Summer Innovators Camp 2018
Kids Science Labs is offering children (ages 4-12) great innovation camps filled with fun hands-on science at our state-of-the-art centers. These camps offer engaging hands-on science and design classes led by our team of dedicated teaching faculty to help children discover, imagine, and create with low student-teacher ratios.
We are excited to offer new summer camp topics for 2018. A description of each week of camp can be found below. The specific summer schedule for each location can be found within the respective center.
Topics for Camps
- Design the Future: Modern Marvels
- Explorers Camp
- Med School 105
- Engineering University
- Mixing Madness II - More Chemistry for Kids
- How It's Made
- A Random Walk Through Science
Descriptions for Camps
Design the Future: Modern Marvels (June 4th & July 16th) – Kids are fascinated by the way the world works. In this innovation and design camp, we are exploring the systems, devices, and science that are behind robotic limbs, modern medicine, telescopes, sound amplification, and other modern science that has resulted in improvements in our everyday life. Whether your 4-12 year old child is curious how they manufacture salt from the ground, or they way that they use earth moving equipment to dig tunnels and move mountains, they will love this camp that is based KSL innovations from the five best classes taught in our awesome design series in Winter 2018.
Explorers Camp (June 11th, July 23rd) – Kids' imaginations take them places that we never thought were possible, and in this innovation camp, we will explore outer space, underwater seas, dark caves, and even the science under the earth and in the our city. Whether your young scientists love to pick up bugs and dig through soil searching for something, or dream of traveling via stealth airplanes or ocean submarines, this camp was designed for the explorer in every kid 4-12. We will design the tools that explorers use, their methods of transportation, and some of the unusual science you may find in the weirdest of places, including the cities that we live in.
Med School 105 (June 18th, July 30th) - Medicine, Doctors, and Nurses do amazing work to keep our bodies running smoothly, and in this camp, we will discover the basic science that Doctors use everyday. From taking just the right volume of liquid to do a test, to understanding how to make a diagnosis using patient histories and knowledge, our students in this camp will explore the way in which modern medicine works. Kids will learn some of the basics of dermatology, why circulation is so important, and how triage can help us get better.
Note: Our students need not to have taken Med School 101 - 104 to join us for this camp, as we make the innovation accessible for new students and long-term KSL scientists.
Engineering University (June 25th, Aug 6th) –Our kids are brilliant, and this camp was designed for the creative problem solving student who wants to learn about real engineering to solve real problems that we have. How can you make a smaller iPhone? Why are some pillows so uncomfortable and how can I make a better one? How do they make so many cool electronic toys? This is a design camp for kids who are curious about how stuff works and want to be challenged to make a better solution for the world. We believe that inspiring kids today, yields a better world tomorrow and this engineering camp will explore different engineering disciplines and the problems that each practice area experiences.
Mixing Madness 2: More Chemistry for Kids (July 2nd, Aug 13th) – Mixers, pourers, and potion makers will be enthusiastic about this extra special chemistry camp for kids. If your child is soaking cereal in milk, adding soft soap to the hand sanitizer in your kitchen, or making fluffy slime every weekend, we will explore the underlying chemistry, elemental physics, and basic science that these mixing experiments are based on. Kids 4-12 will be excited to have another KSL Classic mixing camp to help them problem solve just why spoiled milk tastes so weird and what they can do at home to make a little chemical reaction that even the most nervous parent can love.
How It's Made (July 9th Aug 20th) – Every parent has heard “How Did They Make That?” in their house, and at Kids Science Labs it may be one of our favorite questions to explore. Whether it's learning about the manufacturing process, the materials that are used, or the innovations that result in making the candy that we love, kids 4-12 want to mix, make, and explore how just about everything is made. Whether its the basic chemistry behind preserving our favorite snack bar, or making that tennis ball have the right amount of elasticity, this manufacturing and design camp will explore the science that helps kids make everything from basketballs to cheerios.
A Random Walk Through Science II (Aug 27th) – The summer is almost over so we figured we would end it with a bang by taking some of the all-time best Kids Science Labs camps and putting them together. In this camp, we will explore the random questions that kids might ask us, and then design solutions that work. Our teachers will look back at the past five years of Summer Camps at KSL and pick some of the best experiments ever. If your child wants to get ready for the academic engagement of school while enjoying time with our KSL teachers, ask interesting questions that make them think critically about the world, or just wants to be in our inspired space, then A Random Walk Through Science II is the right camp to end the summer.