Summer Camp 2020 Registration is open now!

The Science of Fun Summer Camps 2020 



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  • Four spaces remain this school year, enrollment is open now for next school year! 


  • K-3 students (4th -5th graders may apply for a leadership position) 


  • We pick up from all City Schools of Decatur schools quickly and efficiently with our own gorgeous, new vans driven by our professionally-trained staff! 




Summer camp registration is open!  The sessions below are available unless they are noted otherwise, register now.


Did you know our activities are new every summer? Our summer themes stay the same (Daring Designs, Radical Reactions, Maker’s Mania, and new for 2020 “Food Fun”) and each summer they are redesigned with new activities. We do not repeat the prior year’s camp.


Who we are:

The Science of Fun is a highly engaging, STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) camp and afternoon enrichment company near downtown Decatur, Georgia. We encourage curiosity, experimentation, risk-taking and a growth mindset in our elementary-age campers. We believe that campers need hearty outdoor play, solid interpersonal coaching and engaging hands-on STEM activities such as slime, rockets and roller coasters. We believe in the inherent value of young children and truly enjoy their company. We know how to strike just the right balance between structure and fun. 


The Science of Fun is owned by Kris Webb, a former City Schools of Decatur teacher and co-founder of the non-profit Sudbury School of Atlanta. Ms. Webb graduated from Agnes Scott College and holds dual Master's Degrees in Science Education and in Educational Leadership. Our Manager, Bailey Anderson, is a veteran certified teacher with twenty years of experience who lives in Decatur. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood education. Our camps are led by Instructors and Supervisors who are experienced, highly-educated adults! Read more, HERE


What we do:

We have four recurring summer themes with different and distinct activities each summer: Daring Designs, Radical Reactions, Maker’s Mania, and Food Fun. We do not repeat the prior year’s activities. Activities include STEM topics, matter investigations, chemical reactions, physics explorations, engineering challenges, STEAM (STEM + Art) and Tinker Labs. Many projects are taken home by campers. All camps are ideal for ages boys and girls, repeat campers and first-time campers. Activities will be tailored to individual needs in flexible groups. Descriptions of each theme are located under the schedule, below. We know just how to strike the right balance between work and play. Our camps feel like a Science birthday party! 


Returning campers:

Returning families, your camper will be once-again thrilled with the Science of Fun camp. We do not repeat the prior year’s camp.


Locations: NEW! 

We now have two summer camp locations, both in Decatur, Georgia. North Decatur Presbyterian Church 611 Medlock Rd Decatur GA 30033 and Academe of the Oaks 146 New Street Decatur GA 30030


Available sessions, costs, ages:

Please see the table below. Older campers may apply to be a Junior Counselor in Training (ages 10 -11 click here) or Counselor in Training (ages 12+ click here).  


Available 2020 sessions and themes (scroll down for descriptions of themes)

Date

Cost

ages 5-9 

N. Decatur Presbyterian Church near Scott Ace Hardware

ages 5-9 

Academe of the Oaks near Talley Street Elementary

Session 1: June 1-5


$349

Radical Reactions 


90% full, register now


not available

Session 2: June 8-12 


$349

Food Fun  


available, register now


not available

Session 3: June 15-19  


$349

Maker’s Mania 


available, register now


not available

Session 4: June 22-26


$349

Daring Designs 


full, not available


not available

Session 5: June 29-July 3


$349

Radical Reactions  


available, register now


not available

Session 6: July 6-10


$349

Food Fun  


90% full, register now

Daring Designs 


available, register now

Session 7: July 13-17


$349

Maker’s Mania 


available, register now

Radical Reactions  


available, register now

Session 8: July 20-24  


$349

Daring Designs

 

90% full, register now

Food Fun  


available, register now

Session 9: July 27-31


$349

Radical Reactions  


available, register now

Maker’s Mania 


available, register now



Daring Designs 2020

Do you like to make things with your own hands and to push your imagination to its limit? Design incredible things this summer when you construct with thousands of Legos and K’nex, climb inside life-size forts, test marble roller coasters, and defy gravity with huge Jenga sets. Do you love Hex Bugs as much as we do? Build a habitat and take home your very own Hex Bug! 


