Day Camps: STEM

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Ages Served: 5th grade-6th grade

Dates/Times: 7/12-7/14; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: BeWISE Day Camp is designed to develop interest and self-confidence in upper elementary girls in math and science. Provides hands-on experiences in STEM. Camp is for girls entering grades 5 and 6 in the Fall 2016.

Cost: $180.00

Camp Location: Denison University, Granville 43023

For more information: Becky Bringardner, bewisecamp@outlook.com, 740-927-9841, bewisecamp.org

Ages Served:5-12

Dates/Times: Contact for specific dates; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Bricks4Kidz uses Lego brand building blocks to let campers become familiar with STEM principles. As well as their creative abilities during free play time. Build motorized Lego creations that walk, spin, zoom and move! Campers take home a mini fig! Locations in Upper Arlington, Dublin, Grove City, Hilliard and Grandview.

Cost: Most camps are $150 for the week, some may vary depending on location and supplies.

Camp Location: Various

For more information: Frank Ferre, fferre@bricks4kidz.com, 614.595.6253, bricks4kidz.com/ohio-dublin-columbus/

Ages Served:Rising Sixth Grade-Rising Eighth Grade

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Through assistance from Teen Tech Studio mentors, participants will utilize Autodesk's Tinkercad platform for 3D modeling and 3D-print their design on one of COSI's 3D printers.

Cost: Price ranges from $375-$405 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center, call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674, cosi.org

Ages Served:Rising Fourth Grade-Rising Fifth Grade

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Diving into the past, campers will learn about the science and methods behind anthropology, archeology and paleontology. Campers will visit our Adventure Exhibition and work to unlock its many secrets.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served, Dates/Times: Rising Fourth Grade-Rising Fifth Grade 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours); Rising Sixth Grade-Rising Eighth Grade 7/11-7/15; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put your knowledge (and courage) to the test. We'll be going behind the scenes at Kings Island and spending the day at the park riding the best roller coasters.

Cost: Price ranges from $375-$405 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Second Grade-Rising Third Grade

Dates/Times: 7/5-7/8; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Using archeology and paleontology, we'll learn how scientists unearth and preserve our planet's past. Campers will put their skills to the test in COSI's Adventure exhibition.

Cost: Price ranges from $240-$270 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Second Grade-Rising Third Grade

Dates/Times: 7/25-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Do you have the stuff it takes to become an astronaut and boldly go where no one has gone before? Spend a week with us learning about our Solar System, rockets, and the wonders of space including a visit to COSI's Planetarium.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Kindergarten-Rising First Grade

Dates/Times: 7/25-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Imagine, draft and construct your own inventions. Explore a variety of simple machines like pulleys, levers, and gears. Discover how an architect can build, construct and stack as we use materials to create towers, houses and more.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Second Grade-Rising Third Grade

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: What does it take to be a crime fighter in the 21st century? We will put our skills to the test as we try and solve the mystery of the missing ice cream ingredients.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Second Grade-Rising Third Grade

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Solids, liquids and gases OH MY! Explore the scientific method while experimenting with chemical and physical changes. Is Flubber a solid? What is Elephant Toothpaste? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore chemistry.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Second Grade-Rising Third Grade

Dates/Times: 7/11-7/15; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Get those creative juices flowing as you investigate what makes the world around us tick. See your own ideas come to life as you design your own invention to solve a real-world challenge.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Second Grade-Rising Third Grade

Dates/Times: 6/13-6/17; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Build robots using LEGO® WeDo technology. How do robots make our lives better? What makes a robot a robot? Learn the answer to these questions and more as we jump into the world of robotics.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served, Dates/Times, Costs: Rising Fourth Grade-Rising Fifth Grade 7/25-7/29; Full day (6+ hours) Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper; 7/5-7/8; Full day (6+ hours) Price ranges from $240-$270 per camper

Description: We're going to be ramping up the robotic challenges as we spend the week designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORM system.

Camp Location: Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Sixth Grade-Rising Eighth Grade

Dates/Times: 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Dig deeper into the design and programming of robots. Design and program LEGO EVS Robots to accomplish a variety of challenges.

Cost: Price ranges from $375-$405 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served, Dates/Times, Costs: Rising Kindergarten-Rising First Grade 7/5-7/8; Full day (6+ hours), Price ranges from $240-$270 per camper; 8/1-8/5; Full day (6+ hours), Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Description: Let's get messy as we try out COSI's special formulas to create flubber, oobleck, slime, and many other way cool concoctions! We'll investigate physical changes, chemical changes, and phase changes as we make things pop, ooze, and slime.

