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WonderCamp

Summer 2014 Topics

Click on the + to see the exciting choices each week of WonderCamp 2014! There is a morning and an afternoon camp each week for children entering kindergarten-grade 1, children entering grades 2 and 3, and children entering grades 4-6.

  • June 16-20 Camps

     

    Morning 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Afternoon 1:00 pm  - 4:00 pm
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1) FULL! Wait List Only.
    DOWN ON THE FARM
    Code: C1401
    Back by popular demand, explore the science of plants and animals on the farm. Find out where your favorite foods come from and meet some live farm animals! 
    Ann Williams
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1)FULL! Wait List Only
    NATURE EXPLORERS
    Code: C1402

    Learn the secrets of how animals survive in the wild and new skills that help people adapt to being in the wild. You'll learn how animals hide themselves, play games that test and enhance your senses, and more!
    Darin Somers-Glenn
     
    (Entering Grades 2-3) FULL! Wait List Only!
    LIFE IN THE WILD
    Code: C1403
     
    Learn new skills to help you survive and thrive in the wild! You'll use orientation devices, build shelters, make water clean to drink, and more.
    Darin Somers-Glenn
    (Entering Grades 2-3) FULL! Wait List Only
    BRIDGES & STRUCTURES
    Code: C1404

    You be the engineer as you design and build bridges, buildings, and domes with a variety of materials! Will your designs stand up to the "forces of nature"?
    Laura Sears
     
    (Entering Grades 4-6)FULL!
    ADVENTURES IN ARCHITECTURE
    Code: C1405

    Explore the art and science of architecture! You'll examine the purpose and beauty of the flying buttress in Gothic buildings, examine real blueprints before drawing your own, and more.
    Laura Sears
    (Entering Grades 4-6)FULL! Wait List Only
    NANO TECH
    Code: C1406

    Are nanobots for real? Discover the unusual and surprising properties of nanoscale materials and forces! Make a synthetic 'gecko tape' and do nano experiments with IU chemists.
    Tony Ritchel
     

     

  • June 23-27 Camps

    Morning 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1)FULL!
    DINOSAURS!
    Code: C1407

    Do you "dig" dinos? Explore your favorite creatures by making your own dinosaur dig to take home and more!
    Ashley Barnes
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1)Full!
    SPECTACULAR SCIENCE
    Code: C1408

    From physics to chemistry to biology to geology, explore the wide world of science through this "sampler" camp of hand-on activities!
    Bethany Moore
     
    (Entering Grades 2-3)FULL!
    00 SCIENCE
    Code: C1409a / C1409b

    Be a science secret agent! Design some super spy equipment, create your own secret codes, learn to analyze “clues” using chemistry, and more! Two concurrent sessions of this camp will be offered. 
    Bethany Moore C1409a 
    Christina Schmidt C1409b

     
    (Entering Grades 2-3)
    SQUISHY CIRCUITS & MORE
    Code: C1410a / C1410b   Extra Fee: $10

    Learn about circuits, electrical current, capacitors, and more as you make LED bracelets, a working FM radio, and more! Two concurrent sessions of this camp will be offered.
    Sheri Campbell C1410a 
    Teacher TBD C1410b

     
    (Entering Grades 4-6)FULL!
    CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS
    Code: C1411

    Small teams will design and build their own funky machines using levers, pulleys, hydraulics, and specialized tools. Then, we'll link them all together to make a giant Rube Goldberg contraption!
    Tony Ritchel

     
    (Entering Grades 4-6)
    NASA ROBOTICS
    Code: C1412   Extra Fee: $10
    Investigate the role of robots in space exploration as you engineer and test a solar-powered robotic rover and create an end-effector robotic arm like the one at work on the International Space Station!
    Tony Ritchel
  • July 7-11 Camps

    Morning 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1)  
    WILD KINGDOM
    Code: C1413a / C1413b

    Meet and observe different members of the animal kingdom each day! Investigate their similarities, differences, and amazing adaptations. Two concurrent sessions of this camp will be offered.
    Elaine Bonadies C1413a 
    Bethany Moore C1413b

     
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1) FULL!
    DIY SUPPLY SCIENCE
    Code: C1414a / C1414b

    Mix, measure and create reactions to make your own art and craft supplies such as clays, paints, glues and stickers, stamps, beads, crayons and chalk. Recipes are included. Two concurrent sessions of this camp will be offered.
    Andrea Oeding C1414a 
    Elaine Bonadies C1414b

     
    (Entering Grades 2-3)FULL! Wait List Only!
    WATER WORKS
    Code: C1415

    Experiment with water in all its states and even at the molecular level! Study the role of water in weather, explore osmosis using gummy bears, and learn how to make an egg float.  
    Laura Sears
     
    (Entering Grades 2-3)FULL! Wait List Only
    BLAST OFF WITH NASA
    Code: C1416

    Discover basic concepts of rocketry and projectile flight as you design, build, and test rockets with different payloads and fuels!
    Bethany Moore
     
    (Entering Grades 4-6)FULL!
    EXTREME MAKER II
    Code: C1417

    Back by popular demand, learn to use real tools and equipment as you design and make cool stuff, such as wearable e-textiles. Explore the science and technology involved!
    Andrea Oeding
    (Entering Grades 4-6)
    NASA LIVING IN SPACE
    Code: C1418

    What's it like to live and work in space? Find out through fun, team-based activities using resources supplied by NASA!  
    Liz Robb
  • July 14-18 Camps

    Morning 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1) FULL! Wait List Only
    SPLISH SPLASH SCIENCE
    Code: C1419

    Explore the fascinating science of water through activities involving bubbles, eggs, dry ice, and more!
    Ann Williams

    (Entering Kindergarten-Grade 1) FULL!
    BUILD IT!
    Code: C1420

    Create amazing structures with surprising materials, such as shaving cream and miniature real bricks, as you learn about the world of engineering!
    Bethany Moore

    (Entering Grades 2-3)
    ANIMALS AFTER DARK
    Code: C1421

    Explore Indiana's nocturnal critters and their amazing adaptations for being active in the dark! Design your own spider web, and learn how to find nighttime creatures in your own backyard.
    Laura Sears

    (Entering Grades 2-3)FULL! Wait List Only
    BE AN ASTRONAUT
    Code: C1422

    Explore how some favorite toys work in space, make a mini-grappler robot that functions just like the one on the International Space Station, learn agility exercises used by real astronauts, and more!
    Sheri Campbell

    (Entering Grades 4-6)
    FOSSILS & FAULT LINES 
    Code: C1423

    Investigate real fossils to discover Indiana's ancient environments, learn about Indiana's active earthquake zones, how to stay safe in an earthquake, and more!
    Sheri Campbell
    (Entering Grades 4-6)FULL!
    TV TECH
    Code: C1424

    Read a script using a real teleprompter! Use professional TV specialty lighting equipment and green screen technology to explore the technology of television production with professionals from WTIU! 
    Laura Sears

Updated 4/2/14. If a particular camp is at capacity enrollment, we encourage you to apply for a waitlist spot, as we frequently are able to accommodate waitlisted campers as summer approaches.