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Sci-Tech Camp - 8 To 14 Years Old

Camp registration is now open to all!
December 3 for returning campers | December 5 for new campers

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.

Week   Date   Theme   Price
Week 1   June 17 to June 21   Rube Goldberg's "Academy for Culinary Arts"   $775
Week 2   June 24 to June 28   Foam Blaster Training Academy   $775
Week 3   July 1 to July 3*   Dude Perfect   $465
Week 4   July 8 to July 12   C.S.I. Mystery   $775
Week 5   July 15 to July 19   Olympics   $775
Week 6   July 22 to July 26   Ancient Technology   $775
Week 7   July 29 to August 29   Supersized Board Games   $775
Week 8   August 5 to August 9   Escape the Room   $775

*There is no camp on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5.

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.

Sci-Tech Camp's 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 - Campers select an activity daily

1:45 p.m. - Surf ‘n’ Turf games - Campers 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. 2018 activities are now available - click here to peruse this year's options for Explorers (ages 8-10) and Technicians (ages 11-14). Log in to your account to select these options - click on the green tree on your dashboard to access the Activity Selection Form.

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

…and many more!

Surf ā€™nā€™ Turf Activities ā€“ 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
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Capture The Flag
  • Gaga Ball
  • Speed Chess
  • Frisbee Golf
  • 4-Square
  • Gimp/Lanyards
  • Magic Cards
  • Kites

…and many more!

Sci-Tech's 2019 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 - June 17 to June 21
RUBE GOLDBERG'S "ACADEMY FOR CULINARY ARTS"

Congratulations! You've been accepted to the Rube Goldberg Academy for Culinary Arts. Here you will train with the world's finest chefs to prepare, cook, and deliver foods using the newest technology and creativity. Work with your team to find new ways to fry an egg, frost a chocolate cake, and build an Italian sandwich. At the end of the week, present your culinary invention and food to a table of master chefs who will judge your design and choose a winner!

Week 2 - June 24 to June 28
FOAM BLASTER TRAINING ACADEMY

Do you have what it takes to survive an intense foam dart blasting competition? Divide into teams to design and build your own foam dart blaster. At the end of the week, teams will navigate through an obstacle course built by counselors to put their foam blasters to the test.

Week 3 - July 1 to July 3
DUDE PERFECT
*There will be no camp on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5.
Try your hand at random trick shots (or is it controlled physics?) and exciting battles based off the popular televisiton series, Dude Perfect. Work with your team to create your own trick shot and film its success to present to a panel of judges. Bring your A game and get ready to show off your water bottle flipping skills this week while participating in crazy activities!

Week 4 - July 8 to July 12
C.S.I. MYSTERY

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 - July 15 to July 19
OLYMPICS

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 2019?

Week 6 - July 22 to July 26
ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY WEEK
Campers will work in rival teams to design ancient technology and fortresses to protect 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 - July 29 to August 2
SUPERSIZED BOARD GAMES

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 supersize 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 8 - August 5 to August 9
ESCAPE THE ROOM

Channel your inner puzzle master and get ready to embark upon mental and physical challenges to escape the room! Work with your team to design a component or prop for a camp-wide Escape the Room. At the end of the week, we will challenge the Leadership Trainees to escape the room and watch them fail to solve our clues... oops, we mean succeed!

 

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