STEM Summer Programs List 2020
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DUE TO COVID-19, THESE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Event TitleOrganizationEvent AddressEvent CityEvent LinkEvent Date(s)Age GroupCostDescription
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Dirt DiggersBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4July 6 - 103-4.5 years$85.00Bring your green thumbs and get ready to dig in the dirt! Visit our classroom garden to germinate seeds, grow your own silly grass man and decorate your own flowerpots too!
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Dinosaurs RockBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4July 13 - 173-4.5 years$85.00How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day!
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Science ExplorersBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4July 13 - 174-5 years$110.00Grab your lab coat and get ready to think like a scientist! Can you grow your own gummy bear? Tackle hands-on science experiments, make predictions, and work on problem solving skills.
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Mix and MakeBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4June 23 - 264 - 5 years$90.00Mix, mash, roll, pat, mold, sculpt, and more! This tactile adventure is for young scientists and artists who like to get their hands a little messy. Mix your own air-dry play dough for building, and discover what sticky slimes can be made from ingredients in your kitchen.
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Bubble FestivalBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4August 4 - 74 - 5 years$90.00Little ones will bubble over with excitement in this soapy science spectacular! We’ll explore surface tension, buoyancy, bubble shapes and sizes, and make bubble art. Clothes for messes are a must!
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Get set for school 123 Math for Me!Bettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4August 3 - 74 - 5 years$110.00This class will focus on all things math! Geometry, measurement, the language of math, and spatial relations. Prepare your preschooler to be math ready for Kindergarten.
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Extreme STEAMBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4August 3 - 76 - 8 years$110.00Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Brush up on your science and problem solving skills before you head back to school. Marshmallow and toothpick geometry, construct catapults, and make gravity art!
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Kitchen ChemistryBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4June 16 - 196 - 8 years$115.00Discover the science behind the cooking! Experiment with pancakes, ice cream, and more!
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Imagination DollhouseBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4July 27- 31 6 - 8 years$110.00Create your very own cardboard dollhouse using all recyclable items! From furniture to wallpaper, get creative and make it your own! There will be a showcase at the end of the week for family and friends to see your creation!
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Enchanted EngineeringBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4June 9 - 127 - 10 years$90.00Use your STEM skills to fix fractured fairy tales. Which simple machines can rescue Rapunzel from her tower? Can you create a wolf-proof house for the Three Little Pigs? Campers will try to solve problems from a new fairy tale every day.
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All About SlimeBettendorf Family Museum2900 Learning Campus DrBettendorfhttps://familymuseum.org/education?filter=4July 14 - 177 - 10 years$90.00Let’s get messy! Learn how to make all kinds of slime with all kinds of ingredients! Use science and chemistry to figure out what makes slime so sticky! Dress to make a mess please!
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STEAM Video LiveBurlington Public Library210 Court StBurlingtonhttps://www.facebook.com/IowaBPL/June 16 & 30 @10am5-10 yearsn/aJoin us on Tuesday Mornings on the Burlington Public Library's Facebook page for a fun STEAM themed activity or experiment you can do at home.
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Summer STEM Anytime NewsletterBurlington Public Library210 Court StBurlingtonhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKRUztQjmmC-OeQ92HhHkRvMNXcu8fD6GRA-LRm6O4SlZP7A/viewformall summer6-12th grade or younger with assistancen/aA collection of videos, experiments, digital breakout rooms and more, from all over the US to provide tweens and teens a launching pad of summer exploration.
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Astronomy: The Oldest & Best ScienceGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. Study the solar system, stars, black holes, constellations, galaxies, and universe. Learn to use a telescope, and crawl into a portable planetarium to learn constellations and the diurnal and annual motion of the sky!
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Brain Science: A Journey Through the LobesGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00In this class we will dive into brain teasers to learn the anatomy of the brain and take a journey through the different segments of the brain. We will look at how the brain allows us to memorize, think, and see things others do not. There will be a lot of hands on activities and games played and you may even come out of the class being able to think just a little bit differently!
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Chemistry CountsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Chemical reactions can be interesting and dramatic. Learn about chemistry including a historical perspective and glimpse into the future of the field. What careers require a working knowledge of chemistry and what do they do on a daily basis? Labs will be done to support the topics studied and students will be challenged to figure out how and why they work!
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Digital DesignGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Digital photography and publication design are combined in this creative class. Utilizing InDesign software, students will be taught photographic, design, editing and publishing concepts, and will also be taught visualization terms, technical applications of design, and digital camera controls.
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DiessectionGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Explore the world of the insides, including animal organs, systems, and the functions of each. Compare preserved specimens to live specimens. This class is for individuals who can handle a hands-on learning environment where you dive into the insides!
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Drone SystemsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Unmanned Aircraft Systems are making big news as one of the fastest growing industries for civil and commercial applications as well as for hobby flyers. This course explores how they function and how they are safely, legally, and benevolently used. You will research drone careers, laws, and models. You will also receive flight training, aerial imaging training, and mission planning with various drone models.
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Engineering Structures with K'NexGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Engineers build the pathways to our future. Simple machines are tools we use every day to make our lives easier. Let’s combine the two with K’Nex and learn how to build structures to accomplish goals and challenges!
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Exploring BiotechnologyGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Ready, set, GLOW! Investigate the amazing world of biotechnology! Using hands-on labs and activities, study DNA, make microorganisms glow, and discover real-world applications of genetically modified organisms. Consider how these organisms should be used, or not used, by humans.
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Field BiologyGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00This course is a unique opportunity to investigate nearby Indian Creek in Cedar Rapids/Marion as field biologists. We will travel from Coe by bus most days to collect a wide variety of data at various locations on Indian Creek. Data collected will include water quality testing, identification of aquatic species, population of aquatic species found, depth of various pools, and levels of siltation. Please dress to be outside and plan to be in knee deep water. Water shoes will be beneficial.
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GeneticsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Explore the basics of human genetics by learning about DNA, inheritance of traits, and discovering genetic diseases. We will use models and hands-on activities to understand concepts. The two weeks will conclude with a culminating project about diseases.
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GIS MappingGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00When you look at space, you see patterns! Investigate a geographic issue and look at current and potential issues/conflicts geography can create based on population, migration, culture (language, religion, ethnicity), political boundaries and development (wealth). This is not about memorization of maps, rather, creating layers of maps to explore the geography of a place.
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Graphic DesignGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00This hands-on class is an opportunity to get creative with Photoshop and Illustrator software. Enhance your visual literacy by learning how to manipulate images and get professional results. Experience 2D and 3D design techniques and get a taste of what the career of a graphic designer is like!
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Introductory AlgebraGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Join us for an introduction to algebra. We will review the order of operations, positive and negative number operations, number properties, inverse operations and transformations. Learn to solve basic equations. Graphing equations will reinforce the algebra-geometry relationship.
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JavaScript GamesGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Learn basic programming using the JavaScript language, then use that to jump into some graphical 2D game programming using the Phaser framework. This is a challenging course, so you probably want a bit of prior programming experience (prior experience could be in any language).
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Kinesiology - The Science of MovementGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6 - 17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00You are moving ALL of the time. How does your body do that? This is the place to find out! Discover the anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology of your body, including bones, bony landmarks and major muscle groups. Be prepared to spend time in and out of the classroom learning and exploring various activities and sports! Let’s get moving!
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Math Competition Problems and PracticeGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00The more you practice, the better you become! In this class you will learn how to solve problems encountered in math contests by using actual problems from past Math COUNTS contests. This is a great way to increase your understanding of mathematics!
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Math PowerGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Math Power...is it in you? Is Math one of your favorite subjects? Have you ever been frustrated because you really wanted to know WHY, not just HOW math works? This course will provide you with an opportunity to test and stretch your mathematical skills and understandings. We will do math competition problems, logic puzzles and riddles and discuss various topics from a wide range of mathematical fields-algebra, topology, number theory, probability, trigonometry and beyond.
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MicroscopyGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kids July 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Using powerful professional grade microscopes, you will experience the thrill of discovering the world of the very tiny. Discover the living things that grow on your food. Observe the microorganisms that are found in lakes, rivers, and ponds. Look at and study your own cells and the cells of other living things.
