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WonderCamp 2019 Sessions

All camps are a full day format, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with complimentary extended care from 8:00 – 9:00 am and from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. During this extended period, we offer supervised activities such as board games, construction sets, drawing materials, and books. Each camp includes daily healthy snacks, a lunch break and most have a brief “recess” period as a break from concentrated work on science activities. Campers should bring their own lunch.

Registration begins:

Friday March 1, 2019 for members
and
Friday March 8, 2019 for nonmembers

Questions: Call 812-337-1337 ext. 11

Camps for Children entering Grades K-1

JUNE 10-14  SPACE CADETS Code: C1901

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Explore what it is like to be an astronaut and live, learn, and play in space. Using resources from NASA, campers will learn about objects in space, design and test an astronaut agility course, and even experience what it might be like to play volleyball on the moon! Creativity and imagination meet astronomy and physics in this out-of-this-world camp.  

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday)  – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 17-21  CREATIVE BUILDING Code: 1902

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Design and build your own toys, games, and play-scapes using a variety of surprising materials.  Campers will create roller coaster, test flying machines, build shelters, take the egg drop challenge with the fire department, and meet a toy inventor and play with his inventions! Take on small independent projects as well as really big collaborative ones. This camp explores foundations of engineering and physical science, stretches the imagination, develops spatial reasoning and early math skills, and builds creativity.

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 24-28  STEAM – POWERED ADVENTURES  Code: C1903

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

This camp combines the best of science, technology, engineer, art, and math (STEAM). Campers will experiment with colorful chemical reactions, create simple circuits, take the craft with local wool, and play games that build estimation, probability, and simple arithmetic skills. Each day of camp explores a new theme and features age-appropriate activities, visits from community experts, and a field trip!

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday)  – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 8- 12  STORYBOOK SCIENCE  Code: C1904

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

This popular camp returns! Science and imagination come together in Storybook Science. We use books as the jumping-off point to explore science concepts. Each day focuses on a different science topic and uses hands-on activities and fiction and nonfiction books to explore that theme. Activities include meeting and observing live animals, visiting the local library, and creating personal science stories. This camp fosters skills in literacy, scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and collaboration. Independent reading and writing skills are not required for this camp – just imagination and curiosity!

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

Camps for Children entering Grades 2-3

JUNE 3-7 JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER CAMP  Code: C1905

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Become a Certified Junior Master Gardener at Hilltop Gardens! Plan, plant, and maintain your own small plot of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This camp combines age-appropriate academic learning, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and outdoor fun. The garden plot you establish during camp will be available for you to continue working on and harvesting from throughout the summer! 

Camp located at Hilltop Gardens.   Caregivers pick up and drop off at Hilltop: 2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 10-14 INVENTORS WORKSHOP Code: C1906

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday)  – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 17-21 LEAFING THROUGH LITERATURE IN THE GARDEN Code: C1907

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Cultivate a connection to children’s literature through gardening! Powerful ecology-themed books inspire learning through outdoor activities, creative expression, and open exploration. This camp draws on the award-winning “Literature in the Garden” curriculum and features dozens of hands-on math, science and language-based activities to encourage leadership development, individual responsibility, community involvement, and to build critical thinking skills. Bringing gardens and age-appropriate books together is another great way to grow good kids!  

Camp located at Hilltop Gardens.   Caregivers pick up and drop off at Hilltop: 2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 17-21 TINKERLAB:  CODE AND CONSTRUCT  Code: C1908

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Get creative with with science, technology, and engineering!  Campers will design and construct with materials ranging from paper and toothpicks to circuits and robots. Activities include designing a maze and coding a robot to move through it, exploring the basics of computer science hands-on crafts and “block-based” coding languages, and take the egg drop challenge with the fire department, and meet a toy inventor and play with his inventions! Tinkerlab activities encourage creativity, imagination, playfulness, brainstorming, and collaboration and help campers learn to see challenges as opportunities to be creative!

