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Robots and Rockets

Find out what robots can and cannot do, make a robotic arm, and control a robot. Experiment with propulsion and make different kinds of rockets.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXRAR0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Spy Masters

How to spy with your little eye. Hone your powers of observation and master spycraft. Decrypt secret codes, read signposts, and build alarms and spy equipment to use in your room.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPY0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Video Mashup

Discover video editing and special effects. Combine short video and sound clips to create your own mashup movie, and then use a green screen to add yourself to a story you create. Learn Adobe Elements Premiere video editing software. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNVID0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Wizard School

Explore the science in potions, magic tricks, and other wizarding secrets. Complete challenges to earn house points. Test your skills with feats from each professor. Create a light-up wand that would make Ollivander proud. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
9am-12pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIZ0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

App, Build, Code

Quit playing someone else's boring app and design your own! Build an app using custom graphics and sound that can tap into an Android device's built-in touchscreen, accelerometer, and camera to create a truly interactive experience. Upload an app to the Google Play Store to share with friends.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LNABC0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Drawing + Animation = Movies

Draw your own creations and attach limbs and other moving parts. Bring them to life using HUE stop-motion animation software. Plan and film adventures for your characters with props and backgrounds of your own design. Share your movies online.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Dec 31
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: LXDAM0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Introduction to Carpentry

Head to the workshop and safely start to use carpentry tools such as saws, hammers, and nails. Measure wood and build a wooden toy to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXITC0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Introduction to Chemistry

Enter the exciting world of chemistry! Distill a scent, engineer hot and cold packs, and check out colored fire. Discover the seven signs of a chemical reaction.
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNICH0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Marble Run Engineering

Get rolling! Use your imagination to design a marble run with twists and turns - maybe even defy gravity. Build tracks, raceways, and challenges for your marbles. Experiment with physics and probability. Create, test, and improve your creations throughout the week.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXMRE0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Mini Golf Makers

Design and build a tabletop mini golf hole. Improve your design as you play through your class' course during the week, and putt your way to fun!
Age(s): 9-12
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YNMGM706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Wizard School

Perform science that looks like magic and amaze your friends and family! Create potions that engage all your senses and make objects levitate in midair. Get sorted into a house and earn your magic wand. Note: campers will handle and/or consume food in this course.
Age(s): 6-8
Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
1-4pm
Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0706
Fee: $188, $179 Members

Camp Runestone for Young Wizards (St. Paul Academy)

Join us where fantasy and fact are swirled together to create bewitching tales. Apparate from one adventure to another as you examine the exploits of Harry P. and other famous fictional characters. Make herbal potions. Learn about carnivorous plants and vampire bats. Make your own house elf puppet and fly off with a sure-fire spell for distinguishing between science and magic.
Age(s): 7-10
Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
8am-4pm
St. Paul Academy
Course Code: YDRYW0713
Fee: $367, $349 Members

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