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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

 

Water Wonders

Splish! Splash! What kinds of animals live underwater?  Join us as we explore puddles, lakes, rivers and oceans.  Design whale outfits and create tadpoles that become frogs. Get your bathing suits ready and prepare to make a splash!

  • June 11-15 (AM or PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM or PM)
  • July 30-Aug. 3 (AM or PM)

Move It!

Our world is in constant motion!  Investigate how things move—from our own bodies, to plants and animals, to machines, to entire planets!  Participate in a Moon dance and learn all about gravity, then create your own model of the planets moving about in our solar system.  Put on your dancing shoes—this camp will move you!

  • June 25-29 (AM or PM)
  • July 23-27 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 13-17 (AM or PM)

The Closest Star

Here we’re learning all about our nearest star: the Sun! Make sun prints, build sundials and learn how the sun helps us in our everyday lives. By the end of the week, you’ll know why the Sun is so important to us!

  • June 18-22 (AM or PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 6-10 (AM or PM)

Making Monuments

Pyramids, bridges, arches and towers—humans have built them all.  In this camp, you will, too!  Investigate the shapes and structures all around us, learn how major monuments were made and apply those skills to design and build your own city!

  • June 18-22 (AM or PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 6-10 (AM or PM)

Magic Tree House® Explorers

Like Jack and Annie, young campers will have their own Magic Tree House® adventure at Morehead in an exciting space mission, including visits to an observatory, the International Space Station and the Moon, to name a few. Daily story time will be an important part of this Magic Tree House® journey!

  • June 11-15 (AM or PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM or PM)
  • July 30-Aug. 3 (AM or PM)

Dino Detectives

Calling all dinosaur enthusiasts! What do we know about dinosaurs? Making Triceratops masks and getting to know a Tyrannosaurus Rex are just the beginning of the fun as campers explore what the world was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. 

  • June 25-29 (AM or PM)
  • July 23-27 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 13-17 (AM or PM)

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Grades 2-3

 

Magic Tree House® Researchers

How many stars in the starry night sky?

If we flew to the Sun, how long would we fly?

Will we travel to planets, and will it be soon?

Will we ever be able to live on the Moon?

How does it feel to journey through space?

And why is our Earth so special a place?

Discover the answers to these and more Magic Tree House® riddles about astronomy and space science!

  • June 18-22 (AM or PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM or PM)
  • July 30-Aug. 3 (AM or PM)

The Wright Stuff

How did the Wright brothers learn about flying machines? They used scientific thinking, conducted experiments and collected data. By observing birds, experimenting with flying toys and creating model airplanes, campers will get it right like the Wright brothers!

  • June 11-15 (AM or PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 13-17 (AM or 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 activities involving all kinds of new technology and well known titles such as Minecraft and Scratch. We’ll kick off this camp by programming and controlling robots!

  • June 11-15 (AM or PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 13-17 (AM or PM)

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

Potion Productions

What “potions” do we use every day? Assess the effectiveness of your homemade toothpaste, learn about polymers by making glue and taste test your cola recipe. Develop the best version of your choice of product and create clever advertisements to support it. This camp is great fun for young scientists AND entrepreneurs!

  • June 18-22 (AM or PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM or PM)
  • July 30-Aug. 3 (AM or PM)

Mind Maze

Your brain is your boss. Learn why as you journey inside the body’s command center! Optical illusions, mazes and even ice cream sundaes will help demonstrate how the brain controls senses, actions, thoughts and moods. Along the way, discover how to boost your brain power!

  • June 25-29 (AM or PM)
  • July 23-27 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 6-10 (AM or PM)

LABracadabra

Harness your inner magician as we explore the science of magic! Can you make water disappear? Can you make metal float? Learn the science behind amazing tricks and illusions and put your knowledge to the test as you prepare a science magic show. You’re on your way to being a Morehead magician as fast as you can say LABracadabra!

  • June 25-29 (AM or PM)
  • July 23-27 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 6-10 (AM or PM)

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Grade 4-5

 

Computer Science: Coding 201*

You’ve learned the basics; now level up with Coding 201! This camp will take a more in depth look at the world of programming through cool new technology and activities.

  • June 18-22 (AM or PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM or PM)
  • July 30-Aug. 3 (AM or PM)

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

Astronomy: Stellar Systems

Look to the sky – what can you see? Even without a telescope, our eyes can tell us a lot more than you might think. In this camp, learn to identify constellations, planets and lunar craters and find the International Space Station as it travels overhead.  Visit the planetarium to explore the Earth, the solar system and the universe!

  • June 25-29 (AM or PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 6-10 (AM or PM)

Chemistry: Reactions in Action

Spend a week exploring chemistry in this exciting camp. Learn about atoms, molecules, acids, bases and chemical reactions with all kinds of hands-on experiments! Campers will experiment with freezing points using ice cream and explore the science of fireflies by making glow sticks!

  • June 11-15 (AM or PM)
  • July 23-27 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 13-17 (AM or PM)

Engineering: LEGO® Lab

Physics and engineering come to life with the aid of LEGO® advanced building bricks. Campers will use simple machines to complete impressive projects— wheels, axles and gears to make cars, pulleys to make cranes and levers to make trebuchets! Finally, put it all together with your co-engineers to build a Rube Goldberg machine or an entire LEGO® city! 

  • June 11-15 (AM or PM)
  • July 23-27 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 13-17 (AM or PM)

Environmental Science: Survivor

What would you do if you found yourself in an unknown land? Campers will learn how to navigate using compasses, GPS units, the stars and more! By the end of the week, they’ll add animal observation, fire building and teamwork to their survival skill set.

  • June 18-22 (AM or PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM or PM)
  • July 30-Aug. 3 (AM or PM)

Food Science: Chemistry Café

Baking, cooking, eating – these are all chemistry!  We’re going to turn the kitchen into a lab and put on our science chef hats to find out what gives vegetables their flavor and makes popcorn pop. Who knew science could taste this good?!

This camp is not recommended for children with food allergies or food sensitivities.

  • June 25-29 (AM or PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM or PM)
  • Aug. 6-10 (AM or PM)

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Grade 6-8

Physics & Astronomy: Astronomical Wonders

Do you wonder about our galaxy as you glance up at the moon or stars at night? How do objects move through space? What would interstellar life look like? Become a space observer and learn to identify constellations and planets. Learn about and operate telescopes and other observational tools and see how astronomers investigate deep space objects!

  • June 25-29 (PM)
  • July 9-13 (AM)
  • July 16-20 (PM)

Engineering: LEGO® Challenge

Bring your skills from LEGO® Lab to solve greater challenges! Using advanced LEGO® bricks, design and build machines, robots and other creations to solve special engineering challenges. Test, evaluate and adapt your designs — just like real scientists and engineers. Are you up for the challenge?

  • June 25-29 (AM)
  • July 9-13 (PM)
  • July 16-20 (AM)

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SciVentures for Grades 6-8

For our older campers in 2018 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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More Info

Wayne Capps

Summer Camp Coordinator/Educator
919-843-7334