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Summer Camps

*Fab Lab summer camps are back on IN the lab. Our health and safety guidelines for camps are at the bottom of the page. Please register with confidence knowing all cancelation fees are waived in the event that camps are further modified due to the pandemic.*

2020 CAMP SCHEDULE

Fab Lab summer camps are designed for students, by studentsEach in-person session runs Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Please select camp grade level based on the grade your child is entering in 2020-21 school year.

June 1-5

Coding & Game Design (6-8th)  SOLD OUT!


June 8-12

Brainbenders (6-8th) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

Coding & Game Design (6-8th) ONE spot left!

June 15-19

Robotics (4-5th) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

Coding & Game Design (6-8th)


June 22-26

Robotics (2-3rd) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

Coding & Game Design with Scratch (4-5th) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

June 29-July 3 - NO CAMPS


July 6-10

Engineering (2-3rd) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

Chemistry (4-5th)


July 13-17

Chemistry (2-3rd) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

Engineering (4-5th) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

July 20-24

Robotics (2-3rd)

Digital Design (6-8th) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist


July 27-31

Space Science (2-3rd)

Marine Science (6-8th) SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist


Explorers Camp for 2-3rd grade students

These camps are all about purposeful play. Kids will have a blast playing and discovering new interests through hands on activities plus they'll make fun take home projects using Fab Lab equipment like laser and vinyl cutters.

CHEMISTRY - $200  

Through hands-on experiments, testing chemical reactions, learning lab safety and set-up and participating in chemistry challenges, you’ll be a chem whiz in no time. Come ready to learn and leave prepared for a genuine laboratory chemistry class, with a few take-home lab creations!

ENGINEERING - $200  

Learn the basics of the engineering design process through hands-on activities and use of high-tech lab machines. Your new knowledge will help you solve fun challenges throughout the week and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will help you far beyond summer camp.

ROBOTICS - $200  

Learn the basics of robotics by constructing and using components like hydraulics, scissor lifts and much more. Explore the world of programming by completing challenges using Ozobots and block coding!

SPACE SCIENCE - $200 

Learn about galaxies, spacecrafts and the physics of space through hands-on activities like making astronaut ice cream, solar photography, creating laser-cut solar systems and much more! Get ready to blast off into a world of fun and wonder during this special mission.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Psst... Click on the instructor's photo to read their bio.

Claire Wang
Pragnya Govindu
Rocket Burns

This isn't your traditional science camp... Through innovative (and FUN) activities, challenges and use of high-tech machines, kids will level up their learning and become part of the STEAM Squad!

CHEMISTRY - $200  

Through hands-on experiments, testing chemical reactions, learning lab safety and set-up and participating in chemistry challenges, you’ll be a chem whiz in no time. Come ready to learn and leave prepared for a genuine laboratory chemistry class, with a few take-home lab creations!

ENGINEERING - $200  

Learn the basics of the engineering design process through hands-on activities and use of high-tech lab machines. Your new knowledge will help you solve fun challenges throughout the week and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will help you far beyond summer camp.

ROBOTICS - $200  

Using Lego Mindstorms EV3, you’ll design, build and learn basic coding skills to complete daily challenges. Use the engineering design process, critical thinking skills and logic to have your bot perform a variety of tasks both effectively and efficiently.

CODING & GAME DESIGN WITH SCRATCH - $200

Learn the basics of coding through drag and drop coding program Scratch. You'll make your own games and gain a great foundation to move into more advanced programming languages! No prior coding experience is required to participate, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Psst... Click on the instructor's photo to read their bio.

Selby Klanot
Rocket Burns
Claire Wang
Julia Kourelakos
Nicole Ter Doest

MS Masterclasses will allow preteens and teens to elevate their experience and build skills that will come in handy in high school and beyond. Ready to elevate and become a Level 10 STEAM master?! Let's do it!

BRAINBENDERS - $200  

Enter – if you dare – into a new frontier while exploring the fourth dimension, game theory and much more during Brainbenders mathematics camp! Daily exploratory activities and games, collaborative problem solving and model building using Fab Lab machines will allow you to dive into the world of interactive mathematics and critical thinking.

CODING & GAME DESIGN - $200 

Learn the basics of coding language Python and then utilize your newfound skills to program your very own text-based computer game. Build technical and problem-solving skills while learning the ins and outs of the Python programming environment. No prior Python experience is required to participate, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

DIGITAL DESIGN - $200 

Let's get digital! Become a master of Adobe Illustrator as you explore the limitless world of graphic design through physical applications. Let your artistic talent and creativity run wild as you bring your digital designs to life! No art smock needed.