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 24-28  STEAM – POWERED ADVENTURES  Code: C1909

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

This camp combines the best of science, technology, engineer, art, and math (STEAM). Campers will experiment with slime, program a simple robot, weave with local wool, and observe and replicate mathematical patterns in nature. Each day of camp explores a new theme and features age-appropriate activities, visits from community experts, and a field trip!

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 8-12  CONSERVATION CRUSADERS  Code: C1910

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday)  – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 15-19 WILDLIFE GARDENER  Code: C1911

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Become a Certified Wildlife Gardener at Hilltop Gardens! Learn about local wildlife, and grow a habitat garden at Hilltop that provides food, water, and protection for insects, mammals and birds. Students will also make bird feeders, learn about apiculture from a beekeeper, and explore botany, zoology, and conservation in an age-appropriate way. This camp includes hands-on experience gardening, harvesting, exploring nature, and more.

Camp located at Hilltop Gardens.  Caregivers pick up and drop off at Hilltop: 2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 22-26 KITCHENLAB- Grades- 2-3  Code: C1912

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

Back by popular demand, Bloomington Cooking School is partnering with WonderLab for a delicious week of discovery. Each day, campers will walk 1.5 blocks to the Bloomington Cooking School and work alongside professional chefs to put their science to the test in a real Kitchen. Campers will learn about kitchen tools, master safe and proper knife skills, explore measuring and mixing, and taste their homemade creations. Campers will return to WonderLab each afternoon and continue their cooking related scientific experiments.  

Camp held at Bloomington Cooking School – caregivers pick up and drop off at WonderLab: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN; students walk one block to BCS: 115 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN

Camps for Children entering Grades 4-6

JUNE 3-7 JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER CAMP  Code: C1913

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Become a Certified Junior Master Gardener at Hilltop Garden! Plan, plant, and maintain your own small plot of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This camp combines age-appropriate academic learning, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and outdoor fun. The garden plot you establish during camp will be available for you to continue working on and harvesting from throughout the summer! 

Camp located at Hilltop Gardens.  Caregivers pick up and drop off at Hilltop Gardens: 2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 3-7 TV TECH AT WTIU – Grades 4-6  Code: C1914

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

Campers will have a full-day, behind-the-scenes television production experience in the studios of WTIU on the IU Bloomington campus. Morning project-based activities include: camera and lighting technology, storyboarding, walking trips to on-campus media labs, stop-motion animation, and more. In the afternoon, campers will apply their experience to real production sets shadowing the WTIU production team, and sometimes working hand-in-hand during actual tapings. 

Camp held at WTIU Studios on IU Campus – caregivers pick up and drop off at WTIU: 1229 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 10-14 ANIMAL MD  Code: C1915

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

This popular camp returns! Work with real animals as you learn about animal care, animal health, and veterinary science. Campers will examine live specimens, practice animal care techniques, receive insight from a local animal experts, and have a behind-the-scenes tour of WonderLab’s animal facilities. Campers will hone their skills in anatomy, physiology, and biology.

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 17-21 LEAFING THROUGH LITERATURE IN THE GARDEN  Code: C1916

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Cultivate a connection to children’s literature through gardening! Powerful ecology-themed books inspire learning through outdoor activities, creative expression, and open exploration. This camp draws on the award-winning “Literature in the Garden” curriculum and features dozens of hands-on math, science and language-based activities to encourage leadership development, individual responsibility, community involvement, and to build critical thinking skills. Bringing gardens and age-appropriate books together is another great way to grow good kids! 

Camp located at Hilltop Gardens.  Caregivers pick up and drop off at Hilltop: 2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 17-21 MAKER CAMP Code: C1917

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Design and build creative projects that incorporate technology.  Explore making using both digital tools, such as Scratch coding, Dash and Dot robots, and Cubelets coding blocks; and tech-free tools such as hands-on building challenges, binary jewelry, and “programming” a friend to complete a maze. This camp also includes a local field trip, and introduces campers to computer science and design thinking in a fun hands-on way.

