The Science Seed

planting a love of science

Menu

Camps

I just wanted to thank you and the team on behalf of [our daughter]. She had a great week and we’re so happy since this was her first camp! She obviously learned a lot in an engaging way and we’re happy to hear everything she told us on the way home. We’re big fans of science and this was a perfect way to show her how fun science is! Thank you again! ” – Stephanie Hull

2022

All camps are in Fairfax County (Register here)

All Camps run from 9am – 4pm

All camps are for 5-8 yr olds.

SPRING BREAK CAMP

April 4-8:   May the Force be with You,  Cub Run Rec Center  (map)

SUMMER CAMP

June 13-17:   Fantastic Fossils, South Run Rec Center (map)

June 21-24: Chemistry in the Kitchen, Hunter Houser  (map)

June 27 – July 1:  May the Force Be With You, Hunter House (map)

July 5-8:   Humans Inside & Out, Sangster ES (map)

July 11 – July 15:   Fantastic Fossils, Lee Rec Center (map)

July 11 – July 15:   May the Force be With You, Westfield HS (map)

July 18-22:  Humans Inside & Out, Audrey Moore Rec Center (map)

August 1-5: Chemistry in the Kitchen, Lee Rec Center  (map)

August 1-5: Humans Inside & Out,  Virginia Run ES (map)

August 8-12:  Fantastic Fossils. Spring Hill Rec Center (map)


CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

  • GEOLOGY/EARTH SCIENCE: Fantastic Fossils & Where they came from!

In this fun camp, kids will explore the world of fossils and geology! Students will erupt their own volcanoes, create and excavate a dino dig, explore real fossils of all kinds, make a cast of a real fossil and more!  The day is rounded out by outdoor recess, story time tied to the day’s science, free reading, exploration, and a daily journal entry.

  • CHEMISTRY: Chemistry in the Kitchen!

In this fun camp, kids will explore chemistry in the kitchen!  For example: What’s the difference in using baking soda or baking powder when making cookies?  How does pan temperature effect how the pancake cooks?  What is the role of yeast in pizza dough?  The day is rounded out by outdoor recess, story time tied to the day’s science, free reading, exploration, and a daily journal entry.

  • BIOLOGY: Humans: Inside & Out

In this fun camp, kids will learn about Humans!  We’ll discuss our origins, our habitats, where our ancestors came from, and we’ll explore our senses, skin, body systems, and organs.  We’ll answer age old questions such as: Why do we have bones?  What creates freckles?  How are we different from plants or birds?  What does the nervous system do?  How do germs get inside the body? The day is rounded out by outdoor recess, story time tied to the day’s science, free reading, exploration, and a daily journal entry.

  • PHYSICS: May the FORCE be with you!

In this fun camp, kids will explore how things move!  Students will build their own boats and airplanes to learn about sinking, floating, flight, and balance.  They’ll also experiment with gravity, magnets, friction, and simple machines! The day is rounded out by outdoor recess, story time tied to the day’s science, free reading, exploration, and a daily journal entry.