MARINE SCIENCE - $200  

Come join us as we set sail on a STEAM voyage! We’ll explore the oceans, build our own boats, construct a biosphere in a jar, examine the inner workings of a squid and much more. We'll even dive into what it takes to be a marine biologist!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Psst... Click on the instructor's photo to read their bio.

Michael Gutierrez
Nicole Ter Doest
Claire Wang
Selby Klanot

CAMP POLICIES AND INFORMATION

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Check-in will take place at 8:30am, outside of the main entrance located near the rear of the building. In an effort to reduce crowding, a volunteer will help you check-in your child outside so you do not have to enter the lab.

You are also required to sign your child out when picking them up at 12:30pm. Again, this will be done outside of the building and a volunteer will retrieve your child from the lab. If someone other than you will be picking up your child, please notify Suncoast Science Center (SSC) staff so that person’s name can be added to your account.

 

General Health and Safety

Staff, instructor, volunteer and camper temperatures will be taken every morning at check-in. If any participants’ temperature is above 100.4, you will be required to take your child home.

Professional cleaning of the lab will be increased during the summer. Laptops, lab equipment and other tools used during camp sessions will be sanitized between uses and high traffic areas will be cleaned throughout the camp session using EPA approved cleaning products.

All campers, volunteers and staff will be required to wash their hands upon arrival to the lab. Frequent hand washing sessions throughout the day will help keep campers clean and safe. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the lab for use as well.

Limited camp participants will allow for campers to sit a safe distance apart from each other. Campers should return to their same seat throughout the day. Safe distances will be marked. Each camper will be provided a designated zip lock bag for storing their personal belongings. The bag will help separate each child’s belongings and reduce contact

We have provided additional CDC documents in this packet for your review. Keeping your child safe outside of camp is critical for their participation and reduction of the spread of the virus.

 

Dress Code

Students should wear comfortable, fitted, casual clothing and closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. Gym or tennis shoes – NO SANDALS or FLIP FLOPS. Loose clothing and jewelry are not permitted for safety purposes and long hair must be secured.

Staff, instructors and volunteers will be required to wear face masks. Campers are encouraged to bring and wear their own face mask. In the event a camper does not have a face mask, we will have extras available. If a camper is unable to wear a mask due to breathing troubles, they will not be required to wear a mask.

 

Snacks

To reduce unnecessary contact, please pack a snack for your child to enjoy during the daily designated snack time. Please make sure your child brings a refillable bottle for water which will be available at the lab.

 

Release Forms

Waiver, Release and Authorization forms are mandatory for your child’s participation and must be signed in your account prior to check-in on your child’s first day. If your waiver forms are not signed on the first day of camp, a staff member will ask you to log in to your account to sign the forms during Day 1 check-in.

Cancelations

All cancelation fees are waived in light of COVID-19. If you plan to cancel a session, please do so as soon as possible so we can plan properly and notify families on the waitlist.

 

Student Expectations

For each student to have a positive, safe experience in SSC summer camps, we have established the following expectations.

  1. Walking is our preferred mode of transportation while working in the lab! Please refrain from running.
  2. No food or drink (including candy and gum) is allowed in classroom or machine areas. Snacks you bring will be set aside for snack time.
  3. The Golden Rule… Treat others as you would like to be treated! This means raising your hand to speak, respecting others’ personal space, being considerate and helpful, etc.
  4. Treat our machines and tools respectfully... like they are your own!
  5. We have two camps running simultaneously each week. Please be sure to stay with your group at all times.

 

Three Strikes Policy

To reinforce these rules and encourage an appropriate and safe learning environment, we employ the “Three Strikes and You’re Out” policy in relation to the above expectations.

  • Reminder: A reminder of our expectations will be given to the student.
  • Warning: The student will be removed from camp activities for a short period of time.
  • Action: We will discuss the behavior in question when you pick up your child. This is the student’s first strike.

If the behavior continues, we will contact you by phone during camp hours to discuss. This is the student’s second strike.

If the behavior ceases to stop after the first two strikes, we will contact you to immediately pick up your child from camp. This is the student’s third and final strike.

Questions?

Call us at 941-840-4394 or email info@suncoastscience.org.

Suncoast Science Center
4452 S Beneva Road
Sarasota Florida 34233
info@suncoastscience.org
941-840-4394

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