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Sci-Tech Camp - 8 To 14 Years Old

Campers explore all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The camp provides rich and stimulating experiences designed to encourage curious minds to embark on a lifelong journey of ingenuity through the wonders of science. Campers are divided by age or grade into groups directed by Group Head Counselors who are specialists in the STEM fields.

Daily Schedule

  8:00 a.m.

Arrival, attendance.

  8:15 a.m.

Morning meeting.

  8:30 a.m.

Periods 1 and 2 – S.T.E.M. Activities - Campers select activities online prior to the start of camp.

10:10 a.m.

Recess and snack - provided.

10:30 a.m.

Periods 1 and 2 – S.T.E.M. Activities - Campers select activities online prior to the start of camp.

12:10 p.m.

Lunch - provided.

12:45 p.m.

Exploration activities - Camper select an activity daily. 

  1:45 p.m.

Surf ‘n’ Turf games - Camper select an activity daily. 

  2:30 p.m.

Hobbies, competitions, free time.

  3:10 p.m.

Afternoon meeting.

  3:20 p.m.

Dismissal, board buses.

  3:30 p.m.

Buses depart campus.

   

Exploration Activities  - Daily - 12:45 - 1:40 p.m.

Campers choose an activity on a daily basis. Below is a sample list of activities to choose from. For detailed descriptions of 2017 activities, please click here. 2018 activities will be available after the turn of the year. 

Amateur Radio Computer Science Science Movie Matinee
Brain Games Cosmic Crystals Super Slime
Bubbleology Planetarium Shows The Grand Masters: Game Tournaments
C.S.I. Forensic Analysis Kite Building  
Coding Club Nucleation Fizz (Diet Coke & Mentos)  

…and many more!

Surf ’n’ Turf Activities – Daily - 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Campers choose an activity on a daily basis (these activities cannot be chosen ahead of time). Below is a sample list of activities to choose from.

 
Free Swim Gaga Ball Gimp/Lanyards
Soccer Speed Chess Magic Cards
Ultimate Frisbee Frisbee Golf Kites
Capture The Flag 4-Square  

…and many more!

2018 Theme Weeks
These are supplemental activities that usually are worked into homeroom times or exploration times for fun or enrichment. They do not take the place of regular activities and participation is optional. Please note that all themes are subject to change.

Week 1 - DUDE PERFECT June 18 to June 22
Try your hand at random trick shots (or is it controlled physics?) and exciting battles based off the popular television series, Dude Perfect. Have you ever had a Nerf battle while sliding down a slippery, soapy water slide? Can you throw a paper towel roll and land it exactly on a post? Bring your A game and get ready to show off your water bottle flipping skills this week while participating in crazy activities!

Week 2 - SUPERSIZED BOARD GAMES - June 25 to June 29 
Board games are fun, but imagine what it would be like if WE were the pieces and the boards were the size of a soccer field. Work in teams to create a supersized board game for all teams to play! Can you engineer a giant chess board? Have you always wanted to play human foosball? Bring your creativity and your gaming spirit this week and get ready to create the biggest board games you've ever seen!

Week 3 - ESCAPE THE ROOM - July 2 to July 6
There will be no camp on July 4

Channel your inner puzzle master and get ready to embark upon mental and physical challenges to escape the room! Learn about the types of puzzles and clues that modern "escape rooms" use to trick their participants. You can even try designing your own challenges for fellow camperes to solve! You'll test your skills on our field trip to Boda Borg mid-way through the week... can you complete their quest?

Week 4 - C.S.I. MYSTERY - July 9 to July 13 
A crime has been committed at Sci-Tech Camp, and it's your job to figure out "who done it"! Campers will compete on four teams of special agents to solve a forensic mystery using fingerprints, hair analysis, handwriting samples, UV light, witness interviews, and more. Learn about forensic techniques and survey a crime scene to put your new skills to the test. We'll also have a special visit from an FBI agent to hear about the behind-the-scenes of working on crime scenes!

Week 5 - OLYMPICS - July 16 to July 20
Join us for this camper-favorite week of the summer, involving four highly competitive teams and wild activities involving science, athletics, art, design, and lots of creativity! Do you have what it takes to get your team the win in World Cup? Can you paint a masterpiece while holding a paintbrush in your mouth? Get ready for an action packed week with competitions during every activity period and free moment. Who will be the Olympic Champion for 2018?

Week 6 - ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY - July 23 to July 27 
Campers will work in rival teams to design ancient technology and fortresses to procect their team during battle. Try your hand at building real-life castles, dungeons, pyramids - you name it. At the end of the week, you will participate in a "survival of the fittest" competition and try to break down the other teams' structures using everything from tennis balls to potatoes... good luck!

Week 7 - SHARK TANK: BACK TO THE FUTRE INVENTIONS - July 30 to August 3 
Take apart old machines and technology items to "reverse engineer" a new item - from the future! Work in a team to design a futuristic machine, like a vehicle that could transport campers from Point A to Point B. When your design is complete, your team will present your idea to the starks - a panel of counselor judges who will choose to join your team if they like your idea! Race against the clock and other teams to build your design with the help of your shark and your teammates. Who will create the best design?

Week 8 - AMAZING RC RACE -  August 6 to August 10
Are you ready for the most AMAZING race at Sci-Tech? Back by popular demand, our RC cars will be lined up and ready to go for our final week of camp. Test your remote driving skills on our new and improved obstacle course, practice speeding around a racetrack, and prepare yourself for the final race at the end of the week. Who will get the fastest time on the final course? Grab a friend, create a team, and may the best car win...

 

Please check out our videos and photos from this summer. 
If you have a question, need assistance or are seeking guidance, you 
can always contact us at (617) 751-3625 or email 

summer@dextersouthfield.org.

 

Dexter Southfield School • 617-522-5544 • info@dextersouthfield.org

Absence Reporting Line: 617-751-3400 • Admissions: 617-751-3600

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