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Photoshop Imaging and EditingGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Enter the world of computer-enhanced imagery with Photoshop. Using the preferred software of design professionals, you can open amazing possibilities for new ideas to take shape. Learn to enhance, distort, and manipulate images for creative effects and visually stunning results.
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PhysicsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Physics is all around us every day. Find out what makes objects move by learning the secrets of speed, momentum, force and energy. This hands-on course will involve the use of common objects and toys to analyze physics phenomenon. Students will have opportunities to design and build devices to solve given problems.
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Problem Solving Strategies in MathGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00In this class we will identify and practice a variety of problem solving strategies in math. Most of the topics we cover are not in the regular text books. These strategies are great tools for the student in the classroom. This class will provide students with techniques to solve problems instead of just "being stuck".
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Python ProgrammingGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Create a text based game in Python. Python is a great language for starting to learn text-based programming, but it is also a very powerful language. Apply fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, branches, and functions.
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Science Myths: True or Busted?Grant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Have you ever wondered if soda and pop rocks can be mixed, or if your cell phone is dirtier than a toilet seat? How about if the sun can actually cook food? In this class we will participate in various experiments and research to find out if common science myths are true or busted!
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Virtual 3D CreationsGrant Wood AEA College for KidsCoe College, 1220 1st Ave NECedar Rapidshttps://www.gwaea.org/parents/college-kidsJuly 6-17Completed 6th- 8th grade$265.00Design, animate, engineer, and texture your three dimensional creations in this handson, student-centered class. Students will be guiding their own learning using different applications including Blender, Sketch-up, and Tinkercad. This class accepts all different levels of experience since we set our own pace of learning.
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How LEGO became LEGOSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 15 - 19K - 1st grade$125.00Do you wonder where your favorite building block came from? What and when was the first set sold? Enjoy this spin on a traditional LEGO® class! Come ready to build!
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Galaxy CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 29 - July 3K - 1st grade$125.003, 2, 1 blast off to a galaxy far, far away to learn about Earth and the amazing solar system. Discover all things galactic such as comets, planets, shooting stars, rockets and more. Learn about flight, the adventures of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!
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Mini Mad ScientistSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 13 - 17K - 1st grade$125.00Summoning all scientists! Join us in the lab as we experiment with colorful concoctions, messy mixes, and cool chemical reactions. Launch balloon rockets, create slime, brew a batch of bubbles and more during this action-packed week!
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Crackle, Pop, FizzSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 15 - 19K - 1st grade$125.00We’ll experiment with basic kitchen ingredients as we learn about solids, liquids, reactions and more! This science camp is sure to WOW you!
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Programming from ScratchSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 8 - 122nd - 3rd grade$125.00Learn the basics of programming using Scratch, an easy-to-use, building block style coding platform. Students will animate cartoon characters, play music, and tell stories using key constructs of programming like conditional logic, loops, and user input. This camp is ideal for kids new to programming.
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Coding FundamentalsSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 6 - 102nd - 3rd grade$125.00Build your coding, problem-solving, and creativity skills through engaging and hands-on activities! This camp is great for both beginners and students with some coding experience.
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Engineer Your WorldSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 13 - 172nd - 3rd grade$125.00Can you walk on a dozen eggs without breaking them? Can you build a tower that can withstand a real earthquake? Students will learn the answers to these and many other questions through hands-on activities that provide them an opportunity to learn about how engineering has shaped their world.
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Video Game CodersSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 20 - 242nd - 3rd grade$125.00Discover your inner video game coder during this hands-on class. We will utilize MIT’s Scratch program as we learn basic coding skills and combine commands to program our own characters and games!
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Galaxy CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 15 - 192nd - 3rd grade$125.003, 2, 1 blast off to a galaxy far, far away to learn about Earth and the amazing solar system. Discover all things galactic such as comets, planets, shooting stars, rockets and more. Learn about flight, the adventures of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!
