Summer Camps Program

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DISCOVER - Educational Camps

Advanced Robotics: The Ultimate Experience - (Boys & girls entering grades 2–7)

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by Sciensational Workshop for Kids, Inc.

In this workshop you’ll be building and taking home the Jungle Robot, an advanced-level robot. There are many steps in the assembly process, one of which is the gear box. You’ll get to see and learn how different types of gears mesh and are driven by a motor. You’ll connect the motor, battery and microphone to a circuit board, which will program your sound-activated robot. There will be time set aside in this workshop to put your imagination and skills to the test. Working in small groups, you’ll build different robotic creatures and vehicles. They will eventually be tested for speed, strength and endurance. The robots built in this section of the workshop are not taken home. They are taken apart and the parts are reused to build yet another robotic creation. Tires, motors, gears, wires and controllers are used to move these robots across the floor. After making trial runs, you can modify your design to increase your robot’s level of speed and/or strength. Your robotic creations will be tested in activities including Sumo battles, tug-of-war and vehicle distance timings.

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: July 6–July 10
  • Cost: $225

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Animation Workshop - (Boys & girls entering grades 3–5)

Director: Elizabeth Gray, Lower School French, The Bryn Mawr School

Do you love to draw? Are you a storyteller? Have you ever drawn your own cartoons before? Learn how to bring your comic stories into the digital age. We will use iPads to make short animated clips. Bring your creativity to life!

Session Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: June 29–July 3
  • Cost: $275

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Backyard Naturalist - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Director: Brett McMillan, Upper School Science, The Bryn Mawr School

Do you like to watch nature documentaries? You can make your own this summer, and you'll be surprised at how exciting the animals, insects, and plants in your own backyard can be. You will learn to identify birds by sight and song, trees by bark and leaves, animals by their tracks, and bugs by how many legs and wings they have. We will be trapping bugs and using a 'critter cam' to monitor the woods. You will then find out more about how all of these backyard creatures interact with each other. Finally, you will make your own nature film about the creatures you find, as well as a nature journal and leaf collection.

Sessions Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: June 15–June 19
    June 22–June 26
    June 29–July 3
  • Cost: $500

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Creative Engineering Workshop - (Boys & girls entering grades 2–7)

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by Sciensational Workshop for Kids, Inc.

Activities include working with an advanced three- dimensional construction kit that is yours to keep and take home, and designing and building simple or complex models of a vehicle, a robot or buildings. You will also get your own 3-volt geared motor to power up a moveable Radar Surveyor. Learn the many ways you can make your motor run. Hands-on is the only way, so prepare to build from directions—and from your own imagination!

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: July 27–July 31
  • Cost: $225

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¡Hablo Español! - (Boys & girls entering grades K–2) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by Little Scholars

Ever wondered how to say your favorite words in Spanish? Join us on a journey into the basics of the second-most spoken language in the world through an innovative, dual-language, thematic approach with games, stories, songs and art. Children participating in this camp will be exposed to the following Spanish concepts: colors, body parts, numbers, family members and common phrases.

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: July 6–July 10
  • Cost: $225

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Kitchen Chemistry: Hands-on Experiments with Household Products - (Boys & girls entering grades 4–5)

Director: Elizabeth Gray, Lower School French, The Bryn Mawr School

Have you ever marveled at a lava lamp, written a message in invisible ink, or used the sun’s powers to grow crystal spikes? All of these are made possible through chemical reactions. Become a scientist and discover how these and many more amazing reactions work in this hands-on chemistry camp.

Session Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: July 13–July 17
  • Cost: $425

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Mad About Manners - (Boys & girls entering grades 3–7)

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by the International School of Protocol and Carol Haislip

Even at a young age, the skills that are a prerequisite for success can be learned when they are taught in a fun way with a group of peers. Through role plays, crafts and activities, students will learn skills like how to greet an adult, shake hands, introduce people, set the table and behave at the table, speak in front of a group, have a conversation with another person and so much more. This is a great way to reinforce those skills you are teaching at home, but with a different twist that only a non-parent can add!

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: June 15–June 19
  • Cost: $275

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Make it and Take it Home - (Boys & girls entering grades 1–6)

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by Sciensational Workshops for Kids, Inc.

In this exciting, hands-on program, you will discover how amazing science is. You will make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach science concepts in an engaging way. Grow and take home a crystal tree. Make an energy bead bracelet and watch as those amazing beads turn from white to a rainbow of colors before your eyes. Build a working electric motor. Make your own sharpie pen T-shirt and learn some cool chemistry. Make your own bubbling blobs and explore the properties of a density tube. Make silly putty, glowing goo, green flubber and other cool projects. By the way...we will make ice cream in our own amazing, different, Sciensational way!

