rotate through each of the projects throughout the 1-2 week camp.

Summer 2021 Projects

  • Oil Spill Cleanup

    • Students learn about the damage oil spills can cause, how to prevent them, and how to clean up the environment in the event of a spill.​

  • Chemical Reactions

    • In the lab, students will learn basic chemistry and test their knowledge by producing sugar crystals.

  • States of Matter

    • Students learn how the states of matter are present in all objects, and how changes in energy can cause changes in state.​ They then apply these principles by creating ice cream without using a freezer.

  • Extreme Weather

    • This project teaches students the science behind meteorology and extreme weather patterns, such as tsunamis and hurricanes, and engineering’s role in preparing for them.

  • Bridge Building

    • Students learn about structural integrity and compete to build the strongest and most stable bridge.

  • Earthquake Towers 

    • Students learn about civil engineering and geometry to understand how structures are strengthened to withstand natural disasters.

  • Egg Drop

    • Students learn about physical principles like gravity and shock to protect an egg dropped from a substantial height using designs made by the students.

  • Boats

    • Students learn about what sinks and floats, options for designs and how engineering takes "tweaking" a design to make a great, wind powered boat.

  • Vincent Van Gogh

    • Students learn about Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionist period and gain the hands-on experience of recreating his masterwork, "Starry Night",  themselves. 

  • Pablo Picasso​

    • Students learn the history of Picasso and Cubism and create their own self-portraits in a Cubist style. ​