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Mind Over MatterSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 22 - 262nd - 3rd grade$125.00What’s the matter? We’ll find out during this hands-on, science-based camp. Experiment with solids, liquids, and gases as you learn more about the various states of matter. Activities will include homemade ice cream, dry ice fun, insta-snow, slime, and more!
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Wacky WaterSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 6 - 102nd - 3rd grade$125.00Ride the wave into this fun class! We’ll explore water in its various forms, compare dry ice and cubes, brew up some bubbles, study surface tension, and more!
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LEGO RoboticsSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 22 - 264th - 5th grade$125.00Design, build, and program LEGO® robots to accomplish challenges such as navigating a maze autonomously, retreiving objects, and using sensors to determine a path or obstacles.
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Myth BustersSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 6 - 104th - 5th grade$125.00What happens when you mix Mentos and Diet Coke? Can a needle float on water? Can you unlock your car in an emergency with a car remote signal through your cell phone? Let’s find out! Discover, experiment, and maybe get wet! Based on the hit TV show, MythBusters, students will use the scientific method to test the validity of modern legends, rumors, and myths.
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Fortnite CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 13 - 174th - 5th grade$125.00Join us for a week of fun and innovation! Engage in a variety of areas – engineering, survival, and community building – all in relation to Fortnite, and without actually picking up a controller. Get in touch with your curiosity and creativity while you explore your interest in this popular game!
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LEGO RoboticsSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJuly 27 - 314th - 5th grade$125.00Design, build, and program LEGO® robots to accomplish challenges such as navigating a maze autonomously, retreiving objects, and using sensors to determine a path or obstacles.
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Slime CampSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 8 - 124th - 5th grade$125.00Ooey-gooey, squelchy, bumpy, lumpy SLIME! Enjoy the ULTIMATE slime experience exploring the science and creativity of creating AND playing with slime.
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Wizard ScienceSummit Schools1010 Regent St NECedar Rapidshttps://mcusercontent.com/f412425359324363657cc5d2b/files/d68683d7-34c9-47e1-b353-be9bba519428/2020_Summit_Summer_Camps.pdfJune 15 - 194th - 5th grade$125.00Cast spells alongside your favorite Harry Potter characters at our very own Hogwarts class! Join the wizarding fun as we perform magical science experiments and create literacy crafts. We will see you on Platform 9 3/4!
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Chemical Reactions: The Basics & the AcidsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13 - 14Ages 10-15$75.00Explore acid and base chemistry using hands-on and interactive activities. Identify different acids/bases, understand their reactions & apply this to the environment. Create your own baking soda and vinegar volcano.
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Crime Scene InvestigationKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 27 - 29Ages 8 - 15$115.00Learn to apply science to examine the surroundings and solve a mystery. Study a crime scene looking for clues, analyzing fingerprints, identifying mysterious substances and using chromatography to narrow your search for the "perp"
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Foundations of MathKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13- 15 or August 10-12Ages 8 - 10$110.00Focus on brushing up on your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. Learn or remember order of operations with fractions and decimals.
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Mental MathKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 27 - 29Ages 10 - 14$115.00Imagine being able to do many calculations in your head without the use of a calculator. This class will teach you how to break down numbers to work with smaller numbers to help your brain be able to process numbers quicker than the speed of light.
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Nanoscience at your FingertipsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 15 - 16Ages 10 -15$75.00Explore the field of nanoscience, a collection of unique chemical properties of materials at nanoscale. Activities will familarize studentd with the nanometer as a unit of measurement and expose them to some of the most cutting edge discoveries in nanotechnology.
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Rocket CampKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13 - 14; July 27 - 28Ages 9 - 15$75.00Learn the fundamentals associated with rocketry while gaining an understanding of the principles of aerodynamic stability, rocket propulsion and recovery.
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Weather LabKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 15 - 18Ages 11 - 15$149.00Learn about energy transfer, the greenhouse effect, weather observations and weather data analysis. Students will work in teams to design and carry out their own weather-based experiment.
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Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video GameKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13 - 16 & August 10 - 13Ages 8 - 15$189.00Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games.
