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Summer 2012From the "always clear" skies in our world-class planetarium to the launching pad of a rocket, amazing adventures await boys and girls ages 3 - 14.

Campers will also experience live wildlife encounters, interactive games, and many more hands-on activities during our space and rocketry camps.

Professional, year-round staff heads up the teaching. Children are grouped by age. Summer camps run June - August each year. Program information for the upcoming season can be found here.

Summer 2012

 

 



For information call 440-871-2900.

 

 

Rocket Camp: Advanced
Date: Friday, June 26 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  For children who have completed grades 4 - 12 and our Beginner Rocket Camp or have model building experience Fee: $60/child

Review the aerodynamics of flight and use your skills to build a water rocket and an Estes model rocket. Compete in the “Reach for the Sky” highest flying rocket competition. The winter will receive a complete Estes rocket launch kit.

Campers please bring a packed lunch, snack and water bottle. Those in grades 4 - 5 will build a different rocket than those in grades 6+.

Family members are encouraged to attend the launching at 4 p.m. Bring a camera!



Pre-registration required.

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Rocket Camp: Beginners
Date: Fridays, June 12 OR August 14 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  For children who have completed grades 2 - 12 Fee: $45/child

Find out how and why rockets fly as you construct a real rocket! Learn the basics of the aerodynamics of flight with cool hands-on activities and demos including a test of these principles with your own glider. Build and safely launch your own rocket. 

Those in grades 2 - 3 will build a different rocket than those in grades 4+.

Bring a packed lunch. Family members are encouraged to attend the launching at 3 p.m. Bring a camera!



Pre-registration required.

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Space Camp
Date: Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  For children ages 9 - 12 years and who have completed Grades 3 - 6 Fee: $306/child

This camp is out of this world! Separate starlight with a spectroscope, build a simple telescope, "drive" the new planetarium projector with a game controller, build and launch two different kinds of rockets (water and engine powered) and much more. Each day has a different theme and all will be a blast!



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This camp is being offered in partnership with Tri-C Westshore as part of their Summer STEM Camps. You may also call Tri-C at 866-933-5175 to register instead of online.

Pre-registration is required.




Engineering Mars STEM Camp
Date: Monday - Friday, June 29 - July 3 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  For students ages 12 - 15 who have completed Grades 6 - 9 Fee: $306/child

Are you interested in space exploration? Have you wondered how unmanned space craft and rovers explore other worlds? Are you brave enough to be an engineer? This is the camp for you! Learn about electricity and motors by working with them. Participate in NASA's "Gaining Traction on Mars" challenge by building a rover and testing different wheel designs for traction and stability. Design and test a parachute to land a rover safely on Mars and more.



This camp will meet at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center and at the Tri-C Westshore Physics Lab.

Click here to register

This camp is being offered in partnership with Tri-C Westshore as part of their Summer STEM Camps. You may also call Tri-C at 866-933-5175 to register, instead of registering online.

Pre-registration is required.



Wild, Wild World STEM Camp
Date: Monday - Friday, June 15 - 19 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  For children ages 8-10 years who have completed Grades 2-4 Fee: $306/child
Become a scientist this summer! Get outside and trek down trails that wander through forest and field and even up to Lake Erie, collecting water chemistry data as you go. Get up close with live animals as we discover what makes each one unique and how we use technology and locally captured data to care for them all. Chill out with interactive activities under the stars in our brand new planetarium, and finish the week off with a wet and wild day of water games.







Click here to register

This camp is being offered in partnership with Tri-C Westshore as part of their Summer STEM Camps. You nay also call Tri-C at 866-933-5175 to register instead of registering online.

Pre-registration is required.





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