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: June 22–June 26
  • Cost: $225

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Making and Tinkering - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Director: Adam Barney, Middle School Science, The Bryn Mawr School

Come spend five days immersed in a world where your imagination is your only limitation. We will explore electrical engineering, design, coding and product development. You will learn a suite of microcomputer skills by tinkering with Arduinos, Rasberry Pi, and littleBits. Using your imagination and new skills, you will prototype a household item of their choosing, making it "better and smarter."

Sessions Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: June 22–June 26
    June 29–July 3
  • Cost: $500

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Manners Can Be Fun! - (Boys & girls age 4–grade 2) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by the International School of Protocol and Carol Haislip

This fun, weeklong camp introduces and reinforces all-important skills such as greetings, eye contact, conversation, being a good host and guest, the use of “magic words,” dining behavior and telephone manners, among others.

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: June 22–June 26
  • Cost: $195

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The Method Behind the Music: How Musical Instruments Make Sound - (Boys & girls entering grades PF–2) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Director: Elizabeth Gray, Lower School French, The Bryn Mawr School

Do you start moving to the beat as soon as a song comes on? Do you love to make music? Have you ever wondered how instruments work? Learn how different types of musical instruments produce sound. Then, use what you have learned to make your own musical instruments.

Session Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: July 6–July 10
  • Cost: $275

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Mobile Game Development - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Director: Dave Alexander, Upper School Math, The Bryn Mawr School

In this camp, you will learn to design and code mobile game apps using Stencyl, a game development platform that features a powerful drag-and-drop, block-snapping coding and authoring environment. By the end of the week, you will have successfully designed and developed a game that can be played on either on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Sessions Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: June 15–June 19
    June 22–June 26
    June 29–July 3
  • Cost: $500

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Model Airplanes, Bridge Building & Electronic Gadgets - (Boys & Girls entering grades 2–7) - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Brought to The Bryn Mawr School by Sciensational Workshop for Kids, Inc.

Build your own rubber-powered model airplane. Use your model as a learning tool in aerospace education, or just have fun building a sound airplane that actually flies when assembled! You will also design and build model bridges, then join in our bridge building contest to see which one can hold the most weight. Then, learn simple engineering skills. You will build six electronic projects, including a patrol car siren, burglar alarm and morse code transmitter. Bring a little imagination and get ready to “Fly with Sciensational Workshops!”

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
  • Dates: July 13–July 17
  • Cost: $225

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Science Spectacular - (Boys & Girls entering grades 2–6)

Director: Chris Miskiewicz, Little School Teacher, The Bryn Mawr School

Do you love science? Do you love to take things apart and create something new with the pieces? How would you like to observe the wonders of the universe? Join us this summer as we design and build a cause and effect machine. We will investigate how objects interact and create amazing acts of science with this knowledge. We will also observe the cosmos with a solar telescope and digital media.

Session Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: July 20–July 24
  • Cost: $320

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The Science of the Brain - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Director: Heather Wilson, Upper School Science, The Bryn Mawr School

Remember that blue and black dress? Or was it white and gold? In this course, you are going to investigate the neuroscience behind our senses, and how our brain interprets what we see, what we do, and how we act. We will try other optical illusions, and you might even create your own! You will build and construct models of neurons and eyes, test your own reaction rates, and use microscopes to look at brain tissue. Get ready to learn about the science of the brain!

Sessions Offered

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Dates: June 15–June 19
    June 22–June 26
    June 29–July 3
  • Cost: $500

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Technology-Based Music Video Workshop - (Boys & girls entering grades 3–5)

Director: Elizabeth Gray, Lower School French, The Bryn Mawr School

Do you love technology? Have you ever written your own music? Would you like to star in your own music video? Come learn how to use technology to create your own music. Then, bring your music to life by using video editing software to create your very own music video.

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Dates: July 6–July 10
  • Cost: $200

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Whiz Kid - (Boys & girls entering grades K–2)

Brought to The Byrn Mawr School by Little Scholars

Grab your goggles and lab coat…we are heading on a scientific discovery mission to explore the world of science through everyday objects, experiments and encounters. This camp will enhance the STEM education philosophies taught in your science class with the added excitement of scientific experiments.

Session Offered

  • Time: 1:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: June 29–July 3
  • Cost: $225

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