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Fourth Grade-Rising Fifth Grade

Dates/Times: 6/13-6/17; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Join us for a week of amazing experiments as we explore how NASA gathers information about our Solar System an beyond using rockets, rovers, and manned missions. This camp includes access to COSI's Planetarium.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Kindergarten-Rising First Grade

Dates/Times: 7/11-7/15; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Enhance your knowledge of design as you discover the science behind painting, sculpture, and more. Dress for a mess and prepare a place to showcase your art!

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Third Grade-Fifth Grade

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore aspects of electrical engineering and discover circuits, resistors, and capacitors using Snap Circuits.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$325 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Kindergarten-Second Grade

Dates/Times: 5/30-6/3; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore aspects of electrical engineering and discover circuits, resistors, and capacitors using Snap Circuits.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$325 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Kindergarten-Second Grade

Dates/Times: 6/6-6/10; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Explore aspects of electrical engineering and discover circuits, resistors, and capacitors using Snap Circuits.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$325 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Kindergarten-Rising First Grade

Dates/Times: 6/20-6/24; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Get hands-on with physics and life science as you learn about things that fly. Identify the forces of lift, thrust, drag, and gravity. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut as you explore planets, meteors, and more.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Fourth Grade-Rising Fifth Grade

Dates/Times: 7/11-7/15; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Learn fundamental programming concepts and use the Scratch program to create your own video game to share with friends and family.

Cost: Price ranges from $300-$330 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Ages Served: Rising Sixth Grade-Rising Eighth Grade

Dates/Times: 7/25-7/29; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: Participants will work with DSLR cameras and learn basic camera functions: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, frame rates. Using these functions, they will learn to light, frame, and shoot a documentary-style interview.

Cost: Price ranges from $375-$405 per camper

Camp Location: COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus 43215

For more information: Call Center,call_center@cosi.org, 614-228-2674,cosi.org

Dates/Times:6/27-7/1;Full day (6+ hours)

Description:There are discoveries to be made and fun to be had. From biology to engineering, spend a week exploring the awesome world of science.

Cost:$200 members; $210 non-members

Camp Location:1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43203

For more information:Jeannie Wycinski, jwycinski@fpconservatory.org, 614.715.8028, fpconservatory.org

Ages served: 7-17

Dates/Times: Call for specific dates; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: At iD Tech summer programs, students can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, model 3-D characters, engineer robots, create websites, print 3-D models and more. Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups.

Cost: $799-$1,468

Camp Location: Ohio State University, Columbus 43210

Contact: 888-709-8324, idtech.com

Ages Served:1st grade-6th grade

Dates/Times:Contact for specific dates; Full day (6+ hours)

Description:Local educators lead activities created for 1st-6th graders. Time will be spent constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and disassembling electronics using real tools. Dates/times for camp vary by location, see website for details.

Cost:$225, discounts available, see our website

Camp Location:Camp Invention, Locations in Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Granville, Grove City, Lancaster, Marysville, New Albany

For more information:campinvention@invent.org, 800-968-4332, campinvention.org

Ages Served: current high school sophomores or juniors

Dates/Times: 7/5-8/11; Full day (6+ hours)

Description: The Summer STEM Program is an intensive, six-week experience that immerses students in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving, thereby placing them on the right track for careers in technological innovation.

Cost: $3,100 and a non-refundable $50 application fee. Financial aid (up to 100%, including application fee) available to those who qualify.

Camp Location: The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, New York 10003

For more information: 212.353.4293, cooper.edu/engineering/summer-stem

Ages Served: 8-11

Dates/Times: 6/27-7/1; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will dig into history and learn about archaeology, what archaeology has been done locally and even carry out their own excavation.

Cost: $125 Works members, $150 nonmembers

Camp Location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information:info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277,attheworks.org

Ages Served: 11-14

Dates/Times: 7/18-7/22; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Harness the power of modeling and simulation. Campers will be introduced to computer science practices and concepts situated within the context of life, physical and earth sciences.

Cost: Contact for more information.

Camp Location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information:info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277,attheworks.org

Ages Served: 6-7

Dates/Times: 6/21-6/24; Half-day (2-5 hours)

Description: Campers will dig into history and learn about archaeology, what archaeology has been done locally and even carry out their own excavation.

Cost: $100 Works members; $120 Non-members

Camp Location: The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, 55 S. First St., Newark 43055

For more information: info@attheworks.org, 740-349-9277, attheworks.org