SUMMER CAMP 2017

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WEEK 1
JUNE 5TH - JUNE 9TH 
SURVIVOR! Calusa Style

Could you survive a day in Southwest Florida, before we had cars, air conditioning, and supermarkets? That’s what the Calusa Indians had to do, and now you can too (with the air conditioning)! Learn all about our area’s first culture, from their arts and crafts to how they fished and what they ate. You’ll have to learn to survive firsthand through challenges that will have you thinking like a Calusa.

Learn about the archaeology of the Calusas in our new “Natives of Southwest Florida” exhibit. There’s a good chance the campers will be the first people to experience it.

Meet guest speaker Rachel Kangas of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss Pytrotechnology, including a hands-on experiment.

Get assigned to a Calusa village, which will be your team you work with for our survival challenges over the course of the week. 

Visit the Randell Research Center in Pine Island is home to some of our area’s best examples of Calusa mounds. You’ll get to see Southwest Florida through the eyes of the Calusas at the site of one of the most powerful Calusa villages. 


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WEEK 2
JUNE 12TH - JUNE 16TH
Go with the Flow!

Dive in to explore a sunken ship and offshore reef with a virtual experience that requires no certification. Explore marine and freshwater ecosystems and life forms with a trip to the beach as you wade in the mudflats to discover what's above and below the surface. Cast your net and observe your catch, take water samples, follow the flow, and dig into the engineering behind our beloved river. Look to history to examine its roots and uncover the stories that prompted the civil engineering overhaul that unknowingly created the challenges in the news today. As water warriors, you'll team up to learn more about what we can do and propose your own solutions.



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WEEK 3
 JUNE 19TH - JUNE 23RD
Space Race!

Physics has never looked so cool! Experiment with energy, forces, and interactions as you take flight in a paper airplane contest, play a little Bernoulli ball, and experiment with jet propulsion. Explore the scientific principles of flight and rocketry as you use creative techniques to construct custom kites and build and launch model rockets! Look to our past to follow the evolution of space exploration, then prepare to take LAUNCH for this camp is out of this world!




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WEEK 4
Tech Talk!
JUNE 26TH - JUNE 30TH

Technology is EVERYWHERE!  It is your smartphone, your house, a pencil--almost anything made by humans that solves a problem!  Explore past and recent advances in technology through coding, programming, circuitry, and electronics. Work with our tech team to enhance IMAG history education by using 3-D modeling, augmented reality, and virtual reality to explore the world of our ancestors and the life forms that came before. Leave a tech wizard as you think creatively to program an interactive story, design a video game, and complete a circuit to light up some LEDs! Innovate away as we look to the future for inspiration and new problems to solve. 


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NO CAMP JULY 3RD - JULY 7TH 
 
WEEK 5
JULY 10TH - 14TH
Sick Science!

Get ready to get gross at camp as we discuss the disgusting!  Are snakes slimy?  Touch one and find out! What is in owl puke?  Dig in and dissect it to  see for yourself! How does your nose make so much snot?  You’ll find the answers to those questions and gain much more revolting knowledge because this week is all about uncovering all that is unpleasant. Be prepared to get weird as you learn all about the science of the bizarre!



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WEEK 6
JULY 17TH - JULY 21ST
Forensic Files: History Mysteries

Do you think you have what it takes to be a CSI agent? Pick up your magnifying glass and join the IMAG detectives to collect clues and use your scientific savvy for some super science sleuthing and solve some of history's most baffling mysteries. With a little help from forensic science, IMAG investigators can trace clues and follow the facts to crack some cryptic cases. This camp includes a special presentation by Forensic Scientists.
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WEEK 7
JULY 24TH - JULY 28TH 
Build-a-Bot

Join the IMAG in exploring the exciting worlds of engineering and robotics! Experiment with architecture, fabrication, and the engineering design process while creating super structures and inventions. Explore electricity, but don't short circuit as you explore the science that powers robotics on all scales, from nano to jumbo, and build your own radical robot! You will need to be in high-performance mode to meet our robotics challenge, as you tinker with technology to build your own mechanical masterpiece to take home! 

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WEEK 8
JULY 31ST - AUG 4TH
Time Travelers 

Zoom through history to explore our world from prehistoric times to modern-day, then predict the future. What revolutionary changes will we see? Try out technologies, fashions, fads, and even foods from eras past. Churn butter, play with pioneer toys, learn Morse Code, and even type a letter the old fashioned way!  

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All camp sessions include fun and educational hands-on activities, games, crafts, special guests, and exhibit exploration! Innovative curriculum integrating science, the arts, and humanities, inspires the imagination and encourages an overall love of learning! Camps are designed for rising 1st - 6th graders, and each session will be divided into two classes based on camper age.

Each Camp Session includes the following: 

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  • Discovery in the Exhibit Halls: 30-45 minutes each morning and afternoon campers explore the exhibit areas Hands-On Hall, Sporty Science Arena, Mind Magic, Animal Lab, SEA-to-SEE Touch Tank & Aquaria, Dino Discovery, IMAG-TV Weather Station
  • Science, Humanities, & Arts Activities: 3-5 themed activities per day. Campers are led on a path of discovery by State of Florida Certified Teachers and  Professional Museum Educators
  • Outdoor Exploration: 30 minutes per day (weather dependant): Campers enjoy outdoor and free-time  activities
  • “Animal Encounter”: 20-30 minutes once per week, Campers participate in the Animal Encounter and touch live animals
  • Tour of Outdoor Exhibits: 20-30 minutes once per week, Campers feed the fish at Fish-Eye Lagoon
  •  3-D Movie Viewed once per week

 

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HOURS & FEES

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 Mon – Fri 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sign-In Begins at 8:45 AM

Sign-Out Ends at 4:15 PM

Pre-Camp & Post-Camp Care Available from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM and from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM

*PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is signed in any time before 8:45 AM or any time after 4:15 PM, it will be processed as Pre-Camp/Post-Camp care and you will be responsible for the cost of care*

Lunch at 11:45am (not provided)

Lunch is Available for $5/lunch

 

CAMPERS MUST WEAR CAMP T-SHIRT EVERY DAY

First Camp t-shirt FREE, add'l shirts $13.00

Member Pricing:  $175/week

Non-Member Pricing:  $215/week

Prices listed do not include 6% tax

 

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EXTENDED CARE

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Pre-Camp 8-9 AM  $5/day or $20/wk

Pre-Campers may be signed-in as early as 8:00 AM for

supervision until camp begins.

Post-Camp 4:00-5:30 PM  $5/day or $20/wk

Post-Campers will be supervised on museum grounds, and must be signed out by 5:30 PM.

CAMPERS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:30PM

*$3/minute late fee is charged after 5:30pm!

 

 

 

 

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 JCA MANDATORY LUNCHEON TRAINING DATE HAS CHANGED

 

NEW DATE: SATURDAY JUNE 3RD 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM AT THE

IMAG HISTORY & SCIENCE CENTER

 

Junior Camp Assistant Program

The Junior Camp Assistant Training Program is an exciting professional development opportunity for rising 8th-12th grade students who are interested in working with children in an educational setting, in our Camp i-sci weekly summer sessions.  Students can apply to assist camp educators with the day-to-day camp activities. 


CLICK HERE TO APPLY!


       PLEASE SEND FORMS TO INFO@I-SCI.ORG

 
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