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Sphero RoboticsKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 27 - 30Ages 9 - 15$145.00Fuse together skills like programming physical robotic toys, digital apps and entertainment experiences with this little robotic ball of fun.
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Adventures in HealthcareKirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SWCedar Rapidshttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJune 29 - July 2 Ages 9 - 15$169.00Explore careers in healthcare such as dental, medical, diagnostic and therapeutic services, emergency care, dietary and vision services.
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Advanced Welding Metal CreationsKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13 - 15Ages 11 - 14$115.00You've already learned the basics now let's take your welding skills to the next level. You will learn advanced MIG welding and fabrication techniques and use those skills to take an original project home.
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Crime Scene InvestigationKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 27 - 29Ages 8 - 15$115.00Who done it? In this camp, you'll solve the crime! Learn to apply science to examine the surroundings and solve a mystery. Study a crime scene looking for clues, analyzing fingerprints, identifying mysterious substances, and using chromatography to narrow your search for the "perp".
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Kaboom! Explosion ChemistryKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 20 - 23Ages 8 - 111$149.00Spend a week doing rapid-fire explosion demonstrations and then digging into exactly how and why explosions happen on a molecular level.
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Slime, Ooze and ChemistryKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13-15Ages 8 - 11$125.00We will have the opportunity to make loads of different slimes and learn all about what exactly makes slime so slimey on a molecular level.
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The Code of Life: Genetics 101Kirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 6 - 9 OR August 3 - 6Ages 8 - 13$149.00Learn about how and why life exists the way it does by performing a variety of fascinating demonstrations and taking an in-depth dive into serious biology.
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Welding Metal CreationsKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 13-15Ages 11 - 15$110.00Make sparks fly this summer. Learn to cut and weld steel using an arc welder and wire welder, just like the pros. Take your project home and show your friends and parents. No prior experience is necessary. Just come ready to create and make sparks fly. Projects will vary. Leather shoes, long sleeves, and long pants are required.
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Wonders of the Universe!Kirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kick Aug 10 - 12Ages 8 - 11$115.00Come explore planets, moons, space travel, stars and more through fun-filled activities and exploration in a star dome.
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Code Creators: Game Design & Python Multiplayer AdventuresKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickAugust 3 - 7Ages 12 - 15$199.00Learn JavaScript by coding a Pong game, fish game and Mario-style, side-scrolling game AND learn Python by coding a text adventure, multiplayer space adventure and multiplayer escape dungeon.
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Roblox: Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!Kirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 6 - 9Ages 8 - 15$189.00Discover how to code int he Lua language while playing and designing worlds in Roblox, an online universe where you can create anything you of.
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Under the Hood: Auto Mechanic MastersKirkwood Reg Ctr at UI2301 Oakdale BlvdCoralvillehttps://www.kirkwood.edu/kickJuly 6 - 9Ages 12 - 15$149.00Get under the hood and work on real cars to learn basic safety and simple, common automotive services. Changing a tire or jump-starting a car will be a snap once you're done.
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Grossest Camp EverIowa Children's Museum1451 Coral Ridge AveCoralvillehttps://theicm.org/exhibits-programs/camps/summer-camps/June 8 - 12Completed K - 5th grade$105.00Do you like weird science? Are you a fan of the disgusting? Come spend a week at The Iowa Children’s Museum learning about the science of grossology!
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Curious CookingIowa Children's Museum1451 Coral Ridge AveCoralvillehttps://theicm.org/exhibits-programs/camps/summer-camps/June 15 - 19Ages 4 - 5$105.00Who says you can’t play with your food?! During this hands-on camp, we will introduce kitchen tools, techniques and fun. Kinders will mix, measure and drizzle their way to learning math, art and pre-literacy concepts.
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Spy TrainingIowa Children's Museum1451 Coral Ridge AveCoralvillehttps://theicm.org/exhibits-programs/camps/summer-camps/June 22 - 26Completed K - 5th grade$105.00Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete our spy training challenges. Discover clues and decipher messages to become a certified ICM spy!
