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Kids love science, there are so many fun facts and concepts to explore. Mad Science of Hampton Roads provides kids the opportunity to go MAD for SCIENCE!
Mad Science of Hampton Roads half-day and full-day summer camps are designed to engage children in scientific explorations that are so much fun children will forget they are learning! Campers will get hands-on as they explore a variety of topics under the direction of our Mad Scientists. Our summer camps use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment.
During the 2018 summer camp season, Mad Science is offering camps at 9 different community partner locations in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Check out the different camp themes that are available for your active child!
Crazy Chemworks (grades 1-6)
Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! These five half-days of chemistry are packed solid with cool reactions. Campers put on some goggles, and change liquid to a solid and back again. They get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Campers will also compete in the Slime Olympics! Every day campers will bring home fun take-home projects including Professor Beakerdude, Thermocolor cup, and Mad Science Slime!
Super Science Sampler (grades 1-6)
Explore five of the coolest branches of science on your way to becoming a Jr. Mad Scientist! Discover how birds fly and learn what an owl eats as we dissect owl pellets in Bird Biology; build towering structures and ingenious contraptions via Engineering; go crazy while you construct catapults, pulleys, and levers in Machine Mania; stir-up a crazy concoction that becomes sidewalk chalk and create a chromatography t-shirt in Chemistry; then do a double take as you learn how optics really work in Lights and Sights!
NASA: Journey Into Outer Space
From the Earth's atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends children on a quest for exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!
Eureka! The Inventor's Camp
Campers will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and the most important of all - their minds! With a little ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct working Light Sticks to take home, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said "Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration," this camp is 100% FUN!
For more information about camps (and to sign-up!) Click HERE! Register early to make sure you get the camp that is the best fit for your child!