Summer camp 2021 OPEN

The Science of Fun Summer Camps 2021 

Registration opens Jan 2 at noon!


If you are a summer 2020 family rescheduling to 2021, please use this link instead. 


We have four recurring summer themes with different activities each summer: Daring Designs, Radical Reactions, Maker’s Mania, and Food Fun. Campers do not repeat the prior summer’s activities so many campers return year after year. Note that all 2020 camp themes and activities were simply forwarded to 2021 so if your camper was looking forward to a particular activity while we were closed due to COVID-19 then they did not miss out! 


COVID-19 changes:

Please note that our 2021 camps will be predominantly outside and fully masked. The camp is only appropriate for campers who are willing to make the following COVID-19 modifications with support from our staff: wear their mask consistently, wash their hands regularly, spend the day outside, and maintain social distancing. 


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 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. 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 HardwareAcademe 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 2021 sessions and themes (scroll down for descriptions of themes) 

$50 per camp deposit + $5 registration processing fee due at registration, balance paid on May 1

Date

Cost

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 4


$399

Radical Reactions 

not available

Session 2: June 7-11 


$399

Food Fun  

Daring Designs 


Session 3: June 14-18  


$399

Maker’s Mania 

Radical Reactions

Session 4: June 21-25


$399

Daring Designs 


Food Fun  

Session 5: June 28-July 2


$399

Radical Reactions  

Maker’s Mania

Session 6: July 5-9


$399

Food Fun  

Daring Designs


Session 7: July 12-16


$399

Maker’s Mania 

Radical Reactions

Session 8: July 19-23  


$399

Daring Designs 

Food Fun  

Session 9: July 26-30


$399

Radical Reactions  

Maker’s Mania 



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! 


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


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! 


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. 



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


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.


Payments, Cancellations, and changes updated for 2021:

At registration, families only pay a non-refundable camp deposit ($50/camper per session) plus a $5 non-refundable registration processing fee. All camp changes ($25 admin fee) and cancellations are due before May 1. On May 1, the remaining camp tuition will be charged and becomes non-refundable. As a small business operating during a pandemic we are unable to issue cash/credit card refunds; refunds are always given in the form of SOF credit. 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: 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. 


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 02, 2021
Registration Closes
Dec 31, 2022
Price
$5.00