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Camp Descriptions

Children constructing boats during Summer Science Camp session.

PLEASE NOTE: Camp spaces are assigned to campers in the order that the registration is received. Morehead's online registration system provides real-time status updates that show the spaces remaining in each camp as you register.

Grade K-1 | Grades 2-3 | Grades 4-5SciVentures for Grades 6-8 

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Grades K-1

Insect Investigators

Prepare for an insect adventure as our investigators will go on bug safaris, do their own bee dances, build insect models, learn about bug communication, form ant colonies and become more familiar with the tiny critters that make up a large part of our world.

  • June 12-16 (AM and PM)
  • July 24-28 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 14-18 (AM and PM)

Fossil Finders

What could be hidden under their feet? Our fossil finders will learn all about the ground beneath us, including finding and unearthing fossils. They’ll also investigate the organisms that live underground, crack geodes, explore volcanoes and make treasure chests for their discoveries.

  • June 26-30 (AM and PM)
  • July 17-21 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 7-11 (AM and PM)

Brain Games

Games teach social skills, communication, sharing and focus.  They’re also fun. In brain games, campers will learn a bunch of new games that focus on strategy, creativity, imagination and concentration. Join us to blow bubbles, play instruments, run, jump and learn.

  • June 19-23 (AM and PM)
  • July 10-14 (AM and PM)
  • July 31-Aug. 4 (AM and PM)

Magic Tree House® Explorers

Take your own Magic Tree House adventure like Jack and Annie! Campers will travel to the moon, visit an observatory, learn about space stations and enjoy daily story time in a hands-on learning environment.

  • June 12-16 (AM and PM)
  • July 24-28 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 14-18 (AM and PM)

Space Cadets

Outer Space is huge -- in such an expansive universe where are we located? Our space cadets will discover their place in the cosmos, make moonscapes, participate in “Gravity Games” and sky watch. Get ready for an epic adventure.

  • June 19-23 (AM and PM)
  • July 10-14 (AM and PM)
  • July 31-Aug. 4 (AM and PM)

H2O and You!

Water is one of the most essential components of life, in all its forms.  Campers will discover ice, clouds, the water cycle, rivers, oceans and more through exciting activities. They’ll even get to beat the heat by splashing around during our get-wet water day.

  • June 26-30 (AM and PM)
  • July 17-21 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 7-11 (AM and PM)

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Grades 2-3

Eco-adventure

What impact do we have on the environment and its animal inhabitants? On this eco-adventure our campers will make birdhouses, clean oil spills, learn about ways to help preserve the environment and meet real live animals at the end of this camp. They’ll focus on critters native to North Carolina in this truly adventurous week.

  • June 26-30 (AM and PM)
  • July 17-21 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 7-11 (AM and PM)

Coding 101*

Get ready to decipher coding language and crack open a computer in this fun and interactive camp.  Coding 101 will teach programming through fun and interactive activities involving well known titles such as Minecraft and Angry Birds. We’ll also make campers’ imaginations come to life using +Scratch® animation and LEGO WeDo® kits.

  • June 12-16 (AM and PM)
  • July 24-28 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 14-18 (AM and PM)

*Note: There is a $40 materials fee for this camp.

Star Stories

Discover the mysteries of the night as seen through the eyes of Indian, Mayan, Greek, Egyptian and Native American cultures.  Campers will use their new knowledge of our sky to help present their very own original show in the GSK Fulldome Theater to our staff astronomers.

  • June 19-23 (AM and PM)
  • July 10-14 (AM and PM)
  • July 31-Aug. 4 (AM and PM)

Music Marvels

What makes the sounds required to produce everything from Beethoven to today's hottest hits? Campers will investigate the physics of sound, learn about different cultures and their musical instruments. They’ll cap this week of art, culture and science by designing, creating and playing new musical instruments.

  • June 19-23 (AM and PM)
  • July 10-14 (AM and PM)
  • July 31-Aug. 4 (AM and PM)

Insides Out

Discover what’s inside a body and how it works with fun and gross hands-on experiments. Campers will delve into some of the gross things our bodies do to keep us healthy. And they’ll learn why things like boogers and farts are actually important to us.

  • June 26-30 (AM and PM)
  • July 17-21 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 7-11 (AM and PM)

Inventors at Play

What toys use magnets? How do Frisbees fly? Our inventors will explore these questions and more as they use Newton's Laws of Motion to create toy cars, make circuits and experiment with flight. At the end of the week, campers will put on their hard hats and create their own toy inventions.

  • June 12-16 (AM and PM)
  • July 24-28 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 14-18 (AM and PM)

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Grade 4-5

Astronomy: Interstellar Voyage 

Build telescopes, create logbooks and take daily visits to the GSK Fulldome Theater, all while exploring gravity, fusion and the life cycle of stars.  On this voyage, students will work together to create a "space station" and explore the possibility of colonizing distant worlds.

  • June 12-16 (AM and PM)
  • July 24-28 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 14-18 (AM and PM)

Engineering: Lego® Robotics

Discover the intersection of programming and engineering with tools like LEGO Mindstorms® and PicoCrickets©.  Our engineers will not only build with LEGO® bricks but also create working robots with multiple sensors . . .designing their own basic computer programs.  Beware: Artificial intelligence may take over after this camp!

  • June 19-23 (AM and PM)
  • July 10-14 (AM and PM)
  • July 31-Aug. 4 (AM and PM)

Earth Science: Planet Preservation

Earth is in danger and it is up to our campers to save it!  Campers will explore Earth and learn all about why our planet is so unique. They’ll test soil, air and water, while learning about different ecosystems and experimenting with cleaning up pollution in our watersheds, as they heed the call to save our planet.

  • June 26-30 (AM and PM)
  • July 17-21 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 7-11 (AM and PM)

Oceanography: Marine Mysteries

Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet but humans know more about the surface of the Moon than about Earth's sea floor. During Oceanography, campers will build a model submarine and take a dive to discover how creatures use camouflage in the deep ocean. They’ll use “snack tectonics” to examine the ocean floor, learn about tsunamis, make waves and they’ll eat like a whale in this sea quest.

  • June 12-16 (AM and PM)
  • July 24-28 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 14-18 (AM and PM)

Electrical Engineering: Going Green

Feel the power of sustainable energy! Campers will learn all about energy and where it comes from while discovering the difference between renewable and non-renewable energies. Our engineers will create their own power through windmills, solar ovens and water wheels. We’ll also tell them where to find renewable resources in North Carolina. This camp is "electrifying!"

  • June 26-30 (AM and PM)
  • July 17-21 (AM and PM)
  • Aug. 7-11 (AM and PM)

Biology: Animal Oddities  

The animal kingdom is full of surprises. Learn about weird animal behaviors and adaptations that help animals survive on Earth. Camouflage, scents, mimicry and even dancing are important parts of our natural world. Campers will track ants, observe birds and model animal shelters in this wild camp.

  • June 19-23 (AM and PM)
  • July 10-14 (AM and PM)
  • July 31-Aug. 4 (AM and PM)

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SciVentures for Grades 6-8

For our older campers in 2017 Morehead has expanded our Summer Science Enrichment programming.  This year we will be offering all-day science enrichment programming in the form of three SciVenture courses.  For more information see our SciVentures Page!

 

 

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