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Summer Camp: Grades 7-8 At Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jul 9 - Aug 3, 2012[days & times]
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
    Map | Website
  • AGES 12+
  • COST $90 - $100

The Fleet runs weekly, half-day summer camps this year from June 25 to August 24, 2012. Camps are for Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-4, with additional camps for pre-kindergarten and Grades 5-8 on selected weeks. The camps are designed to be fun, educational, hands-on, and incorporate the Fleet's exhibit galleries.

To further enhance the summer camp experience and as a convenience to you, many Balboa Park institutions – including the Fleet – coordinate their half-day summer camps so kids can spend a full day in the park. Staff members at participating institutions escort children from one camp to another during a supervised lunch hour. This means that a child can be dropped off at a morning camp and picked up from an afternoon camp at a different venue. Parking is limited during summer months so please plan accordingly.

Grades 7-8:

WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN ACTION (Grades 5-8): July 9–13, 2012 from 1p.m. – 4p.m.
Girl power! Join us for an all new “science sampler” just for girls. Each day we’ll explore a new field—biology, chemistry, engineering, and more. You’ll interact with local women scientists, participate in incredible hands-on experiments, and investigate careers in science and engineering.

ROBOTICS GARAGE: July 16 – 20, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Can you design a machine to do your homework? Well, maybe not, but in this challenging class you will work in teams using LEGO Mindstorms™ to construct and program competition-style robots to perform complex tasks. Test your robotics skills with exciting contests throughout the week. Please note: an additional materials fee is required for this class.

eCAMP (Grades 5-8): July 30– Aug. 3, 2012 from 9a.m. – 12p.m.
Calling all technology enthusiasts! Spend your week filming and editing a self-created movie and even composing a digital soundtrack! Wrap up the week by designing and programming your own PicoCricket® robot.

BIOTECH BOOTCAMP: July 30 – Aug. 3, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join scientists from the world-famous Salk Institute in an investigation of bioscience. Throughout the week you’ll have a chance to explore various biotechnology techniques, including DNA extractions, electrophoresis, bacterial transformations, and polymerase chain reactions.

Cost: Members = $90 per child, per camp, Non-members = $100 per child, per camp

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Google Map, (619) 238-1233

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Young guests enjoy learning and creating things - LEDs, b...

Above: Young guests enjoy learning and creating things - LEDs, batteries + fuzzy parts = digital bling. Courtesy of Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.


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