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Cardboard CreatorsIowa Children's Museum1451 Coral Ridge AveCoralvillehttps://theicm.org/exhibits-programs/camps/summer-camps/July 6 - 10Completed K - 5th grade$105.00Let’s turn summertime cardBORED kids into Cardboard Creators! Campers will become a city planner in a cardboard city, create a personal avatar, and engineer things that move. We will make animals! We will make catapults! We will make instruments! Our only limit is our imaginations during this creative camp.
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Wondrous Wizarding WorldIowa Children's Museum1451 Coral Ridge AveCoralvillehttps://theicm.org/exhibits-programs/camps/summer-camps/July 27 - 31Completed K - 5th grade$105.00Come join our summer session of The Iowa Children’s Museum school of wizardry. Discover your strengths as you are sorted into a house, learn about the ancient science of astronomy, explore the history of magical beasts, and carefully concoct powerful potions.
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Future TrailblazersIowa Children's Museum1451 Coral Ridge AveCoralvillehttps://theicm.org/exhibits-programs/camps/summer-camps/August 10 - 14Completed K - 5th grade$105.00Have you ever heard the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If so, join us at the Iowa Children’s Museum as we discover all the world has to offer. Explore fun new ways to look into your future!
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Applied MathStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 1 - 5 or June 8 - 12 or June 15 - 19 or June 22 - 26 or June 29 - July 3 or July 6 - 10 or July 13 - 17 or July 20 - 24 or July 27 - 31 or Aug 3 - 7Ages 8 - 17$275.00Encourage kids to LOVE math by experiencing and exploring math in the context of real-world applications. Our tutors, who include University of Iowa math/applied math PhD and undergraduate students, will ensure that students are mastering and advancing through math concepts and skills based on school standards by focusing on student-specific math gaps and advancement goals and supervised student practice. In addition, each session will also apply math to all kinds of fascinating topics including robotics, engineering, music, computer programming, biology.
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Digital Media I - Intro to Graphic Art & DesignStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 1 - 5 or July 13 - 17Ages 9 - 16$275.00Learn the fundamental principles and elementars of design. Be introduced to several types of image manipulation software and learn the basics of 2D and 3D image manipulations. Learn the basics of visual storytelling.
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Digital Media II - Graphic Art & Design for MarketingStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 29 - July 10 Ages 10 - 16$800.00Learn about designing for print, web and other forms of multimedia communication
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Junior RoboticsStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 1 - 5 OR June 8 - 12 or July 13 - 17 or July 20 - 24 or July 27 - 31 or Aug 3 - 7Ages 8 - 11$275.00Ignite your child's passion for robotics and coding with this project-based course that lets them show off their technological creations. Each student will be provided their robotics sets and kits to build multiple motorized robots with sensors. Robotics and programming concepts will be introduced using the graphical coding interphase.
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Programming I - Web/HTML/CSSStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 1 - 12 or June 29 - July 10Ages 10 - 16$800.00Step into the world of computers and learn web programming by completing multiple projects with increasing complexity. Build critical coding knowledge that will serve as the technical base for further programming languages. Start individual Digital Portfolio.
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Programming II - Intro to JavaScriptStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 15 - 26Ages 10 - 16$850.00Students will build more complex Web applications utilizing JavaScript and other Web application development tools required to meet their Design objectives. Projects will include interactive websites and simple game development. More advanced software application design, algorithm development, coding principles and tools will be practiced through individual projects. Understand programming languages at a high level and how JavaScript is used
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Programming III - Intro to Databases/SQLStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009July 13 - 24Ages 10 - 16$900.00Students will design and implement simple databases to achieve programming project goals. Organize, query and use data to achieve specific goals. More advanced coding concepts and algorithms will be covered along with software development life cycles principles of requirements, design, coding, testing and deployment. Introduction to Cloud software Amazon Web Services (AWS) is included.
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Programming Certification Prep & Test - HTMLStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009July 27 - August 7Ages 10 - 16$800.00Extensive review and practice of HTML5 coding concepts, theory and usage in preparation for the HTML5 certification test. Students will need to sign up with and pay testing fees separate from course fees. Following successful completion of the certification – Digital certificates can be added to student digital portfolios.
