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Science Exploration Camp

Dates:  July 5-8 and July 11-14, 2022
Registration Deadline: First come, first serve
Cost: $500  
Financial Aid: There are a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships are available to  applicants who are eligible for the Federal free or reduced lunch program.  Please submit a  letter, on letterhead, from an official at the school district   or the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in order to be considered for a scholarship.   This letter must be included with your application.
Eligibility: For students entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade in September 2022
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm on the above dates
Maximum Enrollment: 24 students per grade level



These academic programs will complement the students' science curriculum at school and challenge them to think, research and experiment. Each program will be laboratory- based, but will involve reading, computer searching, writing and group work. Students participating in these programs should be interested in science, inquisitive, and willing to work hard to learn something new! 

Students entering 6th grade will be given opportunities to use their  imagination and creativity while actively engaged in  science and engineering practices.  They will be  guided through a variety of hands-on science  investigations that include designing, constructing,  testing, and modifying ideas.  We will use the  scientific method as we explore the various areas of  science such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

Students entering 7th grade will focus on developing laboratory skills. The students will be guided through several scientific explorations in physics, chemistry, microbiology and ecology. 

Students entering 8th grade will  explore biology, chemistry, biotechnology, and environmental chemistry in the context of case studies of Cholera, Bioremediation, Genetics, and daily interactive demonstrations.   The overarching theme of the camp will highlight homeostasis and the environment. These experiences will introduce and reinforce skills and concepts that will better prepare participants for high school science coursework. .

Students entering 9th grade will concentrate on biology and developing research skills. The students will work in groups to explore botany, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology. These students will develop their problem-solving skills by working through instructions independently. They will develop and test hypotheses and report their conclusions to the group. 


6th grade program instructors:   Alicia Walsh & Merideth McCarthy

7th grade program instructors:   TBD

8th grade program instructors:   Rob Bolen & Kevin Richards

9th grade program instructors: Sue  & Wayne Mennecke





For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail ( 



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