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 24-28 STEAM – POWERED ADVENTURES  Code: C1918

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

This camp combines the best of science, technology, engineer, art, and math (STEAM). Campers will experiment with polymers, program a robot, construct unbreakable towers, weave with local wool, and play games you can win with the right mathematical strategy. Each day of camp explores a new theme and features age-appropriate activities, visits from community experts, and a field trip!

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 8-12 CLIMBING CAMP AT HOOSIER HEIGHTS  Code: C1919

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

Camp held at Hoosier Heights Climbing Gym– caregivers pick up and drop off at Hoosier Heights: 1008 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 8-12 EXPEDITION: NATIONAL PARKS  Code: C1920

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

This camp uses one of our nation’s most amazing resources – our National Parks – to explore all kinds of science from volcanoes and geysers to ecology and erosion. Campers will complete conservation challenges, learn about local landforms, and work to earn junior ranger badges. This camp will feature a visit from a former National Park ranger, and broad science exploration in geology, botany, zoology, ecology, archeology, and more.

Camp held at University Elementary School (Monday – Thursday) and WonderLab Museum (Friday) – caregivers pick up and drop off at University Elementary School on Monday – Thursday: 1111 N Russell Rd, Bloomington, IN and WonderLab on Friday only: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 15-19 WILDLIFE GARDENER  Code: C1921

Members: $220/week  Nonmembers:  $240/week

Become a Certified Wildlife Gardener at Hilltop Gardens! Learn about local wildlife, and grow a habitat garden at Hilltop that provides food, water, and protection for insects, mammals and birds. Students will also make bird feeders, learn about apiculture from a beekeeper, and explore botany, zoology, and conservation in an age-appropriate way. This camp includes hands-on experience gardening, harvesting, exploring nature, and more.

Camp located at Hilltop Gardens.  Caregivers pick up and drop off at Hilltop: 2367 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 15-19 KITCHENLAB CAMP  Code: C1922

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

The Bloomington Cooking School and WonderLab are partnering to bring you a week of delicious discovery. Campers will work with professional chefs on ambitious cooking projects. These project support learning about states of matter, volume and measuring, and the scientific method while encouraging collaboration, experimentation, and creativity.  Campers will return to WonderLab each afternoon and continue their cooking related scientific experiments in The Lab. 

Camp held at Wonderlab and the Bloomington Cooking School – caregivers pick up and drop off at WonderLab: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN; students walk one block to BCS: 115 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN

NEW for 2019!

Camps for Children entering Grades 7-8

JUNE 3-7 KITCHENLAB CAMP: MASTER CHEF-  Grades- 7-8  Code: C1923

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

The Bloomington Cooking School and WonderLab are partnering to bring you a week of delicious discovery. Campers will work with professional chefs on ambitious cooking projects. These project support learning about states of matter, volume and measuring, and the scientific method while encouraging collaboration, experimentation, and creativity.  Campers will return to WonderLab each afternoon and continue their cooking related scientific experiments in The Lab.  

Camp held at WonderLab and the Bloomington Cooking School – caregivers pick up and drop off at WonderLab: 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN; students walk one block to BCS: 115 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN

JUNE 10-14 TV TECH AT WTIU – Grades 7-8  Code: C1924

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

Campers will have a full-day, behind-the-scenes television production experience in the studios of WTIU on the IU Bloomington campus. Morning project-based activities include: camera and lighting technology, storyboarding, walking trips to on-campus media labs, stop-motion animation, and more. In the afternoon, campers will apply their experience to real production sets shadowing, and sometimes working hand-in-hand with, the WTIU production team during actual tapings.

Camp held at WTIU Studios on IU Campus – caregivers pick up and drop off at WTIU: 1229 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN

JULY 8-12  CLIMBING CAMP AT HOOSIER HEIGHTS – Grades 7-8 Code: C1919

Members: $260/week  Nonmembers:  $280/week

Camp held at Hoosier Heights Climbing Gym– caregivers pick up and drop off at Hoosier Heights: 1008 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN