Summer Camp 2022 (outdoor camp, Early Bird Registration open!)

 The Science of Fun Summer Camps 2022


We're open!


Price will be calculated based on the camps you select.


We have four recurring summer themes with different activities each summer: Daring Designs, Food Fun, Radical Reactions, and Makers Mania. Campers do not repeat the prior summer’s activities because so many campers return year after year. 


2022 COVID-19 updates, vaccinations:

In addition to our stringent 2021 protocols, our 2022 camps require that all campers and staff are fully vaccinated (and boosted, if applicable) at least two weeks prior to the first day of attendance. The Science of Fun is exceptionally proactive with COVID-19 protocols. In 2021, our camps were outside, distanced, and fully masked. We will continue to layer precautions and err on the side of extreme safety. We will post additional 2022 details under our FAQ as the CDC updates camp guidelines. In the meantime, please refer to our 2021 guidelines here


Who we are:

The Science of Fun is a highly engaging, STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) camp 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 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, Food Fun, Radical Reactions, and Makers Mania. Campers 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 boys and girls, repeat campers and first-time campers. Descriptions of each theme are located under the schedule, below. 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. Campers do not repeat the prior summer’s activities.


Locations:

North Decatur Presbyterian Church 611 Medlock Rd Decatur GA 30033 Near Scott Ace Hardware

Academe of the Oaks 146 New Street Decatur GA 30030 Near Talley Street Elementary


What do we recommend for older kids? 

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

Age   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. 


Available 2022 sessions and themes (scroll down for descriptions of themes) 

$50 per session deposit + $5/camper registration due at registration, balance charged on 5/1/2022.

Date

Cost

Early Bird promo*

N. Decatur Presbyterian Church near Scott Ace Hardware


ages 5-10 

Academe of the Oaks near Talley Street Elementary




ages 5-10 

Session 1: May 31-June 3

       closed May 30

$349

$309

Daring Designs 


not available

Session 2: June 6-10 


$399

$349

Food Fun


Daring Designs 


Session 3: June 13-17  


$399

$349

Radical Reactions


Food Fun


Session 4: June 20-24


$399

$349

Maker’s Mania 

  

Radical Reactions


Session 5: June 27-July 1


$399

$349

Daring Designs 


Maker’s Mania 

  

Session 6: July 5-8

     closed July 4

$349

$309

Food Fun


not available

Session 7: July 11-15


$399

$349

Radical Reactions


Daring Designs 


Session 8: July 18-22  


$399

$349

Maker’s Mania 

  

Food Fun

Session 9: July 25-29


$399

$349

Daring Designs 

Radical Reactions

Session 10: August 1

$99

$89

Summer finale!

not available


*Our Early Bird promotion is for registrations during the months of January and February. Spaces are limited. Families who want to take advantage of the early bird rate but do not know their exact summer schedule yet may register now and choose their camp dates later, by March 1, 2022. This option will be given at registration and additional instructions will be sent via email, for more details about the “choose my date later” option please click here.




The portion of the document below is undergoing revisions for 2022, please check back for final updates! The themes will be the same but the specific activities will be new for 2022. 


Daring Designs 2021

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! 


Food Fun 2021

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. 


Radical Reactions 2021 

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! 


Maker’s Mania 2021

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



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. 

$35/week 


After care cost*
3:00-4:00 p.m. $35/week
3:00-5:00 p.m. $65/week
3:00-5:30 p.m. $80/week 

*No partial weeks during the summer


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!


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. Note: this document is undergoing updates for 2022. 


Payment details, Cancellations and Changes:

At registration, families only pay a non-refundable camp deposit ($50/camper per session) and a $5 non-refundable registration fee, plus any optional extended care. All camp changes ($25 admin fee) and cancellations are due before May 1. On May 1, 2022 the remaining camp tuition and 3.5% credit/debit card processing fee will be charged and all payments become non-refundable. No transfers.  All camps purchased after May 1, 2022 are non-refundable “final sale” camps. See the full details, here.


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 to camper ratio than we are realistically able to provide or who typically requires an aide at school.


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. The 2022 waitlist is not open; we currently have availability for each summer 2022 session.


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
Jan 01, 2022
Registration Closes
Aug 01, 2022
Price
$5.00