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Programming Open LabStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 1 - 5 or June 8 - 12 or June 15 - 19 or June 22 - 26 or June 29 - July 3 or July 6 - 10 or July 13 - 17 or July 20 - 24Ages 10 - 16$275.00Programming open labs are specifically designed to provide students projects to continue to develop coding skills and algorithm development.
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Robotics I - Intro to Robot Architecture, Engineering, Build and ProgrammingStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 15 - 26 or June 29 - July 10 Ages 10 - 16$800.00Delve into the world of robots and learn to make them function to accomplish desired results. This class covers multiple plan, design and build projects to gain hands-on beginner’s level understanding of robotics.
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Digital Media I - Intro to Video ProductionStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 8 - 12 or July 20 - 24Ages 9 - 16$275.00Learn the fundamentals of videography and video production basics. Work to explore different roles in video production and be introduced to audio and video recording as well as editing software.
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Digital Media II - Animated StorytellingStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 15 - 26 or July 27 - August 7Ages 10 - 16$800.00Be introduced to character animation tools and techniques using professional Adobe Cloud software. Continue to develop 2D and 3D design skills by incorporating them into new projects. Learn how to integrate different software to create animation assets.
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Open Makers LabStairWay52570 Holiday Rd, Suite 200Coralvillehttps://campscui.active.com/orgs/StairWay5#/selectSessions/2718009June 15 - 19 or June 22 - 26 or June 29 - July 3 or July 6 - 10 or July 13 - 17 or July 20 - 24 or July 27 - 31 or Aug 3 - 78 - 16 years$275.00Makers Labs provide additional time, space and equipment for students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a course to continue to expand on their projects, design and build new projects and refine their Digital Web Portfolios. Students will be provided access to computers, digital media software and equipment, and robotics kits and parts. They can choose to work individually or set up teams and collaborate with others for their projects. In addition, students will have sessions in electronics, circuits, Arduino programming, intro to VR and other special topics depending on the assigned instructor running the lab. Students are encouraged to work independently and practice their technical and core skills. Instructors will provide guidance and mentoring as needed to ensure students meet the objectives they have set for themselves. Projects completed during the Lab can also be be added to each student’s Digital Portfolio.
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Marsh Explorer CampNahant Marsh4220 Wapello AveDavenporthttps://eicc.edu/continuing-education/summercamp/index.aspx#cccJuly 18 or July 167 - 10 years$45.00Campers will be running amuck while exploring the marsh and the creatures that live in and around the water. Be sure to bring your rubber boots!
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Critter CampNahant Marsh4220 Wapello AveDavenporthttps://eicc.edu/continuing-education/summercamp/index.aspx#cccJune 16 or July 285 - 6 years$20.00Connect your child with nature as they learn about insects, reptiles, and other critters. Children will get be fully engaged with activities such as live animal encounters and outdoor exploration.
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Getting Buggy with ItNahant Marsh4220 Wapello AveDavenporthttps://eicc.edu/continuing-education/summercamp/index.aspx#cccAugust 5 - 67 - 12 years$90.00Summer day camp focusing on butterflies, dragonflies, native bees, aquatic insects and more. Through a variety of hands-on, interactive field activities this camp will teach kids how amazing insects are. Campers will gain skills in the field and lab setting and will learn about insect conservation and the vital relationship between humans and insects.
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Nature Adventure CampNahant Marsh4220 Wapello AveDavenporthttps://eicc.edu/continuing-education/summercamp/index.aspx#cccJune 22 - 267 - 10 years$200.00Explore wetlands, woodlands, and prairies with the naturalists at Nahant Marsh. Campers will get hands-on experience learning about wildlife and practicing outdoor skills. This camp offers youth an opportunity to create memories and dig-in to nature.
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Prairies and Fairies CampNahant Marsh4220 Wapello AveDavenporthttps://eicc.edu/continuing-education/summercamp/index.aspx#cccJuly 23Ages 8 - 12$45.00Discover enchanting wild things and wildflowers as we immerse ourselves in the prairie. Campers will create fairy houses, learn about wildflowers, and collect beautiful, winged creatures.