Maker’s Mania 2020

STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) takes center stage when you design a working flashlight, create a life-size shadow puppet theatre, construct a movable-hinge creature, and use art to program robots! Click here to find out more about Maker culture, Decatur Makers and the Atlanta Maker Faire


Radical Reactions 2020 

Do you love mixing chemicals and making things fly across the room? Who doesn’t? This camp is all about producing chemical chaos and exploring eye-popping physics. Mix chemicals to make a lava lamp, fling a Hex Bug payload using a catapult, power up a mouth rocket, and concoct slime. This week always ends with homemade ice cream! 


Food Fun 2020

This is a camp where you CAN play with your food! Blend homemade butter, mix homemade soda, conduct red cabbage chemistry, assemble gumdrop molecules, construct marshmallow towers, create colorful milk magic, and build electrical circuits from dough. Some labs are edible and some are not, but they all are food fun! Nut-free and gluten-free options will be available; list all food allergies in your registration. 



Additional Information


Hours and extended care:

During extended care, we will play outside and have STEM games, activities and crafts in the room.  


  • Regular camp hours 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

  • Extended care available 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 


Before care cost*
8:00-9:00 a.m. 

$25/week 


After care cost*
3:00-4:00 p.m. $25/week
3:00-5:00 p.m. $50/week
3:00-5:30 p.m. $65/week 

*No partial weeks during the summer


Sibling Discount and Group Discounts:

Click here for details about discounts and promo codes

  • 3+ friends:  $25/week ($5/day) discount for every child!

  • 6+ friends:  $50/week ($10/day) discount for every child! NEW for 2020!


Decatur Teachers: 

Are you a current City Schools of Decatur Teacher or staff member? Awesome- we love you! Click here to see your special CSD benefits.  Email us before registering for a discount code. 


FAQS: 

Answers to many, many questions may be found on our FAQs page


What to bring: 

Please bring lunch, at least 2 snacks, and a leak-resistant water bottle. We are nut-free. Please err on the side of bringing too much food- we keep the kids very active! Please pack all food in a lunchbox or snack bag and place it inside of a book bag, along with their water bottle. Label everything. 


Details for enrolled summer camp families:

Full details for enrolled camp families, click here.  


Cancellations and changes: 

Please be advised: for planning purposes, we strictly adhere to these policies. We do not offer credit/refund/exchange for unused camp or before and aftercare for ANY reason. No transfers. Science of Fun reserves the right to cancel, change, correct, modify and update these policies at any time. 


  • Before June 1: Cancellations and changes must be made at least 30 days prior to the first day of camp ($50/camper per session is non-refundable, $25 per camper administrative fee for each change, changes are subject to availability). Please limit changes to ONE change per camper. Sorry, for our sanity multiple changes are strictly prohibited. 

  • June 1 and after: No changes or cancellations. No exceptions. 


Social/behavioral/learning needs: 

We keep an excellent staff: camper ratio of approximately 1:10. However, this camp is only appropriate for campers who can consistently work in small groups and can follow multi-step directions. This camp is NOT appropriate for situations in which a camper needs a smaller staff: camper ratio than we are realistically able to provide. 


Behavior:

Behavior is rarely a problem as we have experienced supervisors and instructors, engaging activities, great campers, and fun counselors. Any camper who endangers themselves or others, has behavior that is not conducive to the camp environment, or has difficulty following rules will be removed immediately, without additional warnings, without refund/credit/exchange/transfer of ANY fees, and will not be allowed to return to the Science of Fun. Please note: Historically, siblings have more behavior problems than any other campers. Siblings are held to the same high behavior expectations as all other campers; siblings who fight and argue will be removed under these same guidelines and will not be allowed to return to the Science of Fun. 


How do I get on the waitlist for summer camp sessions that are full?

You can add yourself to the waitlist (click here) and we will contact you if we have an opening. 


Accolades:

The Science of Fun was included in Atlanta Magazine’s Innovation Index which recognizes up-and-coming innovators in education. 


What camps do we recommend for older kids? 

Does your camper enjoy helping younger campers and wish to develop their leadership skills?  

Ages 10-11 may apply for a Jr Counselor in Training (Jr CIT) position! Click here.

Ages 12+ may apply for a Counselor in Training (CIT) position! Click here. 


For other camps and classes, try our friends at Start: Code in Decatur. Click here.


Questions? 

Please email us at thescienceoffun@gmail.com


Kris Webb

Owner & Director, Science of Fun STEM Camps

Former Science Teacher and Department Chair for City Schools of Decatur


www.ScienceofFun.com



Price and Dates

Registration Opens
Dec 14, 2019
Registration Closes
Aug 31, 2020
Price
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